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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

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

High Data Rate Acoustic Communication

Company: Azure Summit Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
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Large Time Band Width Product Signal Acquisition Processors

Company: Azure Summit Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Azure Summit Technology, Inc. (Azure) will use the acquisition processor to process a wideband stream of RF spectrum. A"virtual tuner"will process this stream to provide applications with baseband data at desired bandwidths, center frequencies, and time intervals. The wideband stream will… more

Combined Approaches for Verification and Validation of Run Time Protected Systems

Company: Barron Associates, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Barron Associates has assembled a team of researchers that include Dr. Sayan Mitra of the University of Illinois and Dr. Ufuk Topcu of the University of Pennsylvania. They will spearhead three complimentary investigations into the development of verification and validation (V & V) approaches… more

Game-Theory Enabled Radio Spectrum Management and Waveform Adaptation for Advanced Wideband Satellite Communications

Company: Cognitive Radio Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This project will identify feasible game-theoretical approaches for joint waveform adaptation, cognitive spectrum sensing & management in hierarchical spectrum sharing games with primary users, secondary users, persistent jammers and asymmetric information structures. Develop… more

Automatic Concept Maps :asA and :inA Dynamic Wiki

Company: Commonwealth Computer Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Representing knowledge in a triple store is trivial, yet querying and visualizing the resulting knowledge is difficult and inefficient when the number of triples is large. Needing to understand the data models from each of the contributing processes and how these data models overlap or interact… more

Distributed Relational Learning for Cloud Data Fusion

Company: Commonwealth Computer Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The US military and intelligence community has been successfully fusing the data it gathers into actionable intelligence. However, the volume of data is increasing such that it cannot be processed on a single server, calling for distributed data fusion algorithms that operate across a cloud. As data… more

Automated Concept Map Elicitation (ACME)

Company: DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Rapid response missions to remote, unknown areas are becoming a primary focus for U.S. military forces. These missions require time-sensitive development of intelligence from all available sources including open source data, historic imagery, and live collections. Capabilities currently exist to… more

Resolving Independent Perspectives by Providing Learning-Enabled Enhanced Fusion For Elastic Cloud Technologies (RIPPLE-EFFECT)

Company: DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: To maintain situational awareness, analysts must sift through and fuse information across multiple documents, data sources, and modalities (text, imagery, and biometrics). The emergence of Big Data has placed an enormous burden on the analyst as the volume of data to examine has increased… more

Automated PrOduct GEneration and Enrichment (APOGEE)

Company: DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Creating information products to answer"Tell Me About"questions requires the ability to identify key pieces of information relevant to a complex set of information requirements. Complicating matters, these key pieces of information exist in multiple modalities scattered across data stores,… more

Materials Ontology Design and Development (MODD)

Company: DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Semantically Linked Data is widely seen as a revolutionary approach for maximizing the usefulness of existing and future information. In the materials domain, semantically linked materials data holds considerable promise with the ability to facilitate materials research and product development,… more

Pattern of Life Calculation from Big Graphs

Company: ObjectVideo Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Pattern of Life characterization involves studying how people interact with the world around them on a daily basis: places they visit; people they interact with; actions they perform. Effective tracking of such patterns of life has direct implications to defense intelligence, cyber intelligence and… more

Joint Processing of Multi-band Signals with Information Assurance

Company: Echo Ridge, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Echo Ridge proposes to prototype and evaluate GNSS processing algorithms designed to provide high accuracy and spoofing robustness (information assurance (IA)) by exploiting diversity in radio navigation signals (frequency, location, bandwidth, format) using new signal processing… more

Auxetic Textiles for Improved Blast / Ballistic Protection

Company: Luna Innovations Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Luna Innovations, teamed with University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth has developed a novel textile technology to provide improved protection for soldiers. Soldiers are exposed to significant risk of injury and death from gun shots and blasts from improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Whereas heavy… more

Identification of Material Damage Precursors Using Novel NDE and/or SHM Hardware

Company: Luna Innovations Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Widespread damage in aging aircraft is becoming an increasing concern as both civil and military fleet operators are extending the service lifetime of their aircraft and increasing risk of crack-like damage of aircraft components. The scientific community found that fatigue damage initiation occurs… more

Smart Anti-Tamper Conformal Coating System for Electronic Circuits

Company: Luna Innovations Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Critical Technology (CT) lies within a variety of electronic circuits across US Navy weapon platforms and must be adequately protected from theft and unintentional transfer. Traditional protective hardware enclosures are bulky, require power, and require special thermal considerations because they… more

Low Cost Autonomous Coating Condition Monitoring System

Company: Luna Innovations Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Tanks and enclosures were named the top corrosion expense on Navy vessels, accounting for $204 M in annual direct costs. To control these costs, there is a need for an automated monitoring system to assess coating damage and cathodic protection (CP) system performance. During the Phase II program,… more

Encapsulation Technology for Increased Environmental Stability of Vertebrate Cells

Company: Luna Innovations Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Luna Innovations is developing stabilization technology for increased long-term storage of various biological moieties (e.g. enzymes, nucleic acids, and whole cells). This unique stabilization matrix allows for extended cell viability lifetime, minimizing cell maintenancerequirements while retaining… more

Dual Mode Seeker/Sensor -LADAR/RF

Company: Fibertek, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Phase I study to determine tradeoffs and feasibility of dual mode RF/LADAR seeker. Work to focus on packaging and design tradeoffs to realize a design for a cost-effective compact dual mode seeker head. Emphasis will be on the LADAR design portion of the seeker, as RF seeker design is very mature.… more

Near Real-Time Processing Techniques for Generation of Integrated Data Products

Company: Fibertek, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: A near-real-time processing architecture and associated algorithms are proposed. The target application is a queued LIDAR system. The proposed approach will address hardware, firmware and software requirements needed for a near-real-time system. The objective of the Phase I effort is to develop a… more