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:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Individualized cancer treatment is an important goal, in particular, for pancreatic cancer, which is the most lethal human cancer. Novel transformative therapeutics are also urgently needed to cure this disease. Our laboratory pioneered the orthotopic growth of… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Nestin-expressing stem cells of the hair follicle, discovered by our laboratory (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2003; 100:9658-61), have been shown by our laboratory to be able to form neurons and other non-follicle cell types (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2005; 102:5530-4… 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:We propose to design and demonstrate a portable source of lattice-trapped, ultracold strontium (PLUS). The device uses simplified and robust techniques for loading the traps, and directly leverages hardware already developed by AOSense. The simplified architecture for PLUS makes it amenable to… 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:This project addresses the need for a non-contact instrument capable of measuring the isotopic ratios O-18/O-16 and D/H from water ice and other solid materials (rocks). Frozen H2O is the dominant ice in the outer solar system, recently found on the Moon. Extensive deposits of near-surface ice… more
Abstract:Arete Associates proposes to develop novel techniques to exploit radar-identifiable small boat wake signatures associated with unsteady motion and turbulent signatures in addition to enhancing existing methods to exploit steady-state wake characteristics. Using advanced nonlinear hydrodynamic… more
Abstract:The objective of the proposed work is to develop a Mine Drift Prediction Tactical decision Aid (MDP-TDA) that can ingest all pertinient information from US Navy systems and enable MCM planning and operations in areas threatened by surface and near-surface drifting mines. The MDP-TDA will comprise a… more
Abstract:Laser designation and marking is critical in today's high precision combat environment. Performance is limited by how well the soldier can hold the laser beam onto the target. Current fielded laser designator systems minimize beam pointing error by employing a heavy'stabilized'mount… more
Abstract:Dual mode seekers can increase lethality, particularly in GPS denied environments or in situations where precision targeting is required, for example in areas where collateral damage must be minimized. The objective of this proposal is to provide a dual mode sensor that provides the greatest utility… more
Abstract:Arete Associates proposes an end-to-end solution to the challenge of at-sea launch and recovery of manned and unmanned vessels that incorporates the future state of the vessel into a robust crane control loop. By fielding an ocean penetrating, eye-safe LIDAR system on the recovery ship, the state of… more
Abstract:Arete Associates proposes a Phase I effort to develop a radar mode that leverages a long coherent integration times to improve the detection of small boat targets in maritime environments up to sea state 4. The overall objective of this SBIR project is to then integrate these techniques and… more
Abstract:Arete Associates has developed a compact lightweight lidar system for precision bathymetry and topography suitable for operation from a small tactical unmanned aerial vehicle. The subject of this Phase 2 SBIR is to adapt this existing system to perform submarine detection, classification, and… more
Abstract:Arete Associates will develop and deliver autonomous image processing algorithms that execute in real-time onboard unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) neutralizers. The real-time image enhancement algorithms mitigate backscatter, surface effects, and platform video motion using single frame and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) is emerging as a key enabling technology for new defense applications. It can address many militarily-relevant targets and missions by detecting and tracking signals of interest across a range of lengthscales and timescales. Specifically in the… more
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