Abstract:Launch vehicles experience extreme acoustic loads during liftoff driven by the interaction of rocket plumes and plume-generated acoustic waves with ground structures. Currently employed predictive capabilities are too dissipative to accurately resolve the propagation of waves throughout the launch… more
Abstract:The project will remove a key difficulty that currently hampers many existing methods for computing unsteady electromagnetic waves on unbounded regions. Numerical accuracy and/or stability may deteriorate over long times due to the treatment of artificial outer boundaries. We propose to develop a… more
Abstract:With discrete event or time stepped techniques, modeling and simulation (M & S) systems inefficiently utilize their expensive hardware platforms by idly waiting for results from slower model elements. Optimistic execution allows faster elements to"work ahead"but makes implementations… more
Abstract:Under the Phase I effort, a set of algorithms were developed/enhanced that, when integrated into a fused track and characterization schema, are capable of realizing the full potential performance afforded by the battle manager having multiple sensors. dBWager is a multi-sensor measurement… more
Abstract:Project Summary Abstract DiscoveryBioMed, Inc. (DBM) has launched an innovative and automation-friendly drug discovery program to screen a collection of small molecular compounds on a human epithelial cell platform expressing physiologically relevant levels of the wild-type Cystic Fibrosis… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): An important discovery and validation event occurred recently within human cell-based drug discovery programs at DiscoveryBioMed, Inc. (DBM), yielding a lead class of cytostatic anti-proliferative small molecules thatdisplay nanomolar potency and marked efficacy… more
Abstract:The overall goal of this research project is to develop an effective, economical, bait-based oral vaccine delivery system for immunizing wildlife populations against high consequence diseases. This system is based on FoodSource Lures patented Incortrix bait formulation that can be used to… more
Abstract:FreEnt Technologies, Inc. proposes to combine Synthetic Aperture Array (SAR) and Electromagnetic Induction (EMI) technologies to develop a witness panel scanning system, which we call the Automated Fragmentation Data Collection System (AFDCS) to meet the needs of AMRDEC testing debris and fragment… more
Abstract:Building on success in Phase I, this proposal focuses on the theoretical analysis, system level optimization, manufacturability, TRL progression and prototypic demonstration of IntraMicron's Enhanced Battery Pack (IEBP). IEBP facilitates rapid cooling of
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This document presents Optical Sciences Corporation's SBIR technology transition proposal to complete development of an advanced Cryogenic-Vacuum Compatible Infrared Scene Projector (CVC IRSP) for Wide Field-of-View (WFOV) space sensor testing and to integrate the CVC IRSP into a… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force seeks to advance the state-of-the-art in angle-of-incidence (AOI) sensing. A key motivation is that the lethality of certain weapon systems used against certain targets is often strongly influenced by AOI at a favorable aim point. Weapon systems that can most benefit… more
Abstract:Innovative solutions are sought to reduce cost and lead-time of hot gas valve components located in the post boost control system (PBCS) of the U.S. Navy"s Trident II D-5 Fleet Ballistic Missile. Current PBCS components are based on Nb, Ta10W and TZM, with protective coatings. Although… more
Abstract:In fusion plasmas, ion cyclotron range of frequency (ICRF) and lower hybrid range of frequency (LHRF) power is anticipated to be a primary auxiliary heating and current drive sources in next step tokamak experiments like ITER. From a technological perspective, several challenges remain including… more
Abstract:The recent events at the Fukushima nuclear power plant highlight the need for enhanced accident tolerance. Of particular concern is the overheating of standard zirconium alloy cladding material in a loss of coolant accident (LOCA). One of the leading, high-risk/high-reward candidates for future… more
Abstract:Primary missile structures, ancillary mechanical and electrical sub-components of missile propulsion systems must be thermally isolated from hot propulsion gases. Silica-cloth phenolic and carbon-cloth phenolic are the go-to legacy insulator materials of choice. However, these materials have… more
Abstract:NASA's Road Maps for both Launch and In Space Propulsion call for the development of non-toxic, monopropellant reaction control systems to replace current state-of-art hydrazine. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle capsule with twelve 160 pound force (lbf) hydrazine monopropellant thrusters… more
Abstract:Innovative, low cost high performance technologies are critical to the affordability of future space missions. Carbon/carbon (C/C) composites have significant advantages over metallic solutions. However, C/C composites are generally known to have high costs and protracted lead times. Recent efforts… more
Abstract:In October 2011, NASA initiated the Nuclear Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (NCPS) program to evaluate the feasibility and affordability of Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP). A critical aspect of the program is to develop a robust, stable nuclear fuel. One of the nuclear fuel configurations currently… more
Abstract:Imaging polarimetry has demonstrated the ability for detection of military targets in situations where traditional imaging sensors fall short. Detection of polarization of light emitted or reflected from objects in a scene enhances contrast between objects and backgrounds, providing additional… more
Abstract:The US Army employs Semi-Active Laser seeker (SAL-seeker) sensors on several missile platforms to provide precision guidance to targets. The sensor for a SAL-seeker is typically a narrow FOV quad-cell based sensor integrated onto a gimbal, providing a wide Field of Regard to acquire and lock onto a… more
Abstract:Polaris Sensor Technologies proposes to use an innovative range imaging technique for characterizing the blast effects of a warhead. The proposed effort will integrate highly sensitive image intensifier technologies with pulsed LED emitters designed to capture high-speed volumetric events. The… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The next generation of precision guided munitions (PGM) need to have highly capable and multi modal sensors that offer the potential for both autonomous as well as man-in-the-loop target designation, ideally in the same munition with multiple modes accessible and switchable on demand… more
Abstract:The Pedestrian Automated System for Enforcement and Safety is a novel video and radar based system that is able to detect and track vehicles and pedestrians, and to determine when violations of pedestrian right of way have occurred. By using multiple sensor modalities the system provides a robust… more
Abstract:Due to the growing complexity of System-on-Chip (SoC) designs, system designers utilize third-party Semiconductor Intellectual Property Cores in order to speed up design time and gain advanced capabilities without requiring the additional overhead of in-depth research. In conjunction with these more… more
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