Abstract:ABSTRACT: High temperature wind tunnels are needed to replicate the environment vehicles will experience during high Mach number flight. Of particular interest are sustained airflow temperatures of 2800 F. Although this level of performance has been obtained by two of NASA's wind tunnel… more
Abstract:In October 2011, NASA initiated the Nuclear Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (NCPS) program to evaluate the feasibility and affordability of Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP). A critical aspect of the program is to develop a robust, stable nuclear fuel. One of the nuclear fuel configurations currently… more
Abstract:The Navy is developing weapon systems capable of launching inert projectiles for long-range surface fire support and missile intercept applications. Inert projectiles offer significant logistical and safety advantages over conventional chemical propellants or explosive ordnances. The launch… more
Abstract:The objective of this research is to develop materials that replace the current generation of visible smoke formulations used by the U.S. military. In particular the materials must produce low or no flame so that they don't present a fire hazard, have relatively low toxicity, and are efficient… more
Abstract:We propose an innovative Pedestrian Automotive System for Enforcement and Safety (PASES) that combines commercial-off-the-shelf video or camera components and state-of-the-art microwave(radar) systems with sophisticated software that will not only provide more effective enforcement
through effective… more
Abstract:Spectroscopic ellipsometry is recognized as the gold standard in noncontact characterization of the refractive index and thickness of a thin optical film or film stack on a substrate. However, it suffers from a number of shortcomings, perhaps the most important of which is the time required to… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Q-Track proposes to develop and demonstrate feasibility of a system for absolute localization in GPS-denied environments. A Signals-of-Opportunity Location Device ("SOLD"), previously demonstrated to yield 1m repeatable location indoors, provides the desired"absolute… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Q-Track seeks to develop a Sports Medicine Assessment Tool (SMAT) to provide comprehensive kinematic and physiological data to trainers, coaching staff, and athletes. In addition to the safety benefit of monitoring thevital condition of players in real time, our… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed effort aims to dramatically enhance the realism of radiation safety training for Emergency Responders, both First Responders, as well as Skilled Support Personnel. The goal is to develop andevaluate realistic dosimetry simulation or … more
Abstract:The Phase II Virtual Shooter project objective is the design, development, fabrication, assembly, and test of a 6 degree-of-freedom (DOF) device which
will fully simulate the recoil reactions of a wide range of human shooters, hand guns, and ammunition types. This program is based on the work… more
Abstract:Billions of dollars have been invested by the United State to acquire the most technologically advanced military hardware in history, and, thereby provide battlefield advantages to military personnel. Protection of our sophisticated weapons systems and their components is critical for the continued… more
Abstract:Abstract: Radiance Technologies will develop a Multi-Spectrum Scene Generator (MSSG) to support the testing requirements of current sensing technologies under development by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). This MSSG will minimize the real-time computational requirements and reduce the nodal data… more
Abstract:For Phase II, Radiance proposes to advance our design, implementation and testing of multi-sensor (RF/IR/Vis), multi-platform data fusion algorithms, advancing the state-of-the-art in Rao-Blackwellised Particle Filters in a dynamic Bayesian network framework. This effort supports the development of… more
Abstract:The objective of this proposal is to develop three unique energy harvesting technologies utilizing our existing research strengths that will be of interest and utility to NASA applications and environmental conditions. By developing multiple technologies, NASA will be able to harvest energy from… more
Abstract:"Diesel generators provide the majority of power generation in forward operating areas, frequently operating inefficiently and requiring excessive maintenance."Right size"generator operation, energy storage, renewable energy inputs, and intelligent power management strategies can… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Recent technical demonstrations in hostile fire sensing and classification have highlighted the use of costly cryogenically-cooled electro-optical sensors. While capable, these types of sensors come with a higher initial purchase price as well as high life cycle costs per platform. This… more
Abstract:This work describes an innovative approach to producing high power RF suitable for use in Directed Energy Weapons, based on a"Frozen Wave Generator"as the RF converter. This technique represents a major improvement over existing state of the art by eliminating the need for multiple light… more
Abstract:Continuing development of airborne threats has increased risk for military rotorcraft. Development of air to air targeting algorithms for a stabilized turreted gun systems has not kept pace with technology and improvements are needed to be effective against aerial systems. Military helicopters use… more
Abstract:A technique that enables new methods of obscurant modeling with faster rendering while maintaining or improving physical fidelity is proposed. The proposed technique not only exhibits the statistics of voxel based obscurants, but matches real-world data as well. The main objective from Phase II… more
Abstract:Torch proposes an innovative fusion of key technologies associated with an optimized asset pairing of BMDS sensors and weapon systems supporting enhanced interceptor utilization in complex multi-raid and multi-target environments. An optimized Sensor/Weapon Asset Pairing (SWAP) via a paired… more
Abstract:Leveraging our extensive experience modeling, collecting, and analyzing missile intercept data and ballistic missile state estimation, Torch proposes designing an innovative instrumentation system integrated with automated data processing and data fusion algorithms to capture full-hemisphere,… more
Abstract:Torch proposes to develop, test, and validate real-time BMDS Sensor Resource Management (SRM) algorithms using a scalable sensor network data fusion architecture which is both efficient and robust. Our Phase II SRM development approach is enabled by our Phase I… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Leveraging the results of our Phase I work, Torch proposes developing/integrating an innovative instrumentation system along with automated data processing and data fusion algorithms to better characterize debris damage effects from static detonating weapon tests. Our Phase II work plan… more
Abstract:Torch proposes a holistic, efficient, high fidelity approach for development of terrain models suitable for use in high fidelity EO/IR rendering applications and simulations. Torch will decrease development complexity and timelines through the generation of efficient characterization algorithms,… more
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