Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project is proposed to address high temperature superconductor insulation to help improve stability and quench protection. Most importantly stability will be increased so that the power level at which quench occurs is greatly increased. Quench is the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cerebral ischemia is a major cause of death and long-term disability, with high accompanying social and medical costs. Approximately 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year at an estimated annual cost of 73.7B (American Heart Association. Heart Disease and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A new class of high-performance X-ray phosphor screens will be developed based on dot-in-a-rod core/shell nanorod (NR) structures embedded in transparent polymer matrices, with applications to protein crystallography, digital radiography and mammography, as well… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: A Health Monitoring Sensor for Solid Rocket Motors (SRMs) uses actual polymeric components of propellant in a tiny new sensor called AgeAlert. These sensors will provide real-time data corresponding to aging of the propellant. The sensors are mounted external to the propellant and… more
Abstract:Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) and Duke University propose to extend the recent developments of matched filtered chaos into a low-cost high range-resolution chaotic waveform radar. In the Phase I effort, PRA and Duke will design the radar system and build a prototype waveform… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are teamed to propose an innovative holographic receiver and processing technology for enhanced radar electronic protection. PRA/GTRI will investigate applying holographic processing to Synthetic… more
Abstract:Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to develop a real-time error correction processor using multimode tracking for over the horizon radar. In particular, PRA will leverage its extensive experience in propagation effects and tracking algorithms coupled with target selectivity… more
Abstract:Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to utilize its unique capabilities in atmospheric effects characterization, atmospheric effects mitigation, and track processing to develop multispectral track correlation algorithms to improve boost phase optical-to-radar track correlation for… more
Abstract:Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to expand upon the results from the Phase I effort by continuing to improve upon the basic suite of algorithms that will mitigate clutter for ground based radars detecting ground moving targets and by integrating the clutter mitigation algorithms… more
Abstract:In today"s composite aircraft structures, bolted joints are frequently subject to abuse, overloads, heat damage, or lightning strikes which can damage both the fastener and the surrounding composite material. This damage, when detected, must be repaired. However, little information currently… more
Abstract:The main objective of this SBIR research project is to design and develop the Cognitive Readiness Trainer (CR-Trainer), conceptualized as an integrated training and assessment system that can be used to aid in the rapid formation of cognitively ready, highly effective, and cohesive teams. Our… more
Abstract:Currently, there is a severe lack of subjective workload measures developed specifically to address the characteristics of distributed ad-hoc teams. The significance of the problem is considerable, given the fact that many organizations (e.g., industry, military, and academia) continue to rely more… more
Abstract:Navy command and control (C2) personnel must make decisions about events and activities they are not able to directly perceive. They must interpret information represented on an interface or over a communication device into a mental picture of the relevant environment - a mental model of the current… more
Abstract:Ensuring operational readiness requires not only assisting individuals and team leaders in monitoring their cognitive readiness, but also providing useful strategies and tools to address areas targeted for improvement. To address this critical need, our overall goal for this SBIR research project is… more
Abstract:SA Technologies will develop a series of prototype interfaces supporting the needs of Navy personnel engaged in Undersea Warfare (USW) and Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) tasks. These interface designs are intended to be implemented by the Navy in the USW Decision Support System (USW-DSS). The… more
Abstract:SEAS incorporates multiple measures into a single, integrated toolset, and includes objective and subjective measures of performance, workload and situation awareness. Using an iterative method of development, this project will result in a fully functional toolset that can be flexibly expanded and… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop a simple, single-shot, inexpensive, and complete laser-pulse measurement device for ~100ps to ~10ns pulses. While long (>10ns) pulses are easily measured, and recently developed techniques completely measure… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders among youth, with lifetime prevalence ranging between 18-20% of the general population. Among anxiety disorders, social phobia (SP) affects 8% of all youth, resulting in significant short and long-term… more
Abstract:Current weapon antennas are confined to narrow bands and are directional. Innovative conformal antenna designs are being sought which are capable of operating in two bands, 30-1000 MHz and 960-2000 MHz, for Software Defined Radios (SDR) data terminals for weapons. Also, the Network Enabled Weapons… more
Abstract:Antenna elements are a key part of any phased array antenna system. The development of cost effective, high performance array antenna elements is challenging for wide bandwidth and broad scan angles. Wang Electro-Opto Corporation (WEO), teamed up with the Ohio State University (OSU), proposes to… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This Phase I proposal will meet the Air Force requirements for smart scalable miniaturized batteries with high energy density, safety, and reliability. The battery design allows for energy densities in excess of 800 Wh/L and solid state cells are capable of extremely high cycle life, and… more
Abstract:A novel lithium battery has the potential to form the basis of a very high specific energy, rechargeable battery for shipboard wireless sensor systems. We propose to investigate a variety of approaches to develop this new battery design and optimize the cycle life, reliability, and safety. Our work… more
Abstract:In this STTR proposal, we propose to develop a cost-effective and high-fidelity nanoimprint process for the fabrication of integrated photonics devices. VLSI photonics applications require a hig-level of control on device-to-device uniformity. Nanoimprint lithography (NIL) holds promise to overcome… more
Abstract:AMT proposes a high density energy storage Electromechanical Battery (EMB) based on a unique flywheel system. The proposed module can both receive and deliver significant amounts of energy repeatedly. The system employs a novel ac homopolar motor design which guarantees a zero magnetic and… more
Abstract:The conversion of mechanical energy to electrical energy or vice versa is achieved with large electromechanical volumes at low rotation speeds. Gears are a convenient way to convert the slow speed, high torque side of ocean energy to a high speed, low torque counterpart. Mechanical gearboxes are… more
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