Abstract:In the USA there are 15 synchrotron and free-electron-laser facilities, funded primarily by the Department of Energy (DOE); and 52 similar facilities in other countries. Synchrotrons and free-electron lasers are extremely bright sources of x-ray and vacuum-ultraviolet (VUV) radiation.… more
Abstract:This proposed Phase I SBIR program with the US Army will focus on demonstrating ultra-low dark current in flexible, high-efficiency photovoltaic cells with nano-enhanced absorbers. By extending infrared absorption, power conversion efficiencies in single-junction, nano-enhanced solar cells can… more
Abstract:Through this effort, Materials Systems Inc. and its teams, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Woods Hole Analytical Sciences, will develop an Ultra High Frequency (0.5-1 MHz) Acoustic Modem for transmitting information through ocean acoustic channels at bit rates of approximately 500 Kbps over… more
Abstract:The objective of this SBIR program is to design and develop high performance and jam-resistant GPS/INS navigation technologies with the goal of optimizing the size, weight and power (SWaP) of the system for use in air-dropped Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs) and small Unmanned Air Systems (UAS)… more
Abstract:The Navy objective in this SBIR program is to develop a size, weight and power-optimized integrated GPS and Iridium anti-jam solution for Navy UAS platforms. In the Phase I feasibility study, Mayflower developed and analyzed the system architecture of a highly integrated Iridium/GPS Anti-Jam Antenna… more
Abstract:This Mayflower SRG product addresses the limitations of current SAASM receivers that do not allow for sidelobe tracking required for GEO operations and also do not meet the size, weight and power (SWaP) constraints of the intended Air Force platforms. As such, the SRG proposal when proven… more
Abstract:Li/CFx primary batteries are considered to be a superior choice for military applications that require long life, light weight and very low self-discharge. The high cost of current carbon monofluoride materials, however, adds significantly to the total cost of the battery. Reactive Innovations, LLC… more
Abstract:The military desires an improved trap to capture and hold arthropods that may carry disease causing pathogens. A continuous source of carbon dioxide is needed over an 8 hour period to attract flea and tick species that are subsequently trapped and held alive for five days. Ideally, the arthropod… more
Abstract:Electronic systems have increasing thermal demands that need improved cooling solutions that are light weight and low cost. An effective thermal control solution is needed that can integrate with on-detector electronics used in nuclear physics instruments. A new manufacturing method is proposed by… more
Abstract:Access to freshwater is an increasingly important national and international issue. Today, about three billion people around the world have no access to clean drinking water. To address the challenge of providing clean fresh water to meet the earths growing population new innovative solutions are… more
Abstract:In order to meet national energy goals, DOE has set aggressive R & amp;D targets for advanced manufacturing technology to produce high efficiency organic LED (OLED) solid-state lighting (SSL) products. Achieving these goals will result in significant energy savings, cost reductions, and… more
Abstract:The project is developing a new sensor technology that can measure carbon dioxide levels with precision that matches or exceeds the state-of-the-art performance, but will reduce the price dramatically, and will for the first time enable instruments deployed in remote locations to operate unattended… more
Abstract:Drifting mines pose a serious threat to the safe passage of US and international naval and commercial shipping traffic. In this SBIR, OASIS Inc. proposes to combine two algorithms developed under ONR/SPAWAR funding into a Mine Drift Tactical Decision Aid (MD-TDA). These algorithms include a tracer… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: OPTRA proposes the development of a three-band visible (VIS), shortwave infrared (SWIR), and midwave infrared (MWIR) high dynamic range digital micromirror device (DMD)-based scene projector incorporating OPTRA"s patented structured illumination technique for achieving low background… more
Abstract:The Navy has identified tactical applications for 3000-nm-wavelength-region lasers, which feature very high efficiency in coupling laser energy to water. This is the result of the most intense infrared absorption band for liquid water, which has a broad peak centered at 2900 nm, with an absorption… more
Abstract:Q-Peak, Inc. proposes to develop a new generation of infrared isolators based on high-transparency ceramic materials, which promise improved characteristics over equivalent single-crystal materials. These include the ability to scale to the larger sizes needed for high-power systems, as well as… more
Abstract:During carrier-based aircraft mission planning, threat data is currently subject to repeated, manual transcription as it is repeatedly hand-typed into Joint Mission Planning Software (JMPS), Microsoft Excel, and other tools. This creates several mission risks, including: Data transcription into… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: SSCI proposes creation of an Intelligent Course of Action Learning System (iCOALS), building on extensive past experience in learning advanced fighter combat maneuvers from simulation. By learning from repeated simulations, robust strategies can be constructed that allocate a complete… more
Abstract:With the proliferation of cheap sensors, reduction in storage costs and the ubiquity of communication networks, Cyber-Physical Systems are collecting and storing data at an unprecedented rate. Analysis of such large databases is necessary to find relevant information and improve the efficiency of… more
Abstract:Autonomous landing of a fixed-wing Unmanned Air Vehicle on the deck of a moving ship requires a precise and accurate ship-relative navigation solution. Existing landing systems consisting of combinations of GPS, Radar, and other radio-based communications, are prone to component failure as well as… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Spectral Sciences Inc. (SSI) proposes to address the need for improved battlespace intelligence by developing the Battlespace Large Area Spectral-imaging Transient-event (BLAST) sensor, optimized for space-based target detection. BLAST is a highly efficient, fast framing, Hyperspectral… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Underground facilities can be used by rogue governments to conceal command-and-control and to manufacture weapons of mass destruction, and are an increasingly important operational challenge to U.S. military forces. Our objective is to determine improved methods of detection essential to… more
Abstract:Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) sensors have the unique ability to identify objects based on the spectral signatures of their surface materials. With these signatures, movements of designated targets could be detected using images collected hours to days apart. Many targets of interest, such as… more
Abstract:Achieving the NAVY goal to dramatically increase the current state-of-the-art strategic solid rocket motor and gas generator components is critically dependent on the development of high performance materials systems. In order to meet these goals, non-eroding throat materials design solutions and… more
Abstract:"Current glass-based transparent armor has two major deficiencies: 1) It is very heavy, and therefore can compromise performance and helicopter transportability of vehicles; and 2) It is very thick, and therefore can compromise visual signature of vehicles. Advanced technology ceramic… more
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