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Pulse Power and Energy Sources for High Power Microwave and High Power Laser

Company: ASR Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ASR proposes to develop an HPM source for deployment into the MLRS M26 (or smaller) payload bay. Multiple, parallel FEGs will charge a single quarter wave oscillator to 100kV or more, and each FEG will be fired in order to accomplish the desired pulse repetition rates (PRR) in excess of 100 Hz. … more

Advanced Fiber Optic and Electrical Cable Diagnostics

Company: Management Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Tyco Electronics Connectivity Defense and Aerospace (TE) is a leading supplier of mil-spec fiber optic (FO) connectors used in ship"s wiring plants, In a Navy SBIR, our company, Management Sciences, Inc. (MSI) worked with TE and developed a portable automated test equipment (ATE) for fast and… more

Embedded Cognitive Bayesian Prognostic Health Management for RPA Propulsion Systems

Company: Management Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Air Force is facing severe budget cuts which force the need to cut operating costs of aircraft and manpower. One way to do this is to increase reliability of systems and components which would reduce maintenance and increase operational availability, which reduces the number of… more

Electro-optic jitter and pulse characterization for X-ray free-electron laser sources

Company: Mesa Photonics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Mesa Photonics proposes a new method for online diagnostics at x-ray free electron laser facilities. This diagnostic can be fully automated, switching among alignment, jitter measurements, and pulse characterization. In this SBIR project, Mesa Photonics will develop a new diagnostic for measuring… more

Rapid isotopic analysis using heterodyne laser induced breakdown spectroscopy

Company: Mesa Photonics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Isotopic analysis of suspect materials is an effective tool for identifying and characterizing nuclear. Isotope ratios of uranium, plutonium, lithium, and hydrogen are particularly informative for distinguishing fuel for nuclear power plants from weapons-grade material. Existing instrumentation… more

Portable nitrous oxide sensor for understanding agricultural and soil emissions

Company: Southwest Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Nitrous oxide is the third most important greenhouse gas (GHG,) with an atmospheric lifetime of ~114 years and a global warming impact ~300 times greater than that of CO2. The main cause of nitrous oxides atmospheric increase is anthropogenic emissions, and over 80% of the current global… more

Optical Tomography for 3D Imaging of Fine Roots

Company: Southwest Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Monitoring the root systems of plants is essential to improving models of crop productivity, soil carbon sequestration and biogeochemical cycling. Fine roots (considered to be smaller than 1-2 mm in diameter) are the dominant component of this system, with roots & lt;0.2 mm in … more

Standoff Detection of Radiological Materials using Light Filaments

Company: Southwest Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The ability to detect radiological materials at standoff distances of a kilometer or more would be invaluable to national security and nonproliferation efforts. In particular, it is important to be able to distinguish isotopes of uranium and other elements associated with nuclear weapons… more

Diamond sensor for the neutron electric dipole moment experiment

Company: Southwest Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: As part of its mission to understand the fundamental forces and particles of nature as manifested in nuclear matter, DOE is funding an experiment to measure the electric dipole moment of neutron. This sophisticated experiment tests the standard model by monitoring the response of neutrons in crossed… more

Advanced STJ Spectrometer for X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy at the Synchrotron

Company: STAR Cryoelectronics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: X-ray absorption spectroscopy is a widely used experimental technique for studying the composition and chemistry of materials and is one of the driving forces behind the explosive growth of synchrotron light sources and their increase in brightness by many orders of magnitude. However, advances in… more

Efficient Computational Tool for RF-Induced Bio-Thermal Response

Company: Stellar Science Ltd Co Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Radio-frequency (RF) transmitting devices are found nearly everywhere today, ranging from lower-power cell phones to radar equipment to high-energy weapons systems. Accidental exposure of humans to the RF radiation emanating from these devices can cause harmful thermal effects including… more

Novel Concept for Mapping Out No Fire Zones for a Scalable Effects High Power Laser System with a Multi-Mission Capability

Company: Tau Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: High-Energy Laser (HEL) systems offer advantages of scalability and precision attack unavailable with conventional munitions. Their long-range, speed-of-light-attack capability provides unique benefits for area defense, precision attack, and covert strike, but lasers introduce new elements of… more

High Voltage Isolation Protection for Handheld and Manpack Antennas with Active Warning System

Company: TEAM Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: A reduced hazard antenna design will be developed for deployment on handheld and manpack radios. High voltage protection will be built into the antenna to prevent accidental electrical contact with high voltage power lines up to 25kVDC RMS. Prototypes of the high voltage protection devices will be… more

Inexpensive instrument for in situ cloud droplet/drizzle characterization

Company: Vista Photonics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Stratus and stratocumulus clouds with low drop concentration and large drop diameter are scientifically very important, because this is the regime in which drizzle drops are formed. The formation of drizzle can lead to a rapid modification of the cloud droplet size distribution, which in turn has a… more

High Power Radio Frequency (HPRF) Dynamic Surface Engagement Modeling and Simulation Tool

Company: TechFlow, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: TechFlow Scientific proposes to develop a dynamic high-power radio-frequency (HPRF) engagement modeling and simulation (M & S) tool for predicting weapon effectiveness in Navy surface engagements, leveraging past related work to advance the development schedule. Our team brings considerable… more

High-Power Microwave (HPM) Weapons"Effects and Failure Analysis Tool

Company: TechFlow, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: TechFlow Scientific, a division of TechFlow Inc., will leverage over a century of High Power Microwave (HPM) Effects Test and Modeling experience to develop an integrated toolkit that models the vulnerability and susceptibility of electronic systems, subsystems and components to directed energy (DE)… more

Cryogenic Optical Refrigeration for Space Applications

Company: ThermoDynamic Films Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Optical refrigeration is currently the only demonstrated all-solid-state cryocooling technology. Optical cryocoolers use laser light to cool small crystal or glass cooling elements. The cooling element absorbs the laser light and reradiates it at higher energy, an example of anti-Stokes… more

High Resolution ADC on an Application Specific Integrated Circuit (HRADC-ASIC)

Company: Applied Technology Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Performance of space-based digital control systems is limited by the low resolution of available radiation-hardened Analog to Digital Converters (ADCs) and Digital to Analog Converters (DACs). Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes to develop a High Resolution ADC on an Application… more

Magnetic Sphere Gyro (MSG)

Company: Applied Technology Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: High performance angular rate sensors (gyros) with low SWaP, wide operating temperature range, and low cost are required to improve tactical IMUs to strategic grade for long-range weapons guidance without GPS. ATA is proposing the Magnetic Sphere Gyro (MSG), a non-MEMS 2-DOF rate gyro based on a… more

Massive Optomechanical Navigation Accelerometer (MONA)

Company: Applied Technology Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: High performance linear accelerometers with low SWaP, wide operating temperature range, and low cost are required to improve tactical IMUs to strategic grade for long-range weapons guidance without GPS. The ATA/Sandia Team is proposing the Massive Optomechanical Navigation Accelerometer (MONA), a… more

Advanced Radiation Hardened ADC (ARH-ADC)

Company: Applied Technology Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Pipelined radiation hardened analog-to-digital converters (ADC) typically provide 12-14 bit resolution conversion at>20 MSPS and have inherent multi-clock cycle latency. These converters use multiple sub-ranging stages and error correction circuitry and the high parts count results in large… more

Mitigation of sand mold related metal casting defects through virtual manufacturing

Company: Mold Dynamics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Metal casting is an important manufacturing process and most castings are made by small to mid-sized foundries. Sand molded castings account for 85% of all iron and steel castings produced and approximately 5 out of 30 major casting defects including gas blows and sand burn-on are related to poor… more

Metrology for Industry for use in the Manufacture of Grazing Incidence Beam Line Mirrors

Company: InSync, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Innovative, fast, ultraprecise and affordable metrology instruments are needed to ensure that grazing incidence optics can meet emerging requirements for DOE Basic Energy Sciences (BES) synchrotron and FEL x-ray light sources. Currently, there is not a suitable instrument available in the United… more

Non-Invasive Bunch Length Monitor

Company: Electrodynamioc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: It is extremely important to understand and control the temporal characteristics of electron beams at accelerator photoinjectors. Measuring and setting the electron bunch length is critical to the operation of the accelerator, and can ultimately determine if physics experiments at user-based… more

Method to Eliminate Unwanted High Frequency Signals above 2 KHz from Accelerometers

Company: Dominca, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The goal is to develop external mechanical filters to eliminate signals above 2 kHz from accelerometers. Dominca"s patented layered-media approach will be used to develop filters for high-shock accelerometers used in explosive and impact events. Layered-media theory has been applied… more