Abstract:ABSTRACT: Oceanit proposes to develop a wet chemical synthesis approach for core-shell energetic nanoparticles which will have high air and moisture stability, energy density and burn rate compared to current state-of-art technology. The proposed approach will use facile, cost effective and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Oceanit proposes a novel nanostructured film as thermal interface materials (TIMs) for efficient thermal managements of high power electronic components. The proposed TIMs is composed of highly conductive fibers to improve the bulk thermal conductivity and highly conductive bonding layer… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This proposal is for the development of a novel algorithm to utilize commercially available signals of opportunity (SoOP) received by several participating cooperative nodes to derive the location of those nodes. The use of multiple transceiver devices within a network possessing the… more
Abstract:Helmeted navy divers are exposed to high levels of noise from self-generated mechanisms, such as regulator exhaust, and external sources, such as underwater tool-generated noise. Noise exposure limits can be easily exceeded especially if effective communications through helmet-mounted speakers is… more
Abstract:Providing rapid and reliable positive identification of individual satellites on orbit is necessary for timely space situational awareness (SSA). Currently, objects are frequently lost and sometimes by chance reacquired without recognition of its previous catalog existence unless manpower-intensive… more
Abstract:In our Phase II project Oceanit will further develop the proof of concept LCG and associated high thermal conductivity tubing into fully functional prototypes. These prototypes will be tested using a human model, thermal manikin (TM) and field testing by AFSOC personnel. Our approach provides a… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Future fighter jets will be equipped with advanced sensors and systems which will dissipate increasing amounts of heat. To manage the heat loads, a thermal management system utilizing two-phase flow will be necessary. It is important to understand and predict the behavior of a thermal… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Oceanit proposes to build a ultra wideband signal generator using state-of-the-art digital-to-analog converters. BENEFIT: The proposed technique can be applied to wireless communication systems.
Abstract:The Signal Isolation w/ Frequency Tuning Filter, or SIFTer, is a technique for protecting a wide variety of EW and C4ISR receivers from the effects of unintentional (friendly) and intentional (enemy) jamming and interference. SIFTer is capable of rejecting broadband and narrowband interference… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This Phase II proposal concerns the expansion of the MDO methodology developed in the Phase I for air vehicle design to integrate subsystem placement, topology, shape and sizing multi-disciplinary and multi-objective optimization of full air vehicle configurations. The planed software… more
Abstract:Ectoparastic skin flukes are a major impediment to the commercial viability and sustainable scale-up of responsible mariculture in US waters, and are already a major cost for existing finfish aquaculture globally. Therapeutic bath treatments are expensive and stressful to fish; the costs to… more
Abstract:This effort utilizes a new Launch and Recovery (L and R) System called Soft Rail. Soft Rail significantly eliminates the surface motion by deploying a unique depressor/drogue (D/d) system from two lines underwater below the surface interface conditions. These lines extend to the ship and are… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I project will address challenges that electric utilities face in maintaining stability of their grids as more and more intermittent renewable energy generating systems are added to them. Solar and wind are variable and thus complicate the… more
Abstract:In Hawaii the ever increasing freight cost for imported feed has decimated the islands once vibrant poultry industry. In 30 years, Hawaiis annual production of eggs has gone from 229.3 million in 1979 to less than 5.9 million in 2010 (USDA 1979, 2010). Our process farms Black Soldier Fly insects,… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This research plans to use existing MSSS sensors to investigate methods to detect and track faint objects (greater than or equal to 14th visual magnitude) in any orbit around the Earth using ground-based electro-optics sensors, without prior knowledge of the object's orbit. The… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Space situational awareness is often limited by the ability of sensors to produce resolved data on space objects. Large objects cannot be resolved with small low-cost telescopes; objects in geo-synchronous orbit are too remote to be resolved. The best hope of ending these limitations is… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In this research PDS plans to use existing telescopes and sensors at MSSS with minor modifications to detect and track Geosynchronous or Geo-transfer vehicles during daylight. The main obstacle to viewing satellites in daylight is the bright sky foreground. The bright foreground problem… more
Abstract:Confocal microscopy has become the tool of choice for sub-micron imaging, particularly of biological tissues, and is being used as a diagnostic tool in other disciplines as well. Broadband optics are required to collect emitted or scattered light throughout the visible and ultraviolet regions, with… more
Abstract:The US Army, in support of the Joint Contaminated Surface Detector program (JCSD) program, has expressed a need to extend the advantages of wide area passive infrared sensing of chemical contaminants to the problem of detecting liquids contaminants on surfaces. A passive wide area monitoring system… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Emerging and reemerging infectious diseases continue to pose serious health threats world-wide. Consequently, the development of measures to mitigate the natural, as well as potential bioterrorist threats of these infectious diseases is an important endeavor. The… more
Abstract:In coordination with the SPAWAR Systems Center (SSC), San Diego, Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc. is proposing to develop an Autonomous Burial Vehicle (ABV) to install U.S. surveillance arrays. The proposed work focuses on: (a) designing an ABV that can bury a long surveillance array following a… more
Abstract:We propose to develop an active motion-compensation platform for roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) cargo vessel discharge operations onto a floating platform that reliably and safely enables the military to supply needed cargo for military operations and humanitarian assistance in conditions up to sea state… more
Abstract:We propose to develop a semi-autonomous anchoring system that will reduce the number of personnel required, reduce the number of bottom-condition-specific components, reduce the amount of training required to operate, and reduce the likelihood of errors. The solution will reliably enable the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cerebellar involvement has been implicated in a large spectrum of disorders. Reduced cerebellar volumes have been reported in alcoholism, autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia, mood disorders, and essential head tremors. As an example of the work demonstrating… more
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