Abstract:…ese sensors will allow better target discrimination by processing in one system the unique spectral and polarization signatures of the objects in a scene. The integrated sensor will be useful for camouflage breaking of static objects and autonomous behavior of vehicles.… more
Abstract:… valves/thrusters. The proposed effort will demonstrate feasibility of this advanced concept through a thorough design study that includes mechanical layout and packaging, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of nozzle performance and a kill vehicle performance… more
Abstract:A small Mars (or other celestial body) ascent vehicle is unlikely to achieve the necessary propellant fraction required to achieve orbit. Scaling down of liquid propulsion systems, as shown in the figure, is difficult. In the 100-kg class of vehicles, liquid propellant vehicle… more
Abstract:The development of cost effective lithium-ion batteries is the cornerstone for meeting the goals of vehicle electrification. Both researchers and manufacturers of Li-ion batteries need a rapid and simple- to-use powerful technology that can enable nanometer-scale depth… more
Abstract:Future operations will increasingly utilize unmanned vehicles (UxVs) to accomplish complex missions. UxV"s have the potential to dramatically improve real-time situation awareness and increase mission success. Current advancements in performance and capabilities of UxVs and… more
Abstract:… assuming execution on the PowerPC 750 architecture that is implemented in the radiation-hardened RAD750 flight-control computers utilized in many NASA space missions, and are planned to be used in future spacecraft, including the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. A unique… more
Abstract:…, the implementation of advanced power packaging, and novel fault detection and protection schemes. The proposed SiC-based SSCPD will address the present and future needs of many Army applications, specifically targeting the present needs of the Joint Light Tactical … more
Abstract:… a high performance, high voltage ( & gt; 15 kV) SiC MCPM that is low cost, manufacturable, reliable and reworkable. The target utility scale energy storage applications include power conversion systems for grid-tie, solar array, wind turbine, and vehicle-to-grid to… more
Abstract:… procurement costs 2) Unprecedented efficiency and power density gains through the use of GaN FETs 3) Improved reliability/rad-hard cell balancing circuit (minimal active = device count) Additionally, APEI, Inc. has identified high voltage hybrid electric vehicle (HEV)… more
Abstract:… of Arizona (UA), will develop enabling software and modeling methods for the Autonomous System Demonstration and Experimentation Workbench. The workbench will assist test engineers, systems engineers and analysts in designing and equipping autonomous unmanned vehicles for… more
Abstract:… related to computational simulation of hydrodynamic damping in an LRE inducer. BENEFIT: Next-generation launch programs will require propulsion systems that deliver high thrust-to-weight ratios, increased trajectory-averages specific impulse, reliable overall vehicle systems… more
Abstract:… of surviving the harsh unsteady loads that result from that environment. This includes design optimization of weapons bay doors, landing gear doors, external fuel pods, attachment hardware for wing and fuselage weapons, control surfaces for supersonic and hypersonic vehicles,… more
Abstract:The primary objective of the proposed research is to develop, and to demonstrate the feasibility of a mathematically rigorous approach for modeling and evaluating human supervisory control of multiple unmanned and/or autonomous vehicles. This high-level objective is decomposed… more
Abstract:The availability of an air vehicle to perform missions or generate sorties is negatively impacted by time spent on the ground due to scheduled servicing and maintenance. Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) helps maximize the availability of air assets by servicing the air vehicle… more
Abstract:Aurora proposes to develop a vision-based subsystem for incorporation onto Mars vehicles in the air (VTOL) and on the ground. NOAMAD will be an embedded hardware device with associated firmware for payloadlimited UAVs, performing autonomous navigation, obstacle avoidance,… more
Abstract:Aurora Flight Sciences and the Lockheed Martin Sippican propose to develop a new propulsion system to increase the top speed of an EMATT (Expendable Mobile ASW Training Target) vehicle to 14 knots. Aurora will perform systems-level analysis to determine propulsion system… more
Abstract:… of insect flight, our approach will have long-term applicability to Army UAS concepts from"small"down to"nano"size ranges. Such hair cells have the ability to yield information on local flow fields before those flows produce inertial effects on a vehicle. … more
Abstract:… provide accurate positioning—including heights—to all federal non-military mapping activities in the USA, Aurora Flight Sciences proposes to integrate a gravimetry payload on a unmanned aerial system (UAS). Potential options include using either an unmanned aerial … more
Abstract:… this team with Astral Infinity (AI) to provide one target application that requires flywheel energy storage systems with characteristics that exceed current flywheel systems and exceed lithium battery capabilities?a solar powered high altitude long endurance unmanned air … more
Abstract:…lity to realize an affordable system. BENEFIT: AMPLE technology transition follows a successful model employed by Barron Associates in past projects that has resulted both in fielding of derived products and technical consulting and R & D services contracts. These vehicles… more
Abstract:Shipboard launch and recovery of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) is a challenging engineering problem requiring careful design and integration of hardware and software. The seaway-induced relative motion between the host vessel and ROV is often difficult to measure or model,… more
Abstract:… beyond the performance of currently available anti-mine systems to detect, localize and neutralize such mines. Boston Engineering proposes to meet the Navy"s requirements for shallow water, complex environment missions with an advanced autonomous underwater vehicle… more
Abstract:…. Successful development of the proposed technology will enable small wind sensors to be incorporated into many platforms that are not possible with current architectures including ocean-based buoys, wind turbine generators, gliders, unmanned air … more
Abstract:… the need for new widespread datasets to help reduce uncertainties in current predictions of climate change and to improve our understanding of the health impacts of air pollutants. The development of a new, compact instrumentation package for unmanned aerial vehicles will… more
Abstract:Busek Co. Inc. with expertise in spacecraft electric propulsion systems, including microwave generated plasmas and CubeSats, and ImSAR LLC with expertise in small Synthetic Aperture Radars (SAR) for Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAVs) have teamed up to develop an ocean sensing radar… more
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