Abstract:ABSTRACT: As the Air Force moves toward the deployment of CubeSats and the need for responsive launches, operational Plug-and-Play instruments to monitor the space environment become necessary. The goal of Phase-II is to develop and deliver a prototype for a new UV remote sensing instrument for… more
Abstract:Thermopile infrared linear arrays manufactured using CMOS integrated circuit processes and micro-machining will provide high performance sensing with low manufacturing cost. Black Forest Engineering (BFE) teamed with Case Western Reserve University will d
Abstract:Dual band infrared sensors are important components for future ballistic missile defense systems. Digital readout integrated circuits (DROICs), compared to analog ROIC architectures, allow on-chip processing, increased dynamic range and increased signal to noise ratio. Deep submicron CMOS provides… more
Abstract:A new generation of position sensors is proposed that will enable dramatic improvements in the performance of fast steering mirrors for both space and airborne platforms. Sensors with resolution of 1 part in 38,000,000 or better and 16 bit accuracy are feasible. This represents a factor of 5 to 10… more
Abstract:Hyperspectral remote sensing in the microwave offers the opportunity to substantially improve the atmospheric information provided to numerical weather prediction data assimilation systems, enabling advancements in forecast skill.
This Phase I project proposes a numerical study leading to… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Mental disease, including schizophrenia, depression and autism spectrum disorders, are still poorly understood, although it is clear that they mostly represent cortical disorders. The cortex is the primary site of higher mental functions, and despite extensive… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The primary proposed objective is to determine the feasibility of achromatic spatial modulation of the optical wavefront in microscopy. Modern microscopy methods seek to adapt traditional optical systems for optimal function with digital detection and processing… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This research focuses on the development of a system for producing and imaging ultracold atoms in optical lattice potentials. Utilizing hybrid magnetic and optical atom chip technology, the system will provide a simple and robust means to perform experiments with optical lattice… more
Abstract:ColdQuanta's ultimate objective is to produce a compact, turnkey, ultracold-atom system specifically designed for performing interferometry with Bose-Einstein condensates. To produce ultracold-atom-based devices (e.g. inertial sensors, magnetometers, clocks, etc.) that can compete with existing… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project seeks to develop the next generation of atom chips for producing and manipulating ultracold atomic gases (temperatures<1µK). While atom chips developed in Phase I provided only magnetic control, these new hybrid atom chips will be… more
Abstract:ColdQuanta"s objective is to produce a complete, turnkey, ultracold-atom system that provides reconfigurable optical control for trapping and manipulating ultracold atoms. We specifically target a compact, flexible apparatus for developing practical systems of DoD interest, such as inertial… more
Abstract:This research focuses on the development of a miniature ultrahigh vacuum system for cold-atom-based magnetometry. Comprised of a modular cold-atom source, and high quality optical cell in a double-MOT system, the approach primarily utilizes passive pumping technologies to facilitate sensitive… more
Abstract:Multi-processor computing systems are growing in capacity and usage. They encompass multiple, distributed implementations as well as heterogeneous, embedded computing architectures. The processing density enabled by such approaches holds promise for unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs) with their… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Colorado Engineering, Inc. (CEI) proposes to develop transparent resource provisioning techniques with self-adaptive control and virtualization that support on-demand cloud computing for enterprise systems. Cloud computing facilitates shared and dynamic allocation of resources to reduce… more
Abstract:The objective is to design a low power 20 GHz digitizer using a Nyquist Folding front end based on technology developed at L-3 Communications and 5 GHz ADC module designed by CEI in a previously awarded Phase I SBIR. The baseline design is a single channel with a modulated sampling signal at 10 Gsps… more
Abstract:CEI is proposing to develop FlexMOS, a multi-component software system designed around user-driven message distribution requirements. The system consists of a web-based profile management environment that interacts with a post-office structured automated distribution system. All software components… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Current and future space systems will continue to grow in complexity and capabilities, creating a formidable challenge to monitor, maintain, and utilize these systems and manage their growing network of space and related ground-based assets. Integrated System Health Management (ISHM),… more
Abstract:Colorado Engineering, Inc. (CEI) proposes to combine its extensive expertise with embedded hardware and software design with anti-tamper (AT) technology to develop a tamper resistant, heterogeneous, scalable, morphable, reconfigurable/programmable, modular, multiprocessor, embedded computer… more
Abstract:A radar or electronic warfare (EW) system that was primarily digital from the antenna to baseband would offer tremendous flexibility and capability in addition to decreasing the cost, maintenance and ability to upgrade performance. As radars increase in both transmit frequency and bandwidth,… more
Abstract:High-power electric propulsion with Hall thrusters has been proposed as a strong candidate for Electric Path missions, but conventional power processing units (PPUs) are complicated and the mass of the discharge power converters needs to be reduced. Direct Discharge Power Processing Units (DDUs)… more
Abstract:NASA is seeking innovative structure technologies that will advance expandable modules for orbital and surface based habitats. These secondary structures must increase utilization of the primary pressurized volumes by accommodating hardware, experiments, storage space, and cable routing. The… more
Abstract:The next generation of launch vehicles under development by NASA requires significant mass reduction to fully meet mission and performance needs. For example, NASA is aiming to create a new generation of heavy-lift launch vehicles to support both human spaceflight and space exploration missions. … more
Abstract:The United States Department of Energy is developing several devices to advance the development of fusion energy. Key components of these systems are the large, complex magnet systems used to shape and confine the plasma. Electrical insulations are needed to ensure that these magnets operate… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The Phase II SBIR program aims to fabricate, test and qualify carbon nanotube based thermal interface materials (TIMs) suitable for use on an Air Force spacecraft mission. Traditional TIMs consist of filled epoxies or rubbers that can be hazardous, time-consuming, and difficult to rework… more
Abstract:Radomes are key components of future Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) systems and are aboard almost every surface vessel in the Navy. These structures provide protection for the radar face, but the long-term environmental instability of existing radome materials can interfere with the… more
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