Abstract:ABSTRACT: The objective of this effort is to develop innovative methods for deriving a sparse set of physical target features that can be used for exploitation of air to ground signature data collected from sensor systems including electro-optical, infrared, and laser radar. Current classification… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Matrix Research, Inc. proposes to prototype, test, analyze, and demonstrate novel feature representations in multi-agent simultaneous localization and mapping (MA-SLAM) systems for enhanced navigation accuracy/reliability. The objective of this effort is to develop a framework to… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The objective of this Phase II SBIR topic is to develop and demonstrate an automated move-stop-move combat identification system under realistic scenarios. In addition, we require the resulting system must work on bistatic radar data. This additional requirement is applied so that our… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Interest in bistatic radar, where the transmitter and receiver are not collocated, has historically waxed and waned, and is once again enjoying a resurgence. A multistatic system is one where multiple transmit sites or multiple receive sites, or both, are used to construct the radar… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Modern Air Force vehicles employ specialized coatings to enhance signature performance by attenuating surface traveling waves. Maintenance of these coatings has been historically difficult. Specialized aircraft coatings can degrade over time and compromise desired performance.… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Martix Research proposes to develop a new SATCOM antenna for the Wideband Gapfiller link for use aboard the Predator class UAV. The proposed antenna is a dual-band, full-duplex, mechanically scanned, array antenna that has very low loss and is much more compact than the reflector antenna… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The objective of this effort is to develop an algorithmic framework for joint utilization of GPS/INS/SAR in order to simultaneously improve the localization accuracy and integrity of an airborne sensor system's navigation system. The primary challenges from a SAR-processing… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Composite materials are becoming more prevalent on military aircraft such as the F-22, F/A-18E/F/G, and the F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighter. Polyimide carbon fiber composites offer performance benefits and tremendous operational cost savings for the DoD due to their superior… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The goal of this Phase I is to demonstrate the feasibility of a ICME-based approach to the design of thermal barrier coating architectures and processes to guide the design and selection of a newly defined material/coating system, and to demonstrate this systems'ability to survive… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Aircraft hydraulic systems have traditionally been required to operate down to -65F. However, with the advancement of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), operating envelopes at high altitudes are evolving. UAVs are loitering at high altitudes for upwards of 24 hours. As a result, sections of… more
Abstract:The primary objective of this SBIR program is to develop and demonstrate a lightweight, modular fuel tank design that meets the desired level of threat protection and operational performance, and is readily adaptable to future vehicle designs. In addition to the potential weight savings associated… more
Abstract:The objective of SBIR topic N112-102 is to develop a vacuum bagging system compatible with deep draw composite structures to support autoclave and vacuum-bag-only curing processes in a more cost effective manner compared with conventional nylon bagging techniques. The Phase I program efforts focused… more
Abstract:There is great demand for low energy dewatering technologies to harvest very fine particulate, such as microalgae. Current dewatering methods (e.g. centrifuge, press filter) consume much energy and are less effective for separating high value micro-particulate. One promising method for very low… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Powder-bed based additive manufacturing (AM) technologies typically involve rapid solidification after a laser or electron beam melts a region of powder. Although parameters can be optimized for lowest cost, highest precision, or optimum microstructure, these optimizations require… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Powder-bed based additive manufacturing (AM) technologies typically involve rapid solidification after a laser or electron beam melts a region of powder. These powders can have an associated cost as much as an order of magnitude greater than the bulk material. Although less costly powders… more
Abstract:Since 2008, the United States has experienced a fundmental shift in energy resources and policies that are now changing the power generation industry. New Federal EPA regulations and State renewable energy portfolio standards have increased the pressure on coal-fired power plants to reduce… more
Abstract:With increasingly stringent regulation of nitrogen oxide emissions, there is a world-wide need for better NOX sensor products for both transportation and industrial markets. Currently, only one sensor is commercially available, and it lacks the low concentration accuracy and fast response time to… more
Abstract:In this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project, NexTech Materials proposes a catalytic reforming approach to remove waste tar from gasified biomass on nickel-based catalysts. Biomass gasification is a potential renewable route to producing electricity, liquid fuels, and value-added… more
Abstract:For solid oxide fuel cells the key barrier to technology commercialization is the high system cost, which is driven by materials selection. The use of steel components would be preferable but without protective coatings they are susceptible to oxidation and chromium volatilization in air and… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project investigates a new series of low-cost non- precious metal catalysts for selective catalytic reduction (SCO) of NH3 to N2. Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NO with urea is widely applied for abating NOx emissions in diesel engine vehicles… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project investigates a new series of low-cost non-precious metal catalysts for combustion of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as propane, hexane, toluene, ketone, alcohols, phenols, xylene and formaldehyde, for reducing VOC emissions from… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will evaluate a low cost ceramic coating process to protect copper and its alloys from high temperature corrosion. The excellent thermal conductivity, workability, and relative chemical inertness of copper and its alloys make them… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH) is an orphan disease characterized by severe anemia, kidney and liver failure, and ultimately death, if left untreated. In 2007, FDA approved the first complement inhibitor, Eculizumab (Soliris(R)), for the treatment of… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Complement system play a role in preventing inflammation and joint immobility. Osteoarthritis (OA), an inflammatory disease of the joints, is quite prevalent among the elderly and causes disability in nearly 10% of thepopulation over 55 years. Current… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this proposal is to develop tumor necrosis factor (TNF )-inhibiting compounds as neuroprotectant drugs for treating Alzheimer's disease (AD). Current FDA-approved AD interventions are symptomatic treatments with limited efficacy which do not… more
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