Abstract:The primary objective of SBIR Phase II is to design and validate the data flow inside a smart work zone system by designing a framework that would enable exchanging work zone related messages between remote traffic management center server TMCS and the vehicles on the road. The framework will… more
Abstract:This project focuses on the design and analysis of a scale-free routing approach for mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) that we call automatic incremental routing (AIR), because routing to any destination is automatic from the routing labels assigned to nodes, and incremental in that each node only… more
Abstract:We propose an Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter (AOTF) Spectropolarimetric Imaging System for Enhanced Standoff Chemical Detection at Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) wavelengths. This work entails development of suitable LWIR material, design of the LWIR AOTF, and design of the hyperspectral imaging sensor… more
Abstract:The technical objective of this proposal is to demonstrate a Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) emitting in the 3.0-3.5 & #181;m wavelength region, which employs a metamorphic buffer layer (MBL). It is the goal of this program to develop a QCL single-stripe device which will operate in a single,… more
Abstract:Conventional generation of a high-quality RF carrier (signal) beyond 50GHz requires high precision cavity engineering that inherently restricts contiguous bandwidth coverage. Worse, even if one were capable of fabricating a set of such stabilized, frequency-dense cavities to mimic discrete 30-120GHz… more
Abstract:Spectral beam combination (SBC) of fiber lasers is the most practical approach to DEW-class HELs using diode-pumped fiber lasers. Use of conventional diffraction gratings to combine wavelengths is limited in that metal is inherently absorbing. Regardless of the metal layer thickness, optical power… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In contrast to the NIR band, which is supported by an infrastructure of devices developed to serve telecommunication applications, the SWIR band remains out of reach for critical defense applications. While it is relatively simple to construct a low-noise oscillator within the… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The semiconductor pumped fiber laser has generated considerable interest for High Energy Lasers (HELs) in a number of BMDS applications including long range sensing, communications and missile defense. The potential efficiency, compact size and low weight, reliability and ruggedness are… more
Abstract:The objective of this effort is to develop and test a multi-sensor data fusion algorithm suite that will fuse information from multiple electro-optic (EO) and radio frequency (RF) sensors to estimate tracked objects physical properties and dynamics for the purpose of aiding in predicting signatures… more
Abstract:In order to counter emerging threats from the Middle East and Southeast Asia, the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) is acquiring new sensor (e.g. AN/TPY-2 and PTSS type) and weapon technology (SM-3). As these new technologies are fielded, the BMDS's Command, Control, Battle Management… more
Abstract:Our approach utilizes a mature, portable inflatable beam shelter to house modified commercial car wash equipment operated by an automated control
system. The inflatable beam shelters are currently deployed with the US Military and are commonly used as decontamination shelters for military
Abstract:C-CAT continues to successfully make complex large scale assemblies for hypersonic aerospace vehicles based on decades of Carbon-Carbon (C-C) fabrication experience. Current and future vehicle designs continually push the limits of C-C material capabiliti
Abstract:No currently available burn product has shown efficacy in substantially decreasing wound healing time and preventing scar formation. The goals of this Phase II proposal are to expand on the results obtained in the Phase I study that showed that (1) halofuginone inhibited collagen-mediated… more
Abstract:US production of Helium, a critical and irreplaceable resource that is currently produced from a few helium-rich natural gas reservoirs, is in rapid decline as these currently viable rich reserves are being depleted. The new technology being developed herein is required to recover helium from vast… more
Abstract:MagiCom proposes to provide a wideband, highly reliable, survivable, high speed, in-flight communications system for communications between fire control and interceptors in an operational fading channel environment using an adaptive and reconfigurable software defined modem concept. Approved for… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The objective of this project is to move an energy efficient process for the conversion of carbon dioxide and water into syngas, a key feedstock for the production of synthetic chemicals. BENEFIT: If we are successful we will have a new process to convert air water and sunlight into… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The purpose of the project is to develop and deliver an integrated cooling, heating, and power system that operates from multiple energy sources can be easily incorporated onto a building similar to a standard air conditioning system. The objective of the project is to build a prototype… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The objective of this sequential Phase II SBIR is to deliver a Technology Readiness Level 6 (TRL-6) airborne HF, VHF and UHF RF direction finding system that is suitable for integration with SUAS and to demonstrate it in a realistic airborne environment against representative signals. … more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Current Air Force and industry radome designs are time- and resource-exhaustive, and require frequent maintenance and inspection throughout product lifecycle, due to outdated technologies. Typical panels are constructed with one of several joint types mated to the adjoining panel with… more
Abstract:The Phase I objective of this SBIR was to develop a nanothermite-based ignition composition to improve the no-fire performance of electro-explosive devices (EEDs). The developed nanoparticulate aluminum/cupric oxide (nACO) ignition composition provided a significant improvement in no-fire… more
Abstract:Fixed wing UAVs such as the Predator, Global Hawk, and Shadow have become invaluable C4ISR and force projection assets. They have acted as force multiplers, have reduced risk to human personnel, and have enabled new tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). Use of Vertical Takeoff and Landing… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The production of 3D models from aerial imagery has been an active research area for many years. Given sufficient image texture and a variety of divergent camera viewpoints, camera pose and scene structure are fully recoverable. Further, software for fully reconstructing a scene from an… more
Abstract:Passive microwave sensors aboard satellites provide valuable information regarding weather conditions by measuring atmospheric attenuation over a broad range of frequencies from 0-200 GHz. Additional ground-based sensors are desirable to provide complementary upward looking measurements that can be… more
Abstract:Nuclear power plant construction and life cycle management requires low cost, 3D information to achieve future construction cost goals. TetraVue is developing a high speed, high resolution 3D video camera that can create engineering models automatically, working like any hand- or shoulder-operated… more
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 design and the… more
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