Abstract:MODERN SENSORS PRODUCE VAST AMOUNTS OF SIGNAL INFORMATION WHICH MUST BE PROCESSED QUICKLY AND ACCURATELY TO PERFORM SURVEILLANCE AND TARGET TRACKING FUNCTIONS. PREPROCESSING OF THE SENSOR DATA IS PERFORMED FIRST TO REMOVE BACKGROUND SIGNALS, DETECT SPIKES AND PEAKS, FILTER THE SIGNAL, ENHANCE EDGES… more
Abstract:Many presently fielded weapons systems as well as systems on the drawing boards, must transmit and store large volume sof digital data generated by electro-optic (EO), imaging infrared (IIR), millimeter wave (MMW) and fiber optic guidance systems. Real time data compresson offers the advantage of… more
Abstract:The Navy is developing the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) communications network to allow ships to share air defense radar and fire control data among a battle group. Current problems in the CEC's communication links are: the power required to meet operational specifications is higher than… more
Abstract:A programmable fiber optic delay line system for microwave signal storage will be designed and analyzed, and optical switch technology for use in the system will be perfected. The delay line will consist of fifteen 2x2 optical switches connected by single mode fiber sections of unequal length. A… more
Abstract:The Personal Motion Platform (PMP) is designed to be used with Virtual Environment Training (VET) systems to support Intra Vehicular Activity (IVA) and Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) training development of astronauts. The trainee is supported in a modified neutral body posture that closely… more
Abstract:RGI proposes to demonstrate through analysis the feasibility of using modified versions of the proven OMAR (Optical Microwave Approach and Ranging) technology to enhance the reliability and survivability of UAV's by using the OMAR technology for UAV, IFF, tracking and flight commands for evasive… more
Abstract:Military and civilian pilots are vulnerable to glare. A terrorist with a laser can light up an entire canopy. If landing, the plane could crash. In action, a twenty million dollar aircraft would be neutralized by a ten thousand dollar, off-the-shelf item. Glare arises from three sources: the… more
Abstract:Garico proposes to conduct the research necessary to develop a comprehensive System Functioinal Specification which will provide the detailed design to implement specific application programs for use with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) nteworks for control of Heating, Ventilating, and Air… more
Abstract:This proposal is directed towards the design, creation, and optimization of a peptide synthesis instrument capable of synthesizing over 100 peptides at a time by using the broadly accepted FMOC or t-BOC chemistries on traditional resin supports. Parallel segmented synthesis will operate at cycle… more
Abstract:Orthotopic liver transplantation is an effective and increasingly popular therapy for a variety of liver diseases, but there is as yet no method for temporarily sustaining a patient awaiting transplant who enters into hepatic failure. C3A is a human liver cell line derived from an hepatoblastoma… more
Abstract:We will test, in rabbits, implants that slowly release antiproliferative drugs that could improve tocular surgery. In one case the objective is to inhibit the growth of residual lens epithelium aftersurgery, and in another to prevent the sealing up of the drainage pathway by fibroblast activity… more
Abstract:This Phase I proposal addresses the feasibility study of a new type of III-V solar cell for space applications. The realization of a two terminal (p-i-n) InP quantum well solar cell with the aim of achieving a highly efficient and radiation resistant device is proposed. The device is expected to… more
Abstract:A novel nitrogen beam source will provide 5 eV atomic and molecular nitrogen to a 0.5 cm diameter circle with a flux of 10(21)/cm(2)/sec. Larger areas can be irradiated with a lower flux (eg. 10(18)/cm(2)/sec over a 2" diameter wafer). The technique will put minimal gas load into the chamber so it… more
Abstract:A unique approach to formation of nitride materials using matrix isolation methods will be attempted. Large quantities of reactants can be prepared and forced to react under much more controlled conditions than in CVD or MBE. Important issues that will be addressed are epitaxial growth and growth… more
Abstract:The Digital Diary is intended to give clinicians administering ambulatory blood pressure or ecg recresearchers evaluating pharmaceuticals and biologicals, a device that will improve subject compliancimprove quality of data collected, and reduce time required to collect and analyze data. The… more
Abstract:Weld inspection reliability is a major thrust area for the Navy's R&D program. Needs exist for nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technologies that can reliably detect, classify and size discontinuities in weldments, and that use this information to determine if the defects are acceptable or… more
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