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Monitoring Individuals at Risk for Traumatic Brain Injury

Company: Advanced Medical Electronics Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The project will create an affordable system to monitor adolescent athletes in contact sports to identify individuals at risk for traumatic brain injury from continual sub-concussive impacts. The need is to reduce the risk of long term brain injury by providing tools to tell when it's risky/safe to… more

Constraint-Checking Editor for Procedure Tracking (ConCEPT)

Company: Adventium Enterprises, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Constructing, maintaining, and adapting operational procedures for manned space operations is a complex task, requiring the procedure author to satisfy constraints resulting from the system configuration, current state, and a set of procedural constraints imposing additional restrictions on these… more

Architecture Framework for Fault Management Assessment and Design (AFFMAD)

Company: Adventium Enterprises, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Architecture Framework for Fault Management Assessment And Design (AFFMAD) is a constraint-checking system for FM trade space exploration that provides rigorous performance guarantees for FM strategies for complex cyber-physical systems. AFFMAD will aid FM engineers in the early evaluation of FM… more

Field Deployable PFCs Sensors for Contaminated Soil Screening

Company: United Science, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) is an anionic surfactant species that is a member of a large family of ubiquitous and emerging environmental contaminants known as perfluoro chemicals (PFCs). Soil and groundwater contamination by PFCs have been caused by legal emissions from industrial… more

Nanotechnology Approach for Transmission Loss-of-Lubrication Survivability

Company: Applied Colloids Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Applied Colloids has developed a simple nanotechnology technique with which to provide a low coefficient of friction on the interacting surfaces of gears and other interacting machinery. This technology would widen the window with which a rotorcraft woul

Cloud-Based Efficient Data Analysis and Reduction (CEDAR)

Company: Architecture Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Architecture Technology Corporation (ATCorp) proposes the Cloud-based Efficient Data Analysis and Reduction (CEDAR) system, a novel hardware and software solution to efficiently increase and manage shared compute resources located within an autonomous vehicle to run mission-specific software that… more

Dynamic Airborne Mission Communication System (DYNAMICS)

Company: Architecture Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Current Air Force mission planning systems require that users manually enter flight paths. For the emerging class of airborne communications platforms this is sub-optimal. The mission of these platforms is to extend communications ranges and enable enhanced (particularly IP-based)… more

Mission-Based Agile Network Traffic Reprioritization (MANTRA) System for Crypto-Partitioned Tactical Environments

Company: Architecture Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: IP-based tactical networks which are being deployed increasingly must possess the capability to gracefully shed mission functions in accordance with the intent of the commander when network congestion occurs. Such congestion events are expected to be prevalent in tactical wireless… more

Smart Mission Planning Wizard: A Rethink Toward Automation

Company: Architecture Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Mission planning is a labor and time intensive process. The complexity of the tasks and the amount of work involved require considerable training and proficiency. Such challenges represent a hurdle to mission planners especially when only minor last minute changes need to be made to a mission plan.… more

MoMiP (Mobile Mission Planning)

Company: Architecture Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Mission planning is an error prone and labor intensive process requiring similar data to be entered multiple times through various JMPS UPCs. The Navy is requesting a software solution to expedite and unify the operational mission planning process. Architecture Technology Corp (ATCorp) proposes… more

Robust, Lightweight Wiring for Space Applications

Company: Minnesota Wire & Cable Co. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: An ability to reduce the weight of cables has the potential to provide significant cost savings, reduce maintenance and improve reliability of satellites. The costs of developing and producing satellites are linearly proportional with the satellite"s weight, with each kilogram… more

Miniature Sensor for Aerosol Mass Measurements

Company: MSP Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This SBIR project seeks to develop a miniature sensor for mass measurement of size-classified aerosols. A cascade impactor will be used to classify aerosol sample into 8 uniform bins on a logarithmic scale, covering an aerodynamic size range of 0.01 to 10 microns. In each of the 8 stages aerosols… more

FLA2SH: Flexible Levels of Adaptable Autonomy for Sensor Handling

Company: SIFT, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: SIFT, with subject matter expertise from the UAS pilots and sensor operators (SOs) at UAV Associates and in sensor processing capabilities from Ball Aerospace, will develop FLA2SH (Flexible Levels of Adaptable Autonomy for Sensor Handling) to extend and integrate with AFRL"s… more

CAMO: Cognitive Assessment and Monitoring of Operators

Company: SIFT, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: SIFT proposes to develop CAMO (Cognitive Assessment and Monitoring of Operators), a zero-intrusion method for human-machine state assessment. Our unique approach utilizes behavioral data already be-ing generated and collected during normal task completion, eliminating the need for additional tasks… more

THREADS: Teams of Humans and Robots, Evaluation Architecture Design and Systemization

Company: SIFT, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: SIFT, with support from Drs. Michael Goodrich and Eric Mercer of Brigham Young University, proposes to develop THREADS (Teams of Humans and Robots, Evaluation Architecture Design and Systemization) as a framework and tool to support the Test and Evaluatio

Marshal: Maintaining Evolving Models

Company: SIFT, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: SIFT proposes to design and develop the Marshal system, a mixed-initiative tool for maintaining task models over the course of evolving missions. Marshal-enabled planning and scheduling systems will maintain task models so that they are in tighter correspondence with the current operating context.… more

ANSIBLE: A Network of Social Interactions for Bilateral Life Enhancement

Company: SIFT, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Studies in ground-based analogs of Isolated and Confined Environments (ICE) have identified sensory monotony and social isolation as threats to crew psychological well-being. Further, the lack of real-time communications in future missions will impact crew interactions with their support systems, i… more

GaAsSb/AlGaAsP Superlattice Polarized Electron Source

Company: SVT Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The negative-electron-affinity (NEA) photocathodes which produce polarized electrons are a vital component of electron accelerators such as that at DoE Jefferson Lab and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). Future systems, such as the International Linear Collider (ILC), will require a… more

Efficient EMI/RFI attenuation by GaN-based coating on spinel windows

Company: SVT Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: With the advent of electromagnetic and electro-optical sensors in modern military platforms, the issue of detectability extends well beyond that of visible light. The suppression of Electromagnetic Interference/Radio Frequency Interference (EMI/RFI) is considered as one of vital elements of… more

Deep Space CubeSat Gamma-ray Navigation Technology Demonstration

Company: ASTER Labs, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The proposed novel program will use measurements of high-energy photon output from celestial gamma-ray sources to design a new, unique navigation system for a deep space CubeSat demonstration. An integrated CubeSat design will be developed to demonstrate the performance and feasibility of the… more

Integrated Spacecraft Navigation and Communication Using Radio, Optical, and X-rays

Company: ASTER Labs, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This program proposes to design and evaluate novel technology of X-ray navigation for augmentation and increased capability of high data-rate spacecraft communications. NASA's current concept for an integrated radio and optical communications (iROC) system is being developed to provide… more

Wheelchair Optimal Route Planning for Public Urban and Indoor Places

Company: Innovative Design Labs Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Innovative Design Labs (IDL) proposes to create a system which helps guide wheelchair users along the best path through complex urban landscapes. Since the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) were established in 1990 the ability of wheelchair users to navigate has… more

Sensing and Control of Stand-To-Sit Motions of a Wearable Bionics Suit

Company: Innovative Design Labs Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Innovative Design Labs (IDL), in collaboration with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), proposes to create a system for the sensing and control of stand-to-sit motions of a wearable bionics suit. Recent research found that 3.86 million Americans require wheelchairs and the number has been… more

Investigation of Donor and Acceptor Ion Implantation in AlN

Company: Agnitron Technology Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: AlN is an attractive material for power electronics device applications due to its wide bandgap and resulting high electric breakdown field. One of the major challenges that need to be addressed to achieve full utilization of AlN for power electronics applications is the development of a doping… more

Solar Blind MgZnO Photodetectors

Company: Agnitron Technology Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This project address the fabrication of solar blind detectors from the MgZnO material system. Both MBE and MOCVD material growth techniques will be used for deposition of the required material layers. Simulation software we be used to aid in the design of the photodetector structure. Devices will be… more