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Attention-Based Vision for Autonomous Vehicles

Company: Neya Systems, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … discrepancies that are most relevant to our survival while ignoring broad swaths of superfluous data. Our ability to quickly key in on the most relevant sensory data can be shown clearly in, for example, measurements of eye-saccade patterns: when presented with an image of a… more

Anti-reflective Coating for High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Company: Raydex Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project seeks to further develop an AR coating on high efficiency PV device surface that can enable a reflection loss<3% over the wavelength range from 300 nm to 1800 nm. The proposed effort will optimize the coating… more

Advanced Littoral Combat Ship Common Mission Module Handling Device

Company: Quantum Engineering Design, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …s (TEUs) aboard both the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Freedom and Independence class of vessel. Special attention is paid to the need for operating the MMHD within the confines of ships decks that have extremely tight overhead and lateral clearances. The design approach reflects… more

Aircraft Mission Planning Equipment (MPE) Obsolescence

Company: Visionary Products Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … in a variety of military applications. Our company"s mission is to deliver outstanding engineering services and to increase the offering of high quality products that fit within our design and development expertise, which includes robotic, sensor, imaging, and… more

Imaging through low-visibility fire smoke for ship-board navigation of robotic fire-fighting systems

Company: Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The goals of this Phase II project are to develop a prototype vision system and demonstrate its capability of locating boundaries and obstructions, normally 15 feet away, within one second in scenarios containing smoke from a real fire. This vision system needs to be compact and lightweight. ASC… more

Dual Mode Seeker/Sensor -LADAR/RF

Company: Arete Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …tunities and tradeoffs of an operational capability. Arete proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of unique aspects of dual mode operation. Utilizing data from collocated ladar and radar sensors Arete and its teammate Colorado Engineering Inc. will demonstrate signal and … more

Autonomous Underwater Image Processing

Company: Arete Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Arete Associates will develop and deliver autonomous image processing algorithms that execute in real-time onboard unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) neutralizers. The real-time image enhancement algorithms mitigate backscatter, surface effects, and platform video motion using… more

Retrieving Cloud Ice Water, Cloud Liquid Water, and other Cloud Parameters from GPS Radio Occultation and Satellite Microwave Imager/Sounder in Heavy

Company: Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Cloud ice water content and cloud liquid water content strongly affect radiative transfer of solar energy to the atmosphere, and hence need to be taken into account in any modeling of the weather and climate. This proposal advances the poorly-known area of sensitivity of GPS RO to… more

Advanced Verification Toolset for Learning-Based UAS Operating in Uncertain Environments

Company: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …approaches. The output would be to develop a Mathworks-based toolset to evaluate the run-time safety controller using advanced verification techniques. The inputs to the tool would allow for unexpected / unknown inputs into the system under test to better reflect real world… more

Image Quality Indicator(s) and Software for Computed Radiography (CR)

Company: Lickenbrock Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Phase I project will be a feasibility study to develop a standard method, new image quality indicators (IQI"s) and software algorithms to automatically verify computed radiography (CR) image quality for nondestructive testing (NDT) of military airframes. … more

Reusable Extended Artificial Light Source

Company: Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: To capture images of high speed test events, the government uses high speed photography with high brightness illumination. The government would like to replace existing PF300 flashbulbs with a solution that meets or exceeds current specifications for reusable extended… more

Liquid Crystal on Silicon Based Compact Multi-Spectral Scene Projector Technology

Company: Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … technology using this approach previously. A modular approach will be considered in which additional spectral band scene projector arms (SPAs) can be integrated into the complete system as required, and in which the assembled system provides simultaneous imaging… more

Dual-Mode Continuous-Wave Ladar and Optical Communications System

Company: Bridger Photonics, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Because the data products generated by modern imaging ladar systems are inherently large in information content, there is currently a severe bottleneck in the communications of these products to end users, particularly when full-waveform recovery is desired. During the Phase I… more

Space based Hyper-Spectral Imaging Sensor

Company: Spectrum Photonics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …, scanning method (e.g. Fourier Transform/scanning Fabry-Perot, Cross Dispersive Prisms, dispersive linescan) and time to capture a spectrum. The following parameters will be used as initial goals to guide the design study: spectral range of 1 - 5 microns, image size,… more

Fast, Anatomy and Physiology Based Computational Tool for RF-Induced Thermal Response

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … be used by engineers and health physicists to study risks of accidental and job duty RF exposure, to design active denial systems, non lethal weapons and novel directed energy systems. The same tools will have immense civilian applications such as more powerful medical … more

Characterizing Resident Space Objects from Photometric Signatures (CROPS)

Company: Charles River Analytics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The US is highly dependent on space resources for communications and imaging, as well as positioning, navigation, and timing services that support military operations, government operations, and commercial interests. Because the space environment is both congested and contested,… more

Precise Underwater Localization Using Sonar and Electro-Optics (PULSE)

Company: Charles River Analytics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … and hull inspection task present several challenges to these techniques, such as poor visibility and limited scene structure. We propose Precise Underwater Localization Using Sonar and Electro-Optics (PULSE), an approach that uses optical and acoustic imaging sensors to… more

Modular Flexible Weapons Integration

Company: Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: CRAFT Tech proposes the development of an innovative design optimization tool called"AeroRCS"which will simultaneously solve for both aerodynamic performance as well as electromagnetic reflectivity (Radar Cross Section). When operated in an automated environment,… more

Pattern of Life Calculation from Big Graphs

Company: ObjectVideo Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … places, detects anomalies and provides the tools to track the behaviors of anomalous entities. We will study patterns of life on four data domains: surveillance video, satellite imagery, text streams and non-traditional data sources such as weather feeds. We will use image /… more

Variable Magnification Clip-On Thermal Imager (COTI)

Company: Diffraction, Ltd Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In Phase 2, Diffraction LTD, in collaboration with Optics 1, proposes to develop a variable magnification clip-on thermal imager (VM-COTI) that will be compatible with a variety of weapon and head mounted optical systems ranging from 1X night vision goggles (NVGs) to 5X ACOG… more

Exploiting Small Boat Wake Signatures for Improved Threat Classification and Feature Aided Tracking

Company: Electromagnetic Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … overload the fingerprinting and classification algorithms. This effort will seek to supplement those hard-body signatures by exploiting and merging the characteristics of boat generated wake signatures that are detectable by airborne maritime surveillance and imaging radar… more

Smart Anti-Tamper Conformal Coating System for Electronic Circuits

Company: Luna Innovations Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …, require power, and require special thermal considerations because they are typically insulating. Luna proposes a simplified alternative in the form of a conformal coating system that will provide comprehensive protection of CT against tamper events including X-ray … more

High-quality, low-cost GaN single crystal substrates for high-power devices

Company: Fairfield Crystal Technology Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … crystal boules and wafers of large diameters. Fairfield Crystal team will grow GaN single crystal boules and then fabricate GaN wafers. Stony Brook University Team will conduct crystal defect characterization using variety of tools, including Synchrotron X-ray Topography… more

Forecasting of Solar Eruptions using Statistical Mechanics, Ensemble, and Bayesian Forecasting Methods

Company: Heron Systems Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … state of solar flare forecasting using novel machine learning techniques. Currently, solar flare forecasting is either dependent on an expert, with their own subjective biases and intuitions, or automated methods using shallow representations extracted from magnetogram images… more

Curved Flat Panel Microdisplay (CFPM)

Company: CBRITE Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The image generating surfaces of existing displays are rectilinear and fabricated on flat glass plates or silicon wafers due to the constraint of lithography and processing. In digital visualization applications such as near-eye advanced helmet mounted systems (HMS)… more