Abstract:Innovations Plus seeks to provide the marine with competitive advantages and dramatically reduce hearing damage associated with firearms. Most small arm weapons do not include any form of sound suppression nor effective flash retardant. Thus, they subject the marine to harmful levels of noise and… more
Abstract:Innovations Plus, LLC is seeking to make the amount of ammunition on hand the firing rate limiter instead of the heat capacity of the barrel. The technical opportunity presented within this Phase I feasibility study is to increase the rate of fire for weapons by properly managing the heat developed… more
Abstract:In general, many biological and chemical agents affect the lungs directly or indirectly, even if the respiratory system is not the primary target organ of a military or terrorist attack. Both in the case of military and civilian attacks the lung can be one of the first organs affected by a chemical… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Diabetes mellitus (DM) in dogs is characterized by a rapid onset of bilateral cataracts that result in vision loss. Over 400,000 dogs annually develop cataracts that results in vision loss and currently the only medical
treatment for these dogs is cataract… more
Abstract:High fidelity, large scale simulations of complex systems pose a very difficult situation to the scientist trying to understand the physical domain and characteristics of their system. Often, it is impossible to manually search through the data that can come out of these simulations, which may range… more
Abstract:Providing commanders with accurate, on-the-spot, clear, concise, usable information wins battles and saves lives. With incoming information from many heterogeneous sources, the focus has been primarily on determining what information to present, and visual ways of communicating the information.… more
Abstract:There is a need for a next-generation integrative decision support system for Space Control operations. This next-generation system should provide high-level capabilities for managing case files containing evidence, expert opinions, and data relationships. The system should enhance operator… more
Abstract:In today's asymmetric warfare, there is a clear need to accelerate the flow of weapons from magazine to aircraft. This involves developing a semi-automated system that will significantly improve ordnance handling aboard air-capable ships. This system should prepare a Weapons Handling Plan using as… more
Abstract:Historically speaking, subjectivity was mostly considered as problematic and undesirable. Recently, the availability of the inherently subjective folksonomies has made it readily apparent that inherent subjectivity is highly desirable and that it can be accounted for and utilized by superimposing… more
Abstract:The driving force behind ONR's unmanned sea surface vehicle (USSV) program is the great potential for these versatile vehicles to support Navy ships in the littoral environment. However, if USSVs are to fulfill this expectation, efforts must be made to make them less challenging to operate in order… more
Abstract:The monitoring of multiple UAV video sources is challenging, in part, due to the poor quality of the video received. Significant video degrading is caused by clouds, haze, and dust in the atmosphere; jitter and blurring from the UAV platform motion; and low video resolution due to sensor… more
Abstract:Childhood obesity and overweight continue to be one of the greatest public health threats in the United States (DHHS, 2001; Visscher & Seidel, 2001; Rugg, 2004). Childhood weight and behavior are significant predictors of adult overweight and obesity (Whitaker, 1997; Dietz & Gortmaker, 2001; ACS,… more
Abstract:Digital Defense Group proposes to leverage our biometric, engineering, integration and software development talents to prove production capabilites for a Portable Multimodal Biometric Device. Digital Defense has the engineering resources and experience to quickly define, prototype and subsequently… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to determine the feasibility of a multispectral imaging technology, to provide real time beef tenderness prediction. The hypothesis is that it is possible to predict the tenderness of beef using only a moderate number of bands for the… more
Abstract:As technologies utilizing THz radiation (light) develop, the optical properties for many materials need to be determined accurately as a function of frequency in a variety of applications including: THz threat detection and security screening applications
Abstract:A closed-path methane and water vapor gas analyzer ¿ which is robust, portable, has low power consumption consistent with solar powered applications, uses room-temperature lasers, and is suitable for long-term and remote field measurements ¿ is not commercially available. Yet, such an analyzer is… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A multidisciplinary team of researchers seeks to develop novel and economically feasible implantable hemostatic dressings for severe (e.g. arterial) bleeding. Key features of the device under development are its excelle
nt pliability, biocompatibility, and… more
Abstract:As rapid prototyping methodology evolves into rapid manufacturing reality, successful application hinges increasingly upon the available material selection and corresponding optimized process parameters. Research is being completed specific to the laser sintering process to develop next generation… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project develops a novel process allowing rapid and cost-effective analysis of genetic variation between test and known, control genomes. The method, known as SEAL, will allow researchers to construct DNA libraries containing only these… more
Abstract:Multi-UAV supervisory control and UAVs operating along side of manned operations in the terminal approach area will not occur until improvements are made in UAV mission management. Indeed, the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board indicated that significant advancements needed to be made in the realm… more
Abstract:The United States has a mechanized military that relies heavily on fuel availability. Delivering large quantities of fuel is a logistical burden. Besides the cost of the fuel itself, we must transport it, store it, and protect it. Fuel convoys are large targets moving along predicable paths. They… more
Abstract:In an Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) situation, the ability for the rescuers to maintain an accurate and comprehensive situational awareness is critical to allow them to maximize their effectiveness in a chaotic and dangerous environment. Timeliness is paramount to saving lives, and… more
Abstract:Understanding shallow underwater environment is increasingly important, but shallow water acoustic models depend on a large number of factors that interact in a non-linear fashion. There are many different acoustic back scatter models, but many of the models haven't changed in years and some of the… more
Abstract:The potential of cell phone use in asymmetric operations against coalition forces has grown exponentially and has expanded well beyond the now-familiar IED detonators. The ubiquitous cell phone is the easiest way for insurgents to communicate in order to coordinate attacks and reconnoiter facilities… more
Abstract:The Navy's conversion to a 'Rapid Response - Force Protection' tactical mindset due to asymmetric threats requires a change in hardware to support the new tactics. Exposing a potential adversary's intent is key to determining the actions a commander should take. Unfortunately, with regards to aerial… more
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