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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

Light Weight Optics For High Power Directed Energy Applications

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of producing light weight and thermally manageable integrated optical systems suitable for airborne and space high power directed energy applications. This project will focus on improving two of the most important parts of a high… more

Narrow Band Gap Quantum Dots and Quantum Wires For Mid-Wave Infrared Focal Plane Array Detectors

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: There is an acute need for low-power, low-cost, portable mid-wave infrared (MWIR) thermal imaging systems. Current HgCdTe focal plane array (FPA) detectors have high fabrication cost and require low operating temperature. Recent advances in quantum dot (Q

Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter-Based Polarimetric Spectral Sensor With Progressive Algorithm For Material Analysis and Mapping

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The prevalence of off earth landing missions both proposed and undertaken has been steadily increasing. With the proposal of missions, not only to Mars, but also to comets, asteroids and outer planet moons, the ruggedness and robustness of equipment must meet the challenges of ever harsher… 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

Microfluidic-based device for ambient mass analysis

Company: MassTech Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This project (technology transfer opportunity) is aimed at significant improving both the efficiency and performance of the ambient pressure nanoDESI ionization source for the comprehensive analysis of aerosol particles and surfaces including biological tissues by tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS). … more

Correcting Aberrant Splicing of the Human CD22 Gene

Company: RETROTHERAPY, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BPL) is the most common form of cancer in children and adolescents. This project addresses an urgent and unmet need for the treatment of aggressive, treatment refractory BPL. Two recent studies have found a deletion of… 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

IGF::OT::IGF RandD- MEDICAL: BIOMEDICAL (BASIC RESEARCH)

Company: 20/20 GENESYSTEMS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Not Available

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

Diagnostic array for aseptic encephalitis

Company: AKONNI BIOSYSTEMS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Encephalitis and meningitis are potentially fatal diseases defined by acute inflammation of the brain or protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. These diseases can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi,parasites or amoeba, and disproportionately… more

Diffusion Weighted Breast MR Imaging for Screening Women with Dense Breasts

Company: ALAN PENN AND ASSOCIATES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI) has the potential for being a safe, cost-effective alternative to ultrasound as a supplemental procedure to mammography for screening the 40%-50% of women with dense breasts to identifywomen who have suspicious breasts lesions.… 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