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Modular Sonar Identification System (MoSIS)

Company: Neya Systems, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: We propose to develop a Modular Sonar Identification System (MoSIS) (Figure 1). MoSIS will be designed to integrate with the PMS-485 Shallow Water Surveillance System (SWSS). MoSIS will be designed to provide low Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) capabilities for advanced sonar signal processing. MoSIS… more

Attention-Based Vision for Autonomous Vehicles

Company: Neya Systems, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Humans are continually subjected to an overwhelming stream of visual, auditory, olfactory, and touch stimuli. We operate effectively because we are capable of focusing attention on the relevant items, and capable of accurately perceiving tiny discrepancies that are most relevant to our survival… more

BLAST: A System for Bandwidth- and Latency-Scalable Teleoperation

Company: Neya Systems, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Most current teleoperated ground vehicle systems require a high-bandwidth link to support either real-time streaming video or streamed 3D structure back to the operator control unit, and experience significant performance degradation in the presence of communication latencies as small as 100… more

Advanced Finned-tube Heat Exchanger with an Integrated Phase Distributor

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes the development of an advanced finned-tube heat exchanger with an integrated phase distributor. Studies have shown that the heat transfer improvements available in the commercial market allow for smaller and lighter heat exchangers compared to… more

Environmental Control Unit with Integrated Thermal Storage

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes the development of an Environmental Control Unit (ECU) that uses an integrated Phase Change Material (PCM) to provide thermal energy storage. The PCM is contained within the system. During the thermal energy regeneration or collection stages of… more

Enhanced Dropwise Condensation for Improved Dry Cooling Efficiency

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Industrial and utility applications utilizing dry cooling for condensing process steam are less efficient than their closed-loop cooling counterparts, resulting in higher energy consumption and operating costs. However, dry cooling is a necessary process in areas where cooling water supply is not… more

An Innovative VOCs Incinerator

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: An innovative, high destruction efficiency, and low fuel consumption VOCs incinerator is proposed to reduce VOCs from condensate tank, or other low heat value waste gas emissions from different air pollution sources. The proposed technology use highly effective heat recirculation to extend the… more

A Climate Impact Assessment Service to Support Urban and Regional Planning

Company: Azavea Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The increase in extreme weather events over the past several decades has underscored the need for regional planning strategies that will support future preparedness and mitigate climate change impact on local communities across the United States. While existing climate modeling tools for… more

Low Cost Manufacturing of Vector Velocity Sensors

Company: TRS Ceramics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Towed array vector sensors are important for US submarine capability in terms of reducing the left right ambiguity. Current towed array vector sensors use particle velocity sensors or accelerometers combined with hydrophones to achieve this performance. Lead magnesium niobate-lead titanate (PMN-PT)… more

Atmospheric Environmental Metrology for Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) Sensor Flight Test

Company: Clear Align LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: We propose to evaluate the factors in a differential-absorption lidar system for remote monitoring of trace gases.

Acoustically Synchronized Store Ejection/Release Technology (ASSERT)

Company: Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The Acoustically Synchronized Store Ejection/Release Technology (ASSERT) test process was developed by CRAFT Tech. This research has produced a capability to conduct small scale dynamic drop tests instrumented with stereo-photogrammetry to track store motion and synchronize this with unsteady… more

Highly Compact Supersonic Cruise Missile (SSCM) Engine Inlet

Company: Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: As air vehicle speeds increase, air breathing engine and inlet technology follow through concurrent supersonic performance requirements. The recent ability to build smaller supersonic engines has established a void in small air vehicle inlet capability. A solution to decrease the overall footprint… more

Autonomous UAV Aerodynamic Performance Analysis for the Near-Ship Environment

Company: Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The overall goal of this STTR program is to develop an efficient, high-fidelity, CFD-based design tool for the simulation of ship-board flight testing of autonomous UAV systems. In the first phase of this program, an overall flight simulation framework that employs a modular approach to the flight… more

Modular Flexible Weapons Integration

Company: Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: CRAFT Tech proposes the development of an innovative design optimization tool called"AeroRCS"which will simultaneously solve for both aerodynamic performance as well as electromagnetic reflectivity (Radar Cross Section). When operated in an automated environment, AeroRCS will… more

Air Combat Identification (ACID) Module

Company: Daniel H. Wagner, Associates, Incorporat Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In this Phase II SBIR project, Daniel H. Wagner Associates will develop a full-scale prototype Air Combat Identification (ACID) Module that will improve the accuracy of Track Management or Data Fusion systems when attempting to estimate the identity or classification of an Air target. The… more

Real-Time Sensor Data Processing and Compression Performed On-board Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Company: Dragonfly Pictures, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The K-128 co-processor leverages insights from neuroscience to achieve superior performance. Unlike previous efforts along those lines, our approach is to create a software programmable co-processor that runs existing applications. One of the most salient characteristics of such a… more

Rapid Inspection of Aluminum Hulls Below the Waterline Using Ultrasonic Guided Waves

Company: FBS, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Currently available hull thickness sensors use ultrasonics and provide coverage of a single point on the hull. The sensor must then be moved over the hull while the thickness readings are monitored to detect thin areas of hull plate. These systems generally contain array type sensors; however, they… more

Assistive Technology Sensor Platform

Company: KCF Technologies, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Current prosthetic technologies allow amputees to return to a form of normal life, but create new risks, such as improper socket fit, which can lead to a heightened risk for tissue damage that could result in infection and hospitalization. These risks could be minimized by using a sensor system to… more

In-Plane Conductivity Improvement to Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials (MSC P4146)

Company: Materials Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Missile modernization and future missile designs are utilizing more sophisticated and higher powered electronics in the pursuit of extended missile range, improved accuracy and precision targeting for striking enemy threats. Tight packaging and sophistication of these electronic systems can generate… more

Residual Property Prediction for Damaged Composite Structures (MSC P 4141)

Company: Materials Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Advanced composite material systems are vital to the development of lightweight, multi-functional Army missile systems. In addition to reducing the weight of the structure, composite materials provide the ability to expand the function of the structure by tailoring stiffness and strength… more

Safe, High-Power Battery for Sonobuoys

Company: MaxPower, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The Navy has established a need to update the battery capability of the present Active Source sonobuoy used in Anti Submarine Warfare(ASW) systems. The technology which is currently deployed achieves up to 14, 10 second pulses providing 2400 watts of power at 75 volts. The present battery, a primary… more

Long Endurance, High Power Battery

Company: MaxPower, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Present Sonobuoy and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) fleets being developed by the US NAVY for Anti-Submarine Warfare(ASW) systems rely upon electrochemical energy storage for primary power. The increase in instrumentation payloads and mission duration has increased the draw on existing energy sources… more

120-X-2 Unmanned Aircraft System-Borne Atmospheric & Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Sensing

Company: Piasecki Aircraft Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: To capture critical weather and SST data in the Tropical Cyclone Boundary Layer (TCBL), Piasecki Aircraft proposes to evaluate existing meteorological sensor packages, integrate new off-the-shelf MEMS sensors, and design an air-launched UAS to improve the resolution of observations captured in the… more

A Semantic Technology for Materials Design and Development

Company: RJ Lee Group, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Development of semantic technologies to support materials design and development. This project is intended to start constructing the building blocks for 1. Common Vocabulary Development, 2. Annotation, exposure, and discovery of existing published material properties and processes using standard… more

Surface Engineering Technologies for Improved Gear Efficiency

Company: Wedeven Associates, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The frictional losses in a gear mesh can be reduced by including super-finishing in the final manufacturing process. Phase I simulation tests of a hypoid rear axle gear shows a reduction in traction coefficient of 50 percent from an"as ground"surface to a high quality super-finished… more