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Magnetically-quiet Expendable Sono-Launched Unmanned Aircraft System (MESL UAS)

Company: Sensintel Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Sensintel Inc., White River Technologies, and Raytheon Missile Systems propose to develop a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) magnetically quiet enough to enable the employment of small Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) sensors and capable of performing the High Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare… more

High-Performance Proton Exchange Membranes for Electrolysis Cells

Company: Amsen TechNologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Improvements in performance of the components are needed for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolyzers, which is one of the key technologies for DOEs hydrogen production plan. In particular, high- performance ion-exchange membranes are needed that can withstand significantly higher mechanical… more

Wireless Power for Battlefield Airmen Operation

Company: ArmorWorks, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 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

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 / 2014 / 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

Efficient Photometry from Serendipitous Detection of Stars

Company: Hart Scientific Consulting International LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Research Objectives: 1) Determine the viability and accuracy of photometric calibration of Resident Space Object (RSO) observations using light from stars serendipitously recorded in the RSO images across the full range of ground-based image data collection scenarios in EO/IR wavebands.… more

Electronic Component Fingerprinting to Determine Manufacturing Origin

Company: NanoTEM Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In the area of supply chain integrity improvement, the US defense and intelligence sectors anticipate multiple uses for the forensic capability to characterize an electronic component for the purpose of identifying the semiconductor fabrication facility w

Advanced Helo Display for Zero-Zero Shipboard Landings

Company: Kutta Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 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

Performance-Based Simulation Certification (SIMCERT) System

Company: Lumir Research Institute, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Lumir is developing Sim MD, a multi-dimensional simulation certification system to assess training capabilities of LVC or DMO combat mission training and rehearsal systems. Sim MD provides ready access to valuable data without risk of technical, methodological or political challenges. At… more

Ultra-High Power Density Metal Supported SOFC Stack for High Efficiency Propulsion and Power Systems

Company: Materials & Electrochemical Research (MER) Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This Phase I SBIR OSD project proposes the development and testing of a porous metal anode-supported intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cell (PMS-IT-SOFC) that exhibits high electrochemical efficiency, high degree of fuel utilization (reformed JP-8, diesel, or dodecane), and low operating… more

Repair of Gas Turbine Engine Components in Aging Air Force Fleets

Company: Materials & Electrochemical Research (MER) Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: After original equipment manufacturing (OEM) support and replacement of gas turbine engine components expires, sustainment of aging Air Force fleets are required to maintain continued fleet operability. Additive manufacturing to repair metal engine components which meets Federal Aviation… more

Affordable Spinel Transparent Armor

Company: Materials & Electrochemical Research (MER) Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Transparent armor is very important to the survivability and situational awareness for the crews of modern land, marine or aviation vehicles. Additionally to the common armor requirements (low areal density and high ballistic performance) transparent armor should provide high infrared and visual… more

Optical System for Precision Atomic Clocks and Stable Oscillators

Company: NP Photonics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Ultra-stable and accurate frequency and timing devices such as atomic clocks are essential for modern communication, navigation, surveillance, and missile guidance systems. There are many atomic oscillators such as neutral calcium and neutral ytterbium that produce clock signal in optical domain.… more

Regenerable, heat-Abating, humidity-Neutralizing, Carbon diOxide Removal System (RANCOR) Phase II

Company: Paragon Space Development Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In Phase I RANCOR successfully demonstrated an innovative enabling humidity control technology to provide very low humidity air to water sensitive, fully reusable CO2 adsorbents. The use of adsorbents enables complete reusability/rechargability and reduces the total heat load on the SCBA to the… more

Paragon Dive System (PDS)

Company: Paragon Space Development Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Terrorist attacks (e.g. USS Cole, chemical and biological warfare) and accident recovery (e.g. TWA 800, Ehime Maru) can require extensive Navy dive operations in contaminated, hazardous environments. However, current diving equipment was not designed to operate in such conditions, much less protect… more

High-Frequency Energy-Deposition Actuators for Effective Scramjet Control

Company: Physics, Materials & Applied Math Research, L.L.C. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Hypersonic propulsion systems, such as supersonic combustion ramjets (scramjets) are generally expected to operate from Mach 3.5 up to Mach 7-8 and are designed for specific flight Mach numbers to achieve optimum performance. However, realistic flight vehicles will experience a wide range… more

Laser-scopic Approach to Identify, Remove and Clean Galvanic Couple Corrosion in Difficult to Access Areas

Company: Physics, Materials & Applied Math Research, L.L.C. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The proposed effort will investigate and develop a laser-scopic tool that will provide earlier and improved capabilities for corrosion-detection, -removal, -cleaning and -repair due to galvanic couples in hard-to-access areas, without damaging the underlying substrate or adjacent features. The key… more

Automated Analog Electronics Design Tools for Obsolete Parts

Company: Ridgetop Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Ridgetop Group will develop design tools to facilitate fabrication of obsolete, radiation-hardened, precision analog components. The methodology that is developed and validated during the nine-month Phase I SBIR program will be transitioned into an easy-to-use prototype software tool… more

Development of Novel and Emerging Technology for the Enhancement of Fault Diagnostics

Company: Ridgetop Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The critical navigational precision of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine fleet is based on the aging Electrostatically Supported Gyroscope Navigator (ESGN). The increasing frequency of repairs and increasing Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) for ESGN systems have potential to affect mission… more

Space-based RF Emitter Detection and Localization Using Field Programmable Gate Arrays

Company: Rincon Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Satellite communications are increasingly vulnerable to radio frequency (RF) jamming due to availability of satellite operations information and reduced RF equipment cost. The Air Force seeks a trade study into how a constellation of 5-kg, 10x10x30-cm CubeSats can be used to detect and geolocate RF… more

Innovative Seat Restraint Systems for Troops in Rotorcraft

Company: SAFE, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this program is to develop a troop restraint system that is easier, more intuitive, and quicker to install than current systems, while providing improved restraint over the current four- and five-point systems. The program consists of a six-month effort to develop critical… more

Effective Cyber Situation Awareness (CSA) Assessment and Training

Company: SANDIA RESEARCH CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The recent increase in cyber attacks against United States critical assets has greatly expanded the need for effective cyber defenses. Human cyber analysts are an essential element in these efforts. Information overload and a concomitant lack of comprehensive cyber situation awareness are common… more

Stick-to-Stress Dynamic Flight Simulation for Predicting Fatigue Life and Scheduling Inspections of Aircraft

Company: ZONA Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Both commercial and military aircraft are being flown/utilized for extended operational time. The aircraft cumulative flight hours often times extends the original design limits. Each different aircraft manufacturer calculates aircraft fatigue and damage using different techniques. A more… more

Power scaling of blue lasers with high peak-power and repetition rate for detection of underwater objects

Company: TIPD, L.L.C. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: TIPD LLC proposes to develop a diode-pumped, Q-switched narrow spectral-linewidth (<0.1 nm) blue laser system capable of producing<20 nanosecond pulses with pulse energy>15 mJ at a repetition rate of 1 kHz for the detection of underwater objects. The blue laser is achieved by intracavity… more

Scale up of EO polymers and their utilization in novel nano-imprinted sub-wavelength waveguide-based Modulators and Arrays

Company: TIPD, L.L.C. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Phase II technical objectives follow directly from the Phase I effort, where all tasks necessary for RF photonic receiver fabrication were demonstrated. The Phase II effort will pursue two major objectives: 1) further development of SEO100 EO polymer based chips, packaged devices and… more

Laser Vibrometry for the Detection of Voids Underneath Aluminum Matting - 2 (AM-2)

Company: Photonics Applications, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The ability of laser vibrometry interferometric sensor to remotely and rapidly detect the presence of soil voids beneath expeditionary airfield Aluminum Matting-2 (AM-2) will be evaluated.