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Integrated surface acoustic wave and microstructure informatics techniques for rapid identification and quantification of microtextured regions in met

Company: MRL Materials Resources LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Microstructure heterogeneities occur commonly in metallic aerospace materials. These are sometimes desired and exploited in tailoring location specific properties (e.g., turbine disks with gradient microstructures). In other instances, they might be undesirable because they lead to… more

Microstructure Sensitive Stochastic Finite Element Tools for Poly-crystalline Metals

Company: MRL Materials Resources LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Accelerated insertion of new high-performance materials, as envisioned by the Materials Genome Initiative and Integrated Computational Materials Engineering paradigm, necessitates a detailed understanding of the interrelated variability of microstructural features and resultant material performance.… more

Improve Energy Source for NDI Equipment Tools

Company: PH Matter, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) equipment, such as Eddy Current (EC) and Ultrasonic Testing (UT), provide important tools for the Air Force to characterize flaws, cracks, and/or defects in aircraft, thus monitoring potential safety issues. This equipment is typically hand-held, and used… more

Operator Interface for Flexible Control of Automated Sensor Functions

Company: 361 Interactive, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Advances in automated sensor technologies offer opportunities for enhancing mission performance with individual and teams of Unmanned Air Vehicles, reducing operator workload, advancing multi-vehicle cooperation capabilities, and enhancing situation awareness across the intelligence… more

Development of cloud based analysis of additive manufacturing process techNology

Company: AltaSim TechNologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Additive manufacturing technology creates objects using a sequential layering process that directly contrasts with the traditional subtractive approaches commonly used to manufacture the majority of fabricated components. The additive manufacturing technology can be used anywhere throughout the… more

Advanced Algorithms for Non-Resolved Space Based Space Sensing

Company: Applied Optimization, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The research objective of the proposed effort is to demonstrate and transition an autonomous, rapid determination of satellite features to be used for Threat Indication and Warning (TIN). The scope is to enhance and transition the advanced algorithms previously developed under AFRL/RV into operation… more

Robust, Lightweight Composite Coatings Based on Carbon Nanofibers

Company: Applied Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Air Force seeks to develop a new means of repairing aircraft structural composite components that have sustained minor damage. Repair of aircraft components can be a labor intensive and time consuming process. Multi-component repair coatings oftentimes must be applied, removed, and… more

Advancement of Thin Resistive Polymer Films with Graphitic Nanomaterials

Company: Applied Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI) has developed a process for producing high performance mechanically robust thin polymer films with tailor-able electrical resistivity using graphitic nanomaterials and readily-scalable processing equipment. The ASI film material features high quality,… more

Adaptive antenna structures

Company: BerrieHill Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Unwanted RFI is a growing concern due to the ever expanding RF world around us. Not only are the number of RFI sources increasing, so too is the frequency usage across the RF spectrum. As a result, RF systems like the AFSCN are expected to become more susceptible to disruptions in coverage and… more

Large Volume Production of Core-Shell Nanothermite

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Advances in nanotechnology have promised non-linear improvements in a variety of energetic materials applications; however, the practical application of the technology has not matched its promise. One area of particular interest is in producing core-shell energetic materials based on… more

Plateau Burning Composite Propellants Using Al and TiO2 Nanocomposites

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Double-base propellants are widely used in Navy aircraft ejection seat systems, partially because of their ability to be tailored to exhibit pronounced plateau burning. Due to degradation problems inherent with double-base propellants, it would be very beneficial to develop composite propellants… more

Exhaust Heat Capture Ration Heating System (EHC-RHS)

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Current field ration heating systems use fossil fuels as the primary energy source. The use of additional fossil fuels during food preparation increases the frequency of resupply missions and consequently leads to more attacks on supply convoys. Approaches for heating food rations in-the-field and… more

TALOS Hybrid Electric Power Unit

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Cornerstone Research Group Inc.'s (CRG) demonstrated expertise in advanced optimization techniques and lightweight electric propulsion systems presents USSOCOM with the opportunity to obtain an embedded rechargeable power generation and management system capable of long endurance missions that… more

Advanced Materials for Vehicle Headliners

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Light, maneuverable, fast, and fully protected vehicles are needed on today's battlefields. The current fleet of military vehicles is not equipped with sufficient interior trim protection. In a field of operations, US Army vehicles often encounter blast events such as landmines, improvised… more

Large Volume Production of Core-Shell Nanothermite

Company: Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Advances in nanotechnology have promised improvements in a variety of energetic materials; however, practical application of the technology has not matched its promise. One area of particular interest is in producing core-shell energetic materials based on metal (fuel)/metal oxide… more

Deep Analytics for Data in Cyber-Physical Systems

Company: EDAptive Computing, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Our proposal specifically addresses the stated requirements of the solicitation; we will develop and deploy tools, methods, and models for improving collaboration between human and cyber-physical systems. The proposed HARVEST solution builds on previous Edaptive Computing, Inc (ECI) knowledge and… more

Development and Verification Tools/Processes for ASICs and FPGAs

Company: EDAptive Computing, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: With a constant push toward improving device robustness and reliability, our proposal is specifically aimed at fulfilling the objectives stated in the solicitation; we will develop and deploy tools, methods, and models for certifying that Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) and… more

Sensor Resource Management

Company: EDAptive Computing, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The expansion in the Missile Defense Agency"s mission to include emphasis on theater and regional missile defense necessitates the development of innovative concepts and techniques for employment planning and real time tasking of a variety of distributed sensor resources. Needed are algorithms… more

Methods for interfacing broad bandwidth data links to airborne ISR systems

Company: EDAptive Computing, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Military sensor systems making use of the Common Data Link (CDL) are generating more information, thus taxing the capabilities of available spectrum for the relay of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) data and information. We will define new network interface models,… more

Eco-Friendly Bipolar Electrochemical Bulk Processing of SRF Cavities

Company: Faraday Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The DOE seeks commercially viable, fabrication technologies for SRF cavities, specifically new or improved bulk processing technologies. Current methods, such as buffered chemical polishing (BCP), use high viscosity electrolytes containing hydrofluoric acid, which is not conducive to low-cost, high… more

Acid-Free Electropolishing of Nb Cavities

Company: Faraday Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The DOE seeks commercially viable, fabrication technologies for SRF cavities, specifically eco-friendly final polishing technologies. Current methods, such as conventional and buffered electropolishing, use high viscosity electrolytes containing hydrofluoric acid, which is not conducive to low-cost,… more

Integrated Electrolytic Chrome Stripping/Recycling Technology without Hexavalent Chromium Formation

Company: Faraday Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The proposed technology addresses the need to eliminate the environmental and safety hazard associated with hexavalent chromium generated during conventional electrolytic chrome stripping. Faraday proposes to demonstrate and develop an integrated electrolytic FARADAYIC(R) Chrome… more

Manufacturing Next Generation Multifunctional Carbon Fiber Laminated Composites for Air Vehicles

Company: General Nano LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: General Nano is partnering with Top 3 prime to develop next generation composite systems for air vehicles. The core technology involves integrating lightweight, conductive CNT non-woven sheet materials into aerospace qualified prepreg. The program builds from initial Air Force SBIR… more

JTRS Compliant Waveform for LCS Unmanned Vehicle Communications

Company: GIRD Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) work together to provide perimeter protection for the naval forces. Maintaining persistent connectivity with the UUVs/USVs is critical to the success of the operations. GIRD Systems proposes to… more

Precise Positioning with Local Signal Carrier Phase Measurements and Global Positioning System (GPS) Fusion

Company: GIRD Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Carrier phase measurements in GPS are well known to enable precision performance. However, GPS is easily degraded or jammed. Carrier phase measurements in a local radio system, on the other hand, is much easier due to its much stronger signal level compared with GPS. In this proposal GIRD Systems… more