Abstract:ABSTRACT: Next generation liquid rocket systems, envision novel designs for cryogenic turbopumps that exhibit high suction performance with low inlet pressures, operate at high tip speeds to reduce size and weight, and can be throttled over a wide range of low, off-design flow conditions where the… more
Abstract:Historically, aircraft engines have featured relatively simple axisymmetric exhaust shapes with several moving parts; however, future engine exhaust systems are expected feature compact, sinuous ducts with complex non-axisymmetric shapes, fixed exit areas, thrust vectoring etc., constructed with a… more
Abstract:This Phase II proposal describes a networking solution that addresses the requirements of next generation SIGINT systems that will be deployed on submarines. The system consists of a multi-protocol, multi-terabit fabric interconnect with reduced size, weight, and power compared to other currently… more
Abstract:In this Phase II SBIR project, Daniel H. Wagner Associates will develop a full-scale prototype Air Combat Identification (ACID) Module that will improve the accuracy of Track Management or Data Fusion systems when attempting to estimate the identity or classification of an Air target. The… more
Abstract:In this SBIR project Wagner Associates, with Marine Information Resource Corporation (MIRC) as a subcontractor, will develop an Efficient Autonomous Sensor Performance Prediction (EASPP) system that will automatically and autonomously: (1) Generate the minimal number of required Transmission… more
Abstract:In this SBIR project Wagner Associates will develop Automated active Sonar Interference Avoidance algorithms (ASIA) that will automatically produce a recommended Active Sonar Interference Avoidance Plan (ASIAP). ASIA assisted automated and accurate sonar interference avoidance planning will: (1) … more
Abstract:In this SBIR project Wagner Associates will develop Passive sonobuoy Association, Classification, and localization (PAC) algorithms to maximize the effectiveness of current and emerging passive sonobuoy patterns and to minimize operator task load when monitoring these fields. In particular, we will… more
Abstract:In this project, we will develop innovative and advanced display and processing techniques, and innovatively combine existing algorithms, software, and systems, to create a Detection Avoidance System for Submarines (DASS) that assists the submarine operator, planner, and commanding officer (CO) in… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The K-128 co-processor leverages insights from neuroscience to achieve superior performance. Unlike previous efforts along those lines, our approach is to create a software programmable co-processor that runs existing applications. One of the most salient characteristics of such a… more
Abstract:Currently available hull thickness sensors use ultrasonics and provide coverage of a single point on the hull. The sensor must then be moved over the hull while the thickness readings are monitored to detect thin areas of hull plate. These systems generally contain array type sensors; however, they… more
Abstract:The proposed program will produce graded composites consisting of a new thermoplastic resin with excellent properties leading to higher heats of ablation, low thermal conductivity and lower heat shield weight. This structure can eventually serve as an integrated Thermal Protection System (TPS)… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: It is challenging for analysts and operators to maintain effective situational awareness for the task at hand in an environment of ubiquitous and seemingly unending data spanning text, video, and other mediums. Intuidex proposes research and development of a solution to this challenge… more
Abstract:Hook and loop closures in Army uniforms have been identified as the critical sources of leaks in protective clothing/equipment, which limits the overall protective capability of the ensemble. We demonstrated during Phase I of this project that we can design and fabricate hybrid closure systems which… more
Abstract:Current prosthetic technologies allow amputees to return to a form of normal life, but create new risks, such as improper socket fit, which can lead to a heightened risk for tissue damage that could result in infection and hospitalization. These risks could be minimized by using a sensor system to… more
Abstract:This proposal addresses the opportunity to develop an optimized power and data bus for aircraft rotor loads monitoring by offering an innovative solution that delivers high power density energy harvesting and reliable delivery of large volumes of data from a rotating frame to a fixed frame. The… more
Abstract:This Phase II SBIR proposal responds to a need for adaptive compliant actuator hardware that can adapt to a wide range of applications for human-robot interactions. Some tasks require high forces to lift, pull, or carry and other tasks require fine motor control and precise motion. Human-robot… more
Abstract:KiON Defense Technologies, Inc. (KDT) has teamed with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company (LM) and Materials Research & Design, Inc. (MR & D) to demonstrate the effectiveness of a low areal density Thermal Protection System (TPS) for Navy reentry bodies. The new TPS system will incorporate… more
Abstract:Per the topic description, dense maritime environments pose significant challenges to naval airborne sensor systems with respect to surface target classification, track lifetime, and track association. A promising strategy to drastically improve situational awareness and reduce operator workload in… more
Abstract:Conventional CFAR detection processing has difficulty in heterogeneous clutter (i.e., maritime clutter) because the fixed data size windowing is not well matched to the spatial scales of the wave field over a wide range of sea states. The non-Gaussian nature of heterogeneous clutter gives rise to… more
Abstract:er the topic description, naval airborne sensor systems are utilizing or are planning to utilize varying degrees of automation in the prosecution of their missions as part of future naval capabilities. The automation must handle very dense maritime surface picture conditions that can exceed 1,000+… more
Abstract:Dense maritime environments pose significant challenges to naval airborne maritime sensor systems with respect to surface target classification because surface vessels of interest must often be separated from a larger number of similar looking surface vessels with non-threatening intent. Perhaps the… more
Abstract:Missile modernization and future missile designs are utilizing more sophisticated and higher powered electronics in the pursuit of extended missile range, improved accuracy and precision targeting for striking enemy threats. Tight packaging and sophistication of these electronic systems can generate… more
Abstract:Advanced composite material systems are vital to the development of lightweight, multi-functional Army missile systems. In addition to reducing the weight of the structure, composite materials provide the ability to expand the function of the structure by tailoring stiffness and strength… more
Abstract:Efficient use of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) woven carbon-carbon (C/C) composite materials used in many thermal protection applications requires that onset and development of material non-linearity be accounted for during design. The theoretical framework and computational… more
Abstract:The current welded aluminum ramps on the Navy"s Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) hovercraft are prone to damage related to extreme vehicle and seaway load requirements in combination with corrosion and erosion due to the harsh salt-laden marine environment in which they operate. Improving… more
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