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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

Transit Safety

Company: The Mackinac Technology Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The Mackinac Technology Company is proposing to continue its Phase I development of a novel antireflection technology that will dramatically reduce the reflection of interior lighting on transit bus windshields and significantly improve driver visibility and passenger/pedestrian safety. Transit bus… more

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

Development of Micro JP-8 Fuel Injection System for Small Unmanned Aerial and Ground Engines

Company: Baker Engineering Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Baker Engineering (BEI) proposes continued development of the Miniature CI Fuel Injection System to fulfill the need for heavy fuel delivery in 3-70 Hp compression ignition engines. BEI"s Phase 1 effort will focus on the system"s most critical system element, the fuel injector nozzle. … more

Formalism for Millimeter-wave Modeling of RADAR Cross Sections

Company: EMAG Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In this STTR proposal, we propose a novel computational technology for analyzing millimeter wave and sub-millimeter wave scattering from complex and electromagnetically extended objects and environments. The core of our formalism lies in a technique for rapidly calculating and coherently adding… more

Ultra-Low Power Health Monitoring Sensor System

Company: Evigia Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This proposed SBIR Phase I effort initiates development of an ultra-low power miniature light-weight high-functionality multi-sensor health monitoring system that meets the requirements for long term (10-20 years) health management and condition based maintenance of military ordnance and sensitive… more

High-Voltage Intelligent Power Distribution Solution

Company: Global Embedded Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Silicon Carbide (SiC) semiconductors are enabling technologies which bring significant benefits to power distribution equipment for next generation ground vehicles. The high temperature performance and high temperature low on-resistance properties of SiC MOSFETs facilitate the realization of… more

Differential Characterization of Atmospheric Turbulence System (DCATS)

Company: Michigan Aerospace Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Michigan Aerospace Corporation (MAC) and Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) propose to design an airborne system for characterizing long range profiles of the state of optical turbulence in the atmosphere. This system will exploit GTRI"s differential image motion (DIM) lidar for… more

Functional Allocation Trades Between Hardware and Software

Company: Michigan Engineering Services, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In DoD systems a large number of software systems are embedded in a single platform. In the proposed research the ability to determine simultaneously the optimal allocation of resources and the associated configurations for multiple hardware/software systems will be developed in the DS Toolkit. … more

The NamesforLife Semantic Index of Phenotypic and Genotypic Data for Systems Biology

Company: NamesforLife, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) was envisioned to provide a framework for modeling dynamic cellular processes of microorganisms, plants and metacommunities. The KBase will provide the tools and data to enable rapid iteration of experiments that draw on a wide variety of data and allow… 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

A Fast Neutron Source using a Superconducting Electron Linac for Materials Testing

Company: Niowave, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Next generation reactor concepts cater to a common goal of providing safer, longer lasting and economically viable nuclear power plants. Developing radiation damage resistant materials for both in- core and out-of core applications is a critical component of these next generation power plants.… more

High Intensity X-Ray Sources to Eliminate High Activity Isotopes used for Sterilization

Company: Niowave, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Three different modalities of radiation sterilization currently exist: gamma-ray sterilization, electron beam sterilization, and x-ray sterilization. One of the most common ways to sterilize goods is with gamma producing radioactive sources, most commonly Co-60 and Cs-137. Long-term… more

Liquid Metal Targets for High Power Electron Beams

Company: Niowave, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The main focus of photonuclear physics has always been investigation of the internal spatial and spin structure of the nuclei and nucleons. While high energy photons (over 100 MeV) are used most often to probe the nuclear structure and look deep into the nucleus, intermediate energy (1-40 MeV)… more

HPC Modeling to Aid Accelerator Component Manufacturing

Company: Niowave, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Electromagnetic and particle-beam modeling is an important part of the design and manufacturing of accelerator components, such as electron beam sources and RF accelerating cavities. The premier electromagnetic and particle modeling tools today allow users to exploit parallel computing… more

Development of a Superconducting RF Harmonic Cavity for eRHIC

Company: Niowave, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In the proposed collider eRHIC, hadrons from one of the RHIC storage rings will interact with electrons accelerated in a six-pass energy recovery linac (ERL). The maximum energy of protons will be 250 GeV and the maximum energy of electrons will be 30 GeV. The machine will heavily rely on SRF… more

Terahertz Imaging for Detection of Corrosion and Defects Under Hull Coatings

Company: Picometrix LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In this Phase II SBIR project we propose to build and test a prototype non-contact time-domain terahertz non-destructive evaluation scanning system to acquire sub-surface images beneath hull coatings. The system will enable the rapid detection of hull defects such as corrosion and gouges hidden… 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

LookOut: A Scenario-based Driving Simulator for Enhancing Hazard Detection and Avoidance

Company: Quantum Signal LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: the goal of driver's education is to provide students with the skills necessary to safely and effectively operate a motor vehicle. While effective training has been implemented since the 1930s, research suggest opportunities to enhance driver hazard anticipation and avoidance, which could in turn… 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

Low Cost Information Assured Passive and Active Embedded Processing

Company: SeaLandAire Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This proposal seeks to provide the capability for fully autonomous buoy operation for up to 72 hours. Because the VHF link bandwidth is fully saturated in normal operation, it is not possible to simply store the data and uplink it when the aircraft is present. A fully autonomous buoy must determine… more