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Lightweight Communication Equipment for Interceptor Communications

Company: MAGICOM LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: MagiCom proposes to provide a wideband, highly reliable, survivable, high speed, in-flight communications system for communications between fire control and interceptors in an operational fading channel environment using an adaptive and reconfigurable software defined modem concept. Approved for… more

Aircraft Mission Planning Equipment (MPE) Obsolescence

Company: Visionary Products Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A Universal Data Transfer Device (UDTD) is proposed which will standardize Data Transfer Devices used in various forms of aircraft. This proposal is for a Phase I effort that will investigate options for a new technology developing proposing new standard for digital, removable, ruggedized… more

Improved Lateral Stability for Unmanned Ground Vehicle Convoys

Company: Autonomous Solutions, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This work will address the problem of deviations of unmanned vehicle convoy followers by developing a method to estimate the parameters of the disturbances that cause lateral deviations from the desired vehicle trajectory. These parameters will be estimated each time a vehicle passes over a section… more

Stability Control Improvement and State Detection for Autonomous Vehicles

Company: Autonomous Solutions, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Existing sensors and algorithms have the potential for protecting Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) from impending collisions, rollovers, and loss of control and for warning and assisting drivers of manned vehicles of these same potential occurrences. However, more effort is needed to develop, refine,… more

Novel Process for Biomass Conversion

Company: Technology Holding, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The global GDP has gone up from $38 Trillion in 2000 to $60 Trillion in 2009. Price increase in consumer products is directly proportional to rate of growth of global GDP. Fatty acids form the basic building blocks of skincare as well as personal hygiene consumer products. Within the last decade,… more

Novel Bioprocess for Spider Silk Fiber Production

Company: Technology Holding, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The majority of the US petrochemicals industry is dependent upon petroleum crude or natural gas as raw materials. The excessive dependence on foreign energy resources poses a threat to the energy security of the nation. Materials produced from fossil sources also have a negative impact on the… more

Radar Imaging Guidance

Company: ImSAR LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Radar sensor suites used by seekers and ISR platforms frequently must collect multiple types of radar data. In addition to moving target indication (MTI) data used for target tracking (tracking data), such systems often also collect high resolution radar information about specific targets in order… more

Advanced Integrity and Safety Assurance for Software

Company: Analytic Design Laboratories Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Analytic Design Laboratories (ADL) proposes power tools for software Nuclear Safety Cross-Check Analysis (NSCCA). NSCCA exists because there is a vital concern that a nuclear weapon system not do certain things. For example, a nuclear armed missile shall not launch without proper… more

Development and Verification Tools/Processes for ASICs and FPGAs

Company: Analytic Design Laboratories Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Analytic Design Laboratories (ADL) proposes methodology development and power tools for hardware Nuclear Safety Cross-Check Analysis (NSCCA). NSCCA of hardware needs methodology development because it is a new discipline. It needs new tools because existing tools supporting software… more

Nonparametric Recurrent Event Data Analysis

Company: Total Quality Systems, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Air Force has struggled for years to effectively evaluate the reliability of its fielded repairable assemblies and systems. This SBIR Topic sets aside the metrics and analytical methods currently used to make reliability dependent forecasts of future demands and repair parts. It… more

Advances in Conductive Composites for Electrical Conduit and Cable Shielding

Company: Conductive Composites Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
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Electromagnetic Hardened Composite Electronics Enclosures

Company: Conductive Composites Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
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Affordable E-band Radiation Hardened Mixed Mode Microelectronics

Company: Silicon Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) are necessary for many applications, including sensors, hardware based radio station, wireless systems, instrumentation, and power. These applications are often used in harsh environments which magnify the difficulty of designing complex ADCs due to the fact that… more

Advanced Radiation Hardened Data Converter Architecture

Company: Silicon Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Silicon Technologies Inc. (STI) proposes to develop a data conversion architecture using radiation hardened ADC and DAC converter technologies. The circuit topology will be based on a fully differential, redundant SAR ADC which utilizes three high speed comparators to enable single clock conversion… more

Radiation Hardened Cache Memory

Company: Silicon Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Cache memory is normally built with Static Random-Access Memories (SRAM ) and are necessary for many applications, including sensors, hardware based radio station, wireless systems, instrumentation, video, and power. These applications are often used in harsh environments including the… more

64MB+ Radiation-Hardened, Non-Volatile Memory for Space

Company: Silicon Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Non Volatile Memories (NVM) are necessary for many applications, including sensors, hardware based radio station, wireless systems, instrumentation, video, and power. These applications are often used in harsh environments including the medical radiological, nuclear, space, and military… more

Multi-Stage, Multi-Phase, High Efficiency, Intelligent, Electrical Energy Conversion Unit for Navy and USMC

Company: Electric Drivetrain Technologies LLC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Navy and USMC are embarking on an aggressive power and energy program for applications in surface and underwater vehicles as well as expeditionary systems. Limited by either shipboard space and weight or portability, the Navy and USMC require innovative technology solutions to increase… more

Chemical Treatment of Metal Finishing Industrial Wastes and Wastewaters in the Presence of Chelating Substances

Company: Cache Environmental Laboratories, P.C. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: With shrinking facility budgets and increasingly stringent environmental regulations, United States Department of Defense (DoD) weapon system maintenance facilities are faced with the difficult challenge of maintaining regulatory compliance with limited resources. Moreover, the growing… more

High Energy Physics Detectors and Instrumentation; A High Bandwidth LAPPD Anode

Company: Innosys, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The development of large-area (m2) photodetectors with time resolutions of picoseconds (10-12 seconds) and submillimeter space resolutions would open new opportunities in collider detectors at the Energy Frontier, kaon and neutrino experiments at the Intensity Frontier, photon detection in… more

Detection of"active"biological toxins by exploiting native binding specificities

Company: Binergy Scientific Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: A chemical threat agent mode of action is often initiated through a selective interaction with a biological molecule or structure. The agent binding mimics normal cellular processes, but then overruns natural control mechanisms leading to toxic and even lethal effects. The binding may be used as a… more

Novel nanostructure anode and cathode for advanced high energy and power thermal batteries

Company: Binergy Scientific Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Thermal batteries are single discharge reserve batteries that provide very long shelf life, minimal self-discharge, wide storage temperature range, fast activation under sudden power demand, and also wide range of temperature operating conditions. Such unique properties among electrochemical power… more

A Wireline-Deployed Tool for Monitoring Fluid Flow within an EGS Borehole

Company: Fluidtracer, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: With no moving parts other than a syringe pump, this tool will allow for the reliable measurement of flow rate as a function of depth within a geothermal wellbore and thus provide for improved reservoir management. By improving wellbore flow measurements, predictions of well performance will… more

X-ray Window Incorporating a Polymer Support Structure

Company: ML3 Scientific, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Advances in soft X-ray detector technology have enabled higher count rates while maintaining high spectral resolution. These new superconducting detectors share the common form of a pixilated active area that must be operated in the milli-Kelvin temperature range below the boiling temperature of… more

Ultra-High Temperature Thermal Barrier Coatings

Company: Hifunda, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The US Department of Energy has a stated goal to increase the energy efficiency of turbines, and one well recognized method of achieving this is through the use of ceramic thermal barrier coatings (TBCs). However, state of the art zirconia-based TBCs have a temperature limit of about 1200oC, and new… more

Lightweight Communication Equipment for Interceptor Communications

Company: MAGICOM LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: In this SBIR Project MagiCom proposes several innovative concepts to develop a light weight and low power communication system to enable small kill vehicle communications in flight. The proposed Communications Concept will have the lowest possible weight impact on the KV. MagiCom proposes an… more