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Improved Turbo/Superchargers for UAS/UGS Application

Company: Baker Engineering Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Baker Engineering Inc. (BEI) proposes an advanced, electrically-assisted turbocharger to meet the needs identified in this solicitation. BEI"s solution provides a lightweight, durable, self-lubricated turbocharger that will set new standards in performance on heavy fuel engines in the 50-150… more

HMMWV Variable Vehicle Cone Index (VCI)

Company: GS Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: GS Engineering has developed through Phase I SBIR efforts, a variable VCI solution to evaluate and characterize vehicle operating terrain, for dynamic selection of CTIS operating modes, with no required operator input. By continually monitoring the terrain and adjusting the operating mode and… more

Alternative Materials for Tactical Vehicle Wheeled Hubs

Company: GS Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: More than 8900 MTVR"s are in service with the Marine Corps and with its proven off road performance and survivable armor package, the MTVR continues to be heavily used in theater for logistics and other missions. The MTVR currently uses mild to medium strength steel or ductile iron components… more

Portable High-Intensity X-Ray Source Based on a 10 MeV Superconducting Electron Linac

Company: Niowave, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: In the post 9/11 security environment, rapid cargo inspection has become a high priority. Cargo scanning using either radiographic imaging or active interrogation for Special Nuclear Material (SNM) requires high energy and high intensity x-rays. High intensity x-ray sources are especially important… more

Advanced XRD System for NDI/E of SX Turbine Blades

Company: Proto Manufacturing Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Directionally solidified (DS) superalloy blades provided the basis for substantial gains in turbine engine performance in recent decades. Now, single crystal (SX) nickel-base alloy blades can be grown directionally with interior passages for cooling air, enabling more advances in engine performance… more

FieldOps: A Unified Approach to UGV Interface Design, Sensor Data Compression, and Supervisory Control Based on Fields of Safe Travel

Company: Quantum Signal, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
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VSS+: A NEXT-GENERATION PREDICTIVE VEHICLE STABILITY SYSTEM

Company: Quantum Signal, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Control of both manned and unmanned (i.e. autonomous or teleoperated) military vehicles is difficult for many reasons. As a result, vehicle accidents (most notably rollover) are one of the leading causes of casualty in Army operations (in manned vehicles) and disabling (in UGVs). Therefore, there… more

Cognitive Modeling for Cyber Defense

Company: Soar Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: SC2RAM ( Simulated Cognitive Cyber Red-team Attacker Model) is a cyber red-team-in-a-box that enables proactive response to cyber-attacks by developing a deeper understanding of the cognitive behavior of the players in the cyber-ecology (attackers, users, and defenders), embedding this understanding… more

Autonomous Decision Support for Unmanned Vehicle Control in a Multi-vehicle, Multi-domain Environment

Company: Soar Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: SoarTech will research technologies, collectively called"Lucid,"to enable and manage supervisory control of multiple unmanned vehicles (UVs). Lucid will monitor the mission and behavior of a team of UVs and (1) detect and project important events, alerting users to them and (2) estimate… more

Virtual Verification Test Bed for Robust Autonomous Software Operation in Complex, Unknown Environments

Company: Soar Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) are complex systems that exhibit a broad array of behaviors in a wide range of missions and environments. They can change their behaviors over time so the UAS rigorously tested at the range is not the same as the one operating in the field. Current testing methods… more

Efficient Computational Tool for RF-Induced Thermal Response

Company: ThermoAnalytics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The ThermoReg thermal model was developed to solve for tissue temperatures resulting from radio frequency (RF) heating using a voxel-based, heterogeneous tissue description of the human body. Although ThermoReg has been parallelized to run on high-performance computer clusters, the… more

Micromachined Fused Silica Pump Combiners with Signal Feed Throughput

Company: Translume Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: We propose to fabricate a high performance signal and pump combiner for high-power fiber lasers and fiber amplifiers. We will use advanced glass micromachining processes that will alleviate the fabrication challenges associated with either tapered fused fiber couplers or side-pumped… more

Efficient HF Transmit Antennas Utilizing Platform Coupling and Reconfigurable Aperture

Company: Virtual EM Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Virtual EM is proposing a solution for achieving electrically small high-efficiency VHF transmit antennas suitable for use on medium size Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). In the proposed approach, maximum use of the UAV"s airframe for the antenna improves radiation efficiency while dynamic… more

Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing for Naval Transducer Development

Company: Solidica, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In a successful Phase I SBIR research effort the team of Solidica, Inc., Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation-Advanced Acoustics Sector (NASC-AAS), and Fabrisonic LLC identified opportunities for both 41% cost savings and +3 to +4 dB performance improvement in a slotted cylinder projector (SCP)… more

Embedded Sensors with Low Power Telemetry for Towed Arrays

Company: SeaLandAire Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The U.S. Navy is interested in improving the capability and reliability of towed arrays by embedding low power telemetry electronics into the same package as the hydrophone/sensors. The telemetry electronics will be located inside a pressure housing that will contribute to increased reliability.… more

High Efficiency Electric Power Manager for Man-Portable Photovoltaic Systems

Company: SeaLandAire Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Energy is the backbone of modern warfighters in today"s environment. Solders currently carry as much as 15-20 pounds of batteries. Effective management of these batteries and an efficient means of charging these batteries is extremely important. Currently Lithium-Ion batteries such as the… more

Small Unmanned Surface Vehicle Propulsion System

Company: SeaLandAire Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The US Navy has successfully developed a man-portable, X-class Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) for shallow water coastal and riverine operations. Although the prototype USV has proven its utility during initial test and evaluation, several key technological hurdles remain. Increasing the top speed and… more

Miniature Static-Dynamic Cylinder Pressure Sensor

Company: Optrand Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: It is proposed to develop a 2.2mm diameter fiber-optic based sensor that measures both static and dynamic components of the cylinder pressure up to 350 bars over the frequency range of 0Hz to 20 kHz, operates at tip temperatures up to 450oC, and has the service life up to 20 thousands hours or 5… more

Adaptive Diesel Engine Control Via Variable Valve Timing

Company: ELECTRO-MECHANICAL ASSOCIATES Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Diesel engines are widely used in military and commercial vehicles, as well as some light duty vehicles. The compression ratio is a compromise between power, economy, and cold startability. The optimum ratio for economy is below 15:1, whereas the necessary compression ratio for cold starting ranges… more

Master Clock Vibration-Isolation Technology Improvements for Aircraft Avionics

Company: ePack, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The goal of this work is to provide the Navy with a new, ultra-small vibration suppression system for quartz oscillators, which will be used as a master clock reference for fast data rate sensor arrays, radar, anti-jamming, and other electronic countermeasures used in high vibration environments.… more

Novel Temperature and Vibration Tolerant Packaging for Inertial Sensors (MEMS)

Company: ePack, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate a generic package that provides high vacuum, temperature control and vibration isolation for a wide range of high performance (tactical and navigation grade) micromachined inertial sensors. Inertial sensors (accelerometers and gyroscopes) are now… more

SBIR Phase I: A MEMS Environment Resistant Resonant Sensor (ERRS) Process for Very High Performance and High Reliability Inertial Sensors and Oscillators

Company: ePack, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I project is to demonstrate the feasibility of the environment resistant resonant sensor (ERRS) process which will enable a next generation of high performance and high reliability sensors. In the last 5 years, microelectromechanical… more

SBIR Phase I: High-performance Polymer Composites for Mouth Guards

Company: Akervall Technologies Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project addresses the urgent need for new mouth guard materials that provide better protection. Despite widespread use of mouth guards in sports, there are more than 1 million dental injuries per year costing $500 million in the US alone. Akervall… more

A Rapid-to-Deploy Agent-Based Wireless Sensing Architecture for Autonomous Structural Collapse Prediction

Company: Civionics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: While most media attention in the wake of a terrorist attack, a natural disaster, or even a single building fire focuses rightly on the safety and wellbeing of the general public, one often overlooked aspect of these catastrophic events is the extreme risk taken by first responders who enter… more

SBIR Phase II: Development of a Selectively Reinforced Aluminum Composite Brake Rotor

Company: REL, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is focused on developing a one-piece functionally graded hybrid (fiber/particle) reinforced aluminum alloy matrix automobile brake rotor. Composite brake rotors offer increased weight savings, higher braking performance, and increased… more