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Company Information:

Company Name: Pacific-sierra Research Corp.
City: Santa Monica
State: CA
Zip+4: 90405
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,931,445.00 52
SBIR Phase II $10,693,377.00 20

Award List:

CONSIDERATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr. gene e. mcclellan
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
The radiobiological effects from initial and lingering airborne and surface fallout nuclear radiation are key considerations for conus postattact strategic recovery operations planning. in this proposed effort we intend to apply the knowledge gained from the dna interme diate dose program (idp) and… More

IT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED THAT MOST NUCLEAR WARS IMAGINED WOULD CAUSE DECREASED SOLAR ENERGY AT THE GROUND OVER MUCH OF THE WORLD AND THAT THE SMOKE AND DUST CAUSING THE SUNLIGHT ATTENUATION WOULD PERSIST FOR MONTHS TO YEARS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Harold l. brode
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
It has been suggested that most nuclear wars imagined would cause decreased solar energy at the ground over much of the world and that the smoke and dust causing the sunlight attenuation would persist for months to years. the assumptions invoked in reaching such estimated effects are subject to… More

LAUNCHERS DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stuart n rosenwasser
Award Amount: $99,707.00
Abstract:
Rail gun barrels will be required to last for multiple shots without deteriorating performance. the erosion of the conductive rails in currently operating electromagnetic launchers limits both performance and lifetime. in the proposed program, advanced fabrication technology will be utilized to… More

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TWOFOLD, FIRST TO IDENTIFY, AND PRIORITIZE THE POSSIBLE THREAT TO TACTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS IN THE TIME PERIOD 1990-2000, SECOND, TO PROVIDE THE CSEL FACILITY WITH A SOFTWARE SIMULATION OF A PROPOSED "SMART"

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ronald riechers
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this research is twofold, first to identify, and prioritize the possible threat to tactical communication systems in the time period 1990-2000, second, to provide the csel facility with a software simulation of a proposed "smart" communications jamming system. the effectiveness of… More

DEVELOPMENT OF AUTOMATED METHODS OF EXTRACTING POWER LINES FROM DIGITAL SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR ...

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Ernest Carrol
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal involves the development of techniques for automated processing of snythetic aperture radar (sar) imagery. specifically, this task involves finding alternating current (ac) power lines and related structures from high-resolution airborne sar (asar) images. we will identify areas for… More

URBAN DUST FROM NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr Richard D Small
Award Amount: $59,876.00
Abstract:
Fratricide, fallout, and aircraft hazard zones are influenced by nuclear dust clouds. the dust mass lofted from open areas is well estimated; the amount lofted from urban areas is not estimated at all. since many targets are located in urban areas, the additional dust lofted may be substantial. in… More

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR COMMAND AND CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Todd Jamison
Award Amount: $49,872.00
Abstract:
This proposal is a plan for a proof of concept demonstration of an artificial intelligence-based decision aid to integrate planning and analysis of air defense networks on a single workstation. procedures for planning and analyzing an air defense network are time and labor intensive. these… More

MULTISPECTRAL ELECTRO-OPTICAL/INFRARED REAL TIME SENSOR TECHNOLOGY AND RISK IDENTIFICATION STUDY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Charles S Kaufman
Award Amount: $49,912.00

DYNAMIC LASER THREAT ILLUMINATION SYSTEM DESIGN STUDY AND PROOF OF CONCEPT DEMONSTRATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Till Liepmann
Award Amount: $49,938.00

MULTISPECTRAL ELECTRO-OPTICAL/INFRARED REAL TIME SENSOR TECHNOLOGY AND RISK IDENTIFICATION STUDY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Charles S Kaufman
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Psr will identify the various technologies which could be utilized in the design of the multispectral electro-optical/infrared (eo/ir) real-time sensor, and the risks associated with these technologies. this study will identify relevant component technologies that could be used in the development of… More

ROLLING DEFLECTION AND ELEVATION SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Till W Liepmann , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $52,690.00
Abstract:
An innovative, automatic method for rapidly and accurately mapping runway load deflection topography is proposed. this technique features a stationary proprietary elevation reference and roving sensor. the system maps the deflection of the tested surface using a loaded wheel. because the system… More

THE PHYSICS OF WAVE GENERATION FROM BURSTS AT THE UPPER CRITICAL DEPTH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr Harold L Brode , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $60,967.00
Abstract:
Detonation of explosives at the upper critical depth (ucd) can generate water surface waves at great distances that are more than twice those from a deeper detonation. evidence for the ucd phenomenon is entirely empirical. the proposed research will expand on an innovative physical explanation of… More

REFLECTOMETER DESIGN STUDY AND CONCEPT DEMONSTRATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Till Liepmann , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,838.00
Abstract:
Psr will produce a detailed design and small scale brassboard proof of concept hardware version of a field portable, monostatic bidirectional reflectometer (mr). the proposed far-field reflectometer will be broadband (uv to mmw) and achromatic, will allow flexibility in the choice of sources and… More

MULTI-BAND OPTICAL SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM (MBOSS) DETECTOR ARRAY ASSEMBLIES FOR STAND-OFF SURVEILLANCE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Charles S Kaufman , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,964.00
Abstract:
Psr and team member santa barbara focalplane will develop a design for a reconfigurable hgcdte detector array assembly which is compatible with a gfe optical scanner. this new reconfigurable detector array will result in a detector that can provide either an increase in sensitivity or an increase in… More

IMPACT OF SCENE SHADOWS ON TARGET ACQUISITION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael R Snapp , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,940.00

DIGITAL TERRAIN DATABASE RESOLUTION AND ACCURACY ANALYSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kathleen Harkin , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,949.00

DIGITAL TERRAIN DATABASE RESOLUTION AND ACCURACY ANALYSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kathleen Harkin , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $190,300.00
Abstract:
The defense mapping agency (dma) has several existing and prototype digital data products which have differing resolutions and accuracies that can offer increased mission planning, target acquisition and navigation capability. the process of generating digital products with high resolution and… More

IDENTIFICATION FRIEND OR FOE (IFF) SYSTEM FOR GROUND VEHICLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jim Shirley
Award Amount: $53,398.00

DYNAMIC LASER THREAT ILLUMINATION SYSTEM DESIGN STUDY AND PROOF OF CONCEPT DEMONSTRATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Till Liepmann
Award Amount: $595,401.00
Abstract:
Psr will produce a detailed design and small scale brassboard proof of concept hardware version of a dynamic laser threat illumination system (dltis). the proposed dltis will be capable of illuminating full size aircraft with laser radiation at various wavelengths (e.e. 514, 532, 904, 1064 and 10600… More

IMPACT OF SCENE SHADOWS ON TARGET ACQUISITION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael R Snapp , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $492,900.00
Abstract:
Army target acquisition tactical decision aids (tatdas) for visual and near-infrared (ir) systems (which include direct view optics (dvos), image intensifiers (ii), and silicon television (sitv) devices) have no provisions to treat the effects of either solar or lunar shadows cast by targets or… More

IDENTIFICATION FRIEND OR FOE (IFF) SYSTEM FOR GROUND VEHICLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jim Shirley
Award Amount: $198,205.00
Abstract:
Psr services, inc. (psrs), a wholly owned subsidiary of pacific-sierra research corporation (psrc), will conduct a study of the requirements of an identification friend or foe (iff) system for providing identification of friendly ground forces to friendly aircraft and other ground forces. the study… More

Heated Cloud Rise Model

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard D. Small
Award Amount: $47,667.00
Abstract:
SECA, Inc. with the support of MESO, Inc. proposes to develop a Heated Cloud Rise Model needed for accessing environmental issues associated with rocket engine/vehicle testing. A predictive tool to describe the environmental impact of rocket exhaust plumes from nominal launches and ground tests,… More

HWIL Dichroic Target Screet

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: C.j. Swigert
Award Amount: $59,458.00
Abstract:
The problem is to design and develop a multi-spectral screen for HWIL laboratories which is reflective in the infrared (IR) and transmissive in the microwave region. This SBIR proposal describes four new design approaches developed at Pacific-Sierra Research Corporation for such a dichroic screen.… More

Proliferation Import Model

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Anthony Ciervo
Award Amount: $98,269.00
Abstract:
Intelligence analysts must contend with a large volume of complex information on the Third World procurement of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Pacific-Sierra Research Corporation has developed Chemical Weapons and Nuclear Capabilities Acquisition Process models (CWCAP and NCAP, respectively) for… More

An Extreme-Low-Frequency Station for Global Lightning Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kenneth A. Poehls
Award Amount: $62,727.00
Abstract:
We propose a sparse ELF receiver network to continuously monitor the global distribution of intense lightning flashes, and hence, convective storms. Our goal is to provide more accurate location and better sensitivity than is now available. These improvements will be achieved by (1) correcting for… More

Portable Instrument for Characterizing Infrared and EO Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Till W. Liepmann
Award Amount: $77,544.00
Abstract:
PSR proposes a designed feasibility study for a portable instrument to determine the IR characteristics of any EO sensor. The field instrument would be based on PSR's current visible-NIR measurement system, and would provide essential information required for specification verification, data… More

Integrated IR/RF Scene Generation for Closed-Loop Missile Engagement Simulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Swigert
Award Amount: $69,874.00
Abstract:
Two separate design concepts are described for a multispectral hardware-in-the loop (HWIL) missile engagement simulator using a dichroic screen which is reflective in the infrared (IR) region and transmissive in the microwave (or RF) region. Pacific-Sierra Research Corporation (PSR) is currently… More

FLIR TRAINING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ronald S. Bird
Award Amount: $53,335.00
Abstract:
The team of Pacific-Sierra Research Corporation (PSR) and the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) propose four tasks: (1) identify FLIR/NVG training requirements and develop a preliminary training syllabus, (2) select appropriate training techniques based on Task 1 results, (3) identify a… More

F/A-18 Aircraft Canopy Reflections

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Till W. Liepmann
Award Amount: $65,814.00
Abstract:
Reflections of cockpit instruments by the canopy can interfere with pilot's external vision, especially at night. This degradation in vision threatens mission success and crew safety. Pacific-Sierra Research Corporation (PSR) proposes to review and analyze a broad range of techniques which offer the… More

EO/IR Sensor Integration/Fusion for Target Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ronald S. Bird
Award Amount: $96,075.00
Abstract:
PSR proposes to develop, fabricate and deliver one rugged protoytpe identification friend or foe (IFF) system for combat platforms and individual weapons sytem. The system consists of the transceiver/transponder units for shooter/victim, respectively; operating instructions; schematics; parts lists… More

High Speed Low-Power Optical Receiver Fiber-Optically Coupled Laser Beam Forming and Steering Device for Multipurpose Airborne Laser Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Charles S. Kaufman
Award Amount: $66,124.00

Automatic FLIR resolution measurement using fuzzy logic and neural networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gordon O. Moe
Award Amount: $99,799.00

VEHICLE AXLE DETECTOR BASED ON NON-CONTACT DETECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Till W Liepmann Phd , Sr Electro-optical Scientist
Award Amount: $96,777.00

LASER RADAR FOR INSTANTANEOUS FLIGHT CONTROL CORRECTION DURING CARRIER LANDINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Charles S. Kaufman
Award Amount: $90,541.00
Abstract:
PSR will develop the preliminary design for an eye safe laser radar system to assist with carrier landings. This laser radar system will measure local wind conditions, detect wind sheers along the glide slope, and measure deck positions, aspect and motion. This information will be processed and… More

Computer Automated Image/DEM Feature Classification and Extraction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kevin O'rourke
Award Amount: $69,630.00
Abstract:
The significance in providing a solution for rapid map production lies in the cost savings for the entire mapping community, the benefits to resolving environmental problems on a local and global scale, and to assist in resolving problems of a military nature for the purpose of securing peace… More

SIMULATION ENVIRONMENT FOR THE RAPID PROTOTYPING OF ADVANCED AVIONICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Rodney S. Katz
Award Amount: $97,847.00
Abstract:
Pacific-Sierra Research Corporation (PSR) proposes to provide the research necessary to fully characterize the automated system design process. Relevant existing (and future) tools will be identified. Development of needed new capabilities, especially those required for integration/configuration… More

High Speed Low-Power Optical Receiver Fiber-Optically Coupled Laser Beam Forming and Steering Device for Multipurpose Airborne Laser Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Charles S. Kaufman
Award Amount: $661,782.00
Abstract:
PSR purposes to develop a preliminary design for a multi-spectral, large field of regard (FOR), laser beam forming and steering device. This design will evolve from an analytical study that defines the performance and functional requirements, assesses the status of various critical optical and… More

Binary Optics for Electro-Optical Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Till W. Liepmann
Award Amount: $67,526.00
Abstract:
PSR proposes exploratory development research aimed at devising methods which employ binary optics to improve the performance and cost effectiveness of airborne electro-optical sensors, including missile seekers, reconnaissance cameras (visible, mid and far infrared) and guided bomb laser sensors. … More

Automatic FLIR resolution measurement using fuzzy logic and neural networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gordon O. Moe
Award Amount: $596,933.00
Abstract:
Pacific-Sierra Research Corporation (PSR) proposes to utilize fuzzy logic to map Boundary Contour System (BCS)/Feature Contour System (FCS) output signtals to a "can discriminate"/"cannot discriminate" visual cognitive decision model. A set of FLIR images and corresponding human discrimination… More

Data Parallel Programming Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Brian Brode
Award Amount: $98,188.00

Fiber Optic Coupled Infrared Focal Plane Array (FOCIRFPA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Till W. Liepmann
Award Amount: $67,908.00

Simulation of Optical Environmental Effects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard F. Lugomirski
Award Amount: $95,559.00

Simulation of Optical Environmental Effects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard F. Lugomirski
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
PSR proposes to design, develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a novel hardware-in-the-loop technique for simulating the effects of the atmosphere on the performance of Navy optical systems. The simulator will use computer controlled, non-random optical elements that can readily interface in… More

VEHICLE AXLE DETECTOR BASED ON NON-CONTACT DETECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Till W Liepmann Phd , Sr Electro-optical Scientist
Award Amount: $529,087.00
Abstract:
Pacific-sierra research proposes to develop a novel sensor module for counting vehicle axles on roadways. this sensor would not require any modifications to the roadbed, and could be safely setup without impeding traffic even temporarily. the sensor will detect the axles on multiple lane highways… More

Fiber Optic Coupled Infrared Focal Plane Array (FOCIRFPA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Till W. Liepmann
Award Amount: $513,504.00
Abstract:
PSR proposes to design an image relay system for mid-infrared (2 - 4.8 micron) sensors. Novel diffractive faceplates coupled with a coherent fiber optic bundle will allow a mid-infrared (MIR) focal plane array (FPA) sensor to be located 10 meters from the objective lens. The feasibility study will… More

Data Parallel Programming Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Brian Brode
Award Amount: $359,410.00
Abstract:
We propose a comprehensive data parallel programming environment for High Performance Fortran and Data Parallel C. The programming environment will contain program development, compilation, debugging, and performance tool sets. The tools will be integrated to use common user interfaces within the… More

On-Focal Plane Processing Techniques for Infrared Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Charles S. Kaufman
Award Amount: $69,765.00
Abstract:
Pacific-Sierra Research Corporation (PSR) and team member Santa Barbara Focalplane will develop a design for a reconfigurable HgCdTe detector array assembly which is compatible with a current Navy inventory optical scanner. This new detector array will include on-focal plane signal processing that… More

LONGWAVE ELECTROMAGNETIC SENSOR FOR COUNTERPROLIFERATION ACTIVITIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Kenneth A. Poehls
Award Amount: $95,362.00
Abstract:
We propose to design a compact, multiple purpose electromagnetic sensor for monitoring the extremely low frequency (ELF), very low frequency (VLF), and low frequency (LF) spectrum. Our goal is to design a modular, low cost sensor capable of being configured for multiple applications and capable of… More

Computer Aided Engineering for Aero-Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan Shapiro
Award Amount: $99,400.00
Abstract:
PSR proposes to develop a software package for Computer-Aided-Engineering (CAE) of laser installation aboard aircraft. For a selected aircraft installation site, this package will provide a prediction of laser performance as a function of flight conditions, pointing angle, system dynamics… More

Effects of Optical Scattering on Tactical Decision Making

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard F. Lutomirski
Award Amount: $99,805.00
Abstract:
PSR proposes to design and develop an end-to-end validated computer model for simulating the potential performance degradation of a pilot/vehicle operator as a result of increased glare produced by an external low power laser or other source of illumination. The model will cascade modules… More

Oxidation Induction Time Technology for Electric Cable Condition Monitoring and Life-Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. L. Roger Mason Jr. , Nuclear Scientist
Award Amount: $74,939.00

Portable Infrared Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Till W. Liepmann
Award Amount: $59,977.00

Miniature Environmental Air Sampler Using Aerogel for Biological Material Collection and Fluid Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: L. Roger Mason
Award Amount: $98,880.00

HIGH PERFORMANCE CRYOGENIC INJECTORS FOR PULSE DETONATION ROCKET ENGINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ronald S. Bird , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $690,711.00

PREEXISTING CORROSION NUMERICAL MODELING FATIGUE CRACK NUCLEATION STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ronald S. Bird , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $690,711.00

Miniature Environmental Air Sampler Using Aerogel for Biological Material Collection and Fluid Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: L. Roger Mason
Award Amount: $743,134.00
Abstract:
Sensors exist to detect biological warfare agents and to provide an early warning so that precautionary and countermeasures can be implemented if necessary. Current assay technology is capable of detecting quantities of bacteria, viruses, and toxin molecules to levels as low as 10-12g. … More

Portable Infrared Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Till W. Liepmann
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
Pacific-Sierra Research Corporation (PSR) proposes to design a portable instrument to determine the long wave infrared (LWIR) characteristics of any EO sensor. Such an instrument would be valuable in LWIR sensor flightline testing, production checks, and foreign material exploitation. This… More

Automatic Laser Field Test Instrument

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Till W. Liepmann
Award Amount: $99,885.00
Abstract:
PSR proposes to design an automatic laser field test instrument for flight line testing of aircraft-based laser systems. The proposed man portable instrument concept, called the Laser Instrument for Field Testing (LIFT), will automatically characterize pulsed or continuous wave (CW) lasers of all… More

Speed-Accuracy Measures for Distributed Interactive Simulation of Nuclear Weapons Effects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: George Anno
Award Amount: $97,100.00
Abstract:
Using distributed interactive simulation (DIS) to conduct effective training, analyses, or mission support in a tactical nuclear weapons effects (NWE) environment requires realistic computer generated forces (CGF) that are sensitive to such effects. This level of sensitivity requires CGF to apply… More

Submarine-Based System for Detecting Ocean Penetrating Laser Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard F. Lutomirski
Award Amount: $68,993.00
Abstract:
Several countries are developing and marketing ocean-penetrating laser radar systems that can be used for lidar bathymetry, water environmental probing, and/or ASW. In an ASW mode, such sensors could be used for submarine search, detection, localization, and target characterization. … More

Detection of Hidden Substructure Edges and Holes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Arnold Daniels
Award Amount: $99,986.00
Abstract:
Pacific-Sierra Research Corporation (PSR) proposes to develop a robotic alignment system for aircraft assembly using its non-contact thermographic technology. This automated robotic-thermographic positioning system will be capable of accurately locating and monitoring subsurface holes and edges… More

Oxidation Induction Time Technology for Electric Cable Condition Monitoring and Life-Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. L. Roger Mason Jr. , Nuclear Scientist
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
40735 November 13, 1996 Pacific-Sierra Research Corporation Electrical cables used in nuclear power plants are subjected to radiation and thermal stresses which degrade the condition of the insulation material. In-situ non-destructive testing methods… More

Robotic Test Probe

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kourosh Boutorabi
Award Amount: $97,921.00
Abstract:
PSR proposes to design a VXI instrument that enhances capabilities of automatic test equipment (ATE) to prove printed circuit board (PCB) mounted test points (TP) including ultra fine pitch surface mount component leads. The proposed instrument concept called the VXI Imaging and Probing Robot… More

In-Field Composite Damage Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Arnold Daniels
Award Amount: $67,871.00
Abstract:
Pacific-Sierra Research Corporation (PSR) will develop an automated thermographic system capable of conducting nondestructive inspections for assessing damage of in-fleet composite rocket motor cases/airframes. This includes a quantitative evaluation model of defects in metals and composite … More

Automatic Laser Field Test Instrument

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Till W. Liepmann
Award Amount: $744,576.00
Abstract:
PSR proposes to design an automatic laser field test instrument for flight line testing of aircraft-based laser systems. The proposed man portable instrument concept, called the Laser Instrument for Field Testing (LIFT), will automatically characterize pulsed or continuous wave (CW) lasers of all… More

Submarine-Based System for Detecting Ocean Penetrating Laser Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard F. Lutomirski
Award Amount: $588,644.00
Abstract:
Several countries are developing and marketing ocean-penetrating laser radar systems that can be used for lidar bathymetry, water environmental probing, and/or ASW. In an ASW mode, such sensors could be used for submarine search, detection, localization, and target characterization. … More

Speed-Accuracy Measures for Distributed Interactive Simulation of Nuclear Weapons Effects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NGA
Principal Investigator: George Anno
Award Amount: $749,737.00
Abstract:
Using distributed interactive simulation (DIS) to conduct effective training, analyses, or mission support in a tactical nuclear weapons effects (NWE) environment requires realistic computer generated forces (CGF) that are sensitive to such effects. This level of sensitivity requires CGF to apply… More

Three-Dimensional Matrices for Cellular and Multicellular Biointerfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Charles Daitch
Award Amount: $98,981.00
Abstract:
Biological macromolecules are highly efficient at recognizing specific analytes or catalyzing reactions in aqueous biological media; however, their natural liquid environment limits military practicality. Any delineation from the preferred buffered aqueous environment results in partial or total… More

Spectral Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles S. Kaufman
Award Amount: $97,820.00
Abstract:
Pacific-Sierra Research Corp. (PSR) will define and develop the design for a feasible man-portable multispectral imaging video system from a proof-of-concept based on modeling and analysis of various hyperspectral exploitation approaches. This portable unit will utilize a high-sensitivity, visible… More

Range Atmospheric Visibility Monitoring {RAVM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard F. Lutomirski
Award Amount: $99,747.00
Abstract:
The atmosphere can limit the ability to detect or identify objects using visible-infared imaging sensors; when of sufficient serverity, the atmospheric induced degradations may render expensive test data useless. PSR proposes to design,develop, and demonstrate a compact, affordable, and easy to use… More

Remote Sensing Enhancement of Shallow Water Bathymetry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,300.00

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard F Lutomirski
Award Amount: $748,342.00