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Next Generation Semiconductor-Based Radiation Detectors Using Cadmium Magnesium Telluride

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: At present, CdZnTe is considered the material of choice for efficient, room temperature gamma-radiation detection systems used for the detection and identification of radionuclides. Despite the advances in CdZnTe materials technology during the last decade, the major impediments in the progress of -… more

AOTF Based Spectro-Polarimetric Imaging System For Stand Off Chemical Detection

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: We propose an Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter (AOTF) Spectropolarimetric Imaging System for Enhanced Standoff Chemical Detection at Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) wavelengths. This work entails development of suitable LWIR material, design of the LWIR AOTF, and design of the hyperspectral imaging sensor… more

Heimdall System for SSA Sensor Tasking Optimization

Company: Orbit Logic Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Orbit Logic and the University of Colorado propose a web-based Heimdall System to schedule observations of known objects and search for and establish custody of unknown objects from the Maui Space Surveillance Site. The Heimdall System includes a modeling environment and a scheduler… more

Autonomous Sensing and Deciding Framework Processor

Company: User Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: User Systems, Inc (USI) is developing the Unusual Activity or Inactivity Detector (UAID) to automatically search a time series of SAR imagery of a given location to find areas of interest. Changes between consecutive image pairs and movers in the scene ar

Advanced Littoral Combat Ship Common Mission Module Handling Device

Company: Advanced Technology and Research Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ATR proposes development of a Robotic Mission Module Handling System (RMMHS) to provide a highly adaptable and mobile handling device that is common to both LCS seaframes. The new system will serve as a replacement for the existing handling equipment for Mission Modules (MMs). The conceptual system… more

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

Company: Advanced Technology and Research Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: An innovative system for deploying and retrieving towed bodies from a small surface platform is proposed which builds on previous work in the field. The Deploy and Retrieval System (DRS) employs a semi-active approach to accommodate high sea state conditions. Active sensing of relative motion is… more

Sensing and Control Technology to Assist in Vehicle Launch and Recovery

Company: Advanced Technology and Research Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Launch and recovery (L & R) of manned and unmanned systems from ships is very challenging. The relative motion between the ship and the vessel being recovered is the primary source of the difficulty. It is often difficult and time consuming to match the motion of the capture device with the… more

Low Ground Clearance Vehicle Detection and Warning System

Company: Advanced Technology and Research Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Highway‐rail grade crossings, at which there is an abrupt change in the level of the road surface as it crosses the tracks, present a severe hang‐up risk to vehicles with low ground clearance. In Phase I, ATR developed a conceptual design for a Low Ground Clearance Vehicle Detection System… more

Personalized Driving Data for Insurance Discounts & Public Benefits

Company: Agnik LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This proposal suggests research on developing the next generation of consumer experience for Usage Based Insurance (UBI) in an increasingly socially connected world while addressing the need to protect privacy. It will enhance Agnik’s current consumer and UBI products through the following… more

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

Affordable Sub-array for TT&C Phased Array Antennas

Company: Alpha Omega Electromagnetics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Phase II SBIR research addresses an important and timely technological need, specifically the practical development and demonstration of a very low-cost, multi-frequency, multi-beam phased array subarray technology. This low-cost subarray technology is the fundamental building block… more

Surgical Skills Training and Assessment Instrument (SUSTAIN) Mobile App

Company: AnthroTronix, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This Subsequent Phase II Proposal is an extension of Phase II contract N00014-11-C-0420. The overall objective of the proposed Subsequent Phase II effort is to develop and provide initial validation for a mobile training platform and framework that will support optimized refresher training for a… more

Motion-induced User Symptomatology Toolkit for Evaluating Readiness (MUSTER) Phase II

Company: AnthroTronix, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The primary objective of the MUSTER Phase II effort will be to develop, validate, and transition the PASS MUSTER technology to predict, diagnose, and mitigate motion-induced performance degradation within Naval and Marine Corps operational environments. Pursuant to this effort, the following… more

Efficient Photometry

Company: Applied Defense Solutions Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Current photometric calibration techniques take away too much time from performing actual collections of interest, which decreases the efficiency and usefulness of important SSA resources. In response to the AF141-013 SBIR Solicitation for Efficient Photometry, the ADS-PDS team proposes… more

Decision Aid to Threat Identification and Intent Modeling

Company: Applied Defense Solutions Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Applied Defense Solutions (ADS) has embarked upon a new approach to data correlation and aggregation using a space object taxonomy that provides a set of unique signatures for automatically recognizing and classifying a space object. The goal of this Space Signatures effort is to find… more

Strategic Collection for Rapid Return to Continuous Monitoring for Deep Space Wide Area Search and Tasked Sensors

Company: Applied Defense Solutions Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The goal of the proposed research in response to solicitation AF141-015 is to develop a collection concept of operations and software prioritized in the geosynchronous (GEO) and super-synchronous regimes using optical telescopes to maintain custody of objects and to detect and revisit new… more

Spatially-Distributed Electron Beam Technology for Millimeter-Wave Amplifiers

Company: Beam-Wave Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: BWRI proposes the full scale development (fabricate, assemble, and test) of a three-beam electron gun for used in future advanced millimeter-wave amplifiers in the proposed Phase-II program. Under the Phase-I base program, a baseline design study establishing the gun feasibility was completed.… more

New METSAT Display Service for Weather-Ready Nation

Company: Carr Astronautics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: NOAA has identified a problem with the display and usability of satellite imagery on NWS websites. This proposal provides analysis of the feasibility and usability of a proposed system to address this concern. Our goal in the project is to create a heuristically sound conceptual design and tool… 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

Intelligent Multi-Computing-Platform for Complex Tactical Manned and Unmanned Engagement Planning and Data Distribution

Company: Chesapeake Technology International Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Chesapeake Technology International"s proposed solution for the"Intelligent Multi-Computing-Platform for Complex Tactical Manned and Unmanned Engagement Planning and Data Distribution"SBIR program is the Synchronized Collaborative Open Planning Environment, or SCOPE. SCOPE builds upon… 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

Air Vehicle Communication in a Denied Environment

Company: Coherent Technical Services, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The proposed research will lead to a hybrid laser communications and ultra wide band (UWB) radio frequency communication system that will provide the maximum throughput achievable (>>1Gb/s) with novel emerging state-of-the-art technology, while also providing graceful degradtion should laser… more

Nonequilibrium Plasma-Assisted Combustion-Efficiency Control in Vitiated Air

Company: Combustion Science & Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The ability of plasmas to modify combustion has been known for more than 50 years. Recent advances in plasma generation technology and measurement diagnostics have led to extensive efforts to understand both the kinetics of the plasma-flame interaction and the enhancement of combustion… more

Physical Sub-Model Development for Turbulence Combustion Closure

Company: Combustion Science & Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Ramjets and scramjets are the preferred propulsion platforms for flight in the supersonic (3<M<5) and hypersonic (5<M<15) regimes, respectively. Combustion phenomena in ramjets and scramjets are highly unsteady and susceptible to compressibility effects. Also, this flow can… more

Improved Reaction Models for Petroleum and Alternative JP-5/8 Fuels

Company: Combustion Science & Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In recent years, diversification of energy dependence on foreign oil has attracted the use of alternative fuels such as the Fischer-Tropsch jet fuels and hydro-treated renewable jet fuels. However, there are combustion stability issues with alternative fuels in the aircraft engines… more