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A Stereo Camera System for Measuring Coastal Currents

Company: 3SRM Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Rip currents cause multiple drowning deaths each year as swimmers are often unaware of the location and strength of coastal currents. Currently, ocean safety officials do not have an affordable and reliable commercial system which can measure coastal currents. The goal of this Phase I study is to… more

Self Powered Biosensors

Company: Archinoetics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Within the military, the proliferation of batteries required by the dismounted warfighter continues to be troublesome, both from the standpoint of weight and the need for replacement. Energy-harvesting technologies, which collect energy from naturally occurring motions, offer the possibility of… more

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

Low-cost Multi-spectral Infrared Sensor for Mobile Footprint Detection

Company: Spectrum Photonics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Spectrum Photonics will utilize our 20 years of experience in developing and employing multi-spectral disturbed earth sensors to develop a vehiclemounted, low-cost mobile footprint detector. To meet the specifications described in the SBIR topic, our team will develop a multi-spectral long wave… more

High Sea State Automated Deployment and Retrieval of Towed Bodies from a Small Surface Platform

Company: Navatek Ltd Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The proposed effort will address the problem of deploying and retrieving a tow body in rough wave conditions from a small craft or large ship. The approach makes use of a material newly available to the U.S. Department of Defense. The material is drop stitch fabric, whose use was restricted by the… more

Galley-Scullery Water Conservation System (GSWCS)

Company: Navatek Ltd Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This project addresses the need for a compact, light-weight water treatment system for use on Navy vessels that operate primarily in littoral waters. A modular and intelligent system design will be developed, featuring a novel second-stage disinfection module. The approach eliminates the need to… 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.

Blast Booth Noise Reduction - An OSHA Compliance Issue

Company: OCEANIT LABORATORIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Oceanit proposes to reduce employee exposure to hazardous noise during Blast Cleaning Room (BCR) and Blast Cabinet (BC) abrasive media blasting operations below OSHA 8-hour Time Weighted Average without increasing ergonomic stress on the operator. This will be done using an engineering… more

Advanced Spectrum Monitoring

Company: OCEANIT LABORATORIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Oceanit proposes to develop an ASM system using a novel sigan processing technique. The proposed technique enables agile detection, location and identification of threat signals. The proposed sampling technique reduces the amount of data without impairing radar capabilities, thus enabling persistent… more

Multimodal-Multidimensional image fusion for morphological and functional evaluation of the retina

Company: OCEANIT LABORATORIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Oceanit will develop a software platform capable of integrating information collected over repeated experiments and from disparate sensors to facilitate the measurement of the physiological response of ocular-tissue to damaging levels of light. BENEFIT: Beyond the study of changes in… more

Development of Approaches to Minimize Icing in Aircraft Heat Exchanger/Condenser Applications

Company: OCEANIT LABORATORIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The proposed research effort is focused on developing a super hydrophobic ice-phobic coating technology that will minimize ice formation on aluminum heat exchangers/condensers. In Phase I, Oceanit will focus on developing the proposed materials, demonstrate ice repellent properties, and… more

Disruptive Military Navigation Architectures

Company: OCEANIT LABORATORIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Oceanit will create a disruptive, fundamentally-new military navigation architecture to provide game-changing advantages for U.S. forces. BENEFIT: A navigation system that that has the flexibility to incorporate military GPS information (PRS, M Code), but should not rely on them, and be… more

Field Drying System using no power for clothing and boots

Company: OCEANIT LABORATORIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Oceanit will develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a system that will allow Marines to dry boots (and potentially other clothing items) overnight without the need for a power supply. Oceanit will demonstrate a prototype system design; manufacture and test the drying system in a combat type… more

Shockwave Consolidation of Materials

Company: OCEANIT LABORATORIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Oceanit proposes to develop multiphase composite materials using shockwave consolidation approach. New materials will have exceptionally high mechanical strength, thermal and electrical conductivity as compare to current state-of-art technology. Oceanit"s prior experience in… more

Dynamically Reconfigurable Data Architectures for Aircraft Data Analysis and Anomaly Detection

Company: Referentia Systems Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Phase II.5 proposal, extension of Phase II contract N00014-10-C-0255. Data collection and management of operational aircraft data is a critical enabler of effective condition based maintenance (CBM+). However, the large volumes of data collected create accessibility problems that limit the… more

Ship Energy Use Monitoring and Analysis

Company: Pacific Rim Defense, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: An innovative energy monitoring system and process are needed to provide real time energy usages for our Fleet. This information process needs to consolidate and get that data to every ship so they have the capability to monitor and track their energy usages and adjust consumption to meet Navy goals… more

Formulated Sardines: a high moisture, sustainable diet for fastidious-feeding high-value marine fish

Company: KAMPACHI FARMS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: USDA-ARS Montana has developed a production process for moist, fibrous extruded diets that could resolve this impediment in marine fish, by allowing compound diets to be delivered in a stable, non-friable, large pellet - the "Formulated Sardine". This SBIR research project will test the… more

STTR Phase I: Electromagnetic Suspension System for Prosthetic Limbs

Company: Koa Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The broader impact/commercial potential of this project: If successful, this research will have immediate social, economic, and scientific impact. This project will expand the field of prosthetics and create new research direction in prosthetics. It will result in a better understanding of… more

STTR Phase I: True Presence Occupancy Detection Sensors (TruePODS)

Company: Adnoviv LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The broader impact/commercial potential of this project will extend to a number of interdisciplinary areas in science and engineering. In particular the areas of wireless sensors, wireless smart sensor network, transducer technology, and signal processing will be the primary beneficiaries. The… more

Wearable Sensor System for Monitoring Soldier Body Dynamics

Company: Oahu Group LLC DBA Diamondhead Research Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: We propose to develop a prototype wearable sensor network comprising small form factor tags attached to the soldier"s limbs and weapon, and a receiver array worn on the soldier"s chest that provides accurate position, velocity and acceleration information that the soldier is being… more

Handheld Adipose Stem Cell Processor for Point of Care Application

Company: Tissue Genesis, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Tissue Genesis (TGI) is proposing to develop a highly portable, easy to use, low-cost, point-of-care, adipose-derived stem cell (ASC) isolation device that fully integrates the process from fat extraction to cell product. This next generation system addresses current technology limitations… more

Innovative Marketing of Hawaiian Pongee - Phase II

Company: HAWAII FISH COMPANY Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Pongee Channa sp. are an esteemed freshwater food fish in Asia, Hawaii, and domestic Asian seafood markets. Traditional customer preference is for a live product. However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service banned the import and interstate transport of live Channidae in 2002. Therefore, the only… more

Renewable Energy Aquaculture Aeration for Small and Mid-Size Farms

Company: HAWAII FISH COMPANY Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Low dissolved oxygen levels are the most frequent cause of catastrophic fish mortalities in aquaculture farming, resulting in substantial dollar losses of valuable aquaculture crops annually. To address this problem, the U.S. aquaculture industry most often uses floating paddlewheels and/or… more

Hawaii Grown Camellia Sinensis Tea R&D Processing

Company: TEA HAWAII CO Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Agribusiness in Hawaii County overwhelmingly consists of small farms which range from 1 to 49 acres in size. Of the 4650 farms in Hawaii County, all but 471 are less than 50 acres, with the median farm size consisting of 6 acres (USDA 2007). While the majority of Hawaii & #39;s larger… more

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