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Low CSWAP Multi-Beam TCDL Antenna System

Company: Applied Radar, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Applied Radar proposes to develop a high-gain low cost, size, power and weight (low-CSWAP) tactical common data link (TCDL) antenna for the Firescout and Predator UAVs. The improved TCDL antenna will support 6 or more nodes of high-gain full-duplex communication at 21.42 MBPS in a star network… more

Multi-Band Dual-Aperture SATCOM Antenna for Rotary Wing Aircraft

Company: Applied Radar, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: A multi-band dual-aperture SATCOM antenna is proposed to support rotary-wing aircraft thru-rotor performance at X, Ku and Ka-bands including Ku-band TCDL as an option. Our proposed effort focuses on a low-cost design with reduced height and leverages existing aperture and radome technology from our… more

Low-Profile, Broadband, Shear-Mode SONAR Transducer for Deep Submergence Applications

Company: BTech Acoustics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: BTech proposes the design and development of a low-profile, broadband, shear-mode piezocrystal acoustic transducer for deep submergence applications. The Phase I effort considers evaluation of design variants of shear mode transducers with increased pressure operation/tolerance and tradeoffs… more

Spherical Piezocrystal Transducers

Company: BTech Acoustics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: We propose the continued design, development and testing of spherical piezocrystal transducers and supporting technology including our gyroid transducer. The Phase II effort covers the modeling and demonstration of the gyroid transducer and comparison of performance with several piezocrystal and… more

Innovative Acoustic Velocity Sensors

Company: BTech Acoustics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: BTech proposes the design and development of low-profile, innovative acoustic velocity sensors for measuring acoustic motion of sound waves in marine applications. Methods include increasing voltage sensitivity by novel connections, considerations of co-located preamplifiers, multiple plates,… more

Sensitive and Shape-Specific Molecular Identification

Company: Ryon Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The ability to rapidly detect, identify and monitor chemical agents remains a challenge of significant importance to the Armed Forces. Existing chemical sensing techniques have shortcomings that inhibit widespread implementation. To address this situation, Ryon Technologies is developing a portable… more

Innovative Designs for Reliable Electro-Explosive Ordnance Devices

Company: SEA CORP Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Missiles, use electro-explosive devices (EEDs) to perform mulitple functions during operation. This effort seeks ways to improve on the EED"s reliability and lower the failure or inadvertent activation rate of these devices. During Phase I, SEA CORP investigated replacing EEDs with… more

Safe, Large-Format Lithium Ion Batteries for Aircraft

Company: Yardney Technical Products, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: YTP will develop technology that provides a high performance, modular Li-ion battery with: redundant safety features, safer thin, metal case cell designs; fin/micro-channel thermal control system; and an evaporating fluid system that rapidly quenches failing cells to prevent thermal runaway and… more

Development of Safe, Reliable, and Durable Lithium-ion Battery for Naval Aircraft Applications

Company: Yardney Technical Products, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Yardney will design and develop a lightweight, safe, reliable, and cost-effective aircraft battery with improved thermal design and the use of active cooling techniques. As a novel part of the battery design, Yardney will investigate and implement high performance electrodes using three dimensional… more

SIGMA: Speedy Imagery Geo-registration and Motion Analysis

Company: Vision Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: VSI proposes the development of the SIGMA (Speedy Imagery Geo-registration and Motion Analysis) system, which will address three key requirements by the end of Phase II: (i) adapt to different type of sensors, sensor-configurations and sensor operating conditions, (ii) handle large amount… more

Low-Cost, High Efficiency Integration of Solid-State Lighting and Building Controls Using a Packet Energy Transfer (PET) Power Distribution System

Company: VoltServer Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Solid state lighting has not yet taken off in commercial buildings due to its high relative installed cost. On a normalized basis, solid state lighting replacement lamps are on the order of two times more expensive than equivalent compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and five times more expensive than… more

Advancing a Glioma Immunotherapy

Company: IN CYTU, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A Phase II SBIR program of preclinical development is proposed for the development of an active specific immunotherapeutic called Cellarium for treatment of glial cell-based cancers. Successful completion of this project will confirm therapeutic effect and… more

Instrument for Measuring Millimeter-Wave Polarimetric Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function

Company: Applied Radar, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The proposal will perform study and design of a gonioreflectometer or equivalent instrument that can measure Polarimetric Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (PBRDF) in the millimeter wave (mmW) spectrum using heterodyne transmit/receive (Tx/Rx) radar technology. The instrument will be… more

Piezocrystal Gyroid Transducer

Company: BTech Acoustics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: We propose the design and development of a novel gyroid transducer comprised of piezocrystal ring elements. The Phase I effort covers the modeling and demonstration of the gyroid transducer and comparison of performance with several piezocrystal and piezoceramic materials. The electroacoustic… more

Expediting the Production of High Value, Standardized, and Transparent Data

Company: MJ DATA CORPORATION, LTD Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Researchers and contractors are under increasing pressure to produce rapid turnaround times for data releases and publications. Inadequate data management is a common threat to good research and impedes the quick release of high value data. Despite its importance… more

Developing an Improved Electrocompetent E. coli Host

Company: PRO-CHANGE BEHAVIOR SYSTEMS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Chronic musculoskeletal pain creates a significant public health burden. Veterans are disproportionately affected by chronic musculoskeletal pain, and in particular, chronic low back pain (CLBP). The frequency and extent of co-occurrence of pain and PTSD, pain… more

Innovative Designs for Reliable Electro-Explosive Ordnance Devices

Company: SEA CORP Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: America"s ballistic missile defense system provides the only means currently available to protect it, and its allies, from a catastrophic attach by nuclear or conventionally armed ballistic missiles. A critical component of that system is the Interceptor missile, which relies of a number of… more

Sonobuoy Electronic Function Selector (EFS) Replacement

Company: SEA CORP Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Present sonobuoys allow for the selection of functions such as RF Channel, Depth, etc. by use of a single selector button and LED display along with a second button used for verification located on the side of the sonobuoy. Selection or verification requires access to the buttons and cannot be… more

High-Energy, High-Power Light Weight Lithium Ion Batteries For Electric Drive Vehicle

Company: Yardney Technical Products, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and plugin hybrid electric vehicles (EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs) are emerging technologies that can significantly reduce petroleum usage in the transportation sector. Widespread adoption of electricdrive vehicles will lower automobile operation costs and can… more

SBIR Phase I: A Bioactive Hernia Mesh Containing Choroid Plexus Factors For Improved Tissue Integration

Company: CYTOSOLV INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Project continues the development of the choroid plexus (CP) growth factor cocktail for application to biologic hernia meshes to treat the challenging hernia repair market. CP factors represent a broad spectrum of potent biologic molecules that… more

Geo-registration of Aerial Imagery Using 3-D Volumetric Models

Company: Vision Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: With the advancement of aerial imaging sensors, high quality data equipped with partial sensor calibration models is available. There is a recent research activity in computer vision community that aims to reconstruct 3-d structure of the observed scenes relying on the content of the imagery in… more

Long-distance 3-D Reconstruction from EO/IR Imagery

Company: Vision Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: While the state of the art in both single-image reconstruction algorithms and multi-view structure from motion algorithms have advanced considerably in recent years, little work has been performed which leverages the constraints relied upon by both approaches. When an area of interest is… more

Speedy Sparse Bundle Adjustment for Video/Image Sequences

Company: Vision Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: VSI proposes a flexible sensor estimation framework for airborne calibration processing of image streams over long time periods. The components of the framework will consist of existing software and libraries. The plugin-based framework provides flexibility to switch the components easily… more

SBIR Phase I: Agile track and trace system for pharmaceuticals

Company: AgileQR, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The innovation is the usage of smart packaging technology as a pharmaceutical track and trace (TT) solution deployed on the packaging of consumer drug products. This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will determine its feasibility. The problem to be solved is the considerable… more

SBIR Phase I: Innovative Tripolar Concentric Ring Electrode Electroencephalography (tEEG) to Advance Epilepsy Diagnosis

Company: CREmedical Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project aims to establish the feasibility of innovative tripolar concentric ring electrode electroencephalography (tEEG) for epilepsy diagnosis. Epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide. Presently, EEG is the primary diagnostic tool… more