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

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

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

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

RF-Free Chirp Removal Using Longitudinal Wakefields

Company: RadiaBeam Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In X-ray Free Electron Lasers (FEL) the use of ultra-compressed beam bunches often results in a residual chirp left in the beam from the compression stages, which can be detrimental to the FEL performance. The problem is particularly acute in the next generation X-ray FELs which… more

Ultrafast Electron Diffraction Device for Time-Resolved Chemical Imaging

Company: Advanced Energy Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … drift. In order to generate and preserve the electron beam, transverse and longitudinal space-charge effects have to be precisely managed. Several different approaches, such as single-electrons at high repetition rate, and various velocity bunching and magnetic compression… more

Efficient Distributed Collection and Analysis of Packet Delay Data for Secure Role-Based Export and Topological Mapping

Company: Pollere, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … were developed for a Transport Segment Delay Estimator (TSDE). The TSDE infers path delay behavior based on a novel extraction of information collected at a single point. Using simulated scenarios, the method was successfully validated and output data was compressed… 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


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