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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

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

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

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

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

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

Diversity Rank-Based Summarization of Text Streams

Company: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes to continue to develop a novel Diversity rank-based Summarization Tool (DST) for extracting and updating succinct summary from streaming text. DST is a large-scale, dynamic and fast approach for maximizing the ability of intelligence analysts to analyze… more

Scalable Fault Detection and Localization of Network Issues

Company: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Designing an efficient and scalable network fault diagnose tool for such a complex system is facing the following challenges: 1) Inherently unpredictable and fault-prone status in the involved networks for scientific collaboration and science mission due to the dynamic nature of network and… 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

Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Tow Point Surge Reduction for Towed Body Stabilization

Company: Maritime Applied Physics Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Presently the performance of the AQS-20 is degraded when towed from a Fleet Class USV due to surge motion fluctuations. The ability to decouple the surge fluctuations between the USV and the towed body will enable the USV platform to achieve acceptable mine hunting system performance. This proposal… more