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Full wave parallel code for modeling 3-D RF fields in hot plasma

Company: FAR-TECH, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … main approaches for plasma heating and current drive in fusion devices is to use the radio frequency waves. Radio frequency waves are used for heating and/or current drive in most magnetic plasma confinement devices, such as Tokamaks, Reversed Field Pinches, Stellarators and… more

Efficient Computational Tool for RF-Induced Bio-Thermal Response

Company: Stellar Science Ltd Co Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Radio-frequency (RF) transmitting devices are found nearly everywhere today, ranging from lower-power cell phones to radar equipment to high-energy weapons systems. Accidental exposure of humans to the RF radiation emanating from these devices can cause harmful thermal effects including… more

Integrated Space Imagery Scheduler (ISIS)

Company: Stellar Science Ltd Co Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … competing requirements for mount time. However, existing astronomical schedulers do not account for variability of space object brightness or numerous other factors important to space operators, experimentalists, site managers, intelligence analysts, and other users. Stellar… more

Self-calibrated Photometry using Open Source Astrometry Tools (SPOSAT)

Company: Stellar Science Ltd Co Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Traditional methods of gathering radiometrically accurate space situational awareness (SSA) photometry data rely on calibration steps that need 10-12 reference star images to be collected in conjunction with the primary collection. The Air Force needs calibration solutions that reduce… more

Submarine Periscope Artifact Real-Time Correction (SPARC)

Company: Stellar Science Ltd Co Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …. Currently, this video contains artifacts due to reticle lines, lens smudges, interlacing, and color sampling. These artifacts must be must be removed by hand, a time-consuming preprocessing effort, before being fed to downstream video interpretation processes. Stellar Science… more

Fast Visible Detection Studies Using Signature Maps

Company: Stellar Science Ltd Co Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Navy wishes to study trade-offs in aircraft maintenance versus visible and near IR detectability in the use of glossy paint finishes. We propose a novel simulation survey technique based on forward ray tracing which will greatly increase the possible space of vehicle, sun and observer positions… more

Efficient Human Posing and Morphing for Electromagnetic Analysis

Company: Stellar Science Ltd Co Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Radio-frequency (RF) transmitting devices are found nearly everywhere today, ranging from lower-power cell phones to radar equipment to high-energy weapons systems. Accidental exposure of humans to the RF radiation emanating from these devices can cause harmful thermal effects including… more

Nanostructured Super-Black Optical Materials

Company: NanoLab, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Need: NASA faces challenges in imaging and characterizing faint astrophysical objects within the glare of brighter stellar sources. Achieving a very low background requires control of both scattered and diffracted light.Significance of the Innovation: Aligned arrays of carbon… more

Interferometric Tracker for Anytime Detection and Tracking of GEO and GTO Objects

Company: Optical Physics Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … are multiple avenues for technology transition. Besides tracking dim objects of interest, the interferometric tracker can also be deployed in high precision star trackers for spacecraft guidance navigation and control (GN & C) and for GPS-independent stellar inertial… more

Ultra-Compact Optical Spectrometer for Organic Mapping, uCOSOM (microcosm)

Company: Photon Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … decay measurements to provide orthogonal information about target composition.The instrument can also provide spectral reflectance of targets from 250 nm to 700 nm together with Raman and fluorescence data, using solar illumination, and enable solar and stellar… more

Antenna design in the Plasma Environment

Company: Stellar Science Ltd Co Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Development of the ballistic missile targets is a complex undertaking, particularly since radio-frequency (RF) blackout caused by plasma formation during re-entry complicates antenna designs for Global Positioning System (GPS) and telemetry signals. To minimize the cost of the design/build/test… more

Scalable Conjunction Processing using Spatiotemporally Indexed Ephemeris Data

Company: Stellar Science Ltd Co Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Stellar Science has developed innovative techniques for satellite conjunction processing using spatiotemporally indexed ephemeris data. Our algorithms first insert each satellite into a spatially aware data structure, such as a K-D Tree or a Spatial Hash Table, and… more

"Ship Shape": Three-dimensional ship modeling for submarine combat systems

Company: Stellar Science Ltd Co Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The rapid identification of ships from periscope and other imagery is a capability important to a variety of submarine missions, including sea control, anti-surface warfare, battle group support, covert operations landings, and ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) operations. When… more

Efficient Human Posing and Morphing for Electromagnetic Analysis

Company: Stellar Science Ltd Co Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: As the use of electromagnetic devices has skyrocketed in modern society, so too have concerns about the effects of these devices on the human body. With today"s technology Air Force and other researchers are only able to model the electromagnetic effects on the human body of… more

Computer-aided Design (CAD) Tool for Modeling of High-Power Electromagnetic Interference (HPEMI) Effects on Conductive Paths

Company: Stellar Science Ltd Co Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Data integrity is essential for accurate and deterministic decision making in diverse military and commercial digital systems, and the most common cause of electronic data corruption for many of these systems is electromagnetic interference (EMI). Unexpected and unmitigated EMI,… more

Development of an Implantable Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation System for Drug Resist

Company: NEUROSIGMA, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … (eTNSTM) for which it was awarded an STTR in 2011. This SBIR brings together a unique team of biomedical engineers, neuroscientists and neurosurgeons with seminal experience in the development of Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation. Furthermore, we plan tocollaborate with … more

High-Intensity Compact EUV-X-ray Generators Base on Metastable Innershell Molecular State

Company: Y.K. Bae Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … the barrier, thus can be mass produced and commercialized. The technological basis of the proposed generators is on the newly discovered quantum state, Metastable Innershell Molecular State (MIMS) in Warm Dense Matter (WDM). WDM is a class of"stellar"matters… more

Stellar Track and Radiance Simulation (STARS)

Company: ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ExoAnalytic Solutions proposes to develop a star catalog and in-band irradiance simulation by leveraging our in house star background model called STARS (Stellar Track And Radiance Simulation) v1.0 and the Exo6Sim optical focal plane scene generation simulation. STARS v1.0 uses… more

Star Background Model enabled by the VAO

Company: Carr Astronautics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: … the VAO will ensure these classifications are based on the most recent and best measurements available. Then, based on those classifications, the package will assign an appropriate synthetic model of the UV-IR Spectral Energy Distribution (SED) for the stellar sources. … more

Star Background Model

Company: Frontier Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: … pleased to provide a solution to SBIR topic MDA11-032 with the proposal of the Encompass software tool. Encompass will consist of three components: the Encompass Catalog, a unified, scientifically rigorous star and celestial background catalog; the Encompass Stellar Model,… more

Nanostructured Super-Black Optical Materials

Company: NanoLab, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: NASA faces difficulties in imaging and characterizing faint astrophysical objects within the glare of brighter stellar sources. Achieving a very low background requires control of both scattered and diffracted light. Aligned arrays of carbon nanotubes have recently been… more

Interferometric Tracker for Anytime Detection and Tracking of GEO and GTO Objects

Company: Optical Physics Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: …, there are multiple avenues for technology transition. Besides tracking dim objects of interest, the interferometric tracker can also be deployed in high precision star trackers for spacecraft guidance navigation and control (GN & C) and for GPS-independent stellar… more

Ultra-Compact Optical Spectrometer for Organic Mapping, uCOSOM (microcosm)

Company: Photon Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: … decay measurements to provide orthogonal information about target composition. The instrument can also provide spectral reflectance of targets from 240 nm to 700 nm together with Raman and fluorescence data, using solar illumination, and enable solar and stellar… more

Star Background Model

Company: Spectral Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: We propose to develop a new and innovative capability to model the contribution of stellar sources to the background radiation detected by EO/IR sensors. This Star Background Model would comprise a new comprehensive database of known objects outside the solar system, both… more

Scalable Conjunction Processing using Spatiotemporally Indexed Ephemeris Data

Company: Stellar Science Ltd Co Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: … both the size of the Space Catalog and its ephemeris update frequency are expected to grow significantly in the near term, the methods for conjunction analysis will need to incorporate new filtering techniques to more quickly winnow the list of potential conjunctions. Stellar… more