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Space based Hyper-Spectral Imaging Sensor

Company: Spectrum Photonics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Phase I effort will focus on a design tradeoff study to address the mission requirements and how alternate HSI sensor system designs address the requirements. These trades will include field of view and sampling rate versus target velocity within the scene, focal plane array size,… more

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

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Oceanit proposes a novel low cost approach for measuring the three dimensional distribution of water vapor over an EO/IR sensor test flight area.

Uncued Faint Object Detection in LEOand GEO

Company: Pacific Defense Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This research plans to use existing MSSS sensors to investigate methods to detect and track faint objects (greater than or equal to 14th visual magnitude) in any orbit around the Earth using ground-based electro-optics sensors, without prior knowledge of the object's orbit. The basic… more

Feature Identification from Unresolved Electro-optical Data

Company: Pacific Defense Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Space situational awareness is often limited by the ability of sensors to produce resolved data on space objects. Large objects cannot be resolved with small low-cost telescopes; objects in geo-synchronous orbit are too remote to be resolved. The best hope of ending these limitations is… more

Self Powered Biosensors

Company: Archinoetics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: In this project we will determine the feasibility of using motion from respiration to generate power for the circuits necessary to acquire and wireless transmit heart rate and respiration rate to a nearby receiver. Power generation will be based on electromagnetic induction. Circuitry will consist… more

Compact Full-Framing Hyperspectral Sensor for On-The-Move Ground-to-Ground Applications

Company: Spectrum Photonics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Hyperspectral sensors have demonstrated the ability to provide remote sensing utility and actionable information to the warfighter. Currently deployed airborne hyperspectral platforms feature near real-time processing to generate detection products in minutes. Extending this functionality to the… more

Next Generation Passive Hearing Protection

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The objective of the proposed effort is to develop and demonstrate a passive hearing protection that affords true sense of presence for normal sound with directionality. Existing hearing protection systems fall short of providing a true sense of situational awareness for the user and are therefore… more

Field Drying System using no power for clothing and boots

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The proposed effort is focused on developing a passive field drying system termed as"DrySAF"that will allow marines to dry overnight their clothing system such as boots, uniform, etc. Oceanit will develop a hybrid nanocoposite material that has the capacity to absorb water rapidly from wet… more

Integrated or Fused Multi-spectral Sensor Technologies for Missile Warning Sensors (MWS), Hostile Fire Indication (HFI), and Laser Warning (LW)

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Oceanit will develop a working prototype module that will undergo testing with each category of Threat engagement. We will articulate a clear pathway forward to productization to include package design concepts that meet tactical and environmental considerations. BENEFIT: Dual Use… more

Submarine Radar Vulnerability Reduction

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Oceanit"s approach is to develop an optically transparent radar absorbing material with super-hydrophobic characteristics comprised of a set of carbon nanotube (CNT) coating layers that adhere to the optical window ports of the imaging system and provide X-band radar protection without… more

Wide Spectral Band Laser Threat Sensor

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: We propose a solution to the Navy"s laser weapons warning problem. The proposed solution employs a combined approach of extending the wavelength spectrum and dynamic range of current State of the Art laser warning systems. The proposed wide optical bandwidth will be achieved by adapting… more

Synthesis of Active Passivation for Aluminum Nanoenergetics via Micro-emulsion based chemical route

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Oceanit proposes to develop a wet chemical synthesis approach for core-shell energetic nanoparticles which will have high air and moisture stability, energy density and burn rate compared to current state-of-art technology. The proposed approach will use facile, cost effective and… more

Nanostructured Thermal Interface Materials for Power System Components

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Oceanit proposes a novel nanostructured film as thermal interface materials (TIMs) for efficient thermal managements of high power electronic components. The proposed TIMs is composed of highly conductive fibers to improve the bulk thermal conductivity and highly conductive bonding layer… more

GPS-Denied Positioning Using Networked Communications

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This proposal is for the development of a novel algorithm to utilize commercially available signals of opportunity (SoOP) received by several participating cooperative nodes to derive the location of those nodes. The use of multiple transceiver devices within a network possessing the… more

Dive Helmet Noise Quieting

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Helmeted navy divers are exposed to high levels of noise from self-generated mechanisms, such as regulator exhaust, and external sources, such as underwater tool-generated noise. Noise exposure limits can be easily exceeded especially if effective communications through helmet-mounted speakers is… more

Space Signatures for Rapid Unambiguous Identification of Satellites

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Providing rapid and reliable positive identification of individual satellites on orbit is necessary for timely space situational awareness (SSA). Currently, objects are frequently lost and sometimes by chance reacquired without recognition of its previous catalog existence unless manpower-intensive… more

Improved Coupling Factor of Personal Cooling Systems

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: In our Phase II project Oceanit will further develop the proof of concept LCG and associated high thermal conductivity tubing into fully functional prototypes. These prototypes will be tested using a human model, thermal manikin (TM) and field testing by AFSOC personnel. Our approach provides a… more

Physics-Based Models for Transient Behavior of Two Phase Flow Cooling Systems

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Future fighter jets will be equipped with advanced sensors and systems which will dissipate increasing amounts of heat. To manage the heat loads, a thermal management system utilizing two-phase flow will be necessary. It is important to understand and predict the behavior of a thermal… more

Optimization Algorithm to Enhance Antenna Array Beamforming for Radar and Early Warning (EW) Application

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Oceanit proposes to develop a agile direction finding array using a novel approach. BENEFIT: The proposed technique can be applied to wireless communications.

Ultra-Wideband Radio Frequency (RF) Vector Signal Generator for Early Warning (EW) Applications

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Oceanit proposes to build a ultra wideband signal generator using state-of-the-art digital-to-analog converters. BENEFIT: The proposed technique can be applied to wireless communication systems.

Signal Isolation w/ Frequency Tuning Filter (SIFTer)

Company: TeraSys Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The Signal Isolation w/ Frequency Tuning Filter, or SIFTer, is a technique for protecting a wide variety of EW and C4ISR receivers from the effects of unintentional (friendly) and intentional (enemy) jamming and interference. SIFTer is capable of rejecting broadband and narrowband interference… more

A Software Suite for Integrated Design of Aerodynamic Shape, Structural Topology, Subsystem Topology, and Structural Sizing of Air Vehicles

Company: Hawaii Evolutionary Development llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Phase II proposal concerns the expansion of the MDO methodology developed in the Phase I for air vehicle design to integrate subsystem placement, topology, shape and sizing multi-disciplinary and multi-objective optimization of full air vehicle configurations. The planed software… more

Semi-Autonomous, Reliable, Safe Recovery of the Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle (RMMV) in Various Sea States.

Company: Creative Technology Applications, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This effort utilizes a new Launch and Recovery (L and R) System called Soft Rail. Soft Rail significantly eliminates the surface motion by deploying a unique depressor/drogue (D/d) system from two lines underwater below the surface interface conditions. These lines extend to the ship and are… more

Uncued Faint Object Detection in LEOand GEO

Company: Pacific Defense Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This research plans to use existing MSSS sensors to investigate methods to detect and track faint objects (greater than or equal to 14th visual magnitude) in any orbit around the Earth using ground-based electro-optics sensors, without prior knowledge of the object's orbit. The… more

Feature Identification from Unresolved Electro-optical Data

Company: Pacific Defense Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Space situational awareness is often limited by the ability of sensors to produce resolved data on space objects. Large objects cannot be resolved with small low-cost telescopes; objects in geo-synchronous orbit are too remote to be resolved. The best hope of ending these limitations is… more