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A Point-of-Care Device for Diagnosis of Platelet Injury in Trauma Patients

Company: HemoSonics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: HemoSonics LLC is developing an easy to use and easy to interpret diagnostic device to rapidly identify diffuse coagulopathies in order to guide proper and evidence-based interventions. The management of diffuse coagulopathies is extremely important in military medicine as these conditions represent… more

FIRESTORM: Framework for Information Reasoning and Extraction for STatistical Object Recognition and pattern Matching

Company: Harmonia Holdings Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The trend toward storage of data collected by the U.S. military and Intelligence Community (IC) in high performance computing facilities (i.e.,"data clouds") enables historical retrospective comparison of data to new collections to facilitate pattern discovery for prediction. However, many… more

Analytical Processes for Predicting Nanosecond Response of Highly Rate-Sensitive Materials

Company: Hi-Test Laboratories, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Ballistic and blast protection of both the crew and vital equipment onboard U.S. Navy surface ships and carriers is a critical component in the design of topside structures on these vessels. Materials such as glass, Plexiglas and polyurea are being considered and implemented for protection in these… more

Design Automation Software for Biomimetic Surface Presentation with DNA Origami

Company: Parabon NanoLabs, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: A development program is proposed for a design automation software package that enables the generation of complex surfaces, with user defined or automated definition of point charge and hydrophobic/hydrophilic properties, using DNA origami as a presentation substrate. Building upon Parabon"s… more

Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) Software to Accelerate Underwater Acoustic Autonomous Modeling and Processing

Company: 3 Phoenix, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: 3 Phoenix, Inc. proposes to develop and evaluate technology that provides a substantial improvement in processing capability for autonomous sonar processing. Improved signal processing, automated classification and propagation models place additional loads on battery power. 3Pi proposes to… more

Engineering Sensors for Towed Array Reliability

Company: 3 Phoenix, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The operational need for this improved towed array technology insertion initiative stems from the necessity to improve availability and reliability of towed arrays in use on submarines in both shallow and deep water environments, and represents a critical submarine capability enhancement. The… more

Mine Drift Prediction Tactical Decision Aid (TDA)

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Adaptive Methods, teamed with Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC), proposes to develop algorithms for a Tactical Decision Aid (TDA) capable of adaptively tracking and predicting the locations of drifting mines. The TDA is capable of optimizing Mine Counter Measure (MCM) asset deployment plans… more

Visualization Framework for Navy Tactical Applications

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This proposal addresses the challenges presented by multiple systems currently fielded onboard various Navy platforms containing incoherent USW C2 capabilities. These systems include CV-TSC, USW-DSS, SQQ-89/CADRT, GCCS-M, CFn and SWFTS. The redundant and overlapping capabilities, amplified by less… more

Data Fusion for USW Common Tactical Picture

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This proposal addresses the challenges presented by multiple tactical pictures being fielded via various Navy systems that attempt to provide a"Common Tactical Picture"(CTP). These systems include CV-TSC, USW-DSS, SQQ-89/CADRT, GCCS-M, AEGIS, SSDS, CFn and SWFTS. These redundant and… more

Fat Line Towed Array Straightening System

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Submarines have a need for situational awareness at all times. They are equipped with Fat Line acoustic arrays such as the T-16 and the TB-34 in order to provide this awareness. However, at low tow speeds the array droops from front to back and also loses straightness. This spatial distortion… more

Autonomous Environmental Sensor Performance Prediction Tool for Multi-Static Active and Passive Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Systems

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Current Air ASW sensor systems are complex in form and function with many operational settings as is the nature of the littoral and deep-water range- and time-dependent underwater acoustic environments in which the Navy applies them. Determining 3-dimensional sensor distributions and settings for… more

Active Sonar Interference Avoidance Planning

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) acoustic mission planning is a very complex problem that needs to take into account many factors to achieve overall mission objectives. Blue Force capabilities and vulnerabilities, Red Force capabilities and vulnerabilities, ASW mission posture and priority, search time… more

System-agnostic Mission Data Recording and Reconstruction for Surface Combatants

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Current US Navy sonar recorder systems have often been developed as adjunct tools for data collection without consideration of a holistic approach for system wide record and playback. Specifically, many existing fleet systems have an assortment of unique recording tools that are specialized for… more

Preventing Program Hijacking via Static and Dynamic Analyses

Company: Zephyr Software LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: To hijack the execution of a program, an attacker must overwrite the value of a return address or a function pointer (broadly defined). To prevent program hijacking, our product will provide a layered defense of these two targets, including deterministic and randomization defenses, with the ability… more

Monolithic Line-of-Sight Stabilized (MLOSS) Laser

Company: Arete Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Laser designation and marking is critical in today's high precision combat environment. Performance is limited by how well the soldier can hold the laser beam onto the target. Current fielded laser designator systems minimize beam pointing error by employing a heavy'stabilized'mount… more

Dual Mode Seeker/Sensor -LADAR/RF

Company: Arete Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Dual mode seekers can increase lethality, particularly in GPS denied environments or in situations where precision targeting is required, for example in areas where collateral damage must be minimized. The objective of this proposal is to provide a dual mode sensor that provides the greatest utility… more

Sensing and Control Technology to Assist in Vehicle Launch and Recovery

Company: Arete Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Arete Associates proposes an end-to-end solution to the challenge of at-sea launch and recovery of manned and unmanned vessels that incorporates the future state of the vessel into a robust crane control loop. By fielding an ocean penetrating, eye-safe LIDAR system on the recovery ship, the state of… more

Adaptive Radar Detection Approaches for Low-RCS Maritime Vessels in Highly Variable Clutter Conditions

Company: Arete Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Arete Associates proposes a Phase I effort to develop a radar mode that leverages a long coherent integration times to improve the detection of small boat targets in maritime environments up to sea state 4. The overall objective of this SBIR project is to then integrate these techniques and… more

Light Weight Coastal Topographic/ Bathymetric Charting System for Naval Unmanned Airborne Vehicles

Company: Arete Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Arete Associates has developed a compact lightweight lidar system for precision bathymetry and topography suitable for operation from a small tactical unmanned aerial vehicle. The subject of this Phase 2 SBIR is to adapt this existing system to perform submarine detection, classification, and… more

Autonomous Underwater Image Processing

Company: Arete Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Arete Associates will develop and deliver autonomous image processing algorithms that execute in real-time onboard unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) neutralizers. The real-time image enhancement algorithms mitigate backscatter, surface effects, and platform video motion using single frame and… more

Algorithms for IR data

Company: Arete Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) is emerging as a key enabling technology for new defense applications. It can address many militarily-relevant targets and missions by detecting and tracking signals of interest across a range of lengthscales and timescales. Specifically in the… more

Power scaling of blue lasers with high peak-power and repetition rate for detection of underwater objects

Company: Arete Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The objective is to develop a low size, weight and power (SWaP), scalable high peak-power blue laser system for use as a transmitter source for detection of underwater objects from an airborne platform. Arete"s approach leverages recent advances in Diode Pumped Solid-State Lasers (DPSSL)… more

Development of Analysis Techniques for Predicting Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) Equipped UAV Performance in Naval Anti-Submarine Warfare Environmen

Company: Arete Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This effort will design tactical decision aid (TDA) software that will estimate the performance of a magnetometer-equipped UAV seeking to exploit the magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) signatures of a submerged submarine. Arete Associates will design software to yield estimates of performance such as… more

Development of Novel and Emerging Technology for the Enhancement of Fault Diagnostics

Company: ASSETT, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This effort will develop innovative methods and an enhanced diagnostic tool to optimize maintenance for the Trident II (D5) Weapon System Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) by determining the most effective maintenance path considering history, likelihood of success for corrective actions, and time… more

Advanced Verification Toolset for Learning-Based UAS Operating in Uncertain Environments

Company: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This effort proposes to develop a toolset to evaluate the effectiveness of a safety-controller that monitors a learning-based autonomous control system. The traditional use of deterministic verification techniques for real-time monitoring is not feasible in the presence of uncertainty. This effort… more