Abstract:During Phase I of this effort, ZONA Technology, Inc. significantly improved the medium fidelity design and analysis capability of NASA's MDAO architecture by successfully adding ZONA CAE tools such as ZAERO, ZEUS, ASTROS and ZMORPH synergistically integrated within a ModelCenter MDAO framework.… more
Abstract:This program will transition power regeneration and auto-anchoring technologies along with GPS denied feature based navigation developed in the phase I to a new generation of intermediate small robotic vehicle platforms for use in port security applications.
Abstract:Sensors capable of remotely detecting and measuring human vital signs and other physiological activity at a stand-off range greater than 10 meters within a building or behind an obstruction (i.e. non-line-of-sight) in a cluttered environment is of significant interest to the DOD, law enforcement,… more
Abstract:The Missile Defense Agency is seeking debris ejection data during the post burn-out period of a solid rocket motor in an exoatmospheric environment for the development and verification of analytic models. Currently little is understood of debris ejection during this phase of the solid rocket burn.… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A pocket-sized device for personal exposure level assessment Abstract Detecting environmental toxicants is critical for better understanding of the relationship between chemical exposures and many diseases, and for more effective prevention of the related… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to continue development of a novel, dual indication vaginal contraceptive anti-herpes microbicide product containing PPCM. We will conduct all tasks required to generate the Pharmacology/Toxicology and Chemistry Manufacturing and… more
Abstract:The objective of this project is to build and deliver to the Army two prototype systems that will verify a reduction in fuel consumption by at least 30% and reduce weight by at least 30%, when compared to a currently fielded system. The design presented in this proposal is expected to reduce fuel… more
Abstract:Frequency-locked single-frequency 2 micron fiber laser is proposed to be used for airborne/spaceborne coherent lidar measurements, i.e., Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons. The laser is based on our proprietary fiber technology and extensive experience in fiber laser… more
Abstract:There is an urgent need to develop a new high-energy 2m ultrafast fiber laser system in order to achieve the optimized efficiency of the ESASE process, which is beneficial in areas ranging from atomic and molecular sciences to chemical, materials, and biological studies. To reach the mid-IR… more
Abstract:This program is to develop a compact, portable refrigeration and heating system for the Marines that interfaces with existing gear, including a MOPP suit worn under full battle dress. This system will effectively cool the user in the most demanding high-temperature environments while alternately… more
Abstract:The DataSoft Virtual Radio Frequency (RF) Environment (VRE) functional prototype provides a system for immersing a few representative Command, Control, Communications (C3) Systems-under-Test (SUT) in an emulated environment of virtual emitters and realistic environmental RF channel effects to stress… more
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
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