Abstract:… to add another level of sophistication to MDA's IR scene generation capabilities. The new tool will provided an automated capability to obtain 3D solutions for relevant missile plume flow fields including angle-of-attack effects, verniers (with and without) gimballing… more
Abstract:…, and reconnaissance (ISR) capability of the larger RPAs, and a forward looking version can enhance the guidance, navigation and control of the MAVs, seekers, and munitions within cluttered urban environments. The WFOV capability will eliminate the need for heavy gimbals and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force has a need to develop small and agile strapdown (no-gimbal), wide-field-of-view (WFOV) seekers capable of precision guidance within cluttered urban environments. The Spectral Imaging Laboratory (SPILAB) proposes the development of both long… more
Abstract:…, this can place a significant burden on the pilots and often results in lowered aiming accuracy and increased potential for collateral damage. There are existing technologies that have been proven to operate well for precision weapon pointing, but these gimbal systems are… more
Abstract:… tanks, thereby realizing payload fractions in the 1-2% range.Ventions has already completed several component-level demonstrations in the area, and is proposing additional development of the stage separation mechanisms, payload fairing and main engine gimbal as part of… more
Abstract:… Lorentz Force (ELF) thruster will address the demanding combined requirements of light weight, high efficiency, and high thrust-to-power electric propulsion in a single device. As spacecraft power systems get lighter, traditional electric propulsion thruster, PPU, and … more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Ascendant Engineering Solutions (AES) proposes to develop a novel architecture for stabilizing/pointing a laser designator beam by using a high-bandwidth beam steering mechanism (BSM), and gyro feed forward within a small two-axis stabilized gimbal. AES will leverage… more
Abstract:FlexFORCE proposes to evaluate modifications to the stabilization inner gimbal of its existing COTS naval stabilized weapon platform to jumpstart the development of an Aviation ASP. The proposed modifications would enable mounting the modified inner gimbal onto US Army… more
Abstract:…laser designator to track the laser spot location and provide feedback to the tracking algorithm. In the Phase I effort ASC demonstrated a 40mJ pulsed lasers with a 10ns pulse and developed a system concept that uses the compact laser and a 3D FPA in a compact gimbal to track… more
Abstract:… large field of regard is mission critical. Some of these applications are free space optical communications, remote sensing and weapon guidance. Non-mechanical systems have the potential to be more accurate, smaller, lighter and less expensive than systems that use gimbals to… more
Abstract:Cyan Systems has teamed with Centeye and Nova Sensors to develop a high performance Wide Field of View Seeker Technology (WFST). The WFST is the centerpiece for a potentially revolutionary technical breakthrough required in the successful development of gimbal-less obstacle… more
Abstract:… for inter-system EMI via antenna coupling that can significantly harm receiver performance. As challenging as these problem are to address in integrating antennas into platforms, they are compounded by dynamic factors such as rotating props and rotors, gimbaled and… more
Abstract:…ey areas of our proposed development and demonstration are in the nozzle miniaturization to support compact vehicle packaging into an MSR vehicle and use of a passive thrust vector control mechanism with three engines to avoid the necessity of a low temperature gimbal mechanism… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: FIRST RF proposes three lightweight E-Band gimbaled dish solutions that meet the need for scanning in two axes from a Geosynchronous Orbiting satellite (GEO). The designs are based on a gimbaled main reflector fore steering in one axis, but vary the method by which… more
Abstract:…. The UHF antenna is based on existing wide-band SAR antenna hardware proven through programs such as DARPA and Army"s TRACER programs. It will be modified to support the simultaneous operation of an X-Band array beneath it. The X-Band array consists of gimbaled… more
Abstract:… orthophotos for continuous airborne mapping. ATTIREOIS is a complete standalone and easy-to-use portable imaging instrument for light aerial vehicle deployment. Its miniaturized backend data system operates all ATTIREOIS sensor components, an INS/GPS, and an e-Gimbal… more
Abstract:… for CubeSats. The PowerCube combines three innovative components: a high-power deployable solar array able to provide up to 100W peak power to the CubeSat, a regenerative fuel cell energy storage system that doubles as a gH2/gO2 thruster, and a 'carpal joint' gimbal… more
Abstract:… struggle to balance the three critical tasks of collecting enough power, acquiring data and downlinking that data to ground stations in a way that maximizes mission return. For these small platforms, which usually do not benefit from steer-able solar arrays or gimbaled… more
Abstract:…nce the state-of-the-art in Nanosat power systems by developing an Enhanced High Watts per Kilogram (E-HaWK) Advanced Power and De-orbit Module (APDM) consisting of an innovative deployable two-wing solar array and de-orbit system combined with a bi-axis sun tracking gimbal… more
Abstract:…anced Power and De-orbit Module (APDM) with a modular and scalable PnP architecture that is initially optimized for a CubeSat 3U configuration. It consists of an innovative deployable solar array and de-orbit system combined with a single-axis dual-wing sun tracking gimbal… more
Abstract:The U.S. Air Force has a need to develop small and agile strapdown (no-gimbal), wide-field-of-view (WFOV) seekers capable of precision guidance within cluttered urban environments. The Spectral Imaging Laboratory (SPILAB) proposes the development of infrared strapdown seekers… more
Abstract:In this Phase SBIR II proposal, Ziva proposes to demonstrate an innovative ultra-wide field of view imaging system that incorporates foveated zoom capability and is fabricated without having multiple cameras, bulky gimbals, or a large number of mechanically moving parts. Ziva… more
Abstract:…ch and development in this proposal will enable light-weight tunable-optics capable of active-wavefront manipulation through focus control and higher-order compensation. This technology can have a large impact on the aerospace industry by replacing the mechanical gimbals in… more
Abstract:… broadcast RF links. To be reliable, such links must be continuously and accurately pointed from the satellite to the appropriate ground station. Antenna Research Associates and the University of Maryland propose to design an agile, low-cost, light-weight, gimbal with a… more
Abstract:… is to leverage recent developments from mass market video compression and mobile communications, and keep the system flexible and modular enough to take advantage of technology advancements as they occur. The system will allow high definition video transmission from … more
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