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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

Space based Hyper-Spectral Imaging Sensor

Company: Spectrum Photonics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 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

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

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

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 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.

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

Daytime Detection and Tracking of Objects in a Geosynchronous or Geo-transfer Orbit

Company: Pacific Defense Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In this research PDS plans to use existing telescopes and sensors at MSSS with minor modifications to detect and track Geosynchronous or Geo-transfer vehicles during daylight. The main obstacle to viewing satellites in daylight is the bright sky foreground. The bright foreground problem… more

UV/Vis Low-Dispersion Confocal Objective

Company: Hnu Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Confocal microscopy has become the tool of choice for sub-micron imaging, particularly of biological tissues, and is being used as a diagnostic tool in other disciplines as well. Broadband optics are required to collect emitted or scattered light throughout the visible and ultraviolet regions, with… more

Passive Infrared Detection of Liquids on Surfaces

Company: Spectrum Photonics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: The US Army, in support of the Joint Contaminated Surface Detector program (JCSD) program, has expressed a need to extend the advantages of wide area passive infrared sensing of chemical contaminants to the problem of detecting liquids contaminants on surfaces. A passive wide area monitoring system… more

Development of a Recombinant Subunit Vaccine for CCHF

Company: HAWAII BIOTECH, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Emerging and reemerging infectious diseases continue to pose serious health threats world-wide. Consequently, the development of measures to mitigate the natural, as well as potential bioterrorist threats of these infectious diseases is an important endeavor. The… more

Underwater Sensor System Autonomous Burial and Operation

Company: Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: In coordination with the SPAWAR Systems Center (SSC), San Diego, Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc. is proposing to develop an Autonomous Burial Vehicle (ABV) to install U.S. surveillance arrays. The proposed work focuses on: (a) designing an ABV that can bury a long surveillance array following a… more

Active Motion-Compensation Technology for Roll-On/Roll-Off Cargo Vessel Discharge to Floating Platforms

Company: NAVATEK LTD. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: We propose to develop an active motion-compensation platform for roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) cargo vessel discharge operations onto a floating platform that reliably and safely enables the military to supply needed cargo for military operations and humanitarian assistance in conditions up to sea state… more

Versatile Shallow Water Anchoring/ Securing Technology

Company: NAVATEK LTD. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: We propose to develop a semi-autonomous anchoring system that will reduce the number of personnel required, reduce the number of bottom-condition-specific components, reduce the amount of training required to operate, and reduce the likelihood of errors. The solution will reliably enable the… more

Automated Delineation, Parcellation and Analysis of the Cerebellum from MR Images

Company: NEUROBEHAVIORAL RESEARCH, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cerebellar involvement has been implicated in a large spectrum of disorders. Reduced cerebellar volumes have been reported in alcoholism, autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia, mood disorders, and essential head tremors. As an example of the work demonstrating… more

OTHER FUNCTIONS: PHASE I SBIR CONTRACT, DRUGGED DRIVING NATIONAL DATA RESOURCE. N43DA-12-5572, TO NEUROBEHVIORAL RESEARCH, INC. BASE AWARD

Company: NEUROBEHAVIORAL RESEARCH, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The goal of this project is for NRI and UCLA to develop a National Network on Drugged Driving (NNODD) website. The website will have an epidemiology component consisting of point prevalence and continuous monitoring data.