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Advanced Littoral Combat Ship Common Mission Module Handling Device

Company: Quantum Engineering Design, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Quantum Engineering Design, Inc. (QED) Mission Module Handling Device (MMHD) is designed to meet the Navys requirements of minimizing the deck point loading while lifting and omni-directionally maneuvering ISO containers and Twenty foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) aboard both the Littoral Combat… more

Advanced Breakwater And Causeway Ultramarine System (ABACUS) Development

Company: Quantum Engineering Design, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Expansion of the Advanced Breakwater And Causeway Ultramarine System (ABACUS) research and development work accomplished under the Phase II Basic and Options 1 & 2 programs to full scale prototype systems and large scale demonstration models for both Seabasing and ship-to-shore logistics support… more

Active Motion-Compensation Technology for Roll-On/Roll-Off Cargo Vessel Discharge to Floating Platforms

Company: Quantum Engineering Design, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The QED team proposes to study an active motion compensation platform supported by a self-contained air cushion system. The Phase II study will evaluate the ability of the'Ramp Motion Control Platform'(RMCP) to support and control the LMSR stern ramp through a range of elevated sea state… more

Physiologically Compatible Hemodialysis through Advanced Dialysate Regeneration

Company: Chemica Technologies, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The uremic syndrome is a disabling condition attributed to the progressive retention of solutes that would normally be excreted by the kidneys and which interact negatively with physiological systems/functions. These are broadly defined as uremic toxins. Hemodialysis treatment is prescribed for the… more

Goal Guide: A Web-Based Application for Self-Management of Goal Tracking

Company: Assistech Systems LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This is a Phase II project to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a responsively designed web application, Goal Guide, that enables individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism to effectively manage self-defined goals for everyday living across personal, educational, and vocational… more

Reservoir Scandate Cathode for Electric Propulsion

Company: e-beam, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: We propose to combine two revolutionary cathode technologies into a single device for use in electric space propulsion. This will overcome problems that both technologies have when operated alone.The cathode is currently the component which most limits performance and life in ion and Hall Effect… more

Practical Roots of Trust for Mobile Devices

Company: Galois, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: To meet the critical security needs of the Department of Homeland Security and others, we propose two methods for providing a secure root of trust for mobile devices. One method is designed to integrate as easily into existing systems, while the other requires deeper integration but… more

Binary Static Previrtualization: Phase II

Company: Galois, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Modular software development helps enable application developers to quickly write sophisticated applications. However, in most instances only a small fraction of the functionality included in a particular software component is needed. Not only is there a performance cost, but the prevalence of… more

Airline Operational Control (AOC)/UAS Ground Control Station (GCS) Collaboration

Company: The Innovation Laboratory, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: We propose to form a network and a set of tools that will create a shared situation awareness with Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Ground Control Stations (GCSs) and airline dispatchers at Airline Operations Centers (AOCs). Our solution is motivated by the Collaborative Decision Making (CDM)… more

Scaleable, High Efficiency Microchannel Sabatier Reactor

Company: UMPQUA Research Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: A Microchannel Sabatier Reactor System (MSRS) consisting of cross connected arrays of isothermal or graded temperature reactors is proposed. The reactor array enables nearly complete single pass carbon dioxide reduction using the Sabatier reaction, allowing efficient recovery of oxygen from in situ… more

Bead Evaporator for Complete Water and Salt Recovery from Brine

Company: UMPQUA Research Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: A microgravity-compatible Brine Evaporation and Mineralization System (BEMS) is proposed for 100% water recovery from highly contaminated wastewater as well as water generated from entrained organic contaminant oxidation without concern for precipitation of organic and inorganic solids. The BEMS… more

Plasma Extraction of Oxygen from Martian Atmosphere

Company: UMPQUA Research Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Plasma techniques are proposed for the extraction of oxygen from the abundant carbon dioxide contained in the Martian atmosphere (96 % CO2). In this process, CO2 is directly decomposed in an energetic plasma forming O2 and CO, which are immediately separated. The Phase I project will clearly… more

Compressorless Gas Storage and Regenerative Hydrogen Purification

Company: UMPQUA Research Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Microwave regenerative sorption media gas storage/delivery techniques are proposed to address both compressed gas management and hydrogen purification requirements in support of crewed deep space exploration missions. By reducing or eliminating the need for a conventional gas compressor, both the… more

Programmable, Reconfigurable Silicon Photodiode Array Module

Company: Voxtel, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Many planned nextgeneration experiments in high energy physics, astroparticle physics, and nuclear physics need a plethora of photon detectors with singlephoton sensitivity, large dynamic range, and accessibility throughout experiment lifetime. These requirements constrain the sensor: low… more

Digital Silicon Photomultiplier Readout Circuit

Company: Voxtel, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The need for ever more sensitive, compact, rugged, and inexpensive optical sensors is particularly acute in the fields of homeland security, biological sciences, nuclear medicine, and nuclear and highenergy physics. The ability to detect the spatial location and time of arrival of single photons… more

Low SWAP LIDAR Instrument for Arctic Ice Sheet Mass Balance Monitoring

Company: Voxtel, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The Arctic sea ice cover plays a major role in governing the exchange of energy between the ocean and atmosphere in the Polar Regions. As such, observations of ice extent and thickness, including temporal growth and melt cycles, improves our understanding of the ongoing global climate changes, and… more

Fabrication of aberration-free gradient index nonlinear optical materials

Company: Voxtel, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A fast, 1-cm diameter cylindrical gradient index (GRIN) nonlinear optical (NLO) refractive index lens, with large radial linear and nonlinear optical index gradients in all three optical axes will be fabricated using ink jet printing (IJP). The goal is to demonstrate the ability to… more

High Index of Refraction Materials for Printed Applications

Company: Voxtel, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Using roll-to-roll (R2R) -compatible inkjet-print (IJP) deposition and nanoimprint (NI) photolithographic patterning methods, a series of passive and electro-optic (EO) -modulated waveguide structures will be fabricated and characterized. The measured data will be compared to modeled… more

Hybridization Techniques for Ultra-Small Pitch Focal Plane Arrays

Company: Voxtel, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: High-yielding inkjet print (IJP) deposition technologies will be developed for hybridizing the ultra-small pitch semiconductor detector arrays and readout integrated circuits (ROIC). The goal is to develop a method, alternative to the thermocompression hybridization methods currently used… more

Flexible, High Performance Microlens Array Technologies for Integral Field Spectrographs

Company: Voxtel, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: TBD

Monolithic Gradient Index Phase Plate Array

Company: Voxtel, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The "piston errors" and aberrations of the mirror segments used in large telescopes, are typically measured with on-board optical instruments, usually a dispersed Hartman sensor (DHS) and/or dispersed fringe sensor (DFS). Calibrating and testing of the wavefront sensors are typically… more

High Count Rate Single Photon Counting Detector Array

Company: Voxtel, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: An optical communications receiver requires efficient and high-rate photon-counting capability so that the information from every photon, received at the aperture, is processed. This is particularly true in space platforms, where the information contained in every additional photon detected directly… more

Mobile Motion Capture for Human Skeletal Modeling in Natural Environments

Company: APDM, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Interest in tracking human movement has been motivated by the wide array of its applications in health care, military training, sports, and entertainment. Currently, there is no single motion capture technology that is perfect for every possible use. The most common method of tracking… more

Passive Collapsible Contingency Urinal for Human Spaceflight

Company: IRPI LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Acute challenges are faced by the designers of fluid transport systems for spacecraft because of the persistently unfamiliar and unforgiving low-g environment. However, with modern design tools capillarity can used to passively perform critical life support functions, increasing reliability, while… more

TAU Commander: An Intuitive Interface for the TAU Performance Analysis System

Company: ParaTools, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The Department of Energy and other federal agencies have made significant investments in software performance engineering tools, which can be complex and difficult to use. Novice users first encountering a tools complexity and vast array of features are intimidated and easily frustrated. There is… more