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Advanced Space Antenna for GPS

Company: Scientic, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: We propose to develop a space based radiation hardened GPS transmit antenna capable of forming spot beams to enhance the GPS signal on the ground by greater than 5 dB. It is expected that our transverse compound hybrid antenna will provide as much as 30 dB gain over a hemispherical antenna allowing… more

Engineering Software for the Evaluation of Unsteady Loading on Store Trajectories

Company: Kord Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: We propose to develop and demonstrate a rapid store trajectory analysis tool that uses pre-computed, highly-resolved Detached Eddy Simulation (DES) Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) data which has been compressed and stored in an easily reusable and distributable format. The tool will… more

Oriented Enzymatic Electrodes with Enhanced Charge Transfer

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Our objective is to significantly increase the electron transfer efficiency of the enzyme-catalyzed reactions at electrodes and thereby establish a new state-of-the-art power source for military and commercial systems. The approach is to develop a novel method for orienting enzymes immobilized onto… more

An Integrated Human Test Surrogate to Assess Injury Risk and Measure Non-Lethal Exposure

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The goal of this project is to design, develop, and delivery a human test surrogate for non-lethal testing, injury risk assessment, and validation of software inputs at the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program for the Navy. An existing CFDRC surrogate will be used as a starting point to create a modular… more

Aqueous Based Fire Suppression for Military Vehicle Crew Compartments

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Recent tests have shown 80% improvement in closed compartment fire-suppression and post burn protection is achievable by implementing induction charging into aqueous based automatic fire extinguishing systems. CFDRC will capitalize on these results to provide military tactical vehicles with an… more

Portable Prime Power for Directed Energy Weapons

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: As mobile solid-state RF and millimeter wave sources continue to revolutionize non-lethal weapons there is a growing requirement for small, light-weight, prime power systems capable of producing large amounts of power in very short but numerous timeframes. Phase I will focus on defining how our… more

A General Solver Framework for Radiative Heat Transfer Models in Combustion Systems

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Modern combustion systems such as liquid rocket engines and gas turbines are characterized by high operating pressures and temperatures due to increased power-density. Thermal radiation has significant impact on both heat fluxes at the wall and on physical phenomena controlling the combustion… more

Shoulder injury risk and exertion assessment tool

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Musculoskeletal injury among military personnel is an under-recognized problem where shoulder injuries are significant and result in inflammation and pain from overuse, joint derangement, sprain/stain/rupture, and dislocation. Health hazard assessment is essential to ensure that fielded equipment… more

A Neck Injury Assessment Tool

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The overall objective of the proposed project is to develop new injury criteria, methodology, and a software tool to assess the risk of neck injury from loads sustained while wearing head supported mass (HSM). In this Phase I, we will develop an easy-to-use software which utilizes a detailed neck… more

Physics and Physiology Based Human Body Model of Blast Injury and Protection

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Reports of military and civilian blast related injuries are reported daily by the media from all over the world. Limited understanding of the physics of blast-human body interaction and injury biomechanics hinder the development of protective measures. Experiments using animal models, cadavers and… more

Fast, Anatomy and Physiology Based Computational Tool for RF-Induced Thermal Response

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Military and industrial personnel are often exposed to RF electromagnetic energy which can cause thermal and electrokinetic biological effects. To understand these effects, AFRL is using computational electromagnetic tools to predict RF energy deposition and thermal effects in humans.… more

A Novel, Aerodynamics-augmented Continuous Ionization System for Electrostatic Collection of Bioaerosols

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Safe and efficient ionization and filtration technology compatible to biodefense applications is of paramount importance. Current ionization methods are energy-intensive, costly, prone to ozone generation, or inefficient, and consequently ill-suited for building protection applications. To overcome… more

An automated, high throughput, resin-free device for large scale protein purification

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Protein manufacturing is of paramount importance to chemical and biological defense applications. Existing protein purification methods primarily rely on synthetic-resin based chromatography, which is time-consuming, labor-intensive, expensive, and consequently, ill-suited for developing rapid… more

Hands-off oral vaccine delivery system to immunize wildlife populations against high consequence diseases.

Company: FoodSource Lure Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The overall goal of this research project is to develop an effective, economical, bait-based oral vaccine delivery system for immunizing wildlife populations against high consequence diseases. This system is based on FoodSource Lures patented Incortrix bait formulation that can be used to… more

Angle of Incidence (AOI) Measurement Capability

Company: Photon-X, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force seeks to advance the state-of-the-art in angle-of-incidence (AOI) sensing. A key motivation is that the lethality of certain weapon systems used against certain targets is often strongly influenced by AOI at a favorable aim point. Weapon systems that can most benefit… more

Non-Eroding Hot Gas Components for Strategic Propulsion Systems Produced by Reduced Cost, Rapid Manufacturing Techniques

Company: Plasma Processes, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Innovative solutions are sought to reduce cost and lead-time of hot gas valve components located in the post boost control system (PBCS) of the U.S. Navy"s Trident II D-5 Fleet Ballistic Missile. Current PBCS components are based on Nb, Ta10W and TZM, with protective coatings. Although… more

Polarization Enhanced Thermal (eTherm) Imager for Mobile Footprint Detection

Company: Polaris Sensor Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Imaging polarimetry has demonstrated the ability for detection of military targets in situations where traditional imaging sensors fall short. Detection of polarization of light emitted or reflected from objects in a scene enhances contrast between objects and backgrounds, providing additional… more

Modeling Algorithms for Unmanned Aircraft/Weapons Management Systems

Company: Torch Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This rapidly growing company has developed a model driven open architecture system that implements weapons on unmanned air systems. It consists of the unmanned system control and air vehicle elements and is highly consistent with the emerging Department of Defense mandates for unmanned air systems… more

Ultra-Scalable Nonvolatile Graphene Memory

Company: Harper Laboratories Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The physical scalability of Si based nonvolatile memory is problematic for the terascale integration of space memory. In particular and with regards to Flash, this problem is two-fold as device designs breakdown and photolithographic patterning approaches its limits to minimum feature… more

Human-centric Coalition Space Situational Awareness

Company: Valepro LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Valepro proposes DOMINO as an intuitive cross-cultural solution for a common user defined operating picture (UDOP) for multi-mission situational awareness across US and Coalition forces by leveraging existing COTS capabilities used to analyze the global f

Triaxial Accelerometer with Low Offset and Noise (TALON)

Company: Archangel Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Archangel Systems, Inc. proposes a feasibility study coined Triaxial Accelerometer with Low Offset and Noise (TALON) to meet the accelerometer needs for DoD"s next-generation IMUs in agile missile programs. DoD targets for IMU size, weight and power (SWAP) budgets are aggressive. To meet… more

Continuous Estimation of CG, Inertial and Loading

Company: Archangel Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Archangel Systems, Inc. proposes a feasibility study of a technical and forward-thinking solution for optimized vehicle loading: the Continuous Estimation of CG, Inertial and Loading CECIL). The investigation considers the needed caliber and optimum distribution of inertial and load sensors and the… more

Plasmonic MEMS Sensor Array

Company: Five Stones Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Sensor development researchers and engineers have perpetually sought novel methods to reduce sensor size and improve performance. Continued miniaturization of sensors through micromachining has enabled novel applications and introduced new paradigms for engineered systems to interact with the world.… more

Intelligent In-Line Power Disconnect System

Company: Integrated Solutions For Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This proposal is for an intelligent, in-line, power disconnect system (I2P) which is directly applicable to existing power line infrastructure. It requires no interruption in utility service for installation. The proposed connection would be coupled with strain sensing gauges and an array of sensors… more

Non-freezing Portable Vehicle Wash Tunnels

Company: Integrated Solutions For Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Our approach utilizes a mature, portable inflatable beam shelter to house modified commercial car wash equipment operated by an automated control system. The inflatable beam shelters are currently deployed with the US Military and are commonly used as decontamination shelters for military vehicles.… more