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High Gain, High Power PCSS with Integrated Monolithic Optical Trigger

Company: Ness Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … integrated optical trigger that can switch at least 30 kV, 1 kA, 20 ns pulses with jitter<100 ps. The PCSS must be triggered without an external laser and the PCSS/trigger package must have a lifetime of>108 shots. Ness Engineering, Inc. (NEI) and Texas Tech University… more

Decision Making under Uncertainty for Dynamic Spectrum Access

Company: InfoBeyond Technology LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … and imperfection awareness of channel, POMDP is an optimization problem that allows a LEO satellite to optimally take action on the spectrum channel. In a collaborative way, ERDSAU tracks each spectrum channel by a probability distribution over the set of possible … more

Light Weight Optics For High Power Directed Energy Applications

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … power directed energy applications. This project will focus on improving two of the most important parts of a high energy mirror design, the reflective mirror surface, and the multifunctional substrate. Brimrose, in collaboration with Applied Research Laboratory of Penn … more

High Voltage Pulse Forming Network (PFN) Capacitor

Company: HARP Engineering LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … HARP Engineering. This new capacitor film has been shown in laboratory scale specimens to produce capacitors with unprecedented performance, reaching an energy density over 45 J/cc with greater than 90% efficiency, which is over 38 times higher performance than state of the… more

Low-Noise, Parametric, Photonic Oscillator in Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) Band

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …scillator prototype capable of simultaneously generating: tunable SWIR oscillation in the contiguous, extended-SWIR band (1800-2200nm);>3W and>250mW in quasi-CW and strictly CW regimes, respectively; and tunable SWIR emission comparable with the current state-of-the-art… more

Heimdall System for SSA Sensor Tasking Optimization

Company: Orbit Logic Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Orbit Logic and the University of Colorado propose a web-based Heimdall System to schedule observations of known objects and search for and establish custody of unknown objects from the Maui Space Surveillance Site. The Heimdall System includes a modeling environment… more

A Solid State Bipolar Battery for High Power Sonobuoy Applications

Company: Bettergy Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: U.S. Naval operations, like all U.S. Military operations, have come to depend more and more on high power electronics for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), communication, targeting, and other mission related activities, which has created a huge increase in demand for the energy… more

Radiation Hardened Cache Memory

Company: Scientic, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … environment need radiation-hardened cache memory to ensure accurate processor functions. Scientic and Sandia National Labs (SNL) propose to leverage the efforts performed by our team in developing SONOS-based NVMs to identify, characterize, and design an advanced … more

Advanced Membrane Technology for Helium Recovery

Company: Helios-NRG, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …duce helium from marginal sources at attractive prices in locations where a cryogenic plant can be built. Phase IIB is intended to advance the technology to enable He production without a cryogenic front end which will enable stand alone operation and near universal application… more

Engineered Thermal Spray Coating Solutions for Landing Gear ID Application

Company: ReliaCoat Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …rocesses that do not use HVOF processes. The combination of novel materials design and coating process selection will yield required solution within the cost constraints. ReliaCoat will use its advanced coating design expertise and novel process sensors to optimize state of… more

UxPRESS: Unmanned Systems PeRception Evaluation Simulation System

Company: Neya Systems, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Neya Systems, LLC is proposing to develop the Unmanned Systems PeRception Evaluation Simulation System (UxPRESS). UxPRESS provides significant opportunities to increase the state of the art for autonomy by tightly coupling the development and evaluation of perception… more

Rapid Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Tool-path Programming

Company: Tucker Innovations Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The proposal seeks to significantly automate the process of producing parts requiring multi-axis milling of sculpted surfaces as required by the Navy for hydro-shapes such as propellers. Harnessing recent university research involving the application of graphical processing… more

Intelligent Ridesharing in Real-time

Company: Axiom xCell, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … unleashes new, innovative mechanisms for delivering incentives; it includes GPS; SMS; and detects and communicate reliable vehicle occupancy data with HOV/HOT lanes tolling infrastructure. The work includes coordination with key stakeholders including toll authorities; state… more

SOLID-STATE HIGH-VOLTAGE PULSER FOR HPM APPLICATIONS

Company: Metamagnetics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … pulses to drive these systems has to be addressed. Described herein, is a research and development program aimed at addressing the specific challenges of excitation of HPM sources through a combination theoretical and experimental effort aimed at advancing the … more

Flexible Solid State High Power Radio Frequency Pulsed Source

Company: Metamagnetics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …fic enemy targets and to reduce the susceptibility of friendly systems to foe DE attacks. We propose to address the Navy requirement for a flexible and efficient HPM test capability by leveraging our prior Navy-funded work and innovative concepts to develop a solid-state… more

Electronic Thermally Initiated Venting System (ETIVS) Trigger and Thermal Sensor

Company: NALAS Engineering Services Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … that cause it to cook-off. Technologies needed to implement an ETIVS trigger and thermal sensor into a compact device capable of controlling the initiation of energetic materials are desired to increase the flexibility in application, safety and reliability of … more

Advanced Littoral Combat Ship Common Mission Module Handling Device

Company: Quantum Engineering Design, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …f ships decks that have extremely tight overhead and lateral clearances. The design approach reflects the need for minimizing the number of personnel required to safely operate and manage the MMHD including missions where the LCS may be operating in elevated sea state conditions… more

Active Motion-Compensation Technology for Roll-On/Roll-Off Cargo Vessel Discharge to Floating Platforms

Company: Quantum Engineering Design, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …n active motion compensation platform supported by a self-contained air cushion system. The Phase II study will evaluate the ability of the'Ramp Motion Control Platform'(RMCP) to support and control the LMSR stern ramp through a range of elevated sea state conditions… more

Persistent Anchorless Active Sonar Craft (PAASC)

Company: Liquid Robotics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The Persistent Anchorless Active Sonar Craft (PAASC) system is a unique approach to Naval ASW that achieves 90-day mission endurance carrying a state-of-the-art active sonar (DWADS) in a deep water operating area. The PAASC achieves this unparalleled endurance via an efficient… more

Broadband High Operating Temperature Strained Layer Superlattice Focal Plane Arrays (FPA)

Company: SK Infrared LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … broad-band mid-wave (MW, 5 micron cut-off wavelength at 200K) infrared (IR) focal plane arrays (FPAs) using InAs/GaSb strained layer superlattices (SLS). SKINfrared LLC (SKI), a spin-off from the Krishna Infrared Detector (KIND) Nanostructures laboratory at the University of… more

SpectroCCD X-ray Camera for energy dispersive spectrometers

Company: Sydor Instruments, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … spectrometer disperses an incident x-ray beam in such a way as to translate each x-ray energy into a corresponding position on the resulting beam. Thus, in these spectrometers energy resolution is dependent on the position resolution of the detectors used. Current state of the… more

HERMES-Based X-Ray Strip Detector

Company: Sydor Instruments, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … and ease integration. Phase IIB is designed to complete the transition and position the technology for immediate commercial deployment. Further advancements will be made in terms of manufacturability, component-level qualification, system testing, and a more universally… more

Improved Turbo/Superchargers for UAS/UGS Application

Company: Brayton Energy Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …for auxiliary loads. The very light-weight high-speed alternator will off-set the need for the heavier low-speed alternator and power take-off (PTO) system on the piston engine. A single shaft turbomachine will operate on air bearings. Brayton and the University of Texas… more

Accommodation integrated technology to minimize the impact of disability on students' assessment

Company: 3-C Institute for Social Development Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: There is growing interest in computerized systems to increase accessibility of assessments for students with disabilities. Technology offers an ideal platform for implementing Universal Design (UD) principles for assessment to better accommodate student diversity and support… more

Highline gondola system for personnel and equipment transfer

Company: The Glosten Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … of a rigid gangway which is deployed from a vessel and which makes hard contact with the tower. With these systems, the need to maneuver the vessel in close proximity to the tower and make a hard contact renders the operation difficult in higher sea states. Therefore a… more