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Development of Technologies that Address the Complex Architecture of the Face During the Treatment of Severe Facial Burn Injury

Company: KeraNetics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: With the advent of improved body armor and vehicles and the enemy"s use of the improved explosion device (IED) in the most recent conflicts, blast injuries and related burns to the face have become more and more common among our Wounded Warriors. Pathological scarring, which often results in… more

KeraStat(R) Burn Gel and Halofuginone to Prevent Scar Contracture after Burn Injuries

Company: KeraNetics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: No currently available burn product has shown efficacy in substantially decreasing wound healing time and preventing scar formation. The goals of this Phase II proposal are to expand on the results obtained in the Phase I study that showed that (1) halofuginone inhibited collagen-mediated… more

Rapid Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Tool-path Programming

Company: Tucker Innovations Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The proposal seeks to significantly automate the process of producing parts requiring multi-axis milling of sculpted surfaces as required by the Navy for hydro-shapes such as propellers. Harnessing recent university research involving the application of graphical processing units as inexpensive… more

Accommodation integrated technology to minimize the impact of disability on students' assessment

Company: 3-C Institute for Social Development Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: There is growing interest in computerized systems to increase accessibility of assessments for students with disabilities. Technology offers an ideal platform for implementing Universal Design (UD) principles for assessment to better accommodate student diversity and support broad student… more

Interactive e-learning to promote successful postsecondary employment outcomes for students with intellectual disabilities

Company: 3-C Institute for Social Development Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Employment is essential for helping individuals with intellectual disabilities achieve independence, financial security, and self-sufficiency to be active members in the community as well as foster a higher quality of life more generally. However, only 25% of individuals with intellectual… more

Post-IED Hull Inspection Tool

Company: Corvid Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: On today"s battlefields, vehicles are at risk of encountering improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Fortunately, not all of these result in complete vehicle loss. Following events at both ends of the severity spectrum, Battle Damage Assessment and Repair (BDAR) and event reconstruction efforts… more

Physical Sub-Model Development for Turbulence Combustion Closure

Company: Corvid Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Corvid Technologies, in partnership with Clemson University"s combustion modeling group, is pleased to offer a physical sub-model evaluation and development plan for turbulent combustion applications relevant to the Air Force. We will leverage the computational resources and… more

Advanced Opaque Armor Materials and Manufacturing Methods

Company: Corvid Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Corvid Technologies is proposing an inconspicuous armor solution for SOCOM NSCVs that will offer less costly installation than the current steel shell. This effort will benefit from Corvid"s experience in rapid development of specialized low cost armor systems. Armor coverage of the vehicle… more

Hypervelocity Intercept Modeling with First-Principle, Physics-Based Tools

Company: Corvid Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: During our Phase I SBIR program for topic MDA-073-019, Hypervelocity Intercept Modeling with First-Principle, Physics Based Tools, we showed the utility of First-Principle Codes (FPC), specifically Velodyne, in modeling missile intercept phenomenology. In addition, we identified a path toward the… more

Modeling High Explosive (HE) Detonation Response and Resulting Debris/Shrapnel Generation from Submunitions Warheads

Company: Corvid Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this proposed Phase II effort is to continue leveraging first principles physics based codes for modeling the high and low-order explosive response and characterizing the resulting debris for HE submunitions warheads in missile intercepts. Corvid"s approach will include… more

Post Intercept Debris Predictions for Electro-Optical and Infrared (EO/IR) Scene Modeling

Company: Corvid Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Corvid Technologies is pleased to offer this STTR Phase II proposal in collaboration with The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), Spectral Sciences Inc. and Torch Technologies. Capabilities from each collaborator are being combined toward the ability to perform accurate,… more

Prime Power System Development for Active Denial Technology (ADT) and High-Power Radio-Frequency (RF) Systems

Company: Higher Power Engineering Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Higher Power Engineering proposes to develop a compact and lightweight prime power plant operating from JP-8 fuel. Capacity of 155kW continuos, which exceeds the Navy duty-cycle requirements. Unit exceeds all specifications of size, weight, and fuel efficiency. The proposed unit is projected at… more

Low Power Monolayer MoS2 Transistors for RF Applications

Company: Kyma Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Utilizing a novel solid/gas source CVD reactor designed for the growth of large area (substrates up to 4"in diameter) MoS2 single layer (SL) and multiple layer (ML) films, and leveraging already demonstrated capabilities in the growth and fabrication of 2D-FETs based on graphene and WSe2, we… more

Hybrid Veil Material for ESD/EMI Applications

Company: NanoTechLabs Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this proposal is to develop a hybrid conductive veil technology for use in UCASS or FA/xx and also as a replacement or repair of the existing conductive metallic ground planes on legacy platforms. The hybrid veil system can be made into a prepreg and bonded directly to the composite… more

Development of a naNomaterial aNode for a low voltage proportional counter for neutron detection

Company: NanoTechLabs Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this technology transfer effort is to leverage technology developed at Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) to develop a portable proportional counter (PC) for neutron detection. NanoTechLabs Inc. (NTL) will develop a portable proportional counter for neutron detection… more

Interactive Generative Manifold Learning

Company: Signal Innovations Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Signal Innovations Group (SIG) proposes a Phase II program that addresses three primary capabilities for applications involving high-dimensional observed data: reversible nonlinear data dimensionality reduction, static and dynamic synthesis of data in the observed space based on a low-dimensional… more

New Radar Exploitation Methods for Combat Identification

Company: Signal Innovations Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Phase II program will develop and mature a new salient physics-driven solution for CID feature design and classification to support onboard CID and decision fusion for remotely piloted vehicles. Saliency analysis will be used to develop databases of compact, simple geometric features… more

Integrated GaN T/R MMIC for AESA Radar

Company: Vadum Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Vadum proposes to develop an innovative, highly integrated, power-conserving GaN T/R MMIC for radar applications. We will leverage expertise in high efficiency, high power Gallium Nitride Power Amplifiers, low loss GaN RF switches, Low Noise Amplifiers, GaN Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits,… more

Adaptive Compression of Telemetry Data using Application Specific Dictionaries

Company: Vadum Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: During Phase I, Vadum developed a novel combination of lossless predictors and compression techniques that successfully increased compression on a government furnished telemetry data stream and demonstrated that even greater compression was achievable on the video stream. In Phase II, Vadum… more

Feature Based Machine Leaning

Company: Vadum Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The bulk filtering algorithm is designed to suppress or eliminate uninteresting objects from a sensor data stream allowing sensor management systems to focus finite resources more effectively on objects of interest. During Phase II Vadum will carry out a series of demonstrations showing the… more

Correlation identification and evaluation of new technologies or methodologies to accurately measure inertial movement in a stressing flight environme

Company: Mercury Data Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: We propose to develop a TRL 7 navigation grade accuracy inertial measurement unit (IMU) using a novel micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) sensor architecture and combinatorial algorithms. Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-7739 (18 March 14).

Signals of Opportunity as a Covert Alternative Fix Source for Submarines While Submerged

Company: Physical Devices Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: We propose a Phase I analysis of Signals of Opportunity (SOO), including Magnetic Velocity and Position (MVP) sensing, breakthrough passive geo-referenced navigation technology. MVP leverages classical electromagnetics to determine velocity and position with GPS-level accuracy at any depth or… more

Nondestructive Concrete Characterization System

Company: NLA Diagnostics LLP Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: During covert operations, the U.S. Army may be required to breach a concrete structure using a controlled explosion. When choosing the most effective charge size and placement, it is vital to perform a rapid field assessment of the material and structural properties of the target structure. However,… more

Data Fusion Approach for the Effective Inspection of Prestressed Concrete

Company: FDH Engineering Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: While many inspection technologies are available to find corrosion in steel tendons of prestressed concrete, no single technology has shown consistent results over the wide range of prestressed structures and inspection settings that are required from the bridge infrastructure market. However, a new… more

Ion Implantation Processes in AlN for Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Power Devices

Company: Adroit Materials Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Current and next-generation power systems require power devices that operate at high voltages and high frequencies beyond the reliable operating limit of the present silicon- and silicon carbide-based power devices. The material properties of AlN permit power devices to operate at these extremes,… more