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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

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

Advanced Littoral Combat Ship Common Mission Module Handling Device

Company: Advanced Technology & 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 & 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 & 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Material Multi-Solution for Hypersonic Systems

Company: Custom Analytical Engineering Systems, I Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The work to be conducted under this proposed effort will include design, analysis, and manufacture of composite sabot/pusher assemblies for US Navy specified sub-caliber gun launched HVP flight configurations. The overall scope of work will be divided into a Base, Option 1, and Option 2 efforts… more

Monitoring and Control of Chemical Composition of InGaN Layers During MOCVD

Company: Accustrata, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) epitaxial processes are used to deposit the GaN, InGaN, AlGaN and other wide band-gap semiconductor thin films making up the buffer, quantum well, and cap layers of the next generation high- brightness LEDs (HB-LEDs) for… more

Advanced Threat Warner Laser Warning Receiver

Company: Epitaxial Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The goal of this Air Force Commercialization Readiness (CRP) effort is to transition the ultrasensitive laser-warning receiver (USLWR), developed during a previous SBIR project, and further matured in a RIF program, to Northrop Grumman"s Advanced Threat Warner (ATW). The objective is… 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