Fusing Uncertain and Heterogeneous Information Making Sense of the Battlefield

Company: Veloxiti Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The military"s increasingly capable net-centric environment offers clear benefits and undeniable challenges. Due to the development of new sensor platforms and sensor technologies, physics-based information capabilities have increased but limitations on human/system exploitation capabilities… more

Passive Wireless Corrosion-Monitoring Tags

Company: EngeniusMicro, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: EngeniusMicro and the Georgia Institute of Technology propose a passive wireless sensor platform for the monitoring of corrosion on aircraft and for stored aircraft components. Multiple volumes, chambers, and compartments within aircraft are susceptible to corrosion damage because they are exposed… more

Real Time Structural Health Monitoring of High Velocity Impact Events

Company: EngeniusMicro, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This effort investigates two specific technologies to detect and monitor structural damage from high-energy impacts and blasts. The two technologies include directional transducers and structural retrofitting concepts. The directional transducers localize impacts, and enable subsequent in situ… more

Wireless Sensors for In-Situ Dry Cask Storage Monitoring

Company: EngeniusMicro, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Embedded sensors are needed to monitor conditions in high-temperature industrial and power generation equipment. Existing sensor technology is limited by electronics and materials used to manufacture the sensors or by interrogation range in these environments. Developing sensors to overcome both… more

Electrochemical Micro-Capacitors Utilizing Carbon Nanostructures

Company: EngeniusMicro, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Electrochemical double-layer (ECDL) capacitors have tremendous potential as high-power delivery energy storage elements in low-volume and low-weight microelectronics systems. ECDL electrodes based on nanostructured carbon offer the potential for exception

Low Magnetic Signature Expendable Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)

Company: AREA-I Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The team proposes to leverage their expertise to develop an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) variant of Area-I"s Air-Launched, Tube-Integrated Unmanned System (ALTIUS). ALTIUS, meaning"higher"in Latin, represents a paradigm shift in the performance of small, tube-launched unmanned… more

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

Company: Global Technology Connection Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: There is a need by the Navy and USMC for innovative technology solutions to increase electrical energy conversion efficiency and density in order to reduce volume, weight, and cost for efficiently executing land- and sea-based operations that are limited by space, weight and portability. Global… more

Beyond Fault Diagnosis and Failure Prognosis Fault Tolerant Control of Aerospace Systems

Company: Global Technology Connection Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Global Technology Connection, Inc., in collaboration with its academic and industrial partners proposes to develop a hierarchical 3-tier fault tolerant architecture to improve aircraft reliability, safety, and availability. The hierarchical system will support autonomous decisions for… more

Smart Shelf Life Tag for Ordnance Health Monitoring

Company: Polymer Aging Concepts Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This Phase II SBIR project will develop and field test a wireless"Smart Shelf Life"tag for ordnance which provides real time"go/no-go"status of propellant condition without special training or complex equipment. The tag integrates a new propellant health monitoring (PHM) sensor… more

High Range Resolution Radar for Flightline Boundary Surveillance

Company: PROPAGATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In Phase I, PRA working with FLIR modified the command and control (C2) software for their Ranger series of perimeter surveillance radars to meet requirements for flightline boundary surveillance. These radars are ideal for this mission with a 30 cm range resolution,>97% probability of… more

Cognitive Modeling for Cyber Defense

Company: SA Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Cyber battlespace is extraordinarily dynamic, complex and challenging, with both human and automated adversaries (bots) acting alone and in concert to achieve the desired aims. Before Cyber defenders can act to guard against these attacks, they must first achieve and maintain a level of… more

Functional MRI and Behavioral Markers of Successful Service Dogs

Company: Dog Star Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In Phase II, we will partner with CCI to deploy our fMRI protocol in 50 of their dogs entering advanced training, and determine neural biomarkers that predict successful completion of the course and placement with a human. Because MRI is expensive and lab

Developmental Neurotox Assay using Scalable Neurons and Astrocytes in High Content Imaging

Company: ArunA Biomedical, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: There is unmet need for rapid, cost effective in vitro methods to identify chemicals that pose a hazard to the human brain. A number of in vitro assays utilizing primary cells have been tested in an effort to devise effective models to prioritize chemicals for further in depth toxicity studies.… more

Galvanic Corrosion Prediction for Aircraft Structures

Company: Corrdesa Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Corrdesa is validating a finite element analysis method of predicting galvanic corrosion locations and relative severity between dissimilar metals using commercially available GalvanicMaster software. This project will demonstrate that this same approach can be modified and extended to… more

Functional Imaging to Develop Outstanding Service-Dogs (FIDOS)

Company: iK9, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: IK9, LLC, and Auburn University shall collaborate in the development of prototype procedures for conducting cognitive neuroscience studies employing fMRI imaging of the brains of unrestrained dogs while they are in an awake and responsive state. IK9 is an international leader in innovative working… more

Indexing large scientific data

Company: Map Large, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Hadoop style systems have done an excellent job of providing scalable long term disk bound data storage and enjoy wide acceptance in both Government and the private sector. However, Hadoop implementations suffer from performance limitations with respect

Air Launch Testbed for Endoatmospheric Hypersonic Trajectories

Company: Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Generation Orbit is proposing to develop a system architecture rooted in the success of the HIFiRE program, but capable of longer duration testing at high dynamic pressure, high Mach number flight conditions, flexible enough to maximize accessibility to customer defined test windows,… more

Holomorphic Embedded Load Flow for Autonomous Spacecraft Power Systems

Company: Gridquant Technologies, LCC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Holomorphic Embedding Load Flow Method (HELM) is a breakthrough that brings significant advances to the field of power systems. It provides a non-iterative procedure to compute, with mathematically proven guarantees even near voltage collapse, the correct operative power flow solution, to the… more

Low-Cost Small Payload Return to Enable High Frequency ISS Research

Company: Terminal Velocity Aerospace, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Terminal Velocity Aerospace, LLC (TVA) proposes to improve utilization of the International Space Station (ISS) by providing a system for on-demand return of experiment samples to Earth. TVA is presently developing a small reentry device (RED) capable of returning small payloads from space, with… more

Blast Booth Noise Reduction - An OSHA Compliance Issue

Company: F3 Solutions Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: ABSTRACT F3 Solutions (F3) is a woman owned small business with key personnel, with over a combined 50 years of experience specific to Air Force Environmental Engineering, and has experience providing research and development support to satisfy the overall objectives for blast booth… more

Advanced Tools for Mammalian Genome Engineering

Company: Synploid Biotek, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Recent advances in mammalian artificial chromosome design and engineering offer an alternative to existing methodologies for cellular bioengineering and address unmet needs to bioengineer more complex functionalities into human cells for subsequent commer

Application of Global Weather and Climate Model Output to the Design and Operatio of Wind-Energy Systems

Company: CLIMATE FORECAST APPLICATIONS NETWORK, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This proposal addresses the challenge of providing weather and climate information to support the operation, management and planning for wind-energy systems. There is a growing need for extended range forecast information as wind power increases its penetration into the grid. Future scenarios on… more

Real-time Characterization of Variable-rate Streaming Data

Company: AccelerEyes LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Technology focusing on collection, processing, and analysis of real-time data is playing a major role in military and civilian applications. With the advent of GPU and accelerator computing, the collection, processing, and analysis of real-time data streams is technically possible at an… more

Development of a TAVI Device with a Reduced Crossing Profile

Company: ABEOME CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Obesity is considered the number one health problem in the US and Europe, affecting 10% to 30% of adult populations. Obese individuals are more likely to acquire a variety of secondary diseases including diabetes, heartproblems, immune deficiencies, some types of… more

Aviators Intelligent Assistant

Company: Veloxiti Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: To meet the challenge of aiding the Army aviator with flying a complex aircraft in a dangerous region of airspace, Applied System Intelligence, Inc. (ASI), with participation from Sikorsky Aircraft Company (SAC), plans to add decision-aiding behaviors to the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter in a system… more