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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nondestructive Concrete Characterization System

Company: NLA Diagnostics LLP Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …, may decrease the reliability of existing assessment methods. Therefore, the Army is seeking a non-destructive evaluation (NDE) system which can connect with currently fielded Army systems to identify the following required information: concrete compressive strength… more

Micro-technology Enhanced Pediatric Lens Capsulotomy Device

Company: MYNOSYS CELLULAR DEVICES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … standard 2.8 mm corneal incision and re-expands to produce a desired capsulotomy of 5 mm in diameter. In Phase I, we sucessfully demonstrated project feasibility by developing device protoypes that met specifications in terms of dimensions for intraocular use, compressibility,… more

Fluid/Structural Interaction Tools for Liquid Rocket Engines

Company: ATA Engineering, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Liquid rocket engine (LRE) turbopumps operate in complex flow regimes that range from cavitating liquid flows in pumps to shock-containing compressible flows in turbine components. The unsteady flow phenomena seen by structural components establish design limitations… more

DYNAMICALLY PROGRAMMABLE AND ADAPTIVE MULTI-BAND COMPRESSIVE IMAGING SYSTEM

Company: Bridger Photonics, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Bridger Photonics, Inc. and the University of Arizona have successfully demonstrated a Phase I dynamically programmable multi-band compressive imaging system. The team demonstrated three key technical concepts that prove the feasibility of this powerful technology: 1. Advanced… more

Bandwidth-Adaptive Lossless Inter-Channel Compression System

Company: Broadata Communications, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Space-based space situational awareness (SSA) for the surveillance and reconnaissance of deep space (DS) resident space objects (RSOs) requires advanced compression algorithms. Due to downlink availability and bandwidth limitations, gross loss compression is performed… more

Near-Surface Residual Stress Measurements for Aerospace Structures

Company: HILL ENGINEERING, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …ed that near surface residual stresses play a significant role in fatigue performance. Tensile residual stresses are of concern because they accelerate fatigue crack initiation and fatigue crack growth relative to what would occur in the absence of residual stress. Compressive… more

High-Temperature Microsample Testing System

Company: HYSITRON, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … property measurements to higher temperature applications, we propose the development of a high-temperature microsample testing system capable of temperature control up to 1100°C. The proposed thermo-mechanical testing system can perform uniaxial compression and… more

Cooling/Thermal Management System Development for Active Denial Technology (ADT) and High-Power Radio-Frequency vehicle Stopper (RF) Systems

Company: International Mezzo Technologies, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …ube TES devices reduced the power consumption (factor of 3 to 7) and weight (10% to 47%) of VCS-cooled systems. Mezzo considered several configurations for the TMS systems but determined that a split system with the low temperature components cooled by a vapor compression system… more

Approach-specific, multi-GPU, multi-tool, high-realism neurosurgery simulation

Company: KITWARE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Approach-specific, Multi-GPU, Multi-tool, High-realism Neurosurgery Simulation Surgical treatment of neurological diseases is complicated and requires advanced training. However, compressed internship schedules in hospitals creates a… more

Improved Combustion Efficiency and Reduction of Emissions of Compression Ignition Engines Using On-Board Non-Thermal Plasma Generated Hydrogen/Syngas

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The Department of Defense (DOD) accounts for over 21 million barrels of oil usage per day, with a majority of the fuel being appropriated to JP-8. Among the military"s various armed forces, the Army alone spends over $4.1 billion for energy, with a major portion of this also attributed to JP-8… more

Maximum Hydrogen Storage Densities in Scalable, Low-Cost Vessels through Compression and Adsorption

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This proposal outlines a scalable, low-cost procedure for fabrication of hierarchical hybrid nanomaterials that produce ultra-high pressure tolerance and surface area vessels. These vessels enable physical storage of hydrogen through compression and adsorption at… more

Motion Imagery Exploitation with Compressive Sensing for Wide-Area Surveillance

Company: Mayachitra, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: technical abstract

Valve Stem Isolation (VSI)

Company: Mide Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …sed to prevent water from leaking past the stem. The corrosion occurring on the valve stem can compromise the packing gland and lead to a leaking valve. The packing is a graphite bushing that is relatively soft and capable of sealing around the valve stem when compressed by a… more