Preservation Matrix for Improved Biological Specimen Storage and Recovery

Company: Luna Innovations Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The ability to rapidly detect and identify infectious organisms is critical for the accurate diagnosis of seasonal and sporadic outbreaks, emerging pathogens and agents of bioterrorism. Accurate detection requires high quality biological specimens, which

Total Fatigue Life Assessment of Complicated Structures

Company: Technical Data Analysis, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: For proper evaluation of fatigue life, it is imperative to have sophisticated analytical and computational tools to analyze crack growth in complex, aerospace structures subjected to severe loading conditions. In this study, the alternating Symmetric Galerkin Boundary Element Method (SGBEM)-Finite… more

Augmenting Inductive Loop Vehicle Sensor Data with SPAT and GrID (MAP) via Data Fusion

Company: Harmonia Holdings Group LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Our goal is to create a demonstrable software system that we call IntelliFusion, which fuses Connected Vehicle data with data from traditional inductive loop detectors and uses this data to improve traffic control at intersections across the country. Our work will improve the safety of… more

System Modeling and Digital Analysis Ecosystem (SMDAE)

Company: Nimbis Services Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Foundational studies of desktop-bound technical computing users, referred to as the missing-middle of the high performance computing (HPC) market, have identified the lack of simple software, limited access to technical talent, and difficulty in estimating the return on investment (ROI) as critical… more

Smart Manufacturing Workflow Environment

Company: Nimbis Services Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Nimbis in partnership with UCLA and Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) will provide an open workflow environment that supports the sequential execution of 3rd party APPS using net-worked information based modeling and data analytic technologies to integrate manufacturing intelligence… more

Body Wearable Radio Direction Finding (DF) Antenna

Company: Applied Signals Intelligence Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The ability of soldiers to determine the locations of other personnel within their vicinity based upon line-of-bearing estimates of radio transmissions is of great importance to the army. The relative positions of both friends and foe within the area of operations provides great tactical advantages… more

SBIR Phase I: Polyoxometalate-Based Conductometric Cell

Company: Spectradyn Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I project is aimed at development of a conductometric cell for water quality monitoring that employs properties of polyxoxmetalats (POMs) and their so called lacunary derivatives. The proposed approach is based on measurements of electric… more

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

Company: Hi-Test Laboratories, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
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

Innovative Approach to Low Cost Shock Testing Fixture for Medium Weight, Shock Isolated Equipment

Company: Hi-Test Laboratories, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Despite being within the payload capacity of the Medium Weight Shock Machine (MWSM), shock qualification testing of medium weight (500 4500 lbs) Class II equipment must currently be performed through underwater explosion (UNDEX) testing using a Floating Shock Platform (FSP), typically in… more

Wave Energy Converter Performance- and Cost Optimization Through Novel Controls Strategies

Company: Columbia Power Technologies, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The US Department of Energy (DOE) has reported that the wave energy resource available in the US has the potential to power over 100 million homes each year, and the DOE is currently developing an aggressive strategy to support its vision of providing 15% of our nations electricity needs from water… more

A Cognitive Architecture for Replanning and Execution (CARPE)

Company: Knexus Research Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Mine countermeasures (MCM) missions require complex coordination of personnel, equipment, and autonomous vehicles. The mission success hinges on timely and accurate decision-making for responding to dynamic situations in the area of operations that pose considerable risks to mission assets; both… more

Origami Antibodies for Threat Sensing

Company: Parabon NanoLabs, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Beginning from an advanced stage of development, this Phase II STTR project will produce designs and prototypes for a ricin-specific artificial antibody constructed using DNA origami. These novel constructs will provide both a capture function (mimicking the properties of an antibody) and intrinsic… more

Autonomous Classification of Acoustic Signals

Company: 3 Phoenix, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Actionable situational awareness in cluttered and littoral environments with a passive sensor network requires a cost effective system capable of a high probability of detection of low-level undersea sound sources in large shallow water areas. Distributed passive arrays and autonomous sensor… more

Towed Array Fishing Net Entanglement Prevention or Damage Reduction

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Fishing gear continues to become entangled in SURTASS underwater towed array surveillance equipment causing a variety of damage to the arrays and towing equipment. Because of this, the SURTASS Program Executive Office has sought solutions to these entanglements in SBIR solicitation N102-155. In… more

Multi-Static Processing Using Sonobuoys as Opportunistic Receivers

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Existing organic sensors of surface combatants may be enhanced through the use of off-board sonobuoy receiver fields to extend both range and accuracy. Leveraging active transmissions in bistatic and multistatic geometries is a force multiplier that can provide additional courses of action for the… more

Shipboard Software Deployment Tools for Complex Heterogeneous Systems

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Navy tactical software, such as the AN/SQQ89A (V)15 surface ASW environment, requires hundreds of interacting software components deployed across a heterogeneous set of compute platforms and communication devices. Navy sonar operators tasked to perform maintenance often do not have the technical… more

Mission Planning Application for Submarine Operations and Risk Management

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Submarines conduct operational missions in a complex environment , as in any military operation, risk is inherent in the execution of these missions. Understanding operational risk is critical, and managing risk is necessary to affect predictable outcomes. The Adaptive Methods ForeSight system… more

Improved Detection, Localization, and Classification of Torpedoes

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Torpedoes are a lethal threat to surface ships, and the ability to detect them remains a ship-safety priority. Current torpedo-detection algorithms are effective against certain models, but evolving torpedo propulsion systems and enemy tactics constantly chip at away at the present defense… more

LFA and CFLA Acoustic Sensors

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Challenges faced today by the U.S. Navy"s ASW forces are due to the increasing number of diesel-electric submarines operated by some nations. These threats faced by the U.S. Navy have become increasingly difficult to locate using traditional passive acoustic sonar due to the advancement of… more

Improving the Physics of Applied Reverberation Models

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: We propose to enhance the capability of ASTRAL/ASPM by adding to it a treatment of several physical phenomena. Several methods enabling these new features have been developed and tested in recent years and are mature enough for transition. Efforts will be made to ensure the enhancement will not come… more

Mine Drift Prediction Tactical Decision Aid (TDA)

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 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

Advanced Wireless Maintainer Communications in Electromagnetically Noisy Environments

Company: Adaptive Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Navy aircraft operate from and in these highly dynamic environments with many people performing various tasks, such as ordnance loading, hot fueling, recovery of equipment and personnel, and multiple in-flight mission operations. Mission success requires a high level of coordination and… more

Binary Program Optimization

Company: Zephyr Software LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: An existing binary static analyzer, STARS (STatic Analyzer for Reliability and Security) will be enhanced to perform compiler optimizations that are most relevant to highly layered and modular code. STARS will emit binary rewriting rules that will be used by a binary rewriter to produce an optimized… more

Verification and Validation of Physics Based DPAL Models

Company: AeroSoft, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: AeroSoft, with the USAFA Laser and Optics Research Center proposes to create an extensive and thorough Verification and Validation (V & V) Program for anchoring physics based modeling software for static and flowing DPAL systems. During Phase I, a review of existing experimental programs will… more

Rapid Higher Pressure Combustion Driven Compaction for Near Net Shape Manufacturing of Higher Temperature Propulsion Components

Company: Utron Kinetics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Based on the successful Phase I results, The major objectives of the Phase II SBIR effort will be focused on further continuation and development of CDC compaction of W-25Re and other composite materials, processing optimization, fabricating test coupons and small scale throat/prototype large scale… more