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High Voltage Pulse Forming Network (PFN) Capacitor

Company: HARP Engineering, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Advanced pulsed power capacitors with energy densities of above 10 J/cc and high breakdown strength are required for the military of the future. While polymers such as BOPP and PET offer excellent loss characteristics, their low energy density has led to a search for alternative polymer dielectrics… more

High Temperature Sensors Using Vertically Aligned ZnO Nanowires

Company: HARP Engineering, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: NASA requires instrumentation technologies that can be applied to measure flow under extreme temperatures where traditional sensing methodologies cannot be used. The proposed Phase II SBIR research effort will seek to create wall shear sensors that can be applied to measure signals at temperatures… more

Accelerating Communication-Intensive Applications via Novel Data Compression Techniques

Company: Accelogic, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The traditional view of arithmetic operations dominating the computational cost of numerical algorithms has changed. As performance of new processors increases, we are moving into a new reality in which data movement is expensive and operations are becoming nearly free. In Phase I we discovered a… more

JTRS Compliant Waveform for LCS Unmanned Vehicle Communications

Company: Aeronix Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) deploys multiple Unmanned Vehicles in support of the interchangeable Mission Packages. The Multiple Vehicle Communications System (MVCS) provides LCS Mission Packages with the capability to simultaneously communicate with multiple Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) and… more

Advanced Radiation Hardened Data Converter For Navy Strategic Applications

Company: AET, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: In this program, AET will perform research and development with the objective of developing an advanced radiation hardened data converter architecture for application in US Navy strategic programs. This advanced radiation hardened data converter will have high resolution and a high signal to noise… more

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

In-node Processing for Low Power Target Detection, Classification, Localization,&Tracking

Company: Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: As a company experienced in passive acoustic sensor and signal processing design and development, Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc. (AD & D) understands that the ability to detect and classify sea-born vessels with a very high Probability of Correct Classification (Pcc) and a very low… more

Compact Off-board Passive Target-Discriminator

Company: Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: A low power COBPTD node will be used to automatically detect and classify targets of interest. We will use target derived kinematics and a rule based classifier to classify high interest targets.

Micro Airborne Relay Technology

Company: Anyar, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Test validation of munition performance, particularly in the endgame environment, requires that enormous quantities of video and other sensor data be collected in proximity to the munition impact or detonation location, and transmitted in some manner back to the ground receiving station,… more

Data Analysis and Mining for Penetration Environment Dynamics (DAMPED)

Company: Anyar, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: We propose to develop an analysis/tool integration architecture to enable the synergistic exploration and capture of the critical features of the penetration fuze environment found within combined experimental and computational datasets. We will develop a design of the architecture and… more

High Efficiency Electric Power Manager for Man-Portable Photovoltaic Systems

Company: APECOR Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Apecor will develop an advanced portable power manager for rapid field recharging of military rechargeable batteries from foldable photovoltaic (PV) panels as well as scavenged energy from any available power source. This power manager will be to directly support the soldier by reducing the… more

Variable Precision Filters

Company: The Athena Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In this Phase I SBIR project, the Athena Group, Inc., will develop a mathematical framework and expert system design tool for robust and highly efficient filter design. The developed tool will be capable of designing filters that have challenging requirements, such as sharp transitions,… more

Large Optical Telescope Based on High Efficiency Thin Film Planar Diffractive Optics

Company: BEAM Engineering for Advanced Measurements Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: In future ground-based receivers for deep-space optical communications with spacecraft, aperture diameters of the order of 10 meters are required even with the most sensitive available detectors. Directly applying the technology of 10 meter class ground-based telescopes is cost prohibitive. Also,… more

Direct Printing of 3D Structural RF Electronics

Company: Sciperio, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Using the advantages of 3D printing, an antenna system wing structure will be printed. The antenna system will be a multi-layer electronic device with a number of antenna elements. The electronics will not be mounted to the wing structure, they will become part of the wing structure. … more

Affordable 3D Printed Phased Arrays

Company: Sciperio, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: 3D printed phased array antennas (PAA) would be more rugged, lighter and take a variety of shapes and including unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) wings. Printing antennas, passives and interconnects has been demonstrated in 3D printing. Using printed electronic approaches for printing Field Effect… more

L-Band Wide Bandwidth High Performance Diplexer, Triplexer, and Quadruplexer

Company: Cobra Design & Engineering, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The existing Diplexer, Triplexer, and Quadruplexer Designs currently employ bulky, machined cavity housings, are quite heavy, and cannot easily be reconfigured to meet changing system requirements. Cobra Design & Engineering, Inc. intends to employ a tubular coaxial resonator… more

d-FOUR Electronic Toolkit (d4ET)

Company: Design Interactive, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: An opportunity exists to develop methodologies and tools to objectively assess the overall training effectiveness of a simulation and pinpoint specific system characteristics such as fidelity and training strategy support which contribute to the training effectiveness or lack thereof. To… more

Distributed Synthetic Environment Correlation Assessment Architecture and Metrics

Company: Dignitas Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The modeling and simulation industry has long been plagued by errors in synthetic natural environment representations and services which can impact training effectiveness. While synthetic environment errors can arise within a single format or across formats in a single simulator, the problem is… more

ITO Repair on Transparencies

Company: Eclipse Energy Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: There is a critical need for rapid flight line repair of scratches in Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) -coated transparencies. While ITO meets current requirements for conductivity and transparency, it is easily damaged and has deposition techniques that are incompatible with depot conditions. … more

Feature Based Localization and Navigation for Miniature Underwater Vehicles

Company: EdgeOne DBA EdgeTech or ORE Offshore Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This proposal outlines an approach for reliable autonomous Feature Based Localization and Navigation (FBLN) in the absence of self-localizing reference signals such as GPS or long baseline acoustic positioning systems. Our proposed solution will solve th

High Density, High Efficiency Electrical Power Generation

Company: Electrodynamics Associates, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Fighter jets use dual starter generators that provide dc power in two channels, and also provide the mechanical power during start mode for starting the propulsion engine. A current application of the dual starter generator has two generator channels each capable of providing 80 kW power at 270 Vdc.… more

Multisegmental Sensor Integration for Balance Control

Company: Engineering Acoustics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Recent advances in Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) have made accessible a variety of extremely small, rugged, reliable, low power consumption, and inexpensive AHRS sensors for motion capture. A collection of these devices should be capable of providing similar proprioceptive information… more

High Capacity Materials and Advanced Engineering for Thermal Batteries

Company: ENSER Corporation, The Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Thermal batteries are mission critical components which provide power to military weapon systems for electronics, fusing, sensing and actuation. Current and future thermal battery packaging and performance requirements are being pushed to the limits, demanding a substantial increase in potential… more

Powder Rocket with Improved Mass-fraction and Agility (PRIMA)

Company: Exquadrum, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The objective of the proposed research and development effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative approach to high performance and highly controllable solid rocket propulsion for advanced Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACS) using powdered propellants. The proposed propulsion… more

Low-Cost High-Performance Non-Toxic Self-Pressurizing Storable Liquid Bi-Propellant Pressure-Fed Rocket Engine

Company: Exquadrum, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Exquadrum proposes a high-performance liquid bi-propellant rocket engine that uses propellants that are non-toxic, self-pressurizing, and low cost. The proposed engine and propellants provide the same performance as state-of-the-art storable propellants. The propellants are storable for long… more