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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

Aviators Intelligent Assistant

Company: APPLIED SYSTEMS INTELLIGENCE, INC. 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

Intelligent PMESII Information Management Workbench

Company: APPLIED SYSTEMS INTELLIGENCE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The objective for this SBIR is to develop a PMESII-PT workbench i.e., a tool that will enable Civil Affairs staff to gather, organize, and maintain knowledge relevant to stability operations. Two factors limit the military"s ability to manage stability operations. First, there simply are… more

Development of an Extended Endurance Air-Launched, Tube-Integrated, Unmanned System (ALTIUS)

Company: Area I, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Area-I team propose to leverage their expertise to develop an extended-endurance Air-Launched, Tube-Integrated Unmanned System (ALTIUS). ALTIUS, meaning"higher"in Latin, will provide a paradigm shift in the performance of small, tube-launched remotely piloted aircraft (RPA).… more

Prototype-Technology Evaluator and Research Aircraft

Company: Area I, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The Area-I team has developed and flight tested the unmanned Prototype-Technology Evaluation and Research Aircraft or PTERA ("ptera" being Greek for wing, or wing-like). The PTERA flew successfully during Phase I of this program, and stands to enhance the already capable NASA Aeronautics… more

Multi-Agent Management System (MAMS) for Air-Launched, Unmanned Vehicles

Company: Area I, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The main goal of this work is to design, implement, and demonstrate a guidance and mission planning toolbox for air-launched, unmanned systems, such as guided dropsondes, sonobuoys, or surveillance aircraft, with the primary goal of enabling users to more effectively achieve mission goals by… more

Dynamically Scaled Modular Aircraft for Flight-Based Aviation Safety Research

Company: Area I, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Area-I, Incorporated personnel have led the design, fabrication, and flight testing of twelve unmanned aircraft and one manned aircraft. Partnered with NASA and Boeing, Area-I has developed the unmanned Prototype-Technology Evaluator and Research Aircraft or PTERA ("ptera" being Greek for… more

Development of an Integrated Multi-mode Propulsion system for UAS Leveraging Speed and Endurance (IMPULSE)

Company: Area I, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Area-I proposes to develop an Integrated Multi-mode Propulsion system for UAS Leveraging Speed and Endurance (IMPULSE) to provide a paradigm shift in the performance of small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS). The development of IMPULSE will lead to a state-of-the-art, high-energy-density… more

Solid State High Energy Laser Batteries and Power Sources

Company: Global Technology Connection, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The next generation of technology for laser weapons, i.e. diode pumped or fiber, requires significant electrical power for driving the laser and supporting systems. There is a need for compact and lightweight power generation, storage, and conditioning for transitioning the laser technology to an… more

Fusion Enhanced Vehicle Level Diagnostic System

Company: Global Technology Connection, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Global Technology Connection, Inc. in conjunction with its partner, Vanderbilt University, is proposing to build a Fusion-enhanced Vehicle Diagnostics System (FVDS) framework to combine various information to help make go/no-go decisions from a safety point of view. Specifically single vehicle will… more

Development of High Energy and Power Density Solid State Supercapacitors

Company: nGimat Co. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Many military and commercial applications have turned to power electronics to run a variety of systems efficiently, quietly, cheaply, and precisely. Therefore, there is an urgent need for efficient energy storage systems with both high energy and power densities. Supercapacitors have gained… more

Real-Time Health Monitoring for Solid Rocket Motors

Company: Polymer Aging Concepts Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A Propellant Health Monitoring (PHM) Sensor for Solid Rocket Motors (SRMs) utilizes actual propellant components in a tiny new sensor called AgeAlert. These sensors provide real-time data corresponding to mechanical property degradation resulting from environmental aging of propellants. … more

Smart Shelf Life Tag for Ordnance Health Monitoring

Company: Polymer Aging Concepts Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Polymer Aging Concepts, Inc. proposes to develop a"Smart Shelf Life"(SSL) tag which provides a low cost health monitoring system for ordnance based on a new condition monitoring sensor technology called AgeAlert. The AgeAlert sensor in SSL labels comprises a conductive composite element… more

Reducing Impact of Severe Space Weather on Global Positioning System (GPS) Satellite Users

Company: Propagation Research Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: In Phase II, Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to complete the development of a real-time nowcast of ionospheric scintillation impacts on GPS users. Continuing its partnership with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, PRA will implement real-time production of a map of ionospheric… more

Measurements from Mobile GPS for Ionospheric Awareness

Company: Propagation Research Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA), teamed with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), proposes to design and evaluate an algorithm to produce useful measurements of the state of the ionosphere from Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment used on mobile platforms. We will… more

Team Performance Metrics for Command and Control of Unmanned Systems

Company: SA Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The increase in unmanned systems, also known as UxVs, on the battlefield creates the need for coordinated activity among multiple UxVs that work effectively in collaboration with the Warfighters who must be able to rapidly and easily command their operations, insure their compliance with intent in a… more

Unmanned Aerial System Operator Selection Tools

Company: SA Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Traditional selection and training practices are essential initial selection tools that show some general levels of predictive validity overall. However, current Navy selection tools are not good predictors of performance for Navy air system AVOs. In our targeted solution, we utilize proprietary… more

Cognitive Modeling for Cyber Defense

Company: SA Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 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

SBIR Phase II: Simple Device for Measuring Nanosecond Laser Pulses

Company: Swamp Optics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase II project proposes to develop a simple, single-shot, inexpensive, and complete laser-pulse measurement device for ~100-picosecond to ~10-nanosecond pulses. Long (>10 nanosecond) pulses are easily measured, and recently developed techniques… more

A High Energy, High Power all Solid State Battery

Company: Excellatron Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Conventional Li ion batteries have a number of limitations that prevents them from becoming the energy storage media for electric (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). Many of these limitations could be ultimately traced to properties and limitations of the liquid organic electrolytes used in the… more

SBIR Phase II: A Robust Caller-ID Alternative for Securing Telephony Based Transactions

Company: Telineage Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The innovation in this project comes from the novel call audio analysis techniques that can be used to create a fingerprint of the source of a telephone call. Such fingerprints can reveal valuable information about the call source, including the type of the calling device (landline, Voice-over IP or… more

FMRI Optimization in Awake Service and Working Dogs

Company: Dogstar Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Having demonstrated the feasibility of fMRI in awake dogs, we are now ready to move forward with a program aimed at extending this technology to the point that a reliable training regimen can be deployed to a wide range of service and working dogs. The ad

SBIR Phase I: Microelectromechanical Sensor for Touch Surfaces

Company: NextInput, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to develop a force sensitive solution for touch applications that will overcome the technical shortcomings of currently available technologies. The design utilizes the sensitivity, size, and cost advantages of microelectromechanical… more

SBIR Phase I: Physical Cellular High Content Screening Using a piggyBac Transposen System

Company: ArunA Biomedical, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will address the demand for new and evolving approaches to alleviate shrinking drug pipelines and costly failed human safety trials and recalls by implementation of new technologies to transform complex human stem cell-derived neural… more

Developmental Neurotox Assay Using Scalable Neupons and Astrocytes in High Content Imaging

Company: ArunA Biomedical, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this proposed project and the EPA Computational Toxicology program’s goals are aligned in assessing chemicals for potential risk to human health and the environment through the use of more representative multicellular human developmental neurotoxicology assays. ArunA Biomedical… more