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Delivering In-Vehicle Messages in Temporary Work Zones

Company: Savari Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The primary objective of SBIR Phase II is to design and validate the data flow inside a smart work zone system by designing a framework that would enable exchanging work zone related messages between remote traffic management center server TMCS and the vehicles on the road. The… more

Durable, Low Friction Coating for Variable Speed Refueling Drogue (VSRD)

Company: Texas High Energy Materials Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … further US Army, ASTM, SAE and STLE tribological test standards, specifications and efficiency improvement requirements. Potential Commercial Applications include aerospace servomotor applications, camshaft lobes, recreational rifle bolts and actions, tracked vehicle pins,… more

Nonlinear-DSP-Enabled RF-Photonic Link

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … to deal with impairments as well as allowing higher capacities in the information transfer. On the other hand, RF photonic links, characterized by low loss and immunity to electro-magnetic-interference, have assumed a significant interest as an efficient vehicle of… more

Non-freezing Portable Vehicle Wash Tunnels- CRPP

Company: Integrated Solutions For Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …portable inflatable beam shelter to house modified commercial car wash equipment operated by an automated control system. The inflatable beam shelters are currently deployed with the US Military and are commonly used as decontamination shelters for military vehicles. The… more

Manufacturing and Strength Improvement for Thick Carbon-Carbon Laminates

Company: Carbon-Carbon Advanced Technologies, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: C-CAT continues to successfully make complex large scale assemblies for hypersonic aerospace vehicles based on decades of Carbon-Carbon (C-C) fabrication experience. Current and future vehicle designs continually push the limits of C-C material capabiliti

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: With the advent of improved body armor and vehicles and the enemy"s use of the improved explosion device (IED) in the most recent conflicts, blast injuries and related burns to the face have become more and more common among our Wounded Warriors. Pathological scarring,… more

Plug and Play for Architecture for Modular Weapons

Company: PnP Innovations, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … The application of plug and play to the weapon domain opens the door to many applications. Of course the entire weapon community will greatly benefit from the standards and networks provided by WPA. Other obvious applications include remotely piloted vehicles,… more

Attention-Based Vision for Autonomous Vehicles

Company: Neya Systems, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Humans are continually subjected to an overwhelming stream of visual, auditory, olfactory, and touch stimuli. We operate effectively because we are capable of focusing attention on the relevant items, and capable of accurately perceiving tiny discrepancies that are most relevant to our survival… more

BLAST: A System for Bandwidth- and Latency-Scalable Teleoperation

Company: Neya Systems, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Most current teleoperated ground vehicle systems require a high-bandwidth link to support either real-time streaming video or streamed 3D structure back to the operator control unit, and experience significant performance degradation in the presence of communication latencies as… more

Intelligent Ridesharing in Real-time

Company: Axiom xCell, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The development of a wireless mobile cloud platform that includes dynamic ride matching; utilizing in-vehicle systems and user interface; with supporting connectivity to social networks and HOV/HOT lane tolling infrastructure, will create a critical enhancement to enable an… more

Active Motion-Compensation Technology for Roll-On/Roll-Off Cargo Vessel Discharge to Floating Platforms

Company: Quantum Engineering Design, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …RMCP mounted on an INLS/RRDF platform along with similarly scaled and instrumented models of the LMSR stern ramp will be tested on both a purpose built 3-DOF test apparatus and in a wave tank test facility. The capability of the RMCP to safely support the transit of vehicles… more

Adaptive Diesel Engine Control Via Variable Valve Timing

Company: ELECTRO-MECHANICAL ASSOCIATES Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Diesel engines are widely used in military and commercial vehicles, as well as some light duty vehicles. The compression ratio is a compromise between power, economy, and cold startability. The optimum ratio for economy is below 15:1, whereas the necessary compression ratio for… more

Development of light-weight, low-cost and high specific power organic solar modules with high radiation hardness

Company: Solarmer Energy Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Solar arrays play a key role in the operation of spacecrafts and unmanned aerial vehicles. Traditionally, inorganic semiconductor based solar arrays have been used for space applications because of their highest efficiencies. However, these solar arrays have several… more

A vehicle mounted radar footprint trail detection system

Company: AKELA, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … inclement weather, insufficient illumination and agent fatigue. By developing an all weather sensor focused on footprint trail detection to aid in monitoring unimproved areas, additional illegal border crossing can be detected. AKELA is proposing to develop a low cost, vehicle… more

A Low Cost Modular Approach to Flight Testing of Hypersonic Systems

Company: ACENT Laboratories LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … the door to many new capabilities for the warfighter. Applications include systems ranging from small tactical hypersonic missiles, hypersonic intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft, to upper stages for responsive space access launch vehicles. … more

Operator Interface for Flexible Control of Automated Sensor Functions

Company: 361 Interactive, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Advances in automated sensor technologies offer opportunities for enhancing mission performance with individual and teams of Unmanned Air Vehicles, reducing operator workload, advancing multi-vehicle cooperation capabilities, and enhancing… more

Fire Suppressant Transport Modeling

Company: ADA Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … the code, as airframers are facing the same issue for engine nacelle and APU protection. Finally, weight and cost optimization of fire suppression systems of other, non-aerospace obstructed volumes is another commercialization opportunity. For examples, light armored vehicles… more

Sensing and Control Technology to Assist in Vehicle Launch and Recovery

Company: Advanced Technology and Research Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … the vessel being recovered. As sea state increases, the reliability of most existing L & R systems deteriorates. ATR proposes a simple, compact mechanical arm with a floating capture device to launch and recover both surface craft, such as RHIBs, and underwater vehicles,… more

Low Ground Clearance Vehicle Detection and Warning System

Company: Advanced Technology and Research Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Highway‐rail grade crossings, at which there is an abrupt change in the level of the road surface as it crosses the tracks, present a severe hang‐up risk to vehicles with low ground clearance. In Phase I, ATR developed a conceptual design for a Low Ground Clearance Vehicle… more

JTRS Compliant Waveform for LCS Unmanned Vehicle Communications

Company: Aeronix Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) deploys multiple Unmanned Vehicles in support of the interchangeable Mission Packages. The Multiple Vehicle Communications System (MVCS) provides LCS Mission Packages with the capability to simultaneously communicate with multiple Unmanned Surface… more

Personalized Driving Data for Insurance Discounts & Public Benefits

Company: Agnik LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …ng Cost and Enhancing the UBI Experience: In addition to supporting Agnik’s existing OBD-II dongle-based solutions, Agnik and Harman International will collaborate to integrate the Agnik Onboard software with Harman Infotainment system built into the head-unit of many vehicles… more

Supperlattice Doped APDs for Improved UV Sensitivity in Scintillator Calorimetry

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … emission. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Medical imaging modalities such as SPECT and PET, which use blue-UV emitting scintillators, would directly benefit from advances in the proposed technology. Likewise, hand held instruments and vehicle portals… more

Continuous Estimation of CG, Inertial and Loading

Company: Archangel Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Archangel Systems, Inc. proposes a feasibility study of a technical and forward-thinking solution for optimized vehicle loading: the Continuous Estimation of CG, Inertial and Loading CECIL). The investigation considers the needed caliber and optimum distribution of inertial and… more

Cloud-Based Efficient Data Analysis and Reduction (CEDAR)

Company: Architecture Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Architecture Technology Corporation (ATCorp) proposes the Cloud-based Efficient Data Analysis and Reduction (CEDAR) system, a novel hardware and software solution to efficiently increase and manage shared compute resources located within an autonomous vehicle to run… more

Sensing and Control Technology to Assist in Vehicle Launch and Recovery

Company: Arete Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Arete Associates proposes an end-to-end solution to the challenge of at-sea launch and recovery of manned and unmanned vessels that incorporates the future state of the vessel into a robust crane control loop. By fielding an ocean penetrating, eye-safe LIDAR system on the recovery ship, the state of… more