Abstract:Development of semantic technologies to support materials design and development. This project is intended to start constructing the building blocks for 1. Common Vocabulary Development, 2. Annotation, exposure, and discovery of existing published material properties and processes using standard… more
Abstract:A rugged design of high power, high gain, low-loss transmitter with low profile is proposed to develop and test in Phase I. The design is based on self-focusing effect of surface waves leaking from a tapered, multi-wavelength-long, slow-wave structure. High directivity of the antenna is provided by… more
Abstract:Mobile Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) systems are advantageous as they can be deployed to where the greatest need exists, and they generally have
small footprints, which is necessary in many locations. However the currently deployed mobile NII systems do not offer effective material
Abstract:Accurate quantitative characterization of materials is crucial for a wide range of industrial and research applications. New transmission scanning electron microscopy (t-SEM) methods have the potential for high-resolution imaging similar to transmission electron microscopy (TEM) with a less… more
Abstract:Collinear wakefield accelerator approaches are limited to transformer ratios of less than two for symmetric drive bunch profiles. Exceeding this limitation is necessary to establish dielectric or plasma wakefield accelerator research as a viable technology for future, compact, high-gradient… more
Abstract:Nuclear resonance fluorescence (NRF) is a promising active interrogation technique for nuclear plants, processing facilities, and spent nuclear fuel storage facilities that can provide detailed information about the nuclear structure of interrogated materials. The samples are exposed to gamma rays… more
Abstract:Conventional linear lattice accelerator designs limit the available dynamic aperture because they are unstable to chromatic effects and subject to resonances. By designing a lattice that is non- linear from the initial design, so-called integrable optics, the dynamic aperture can be increased as… more
Abstract:Present day simulation tools for the accelerator community have a narrow focus on specific problems and have unwieldy command-line driven inputs. In addition, to produce relevant results, the output from one program has to be fed into another, increasing the possibility of errors in translation… more
Abstract:Hybrid laser-plasma accelerator schemes are emerging as tools capable of producing high-energy electron beams as drivers for advanced light sources. However, drastic improvements in beam quality and shot-to-shot stability are needed to establish these schemes for widespread use. RadiaBeam… more
Abstract:Experimental measurement of Normal Zone Propagation (NZP) velocity in HTS 2G wires yields values below 1 mm/s. Such low propagation velocity results in concentrated energy dissipation and irreversible damage of the magnet during an unprotected quench. This project is developing a novel method for… more
Abstract:Ultrashort pulse lasers have unique interactions with matter that include the ability to athermally ablate materials, create micron resolution texturing of surfaces, and provide diagnostic, sensing, and imaging capabilities. Of particular interest to the Navy is the potential use of ultrafast lasers… more
Abstract:The personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by firefighters protects them against burns and hazardous environments. This equipment works so well that they may not notice that their environment has become so hot that is no longer safe. Although current thermal sensor technologies (generally built… more
Abstract:Electric ships and other Naval applications employing batteries (and ultracapacitors) for energy storage need a universal battery management system (BMS) that can diagnose device degradation and ensure safe operation. The Navy currently faces a difficult situation; where each energy storage device… more
Abstract:Military personnel must be protected from diseases transmitted by ticks and fleas, including plague and Lyme disease. Effective surveillance of tick and flea vectors is vital to determine the population present, whether they are carrying disease, and whether control campaigns are working.… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The cleaning of aircraft maintenance facilities requires a detergent to remove soils including hydraulic fluids, fuels, oil and grease. The wastewater must be treated to remove toxic heavy metals (particularly chromium and cadmium) before it is discharged to a municipal wastewater… more
Abstract:TDA Research and the University of Colorado at Boulder will team together to develop a responsive sequestration temporary coating for chemical warfare agents. The coating will be easily applied to surfaces where it will cover and contain chemical warfare agents on tactical vehicles, planes or other… more
Abstract:The electricity produced from fossil fuels is essential to the worlds prosperity and security. On the other hand, increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration caused by the fossil fuel combustion are causing concerns regarding global warming. Although there are several methods for… more
Abstract:Synthesis gas, a mixture of H2 and CO, is one of the top-ten platform chemicals produced from biomass and can be used to produce fuel-ethanol. However, existing heterogeneous catalysts have only a low selectivity for ethanol and produce too much low-value methane. As a result, the production of… more
Abstract:TDA Research Inc. has developed a catalyst that will enable mixtures of coal and biomass to be co-gasified to produce synthetic fuels. Our catalyst exhibits resistance to deactivation that is better than existing commercial catalysts for this application. By mixing agricultural waste with coal to… more
Abstract:RDRTec Inc. and The John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) propose to gather data in support of the development of techniques that will enable the efficient and effective detection and tracking of Small Maritime Targets (SMT) at high altitudes. This capability will be… more
Abstract:This propose effort will determine the feasibility of and continue development of innovative methods in support of simultaneous tracking and imaging for Pulse Doppler radar systems. Future missions of airborne ISR radar systems will require detection of moving targets in the presence of clutter,… more
Abstract:This effort will develop an HRR mode that is interleaved with search modes, allowing simultaneous search mode and target interrogation. This allows a more efficient use of radar resources and the ability to prefilter targets before committing the radar to longer ISAR dwells. Feature extraction from… more
Abstract:RDRTec Inc. and our partner, Leidos (formerly known as Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)), propose to further develop and begin transition of innovative Maritime Situational Awareness Aids (MSAA) specifically targeted for small boats in dense maritime traffic environment to… more
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