Abstract:ABSTRACT: There is currently no repair process to restore aluminum landing gear cylinders inner dimensions. The magnetron sputtering System (MSS) process has the potential of restoring outer cylinders IDs dimensions. This technology is similar to ion vapor deposition (IVD) aluminum, and meets the… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Electrolytic Hard Chrome (EHC) has been used in both civilian and military aerospace as the hard wear resistant coating of choice for both high strength and low strength steels. Due to tighter regulations there is a current requirement to eliminate the use of EHC on landing gear… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: There is a need to utilize mobile computation devices to extend flight training from centralized facilities to remote field stations. Current limitations in the computational capabilities of mobile computing devices require that the software be partitioned between a more powerful… more
Abstract:Robots and rovers exploring planets need to autonomously navigate to specified locations. Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) and the University of Minnesota will develop a navigational system that employs an IMU and a 3D FLASH Lidar camera manufactured at ASC. The system will furnish both… more
Abstract:Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) is a small business, which has developed a compact, eye-safe 3D Flash LIDARTM Camera (FLC) well suited for real-time spacecraft trajectory, speed, orientation measurements relative to the planet's surfaces and evaluating potential hazards during the… more
Abstract:Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) is a small business that has developed 3D Flash LIDAR systems for space and terrestrial applications. 3D Flash LIDAR is ideal for determining real-time spacecraft trajectory, speed and orientation to the planet's surface, as well as evaluating potential… more
Abstract:Defensive missiles are being developed to intercept reentry vehicles and tactical ballistic missiles before their conventional, chemical and nuclear warheads can reach their targets. Both hit-to-kill (HTK) interceptors and fragmentation warheads are being devised. The proposed R & D will… more
Abstract:The objective of this Phase II.5 program is to design, fabricate, test and calibrate a self-contained, 320 x 320 focal plane array, 3D LIDAR Underwater Camera (3D LUC) which will robustly function in an over-water, aircraft environment. The goal is to output three LUCs and components from the… more
Abstract:Effective performance of prospective energy-delivering laser systems requires a beaconless adaptive optic method capable of correcting moderate to heavy atmospheric distortion of high-power beams. The innovative method described here implements a beaconless sensor based on the collection of… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The proposed technique employs a variety of sensors that combine data to form a comprehensive picture of a situation of interest. The goal is to increase the effectiveness of military surveillance by giving a more complete, integrated picture of situations to enable a quicker response… more
Abstract:The NAVY solicits new non-destructive inspection (NDI) methods to address detection and evaluation of kissing bonds and bondline integrity in aerospace composites since no currently accepted standard exists. In response AS & T Inc. propose, the Conformal Array Laser Imager for Bondline… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This proposal details the plan for developing a prototype model of the Intra-cavity Coherent Optical Amplifier (ICOA). Wide Field of View (WFOV) high-gain amplifiers are critical components for various electro-optical systems. A fully developed ICOA will expand the use of coherent imaging… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The overarching objectives for this project are to develop a novel approach to Calibration, Verification, and Validation (CVV) of advanced, high-fidelity analytical models; and an validated analysis tool to predict material properties for new materials with a minimized set of tests. The… more
Abstract:A system is described that minimizes the logistical footprint and administrative overhead of multi-unit training centers. This system builds on the dual foundation of Aechelon Technology's industry-leading industry-leading pC-Nova(tm) Image Generators'diskless components and Nexus XL(tm?)… more
Abstract:Opportunities exists to use high moment magnetic nanoparticles CoxFe100-x to replace annealing-stabilized high induction -FeCo phase as the primary phase in the currently used soft magnetic materials (e.g. HITPERM). The key to this development is to design advanced nanocomposites containing high… more
Abstract:Atmospheric nucleation processes produce large numbers of particles. Once formed, these particles grow rapidly and may alter the formation and lifetime of clouds, and thereby influence the earths radiation balance. Rapid growth of newly formed particles has been observed in many locations, but it is… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Proposed is a miniature sensor for real time measurement of nano-particle number concentration, surface area and size distributions, and for time- and size-resolved collection of these particles for off-line analysis. This instrument combines two novel technologies: (1) a self-sustaining… more
Abstract:The Next Generation Light Source (NGLS) is a transformative new user facility currently in the planning stages at DoE. This facility would use a LINAC to accelerate electrons up to 2.5GeV in order to produce the free-electron lasers (FELs) used for the experiments. After the FELs, an approximately… more
Abstract:Low-mass, ultra-stable particle tracking detectors will be critical elements of upgrades to experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (CERN) and at potential future electron-positron colliders. Mass assigned to support structures, although critical in function, compromises detection through… more
Abstract:Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC)'s are highly susceptible to interlaminar shear failure at elevated temperatures. Therefore, interlaminar properties, critical design limitation of CMC should be assessed accurately with appropriate test methods to ensure overall structural reliability/integrity of… more
Abstract:To produce drop-in biofuel from lignocellulosic biomass materials at prices competitive to fossil fuels requires consistent and reliable solid biomass feeders for pressurized reactors. Experience with coal has not been reliable, and the lower density and more irregular configurations of raw biomass… more
Abstract:Utilizing a dry cooling system for power plant condensers can reduce cooling system water need by over 90%, versus a wet cooling system, thereby reducing permitting and associated water use problems. However, by shifting from a wet to a dry cooling system, the volume, weight and cost of… more
Abstract:The objective of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of a miniature, MEMS IMU based, accurate isolation and stabilization system for beam pointing of a laser designator. Inertial stabilization and relative attitude control are the two key elements constituting the proposed accurate… more
Abstract:Infrared spectroscopy is the most widely used technique for chemical characterization with a worldwide market of over $1B annually. Conventional infrared spectroscopy suffers, however, from fundamental spatial resolution limits that prohibit its application at the nanoscale. This has prevented… more
Abstract:The compact, versatile laser system that we designed in our Phase I effort will facilitate research into rubidium Bose Einstein Condensates (BECs), with applications including BEC fundamental science experiments, sensors and atomic clocks. Operational features readily accommodate cooling cycles for… more
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