Abstract:Non-toxic monopropellants have been developed that provide better performance than toxic hydrazine. Formulations based on hydroxylammonium nitrate (HAN) have superior performance as compared to hydrazine with Isp (261 seconds, 12% greater), higher density and volumetric impulse (60% greater… more
Abstract:Rhenium is the current material of choice for Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACS) components of due to its erosion resistance, high-temperature strength and compatibility with propellant products. However, disadvantages of Re include high cost and high density. Alternatives to Re such as… more
Abstract:The unique spectral reflectance signature of a diffusely scattering solid material is known to be related to its unique physical properties including its complex refractive index (RI) and surface roughness. This is also true of single particulate scatterers, in which case particle size … more
Abstract:Current acquisition, tracking and pointing (ATP) technology typically incorporates algorithms, such as the Kalman filter, known to be poorly suited to the tracking of nonlinearly moving targets. Nonlinearities may be due to target motion (e.g., agile target) but targeting platform induced jitter… more
Abstract:Polaris proposes to make use of currently available sensor suites on AUGV/MAV platforms to implement a Kalman filter-based integrated solution to the autonomous localization problem in GPS-denied environments, titled Stereo Camera Absolute Localization and Map correlation System (SCALMS). This… more
Abstract:Dual MWIR/LWIR polarization imaging holds promise for providing significant improvements in contrast in a number of target detection and discrimination applications. In several recent development efforts, it has been demonstrated that manmade objects have a significantly stronger polarization signal… more
Abstract:The polarimetric signatures of various representative targets in a representative marine environment from a stable platform of a representative height will be collected across two (threshold) to four (objective) wavebands from the following: Vis, SWIR, MWIR, LWIR. The data will be analyzed to… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed effort aims to develop a comprehensive wireless tracking and monitoring system for residents of Long Term Care facilities. The commercial product ElderAlertTM extends Q-Track's real-time location system totrack residents, caregivers, and medical… more
Abstract:Automated milking systems make dairy operations more efficient and less stressful for animals and farmers alike. However when a problem occurs, a suspect animal must be found and diagnosed quickly. This effort aims to evaluate the feasibility of a Q-Track Milk Operations Optimization (Q-MOO) system.… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project seeks to implement a Robust Emergency Data (RED) Link. Recent breakthroughs in wireless communication collectively referred to as multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology exploit multiple "dimensions" in space,… more
Abstract:The Phase I project seeks to develop a design basis for a firearm testing device which will provide a "virtual shooter" for the operation and
measurement of handgun and ammunition performance. The reactions of real human shooters will be measured as a function of the specific firing
action results… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Mid-band, fast framing focal plane arrays have been demonstrated to provide military utility for hostile fire detection, classification, and geolocation. This class of systems has been demonstrated to perform in this role at altitudes up to 10,000 ft for a broad class of threat systems… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) is a rapidly developing sensing modality characterized by the collection of Electro-Optical or Infra-Red (EO/IR) images with very large spatial extents. Exploitation of this motion image data is challenging due to the size of the geographic area covered by… more
Abstract:This work describes an innovative approach to the development of a"frozen wave RF source"with only one active component an ultrafast spark switch. This technique represents a major improvement over existing state of the art by eliminating the need for multiple light activated custom solid… more
Abstract:The objective of this effort is to explore methods for generating multiple high-power electrical pulses using a single-shot, explosive-driven power supply. The development of new types of warheads and munitions requires the development of new types of power supplies due both to volume constraints… more
Abstract:This work describes an innovative approach to developing a pulsed electrical system that can function over a wide range of environmental conditions. Techniques are developed for system scaling over a wide range of sizes. The power systems are self-contained, with long shelf life and designed to… 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:Radiance Technologies proposes to perform advanced development, fabrication and demonstration an innovative low-profile, multi-layered anti-tamper (AT) volume protection"detect and react"sensor suite prototype that meets MDA requirements for portability and reusability. It utilizes… more
Abstract:The MDA Director issued a directive necessitating the protection of Critical Program Information (CPI) from unintentional transfer and the policy for the implementation of anti-tamper (AT) technology on MDA acquisition and associated technology programs. AT technology consists of engineering… 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: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:ABSTRACT: The emergence of polymorphic malware poses an increasingly difficult threat to network security. Sentar proposes the development of a Polymorphic Malware Detection Unit that will perform automated detection of dynamically evolving malware as well as zero-day attacks. The Unit will be… more
Abstract:An advanced strategy and architecture for software deception is proposed. The proposed research and development leverages a DoD SBIR Phase I contract awarded in 2009. The original project performed a feasibility assessment and early design of an architecture for providing software deception.… more
Abstract:GMD weapon elements have been developed primarily from test elements which have been modified through time, Politics, Budgets, Missions, technological advances to become the fielded defense system. Given the nature of GMDs approach to fielding the system and it"s ever changing Mission, GMD is… more
Abstract:Fuel applications for scramjet powered flight greater than Mach 8 require the injection, mixing and combustion process to complete in a very short period of time. The one limiting factor restricting the speed at which a scramjet can operate relates directly to the time it takes for the fuel and air… more
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