Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is to investigate an innovative structure for improving the efficiency of amorphous silicon based solar cells. Amorphous silicon has a short minority carrier diffusion length and the innovative structure reduces the distance necessary to… more
Abstract:Modeling of missile plume signature emissions play a crucial role in supporting system-oriented studies in a number of important areas related to detection and identification of the rocket motor during high altitude maneuvers. Examples of these areas include early warning systems, post launch… more
Abstract:The noise from the turbulent, hot, supersonic jets at take-offs and landings as well as high-Mach cruise at altitude dominates noise emanating from other powerplant components and has significant safety implications for launch personnel, as well as environmental impacts of noise pollution around… more
Abstract:A new chemical kinetics model and database will be developed for aerothermodynamic analyses on entry vehicles. Unique features of this model include (1) the ability to model chemical kinetics in highly nonequilibrium flows at high altitudes, (2) the ability to predict nonequilibrium dissociation… more
Abstract:Instabilities associated with fluid handling and operation in liquid rocket propulsion systems and test facilities usually manifest themselves as structural vibrations and may cause structural damage such as the cracks observed in the space shuttle hydrogen feed liners. While the source of the… more
Abstract:Our Phase I program will extend and validate a high-speed engineering transitional model (ETM) using new CUBRC data sets (such as HIFIRE-1) of interest to the Air Force. The ETM is responsive to tunnel noise and wall heating, and predicts the overshoot in heat transfer observed in transitional data.… more
Abstract:Control and management of cryogenic propellant tank pressures in low gravity is an important technical challenge to overcome for future long duration space missions. Heat leaking into the propellant tanks leads to self-pressurization of the tank due to vaporization. Advanced techniques such as… more
Abstract:Characteristics of missile plume signature emissions have a great potential to enhance defensive capabilities in a number of important areas related to Ballistic Missile Defense Systems (BMDS). Supporting MDA's engineering applications related to missile typing, discrimination, tracking, algorithm… more
Abstract:This proposal is focused on the development of a comprehensive aero-acoustic toolkit that can predict acoustic signatures of tactical projectiles. Development will focus on identification of noise generation mechanisms and their spectral content, propagation of the noise through non-uniform media… more
Abstract:The program focuses on turbulence modeling enhancements for predicting hypersonic interceptor base flows, using existing benchmark data sets. Unified kε and algebraic stress (EASM) turbulence models, shown to adequately simulate fundamental high-speed jet data sets and now being validated with… more
Abstract:The F-35 main weapons bay experiences severe acoustic loading when exposed to the freestream. The severity and attenuation of this loading is exacerbated by the very complex geometry of the weapons bay and the highly non-uniform approach flow. This extremely harsh aeroacoustic environment can also… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed project will test a preventive intervention home-study product targeting first-time parents during and after pregnancy. The product is a series of 12 psycho- educational video modules which introduce couple
s to the importance of positive coparenting… more
Abstract:Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optical networks are seen as a leading candidate for data avionic systems communication link needs. Optical burst mode switching uses wavelength addressing, replacing electronic switching. In this project we propose to develop a hybrid burst mode transmitter,… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The aim of this project is to determine if an assay using ferromagnetic dense particles (FDP) can improve the detection of the fucosylated glycoforms of secreted liver biomarkers that are present only at very low levels
in early-stage liver cancer (HCC) patient… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The determination of protein structures is a vital component of our understanding of nature. In the area of medicine and drug design the structure of the protein can greatly facilitate rational design of effective phar
maceuticals. Approximately half of current… more
Abstract:This Phase I SBIR project will focus on the design of intelligent information management techniques across large-scale enterprises, with special emphasis on the needs of the Department of Defense (DoD), but with applicability to a wide array of government and commercial applications. Building on… more
Abstract:Daniel H. Wagner proposes to explore and develop the method and the mathematics by which information and networks can be dynamically evaluated to minimize the transmission or display of redundant, low-value data while assuring that high-value information and subsystems are available. To do this, we… more
Abstract:The project objective is to develop a set of mathematically rigorous Composite Tracking and Discrimination Modules (CTDMs) for accurately fusing both kinematic and non-kinematic sensor information to contribute to a consistent Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP) containing both Tactical Ballistic… more
Abstract:In this SBIR project we will develop a mathematically rigorous automated Feature Aided Association Module (FAAM) for accurately combining both kinematic and non-kinematic sensor information in order to create a consistent Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP) of all aircraft and cruise missile… more
Abstract:In this SBIR project Daniel H. Wagner Associates will develop a Decentralized and Autonomous Data Fusion Service (DADFS) for heterogeneous Unmanned Vehicles (UVs) that, when incorporated into existing and future UV platforms and UV command and control systems, will (1) create a Common Operational… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Lyme disease (LD) is caused by spirochetal bacteria from the genus Borrelia. Borrelia burgdorferi is the predominant cause of Lyme disease in the United States, whereas Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii are implicat
ed in most European cases. CDC reported 27… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project investigates end-user programming for ensembles of robots. The project focusses on the developmnent of an accessible end-user programming environment so that middle and high school students can create their own custom ensembles or blocks… more
Abstract:Discovery Machine, Inc. is partnered with Pennsylvania State University to produce a best practices capture system that goes beyond the storage and dissemination of lessons learned. The proposed system will leverage warfighters' specific knowledge as deployable knowledge assets. These knowledge… more
Abstract:Dragonfly Pictures, Inc. (DPI) and UPENN propose to develop a novel real-time trajectory prediction tool called Trajectory Tree Prediction Planner (TTPP). TTPP is based on two ideas. First, since it is impossible to robustly predict a single trajectory of an aircraft if its full state and intent is… more
Abstract:DPI proposes to simulate and flight demonstrate the DP-12 Rhino VTOL UAS as a surrogate for the Combat Medic UAS operating in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosive (CBRNE) environment. The DP-12 autonomous tandem helicopter will prove its ability to minimize the… more
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