Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to develop an open and flexible imaging platform capable of rapid, 0.5- 5 m pixel resolution image capture of large-area histology sections (up to 125 mm by 175 mm), in brightfield and by epi-fluorescence optical sectioning. The… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The Military has a critical need for a tactical weapon to engage soft, fixed targets in remote areas. A system is needed to operate semi-autonomously to destroy or disable nearby targets in support of base defense and a variety of other soft target applications within a 30km range. Brock… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Air Force operations require more real-time situational awareness and sensor deployment from extended stand-off distances and for longer durations. Sensor data obtained from current gunship operations is limited by stand-off distance constraints, the resolution of onboard sensors, and the… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: A new algorithm, the Daylight Object Restoration Algorithm (DORA), has been developed. DORA includes a novel implementation of the multi-frame blind deconvolution image restoration concept which recovers high-quality object estimates from sequences of degraded images. DORA removes the… more
Abstract:Kutta Technologies proposes an effort to integrate mission planning services with the BYG-1 graphical user interface through a service oriented architecture (SOA). Kutta"s SOA will provide common control across heterogeneous vehicles with a focus on vehicle interoperability, shared area… more
Abstract:In Phase I, Kutta hypothesized multiple Latency Improvement Algorithms (LIAs) for the control of Electro-Optical and Infrared payloads onboard Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Through an extensive human factors study within a representative simulated environment, Kutta"s researchers proved their… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Small sized weapons need power sources that can tolerate severe environmental temperature conditions and must install them in extremely limited space. MER"s lithium-ion battery is highly suitable to fit in a limited volume but requires new materials to handle these harsh… more
Abstract:The designers, manufacturers, and end users of metal components are increasingly turning to titanium (Ti) alloys, which can provide a substantial increase in performance. However, for most of these applications, the cost of Ti components is prohibitively high. The cost of Ti sponge powder is still… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is to address the high lethality of pancreatic cancer. Screening has begun with Phase IB funding, of natural products from the Sonoran Desert that have produced other promising drug candidates, testing effects on human pancreatic cancer… more
Abstract:NP Photonics proposes to develop an all fiber-based ultrashort fiber laser system capable of generating high average power (multi-watt), single mode beam (M2<2) with high peak power per pulse and ultrashort pulse width (<1 ps). This type of laser has significant advantages in terms of… more
Abstract:a.Paragon Space Development Corporation¿ (Paragon) proposes to continue our investigation into the use of microporous-ionomer membrane technology to improve the robustness and effectiveness and simplify water recovery processes for space applications. Improved robustness and effectiveness will be… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In Phase I, we presented options for direct marking of high-performance turbine parts using ultrashort pulse lasers, that do not compromise the integrity of said parts. In the proposed effort, we will work with our customer to: evaluate metallurgy and fatigue, and mark quality on the… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In this effort, we will couple the energy of focused microwave bursts into the air and onto surfaces by first forming a laser plasma. The presence of the laser plasma allows much lower microwave intensities to couple their energy to the laser-pre-ionized surface or air- volume, allowing… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Current station keeping equipment (SKE) relies on radio waves for formation flying. A significant limitation of conventional SKE signals is that they are detectable at long distances by adversaries. Passive detection schemes that employ infrared and thermal cameras, electro-optic and… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will demonstrate a new III-V nitride semiconductor alloy and bipolar transistor structure with the potential to enable ultra low power device operation in applications requiring both Radio Frequency (RF) and digital electronics. The… more
Abstract:Particle detectors for nuclear physics and high energy physics experiments require high performance, high sensitivity digitizers for read-out electronics. Analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) are used in such applications but limit experimental results because of a restrictive combination of speed,… more
Abstract:A critical aspect in Particle Accelerator Instrumentation is the precise, real-time control of the high- energy particle beams used to create the conditions required for sub-atomic physics experiments. The accelerator instrumentation systems require digital control and feedback with extremely high… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Ridgetop Group, Inc. will design and develop a prototype of an electronic warfare (EW)"Expert Troubleshooting and Repair System"that has the following characteristics: (1) troubleshooting support that presents a prioritized list of methods; (2) a list of test-dependent action(s)… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Ridgetop will develop an innovative Robustness Assessment for Design (RAD) tool for aircraft electrical power systems (EPS) to meet system safety, reliability, maintainability, and energy optimization requirements in each design stage by calculating system-level robustness. The design… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In Phase II, Ridgetop Group will develop a high-performance radiation-hardened ADC suitable for use in satellite communication (SATCOM) systems where radiation exposure would otherwise degrade performance. This proposal responds to Air Force topic AF103-092, with the objective of… more
Abstract:Propeller-driven aircraft produce vibrations that have a deleterious and potentially harmful effect to people exposed to their operational environment for extended durations. The E-2C aircraft has a high vibration environment, long duration missions, and a seat that produces impingements… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project addresses the development of a multifunctional solid-state nanolaminate composite, which may function as a structural material while storing energy in the form of a rechargeable super-capacitor. A unique production process is used,… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project focuses on the development of a novel, environment-friendly adsorbent material with low life-cycle cost for the removal of Arsenic from the water stream. The proposed material solution is based on a novel nanoporous geopolymer composite… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop a novel slurry injection device for applications in chemical mechanical planarization (CMP), a key technology for integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing. Different from the current slurry application method that applies… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will deliver a mobile payment communications infrastructure, mobile device apps for utilizing that payment infrastructure, point-of-sale solutions for merchants that utilize the payment infrastructure, and will establish the framework… more
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