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Advanced Space Antenna for GPS

Company: Alpha Omega Electromagnetics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this Phase I SBIR effort is to develop and demonstrate an advanced, space antenna with a steerable, formable beam for Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites. GPS satellites currently use fixed beam L-band antennas to provide hemispherical coverage of the earth. There is a need… more

Tripwires for PEO C4I Systems

Company: Chesapeake Technology International Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Chesapeake Technology International"s (CTI"s) proposed solution for the Tripwires for PEO C4I Systems is the development of a system of active and passive monitors that will provide status on PMW-120 systems with no modification to existing equipment or installations. While a number of… more

Desert Fauna Detection and Tracking System

Company: Coherent Technical Services, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Identifying the presence of endangered and threatened species is crucial to complying with Environmental Protection Agency regulations. Each year military reservations spend large amounts of resources in time, materials, and manpower in identifying if endangered or threatened species are… more

Low Energy Consumption Compact Control Actuation Systems for Precision Guided Artillery and Mortar Munitions

Company: Custom Analytical Engineering Systems, I Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Pyrotechnics offer a novel low energy Control Actuation System (CAS) approach reducing limitations associated with typical electro-mechanical CAS. With 2.5 to 3 times more usable energy stored per unit volume and more importantly a power density that is orders of magnitude greater than that of a… more

Forecasting of Solar Eruptions using Statistical Mechanics, Ensemble, and Bayesian Forecasting Methods

Company: Heron Systems Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Heron Systems proposes Solar Prediction via Deep Learning (SPINDLE), a human out-of-the-loop system to improve the state of solar flare forecasting using novel machine learning techniques. Currently, solar flare forecasting is either dependent on an expert, with their own subjective biases and… more

Realtime interlinked software for distributed Non-latent N-DOF operations

Company: Heron Systems Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Interlinked Software for Achieving Analogous Control (ISAAC) offers capability to link geographically disparate N-DOF test beds to facilitate real-time distributed operations. ISAAC is an evolution of an existing distributed simulation architecture used extensively by the US Navy in multiple… more

Robust Game Theory Enabled Spectrum Sharing and Anti-Jamming System for Satellite Communications

Company: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Intelligent Automation, Inc. proposes a game-theoretic framework for the design and analysis of a robust decision making tool for wideband satellite communications that integrates hierarchical spectrum sharing, spectrum sensing, waveform adaptation and active anti-jamming. We capture… more

Computational cyber-security Attacker/Analyst Models

Company: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Cyber-attacks threaten our security and impede American business. To counter cyber-security attacks, computational models of the entire cyber-security environments can provide many benefits. With our transition partners, we will create computational models that can play the roles of cyber-attacker,… more

Agent Based Simulation and Optimization (ABSO) Tool for HPRF Dynamic Surface Engagement

Company: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: An Agent based Simulation and Optimization (ABSO) tool is proposed for evaluating HPRF weapon effectiveness in defending maritime assets against small boat attacks using dynamic sea surface engagement scenarios. For this effort, IAI will combine and extend i) Ray Tracing and Radiative Transfer (RT2)… more

ARGUS: Scalable And Reliable RF sensing for Long-Duration Personnel Tracking

Company: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: A recent U.S. Government Accountability Office report noted that that less than 1 percent of the 4,000-mile long border between the United States and Canada is under the operational control of U.S. Border Patrol. The large scale, and environmental conditions of the Northern Border pose specific… more

High Fidelity Environmental Model for Surface Radar Training

Company: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Modeling of geographic and atmospheric environmental effects in radar training system is important. However, such capability is lacked in existing training system. High fidelity radar simulation tools with environmental effect models are not suitable for real-time training because the… more

AUTO-SCAN: Inlet and Exhaust Damage Registration Sensor

Company: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Current methods for inspecting aircraft engine inlet and exhaust cavities are labor intensive and error prone. Airmen crawl into ducts looking for defects, trace suspected sites on Mylar sheets noting their position relative to cavity features, and manually enter the data into an… more

Bio-Inspired Visual Navigation: From Landmarks via Bearing to Controls

Company: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The proposed Bio-Inspired Visual Navigation System will enable UGVs to operate semi-autonomously with minimal input from an operator even in degraded communication environments. Semi-autonomous landmark-based navigation in low-texture indoor environments is difficult due to the lack of distinctive… more

Adaptive Prognostics Tool (APT)

Company: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Intelligent Automation, Inc. along with Boeing Corporation, Integrated Shipboard Systems (ISS) proposes to develop the Adaptive Prognostics Tool (APT) to support Field Engineers (FE), troubleshooting critical submarine navigation system: Electrostatically Supported Gyro Navigator (ESGN) Stable… more

Intelligent Filtering for Layered Exploration with Cognitive-aid Technologies (INFLECT)

Company: Intelligent Models, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: According to the U.S. Navy Information Dominance Roadmap, 20132028, prevailing in the 21st Century combat environments is contingent upon addressing the intensifying challenge of Battlespace Awareness and Information Dominance, i.e., upon promptly deriving enhanced information content from advanced… more

Vertically Small Communications Antenna

Company: JEM Engineering, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The primary Phase I effort proposed here will demonstrate how to use a new technology to achieve conformal and very-low profile antennas that have a radiation pattern, power, and similar electrical characteristics to the existing monopole (blade or whip) antenna. This technology has been… more

Simultaneous RF Beamforming Phased Array Sensors through Wafer Scale Photonic Integration

Company: Morton Photonics Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This SBIR program will take maximum advantage of CMOS foundry based silicon photonics integration and Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) technologies developed for the telecom industry, to create wafer scale photonic integrated circuit (PIC) devices directly integrated with advanced phased array… more

Simplified 3D World Generation (S3WG)

Company: Robotic Research LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Robotic Research, LLC, (RR) proposes to create the Simplified 3D World Generation (S3WG)Plugin, which can be applied to Virtual BattleSpace 2 (VBS2), a training tool for military, law enforcement, first responders, and others in federal, state, and local government.This tool provides realistic… more

WINCH EQUIPMENT FOR SURGE SUPPRESSION (WESS)

Company: Robotic Research LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The objective for Phase I of WESS is to investigate a constant force winch system for use on an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) as part of the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS). The UISS provides a semi-autonomous minesweeping function with both stand-off and long endurance. The AN/AWS-10A sonar… more

Laser Survivability Model

Company: SURVICE Engineering Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The goal of this SBIR program is to develop a validated model that predicts ignition of composite aircraft fuel tanks when engaged by a High Energy Laser (HEL). The primary focus of the Phase I research and development program was to develop a baseline capability for modeling… more

Compact Radar Antenna

Company: Syntonics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Navy is interested in developing a compact, highly efficient antenna at W-Band frequencies (95GHz) for non-lethal counter-personnel Active Denial Technologies (ADT) missions. These requirements can be met using a set of MEMS based reconfigurable patch reflectarray using the Team"s… more

Advanced Space Antenna for GPS

Company: Syntonics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Air Force wishes to develop a capability to focus GPS broadcasts on a specific area of interest, steer to maintain the beam on that area, and provide a minimum of 5 dB higher signal strength. The current fixed beam hemispherical broadcast approach has no way to increase the GPS signal power to a… more

Helicopter Hostile Fire Indicator (HFI) Sensor Development

Company: Syntonics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Syntonics has demonstrated the feasibility of the Staring Projectile Detection Radar (SPiDR). SPiDR is a stealthy, ultra wideband (UWB)"noise"radar system. In Phase II we will design and fabricate a multi-channel SPiDR prototype system with detection range of at least 100-m (300-m… more

Determination of Terrain Ponding for Logistics Emplacement and Planning

Company: Technology Service Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Accounting for the impacts of terrain and weather is key to identifying potential Courses of Action that mitigate their effects. TSC and CSU propose a convergence of technologies 1) CSU"s prototype engine for estimating locations prone to water ponding, 2) the Army Research Laboratory"s… more

Innovative Vortex Method for non-diffusive Rotorcraft Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Computations

Company: VorCat, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This SBIR Phase I proposal will examine the feasibility of using the VorCat implementation of the gridfree vortex method to provide accurate, real time simulations of rotor wake, specifically the tip vortex structure, in various flight scenarios. Rotor wake flow is complex and poorly served by… more