Abstract:ABSTRACT: This Phase 1 effort covers the design and testing of a Data Fusion Processor / Controller, which resides on-board a satellite and interfaces directly with the available sensor package. The goal of this Phase 1 is to prove the feasibility of the concept and evaluate algorithm performance… more
Abstract:The scope of this effort is to design, build a prototype of, and characterize the performance of, the GPU-based Real-time Integrated Deconfliction (GRID) system. The baseline Phase I includes the design of the overall system and the constituent algorithms required to calculate no-fire zones in… more
Abstract:Improved cladding materials are needed for better structural stability in the corrosive high-pressure, hot-water environment of light water reactors, not only to extend fuel rod lifetime and increase fuel utilization (i.e., burn-up), but also to stave off run- away, active oxidation and melting of… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: High energy density capacitors are required for practical implementation of GW-class pulse power systems on mobile platforms. In response to this need, TPL has established unique dielectric and capacitor capabilities. Revolutionary materials, designs and manufacturing processes have… more
Abstract:The high heat fluxes experienced by plasma facing components in energy producing fusion devices would benefit from refractory metal layers on their surfaces; however, it is difficult to bond refractory metals to non-refractory structural and heat sink materials. Explosive welding is proposed to… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Exploitation of U.S. systems is an increasing threat. Anti-Tamper (AT) technologies are being developed to counter this threat. Given the long life of U.S. systems, alternatives to primary batteries as power supplies for AT systems must be developed. Energy harvesting-based power supplies… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this Phase II competitive renewal project is to implement a clinical study to collect data to validate EyeStar(tm), a software system as the basis for comprehensive telescreening for all stages of diabetic retinopathy (DR). According to the CDC,… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposed project is motivated by the fact that comprehensive, broad-scale screening for eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy (DR), including advanced stages, is economically prohibitive without the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Vision Quest Biomedical and the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Science Center have assembled a team of inter-disciplinary scientists with experience in congenital heart disease diagnosis, ultrasoundimage analysis, and 3D ultrasound… more
Abstract:Understanding global warming requires continuous field measurements of carbon dioxide concentrations. High-precision measurements of a part-in-3000, or better, are required. However, these high-performance instruments must meet stringent cost objectives. A simple, rugged, infrared spectrometer can… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: We propose to develop and validate a strongly-coupled non-equilibrium plasma simulation model. Strongly coupled plasmas occur in a wide range of physical situations impacting a wide range of research and development areas connected to Air Force technology. The simulation model proposed… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Military applications for the use of directed electromagnetic energy seek to disrupt electronic systems by exploiting non-linearity in semiconductors. While current mode second breakdown is a thermal non-linearity often exploited, it has been demonstrated that for a broad class of… more
Abstract:As a stepping stone to the design and development of a 1-kHz repetition-rate, high peak and high average power OPCPA (Optical Parametric Chirped Pulse Amplifier) in Phase II, we propose to design, optimize, and test novel methods for significantly enhancing OPA conversion efficiency in a system… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Voss Scientific proposes to develop an Automated Susceptibility Test Assembly (ASTA) which will be capable of efficiently determining preferred electromagnetic (EM) source waveforms for inducing effects in target electronic systems. This novel adaptive approach will potentially discover… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: TechFlow Scientific, a division of TechFlow Inc., along with its teaming partner, the University of New Mexico, is pleased to propose a three-phased research and development effort for the design, development, fabrication, and testing of miniaturized functional cellular elements that can… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: TechFlow Scientific, a division of TechFlow Inc., is pleased to propose a hardware-accelerated computational electromagnetic software program in response to the Air Force"s SBIR topic AF112-025. Recognizing the need for an accurate, quick running software program for calculating… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Situational Awareness (SA) for the country"s nuclear arsenal currently relies on manual processes for correlation and compilation of disparate data sources. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) Sustainment and Integration Center (STIC) needs automation in correlating data… more
Abstract:The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of developing novel air-to-air targeting algorithms that address many existing challenges based on state-of-the-art model-based engineering technologies. The concept being proposed is to use a software-based Targeting Algorithm Test… more
Abstract:TechFlow Scientific, a division of TechFlow Inc., will leverage over a century of High Power Microwave (HPM) Effects Test and Modeling experience to develop an integrated toolkit that models the vulnerability and susceptibility of electronic systems, subsystems and components to directed energy (DE)… more
Abstract:We propose a self-organized chaotic attractor based CMOS/Memristor circuit framework called Self-Evolvable-Logic-Fabric (SELF) for autonomous motor control. We propose to demonstrate SELF's ability to spontaneously evolve algorithmic pathways to control a robotic arm to catch a ball utilizing… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: We propose an elegant network-building algorithm for sense-making applications capable of learning the spatial-temporal structure of applied input data. Through a combination of synaptic and structural plasticity our networks will dissect vast quantities of streaming information down to… more
Abstract:High Energy Laser Weapons Systems (HELWS) have reached a sufficient level of maturity such that significant consideration of their integration into the existing force structure and command and control requirements must be accomplished before HELWS can be deployed to the battlefield. Toward this end… more
Abstract:We propose a comprehensive numerical-simulation study of several techniques that promise to reduce the impact of thermal blooming on the energy deposition that is achievable with a high-energy laser in a near-sea-level maritime environment.
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Caldera Pharmaceuticals proposes to develop physiologic biomarkers requested by the US Air Force to quantify workplace exposure to hexavalent chrome (Cr+6). Exposure to Cr+6 is dangerous and unwanted, because it is a primary carcinogen (class 1 International Agency for Research on Cancer… more
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