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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

MMIC Compatible High-power T/R switches based on Ultra-fast Broadband and Low-cost Novel Phase Change Materials

Company: Metamagnetics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits realized on GaAs, GaN, InP, SiGe, and to a lesser extent Si are integral components of many deployed NAVY detect, control, and engagement systems due to their broad bandwidth, fast-response time, and small size (10 W).

3 kW Lightweight Efficient Generator

Company: NOVATIO Engineering, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: At NOVATIO Engineering, our solution to this problem is practical, novel, proven at a smaller scale and now demonstrated at the 3 kW size range: conversion of a commercial lightweight gasoline generator to operate with diesel fuel or JP-8 in spark ignition mode. Prior to this Phase I SBIR effort,… more

Bio-fuel Reforming for High-Efficiency Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Generators

Company: Acumentrics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Acumentrics is developing a new reformer system capable of significantly increasing efficiency while reducing components, component cost, and system complexity. This proposal applies that system to biofuel as well as other fuels as the technology is scaled up from small units in order to develop an… more

Ultra-High Precision Laser Isotope Monitor for 13CO2, CO180 and CO170

Company: Aerodyne Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the atmosphere are primary drivers of global climate change and hence there is a crucial need to quantify their sources and sinks. A general technique to constrain source and sink strengths is the analysis of the relative proportions of isotopic variants of GHG's. … more

Algorithms for IR data

Company: Aerodyne Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: We and our team partner Emu Solutions, a University of Notre Dame spin-off, will implement and ultimately deliver ISiS_PFA (Image Stabilization in Silicon_PFA), an electronics hardware implementation of our recently-invented Polynomial Factor Analysis (PFA) jitter mitigation algorithm. … more

Innovative Approach for Modeling the Impact of Paint Gloss on Visual and Near IR Detection

Company: Aerodyne Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: NAVAIR PMAs are motivated by substantial maintenance cost savings to switch aircraft paints from matte to glossy. Yet NAVAIR must confidently weigh these major cost savings against possibly serious survivability penalties from sun glints. To definitively answer these survivability trades, we propose… more

One Micrometer Resolution Structured Scintillator for Hard X-Ray Image Detection

Company: Agiltron Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Next generation three dimensional (3D) X-ray imaging requires novel x-ray scintillating materials with high efficiency and high spatial resolution. Using a conventional homogeneous scintillator plate, there is a compromise between efficiency and spatial resolution. The strong coupling between… more

Fiber based seed laser for ultrafast CO2 laser systems

Company: Agiltron Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: A fiber based high performance 10-micron femtosecond seed laser is an ideal front end of ultrafast CO2 laser systems, which requires a near IR mode-locked fiber laser and a high energy pulsed pump fiber laser synchronized with the mode-locked fiber laser for frequency conversion and power… more

Nanofluidic Sequencing of Polypeptides

Company: Agiltron Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Leveraging Agiltron"s development and production of portable Raman spectrometers, Agiltron will develop a new class of polypeptide sequencers. Our approach capitalizes on recent progress in Raman spectroscopy to push the sensor performance well beyond the current state-of-the-art.

Durable Superhydrophobic Anti-icing Nanocomposite Coatings

Company: Agiltron Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Agiltron will develop robust and affordable anti-icing and ice-phobic surfaces that are also transparent (>%80) in visible spectrum for superstructures of surface ships in Arctic and cold region operation. Leveraging Agiltron"s previous experiences in mechanically durable superhydrophibic… more

Light-Weight, Solar Cells with High Specific Power and Conversion Efficiency

Company: Agiltron Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Agiltron in collaboration with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will develop a new class of high-efficiency and lightweight broadband inverted metamorphic multi-junction (IMM) solar cells for the uninterrupted flight missions of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The approach is closely… 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

SONIC Sensor Operations via Naturalistic Interactive Control

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: As analysts and operators move from data to insights, tools are needed for supervisory control, command and control, and intelligence analysis. Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) requires the ability to navigate and interpret mounds of data to produce actionable decisions. Through… more

AWAKE: Adaptive Workspace for Analyst Knowledge&Engagement

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: There is an increasing need for fast and accurate analysis of large volumes of disparate data containing critical information. Existing tools for information search, retrieval, and exploitation are inadequate because the tools have limited ability to (1) help the analyst understand the semantics… more

Sense-making via Collaborative Agents and Activity Networks (SCAAN)

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The volume of data collected by Air Force ISR has exceeded the capacities of traditional analysis methods. New enhancements to the Air Force"s PCPAD intelligence cycle are, thus, critical to providing the analyst with the ability to strategically process, exploit and analyze the most critical… more

HASTE: Human and Autonomous Systems Team Evaluation

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: As mixed human/agent/robot teams become more prevalent throughout civilian and defense applications, proper testing and evaluation of team performance becomes increasingly essential. Several challenges remain to understanding how to evaluate such teams. To address these problems, Aptima and our… more

Training Requirements: An Empirical and Computational Analysis for MAGIC CARPET (TRECA-MC)

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This proposal describes a series of inter-related subprojects aimed at developing an empirical understanding of the MAGIC CARPET system, including its training requirements, effectiveness, and safety. An important overall objective is to estimate cost, throughput, and readiness considerations… more

DREAM: Detecting Relations, Entities, and Attributes Misinformation

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Information fusion and knowledge conflict detection are required for many mission-critical intelligence analysis tasks. Using knowledge extracted from various sources, including entities, relations, and events, intelligence analysts identify relevant documents, integrate facts into… more

GUARD: General Utility for Assessing Risk of Disclosure

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Information is a national asset that must be protected. To make effective use of this asset, information sharing is critical between government agencies, with foreign government partners, and with the private sector. At the same time, in practice, balancing information sharing and… more

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