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Exploiting Polarimetry in Littoral Surveillance

Company: RDRTec Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: RDRTec Inc. and The John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) propose to gather data in support of the development of techniques that will enable the efficient and effective detection and tracking of Small Maritime Targets (SMT) at high altitudes. This capability will be… more

High Performance Electric-Field Sensor Based on Enhanced Electro-Optic Polymer Refilled Slot Photonic Crystal Waveguides

Company: Omega Optics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Phase II STTR research proposal aims to demonstrate an antenna coupled phase modulator based on an Electro-optic (EO) polymer refilled slot photonic crystal waveguide (PCW) for operation in the Q band. The goal is to detect field strengths of 100uW/m^2 in an Intensity Modulation… more

High Performance Electric-Field Sensor Based on Enhanced Electro-Optic Polymer Refilled Slot Photonic Crystal Waveguides

Company: Omega Optics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Phase II STTR research proposal aims to demonstrate an antenna coupled phase modulator based on an Electro-optic (EO) polymer refilled slot photonic crystal waveguide (PCW) for operation in the Q band. The goal is to detect field strengths of 100uW/m^2 in an Intensity Modulation… more

High Performance Electric-Field Sensor Based on Enhanced Electro-Optic Polymer Refilled Slot Photonic Crystal Waveguides

Company: Omega Optics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Phase II STTR research proposal aims to demonstrate an antenna coupled phase modulator based on an Electro-optic (EO) polymer refilled slot photonic crystal waveguide (PCW) for operation in the Q band. The goal is to detect field strengths of 100uW/m^2 in an Intensity Modulation… more

Self-Healing Non-Catalytic Multifunctional Composite Structure

Company: Texas High Energy Materials Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Areas of research relating to self-healing composites structures have been undertaken by well-known and respected research institutions under the auspices of the Department of Defense. Patent literature and public technical communique describe their novel engineering approaches using polymeric… more

Low-Cost Radiation-Hard Nonvolatile Random-Access Memory

Company: Privatran Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: PrivaTran will measure the radiation tolerance of new resistive memory materials and will design and fabricate advanced memristor-based architectures for nonvolatile random access memory (RAM) applications that are suitable for aerospace systems. The requirements for proper memory element… more

SATPAM - Self Awareness Through Predictive Abstraction Modeling

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Current computer systems are dumb automatons; their blind execution of instructions makes them open to attack. Their inability to reason means they don"t consider the larger, constantly changing context outside their immediate inputs. Their nearsightedness is particularly dangerous because, in… more

CLAD: Classification Labeling of Aggregated Data

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: 21CT proposes the Classification Labeling of Aggregated Data (CLAD) Phase 2 effort. CLAD supports a"need-to-share"paradigm to aid in historical cyber traffic analysis and cyber target discovery. The alert-to-share capability determines if multiple analysts are continually… more

Probiotics for Maintaining Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Health and the Readiness of the U.S. Navy"s Marine Mammal Systems

Company: Accacia International LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Marine mammals like bottlenose dolphins are maintained by US Navy's Marine Mammal Program to protect harbors and detect underwater mines. The maintenance and betterment of health of these dolphins in captivity is a priority in order to improve the fitness and readiness of these animals for… more

Holographic Video Display (HVD)

Company: ZEBRA IMAGING, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Zebra Imaging"s proposed Holographic Video Display solution will be based on proven research, technology and prototypes to meet the HVD objectives and will allow for the natural viewing of streaming 3D data from a variety of sources without the need for glasses, head tracking or any… more

Improved Decision Support Tools for State of Good Repair

Company: ViaSim Solutions (Twilight Training LLC dba ViaSim Solutions) Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Every asset ages. Pipes, roads, computers, cars, etc. This fact is inevitable. And, as a result of the aging process, every asset suffers a degradation in its intended capability or performance over time. Yet every day, millions of people in the U.S. get up in the morning expecting that they will be… more

Compact, Repetitive Pulsed Power Driver Design for Emerging High Power Radio Frequency Sources

Company: Applied Physical Electronics, L.C. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: A programmable universal pulsed power source capable of delivering voltages up to 50 kV, current up to 1 kA, pulse durations of 100"s of ns and repetition rates of 10"s of kHz is proposed to meet near term high powered RF research and development efforts. The concept is proposed to reduce… more

High Energy Density, High Power Density, High Cycle Life Flywheel Energy Storage Systems

Company: Balcones Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Balcones Technologies (BT), LLC proposes to leverage technologies developed by and resident in BT, The University of Texas Center for Electromechanics (CEM) and Applied Nanotech Incorporated (ANI) in the areas of carbon nanotube composites (CNT) and terrestrial and space-based flywheel energy… more

Canfield Joint - Vibration Isolation System for High Precision Pointing

Company: Balcones Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: During our Phase I STTR effort, Balcones Technologies, LLC (BT) and The University of Texas at Austin Center for Electromechanics (CEM) successfully achieved all Phase I objectives and developed concept designs for controlled Canfield Joint Systems (CJS) for numerous applications that currently… more

Innovative Method for Wirelessly Powering RFID Tags Located on Rotorcraft

Company: Benz Airborne Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Benz Airborne Systems is pleased to provide a comprehensive plan for integrating RF power charging/re-charging technologies with the long range read capabilities of semi-passive RFID. Several methods for RF power transmission have been considered and are summarized in this proposal. Our research… more

SBIR Phase I: Amplification-Free Small RNA Sequencing

Company: Bioo Scientific Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to make next generation sequencing technology for small RNA more quantitative and less biased. High throughput sequencing has transformed the landscape of genomic research with its ability to produce gigabases of data in a single… more

Vision Processor for Helmet System (VPHS)

Company: 5-D Systems Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: 5-D Systems (5-D) has developed a concept for a state-of-the-art Vision Processor for Helmet Systems (VPHS) that will provide significant performance improvements over currently deployed systems. Our concept will achieve the government"s performance requirements and address the two… more

Carbon Nanotube-based Solar Water Heater

Company: Solarno Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Solar water heaters are a well-established renewable energy technology that has been widely adopted outside of the United States. Here we propose to significantly improve the evacuated solar tube collectors (ETC) by utilizing the dry-drawable carbon nanotube (CNT) sheets for solar energy absorption… more

Secure Mobile Platform

Company: CROSSFIELD TECHNOLOGY LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Crossfield Technology LLC proposes the design and development of an Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) System on Chip (SoC) consisting of a hybrid CPU/GPU digital signal processor. The APU incorporates high-speed interfaces to external sensors and a NAND Flash Controller. The NAND Flash Controller… more

Ultra-Fast Transfer Techniques to Download Data

Company: CROSSFIELD TECHNOLOGY LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Crossfield Technology proposes the development of a high-performance Solid State Disk (SSD) for on-board sensor data storage along with Ground Support Equipment (GSE) to download data from the SSD to a secondary data storage system. Crossfield's approach will provide increased… more

Nonlethal Warhead for Miniature Organic Precision Munitions

Company: Energetic Materials & Products, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Our proposal describes a multi-functional, non-lethal (NL) warhead for miniature organic precision munitions, which combines: kinetic, blast, flash, dazzle and chemical effects in a single warhead designed to provide incapacitating effects out to 4.25m. The first innovation involves high-density,… more

Fuel-Air Explosive Technologies from Dual-Use Materials

Company: Energetic Materials & Products, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Our concept is designed to create and disperse a vapor cloud from a low-vapor-pressure fuel at near stoichimetric conditions and then detonate or at least deflagrate the cloud with a single event system. Our concept relies upon rapid shock compression of the fuel followed by flash… more

A Python Interface to Trilinos/Tpetra for High-Level Access to HPC Solvers

Company: ENTHOUGHT, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The need to access parallel computing resources is ever expanding, as both the scale of simulations and the size of data sets are quickly growing. Also, the increasing ubiquity of parallel hardwaremulti-core chips, parallel co-processors and accelerators, near effortless cluster computing on cloud… more

High Performance/Throughput, Low Latency and Low Power Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) for Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Cognitive Radio (CR)

Company: GoofyFoot Labs Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: FPGAs are widely used in nearly every DoD electronics system because of their processing capabilities, low NRE costs, field programmability, and time to market advantages over ASICs. However, FPGAs"greatest strength reconfigurability is also the source of their low performance and high power… more

Extreme Environment, Rad Hard, High Performance, Low Power FPGA for Space Applications

Company: GoofyFoot Labs Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: To enable NASA's next-generation missions, there is a critical need for a reconfigurable FPGA that can withstand the wide temperatures ranges and radiation of the space environment while consuming minimal power without compromising on performance. To address this need, GoofyFoot Labs proposes… more