Abstract:The overall goal of the Neuro-Cognitive Maintenance Support System for Legacy INS in Submarines (NeuroCm-INS) is to optimize INS maintenance operations by determining the most likely corrective actions with the use of enhanced diagnostic technologies. At one level, novel technologies are used for… more
Abstract:Small Unmanned Air Systems (SUAS) are currently used by the U.S military for a wide variety of critical missions; however, there remains much research and work to enhance autonomy in these platforms. One capability specified by the U.S. Office of the Secr
Abstract:The AFM-MS product resulting from this proposal will have two main benefits: a) Adding nanoscale spatial resolution to Mass Spectrometry (MS) industry b) Adding nanoscale chemical recognition to the Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) technique. This will be achieved by using Anasys proprietary… more
Abstract:AFM-based infrared spectroscopy (AFM-IR) pioneered by Dazzi et al provides ~100X improvement in spatial resolution over conventional infrared microspectroscopy, enabling chemical analysis at the nanoscale. It has already been successfully applied to many applications, including polymer composites… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Analatom proposes to develop, implement, and demonstrate a text/narrative query and maintenance-tracking retrieval system supporting the C-5 enhanced Individual Aircraft Tracking (IAT) program. Analatom will utilize expertise in development of advanced software modeling tools for data… more
Abstract:Atom interferometer inertial sensors can provide game changing performance improvements in inertial accuracy for tactical inertially-guided weapons without the need for GPS aiding. This technology is the most viable option for manufacture of IMUs of strategic-grade accuracy in a tactical… more
Abstract:We propose development of a high performance, portable atomic clock using cold atom technology. The clock will have short term stability of better than 10^-12 at one second and of 5x10^-15 at timescales of one day. The size, weight, and power (SWaP) of
Abstract:We propose to build and test a prototype IMU based on atomic interferometry. This includes the laser source, vacuum system, simplified low-power electronics, and software. Initial testing of noise level, bias drifts, and performance under dynamics will be done on a per-axis basis, transitioning to… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: AOSense proposes to design a compact optical atomic clock capable of stabilities of better than 1e-14 at 1 second and of 1e-16 at 1 day. The proposed physics package will fit within a volume of ~4L, and prospects for further miniaturization are excellent. The proposed device employs… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: AOSense proposes to design a compact and robust optical frequency synthesizer with a volume of<2 liters that will be capable of producing a stable microwave frequency of ~100 MHz, as well as an optical output. The system is based on the integration of a narrow-linewidth laser… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This SBIR project develops disruptive navigation technologies using integrated communications/navigation technologies including adaptive space-time vector processing operating on novel atom-based precision inertial navigation systems, ultra-precision clocks, and other signals and sensors… more
Abstract:We propose to develop the next generation of scalar atomic magnetometers with superior performance and lower size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP) than is presently available on the market. Our design leverages recent developments in the field of ultra-high sensitivity atomic magnetometers,… more
Abstract:We propose a novel navigation paradigm that utilizes an arrangement of multiple gradiometers for covert submarine navigation. Our proposed Phase I research will analyze the feasibility and benefits of the proposed navigation technique and develop quantitative models to simulate submarine navigation… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The Operationally Responsive Space Office (ORS) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are currently undertaking an initiative on Open Manufacturing for satellites and space systems, with the goal of improved reliability, faster development, and reduced cost. The… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: SBIR topic AF141-253 seeks disruptive navigation architectures, specifically, new concepts for next-generation position, navigation, and timing (PNT) systems. The solicitation seeks game-changing capability, and encourages disruptive thinking by eliminating requirements for backwards… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Research will be conducted to develop a standardized test for accurately determining the resin impregnation level in prepreg materials. A permeability type test apparatus will be developed and used to quantify the level of impregnation of polymer matrix prepreg materials. This type of… more
Abstract:ATA Engineering proposes to simulate complex interior and exterior flowfields of hot, supersonic aircraft engine nozzles by applying a novel dynamic hybrid RANS/LES (DHRL) modeling framework coupled to the Loci/CHEM (CHEM) finite-volume flow solver. DHRL is code- and turbulence model-independent. It… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The current approach to structural design is a trial and error process that uses fixed lookup tables for the material design space. Currently material selection is limited by the database available to designers. ATA Engineering seeks to improve upon the current approach by using novel… more
Abstract:ATA"s approach to developing an innovative post-shock kinematic simulation capability for the Navy involves development of a novel methodology that leverages the nonlinear multi-body dynamics capabilities of a commercially available finite element (FE) code, namely Abaqus, to simulate the… more
Abstract:ATA Engineering, Inc., proposes to develop improved nonlinear material behavior models for the design of 2D and 3D woven carbon/carbon (C/C) composite thermal protection system (TPS) components. The objective of this work is to enable efficient design of 3D C/C composite TPS components and decrease… more
Abstract:ATA Engineering proposes a Phase I SBIR project to demonstrate and validate a tactical aircraft noise reduction capability associated with active shaping of the airplane/engine nozzle interface region during forward flight operations. The current proposal addresses a gap in knowledge between noise… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In this SBIR proposal, tOSC will present a Web-based service application that incorporates a very fast-running, parallel implementation of the AFRL Time-domain Analysis Simulation for Advanced Tracking (TASAT), plus turbulence analysis tools (MATLAB-based tOSC product AOTOOLS), to… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Given the results obtained in the Phase I effort, we are now in a position to advance to the next generation of High Power Phased Array Transceiver Systems. The new approach proposed here is to use enough elements in the phased array to ensure that significant wavefront compensation… more
Abstract:The goal of this project is to develop a robust, compact, light-weight Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) - based subsystem for fine pointing of high power laser phased arrays. This will facilitate the use of airborne high-energy laser weapons systems for ballistic missile defense. The… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The proposed effort builds upon previous results obtained independently by the Optical Sciences Company and in collaboration with the DARPA InPho Program and other AFRL activities to develop a quantum communication system between ground links and a constellation of satellites. To address… more
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