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Wireless Power for Battlefield Airmen Operation

Company: ArmorWorks, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A phase II program is proposed leading to integrate wireless inductive power transfer technology on two prototype tactical vests. The focus of the phase II program would be the development and evaluation of a full-scale inductive power transfer system on a PRC-152 radio by both modifying… more

Heat Resistant Visual Landing Aid (VLA) Lighting Fixtures for Ship Flight Decks and Expeditionary Air Field (EAF) Matting

Company: BREAULT RESEARCH ORGANIZATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Visual Landing Aids on air capable ships and aircraft carrier flight decks are required for night and/or low visibility aircraft operations for general lighting, navigation, flight deck, and special purposes. Future aircraft are expected to have hotter exhaust that could threaten the integrity of… more

Development of an Automated System to Measure Chlorinated Volatile Organic Compounds in Groundwater and Soil-Gas: A Tool to Enable Remote Field Monitoring of the Long-Term Migration

Company: Burge Environmental, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The long-term monitoring of groundwater contamination plumes and soil-gas migration to determine the fate of contaminants in the environment is expensive and labor intensive. Current baseline methods have resulted in monitoring programs that collect less data than is required to fully understand the… more

An Efficient CFD Algorithm for Store Separation Prediction

Company: D & P LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research project proposes to develop a hybrid Cartesian grid/gridless solver for fast prediction of store separation. In this approach, multi-block structured Cartesian grids with varying grid resolution are used to cover the majority of the computational domain except… more

A Tool to Improve the Prediction of Resonant Stress in Turbine Components

Company: D & P LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This SBIR project proposes to develop a computational aeroelasticity tool for improving the prediction of both aerodynamic forcing and aerodynamic damping and thereby resonant stresses in turbine components. This will be achieved by developing an interface between our CFD software,… more

Multiscale Lagrangian-Eulerian Algorithm for Determining the Vorticity Confinement Term for Rotorcraft Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Computations

Company: D & P LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This SBIR Phase I project proposes to develop a multi-scale computational algorithm to determine the vorticity confinement term for rotorcraft Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) computations. Similar to the Large Eddy Simulation approach, the proposed approach simulates the large scales in the flow… more

Contraband Element Imager Technology

Company: Engineering Science Analysis Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires an affordable anomaly detection device for non-destructive inspection to determine if perceived hollow spaces are empty or densely packed with contraband. DHS has identified a need to detect narcotics, weapons, explosives or other… more

Thick Composite Crack Analysis

Company: Global Engineering Research and Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Advanced thick composites are increasingly used in components for defense applications as well as commercial structures. Component level structural testing and analysis of advanced composites is prohibitively expensive and time consuming. Instead, using robust and accurate computational tools… more

Ultra-Lightweight and Low-Cost Space Telescope Mirrors using CFRP Composites

Company: Composite Mirror Applications, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The current designs of telescopes for space borne applications use monolithic glass, beryllium, or silicon-carbide optics. With the existing optical technology, it is increasingly difficult or impossible to meet the new goals and requirements of AF, ORS, and other modern DoD missions. … more

Light-weight, compact SWIR and MWIR imaging interferometer for space

Company: Hart Scientific Consulting International LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: We propose a novel SWIR/MWIR imaging system targeted for deployment at geosynchronous orbits. The new system is based on interferometric principles, is scalable, light-weight, and uses easily replicable inexpensive optics. The optics, detectors, and interferometric signal processing… more

Robust End-to-End Trust (RE2ET)

Company: AVIRTEK, INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The objective of this proposal is to identify and quantify trust metrics for all of the resources in a complex network infrastructure, determine a method for securing communications, and demonstrate the feasibility of our approach to quantify and adopt the end-to-end trust of components… more

HCI and C2 for Autonomous Air Evacuation of Casualties

Company: Kutta Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: For this effort Kutta leverages its experience with multiple unmanned Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) resupply programs and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to create a new autonomous system for critical item resupply and casualty evacuation (CASEVAC). Kutta proposes to research multiple Unmanned… more

Aviator Mission Tasker of Distributed Unmanned Assets

Company: Kutta Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: In Phase II Kutta creates the Aviator Mission Tasker Toolkit (AMTT) by leveraging existing Department of Defense (DoD) interoperability profiles, multiple SBIR Phase II technologies, as well as several ongoing unmanned aerial system contracts. Central to the development of the AMTT is the open… more

Advanced Helo Display for Zero-Zero Shipboard Landings

Company: Kutta Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: As a primary developer of Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) DO-178C applications for manned and unmanned systems, Kutta is keenly aware of human machine interface (HMI) interaction issues in fixed-wing and rotary wing platforms. For this effort Kutta proposes to develop an Advanced… more

Low Cost Cockpit Head Tracking and Gestural Recognition

Company: Kutta Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: As a developer of Unmanned Aerial System Ground Control Stations, the U.S. Army"s Bi-Directional Remote Video Transceiver (BDRVT), and several other manned-aircraft technologies, Kutta is keenly aware of human machine interface (HMI) issues inside military cockpits. Based on an extensive Phase… more

In-situ Airborne Sampler for Advanced Guided Dropsonde

Company: Latitude Engineering Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The proposed innovation is a low-cost, retrievable and reusable, autonomously guided dropsonde capable of in-situ atmospheric measurements. The proposed effort will focus on the engineering work involved with the retrieval of volcanic ash plume samples. This work will build upon a previous NASA… more

PATTRN: Predicting, Analyzing and Tracking Training Readiness and Needs

Company: Lumir Research Institute, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The capability to routinely collect, assess, format, predict, and track readiness, performance, and proficiency data from live aircraft, instrumented ranges, and distributed mission operations simulation environments is represents a unique and critical capability for the Air Force. Lumir… more

Phase-change Urgent Living Specimen Enclosure (PULSE)

Company: Paragon Space Development Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Paragon"s proposed PULSE technology builds upon existing vacuum insulated panel (VIP), vacuum dewar, phase change, and chemical heating and cooling technologies to provide a more robust transportation container with the potential for extended life and operability over existing systems. PULSE… more

Highly Efficient Solid Oxide Electrolyzer&Sabatier System

Company: Paragon Space Development Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Paragon Space Development Corporation® (Paragon) and ENrG Incorporated (ENrG) are teaming to provide a highly efficient reactor for carbon monoxide/carbon dioxide (CO/CO2) conversion into methane (CH4). The system is a gravity-independent, compact, leak-tight, Solid Oxide Electrolyzer (SOE) system… more

Inflatable Habitat with Integrated Primary and Secondary Structure

Company: Paragon Space Development Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Paragon Space Development Corp (Paragon) and Thin Red Line Aerospace (TRLA) proposes to explore the utilization of inflatable structures by designing a habitation module as an integrated, all-fabric inflatable structural architecture, rather than modifying rigid space structural designs with an… more

Practical Wind Tunnel Test Methodology for Directed Energy Applications

Company: Physics, Materials & Applied Math Research, L.L.C. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: There is an urgent DoD desire to better enable effective ground testing T & E methodologies in order to maximize the information return for DE systems. During the planning phase for wind tunnel tests, the finite number of options for positioning the source, target, and sensors are… more

Energy-Deposition to Reduce Skin Friction in Supersonic Applications

Company: Physics, Materials & Applied Math Research, L.L.C. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: NASA has drawn attention to an impending need to improve energy-efficiency in low supersonic (M<~3) platforms. Aerodynamic efficiency is the foundation of energy-efficient flight in any regime, and low drag is one of the fundamental characteristics of aerodynamic efficiency. For supersonic… more

Lightweight Energy-Deposition IED Blast and Momentum Bypass/Mitigation

Company: Physics, Materials & Applied Math Research, L.L.C. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The proposed effort will characterize the effect demonstrated in the preceding Phase I effort, in which energy was deposited in the air under a vehicle, in order to create low-density channels within the air. These low-density channels underneath the vehicle were demonstrated to preferentially guide… more

Geospecific Displacement Maps for Real Time, Stereoscopic Training Simulation

Company: Renaissance Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Report developed under SBIR contract for Solicitation Topic N102-116 (Navy). The overall goal of this multi-phase project is to conduct applied Research & Development resulting in significant improvements to current methods used to generate, integrate, and display highly detailed and accurate… more

Modular SiGe 130 nm Cell Library for Extreme Environments

Company: Ridgetop Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: NASA space missions utilizing application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) under extreme conditions have a critical need for high performance analog cell libraries to support the mission requirements. With the introduction of silicon germanium (SiGe) processes, there is an opportunity to provide… more