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Anti-reflective Coating for High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Company: Raydex Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project seeks to further develop an AR coating on high efficiency PV device surface that can enable a reflection loss<3% over the wavelength range from 300 nm to 1800 nm. The proposed effort will optimize the coating design and the… more

SOLID-STATE HIGH-VOLTAGE PULSER FOR HPM APPLICATIONS

Company: Metamagnetics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Metamagnetics proposes the research and development of a compact, reliable, cost-effective and reconfigurable pulsed-voltage source based on drift step recovery diodes (DSRD) for high-power microwave generation applications. The output parameters of the pulsed-voltage source determine the efficiency… more

Flexible Solid State High Power Radio Frequency Pulsed Source

Company: Metamagnetics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: US Navy relies on directed energy (DE) weapons, such as High-Power Microwave (HPM) sources, to disrupt, damage, or destroy foe electronic equipment at a standoff distance while minimizing collateral damage. Friendly and blue force mission critical electronic systems, such as radar, communications,… more

Smartphone Enabled Spectroscopic Gamma-Neutron Radiation Sensor

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: RMD is proposing the development of Smart-Phone Enabled Radionuclide Identifier (SERI), a new detection instrument designed to take full advantage of smartphone / tablet technology. The hardware platform will include a new advanced scintillator that will provide both high gamma-ray efficiency and… more

Compact, Lossless, Ruggedized, Electromagnetically Shielded Connectors for Power and Signals

Company: AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Today"s Navy continues to see increased demand for more power both on and off the ship. This need is largely driven by the continued development of high power density advanced weapons systems and sensors. Continued space and weight limitations for these ship applications will drive the need for… more

ACLAMATE: Automated Cognitive Load Assessment for Medical StAff Training and Evaluation

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Although great strides have been made in the development of simulators for training technical and teamwork skills, much less progress has been made with regard to skill assessment. Typically, performance is measured using a rating scale with anchors ranging from"low"to"high."Such… more

CERTAIN: Certainty Enrichment via Relational and Temporal Analytical Indexing of Networks

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Efficient and accurate indexing is fundamental to the Big Data enterprise, but traditional indexing techniques are often foiled by noise and missing information. Aptima proposes Phase II of CERTAIN (Certainty Enrichment via Relational and Temporal Analyti

Gallium Nitride Based Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Technology for High Altitude Periscope Detection

Company: Auriga Measurement Systems LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This project develops Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) Technologies that enable Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar which meet the low cost, high performance, efficient, small size, low weight and power (SWaP) requirements necessary for insertion into high-altitude… more

Aqueous Based Automatic Fire Extinguishing System

Company: BlazeTech Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Vehicle fires from FEM/IED attacks present multiple threats to personnel; an initial short duration fire from the products of combustion/explosion of the FEM/IED and a secondary, longer duration fire from ignition of vehicle fuel, tires, engine, or the surrounding environment. The Marines are… more

Reusable Extended Artificial Light Source

Company: Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: To capture images of high speed test events, the government uses high speed photography with high brightness illumination. The government would like to replace existing PF300 flashbulbs with a solution that meets or exceeds current specifications for reusable extended artificial light… more

Ultra-High Density Ion Propulsion From Ionic Liquids

Company: Busek Co. Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Busek Co. Inc. and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) propose to explore the physical limits of ionic liquid propulsion via development of new theory to explain effects of close packing emission density and to predict performance limits. The research is motivated by observations… more

Low-Cost Radiation Detection Using a Smart Phone

Company: CapeSym, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Accurate high-performance, low-cost handheld devices are needed by law enforcement and first responders for the detection, identification, classification and reporting of radioactive materials. The goal of this program is to produce a compact, low-power radiation identifier that costs less than $500… more

Modeling of Cyber Behaviors to Wargame and Assess Risk (MOC-WAR)

Company: Charles River Analytics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Adversaries are becoming ever more proficient at cyber attacks against our military"s infrastructure, making offensive and defensive cyber operations an essential component of today"s military activities. While the Navy has focused significant resources on cyber defense, these operations… more

Helicopter Aiding for Zero-Zero Landings with Advanced, Reactive Displays (HAZZARD)

Company: Charles River Analytics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Although Navy MH-60R/S SEAHAWK helicopters have long played a critical role in military operations, degraded visual environments continue to plague landing safety. Current heads-down displays do not address pilots"need to continuously perceive and respond to a rich set of external visual cues… more

Terrain Impact Decision Extensions (TIDE)

Company: Charles River Analytics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The US Army faces a significant burden in planning sustainment operations. Currently, logistics planners must manually evaluate potential emplacement sites to determine their terrain suitability. Sites subject to rainfall-runoff responses such as ponding are ill-suited for emplacements, but… more

Distributed Analysis Tool for Enterprise Monitoring (DATEM)

Company: Charles River Analytics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Operational availability of Navy systems has become a function of mechanical, electronic, computer, software, and network systems"availability. Further, the challenge of maintaining operational availability will grow to enterprise scale as the Navy moves towards tactical cloud computing that… more

Characterizing Resident Space Objects from Photometric Signatures (CROPS)

Company: Charles River Analytics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The US is highly dependent on space resources for communications and imaging, as well as positioning, navigation, and timing services that support military operations, government operations, and commercial interests. Because the space environment is both congested and contested, effectively… more

A system for augmenting training by Monitoring, Extracting, and Decoding Indicators of Cognitive Load (MEDIC)

Company: Charles River Analytics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Military medical personnel must act quickly and efficiently in any operational environment. Their success in saving lives depends on their ability to act effectively, both individually and as a team. Therefore, training must address individual skills and knowledge as well as interactions among team… more

Gray Matter: A Platform to Provide Timely, Relevant Information for Proactive Decision Making

Company: Charles River Analytics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Military domains, such as naval operations, require agile decision-making by Warfighters as they monitor ongoing activities, assess the impact of events, and develop or adjust plans to achieve the overall mission. These missions and resulting tasks emerge from a consistently evolving battlespace,… more

Maintenance Training based on an Adaptive Game-Based Environment using a Pedagogic Interpretation Engine (MAGPIE)

Company: Charles River Analytics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Although Partial Task Trainers (PTTs) have been shown to have a cost savings of 60 percent over training on actual systems, they routinely cost the Government in manpower, maintenance, and upgrades, and are limited by static content that does not address differently skilled trainees.… more

Precise Underwater Localization Using Sonar and Electro-Optics (PULSE)

Company: Charles River Analytics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Underwater ship hull inspection platforms routinely check for damage, corrosion, and suspicious objects. Highly accurate position information is required to properly register hull inspection data with previously collected data to monitor the progression of structural anomalies and other changes and… more

Sonar Training Motivation, Assessment, Tailoring, and Enhanced Remediation (ST-MASTER)

Company: Charles River Analytics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Sonar operators on anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)-capable surface ships have difficulty reaching and maintaining proficiency. Existing training systems, such as the SAST sub-system of the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 undersea combat system) do not sufficiently motivate sailors to participate in training,… more

Torpedo Self-Defense Using Networked Automated Machine Intelligence (TSUNAMI)

Company: Charles River Analytics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: US Navy efforts to develop effective torpedo countermeasures have yielded mixed results, but improvements are on the horizon. However, the relatively small number of sensors on each ship limits the military utility of the torpedo defense picture currently available to ship commanders. For effective… more

CAT Learning Algorithm Workbench (CLAW)

Company: Charles River Analytics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Current countermeasure anti-torpedo (CAT) systems use explicit logic to direct single-target intercepts resulting in an inability to adapt to the complexities of the stochastic marine environment and the problems of multiple, simultaneous threats. The CAT Learning Algorithm Workbench (CLAW) is an… more

Gallium Nitride Based Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Technology for High Altitude Periscope Detection

Company: CUSTOM MMIC DESIGN SERVICES INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: In this proposal, we consider GaN Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) Technologies to enable a low cost, high performance, thin, efficient, low size, weight and power (SWaP), Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar for high altitude submarine periscope detection. MMIC technology… more