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Micro Airborne Relay Technology

Company: Airborne Innovations LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: We propose to develop a compact and very capable micro airborne relay system which will will extend broadband communications range and provide the ability to transfer multiple HD video and data streams beyond the horizon. We can leverage technology we have previously developed which will… more

Thermal Isolation Technology for Large-Format Li-ion Batteries

Company: ADA Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Large format lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries with ineffective cell isolation are potentially hazardous when exposed to conditions such as crush, overcharge, discharge, high temperature and internal short circuit. The recent Boeing incidents and similar incidents in the automotive industry underscore… more

3-D Mechanical Iris Missile Tube Forward Closure

Company: ADA Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Navy Ohio Replacement Ballistic Missile Submarine Program is a major endeavor aiming at designing and building a new class of 12 ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) to replace the current force of SSBNs. Current Ohio-Class SSBNs are armed with Trident ballistic missiles or Tomahawk missiles if… more

Phase Change Thermal Buffers for Environmental Control Unit Efficiency Improvement

Company: Aqwest Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Aqwest LLC proposes to develop a phase change material (PCM)-based thermal energy storage (TES) to enable"rightsizing"of environmental control units (ECU) and improve overall efficiency through reduced peak loads, more stabilized ECU operation, and off-peak thermal energy storage. The… more

Retrieving Cloud Ice Water, Cloud Liquid Water, and other Cloud Parameters from GPS Radio Occultation and Satellite Microwave Imager/Sounder in Heavy

Company: Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Cloud ice water content and cloud liquid water content strongly affect radiative transfer of solar energy to the atmosphere, and hence need to be taken into account in any modeling of the weather and climate. This proposal advances the poorly-known area of sensitivity of GPS RO to… more

Liquid Crystal on Silicon Based Compact Multi-Spectral Scene Projector Technology

Company: Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The proposed effort will perform a feasibility study on developing a multispectral scene projector from 0.4µm to 5µm, using liquid crystal on Silicon (LCoS) spatial light modulators (SLMs). BNS has successfully developed scene projector technology using this approach previously. A… more

Cost Effective Solar Array based on High Efficiency Thin-Film Technology

Company: Composite Technology Development, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Phase I effort will involve the development of an ultra low cost, high specific power, modular and flexible solar array module using currently available thin-film solar cells, innovative interconnects, and flexible encapsulation. The high efficiency thin-film solar cells will enable… more

Positioning, Navigating, Timing, Communications, Architecture, Mission Design

Company: Data Fusion Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Data Fusion Corporation (DFC) proposes to extend their existing suite of Global Positioning System (GPS) structured-interference (both known & determinable) mitigation algorithms and software by developing a new algorithm and related software suitable for mitigating unstructured interference… more

Common Bus Interface Adapter Chip

Company: Design_Net Engineering LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A key problem in the rapid and lower cost development of spacecraft is that the various devices that comprise the spacecraft bus do not typically provide a single standard interface and/or communications protocols. This forces a design-to-order paradigm in which a spacecraft bus is… more

Compact Radar Antenna

Company: FIRST RF CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Directed electromagnetic (RF, microwave and millimeter wave) energy offers unique and flexible options for non-lethal weapons, but the technology for these systems needs to achieve smaller and lighter packaging. Of particular interest are the Multi-frequency RF Vehicle Stopper at L-Band and the… more

Simultaneous multi-beam high-bandwidth conformal tactical data link antenna systems

Company: FIRST RF CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: n this Phase I effort, FIRST RF will develop and evaluate concepts enabling highly directive multi-beam TCDL communications using phased arrays integrated on the Fire Scout UAV platform. Phased array systems allow for dynamic beam steering with graceful degradation. The use of multibeam arrays will… more

Advanced Space Antenna for GPS

Company: FIRST RF CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The government has a current requirement to develop antenna systems which enable significantly increased GPS signal levels at specified pointing angles within the terrestrial footprint covered by a GPS satellite. Current and past GPS antennas are designed to provide a nearly constant flux density… more

Embedded Co-Located Antenna Elements to Increase Pattern Coverage and Effectively Mitigating Interference for Improved Communications

Company: FIRST RF CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The future net-centric military provides enhanced battlefield awareness through wireless links between unmanned aerial vehicles, high-speed aircraft, rotary-winged platforms, and soldiers on the ground. To support this, platforms must accommodate a variety of antennas, not to mention traditional… more

Ka-band Spread Spectrum

Company: FIRST RF CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: SATCOM On-The-Move (OTM) is one of the greatest operational and tactical advantages our troops have. The SATCOM terminals available pose a number of practical constraints resulting in less than universal usage. Traditional reflectors are high profile and difficult to integrate on aircraft and… more

Ultra-stable, Portable Fabry-Perot Cavities

Company: Boulder Precision E-O Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Frequency stabilized lasers are essential subsystems in many applications. Most importantly, they are used as flywheel oscillators in optical atomic clocks, as well as in many sensing and measurement systems, and some examples are down oil well sensing, laser radar and ranging in space, and… more

Flowing Water Optical Power Meter for Laser Measurements

Company: High Precision Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: High Precision Devices, Inc. (HPD) proposes to continue and complete development of the 25 kW Flowing Water Optical Power Meter for Laser Measurements begun under a Phase I SBIR award. In the proposed Phase II work described, HPD will complete mechanical and electrical subsystems, apply a ceramic… more

Ka-band Satellite Phased Array Antenna

Company: Innovative Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This proposal addresses an important need of DoD and MILSATCOM for satellite based receivers operating at Ka-Band having multiple beams (as many as 30) capability. Many of these beams need to be independently steered. This has traditionally been a major challenge because, as will be… more

Micro Airborne Relay Technology

Company: Lexycom Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Lexycom is proposing to design a miniature software-defined radio (SDR) transceiver for Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) installations to support over-the-horizon TSPI/video relaying capability. Depending on the data traffic requirements, the proposed SDR can be equipped with several RF… more

Submersible GPS Enhancement and Playback System

Company: NAVSYS Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Under the Phase I SBIR effort, we designed a Submersible GPS Enhancement and Playback System (SGEPS) to allow processing of the GPS signals after a submarine has submerged to reduce the time spent on surface for covert operations. This uses a Digital Storage Receiver (DSR) for capturing the GPS RF… more

High Compression of Infrared Data

Company: Numerica Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Data compression schemes generally fall into two main categories: lossless and lossy. Lossless schemes promise to provide an uncompressed file which is identical before and after compression. As lossless schemes must be able to reconstruct every feature of the original file they often… more

Improved Estimation Approaches for High-Accuracy Satellite Detection, Tracking, Identification, and Characterization

Company: Numerica Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Numerica is proposing to extend its mature multiple hypothesis tracking (MHT) technology by providing additional estimation and data fusion algorithms to support improved space object detection, tracking, identification, and characterization. An extended program would aim to develop a… more

Machine Learning using Sparse Feature Representations for Non-Resolved Space-Based Space Sensing

Company: Numerica Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Numerica is proposing a data-driven approach using modern state-of-the-art machine learning methods on sparse feature representations of non-resolved photometric data, for space object characterization, classification, and anomaly/change detection in support of threat identification and notification… more

Innovative Solutions for Propellant Temperature Sensing for Future Munitions

Company: Phase IV Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In this project a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) temperature tag and reader system will be developed. The tag will be easily applied to large caliber ammunition such as artillery propellant. Readers will be attached to guns or be located in handling areas. When the propellant is passed near… more

A Miniaturized SERS Based Sensor Technology for detecting toxic contaminants in oxygen from aircraft On-Board Oxygen Generating Systems (OBOGS)

Company: Sporian Microsystems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Aircraft equipped with On-Board Oxygen Generating Systems (OBOGS) selectively filter nitrogen and other gaseous contaminants in air from the aircraft's engine to provide the aircrew with an oxygen enriched breathing gas. Under suboptimal operating conditions, toxic byproducts can breach the… more

Atomic Layer Deposition Technology for Gallium Nitride Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuits

Company: Sundew Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This project targets the development of a commercially viable silicon-nitride (SiN) Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) process for gallium nitride (GaN) Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) applications. In particular, this project will provide a higher quality substitution for commonly used… more