Abstract:Instruments employing X-ray, gamma ray and particle detection are utilized in different sectors from medicine to industry and from basic to applied science. The solid-state detector array with detection ASIC is the primary technology of space-based high-energy astronomy missions that are managed by… more
Abstract:NASA/JPL thermopile detector linear arrays, wire bonded to Black Forest Engineering (BFE) CMOS readout integrated circuits (ROICs), have been utilized in NASA missions such as the Mars Climate Sounder (MCS) and the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment (DLRE). JPL linear array thermopile detectors are… more
Abstract:This SBIR Phase I project proposes the design and prototype development of a compact microwave radiometer to be used as a remote sensor of inflight icing hazards, and will be capable of detecting and evaluating icing conditions in an aircraft"s flight path. Boulder Environmental Sciences and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The proposed effort will perform a feasibility study on developing a multispectral scene projector from 0.4µm to 5µm, using liquid crystal on Silicon (LCoS) spatial light modulators (SLMs). BNS has successfully developed scene projector technology using this approach previously. A… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: A SWIR 3D imaging LADAR architecture is proposed in which it shares the aperture with a FLIR sensor. To enable this combined passive and active sensor system, wide angle non-mechanical beam steering (NMBS) would be implemented at the exit window of the gimbal. Due to the large steering… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The focus of this Phase II effort is to deliver a non-mechanical laser beam directional control unit that is small and lightweight, while minimizing power consumption for use on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) laser radar units. Development of small, compact, low-power laser radars on… more
Abstract:ColdQuanta proposes to develop a MOT-based laser-cooled microwave atom clock prototype having a stability of at least 1E-12 for a 1 s integration time that can serve as a primary atomic frequency. Phase I focuses on the key challenges facing the developm
Abstract:ColdQuanta's ultimate objective is to produce a compact, turnkey, ultracold-atom system specifically designed for performing interferometry with Bose-Einstein condensates. In Phase II, we propose to develop an ultracold-atom system based on ColdQuanta's channel cell technology. With this… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The maneuverability and low cross section of modern targets in today"s airspace presents serious challenges to radar systems. Increasing target SNRs while minimizing transmit power and dwell times is paramount to maximizing asset survivability. ADC technology continues to improve… more
Abstract:Colorado Engineering, Inc. (CEI) with its teammate AntennaMetrics, Inc. will use their collective experience and expertise to establish the feasibility of exploiting phase noise in a tactical environment for passive target and platform identification and jammer discrimination. CEI will build on many… more
Abstract:Colorado Engineering, Inc. (CEI) proposes to leverage its expertise in development of compact high speed signal processors for radar applications including U.A.V. to develop similar technologies for torpedo defense applications. A total systems approach will be emphasized that will incorporate state… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Colorado Engineering Inc. (CEI), along with its teammates, proposes to realize the multi-function seeker (MFS) concept in a scalable, heterogeneous, dynamically configurable electronic stack. Leveraging its collective expertise in communication systems design, radar systems design,… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This Phase I effort will involve the development of an ultra low cost, high specific power, modular and flexible solar array module using currently available thin-film solar cells, innovative interconnects, and flexible encapsulation. The high efficiency thin-film solar cells will enable… more
Abstract:The successful implementation of fusion energy will require large superconducting magnets that shape and confine high-energy plasmas. Magnets made with YBCO superconductors hold promise for being able to achieve the high fields needed for the production of commercial-scale fusion energy. However,… more
Abstract:The U.S. DOE is very interested in promoting on-board vehicular hydrogen storage systems that will enable a driving range of greater than 300 miles while meeting packaging, cost, safety, and performance requirements. State-of-the-art hydrogen storage vessels that meet these requirements are… more
Abstract:Mass and volume efficient solar arrays are sought by NASA, DoD and commercial space to enable high power missions from 20-50 kW in the near term and eventually up to 350 kW. Currently, the maximum power available from conventional solar arrays, for a given spacecraft, is limited by either the weight… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Nearly 12 million wounds are treated in U.S. emergency departments every year. Skin wounds such as severe burns, large trauma wounds, or non-healing/chronic wounds that are too extensive or complex to close by natural healing are often reconstructed using… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The current AF aircraft maintenance system has a high operational cost of unplanned, premature, and missed maintenance. The"red"operational anomaly detection thresholds are not adaptive to individual aircraft history nor to changes in operations causing"ringers"and… more
Abstract:Data Fusion Corporation (DFC) proposes to extend their existing suite of Global Positioning System (GPS) structured-interference (both known & determinable) mitigation algorithms and software by developing a new algorithm and related software suitable for mitigating unstructured interference… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: A key problem in the rapid and lower cost development of spacecraft is that the various devices that comprise the spacecraft bus do not typically provide a single standard interface and/or communications protocols. This forces a design-to-order paradigm in which a spacecraft bus is… more
Abstract:Oxidation catalysts based on innovative, physically-robust activated carbon materials containing dispersed noble metals are essential in process optimization for production of high-quality potable water in long-duration manned space missions. An innovative catalyst technology is proposed for… more
Abstract:This STTR project delivers a compact vibration-based Energy Conversion Module (ECM) that powers sensors for purposes like structural health monitoring (SHM). NASA customers include the ISS and the Orion deep space vehicle, both of which need wireless sensors to monitor and assess structural health.… more
Abstract:Directed electromagnetic (RF, microwave and millimeter wave) energy offers unique and flexible options for non-lethal weapons, but the technology for these systems needs to achieve smaller and lighter packaging. Of particular interest are the Multi-frequency RF Vehicle Stopper at L-Band and the… more
Abstract:n this Phase I effort, FIRST RF will develop and evaluate concepts enabling highly directive multi-beam TCDL communications using phased arrays integrated on the Fire Scout UAV platform. Phased array systems allow for dynamic beam steering with graceful degradation. The use of multibeam arrays will… more
Abstract:The government has a current requirement to develop antenna systems which enable significantly increased GPS signal levels at specified pointing angles within the terrestrial footprint covered by a GPS satellite. Current and past GPS antennas are designed to provide a nearly constant flux density… more
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