Abstract:Organic light-emitting diode (OLED), potentially an inexpensive diffuse source, may compete directly with conventional lights, and also with inorganic electroluminescent lamps in energy efficient diffuse lighting applications. A key challenge for improving device efficiency is to extract more of the… more
Abstract:The objective will be to develop nano-scale coatings for protection of electronics and other sensitive items from seawater and fresh water. A thorough analysis of various commercial and academic superhydrophobic nanoscale coatings will be conducted for protection of electronics from salt fog,… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cardiovascular disease is a critical health issue in the US and Western countries. The leading cause of death is heart failure (HF). Almost 5.5 million patients are diagnosed with congestive HF in the U.S and the majorcause of HF is myocardial ischemic disease.… more
Abstract:Energy Research Company (ERCo), Savannah River National Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory propose the development of a new sensor for tracking radioactive material during nuclear fuel reprocessing. Reprocessing spent nuclear fuel has significant safety and environmental advantages… more
Abstract:SciTec and Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) propose to develop novel RF/IR kinematic and feature fusion algorithms for incorporation into the Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) 8.4 track correlation, discrimination, and lethality characterization algorithms that… more
Abstract:SciTec, Inc., in collaboration with the University of Michigan (U. Mich.), proposes to develop advanced processing and exploitation algorithms and methods in order to improve the ability of the Missile Defense Agency"s (MDA"s) Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC)… more
Abstract:SciTec and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) propose a multi-scale simulation architecture for generating optical signatures from missile intercept debris clouds based on output from hydrocode tools developed at SNL while furthering optical data exploitation from the library of Aegis Ballistic… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The mission of the U.S. Air Force Infrared Space Systems Directorate is to develop, acquire, and sustain space-based infrared surveillance, tracking and targeting capabilities for missile early warning, missile defense, battlespace awareness and technical intelligence. To support this… more
Abstract:The Missile Defense Agency has adopted a Phased Adaptive Approach (PAA) to build up the BMDS system by incorporating existing and newly developed radars, EO/IR sensors, and interceptors to counter new threats, including sensors that are not owned by the MDA. Optimally utilizing these next generation… more
Abstract:Lasercom, namely, free-space optical (FSO) communication, has many advantages over the traditional RF communication channels widely used in military communications. Some notable advantages of lasercom are no need for licensing for frequency allocation, immunity to radio frequency interference, and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Remote sensing of surface vibration is an important modality of measures and signals intelligence (MASINT) with a wide range of military applications including target discrimination, clutter rejection, analysis of engine signatures, and seismic detection of buried threats. Other… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Currently fielded night vision goggles intensify images in an integrated components train comprising a photo cathode, a multi-channel plate for amplification, and a phosphor screen. A purely semiconductor-based night vision device with higher performance, longer lifetime and lower cost is… more
Abstract:The Conjugate Etalon Spectral Imaging (CESI) concept enables the development of miniature instruments with high spectral resolution, suitable for LEO missions aboard CubeSat or nanosat buses, including constellation missions providing global coverage and characterization of dynamic phenomena. Small… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION: Protein kinases are chemically tractable drug targets, yet less than 5% of the human kinome has been thoroughly explored with selective small molecule inhibitors to demonstrate their therapeutic utility. Pharmaceutical companies are interested in evaluation of the therapeutic… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: For this SBIR topic, we have proposed a novel high-power optical fiber pump combiner design that addresses the specific challenges associated with counter-pumping large-mode-area (LMA) double-clad gain fibers. Based on modeling and design optimization, we will fabricate kilowatt capable… more
Abstract:Because of the overwhelming migration to composites, particularly exotic thermoset materials from the bismaleimide (BMI) family, the PNTS team is focusing its work on this topic on composite structures. The team's high level approach will be to demonstrate an innovative and practical design… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Poor dietary habits have plagued the US, resulting in increasing rates of obesity and its related comorbidities. The current primary care system is not well-equipped to provide effective dietary behavior change counseling because of the lack of training and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Foresight Wireless, LLC, proposes a novel access control system, Proximity/Risk Ontology-based Access Control Technology (PROACT), to meet the Air Force objective, namely"develop a standards-based access control mechanism that will dynamically adjust data access for individuals based… more
Abstract:Energy costs are the main cost drivers for large industries like chemicals & amp; gaseous products & amp; they depend on massive economies of scale and an efficient supply chain to stay competitive. Todays approaches to supply chain optimization are based on static snap-shot data and are not… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will leverage the advances we made in fabricating flexible polymer surfaces that shed water at low tilt angles while remaining superhydrophobic after abrasion. In Phase I we developed a model which correlated surface morphology with… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II proposal describes Universal Technical Resource Services, Inc."s (UTRS) approach to continuing the design and development of the Automatic Test Markup Language (ATML) Workbench and the associated suite of tools initially developed and… more
Abstract:Trauma and burn injuries are leading causes of military casualties and need more effective treatments. They are frequently associated with a severe systemic inflammatory response syndrome, triggered by tissue damage, cytokine and inflammatory mediator release, ischemia-reperfusion injury, and others… more
Abstract:To solve the DARPA need for high-performance MEMS-based optomechanical accelerometers, Applied Optronics proposes to develop a Compact Integrated Silicon Nitride Microresonator Accelerometer (OPTIMA), which is based on a combination of a high-Q silicon ni
Abstract:Flight-testing is a crucial component in NASA's mission to research and develop new aeronautical concepts because it allows for verification of simulated and wind-tunnel experiments and exposes previously unforeseen design problems. Video is an invaluable tool for flight-testing, allowing the… more
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