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Advanced Radiation Hardened Data Converter For Navy Strategic Applications

Company: AET, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: In this program, AET will perform research and development with the objective of developing an advanced radiation hardened data converter architecture for application in US Navy strategic programs. This advanced radiation hardened data converter will have high resolution and a high signal to noise… more

In-node Processing for Low Power Target Detection, Classification, Localization,&Tracking

Company: Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: As a company experienced in passive acoustic sensor and signal processing design and development, Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc. (AD & D) understands that the ability to detect and classify sea-born vessels with a very high Probability of Correct Classification (Pcc) and a very low… more

Micro Airborne Relay Technology

Company: Anyar, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Test validation of munition performance, particularly in the endgame environment, requires that enormous quantities of video and other sensor data be collected in proximity to the munition impact or detonation location, and transmitted in some manner back to the ground receiving station,… more

High Efficiency Electric Power Manager for Man-Portable Photovoltaic Systems

Company: APECOR Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Apecor will develop an advanced portable power manager for rapid field recharging of military rechargeable batteries from foldable photovoltaic (PV) panels as well as scavenged energy from any available power source. This power manager will be to directly support the soldier by reducing the… more

Improved Turbo/Superchargers for UAS/UGS Application

Company: Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Florida Turbine Technologies proposes an oil-free bearing shaft support system for an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) internal combustion (IC) engine turbocharger. During the course of Phase 1, FTT will design a light-weight high performance UAS turbocharger for IC engines in the 150 horsepower class… more

Magnetooptical isolator for free space and waveguide applications operating at 0.4-5 um

Company: OptiGrate Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The laser sources emitting from short to long infrared wavelengths are used for environmental sensing, metrology and clinical diagnosis, LADAR applications. The second atmospheric window between 3-5 um is crucial where a large number of gases, e.g. methane, nitric oxide, carbon mono-dioxide or… more

Rapidly Configurable Turbomachines for Air Cycle Machine Emulation

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: For aircraft thermal management systems, the air cycle system is powered by an air cycle machine (ACM). The ACM typically consists of a power turbine that utilizes high pressure bleed air, along with a cooling turbine to produce the necessary shaft power for a compressor and starter/generator. To… more

Novel Sensor System for Real-Time Mapping of a Tactical Vehicle"s Weight and Center of Gravity

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The United States Marine Corps is seeking a method to reliably monitor a tactical vehicle"s weight and center of gravity (W & CG), real-time, using an integrated on-board system. Such a W & CG mapping system would increase vehicle state awareness providing for optimal performance and… more

Waste Heat Recovery for Tray Ration Heating

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Reduction of fuel consumption at forward deployed sites has the potential to greatly improve the safety of our Marines. The burdened cost of fuel to the battlespace in both lives and dollars has grown to a level that demands innovation to reduce fuel consumption and improve efficiency. The Tray… more

FABRICATION OF ULTRA-LONG CARBON NANOTUBES THROUGH SEGREGATED FLOW CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Mainstream Engineering proposes a method for the synthesis of ultra-long carbon nanotubes using an altered chemical vapor deposition process. Many CNT based technologies have diminished properties due to a density of CNT-CNT junctions. Current CNT production techniques are limited in either CNT… more

Low-Cost Phase-Distribution Enhancement for Two-Phase Heat Exchangers

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Military Environmental Control Units (ECUs) are one of the greatest consumers of electric energy in forward operating bases (FOBs). Microchannel condensers have replaced tube-fin coils in both military ECUs and commercial air conditioners to improve system efficiency. Flow into the condenser is… more

Phase Change Material Thermal Energy Storage (PCM-TES) for ECU Efficiency Improvement

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This proposal presents an hourly thermal load analysis for shelters cooled by 9,000 and 18,000 Btu/hr environmental control units (ECUs). This model suggests a highly variable heat load throughout a standard hot-dry day that can vary by a factor of 20 from the lowest to highest thermal load. This… more

Advanced Heavy Fuel Injection System for UAS/UGS Applications

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Mainstream Engineering will use state-of-the-art technology and manufacturing processes to develop an innovative, high speed, lightweight fuel injection system capable of providing multiple injections per engine cycle at engine speeds up to 6000 RPM. To overcome the barriers associated with spark… more

Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Analysis of Actinides in Dissolved Nuclear Fuels

Company: Parallax Research Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: There is an urgent need for an instrument that can quickly measure the concentration of Plutonium and other Actinides mixed with Uranium in liquids containing dissolved spent fuel rods for process control applications. Parallax Research, Inc. proposes to develop an x-ray spectrometer capable of… more

Knowledge-aided Interface for Big Data Streams

Company: Securboration Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Soldiers at the tactical edge of today"s military operations have information requirements that are not met by current ISR systems. They need to make quick decisions while interacting in densely populated environments comprised of friendly, hostile, and neutral host nation locals. Enabled by… more

Deeply Integrated GPS/INS Navigation System

Company: Qunav LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Qunav and its subcontractor, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (NGES), propose to prototype and transition a deeply integrated GPS/INS navigation (DIGINAV) system in support of the Navy Warfighter. DIGINAV is based on three technological innovations: (i) deep integration with mutual GPS/INS aiding… more

Development of a Robust, Accurate, and Automated Method for Species and Origin Identification in Processed Seafood

Company: Applied Food Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The accurate identification of seafood species and origin has become an extremely important topic in the food industry. Mislabeling a lower valued seafood product to represent a species of higher value constitute economic fraud. In addition, this mislabeling compromises proper geographic origin… more

Non-lethal Anthropomorphic Test System

Company: CMA Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The government has identified the need for scientific measurements of the stimuli produced on a human surrogate for human effects testing of different non-lethal weapon technologies including blunt trauma, monochromatic and broadband light, blast over-pressure thermal energy, electrical current,… more

Temperature-Insensitive Composite Propellants with Tunable Plateau Burning Using In-Situ Energetic Nanoparticles

Company: Helicon Chemical Company LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this Phase I proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of using a combination of chemical and nanoparticle additives to produce high-performance, temperature-insensitive composite solid propellants with plateau burning rates greater than 1 in/s at 2000 psi for use in Navy aircraft… more

Rapid Synthetic Environment Tool for Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS2)

Company: Edgewise Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: We propose to develop a terrain database generation and editing tool for the Navy. This tool will have a simple interface designed for use by persons with no prior terrain tool experience. The tool will ingest standard and non-standard source data (elevation, imagery, and terrain features) and… more

Automatic 3D Distribution System Generator

Company: Anchor Technology Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Decisions made at concept design have profound impacts on total life cycle cost. The industry trend is to apply automated software tools during concept design so larger numbers of alternatives can be evaluated and optimal, feasible solutions identified. Current ship concept design software tools… more

Publication and Retrieval of Computational Chemical-Physics Data via the Semantic Web

Company: Chemical Semantics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This project is is applying the semantic web to the data produced by chemical-physics simulations. The semantic web allows data to be placed on a web site in a way that computers can understand it. This will allow a computer to browse a giant global graph of data, as an agent for scientists, and… more

Developing Aggregated Datasets to Standardize the Collateral Valuation Process Utilizing an Economic Pricing Model

Company: Energy Sense Finance Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Due to the difficulty in developing credible opinions of value for solar assets, there is a disconnect between traditional mortgage lending which uses established appraisal methodologies and current solar lending efforts which are limited in their ability to utilize those same tried and true… more

Humeral Head Intraosseous Training System

Company: SIMETRI Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The U.S. Army has a requirement to develop a simulation-based training system to assist teaching and training the use of intraosseous (IO) devices in the humeral head to administer fluid to patients at point of injury. Through this Phase I SBIR effort, SIMETRI proposes to produce a prototype,… more

High Temperature Sensors Using Vertically Aligned ZnO Nanowires

Company: HARP Engineering LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: NASA requires new instrumentation technologies that can be applied to measure dynamic quantities such as acceleration and flow velocity under extreme temperatures where traditional sensing methodologies cannot be applied. The proposed Phase I SBIR research effort will seek to create accelerometers… more