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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 framework will… more

A Point-of-Care Device for Diagnosis of Platelet Injury in Trauma Patients

Company: HemoSonics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: HemoSonics LLC is developing an easy to use and easy to interpret diagnostic device to rapidly identify diffuse coagulopathies in order to guide proper and evidence-based interventions. The management of diffuse coagulopathies is extremely important in military medicine as these conditions represent… more

High Gain, High Power PCSS with Integrated Monolithic Optical Trigger

Company: Ness Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this proposal is to examine the feasibility of a design for a Photoconductive Semiconductor Switch (PCSS) with an integrated optical trigger that can switch at least 30 kV, 1 kA, 20 ns pulses with jitter<100 ps. The PCSS must be triggered without an external laser and the… more

Decision Making under Uncertainty for Dynamic Spectrum Access

Company: InfoBeyond Technology LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Due to scarcity of spectrum, Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) becomes a needed technology to improve the utilization of electromagnetic spectrum for DoD satellite communication. However, current DSA approaches are developed for terrestrial communications without addressing the unique… more

Secure Efficient Cross-domain Protocols

Company: InfoBeyond Technology LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Coordinating and sharing information across multi-level security (MLS) networks are of great interest in many military applications. However, it is very challenging to accomplish those goals due to the heterogeneous security classifications of different network domains. The recent… more

FIRESTORM: Framework for Information Reasoning and Extraction for STatistical Object Recognition and pattern Matching

Company: Harmonia Holdings Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The trend toward storage of data collected by the U.S. military and Intelligence Community (IC) in high performance computing facilities (i.e.,"data clouds") enables historical retrospective comparison of data to new collections to facilitate pattern discovery for prediction. However, many… more

Novel Approaches to Service Virtualization in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Company: SUNS-Tech Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This project focuses on the design and analysis of a scale-free routing approach for mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) that we call automatic incremental routing (AIR), because routing to any destination is automatic from the routing labels assigned to nodes, and incremental in that each node only… more

Integrated surface acoustic wave and microstructure informatics techniques for rapid identification and quantification of microtextured regions in met

Company: MRL Materials Resources LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Microstructure heterogeneities occur commonly in metallic aerospace materials. These are sometimes desired and exploited in tailoring location specific properties (e.g., turbine disks with gradient microstructures). In other instances, they might be undesirable because they lead to… more

Microstructure Sensitive Stochastic Finite Element Tools for Poly-crystalline Metals

Company: MRL Materials Resources LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Accelerated insertion of new high-performance materials, as envisioned by the Materials Genome Initiative and Integrated Computational Materials Engineering paradigm, necessitates a detailed understanding of the interrelated variability of microstructural features and resultant material performance.… 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: ABSTRACT: Current surface modification and lubricant technologies are either ineffective or too expensive and difficult to apply on US Air Force refueling drogue components. A low-cost, non-toxic, environmentally benign, easy to apply lubricant could significantly reduce US Air Force cost burdens… more

Next Generation Semiconductor-Based Radiation Detectors Using Cadmium Magnesium Telluride

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: At present, CdZnTe is considered the material of choice for efficient, room temperature gamma-radiation detection systems used for the detection and identification of radionuclides. Despite the advances in CdZnTe materials technology during the last decade, the major impediments in the progress of -… more

AOTF Based Spectro-Polarimetric Imaging System For Stand Off Chemical Detection

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: We propose an Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter (AOTF) Spectropolarimetric Imaging System for Enhanced Standoff Chemical Detection at Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) wavelengths. This work entails development of suitable LWIR material, design of the LWIR AOTF, and design of the hyperspectral imaging sensor… more

Light Weight Optics For High Power Directed Energy Applications

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of producing light weight and thermally manageable integrated optical systems suitable for airborne and space high power directed energy applications. This project will focus on improving two of the most important parts of a high… more

Narrow Band Gap Quantum Dots and Quantum Wires For Mid-Wave Infrared Focal Plane Array Detectors

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: There is an acute need for low-power, low-cost, portable mid-wave infrared (MWIR) thermal imaging systems. Current HgCdTe focal plane array (FPA) detectors have high fabrication cost and require low operating temperature. Recent advances in quantum dot (Q

Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter-Based Polarimetric Spectral Sensor With Progressive Algorithm For Material Analysis and Mapping

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The prevalence of off earth landing missions both proposed and undertaken has been steadily increasing. With the proposal of missions, not only to Mars, but also to comets, asteroids and outer planet moons, the ruggedness and robustness of equipment must meet the challenges of ever harsher… more

High-Power, Continuous-Wave 3.0- to 3.5-Micron Emitting Quantum Cascade Semiconductor Laser

Company: Intraband LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The technical objective of this proposal is to demonstrate a Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) emitting in the 3.0-3.5 & #181;m wavelength region, which employs a metamorphic buffer layer (MBL). It is the goal of this program to develop a QCL single-stripe device which will operate in a single,… more

High Voltage Pulse Forming Network (PFN) Capacitor

Company: HARP Engineering, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Advanced pulsed power capacitors with energy densities of above 10 J/cc and high breakdown strength are required for the military of the future. While polymers such as BOPP and PET offer excellent loss characteristics, their low energy density has led to a search for alternative polymer dielectrics… more

High Temperature Sensors Using Vertically Aligned ZnO Nanowires

Company: HARP Engineering, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: NASA requires instrumentation technologies that can be applied to measure flow under extreme temperatures where traditional sensing methodologies cannot be used. The proposed Phase II SBIR research effort will seek to create wall shear sensors that can be applied to measure signals at temperatures… more

Frequency-Agile Heterodyne-Driven MMW Signal Generator

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Conventional generation of a high-quality RF carrier (signal) beyond 50GHz requires high precision cavity engineering that inherently restricts contiguous bandwidth coverage. Worse, even if one were capable of fabricating a set of such stabilized, frequency-dense cavities to mimic discrete 30-120GHz… more

Nonlinear-DSP-Enabled RF-Photonic Link

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Digital equalizers have been the major enablers in RF communications in terms of managing component imperfections and channel impairments. Specifically, the ever increasing processing power of the dedicating computing processors has availed a steady increase in the ability of complex communication… more

High-Efficiency Polarization-Insensitive Diffraction Grating for All-Glass Monolithic SBC Fiber Laser System

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Spectral beam combination (SBC) of fiber lasers is the most practical approach to DEW-class HELs using diode-pumped fiber lasers. Use of conventional diffraction gratings to combine wavelengths is limited in that metal is inherently absorbing. Regardless of the metal layer thickness, optical power… more

Low-Noise, Parametric, Photonic Oscillator in Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) Band

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In contrast to the NIR band, which is supported by an infrastructure of devices developed to serve telecommunication applications, the SWIR band remains out of reach for critical defense applications. While it is relatively simple to construct a low-noise oscillator within the… more

Autolanding for Sample Return Missions

Company: Astrobotic Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Future NASA and commercial missions will increasingly target destinations with challenging topography and limited communication including unmapped asteroids, comets, and outer planet moons; surface rendezvous sites for sample return; and challenging sites like polar peaks, crater rims, and skylights… 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 prospect for volatiles at… more

Mode Adapting Etched Air Taper Fiber Optic Pump Combiner

Company: Optical Engines, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The semiconductor pumped fiber laser has generated considerable interest for High Energy Lasers (HELs) in a number of BMDS applications including long range sensing, communications and missile defense. The potential efficiency, compact size and low weight, reliability and ruggedness are… more