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Decision Making under Uncertainty for Dynamic Spectrum Access

Company: InfoBeyond Technology LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … the spectrum utilization and is proving useful for DoD SATCOM communication. However, the current approaches are very limited to offer such capability for SATCOM environment where sensing is error prone and satellites moves fast. Our proposed ERDSAU provides an innovative… more

Secure Efficient Cross-domain Protocols

Company: InfoBeyond Technology LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … in MLS cross-domain environments is proving increasingly useful for many commercial and military applications. However, the current approaches are very limited to offer such capabilities without a risk of leaking sensitive information. Our proposed ESC3B provides an innovative… more

Next Generation Semiconductor-Based Radiation Detectors Using Cadmium Magnesium Telluride

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …, and the limited availability of such detectors in large quantities at reasonable cost. Therefore, there is a strong need to develop an alternate wide band gap semiconductor material for more rapid advancement in gamma ray detection technology. We propose an innovative wide… more

Autolanding for Sample Return Missions

Company: Astrobotic Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … cut mass, size and cost relative to human-relevant landers without compromising human safety. However, a reduced lander size equates to reduced hazard tolerance, placing a strong demand on precise autonomous hazard detection and landing. The proposed research … more

Planning for Planetary Science Mission Including Resource Prospecting

Company: Astrobotic Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Advances in computer-aided mission planning can enhance mission operations and science return for surface missions to Mars, the Moon, and beyond. While the innovations envisioned by this program are broadly applicable, they serve an immediate and urgent need for missions to… more

PSA Peptidase Activity (PPA): A New Biomarker for Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness

Company: OHMX CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … in various physiological samples e.g. Prostatic Fluids, (PFs),Expressed Prostatic Secretions, (EPS), or Post-Massage Urine samples, (PMUs). Once statistically validated in this study (n=841), this non-aggressiveness biomarker will be the basis of a reliable and innovative… more

SBIR Phase II: Novel Zeolite Membranes for Olefin/Paraffin Separation

Company: Bettergy Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project, if successful, could facilitate significant energy and cost savings for olefin manufacturing facilities. In the US, ethylene and propylene are the most commonly produced light… more

Rad-Hard Sigma-Delta 3-Channel ADC for Fluxgate Magnetometers

Company: Pacific Microchip Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …consumption and be suitable for operation over a wide temperature range.The proposed 3-channel sigma-delta ADC will be a wide-tunable device which will achieve resolution from 17 to 23.5 effective number of bits (ENOB) at 51.2kS/s rate. The combination of the innovative… more

Low Power Digital Correlator System for PATH Mission

Company: Pacific Microchip Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …lator ASIC offering the reduction of the amount of data to manageable levels. This ASIC includes an array of 128 digitizers operated at 1GS/s and 2-bit precision. This ASIC is the key component in the proposed cross-correlator system for the PATH mission. The innovation offers… more

Development of Technologies that Address the Complex Architecture of the Face During the Treatment of Severe Facial Burn Injury

Company: KeraNetics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … of the IED injury. The specialized care, rehabilitation, and reconstructive surgery required for these injuries results in significant degradation of quality of life for facial burn victims. The aim of this proposed project is to conduct a proof of concept for an innovative… more

Plug and Play for Architecture for Modular Weapons

Company: PnP Innovations, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Tactical weapons have followed an evolutionary pattern of progressive capability that allows them to be ever more lethal against specific targets, but the resulting systems are highly optimized,"stove-piped"solutions to a very specific set of requirements. Modern warfare… more

Engineered Thermal Spray Coating Solutions for Landing Gear ID Application

Company: ReliaCoat Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: ReliaCoat Technologies, LLC, in conjunction with program collaborators of Boeing Company and Sulzer Metco propose to develop an innovative engineered thermal spray coating solution for landing gear ID application. EHC coating replacement effort has led to HVOF WC-CoCr… more

Light Weight, Scalable Manufacturing of Telescope Optics

Company: ReliaCoat Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … on the order of 1mm. This reduction in thickness has enabled a larger number of reflectors to be implemented, 58 nested reflectors in the case of XMM-Newton, but the weight still needs to be significantly reduced for future missions. The proposed innovation seeks to… more

Micro Airborne Relay Technology

Company: Airborne Innovations LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … feasibility and specify a new system designed for the relay task, as well as provide a complete solution. Modularity in our system design allows for the integration of new technologies as they become available. With sponsor support we have additional innovative… more

Rapid Assembly of Durable Composite Radome Panels and Radome Mounting Interface

Company: Infinite Technologies, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … of several joint types mated to the adjoining panel with through bolts, causing a need for installation and maintenance crews to be both inside and outside during initial assembly and periodic maintenance of the radome. Therefore, the Air Force requires innovative solutions… more

SBIR Phase II: A High Performance Environment Resistant Inertial Measurement Unit for Commercial Navigation Applications

Company: ePack, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is an environment resistant inertial measurement unit (eIMU) for commercial/industrial applications. This eIMU is a miniaturized navigation device that will enable enhanced… more

SBIR Phase II: High-performance Polymer Composites for Mouth Guards

Company: Akervall Technologies Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project anticipates bringing forth a disruptive mouth guard technology that answers the urgent need for better dental protection. In the US alone, every year more than 1 million dental injuries occur, resulting in medical costs of… more

Innovative designs for reliable Electro-Explosive Ordnance Devices

Company: Capco Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The Phase I objective of this SBIR was to develop a nanothermite-based ignition composition to improve the no-fire performance of electro-explosive devices (EEDs). The developed nanoparticulate aluminum/cupric oxide (nACO) ignition composition provided a significant improvement in no-fire… more

Quick Spacecraft Thermal Analysis Tool

Company: LoadPath Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: For spacecraft design and development teams concerned with cost and schedule, the Quick Spacecraft Thermal Analysis Tool (QuickSTAT) is an innovative software suite that will significantly reduce labor costs and effort associated with the design, analysis, and optimization of… more

UxPRESS: Unmanned Systems PeRception Evaluation Simulation System

Company: Neya Systems, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … real unmanned systems. UxPRESS is designed to allow existing and new perception algorithms to be evaluated and rapidly tuned for a variety of heterogeneous unmanned platforms (ground and ultimately air), resulting in greater re-use of contractor-developed innovation, reduced… more

Dynamic Frequency Passive Millemeter-Wave Radiometer Based on Optical Up-Conversion

Company: Phase Sensitive Innovations Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … involves channelizing the receiver for each frequency band of interest. Unfortunately, this limits the flexibility of the system and finding components that can operate at these higher frequencies is challenging. The approach is taken by Phase Sensitive Innovations… more

Ruggedized, Ultra-Compact, High Dynamic Range, Dual-Output Wideband Electro-Optic Modulator

Company: Phase Sensitive Innovations Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: In this SBIR effort we will develop and analyze (Phase I) a new design and packaging approach for an ultra-compact, dual-output wideband Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) for low noise figure (NF) and high dynamic range radio-frequency (RF) photonic link applications. We will provide (Phase I)… more

The Enzymatic Degradation of Quorum-Sensing Signals to Decrease Bacterial Phytopathogenicity

Company: PHYLLOTECH, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … populations to coordinate gene expression in a cell-density dependent manner and plays a significant role in plant pathogenesis. In gram-negative bacteria, QS is mediated by signaling molecules called acyl-homoserine lactones (AHLs). Our technological innovation is the use… more

Anti-reflective Coating for High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Company: Raydex Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project seeks to further develop an AR coating on high efficiency PV device surface that can enable a reflection loss<3% over the wavelength range from 300 nm to 1800 nm. The proposed effort will optimize the coating… more

SBIR Phase I: Metal Matrix Composite Diamond Blades

Company: REL, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a metal matrix composite concrete cutting diamond blade. This project has the potential to address a distinct need in a $2 billion domestic market. The technology for cutting concrete hasn't changed… more