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Analytical Processes for Predicting Nanosecond Response of Highly Rate-Sensitive Materials

Company: Hi-Test Laboratories, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Ballistic and blast protection of both the crew and vital equipment onboard U.S. Navy surface ships and carriers is a critical component in the design of topside structures on these vessels. Materials such as glass, Plexiglas and polyurea are being considered and implemented for… more

Advanced Littoral Combat Ship Common Mission Module Handling Device

Company: Quantum Engineering Design, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Quantum Engineering Design, Inc. (QED) Mission Module Handling Device (MMHD) is designed to meet the Navys requirements of minimizing the deck point loading while lifting and omni-directionally maneuvering ISO containers and Twenty foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) aboard both… 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: The QED team proposes to study an 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… more

Engineering Sensors for Towed Array Reliability

Company: 3 Phoenix, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …, and improved reliability. The use of previous SBIR technologies has the potential to increase all of these. These reliability improvements are based on simplified architecture and corresponding connector reduction, lower power, and the use of pressure vessels to protect… more

Visualization Framework for Navy Tactical Applications

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This proposal addresses the challenges presented by multiple systems currently fielded onboard various Navy platforms containing incoherent USW C2 capabilities. These systems include CV-TSC, USW-DSS, SQQ-89/CADRT, GCCS-M, CFn and SWFTS. The redundant and overlapping capabilities… more

Environmental Control Unit with Integrated Thermal Storage

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes the development of an Environmental Control Unit (ECU) that uses an integrated Phase Change Material (PCM) to provide thermal energy storage. The PCM is contained within the system. During the thermal energy regeneration or… more

Aircraft Mission Planning Equipment (MPE) Obsolescence

Company: Visionary Products Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …, ruggedized, plug compatible, upgradeable system with higher capacities than current systems and has the ability to address additional"digital only"features. Specific features to be added will be addressed in the investigation, but might include on-cartridge… more

Controllable and Adaptable Lateral Support System

Company: Advanced Materials and Devices Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …a controllable missile lateral support system that reacts automatically to shock and vibration inputs. The proposed design concept will utilize a smart material to provide automatically controllable shock and vibration damping for variable payload weights contained within the… 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… more

Expendable Acoustic Source for AUV Based Geoacoustic and Geotechnical Survey Operations

Company: Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The EAS will be deployed by an LBS-UUV to conduct Naval Oceanographic Surveys in shallow water. The unit will consist of a housing containing a projector, a programmable power amplifier assembly, and a battery pack. The EAS projector will be designed to maximize the percentage… more

In-node Processing for Low Power Target Detection, Classification, Localization,&Tracking

Company: Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: As a company experienced in passive acoustic sensor and signal processing design and development, Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc. (AD & D) understands that the ability to detect and classify sea-born vessels with a very high Probability of Correct Classification… more

Sensing and Control Technology to Assist in Vehicle Launch and Recovery

Company: Arete Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Arete Associates proposes an end-to-end solution to the challenge of at-sea launch and recovery of manned and unmanned vessels that incorporates the future state of the vessel into a robust crane control loop. By fielding an ocean penetrating, eye-safe LIDAR… more

Adaptive Radar Detection Approaches for Low-RCS Maritime Vessels in Highly Variable Clutter Conditions

Company: Arete Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Arete Associates proposes a Phase I effort to develop a radar mode that leverages a long coherent integration times to improve the detection of small boat targets in maritime environments up to sea state 4. The overall objective of this SBIR project is to then integrate these techniques and… more

Wireless Power for Battlefield Airmen Operation

Company: ArmorWorks, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … technology on two prototype tactical vests. The focus of the phase II program would be the development and evaluation of a full-scale inductive power transfer system on a PRC-152 radio by both modifying and interfacing its battery. Because a mating vest/pouch that contains… 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: … that are improved relative to other alternatives for calibrating microwave retrieval techniques. assess the feasibility of adapting an airborne GPS RO system to test the detection limits in a realistic case study, because existing COSMIC data do not contain measurements… more

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

Company: Lickenbrock Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …. The Phase I project will involve fabrication and testing of the new IQI"s, and development and proof-of-principle demonstration of the first software algorithms. In Phase II the IQI"s will be further developed, and a comprehensive and self-contained version of… more

Low Cost, High Reliability Proximity Switches

Company: BHTechnology, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: a novel family of proximity switchs is proposed based on EM technology field perturbation.This technology enables the proximity switch to be low cost, light weight, highly accurate and meets all MIL_PRF_24711B requirements. The proposed switch can be used in new NAVY vessel… more

Efficient Light Weight Propulsion for Small Unmanned Surface Vehicle

Company: Candent Technologies Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … II of the SBIR will complete the final design of the waterjet, continue the development of the engine and its performance optimization, and will also fabricate and test a number of complete propulsion systems. The project will also fabricate a number of prototype vessel (USV)… more

Materials Ontology Design and Development (MODD)

Company: DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … an ontology to realize the goals of linked data within the materials domain. As a direct result of Phase I research, the MODD ontology will link knowledge from a variety of existing materials databases. Additionally, because unstructured text, e.g. journal articles, contain… more

Automated Antenna CAD for Installed Performance Assessment and Optimization

Company: Delcross Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …ssociated configuration information for representative antenna designs. The user provides a set of available antenna specifications to this tool and a prototype is generated and iteratively refined to meet the specifications. A computational electromagnetic (CEM) model … more

Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Acceleration for Cosite Interference Prediction Tools

Company: Delcross Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Modern military systems contain numerous avionics and electronic systems that must perform to very high standards in hostile environments in the presence of numerous potential sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI). On airborne platforms for example, there could be dozens… more

A Variable Pulse Width, Voltage, and Repetition Frequency IGBT-based High Power Radio Frequency Source Driver

Company: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The United States Navy is interested in developing small vessel mounted and man-portable directed energy weapons. One key technology in this endeavor is the development of high power radio frequency (HPRF) sources. While much work is being done to advance the state of the art in… more

Joint Processing of Multi-band Signals with Information Assurance

Company: Echo Ridge, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …poor performance for the same reasons and ultimately cost companies in lost potential revenue. One of the most promising developments that will aid in bringing the subject research technology to broad commercial use is the increase in portable computing devices that now contain… 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: … force protection requirement. Surface traffic density is often high, with many ferries, fishing, pleasure boats, and large cargo ships maneuvering in a small area. An important technical challenge for maritime wide area surveillance is to identify high valued naval vessels… more

Low Cost Autonomous Coating Condition Monitoring System

Company: Luna Innovations Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Tanks and enclosures were named the top corrosion expense on Navy vessels, accounting for $204 M in annual direct costs. To control these costs, there is a need for an automated monitoring system to assess coating damage and cathodic protection (CP) system performance. During… more