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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 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

Assessment of Hypercoagulability in Cancer Patients Using Sonorheometry

Company: HEMOSONICS Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The Problem: Venous thromboembolism (VTE), which encompasses the diseases of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is a common and life-threatening problem amongst cancer patients. In population-basedstudies, cancer has been associated with a… more

Development of a microfluidic device for the assessment of hemostatic function

Company: HEMOSONICS Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The monitoring and management of the hemostatic balance in neonatal and pediatric patients remains challenging. Although several conditions/procedures are known to have great impact in altering hemostatic function in this population, the differences between … 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

Generalized Query Planner for Distribute Fusion

Company: Harmonia Holdings Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Our military"s ability to dominate the battlespace depends on the ability to first"see"the battlespacethat is, for our military commanders to have awareness of the environment, entities, activities, and intent of both our adversaries and ourselves. The things we don"t control… 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

Living Plan

Company: Harmonia Holdings Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: We propose to design OPTIMUS, Optimized Planning Through Iterative Mission Updates and Synthesis, a Command and Control system to provide the capability of continuous Operation Plan (OPLAN) update for use by the Joint Task Force Air Component Commander and in an Air Operations Center… more

Information Technology Analytical Maintenance and MOnitoring (IT-AMMO)

Company: Harmonia Holdings Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Harmonia is proposing to develop the Information Technology Analytical Maintenance and MOnitoring (IT-AMMO) system, a software application for Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and Distance Support (DS) for IT systems aboard LCS ships. IT-AMMO will help the LCS Program monitor health and status… more

Operational Console Modernization Tool

Company: Harmonia Holdings Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: From Harmonia"s long experience on human factors, console design, and usability engineering we learned that we could bring about better HSI design if we could utilize a validated model and associated computer-based tool. Our proposed tool, ImpactModeler, fuses the many factors and data sources… more

COAXIS - Course of Action Extra-Intelligence System

Company: Harmonia Holdings Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: COAXIS (Course of Action Extra-Intelligence System) recommends both information relevant to an operational order and a course of action (COA), where COA is defined as a decision of what action to take given a specific situation. COAXIS performs semantic analysis of natural language of an operational… more

Technology for Removal of Heavy Metals and Arsenic from Juice

Company: XPLOSAFE, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The discovery that many fruit juices and brown rice syrup contain significant concentrations of arsenic or heavy metals such as lead and cadmium has raised concern amongst the public, government regulators, and food and juice producers. This contamination occurs both from natural and anthropogenic… 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

Prevention of Children's Tympanostomy Tube Otorrhea

Company: O-RAY PHARMA, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Otitis media (infection of the middle ear space) is one of the most common diseases of childhood. Myringotomy with tympanostomy tube (TT) insertion is the most common operation performed on children in the United States. Otorrhea is the most common complication… more