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Expendable Acoustic Source for AUV Based Geoacoustic and Geotechnical Survey Operations

Company: Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The EAS will be deployed by an LBS-UUV to conduct Naval Oceanographic Surveys in shallow water. The unit will consist of a housing containing a projector, a programmable power amplifier assembly, and a battery pack. The EAS projector will be designed to maximize the percentage of energy projected in… more

SBIR Phase I: Ultra High Energy Density Nanocomposite Capacitors

Company: HARP Engineering LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop nanocomposite capacitor films with high energy density and low loss through the use of a unique synthesis process for high aspect ratio nanowires of previously unrealized compositions in this form. High power capacitors are a… 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

Accelerating Communication-Intensive Applications via Novel Data Compression Techniques

Company: Accelogic, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Processor speed has traditionally grown at a rate faster than that ofcommunication speed in computer and supercomputer networks, and it isexpected that this trend will continue even stronger, as we move into theexascale age in the upcoming decade. This has resulted in what is known asthe… more

Automated Human and System Performance Assessment in Operational Environments

Company: Advanced Anti-Terror Technologies Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Our Fused-Realities-Assessments-Modules(FRAM) enables innovative new levels and types of automated quantification strategies for combining human and system performance in real-time for fused performance monitoring and after-action-review purposes. FRAM accomplishes this by fusing output of normative… more

Compact Type 1 Space Encryption Hardware

Company: Aeronix, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: End Cryptographic Units (ECUs) and associated security module, are essential for protecting satellite communications that include payload data, control commands, status, and bent-pipe operations. Legacy systems such as require cryptographic needs for Communication security (COMSEC) and Transmission… more

BMDS System Protection from Special Threat Environments

Company: AET, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this SBIR project is to develop the technologies needed to allow innovative, high performance avionics systems, subsystems, and components that will enhance the capability of successfully achieving early intercept missile defense in current and future interceptors in all hostile… more

Compact, Light Weight, Low Cost, Precision, Non-inertial Underwater Navigation Sensor

Company: Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: TBD

Compact Off-board Passive Target-Discriminator

Company: Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Our system concept is based on a number of ultra-low power"remote nodes"that contain: (1) a battery section; (2) a sensor section (3) and electronics section. The remote nodes will automatically detect and classify high value targets to type using AD & D"s proven automated… more

Perception of Complex Sounds in Noisy Environments

Company: CIRCULAR LOGIC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The goal of this Small Business Innovative Research project is to model the ability of human listeners to detect and identify specific auditory targets within complex, real-world sound environments. Previous approaches, based on linear auditory models, have produced unsatisfactory results… more

Additive Manufacturing of Multifunctional Nanocomposites

Company: SCIPERIO, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Sciperio with team members Georgia Institute of Technology and Centecorp have teamed up to develop an Additive Manufacturing Composite using nano and micro fillers. The team will develop multi-scale models that are supported by experimental characterization for advanced 3D Printable materials. … more

Innovative Materials Analysis to Differentiate Counterfeit from Authentic Products

Company: Constellation Technology Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Constellation Technology Corporation (Constellation) is recognized as one of the world leaders in Materials Analysis. This abstract is intended to explain Constellation's development of new innovative means for detection of inferior materials to differentiate a visibly identical counterfeit… more

Urban Computer Generated Forces (CGF) Models

Company: Dignitas Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Dignitas Technologies Phase I approach will use our 20 years of CGF experience to identify a OneSAF system solution for accurate urban models. We will perform system engineering analysis of alternatives where necessary to provide a compliant system design that integrates key population modeling… more

Multisegmental Sensor Integration for Balance Control

Company: Engineering Acoustics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Fall-related events are the leading cause for injury deaths among people 65 years and older. Blast related balance dysfunction is a significant problem the military. Recent advances in Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) have made accessible a variety of extremely small, rugged, reliable, low… more

Local Navigation in GNSS and Magnetometer-Denied Environments

Company: Prioria, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The proposed solution exploits recent advances in computer vision to conceive of a single-camera + gyro + accelerometer vision-based navigation solution such that the processing will be lightweight (requiring only a single optical flow sample per frame). Known landmarks (natural or artificial) will… more

Miniature Actuating Guided Nozzle Mechanism

Company: Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: FTT has designed, built, and tested a prototype of their Miniature Actuating Guided Nozzle Mechanism (MAGNM) for use with DACS thrusters. FTT"s MAGNM is a passive nozzle extension that surrounds the DACS thruster on a guide tube. When ready to deploy the nozzle extension, inert gas or… more

Air Riding Seal Technology for Advanced Gas Turbine Engines

Company: Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Rotating-to-static seals are critical components of all gas turbine engines. The seals can significantly affect the efficiency, operability, and durability of a gas turbine engine. As such, any improvements to these seals are highly desirable. Improvements may come in the form of reduced leakage… more

Floating Seal for Turbopumps

Company: Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Cryogenic engines for in-space propulsion require innovative technologies to provide long-life, lightweight, and reliable turbopump designs. One area open for improvement is seals for rotating-to-static hardware. Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. (FTT) is proposing the use of a floating seal for… more

Modeling and Optimizing Turbines for Unsteady Flow

Company: Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Pressure gain combustion has the potential to significantly improve the specific fuel consumption for gas turbine engines by realizing a pressure rise through the combustor as opposed to a pressure drop. One drawback to this form of combustion is the cycl

Innovative Burn Resistant Material System

Company: Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Liquid rocket propulsion systems require the use of high pressure LOX, and therefore have the need for LOX compatible materials. This is especially true in LOX turbopumps, which have inducers, impellers, discharge volutes, and housings exposed to or submerged in LOX. The high pressures… more

Advanced Recirculating Total Impingement Cooling of Turbine Airfoils

Company: Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The future of gas turbine engines needed for propulsion and power in small unmanned military aircraft will hinge on the ability to enhance the efficiency for low fuel burn while maintaining world-class performance. Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. (FTT) is currently developing… more

LFA and CFLA Acoustic Sensors

Company: AventuSoft LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Phase I project will develop an innovative signal processing and information processing concept for improved detection in acoustically noisy littoral waters using existing towed arrays or hull-mounted arrays. These relatively shallow waters have many sources of noise and interference which make… more

Synergistic MIMO Radar and Data Adaptive Signal Processing Experimentation

Company: Integrated Adaptive Applications, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The proposed work seeks to clearly demonstrate the advantage of the multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar architecture over a similar single-input multiple-output (SIMO) or phased array system; the benefit of applying data-adaptive signal processing techniques in favor of their… more

Development of Materials for Metallic Direct Digital Manufacturing

Company: Keystone Synergistic Enterprises, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Metallic Direct Digital Manufacturing (MDDM), is based on layer-by-layer metal deposition and has been developed to a sufficient state of manufacturing readiness where production applications have emerged in niche industrial sectors. DDM processes in general require the use of raw materials that are… more

Closed-Loop Control of the Thermal Stir Welding Process to Enable Rapid Process / Part Qualification

Company: Keystone Synergistic Enterprises, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Thermal Stir Welding (TSW) provides advancement over the more conventional Friction Stir Welding (C-FSW) process because it separates the primary processes variables thereby allowing independent control of metal stirring and forging from the stir zone temperature. However, the feedback for precise… more