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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Novel Detection Mechanisms for Advanced Persistent Threat

Company: Paradigm Shift International Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This project employs a massively parallel, low cost, low power, associative-memory pattern detection processor soon-to-market by a major semiconductor producer. Phase 1 will use a microprocessor emulator to develop, test, and analyze"very large scale anomaly detectors"(developed under a… more

Easy-to-Employ Satellite and Space System Robustness

Company: PnP Innovations, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Investing in innovation that moves toward the widespread use of satellite autonomy has the potential to yield significant benefits to the space situational awareness (SSA) community. Most notably, if satellite platforms have the ability to detect and respond to events without exchanging… more

Innovative Modular Propulsion for Multi-Mission Space Vehicles

Company: PnP Innovations, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This program develops a Modular Propulsion system design and demonstration test bed that continues the efforts of the Phase I program that established the feasibility of a green propellant based modular propulsion system. Two reduced toxicity propellants will be considered: LMP-103S and… more

Enhancing the Utility of Hosted Payloads Using MOSA Approaches

Company: PnP Innovations, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Incorporating hosted payloads onto satellites deployed for other primary missions is an approach that has the potential to provide benefits to both the hosted payload user community and the host satellite providers. But getting rides to space and accommodation on a dedicated satellite bus… more

Advanced Spacecraft Thermal Modeling

Company: LoadPath, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: For spacecraft developers who spend millions to billions of dollars per unit and require 3 to 7 years to deploy, the LoadPath reduced-order (RO) modeling thermal design tool is an innovative software tool that will significantly reduce labor costs and effort associated with the design and analysis… more

Flexible and Enhanced Active Thermal Strap (FEATS) for Satellite Thermal Management

Company: LoadPath, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Electronic devices have permeated almost every aspect of modern society. Because of our ever-increasing dependence on the services they provide, we expect future electronic products to have improved reliability and increased performance. Microelectronic devices, an essential component of… more

SBIR TOPIC321:CHEMICALLY DEFINED GLYCAN LIBRARIES FOR REFERENCE STANDARDS AND GLY

Company: LIFE BIOSCIENCE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: O-glycosylation is one type of important protein modification and plays crucial roles in many cellular processes. Currently, there is limited commercial source for the glycosyl amino acid building blocks that can be utilized in glycopeptide synthesis. Inthis Phase I project, Life BioScience Inc.… more

Dual-Band Focal Plane Arrays with Double Unipolar Barrier InAs/GaSb Superlattices

Company: SK Infrared LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: In this Phase II effort, SK Infrared LLC, is collaborating with Raytheon Vision Systems (RVS) to demonstrate a dual color 512x512 30 um pitch long wave/long wave (LW/LW) pBp focal plane array (FPA) hybridized to a RVS SB410 Read Out Integrated Circuit (ROIC). The SB410 is a 512x512 30 micron pitch… more

SBIR Phase I: Dynamic Infrared-imaging of Skin Cancer (DISC)

Company: SK Infrared LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I Project proposes to develop a novel non-invasive diagnostic imaging tool for the early detection of skin cancer. In this project, a controlled temperature stimulus is applied to the suspected lesion and the thermal recovery process is captured with an… more

Anchoring a lander on an asteroid using foam stabilization

Company: Adherent Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: NASA has proposed several missions to land a craft on an asteroid and potentially to return samples from it. While large asteroids in the asteroid belt can exhibit a significant amount of gravity, most near-earth asteroids are small and show a surface gravity of less than 0.1% of earth. Landing,… more

A Multi-Discipline Approach to Digitizing Historic Seismograms

Company: Retriever Technology, Lp Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: A large body of historic paper- and film-based seismograms are in storage, containing within them significant stores of seismological information. This information is unavailable for analysis because it needs to be extracted from its analog form and put into modern digital formats. National security… more