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Company Information:

Company Name: Sparta, Inc.
City: Laguna Hills
State: CA
Zip+4: 92653
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 $6,945,293.00 120
SBIR Phase II $15,186,454.00 35

Award List:

A NEW METHOD OF LASER BEAM STEERING USING OPTICALLY CONTROLLED VOLUME DIFFRACTION GRATINGS IS PRESENTED.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Philip d. henshaw , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A new method of laser beam steering using optically controlled volume diffraction gratings is presented. this concept has the potential for steering a laser beam over a wide field-of-view in a random access fashion at high speed.a method is investigated for automatically controlling the spacing and… More

THIS PROJECT WILL FIRST SPECIFY AND THEN IMPLEMENT AN EXPERT SYSTEM TO AID IN THE PLANNING OF OPTIMAL MESSAGE ROUTES IN A LARGE (400 NODE), DYNAMIC TACTICAL NETWORK.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. charles a. eldridge
Award Amount: $48,000.00
Abstract:
This project will first specify and then implement an expert system to aid in the planning of optimal message routes in a large (400 node), dynamic tactical network. whereas conventional network optimal routes are based upon delay minimizations, the approach here will be to maximize the probability… More

SPARTA SYSTEMS, INC, PROPOSES A PROGRAM TO DEVELOP AND EVALUATE A METAL MATRIX COMPOSITE (MMC) SUPERALLOY WITH MATERIAL PROPERTIES IN THE 200 DEGREE (F) TEMPERATURE RANGE WHICH ARE SUPERIOR TO EXISTING METALS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John j. glatz
Award Amount: $48,622.00
Abstract:
Sparta systems, inc, proposes a program to develop and evaluate a metal matrix composite (mmc) superalloy with material properties in the 200 degree (f) temperature range which are superior to existing metals. the objecjtives of this study are to develop the material and to evaluate the potential… More

UNDERSTANDING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Douglas l hogan
Award Amount: $48,385.00
Abstract:
The project will first investigate means by which content-addressable memory techniques could be employed in c3i speech recognition. in the second phase, a hardware/software implementation of selected techniques will be constructed. the spectral and temporal characte ristics of speech are registered… More

A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF THE ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS IN USE TODAY HAVE AN OSCILLATOR OR WAVEFORM GENERATOR OF SOME SORT.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. robert c. harper
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A large percentage of the electronic instruments in use today have an oscillator or waveform generator of some sort. an oscillator may be used simply as a source or regularly spaced pulses, a clock, or as the local oscillator in a receiver. no matter how the oscillator is used it must maintain its… More

FABRICATED BY PRECISION CASTING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John glatz
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Sparata systems, inc., proposes a program to develop a low cost precision casting manufacturing approach for appliction to complex structures using a silicon carbide/aluminum (sic/al) metal matrix composite (mmc). the objective of this study is to evaluate the potential advantages, disadvantages and… More

LASER DEFENSE STUDY - THE EFFECT OF ACTIVE U.S. COUNTERMEASURES ON LAYERED LASER DEFENSE SYSTEMS (LLDS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Reynolds
Award Amount: $49,000.00

LASER DEFENSE STUDY - THE EFFECT OF ACTIVE U.S. COUNTERMEASURES ON LAYERED LASER DEFENSE SYSTEMS (LLDS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Reynolds
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The concept of employing directed energy weapons operating at near the speed of light of destroy ballistic missiles offers promise of the ultimate solution for protection against ballistic missile attacks. although the method of kill of directed energy weapons is both novel, fast and long range, the… More

THIS PROJECT WILL INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBLITY AND BENEFITS OF AN EXPERT SYSTEMS APPROACH TO NOISE STRIPPING.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Douglas l hogan
Award Amount: $49,903.00
Abstract:
This project will investigate the feasiblity and benefits of an expert systems approach to noise stripping. in a communication environment that consists of a limited vocabulary and limited information exchange, advantage can be taken of prior knowledge of the environment in order to "guess" at the… More

PROCESSING TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Donald e schumacher
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Direction finding of signals of interest in the presence of co-channelinterfering signals, which may vary in pulse width, modulation technique or be continuous wave (cw), requires an optimized receiver and signal processing system. the increasing density of threat emitters coupled with the… More

ATTENUATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr harry b dyner
Award Amount: $62,974.00
Abstract:
Advanced reentry vehicles are being proposed that use on-board electromagnetic systems for accuracy improvement (terminal homing and terrain sensors) and ecm application. the performance of these systems is degraded by the effects of non-uniform antenna window ablation and the boundary layer and… More

PENETRATION AIDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr f p gibson
Award Amount: $49,897.00
Abstract:
The advent of directed energy weapon (dews) has generated new possibilities for high technology warfare. these new weapon concepts, ranging from high energy laers to neutral particle beams, will, undoubtedly have a major impact on the shape of future strategic missile offense and defense. while dews… More

IN THIS PROPOSAL A CONCEPT, INMASS, IS DESCRIBED AS A MEANS TO INCREASE THE SURVIVABILITY OF TACTICAL AIRCRAFT PERFORMING AIR-TOGROUND MISSIONS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Herschel r melton
Award Amount: $49,971.00
Abstract:
In this proposal a concept, inmass, is described as a means to increase the survivability of tactical aircraft performing air-toground missions. inmass employs a short-range, covert data link to tightly net a formation of tactical aircraft allowing the formations to fly and fight as a single unit.… More

GUIDANCE LAWS THAT OPTIMALLY UTILIZE THE ENERGY AVAILABLE FROM DISTURBANCES TO AID THE GUIDANCE MAY MINIMIZE THE WEIGHT AND VOLUME OF THE GUIDANCE SYSTEM WHILE PROVIDING ACCURATE TERMINAL HOMING.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles m bishop
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Guidance laws that optimally utilize the energy available from disturbances to aid the guidance may minimize the weight and volume of the guidance system while providing accurate terminal homing. classical guidance laws, including proportional navigation guidance (png) provide accuracy but do not… More

EFFECTS OF NOISE ON DISCRIMINATION OF DECOYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul J Rohde
Award Amount: $50,000.00

COMPOSITE EROSION TEST AND MODEL DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Lowell D Mcmillen
Award Amount: $75,433.00

AGILE LASER IMAGER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Philip D Henshaw
Award Amount: $70,000.00

LASER DAMAGE TO REENTRY VEHICLE ANTENNA WINDOWS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Harvey M Berkowitz
Award Amount: $75,229.00

FLEXIBLE OVERLAYS FOR INFLATABLE DECOYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Harvey M Berkowitz
Award Amount: $79,836.00

FLEXIBLE OVERLAYS FOR INFLATABLE DECOYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Harvey M Berkowitz
Award Amount: $749,000.00
Abstract:
Sparta, inc. herein proposes a sbir phase i program that will analytically establish the technical merit and feasibility of develop-ment of flexible overlay concepts for use in marv-compatible inflatable decoys. the proposed effort will (1) identify and analytically quantify the material properties… More

LASER DAMAGE TO REENTRY VEHICLE ANTENNA WINDOWS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Harvey M Berkowitz
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Sparta, inc. proposes an analytical and experimental study to determine the vulnerability and hardness (v&h) of typical rv antenna windows and components to laser exposure, and to identify hardening techniques if needed. phase i will (1) establish the data base existing for v&h analyses and identify… More

COMPOSITE EROSION TEST AND MODEL DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Lowell D Mcmillen
Award Amount: $861,000.00
Abstract:
A study is proposed to develop a first-order model for assessing coupled ablation/erosion response of composite materials used for nosetips and heatshields on various vehicles. this model will be developed from available erosion data and selected single impact erosion data obtained on virgin and… More

EFFECTS OF NOISE ON DISCRIMINATION OF DECOYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul J Rohde
Award Amount: $122,000.00
Abstract:
The concept of employing reentry decoys in order to confuse the defense and increase the probability of rv penetration is an attractive offensive option. the success of a resource limited defense against this offense tactic rests heavily on its capability to perform the decoy/rv discrimination… More

SEEKER BORESIGHT ERRORS CAUSED BY RADOME REFRACTION ARE OF CONCERN IN RADAR GUIDED MISSILES BECAUSE THEY PRODUCE UNWANTED FEEDBACKS IN THE HOMING SYSTEM AND COULD LEAD TO PERFORMANCE DEGRADATION OR EVEN INSTABILITY.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: B k bhagavan
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Seeker boresight errors caused by radome refraction are of concern in radar guided missiles because they produce unwanted feedbacks in the homing system and could lead to performance degradation or even instability. currently used compensation techniques - radome tailoring and error mapping - are… More

THE RESEARCH EFFORT FOR THIS PROJECT IS DIVIDED INTO TWO PHASES.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Reed d copsey
Award Amount: $59,494.00
Abstract:
The research effort for this project is divided into two phases. the first phase involves the study of existing hardware and software, in which sparta's extensive experience in warhed design, continum mechanics programs, and cad-cam will be used to determine suitable features for incorporation into… More

AIRFIELDS DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: W a grenard
Award Amount: $49,760.00
Abstract:
A study is proposed to select a workable method for quickly assessing damage to expeditionary airfields, so that they can be repaired with the minimum amount of resources in as short a time as possible. runways can be either paved or made of aluminum matting. since enemy troops, or toxic agents can… More

RADIATION INDUCED THERMOMECHANICAL RESPONSE DAMAGE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr harvey m berkowitz
Award Amount: $74,995.00
Abstract:
This phase i sbir effort will establish the feasibility of using structural analyses and good structural design principles to harden electronics components (e.g., chips or chip packages) against thermomechanical response damage induced by energy depositions from neutral particle beam (npb) directed… More

A PRIMARY PURPOSE OF DATA COMMUNICATION NETWORKS IS TO ALLOW FOR COMPUTER RESOURCE SHARING.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert h stine
Award Amount: $49,999.00
Abstract:
A primary purpose of data communication networks is to allow for computer resource sharing. data base management systems (dbmss) are valuable computer resources, yet even among networked hosts, it is currently applications solve this problem on an ad hoc basis. idbas, an internet data base access… More

RAILGUNS ARE OF CONSIDERABLE INTEREST FOR ARTILLERY, ANTI-ARMOR AND AIR DEFENSE APPLICATIONS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stuart n rosenwasser
Award Amount: $49,348.00
Abstract:
Railguns are of considerable interest for artillery, anti-armor and air defense applications. the successful development of railguns will depend, in part, on understanding the behavior of the plasma armature that propels the projectile, and the interaction of the armature with the bore materials.… More

SPARTA, INC.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary wonacott
Award Amount: $49,903.00
Abstract:
Sparta, inc. proposes a program to assess the feasibility of fabricating thermally compatible rivet and threaded fasteners using high temperature (ht) aluminum alloys (al-fe) for application with 350 to 650 deg f aircraft structural components. the objective of phase i will be to produce fasteners… More

DEPRESSED TRAJECTORY ICBMS HAVE SUBSTANTIALLY DIFFERENT TIMELINES AND CHARACTERISTICS THAN MINIMUM ENERGY TRAJECTORIES.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dan o turner
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Depressed trajectory icbms have substantially different timelines and characteristics than minimum energy trajectories. while it is true that hard targets are not easily attacked with depressed trajectories due to cep degradation, an increasing awareness in the strategic community of the increased… More

IN THIS PROPOSAL, A GENERAL METHODOLOGY WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR THE ANALYSIS OF THE DYNAMICS AND STABILITY OF HYPERVELOCITY FLIGHT VEHICLES.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Herman a rediess
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, a general methodology will be developed for the analysis of the dynamics and stability of hypervelocity flight vehicles. a systematic approach to the analysis and design of control systems for these vehicles will be developed. the approach to be used is the generalized multiple… More

A COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM THAT IS PROPOSED THAT ALLOWS AN OPERATIONAL USER TO DIRECTLY ASCERTAIN THE USEFULNESS OF THE SYSTEM, IN TERMS OF SPECIFIED REQUIREMENTS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Douglas l hogan
Award Amount: $49,918.00
Abstract:
A communications system that is proposed that allows an operational user to directly ascertain the usefulness of the system, in terms of specified requirements. the method has several advantages over previous test methods, including ease and cost of administration and ease of result analysis. it… More

THE ANTICIPATED INTRODUCTION OF DIRECTED ENERGY (DE) WEAPONSINTO SOVIET TACTICAL COMBAT FORCES POSES A SERIOUS THREAT TOTHE ABILITY OF THE MARINE CORPS TO PERFORM ITS MISSION.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,669.00
Abstract:
The anticipated introduction of directed energy (de) weaponsinto soviet tactical combat forces poses a serious threat tothe ability of the marine corps to perform its mission. appropriate counter measures (cms) must be identified, developed, and deployed in order to counteract this threat. this… More

LANDING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A simple millimeter wave single gunn oscillator doppler radar sensor is proposed to accurately measure the aircraft takeoff and landing velocity vector. doppler measurement accuracy of less than 100 hz can easily be achieved in the 60 ghz to 94 ghz carrier frequency region.

EXISTING MANUAL MODE OF MANUFACTURING PLANNING IS NOW BEING RECOGNIZED AS A CRITICAL LINK IN OUR MANUFACTURING SECTOR'S DRIVE FOR TOTAL QUALITY-INTEGRATED-PRODUCTIVITY ATTAINMENT THROUGH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF "PAPERLESS" FACTORY OPERATIONS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William a grenard
Award Amount: $49,954.00
Abstract:
Existing manual mode of manufacturing planning is now being recognized as a critical link in our manufacturing sector's drive for total quality-integrated-productivity attainment through the implementation of "paperless" factory operations. there is a pressing need to capture knowledge base of… More

INCORPORATING KINETIC ENERGY IMPACT HARDNESS IN METALLATED CARBON LASER SHIELD MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Joel M. Zuieback
Award Amount: $99,563.00

STRUCTURAL JOINING METHODS FOR DISSIMILAR METAL AIR FRAMES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John J Glatz
Award Amount: $49,823.00

JOINING OF THERMALLY MIS-MATCHED COMPONENTS FOR HIGH VELOCITY MISSILES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gary Wonacott
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DUAL BETA JAMMERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Lowell D Mcmillen
Award Amount: $72,793.00

HIGH PERFORMANCE ACTIVELY COOLED RAILS DEVELOPMENT FOR RAPID FIRE ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCHERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Stuart N. Rosenwasser
Award Amount: $84,818.00

AGILE LASER IMAGER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Philip D Henshaw
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
Active optical imaging sensors have been considered for strategic defense missions, including tracking, discrimination, and aimpoint selection. in each of these system concepts, four outstanding problems have been present. these are: the extremely large optics size required, the angular agility… More

DUAL BETA JAMMERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Lowell D Mcmillen
Award Amount: $317,000.00
Abstract:
A study is proposed to develop conceptual designs of small jammer configurations which provide dual beta characteristics based on aerodynamics. these dual beta jammers are designed to be deployed over radar sites at a medium to high beta and then achieve a low beta to enhance residence time within… More

STRUCTURAL JOINING METHODS FOR DISSIMILAR METAL AIR FRAMES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John J Glatz
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
Sparta, inc. proposes a program to develop an application of an innovative, low temperature, solid-state bonding technique to produce defect free joints with a minimum amout of gross deformation, thermal distortion, residual stresses or loss of strength in the materials to be joined. the objective… More

HIGH PERFORMANCE ACTIVELY COOLED RAILS DEVELOPMENT FOR RAPID FIRE ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCHERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Stuart N. Rosenwasser
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
The efficient intershot cooling of the conductive rails in rapid-fire railguns is essential to their performance and survivability as elements in a ballistic missile defense system. preliminary analysis indicates that a combination of advanced active cooling and unique materials technology will be… More

QUICK-DISCONNECT COOLANT HOSE CLAMP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael l lopez
Award Amount: $58,272.00
Abstract:
A broad selection of standard and custom clamping devices have been designed and manufactured to solve the needs of the aircraft, applicance, automotive, farm implement, and marine industries. although existing hose clamps incorporate many desirable features consistent with cooling system… More

TUNED TACTICAL ROCKET MOTOR CASES FOR INSENSITIVE MUNITIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joel m zuieback
Award Amount: $49,776.00
Abstract:
Propellant technology has evolved to produce more energetic propellants for navy tactical missiles. the impetus for this evolution is fleet defense where there is a pay-off for higher thrust/ weight rocket motors which will result in more range and/or less time-to-target. however there is an… More

LABNET OPERATING SYSTEM AND HOST WORKSTATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Carl f muckenhirn
Award Amount: $49,999.00
Abstract:
Most computing and research laboratories are now installing, or have installed, data communications networks to allow easy data sharing and access to assorted computing facilities, e.g., a vax or cray may be accessed from a programmer workstation. this method of resource sharing allows for only… More

CLOSED LOOP VISION GUIDED ROBOT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Daniel wyschogrod
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Phase i will address issues in high-accuracy, closed-loop vision guided robot motion. it is proposed to use image features which change with the position of a robot mounted camera. the values of these features combined with knowledge of the feature jacobian in robot co-ordinates will be used to… More

SHOCK ABSORBER FILLER MATERIALS FOR METAL/CERAMIC/METAL COMPOSITE ARMOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr h m berkowitz
Award Amount: $49,962.00
Abstract:
Metal ceramic composites are currently used for armor applications. many current armor applications consist of tiles of ceramic material supported on a metal or composite substructure. in some applications,a metal structure is also used in front of the ceramic tile array, making a ceramic sandwich.… More

LARGE 3-D ARCHITECTURE FOR PARALLEL PROCESSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Burton s chambers iii
Award Amount: $49,584.00
Abstract:
There exists a need for analysis of nuclear-weapon environments and their effects on military systems. improvements in performance of computational tools are needed. herein in presented an innovative idea for producing such an improvement; it will take advantage of parallel processors. the… More

CRITICAL STRAIN ENERGY DENSITY AS A FRACTURE MECHANICS CRITERION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr k j cheverton
Award Amount: $53,002.00
Abstract:
Sparta, inc. proposes a program to evaluate the critical strain energy density (csed) as a fracture criterion. the objectives of the phase i program are to perform a preliminary test and analysis program to determine if a comprehensive test program to investigate csed has merit and then, assuming… More

PORTABLE HIGH EXPLOSIVES PRESSURE TRANSDUCER CALIBRATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr irving b osofsky
Award Amount: $96,196.00
Abstract:
Sparta, inc. proposes a program to design, fabricate and evaluate a portable pulse generating device that is capable of generating pressure pulses up to 200 psi with rise times of less than 25 microseconds, with an accuracy of one percent or less. the pressure pulse generator will be portable and… More

VARIABLE STABILITY CONTROL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN FOR ICBM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Rudrapatna v ramnath
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A general methodology is proposed for the analysis and synthesis of advanced control systems for icbm. the effect of variable flight conditions on the stability and response of such flight vehicles is discussed. in particular, possibilities of counterintuitive behavior sometimes exhibited by such… More

DETERMINATION OF COUNTERMEASURES TO BISTATIC RADAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William a grenard
Award Amount: $49,868.00
Abstract:
A study is proposed to determine countermeasure to bistatic radar systems. bistatic systems offer potential advantages for surveillance, especially as aircraft and missiles are developed with reduced radar signatures. these advantages are enhanced radar cross section over a limited range of bistatic… More

TARGET DAMAGE ASSESSMENT BY BALLISTICALLY DELIVERED SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Carl t case
Award Amount: $49,999.00
Abstract:
This proposal presents an innovative approach to nuclear damage assessment. a sensor system delivered either with an rv or in the same time as an rv observes damage sustained as a result of nuclear exchange. the total damage assessment system is divided into the principal subsystems (delivery, g&c,… More

LONG-TERM OXIDATION PROTECTION OF CARBON-CARBON FLIGHT STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Robert M Washburn
Award Amount: $83,233.00

ANTI-SIMULATION DEVICES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Daniel T Nowlan
Award Amount: $79,961.00

OPTIMAL AIRFRAME (HEATSHIELD AND SUBSTRUCTURE) DESIGN FOR A SMALLER BALLISTIC REENTRY VEHICLE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr H M Berkowitz
Award Amount: $74,988.00

INTEGRATED AIRCRAFT SURVIVABILITY EQUIPMENT EFFECTIVELY MODEL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Oliver Cathey
Award Amount: $67,586.00

FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A TRANSPUTER BASED FINITE ELEMENT SOLVER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ADVANCED BASING SYSTEM CONCEPT DEFINITION ASSESSMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Rober Riss
Award Amount: $49,999.00

HIGH DAMPING GRAPHITE FIBER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: George A Lesieutre
Award Amount: $49,999.00

JOINING OF THERMALLY MIS-MATCHED COMPONENTS FOR HIGH VELOCITY MISSILES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gary Wonacott
Award Amount: $261,000.00
Abstract:
Thermal mis-match between ceramic components and superalloys primary structure in fleet defense mach 4 to 8 tactical missiles is a critical design problem. tailoring the thermal expansion of a structure interfacing between the ceramic and superalloy is theoretically possible using mmc. during the… More

FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A TRANSPUTER BASED FINITE ELEMENT SOLVER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $494,000.00
Abstract:
The introduction of transputer technology into the computational community presents new opportunities in numerical analysis. applications of this technology to finite element analysis need to be identified and developed. this phase i study will define the requirements necessary to create a… More

INCORPORATING KINETIC ENERGY IMPACT HARDNESS IN METALLATED CARBON LASER SHIELD MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Joel M. Zuieback
Award Amount: $532,000.00
Abstract:
Metallated carbon composites (mcc) are carbon or graphite structural materials loaded with refractory metals. this class of materials is being considered as high intensity laser irradiation shield materials due to their low absorptivity, high heat of ablation and long relative burn through time. as… More

ANEW APPROACH TO MEMBRANE MIRROR STABILIZATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr r v ramnath
Award Amount: $49,999.00
Abstract:
The problem of instability in membrane mirrors used in wavefront correctors and their stabilization by active control is proposed. such systems display an instability in the transverse vibration, which leads to unacceptable errors in optics and an inability to increase the number of mirror actuators… More

THE DEVELOPMENT OF BERYLLIDE INTERMETALLIC MATERIALS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE NAVY MISSILE SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stuart n rosenwasser
Award Amount: $49,995.00
Abstract:
Beryllide intermetallic compounds offer the potential to achieve exceptional specific mechanical properties in the 1000 to 1500 c temperature range. the objective of this program is to perform the necessary systems applications analyses and materials and processes evaluations to assess the… More

LANGUAGE INDEPENDENT SOFTWARE ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Walter j erndt
Award Amount: $49,978.00
Abstract:
Often, the style and substance of a software development effort is tied to the programming language used to implement the target system. moreover, the growing popularity of programming languages rooted in a variety of differing software engineering principles such ada, lisp and smaltalk has… More

AN ACTIVE OPTICAL SENSOR FOR ADVANCED MINE AND BARRIER SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Robert dillon
Award Amount: $60,473.00
Abstract:
This proposal presents a plan for developing a low-cost, simple active optical detonation sensor for advanced mine and barrier systems. dubbed the active ranging, tracking and signature sensor (arts), the proposed system is capable of determining the range, vector velocity, and geometric profile of… More

INSENSITIVE MUNITIONS PROTECTIVE CONTAINERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joel m zuieback
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Technology has evolved to produce high performance navy munitions. such munitions contain more energetic propellants and warheats (referred to herein as explosives) for maximum effectiveness. the impetus for this development is fleet defense where there is a payoff for higher thrust/weight rocket… More

THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF EXCESS HEATING IN ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John glatz
Award Amount: $49,986.00
Abstract:
Sparta, inc. proposes a program to assess the feasibility and implications of usage of ultra-high thermal conductivity of pitch fibers in the dissipation of very high heat loads being developed in the electronic omponents of navy weapons, ship and submarine systems. there are three innovative… More

COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR MANIKIN SKELETAL COMPONENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Moreno White
Award Amount: $75,000.00

CONFINED PLASMA ARMATURE DESIGN FOR IMPROVED RAILGUN PERFORMANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: S N Rosenwasser
Award Amount: $84,057.00

THRUST VECTOR CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr Irving B Osofsky
Award Amount: $49,985.00

HIGH DAMPING GRAPHITE FIBER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: George A Lesieutre
Award Amount: $498,000.00
Abstract:
An order of magnitude increase in passive structural damping is neededto guarantee the operational robustness of retargeting strategic defense spacecraft. for continuously-joined precision structures operating in the vacuum of space, material damping will be the dominant source of structural… More

THRUST VECTOR CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr Irving B Osofsky
Award Amount: $495,204.00
Abstract:
Sparta, inc. proposes a program to study, design and evaluate a method of obtaining thrust vector control (tvc) in a solid propellant space booster rocket motor utilizing the controlled insertion and withdrawal of probes into various stations of the supersonic portion of the thrust rocket nozzle.… More

INTEGRATED AIRCRAFT SURVIVABILITY EQUIPMENT EFFECTIVELY MODEL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Oliver Cathey
Award Amount: $460,149.00
Abstract:
Sparta proposes to demonstrate the applicability of its adem simulation of ase evaluation. adem contains high fidelity models of aircraft, threats, and ase systems. it is a many-on-many simulation which has been used in a number of ase development programs. in adem,aircraft dynamically react to… More

LONG-TERM OXIDATION PROTECTION OF CARBON-CARBON FLIGHT STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Robert M Washburn
Award Amount: $246,124.00
Abstract:
High-strength carbon-carbon composites are candidate structural materials for the national aero-space plan (nasp) if long-term oxidation protection can be developed. the sparta concept for oxidation protection coatings for long-term use in an ultrahigh temperature flight environment involves a… More

ADVANCED BASING SYSTEM CONCEPT DEFINITION ASSESSMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Rober Riss
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
In order to assess performance characteristics and concept definition of various land-basing modes for icbms the system effectiveness, survivability, and operational effectiveness must be determined. this project involves the development of an interactive computer package (using some existing code)… More

OPTIMAL AIRFRAME (HEATSHIELD AND SUBSTRUCTURE) DESIGN FOR A SMALLER BALLISTIC REENTRY VEHICLE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr H M Berkowitz
Award Amount: $499,998.00
Abstract:
This phase i sbir effort's objectives (1) are to develop one or more preliminary design(s) for an optimal airframe (heatshield and substruture) for a new, smaller ballistic reentry vehicle (brv) carrying a 50-200 kiloton warheat, for use on icbms, and (2) plan the program and prepare cost and… More

A METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE RELIABILITY OF SATELLITE BASED EXPERT SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary Falacara
Award Amount: $50,050.00
Abstract:
Many areas of satellite processing and control have been found to lend themselves well to an expert system approach. however, it is not prudent to use a rule-of-thumb oriented expert system with potential for error as a critical satellite processing solution without some method of validating the… More

INTEGRATION OF ASW SURVEILLANCE WITH ADI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William A Grenard
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The goal of this study is to investigate methods for integrating current and future anti-submarine warfare (asw) surveillance systems into the u.s. air defense network. the phase i study will concentrate on definition of architectural connections between current air force sector operations command… More

HIGH TEMPERATURE COMPOSITE WEAPONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary D Wonacott
Award Amount: $49,999.00
Abstract:
Strawman road maps are being laid out for implementation in the mid to late nineties of missile systems (e.g., have dash) incorporating composite airframe structures. in some cases, materials and structures have been identified as a mission enabling technology; however, there is no comprehensive… More

EXPERT SYSTEMS FOR FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS VERIFICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr Pio Defeo
Award Amount: $49,973.00
Abstract:
The innovation is the development of a knowledge based system (kbs) environment for automatically verifying and optimizing flight control systems (fcs) dynamic performance. the major elements of the fully automated environment includes: a) the real time simulation of the a/c dynamics, b) the target… More

REACTION COMPENSATION SYSTEM (RCS) FOR MICROGRAVITY TELE-ROBOTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William Teoh Ph D
Award Amount: $49,997.00
Abstract:
Research on a novel reaction compensation system is proposedin answer to the needs of designing robotic systems that are reactionless. any robotic system for use in the space station must be reactionless so as not to disturb the acceleration environment it is in. the feasibility of designing and… More

FIBER REINFORCED CERAMIC COATINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kenneth J Cheverton
Award Amount: $57,951.00
Abstract:
Sparta, inc. proposes to assess the advantages of ceramic whisker reinforced thermal barrier coatings in providing coating integrity for gas turbine airfoils and diesel engine components. the sparta phase i technical program has three technical tasks. in task 1, sparta will select the coating system… More

METHODOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FOR VERIFICATION OF FLIGHT CRITICAL SYSTEMS SOFTWARE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Pio Defeo
Award Amount: $49,954.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed innovation is to develop an environment which specifically addresses the technology needs of highly integrated, flight critical systems, like the vehicle management system (vms), including architecture design and software requirements and design. the environment… More

ADVANCED SYSTEMS AND CONCEPTS FOR FUTURE NAVAL WARFARE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William A Grenard
Award Amount: $50,497.00
Abstract:
The goal of this study is to show how the navy can increase its warfare capability while reducing costs. the study addresses innovative restructuring of the navy battle force to accomplish significant future improvements in performance, survivability, and affordability. advanced concepts are… More

HIGH VELOCITY ANTITANK ROCKET HAVING A VERY LOW MINIMUM EFFECTIVE RANGE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Irving B Osofsky
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
For tactical weapons such as antitank rockets, it is imperative that the boost phase of flight be as short as possible to make a kinetic energy weapon effective against nearby tanks. high boost acceleration stresses rocket propellant grains to failure by cracking and separation from the chamber… More

GENERIC SOFTWARE TOOL TO REVIEW DOCUMENTS FOR SECURITY MARKINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Barbara Adams
Award Amount: $50,031.00
Abstract:
The importance of generating documents that are accurately classified cannot be overstated. for this reason, the department of defense has set up guidelines for marking classified documents that are standard throughout the defense industry. these two points lead sparta to propose a generic software… More

COMPLEX INTEGRATED CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY - THERMAL MANAGEMENT MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John J Glatz
Award Amount: $57,421.00
Abstract:
Sparta, inc. proposes a program to assess the feasibility and implications of using ultra-high thermal conductivity pitch fibers (high k) in the dissipation of very high heat fluxes generated by advanced microcircuits. there are three innovative concepts to this study. first, a systems approach will… More

MULTISPECTRAL LASER DIODE PUMPED TM:HO:YLF LASER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Robert J Grasso
Award Amount: $59,995.00
Abstract:
The program proposed herein is the experimental investigation of the laser diode pumped 2.0, 2.3 and 3.8 um tm;ho:ylf cascade laser. the purpose of this program is to develop a simultaneous, multiple wavelength mid-ir laser source for use as an active counter-measure against advanced ir seeking… More

ULTRA THIN CARBON FIBER SAW

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: R M Washburn , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $48,944.00
Abstract:
The proposed ultra thin carbon fiber wire saw is a novel bonded abrasive wire saw that utilizes the high tensile strength of carbon fibers. although present highest tensilestrength carbon fibers exhibit only 575ksi, near term marketing of 750ksi fibers is expected. reports indicate laboratory… More

COMPACT 4D OPTICAL NEURAL NETWORK ARCHITECTURE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Philip D Henshaw
Award Amount: $59,977.00

APPLICATIONS OF TRANSPUTERS IN AIRCRAFT FLIGHT RESEARCH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr Marle D Hewett
Award Amount: $49,965.00

MATERIAL STRUCTURES FOR 3-DIMENSIONAL NON-VOLATILE MASS STORAGE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr H M Haskal
Award Amount: $74,812.00

INTEGRATION OF ASW SURVEILLANCE WITH ADI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William A Grenard
Award Amount: $49,943.00

COMMAND CONTROL AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS/SUBSYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Douglas W Carmichael
Award Amount: $49,825.00

ANTI-SIMULATION DEVICES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Daniel T Nowlan
Award Amount: $499,910.00
Abstract:
Current penetration aid systems for strategic ballistic missiles rely on the use of replica or simulation decoys to confuse the enemy. simulation of the observable characteristics of the large reentry vehicles with small replica decoys is a difficult technology. antisimulation is a tactic whereby… More

CONFINED PLASMA ARMATURE DESIGN FOR IMPROVED RAILGUN PERFORMANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: S N Rosenwasser
Award Amount: $512,000.00
Abstract:
The armature is a critical component of the railgun hypervelocity electromagnetic system and plays a major role in determining its performance, efficiency and lifetime. confined plasma armatures appear to have significant potential advantages with respect to reducing boredamage and increasing system… More

COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR MANIKIN SKELETAL COMPONENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Moreno White
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
The structural skeletal components used in modern test manikin do not provide adequate biofidelic inertial or deformation response. this phase i sbir effort will establish the feasibility of using composite materials to obtain a more human-like response in long bone skeletal components of test… More

APPLICATIONS OF TRANSPUTERS IN AIRCRAFT FLIGHT RESEARCH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr Marle D Hewett
Award Amount: $498,600.00
Abstract:
The innovative concept proposed herein involves applying technology to design, build and demonstrate a low cost, highperformance, expandable, high reliable airborne auxiliary digital computer for use in conducting flight research in high performance aircraft. the computer (hereafter referredto as… More

COMMAND CONTROL AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS/SUBSYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Douglas W Carmichael
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
Sparta is proposing to define and evaluate a situation recognition concept that affords a novel and we believe a practical approach to using existing and programmed battle management command control and communications, surveillance sensors and other space and ground based systems to provide common… More

MATERIAL STRUCTURES FOR 3-DIMENSIONAL NON-VOLATILE MASS STORAGE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr H M Haskal
Award Amount: $257,808.00
Abstract:
A new optical recording medium concept is proposed which features high accessibility and high data rate capability. the material structure consists of a stack of planar dye-in-polymer layers suitable phased to obtain "volume like" medium behavior. the proposed material will be suitable for… More

COMPACT 4D OPTICAL NEURAL NETWORK ARCHITECTURE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Philip D Henshaw
Award Amount: $265,573.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the development of massive optical interconnect capability in a compact configuration for implementation of general purpose neural networks. the method described in this proposal may be able to achie 10(12) interconnects between two fully-populated planes of 10(6) states.… More

COMPUTER VIRUS PREVENTION FOR EMBEDDED COMPUTER WEAPON SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Debra Banning
Award Amount: $55,050.00
Abstract:
Modern weapon systems make extensive use of embedded computer systems for such critical functions as weapon aiming, weapon sensor processing and guidance, safe and arming, and real-time control. the executivion of these functions is dependent upon the correct operation of the software that runs on… More

ULTRALIGHT WEIGHT HYPERVELOCITY PROJECTILE DEMONSTRATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary D Wonacott
Award Amount: $65,079.00
Abstract:
Demonstration of 10 km/sec launch velocities would be an important achievement in the continued development of em guns for strategic applications. new em guns, particularly thunderbolt, will soon begin experiments to determine if there is a real barrier at 6-7 km/sec which might be overcome by… More

OXIDATION PROTECTION COATING FOR TITANIUM ALUMINIDES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert M Washburn
Award Amount: $59,991.00
Abstract:
Titanium aluminides require oxidation and hydrogen resistant coatings to achieve long-term structural integrity for use in multimission hypersonic vehicles. we propoe to demonstrate the feasibility of controlling the diffusion of oxygen and hydrogen by the use of a novel multilayer glass-ceramic… More

RISKM COMPUTER MODEL FOR COST/RISK ANALYSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Oliver Cathey
Award Amount: $49,479.00
Abstract:
This sbir proposes the feasibility of applying engineering analysis techniques as a cost/risk/schedule estimating methodology for complex dod full scale development (fsd) programs. the proposed cost estimating methodology takes into account development risk, risk abatement and alternate component… More

STANDOFF MINEFIELD MARKING FOR VERY SHALLOW WATER (VSW) SURF ZONE AND BEACH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Harry Dyner
Award Amount: $61,237.00
Abstract:
A need exists to mark lanes cleared through minefields in very shallowwater, surf zone and beach so that assault vehicles and landing craft can be guided safely to the beach. sparta proposes to investigate and demonstrate the cost-benefit of gps locators on the breaching vehicle and assault vehicle… More

MECHANICAL BREACHING DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Irving Osofsky
Award Amount: $63,829.00
Abstract:
A man portable, non-explosive breaching device is proposed to gain entry into buildings through walls, doors, roofs, etc. the proposed inexpensive, lightweight breaching device will use an integral high performance rocket motor to provide extremely high forces for a few milliseconds to drive a… More

INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS FOR SPACE CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Roger R Bennett
Award Amount: $67,672.00
Abstract:
The air force satellite control network (afscn) supports satellite systems for c2, monitoring, as well as providing a path for mission data. in the event that an rts should become nonfunctional, then all geo satellites utilizing that station will be out of contact with c2 and also possibly with… More

FAR TERM BASING APPROACHES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Keith W Lane
Award Amount: $49,991.00
Abstract:
If the united states enters into a strategic arms control agreement which significantly cuts back the number of strategic warheads, new considerations are introduced into icbm basing considerations. while a peacekeeper rail garrison combined with small icbms in hmls may be sufficient in the near or… More

AIRCRAFT SURVIVABILITY AND MISSION ANALYSIS COMPUTER MODEL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Oliver Cathey
Award Amount: $64,194.00
Abstract:
Sparta's air defense effectiveness model (adem) was developed specifically for the analysis of aircraft survivability and mission effectiveness. the simulation is in use by both the us army and usaf. adem is a many-on-many monte carlo simulation of a "blue" airborne force penetration of "red"… More

METAL FIBRE FABRICS WITH SELECTIVE COATINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Levent Ozakcay
Award Amount: $60,444.00
Abstract:
Better surveillance techniques and equipment have placed increased demands on the decoy materials. particularly the modern sensors utilized in the visible and infrared spectrums have excellent resolution. therefore, materials with low reflectance in the visible spectrum and low emittance are… More

COMMERCIAL-OFF-THE-SHELF SOFTWARE ASSESSMENT TOOL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thomas H Rivers
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Commercial-off-the-shelf (cots) software plays an extremely important role in the timely and efficient fielding of operational systems. however, there exists one major drawback with the utilization of cots software. this drawback is the lack of a thorough understanding and evaluation of exactly how… More

PENETRATION MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Irving Osofsky
Award Amount: $62,523.00
Abstract:
When metal targets are impacted by projectiles, a crater perforation or through hole is formed and it is desireable to measure the depth of the arch, the diameter and volume of the crater as a function of depth. generally, the lips of the crater which are ragged, are elevated above the target face… More

SPECTRALLY ENHANCED PULSED PLASMA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert J Grasso
Award Amount: $60,144.00

ULTRA-DENSE OPTICAL STORAGE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Steven A Lis
Award Amount: $56,003.00

FLETCHETTE EXPULSION AUGMENTATION MECHANISM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Irving Osofsky
Award Amount: $62,559.00

LASER NEUTRALIZATION OF MUNITIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Owen C Hofer
Award Amount: $66,541.00

DISCONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED MAGNESIUM FOR MISSILE COMPONENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: R Daniel Stevenson
Award Amount: $59,948.00

DISCONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED MAGNESIUM FOR MISSILE COMPONENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: R Daniel Stevenson
Award Amount: $149,005.00
Abstract:
Present and future generation navy missiles require metal matrix composite materials with properties tailored for use as heat sinks, mirrors, or stable platforms. a new particulate reinforced magnesium alloy material offering an outstanding combination of low density, low coefficient of thermal… More

LASER NEUTRALIZATION OF MUNITIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Owen C Hofer
Award Amount: $493,218.00
Abstract:
The u.s. air force has a requirement to clear unexploded ordnances (uxos) from the airbase runways, taxiways, and rivette areas. the current techniques for clearing ivolves the use of the marv-smud, a 50 caliber gun, and a powered blade. sparta, inc. and the u.s. army have investigated the use of… More

INNOVATIVE APPROACHES FOR FORCE SUPPORT FROM SPACE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Roger R Bennett , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $68,494.00
Abstract:
Innovative uses of tactical satellites (tacsat) to relay data and commands to/from uav's (rpv's) are the subject of this proposal. two potential satellite data relay missions addressed in this proposal are: (1) real-time uav data and command relay, and (2) relay of tactical communications from small… More

ADVANCED MATERIALS FOR ANTI-ARMOR APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: John White , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $64,994.00
Abstract:
Improvements in advanced tank armor necessitateskinetic energy projectiles with greater penetration capability. penetration capability is directly related to kinetic energy (ke) on target. one way to increase the ke on target for a given gun system is to lower the parasitic mass. this can be… More

COMPUTER VIRUS ELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURES (ECM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Doug Price , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $56,937.00
Abstract:
C(3)cm was conceived as an approach for attacking military command & control systems. it is defined as "an integrated process which uses opsec, military deception, jamming, and physical destruction, supported by intelligence, to deny information, influence, degrade, or destroy adversary c(3)… More

BLUE-GREEN ER:TM LASER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Grosso , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,980.00
Abstract:
The program proposed here addresses development of efficient, blue-green solid state lasers. these lasers, based upon er:tm:ysag with emission tailored at 455/459 nm, are important for submarine laser communications (slc) and tactical airborne laser communications (talc) systems since the emission… More

DIGITAL COMPUTER MODELING OF DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS (DEWS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Phil Allen , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,994.00
Abstract:
Sparta proposes to develop a functional model which describes the operation and effectiveness of low energy lasers used to attack/suppress bio-optic or electro-optic sensors onboard aircraft. we also propose to integrate this model into at least one government specified 1-on-1 or force-on-force… More

ATTACK HELICOPTER DETECTABILITY REDUCTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Glatz , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,995.00
Abstract:
The objective of this study is to analytically assess the feasibility of using graphite fiber in composites in helicoper construction.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXTENSIBLE, TAILORABLE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AND PRODUCT....

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Gary Falacara , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $58,975.00
Abstract:
Software development is a complex and prolific phenomena in which a variety of interrelated processes are involved anda myriad of products are created. for development to occur smoothly and efficiently, the processes and products must be meticulously planned and documentd. in the world of government… More

COVERT LOCATION AND IDENTIFICATION COMMUNICATOR (CLIC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Barry Charles , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $54,992.00
Abstract:
This proposal presents a plan for developing a low-cost, hand-held covert location and identification communicator (clic) to enhance the survivability of light infantry artillery spotters,patrols, and special operations units. this device will increase thesurvivability of combat units operating… More

AN ULTRA-THIN DIAMOND WIRE SAW FOR HISTOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Ortabasi, Ilse M , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The specific aim of this project is to manufacture, develop and evaluate an ultra-thin synthetic diamond wire saw for sectioning biological specimen. 6-12 (mu)m in diameter molybdenum, tungsten or stainless steel wires will be diamond coated by plasma aided chemical vapor deposition (pacvd) to… More

MAN IN THE LOOP SURROGATE FOR THE WHITE SANDS AIR DEFENSE TEST BED

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William Goodner , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,338.00
Abstract:
A man-in-the-loop surrogate node for the forward area air defense (faad) command and control (c2) system allows testing to take place when the faad tactical c2 node is unavailable, which aids inthe optimum utilization of valuable range resources. such a surrogate node also allows the elements under… More

CONVENTIONAL MISSION ALTERNATIVES FOR LAND-BASED ICBMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr Robert Riss , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,989.00

ULTRAVIOLET RENLOS COMMUNICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Barry G Charles , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $54,996.00

SPECTRALLY ENHANCED PULSED PLASMA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert J Grasso
Award Amount: $309,814.00
Abstract:
The program proposed here is for the characterization of a spectral tailored surface discharge pulsed plasma. electro-optical countermeasures (eocm) are required to operate within some spectral bandwidth to defeat potential threats. mot eocm devices rely upon broadband blackbody emitters that lack… More

FLETCHETTE EXPULSION AUGMENTATION MECHANISM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Irving Osofsky
Award Amount: $498,739.00
Abstract:
Sparta proposes to utilize a combination of two complementary techniques for increasing pattern size with little or no reduction in the number of flechettes per warhead. the first technique would utilize built in random pitch/yaw/roll deflections of the flechette vanes to cause lateral growth of the… More

CONVENTIONAL MISSION ALTERNATIVES FOR LAND-BASED ICBMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr Robert Riss , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The u.s. is faced with a growing number of third world and non-soviet threats, some of which possess or may soon possess formidable weapons - both offensive and defensive. experience shows the necessity of maintaining a global capability to deliver quick surgical strikes, as evidenced by the… More

AN ADVANCED COMPOSITE POSTFORMABLE BONE PLATE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Moreno White
Award Amount: $49,998.00
Abstract:
Current bone plates for internal fracture fixation are made from high strength/high modulus metal alloys. many problemsassociated with metal alloy implants results from the compliance mismatch between the implant and bone. in addition, the rigid bone plate also limits micromovement at the fracture… More

DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED MATERIALS FOR RAM ACCELERATOR PROJECTILES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Moreno White
Award Amount: $64,978.00
Abstract:
The ram accelerator is a ramjet-in-tube concept for accelerating projectiles to a very high velocities. it uses propulsive cycle similar to that of a conventional ramjet. the ram accelerator can operate in several regions: thermally chocked subsonic, and two oblique detonation modes. the ignition of… More

Continuously Tunable External Cavity Diode Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Steven Lis
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Sparta, Inc. will develop a low cost continuously tunable all solid state external cavity diode laser. The continuous tuning over a wide range of wavelengths is permitted by the introduction of an etalon to cancel the residual cavity modes of the laser diode. This effort will verify the… More

COMPOSITE GENERATOR HOUSING WITH ENHANCED THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Daniel L. Vrable
Award Amount: $54,705.00
Abstract:
The proposed phase i program will demonstrate a composite aircraft generator housing, or resonant convertor, which will be lighter, stronger, stiffer and have enhanced thermal management performance than the current aluminum component. in phase i, sparta engineers, working with a representative… More

Digital Computer Modeling of Directed Energy Weapons (DEWS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Barry Swartz
Award Amount: $53,639.00

More Electric Aircraft Power System Technologies (Electric Actuator Thermal Management Concept)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Daniel L. Vrable
Award Amount: $58,161.00

Digital Computer Modeling of Directed Energy Weapons (DEWS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Barry Swartz
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal presents a program to develop a designfor a laser range-gated underwater imaging system incorporating astate-of-the art laser illuminator and an optical digicon receiver. thistype of system will exhibit superior range and resolution capabilityrelative to any other practical underwater… More

More Electric Aircraft Power System Technologies (Electric Actuator Thermal Management Concept)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Daniel L. Vrable
Award Amount: $730,037.00
Abstract:
The More Electric Aircraft initiative will replace conventional hydraulic actuators, which are cooled by their centralized hydraulic oil circuit, by discrete electromechanical or electrohydraulic units which are not part of a centralized system. This will introduce a critical localized thermal… More

Environmental Interaction for SOSAEL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Karen M. Mclaughlin
Award Amount: $65,005.00
Abstract:
The primary objectives of this Phase I effort are (1) The development of a plan to interface all EOSAEL modules to a PC/Windows environment and (2) A demonstration of that plan by development of a prototype interface for the COMBIC module. The resultant COMBIC software will be resident on CD ROM,… More

Infared Signature Suppression

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: John J. Glatz
Award Amount: $74,826.00

Infared Signature Suppression

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: John J. Glatz
Award Amount: $743,436.00
Abstract:
Suppression of the Infra-red (IR) signature of Special Operations Command (SOCOM) aircraft is a prerequisite for increasing survivability of the aircraft in the threat environment in which these aircraft must function. the primary goal of this program is to minimize the IR signature associated with… More

Lightweight Electronic Equipment Enclosure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Glatz
Award Amount: $65,243.00
Abstract:
The Navy is currently developing a Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) system to integrate electronic information on threats to the fleet from a variety of airborne and shipboard sensors. The CEC systems includes electronic units installed on aircraft and ships. Maximum weight and volume… More

LT WEIGHT BIOFIDELIC LOWER EXTREMITY ADVANCED PROSTHESIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,979.00

High Performance Air Turbulence Compensated Interferometer For Integrated Circuit and Flat Panel Display Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Steven Lis
Award Amount: $95,873.00

High Performance Air Turbulence Compensated Interferometer For Integrated Circuit and Flat Panel Display Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Steven Lis
Award Amount: $742,839.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses a key issue for flat panel display printers which will aid the poduction of higher quality displays and enable the US manufacturers to capture a significant market share. This issue, stage precision, is required for good overlay and stitching performance, and translates… More