Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to develop an open and flexible imaging platform capable of rapid, 0.5- 5 m pixel resolution image capture of large-area histology sections (up to 125 mm by 175 mm), in brightfield and by epi-fluorescence optical sectioning. The… more
Abstract:Based on the foregoing, the goal of this proposed project is to develop a novel methodology based on the peridynamic (PD) theory to predict fatigue life of aerospace structures with high fidelity. A new fatigue model will be implemented in PD framework. The model and its implementation in PD will be… more
Abstract:During a components service life, damage due to high or low energy impact may be introduced, which may lead to premature failure of these structures. Component level structural testing and analysis of advanced composites is prohibitively expensive and time consuming. Instead, using robust and… more
Abstract:The Phase I effort will establish the validity, merit and feasibility of the proposed project to address bonded joint configurations under general mechanical and thermal loading while including the presence of process dependent critical material properties such as fracture toughness for the adhesive… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The Military has a critical need for a tactical weapon to engage soft, fixed targets in remote areas. A system is needed to operate semi-autonomously to destroy or disable nearby targets in support of base defense and a variety of other soft target applications within a 30km range. Brock… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Air Force operations require more real-time situational awareness and sensor deployment from extended stand-off distances and for longer durations. Sensor data obtained from current gunship operations is limited by stand-off distance constraints, the resolution of onboard sensors, and the… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: A new algorithm, the Daylight Object Restoration Algorithm (DORA), has been developed. DORA includes a novel implementation of the multi-frame blind deconvolution image restoration concept which recovers high-quality object estimates from sequences of degraded images. DORA removes the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION: Project Summary inXsol proposes to design and demonstrate a web-based, multiplayer small group simulation to support instructor led HazMat worker health and safety training. This product is called HAZworker. The use of distributed, low-cost simulation will allow individuals to attain a… more
Abstract:This proposal offers a solution for the development of a revolutionary new, low-cost, human machine interface for aviators. In this endeavor, Kutta and its partners design and develop an innovative concept that leverages commercial off the shelf (COTS) hardware and software. The well-structured… more
Abstract:Kutta Technologies proposes an effort to integrate mission planning services with the BYG-1 graphical user interface through a service oriented architecture (SOA). Kutta"s SOA will provide common control across heterogeneous vehicles with a focus on vehicle interoperability, shared area… more
Abstract:Kutta proposes multiple solutions for the development of different Latency Improvement Algorithms and Latency Estimation Algorithms for the control of Electro Optical and Infrared (EO/IR) payloads onboard Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Numerous innovative concepts to improve EO/IR payload control… more
Abstract:Kutta Technologies proposes development of an Aviator Mission Tasker Toolkit (AMTT) which affords users the ability to drag and drop logical agent-based features to create a Manned/Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) application that will interface with modern avionics systems and provide for multi-vehicle… more
Abstract:In Phase I, Kutta hypothesized multiple Latency Improvement Algorithms (LIAs) for the control of Electro-Optical and Infrared payloads onboard Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Through an extensive human factors study within a representative simulated environment, Kutta"s researchers proved their… more
Abstract:Lumir proposes to build the RPA SOCIAL System, a training supplement providing realistic communications between RPA crewmembers and other mission-relevant entities in simulation-based training environments. The RPA SOCIAL System will enable RPA crewmembers to train as they will fightin a… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Lumir proposes to develop Sim MD, a multi-dimensional simulation certification system to easily assess training capabilities of LVC or DMO combat mission training and rehearsal systems. Sim MD will provide ready access to valuable training capability information without risk of technical,… more
Abstract:An electromagnetic launcher also known as a rail gun is a major gun system the Navy is developing for long range fire support. A refractory metal cladding on a copper rail is enabling for the successful high fire rate and long life of the electromagnetic launcher. Heretofore, a successful process… more
Abstract:This Phase I SBIR program proposes the development of infrared transparent, p-type conducting Mg doped CuCrO2 films (CuCr1-xMgxO2, CCMO), which has sheet resistance less than 10 ohms squared, as the replacement of the electrical conductive metal grids for Magnesium Aluminate Spinel (MgAl2O4) windows… more
Abstract:This Navy Phase I SBIR Program proposes to develop infrared (IR) transmitting spinel ceramics, with good environmental durability, that can be green molded into domes, hyper-domes, and aspheric shapes using freeze forging (FF) and spinel sintering technology to produce close-to-net shape blanks.… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Small sized weapons need power sources that can tolerate severe environmental temperature conditions and must install them in extremely limited space. MER"s lithium-ion battery is highly suitable to fit in a limited volume but requires new materials to handle these harsh… more
Abstract:The designers, manufacturers, and end users of metal components are increasingly turning to titanium (Ti) alloys, which can provide a substantial increase in performance. However, for most of these applications, the cost of Ti components is prohibitively high. The cost of Ti sponge powder is still… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is to address the high lethality of pancreatic cancer. Screening has begun with Phase IB funding, of natural products from the Sonoran Desert that have produced other promising drug candidates, testing effects on human pancreatic cancer… more
Abstract:Low phase noise microwave oscillator based on the phase-coherent division of the optical signal are very compelling tool for many scientific applications such as high bandwidth precise timing distribution and synchronization, novel imaging techniques, precision metrology and spectroscopy, and radar… more
Abstract:NP Photonics proposes to develop a tellurite fiber coupler system capable of combining multiple mid-infrared laser sources at different wavelengths for infrared countermeasure applications. Low loss mid-infrared fiber couplers with the desired wavelength dependence will be fabricated with NP… more
Abstract:NP Photonics proposes to develop an all fiber-based ultrashort fiber laser system capable of generating high average power (multi-watt), single mode beam (M2<2) with high peak power per pulse and ultrashort pulse width (<1 ps). This type of laser has significant advantages in terms of… more
Abstract:a.Paragon Space Development Corporation¿ (Paragon) proposes to continue our investigation into the use of microporous-ionomer membrane technology to improve the robustness and effectiveness and simplify water recovery processes for space applications. Improved robustness and effectiveness will be… more
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