Abstract:Soar Technology, Inc. (SoarTech) proposes to integrate detailed models of cultural daily activities and patterns of life into simulations of synthetic characters inhabiting, and of vehicular traffic moving in, an urban environment. SoarTech will demonstrate technical feasibility of the approach by… more
Abstract:SoarTech proposes to research and design Sapient an intelligent, multi-vehicle operator control unit. Sapient extends technologies developed for the 2010 MAGIC International Robot competition, where many of Sapient's display and situation awareness (SA) aids helped a team of two operators… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Technical Directions Inc. (TDI) has developed a family of low cost propulsion systems for small air vehicles that will provide all necessary propulsion functions for sustained flight. A turbine-based engine-generator is utilized to provide the vehicle propulsion and all necessary… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: We propose a novel multi-frame image processing approach which employs High-Dynamic-Range (HDR) imaging in combination with model-based lens-flare estimation as a means of mitigating focal plane saturation and lens flare when extremely bright sources are present in MWIR imagery. … more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I project will entail the development of a microfluidic colorimetric analyzer to yield quantitative field measurements out of essential inorganic nutrients (initially nitrite and nitrate, thereafter ammonium and orthophosphate). This… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION: The Working Group for Civilian Biodefense has identified orthopox DNA viruses such as variola as a potential bioterrorism threat, and numerous other DNA viruses, including herpes, adeno, pox, polyoma and papilloma viruses, are of general concern in a public health context, as are the… more
Abstract:A coupled CEM and CFD modeling is proposed for prediction of antenna performance in plasma environment with particular application to reentry vehicles. The degree of coupling between the fluid dynamics and the electromagnetics will be investigated as well as identification of the parameters that… more
Abstract:Virtual EM is proposing to employ multi-core CPU and GPU acceleration for orders of magnitude increase in computation speed in predicting Co-site Interference among antennas on aircraft and other complex structures. The computational engine utilizes method of moments for accuracy.
Abstract:A prototype Computer Aided Design (CAD) software will be developed for predicting Radar Cross-section (RCS) of various targets of interest to MDA. The software will have an advanced computational engine, which will be optimized to run on Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) and multi-core Central… more
Abstract:Renewable energy generation is one of todays most challenging global dilemmas. The energy crisis requires tapping into every source of energy and developing every technology that can generate energy at a competitive cost within the next 50 years. Development of the FiSH-MHK transformative technology… more
Abstract:A high performance, inexpensive, airborne simulator that will serve as the prototype for a small satellite based imaging system capable of mapping thermal anomalies on the surface of the earth with a high revisit rate and high spatial resolution is proposed. The Thermal Mapping Airborne Simulator… more
Abstract:An airborne imaging system, built around a two axis optical mount with a light weight scanning mirror will be designed an built. This innovative design allows for flexible control of the various senosr viewing angleenabling us to control many sensor parameters including: 1) field of view, 2) scan… more
Abstract:Our overall goal is to enhance the overall behavior health and performance of personnel on (future potential) long-duration missions. We propose to use a local representation of the Second Life virtual world, along with our computer graphics and artificial intelligence background, to make a highly… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Inefficient handoffs and limited fault evaluation prevent the Air Force from achieving high daily rates of touch-labor maintenance and rapid return-to-service. We propose to research the best concepts in the commercial and military arenas to enhance existing aircraft maintenance… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of fabricating anti-ferroelectric (AFE) thin-films for electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection using a novel laser-assisted atmospheric plasma deposition platform. The state-of-the-art in ESD protection offers… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION: A novel, next-generation percutaneous access device (PAD) focused on pre-emptively reducing catheter related exit site infection will be developed for the delivery of chronic, life-sustaining therapies requiring long- term access through theskin. ViaDerm II uses vacuum assist to… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Tetra Discovery Partners proposes to develop a new treatment for major depressive disorder based on inhibition of phosphodiesterase 4B (PDE4B). Uniquely, the Tetra drug will address inflammation as a contributor to depression. This is a new mechanism of action… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Understanding the brain remains a great challenge both to professional neuroscientists and the general public alike. The nervous system is extremely complex, which is why neural diseases are notoriously widespread and difficult to treat. There are two main ways… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposal describes a novel, low-cost, high-performance compact carotid ultrasound imaging system to meet the clinical point-of-care needs for stenosis assessment based upon consensus practice criteria guidelines. At the same time, this system will meet the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): According to UnitedHealth14 by 2020 half of all Americans would have either diabetes or pre-diabetes with an annual cost of 500 billion - mainly attributed to diabetes related complications. Diabetes is a growing epidemic yet treatment goals are seldom achieved,… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) materials with outstanding material properties offer significant promise to transform infrastructure design and service life. Evolution of UHPC into a mainstream construction material would benefit from the resolution of issues relevant to the… more
Abstract:Dornerworks is seeking to develop as part of this SBIR project the QuickSAT-ARLX Space Hypervisor, a space qualified hypervisor that will support the virtualization of satellite payloads, systems and software modules on a full range of satellites including CubeSATs and MicroSATs to large satellites… more
Abstract:Fabricate injectors per design developed during Phase I. Test injectors on performance bench as well as live rotary engine. Several different combinations of spray patterns will be evaluated during engine testing to optimize the combustion process.
Abstract:Global food production from plants is at risk from insect pests. To protect their crops farmers spend a great deal of money on insecticides. For example, US farmers spent $1.2 billion in 2009 on insecticides for crop protection, which resulted in $22.9 billion of additional income due to crops saved… more
Abstract:Alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar are inherently variable. Steady power to the grid can be achieved by the use of redox flow batteries to store and release power. Redox flow batteries are batteries that use a solution of redox active material that can flow past the electrodes,… more
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