Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) in collaboration with Q-Peak, a PSI subsidiary, will develop an agile, active/passive shortwave infrared (SWIR) hyperspectral imager (HSI) for tower mounted or airborne information surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). This solution employs a high-power supercontinuum… more
Abstract:Silicon Carbide based ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) offer the potential to fundamentally change the design and manufacture of gas turbines to significantly increase performance and fuel efficiency over current metal-based designs. Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and the University of California… more
Abstract:The Army recognizes a continuing need for more powerful high explosives that have improved energy density. To increase the energy of nitramine materials further, a highly promising strategy is to modify the inherent crystalline density of RDX/HMX materials by structural substitution of hydrogen… more
Abstract:Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to utilize an innovative LWIR hyperspectral technology coupled with advanced data processing algorithms for non-contact, standoff detection of liquid/solid contaminants on surfaces. The technology will address the US Army"s need for fast, on-the-move,… more
Abstract:The high temperature operation of Generation IV nuclear systems will require silicon carbide ceramic composites in the reactor core to minimize operational costs and enhance safety. Currently, no ceramic composite fabrication method has been successfully demonstrated that enables rapid, affordable… more
Abstract:Current hyperspectral imaging systems are large, expensive, and produce a large quantity of superfluous data that is typically compressed as part of detection and analysis. A hyperspectral imaging solution based on compressive sensing concepts is sought with utility to remote monitoring of… more
Abstract:Higher energy density batteries are required in order to increase vehicle range and facilitate adoption. A significant amount of research has been devoted to developing new materials with increased capacity and performance. In order to minimize the cell weight, new cell design techniques are also… more
Abstract:Geologic carbon sequestration (GCS) is advancing as a preferred means of mitigating CO2 emissions from fossil-fueled plants. For understanding sequestration processes and verifying GCS success at its intended function of retaining CO2 within reservoir bounds, it is essential to track and monitor the… more
Abstract:A direct laser metal sintering process will be developed that will enable the fabrication of complex stainless steel and Inconel alloy components for use in the cores of light water reactors directly from a digital model. Direct fabrication eliminates welding processes that place limits on component… 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
Abstract:Surmet is developing processes to evaluate the environmental damage to Ge IRST domes, and then refurbish those that can be fixed, at a fraction of the purchase price. These processes are predicated on Surmet"s ability to strip the DLC from current domes, and subsequently deposit thick durable… more
Abstract:The proposal addresses a demand in High-Energy Physics for radiation-insensitive high-thermal-conductivity adhesives. Adhesives play an active role in keeping electronic devices cool by conducting heat away, thus increasing reliability. A radiation-tolerant adhesive exhibiting high thermal… more
Abstract:The technical objective in Phase I of this development is to demonstrate a prototype mask-on hypoxia training technology that can form the basis for a system that: Provides pressure-on-demand airflow Can simulate oxygen levels from sea-level to 30,000-ft Is small enough to be portable… more
Abstract:Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS2) is a powerful training tool for the Department of Defense (DoD). Because VBS2 is a first-person-oriented trainer with a three-dimensional (3D) view of the virtual world, the terrain database is a vital component for immersing trainees, suspending reality, and avoiding… more
Abstract:The design of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for force protection is critical for Soldier survivability and effectiveness in a range of combat operations. The Army needs: (1) new anthropometric casualty estimation tools and (2) the integration of these tools with constructive simulation,… more
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