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Smartphone Signal Alert Status

Company: Savari, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The primary objective for Phase I was to design and develop a proof of concept system demonstrating the basic functionality and feasibility to deploy technology in the field. During the six-month effort, a detailed Concept of Operations document was prepared that served as a foundation for the… more

Augmenting Inductive Loop Vehicle Sensor Data with SPAT and GrID (MAP) via Data Fusion

Company: Savari, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: In this proposal, we have proposed a program for twenty months to build on the basic ideas and feasibility developed in Phase I of this SBIR in order to demonstrate the practical use of DSRC technologies with signal controller for adaptive timing with a goal towards commercialization. Specifically,… more

High-Efficiency Polarization-Insensitive Diffraction Grating for All-Glass Monolithic SBC Fiber Laser System

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Spectral beam combination (SBC) of fiber lasers is the most practical approach to DEW-class HELs using diode-pumped fiber lasers. Use of conventional diffraction gratings to combine wavelengths is limited in that metal is inherently absorbing. Regardless of the metal layer thickness, optical power… more

Frequency-Agile Heterodyne-Driven MMW Signal Generator

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Conventional generation of a high-quality RF carrier (signal) beyond 50GHz requires high precision cavity engineering that inherently restricts contiguous bandwidth coverage. Worse, even if one were capable of fabricating a set of such stabilized, frequency-dense cavities to mimic discrete 30-120GHz… more

Low-Noise, Parametric, Photonic Oscillator in Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) Band

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In contrast to the NIR band, which is supported by an infrastructure of devices developed to serve telecommunication applications, the SWIR band remains out of reach for critical defense and commercial applications. While it is relatively simple to construct a low-noise oscillator within… more

SBIR Phase I: Controlled Drug Release from and Degradation of PEG-Hydrogels

Company: PROLYNX, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to develop novel hydrogel drug-delivery systems. We have developed linkers for drug conjugation to circulating macromolecules that release the native drug by beta-eliminative cleavage at predictable rates with half-lives spanning hours to… more

Integrated Target Characterization Suite Using Multi-Sensor Fusion

Company: ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: MDA plans to use sensors such as PTSS, SM-3, UEWR, and AN/TPY-2 to track and intercept ballistic missiles. In order to be successful, the C2BMC element must: 1) achieve and maintain stereo tracks, 2) perform target characterization, 3) prioritize and assign targets to interceptors, and 4) handover… more

Semantically Enabled Event Reasoning

Company: ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Over the last twenty years the United States has become dependent on space technology for communications, precision tracking and many other applications. Globalization of the world"s economy, which has also dramatically increased over the past twenty years, has resulted in this same… more

Exploitation of Networked Sensor Phenomenology Involving Robust Estimation (ENSPIRE)

Company: ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: One of the primary research objectives for multi-sensor data fusion within the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) is the development of novel techniques to enable robust target discrimination. While great strides have been made in recent years to advance capabilities through the use of… more

Ontological Sensor Management and Real-time Tasking (O-SMART)

Company: ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Missile Defense Agency (MDA) recently adopted the Phased Adaptive Approach (PAA) to enhance the Ballistic Missile Defense System"s (BMDS) ability to counter emerging threats in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. PAA primarily focuses on fielding new sensor technology (e.g. AN/TPY-2 and PTSS)… more

Low-power Cross-Correlator ASIC

Company: Pacific Microchip Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The NASA's PATH mission includes the GeoSTAR satellite that carries aboard a microwave sounder employing an array of 375 microwave antennas with corresponding receivers. Each receiver is tuned to the 180GHz frequency, while the intermediate frequency (IF) reaches 500MHz. The IF signal is… more

Aerospace Systems Efficiency Improvements for Legacy Aircraft

Company: AYCN LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The expense in operating legacy aircraft is reduced if the aerodynamic performance can be improved. Many of these aircraft were designed before modern prediction methods and flow controls were available and it is probable that operating costs could be reduced if recent advances were used.… more

SciSkillQuest: A Standards-Based Game to Develop Students' Scientific Skills, Academic Mindsets, and Learning Strategies in Science

Company: Mindset Works, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This project will develop SciSkillQuest, a web-based multiplayer game intended to teach middle school students scientific inquiry skills and to foster academic growth mindsets in science. Students will pursue quests, employing inquiry skills to navigate and succeed in the game, including Questioning… more

Color Ultrahigh Definition Microdisplay (CUDM)

Company: HOLOEYE Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: There is an opportunity to advance liquid crystal on silicone (LCOS) microdisplay technology to meet the next generation Head Mounted Display (HMD) requirements and pave the way for practical real time holography for holographic video displays and near to eye displays for defense,… more

Curved Waveguide Visor Display (CWVD)

Company: HOLOEYE Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Advancements in waveguide optics technology offer the chance to drastically improve upon currently deployed head mounted displays. In addition to size, weight, and power shortcomings, current systems also fail to provide the high acuity and fields-of-view that are desired by today"s… more

Holographic Video Display (HVD)

Company: HOLOEYE Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Progress in digital display technology, real time holography, and computational power present the opportunity to advance 3D displays to a new level of performance. HOLOEYE Systems, Inc. (HSI) is actively involved in the development of ultra-high resolution Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS)… more

Retrofittable Tactical Head Up Display (RTHUD)

Company: SBG Labs Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: To date, waveguide displays have not gained wide acceptance. This is largely due to the fact that they can be used to expand the exit pupil but cannot be used to expand the field of view or improve angular resolution. SBG Labs has developed a break-through solution that overcomes these… more

AquaQuIPS Multi-INT Data Fusion in a Cloud

Company: Jove Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this proposal is to design software for the very successful multi-INT AquaQuIPS (AQ) data fusion processor in a Navy Tactical Cloud (NTC) environment at AQ"s SPAWAR processor location using the new 384 plus node super computer. Tasks proposed are: Base Task 1A: Design and… more

An improved passivation process for the fabrication of high performance antimony based III-V superlattice materials

Company: IRDT Solutions, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Phase I objective is to demonstrate the feasibility of our proposed passivation approach to minimize the dark current noise and improve the quantum efficiency in the GaSb based type II superlattice detectors. Phase I goal is to demonstrate the feasibility of our technology to fabricate photodiodes… more

High speed 3D data for configuration management

Company: TetraVue, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Effective configuration management allows asset owners and EPC firms to more efficiently manage nuclear projects across the lifecycle of the facility thereby reducing overall costs. However, a key element of configuration management is accurate as-built coordinates and information for the entire… more

Automated Target Area Threat and Route Optimization

Company: Inkographics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This effort will develop a software tool with the ability for near real-time threat and target area routing and de-confliction capability. Through the use of innovative algorithms based on reactive-navigation, extension of Genetic Algorithm work, and software architecture it will optimize the… more

Broadband Quadrature Mixers with Integrated I/Q Mismatch Calibration

Company: CreoNex Systems Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Communication SoC technology has advanced significantly over the past ten years resulting in highly integrated radio SoC chips for standards such as Wi-Fi, global position system (GPS), Bluetooth (BT), 3G cellular, digital TV (DTV), and cable modems. While most radio SoC"s are narrowband (e.g.… more

SATCOM Wideband Digital Channelizer

Company: CreoNex Systems Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Recent demand for broadband satellite communications (SATCOM) has risen sharply for both the defense and commercial sectors. Tactical SATCOM, such as WGS, require increasingly broadband information contents such as high resolution surveillance images and videos, while on the other hand,… more

Enhanced low cost high temperature electrolyte

Company: Leyden Energy Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Li-ion battery calendar and cycle life degrade at elevated temperatures due to processes involving the interaction of electrolyte salt, solvents and battery electrode materials. The major factor impacting automotive Li-Ion battery pack safety is the use of high vapor pressure and low flashpoint… more

Affordable Maximum Performance Solar Array for NASA and Commercial Missions

Company: Deployable Space Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), and Space Systems Loral as a key subcontractor and potential commercial infusion partner, will focus the proposed SBIR Phase 2 program on the TRL 5/6 technology maturation / development of an affordable, lightweight, high power, maximum performance solar array… more