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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

Low CSWAP Multi-Beam TCDL Antenna System

Company: Applied Radar, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 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

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

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

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: 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

Passive Airborne Radar Using Opportunistic Signals (PASSAROS)

Company: Applied Radar, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A key requirement for a practical/scalable airborne passive radar system using opportunistic ground emitters such as broadcast TV is the ability to effectively isolate the high-powered direct-path signals from much weaker target reflected ones. Previous passive radars rely on array… more

Adaptive Distributed Aperture Radar Mainlobe Jammer Suppression

Company: Applied Radar, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Current monostatic radar systems suffer fine tracking and discrimination performance degradation when encountering mainlobe jammers deployed within a reentry complex. As a result our forces may be vulnerable to attack. During Phase I, we have developed distributed aperture techniques for mitigating… more

Wideband Sub-Array Digital Receiver Exciter (DREX) Development and Packaging

Company: Applied Radar, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Applied Radar, Inc. is developing the Single Channel Open Source Architecture (SCORE) digital receiver/exciter (DREX) card which represents a revolutionary step leap in SWAP-C reduction. The SCORE card is a 3U OpenVPX card which incorporates a single channel of waveform generation, RF Upconversion,… more

Affordable Low-Profile Wideband SATCOM Antennas (LPWSA) for Airborne Platforms

Company: Applied Radar, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The proposal will develop multiple design concepts, conduct a trade study, and identify the three (3) most promising concepts for affordable low-profile and wideband satellite communication antennas (LPWSA) with high data rate capability and minimum airstream protrusion for airborne platforms. … more

Inducing Tolerance to Enzyme Replacement Therapy for Pompe Disease

Company: EPIVAX, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Inducing Tolerance to Enzyme Replacement Therapy for Pompe Disease Pompe disease is a lysosomal storage disorder caused by defects in the enzyme acid alpha-glucosidase (GAA) that leads to glycogen accumulation affectingheart and skeletal muscle.… more

Combined Factor VIII Replacement and Tolerance Therapy for Hemophilia A

Company: EPIVAX, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this new SBIR program is to produce a combined clotting Factor VIII replacement and immunomodulatory therapy that will provide FVIII-specific tolerance induction at therapeutic doses for Hemophilia A patients. Hemophiliacs with lt 1% functional FVIII… more

Imaging Instrumentation System

Company: DBV TECHNOLOGY, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: DBV Technology, LLC proposes to design, build, integrate and test an array of undersea acoustic instruments capable of scoring multiple projectiles impacting the ocean surface closely spaced in both position and time using algorithms developed during Phase I. A 48 month period of performance is… more

Improved Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) Metaferrite Based Antenna for SATCOM

Company: MINERVA SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGIES Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this proposal is to design and develop UHF Satellite communications (SATCOM) circular polarized antennas using advanced metamaterials to achieve high gain performance with smaller dimensions (i.e., size and weight). The metamaterials we propose belong to a class of… more

Dielectric Resonator Antenna

Company: MINERVA SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGIES Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Naval aircrafts are covered with many antennas for VHF/UHF Line-of-sight communications, UHF SATCOM, L-band, and GPS functions. The blade type antennas employed have limited bandwidths. Low-profile cavity-backed antennas will require hull penetration inside the aircraft. Thus, the objective of this… more

A Smartphone Application for Asthma Patient Self Management and Telemonitoring

Company: MJ DATA CORPORATION, LTD Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant). Several leading authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), have identified asthma as a priority disease area, and have called for action to reduce chronic disability and premature death… more

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

Company: MJ DATA CORPORATION, LTD Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
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

Rapid detection of neonatal sepsis

Company: PROTHERA BIOLOGICS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The primary goal of this proposed research is to develop a rapid point-of-care (POC) test that can be used to identify neonatal sepsis in high-risk infants in a simple, user-friendly and portable device suitable for usein the NICU setting. Since sepsis presents a… more

Submarine ES System RF Groom&Certification

Company: SEA CORP Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: US Navy submarine forces currently employ an independent team to test, measure, calibrate and certify radio frequency (RF) signal paths through sail mounted antennae to the inboard radio rooms in a process that can take in excess of 60 man-days to complete. Ships personnel have no means of… more

Ultra Wide Bandwidth High Dynamic Range Digital ISR Receivers for the submarine force

Company: SEA CORP Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: This effort to improve the capabilities of the ESM system will increase the reliability and reduce lifecycle support costs of the Radar Wideband (RWB) subsystem on submarines. Analog to digital converter (A/D) based digital receivers will be applied to yield improvements in Radar signal acquisition… more

Inflator-Based Submerged Missile Ejection System (ISMES)

Company: SEA CORP Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Since the advent of impulse launching various payloads from Navy and other military combatants, the source of the impulse energy has been either an explosive gas generator (propellant) or stored high pressure gas in a flask. Both of these methods have high maintenance and/or clean-up costs and are… more