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Autonomous Underwater Image Processing

Company: Arete Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … algorithms mitigate backscatter, surface effects, and platform video motion using single frame and temporal processing techniques. Additionally, the autonomous algorithms optimally control the UUV illumination through statistical sampling techniques and dynamically compress… more

A General-Purpose Software Tool for Multi-disciplinary Simulation Data Management and Learning

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …mental POD technique will be developed to tackle the massive data sets and enable co-processing capabilities. Advanced feature detection algorithms will be developed to improve accuracy and computational efficiency. Data utilization will be extended to compressible and turbulent… more

Improved Reaction Models for Petroleum and Alternative JP-5/8 Fuels

Company: Combustion Science & Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … stability issues with alternative fuels in the aircraft engines including augmentors. In addition, the U.S. military has been using JP-8 as the single battle field fuel to power both diesel engines and generators for electricity. However, operating compression ignition… more

Small Video Processor (SVP) Onboard Video Processing Platform for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS)

Company: Adsys Controls, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … payloads must be reduced. Barriers to continually improving ISR vehicle performance in the immediate future lie in two principal areas: propulsion and electronics. A substantial fraction of the electronics are dedicated to collecting, processing, interpreting, compressing and… more

EPISODE: an Extract Plug-In Scalable Order-reduced Data Environment

Company: JMSI, Inc. dba Intelligent Light Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …, shall consist of a highly scalable data Extract Plug-In Components Toolkit (EPIC Toolkit) for use with any CFD solver or with experimental data. EPIC shall consist of standard extracts such as primitive variables on grid surfaces but it also shall include data compression… more

Enhanced Streaming Text Summarization (ESTESA)

Company: Language Computer Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … emerging topic detection, (b) topic decomposition and expansion, (c) targeted retrieval for summarization, (d) domain customization, (e) automatic template induction and population, (f) search space reduction for redundancy elimination, and (g) sentence compression and ordering… more

Comprehensive Bonded Joint Analysis Method

Company: M4 Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … will continue to create a unique bonded joint analysis methodology and associated software. Surrogate traction-separation models will be created that efficiently capture the behavior that occurs for real bonded joints. Mixed mode loading, including compressive normal… more

Light-weight, Low-volume, High Oxygen Storage Density Material for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … for oxygen storage vessels. These vessels exceed the volumetric and gravimetric storage capacity of an oxygen cylinder by 245% and 170%, respectively. Included in these storage density values is a solid-state oxygen regulation system that also enables compression of oxygen… more

Light-Weight Atmospheric Diving Suit

Company: Mide Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …. Thirdly, Mide will use super-elastic shape-memory-alloys to enhance joint design, by adding flex while still providing structural rigidity. Fourthly, Mide will investigate layered metal/urethane sandwich sections to enable joints that are strong in compression (will not… more

Improved Manufacturing Technology for Investment Casting Cores

Company: Mikro Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … turbine platform. These turbine blades will be delivered to a planned engine test that will demonstrate a technology readiness increase for TOMO and significant component cost reductions. BENEFIT: This effort will demonstrate Mikro"s ability to significantly compress the… more

High Compression of Infrared Data

Company: Numerica Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Over the past decades, the capabilities of sensors to gather data has greatly outstripped the abilities of communication links to transmit that data. Accordingly, leveraging advanced sensors requires effective techniques for data compression. In particular, modern… more

Data Compression for Bandwidth Constrained Environments

Company: Progeny Systems Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Progeny Systems will prototype a robust ship-to-shore communication capability that adds superior compression, allowing for all of today"s and tomorrow"s diagnostic data transport needs to be accommodated using existing shipboard hardware and operating doctrines. Our… more

Pulse Compressor for Long Stretch Factor in High-Energy Ultrafast Fiber Lasers at Eye-Safer Wavelengths

Company: Raydiance, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …, and imaging capabilities. Of particular interest to the Navy is the potential use of ultrafast lasers for aircraft self-defense applications. One key component in the generation of laser pulses with sub-picosecond durations is the optical compressor. Compression systems… more

CIRRUS: Secure Cloud Computing Environment for Infrared (IR) Data

Company: The Design Knowledge Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: CIRRUS is an innovative marriage of cloud computing and state-of-the-art compression methods to develop a secure cloud computing environment for providing Infrared (IR) space surveillance data to warfighters via a high bandwidth constrained channel (56k). CIRRUS works… more

Ductile Tungsten Alloy Using Low-Activation Alloying Elements

Company: Ultramet Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … solid solution alloys will be optimized, and detailed modeling and material characterization will be p erform ed. Specimens will be exposed to simulated plasma transients to characterize performance. High temperature thermomechanical properties (tensile and compressive… more

An Intelligent Visual Sensing System for Unmanned Surface Vessels

Company: UtopiaCompression, Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … day shapes in other vessels. The current technologies lack the ability to satisfactorily capture images and process the digital data and fail to meet performance requirements in terms of stabilization, coverage, range and obstacle detection. In this Phase II Utopia… more

Joint Transport and Routing Optimization for Adaptive Satellite Networks

Company: UtopiaCompression, Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … benefit the Air Force"s satellite communication programs by enabling the linkage of user preferences and network conditions, and significantly reducing both latency between network nodes, and transmission failures, among other identified objectives. Utopia… more

A Novel Video-based Adaptive Intelligent Hemispherical Threat Detection System

Company: UtopiaCompression, Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … on the enemy and thus dramatically enhance the weapon lethality and increase soldier"s survivability. However, current wide area threat detection capabilities for ROWS fall short of providing robust and continuous threat awareness. In this project, UtopiaCompression (UC)… more

Adaptive Compression of Telemetry Data using Application Specific Dictionaries

Company: Vadum Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: During Phase I, Vadum developed a novel combination of lossless predictors and compression techniques that successfully increased compression on a government furnished telemetry data stream and demonstrated that even greater compression was achievable on the video stream. In… more

A Novel Orthogonal Chaos-Based Radar Waveform with Optimized Receiver Filtering

Company: POC Tech Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: To achieve the goal of finding radar signal waveforms for supporting target information and deducing sensor-independent attributes, we propose to use a novel chaos-based orthogonal radar signal waveform with matched-filter-like (or adaptive) pulse compression processing for… more

Real Time 3-D Modeling and Immersive Visualization for Enhanced Soldier Situation Awareness

Company: Carnegie Robotics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … system especially suited for inside buildings, tunnels, urban"canyons", and other environments where GPS may be poor or not available. The system--which was fully demonstrated in our Phase I effort-- includes mobile Sensor Nodes that wirelessly supply compressed 3D… more

Improved Fidelity Predictions for Resonant Stress in Turbine Components

Company: AeroDynamic Solutions Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … on the airfoil has two requirements. First, unsteady forces induced by the relative motion between vanes and blades and aerodynamic damping due to vibrating airfoils must be accurately predicted. Second, the unsteady solution turnaround time must be compressed from days… more

Programmable Neuromorphic Microchip for Accelerating Dismount Identification in WFOV Video

Company: Isocline Engineering Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Wide field of view (WFOV) video capability on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) has outpaced data transmission capability. Identifying regions of interest (often performed through object recognition) enables selective video compression and maximizes the useful content in… more

Novel Nanotechnology-Based Floatation Platform

Company: LIG Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …, difficulty in the deployment of the raft, a relatively larger size (in volume and weight) of the packaged pre-deployed raft, capsizing problems, and difficulties in boarding, to name a few. The proposed novel floatation platform completely does away with compressed gas… more

Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing for Naval Transducer Development

Company: Solidica, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … Hand labor to assemble the ceramic array into the SCP shell, Cost of ceramics, and Cost of the aluminum SCP shell. Performance improvement for the SCP projector will be accomplished by pre-loading the projector such that the ceramic elements are in compression. … more