Abstract:ABSTRACT: Identify approaches to increase spatial resolution of advanced emitter arrays. Provide an analysis of alternatives that evaluates the feasibility of each approach and identifies the best approach to pursue. Provide a system performance prediction for the chosen approach. BENEFIT: … more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Current Air Force and industry radome designs are time- and resource-exhaustive, and require frequent maintenance and inspection throughout product lifecycle, due to outdated technologies. Typical panels are constructed with one of several joint types mated to the adjoining panel with… more
Abstract:Directed plasma discharge using Knite Inc."s Kinetic Spark Ignition (KSI) hardware is proposed as a means to quell augmentor screech tone. Contrary to typical plasma ignitors, where plasma discharge is between anode and cathode, the KSI can discharge plasma into the flow in a reproducible… more
Abstract:There is a need to further develop the internal combustion engine to increase its efficiency and reduce emissions. In this RFP, DoE has correctly concluded that presently utilized ignition technology is a limiting factor in further improvements. DoE has specified certain performance targets which it… more
Abstract:The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is an environment resistant inertial measurement unit (eIMU) for commercial/industrial applications. This eIMU is a miniaturized navigation device that will enable enhanced GPS navigation down… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project anticipates bringing forth a disruptive mouth guard technology that answers the urgent need for better dental protection. In the US alone, every year more than 1 million dental injuries occur, resulting in medical costs of roughly $500 million… more
Abstract:The Phase I objective of this SBIR was to develop a nanothermite-based ignition composition to improve the no-fire performance of electro-explosive devices (EEDs). The developed nanoparticulate aluminum/cupric oxide (nACO) ignition composition provided a significant improvement in no-fire… more
Abstract:For spacecraft design and development teams concerned with cost and schedule, the Quick Spacecraft Thermal Analysis Tool (QuickSTAT) is an innovative software suite that will significantly reduce labor costs and effort associated with the design, analysis, and optimization of spacecraft. Unlike… more
Abstract:We propose to develop a Modular Sonar Identification System (MoSIS) (Figure 1). MoSIS will be designed to integrate with the PMS-485 Shallow Water Surveillance System (SWSS). MoSIS will be designed to provide low Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) capabilities for advanced sonar signal processing. MoSIS… more
Abstract:Humans are continually subjected to an overwhelming stream of visual, auditory, olfactory, and touch stimuli. We operate effectively because we are capable of focusing attention on the relevant items, and capable of accurately perceiving tiny discrepancies that are most relevant to our survival… more
Abstract:Most current teleoperated ground vehicle systems require a high-bandwidth link to support either real-time streaming video or streamed 3D structure back to the operator control unit, and experience significant performance degradation in the presence of communication latencies as small as 100… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Neya Systems, LLC is proposing to develop the Unmanned Systems PeRception Evaluation Simulation System (UxPRESS). UxPRESS provides significant opportunities to increase the state of the art for autonomy by tightly coupling the development and evaluation of perception algorithms with… more
Abstract:Fixed wing UAVs such as the Predator, Global Hawk, and Shadow have become invaluable C4ISR and force projection assets. They have acted as force multiplers, have reduced risk to human personnel, and have enabled new tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). Use of Vertical Takeoff and Landing… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The production of 3D models from aerial imagery has been an active research area for many years. Given sufficient image texture and a variety of divergent camera viewpoints, camera pose and scene structure are fully recoverable. Further, software for fully reconstructing a scene from an… more
Abstract:The objective of this proposal is to design software for the very successful multi-INT AquaQuIPS (AQ) data fusion processor in a Navy Tactical Cloud (NTC) environment at AQ"s SPAWAR processor location using the new 384 plus node super computer. Tasks proposed are: Base Task 1A: Design and… more
Abstract:Passive microwave sensors aboard satellites provide valuable information regarding weather conditions by measuring atmospheric attenuation over a broad range of frequencies from 0-200 GHz. Additional ground-based sensors are desirable to provide complementary upward looking measurements that can be… more
Abstract:In this SBIR effort we will develop and analyze (Phase I) a new design and packaging approach for an ultra-compact, dual-output wideband Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) for low noise figure (NF) and high dynamic range radio-frequency (RF) photonic link applications. We will provide (Phase I)… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) equipment, such as Eddy Current (EC) and Ultrasonic Testing (UT), provide important tools for the Air Force to characterize flaws, cracks, and/or defects in aircraft, thus monitoring potential safety issues. This equipment is typically hand-held, and used… more
Abstract:Nuclear power plant construction and life cycle management requires low cost, 3D information to achieve future construction cost goals. TetraVue is developing a high speed, high resolution 3D video camera that can create engineering models automatically, working like any hand- or shoulder-operated… more
Abstract:Quorum-sensing (QS) allows bacterial populations to coordinate gene expression in a cell-density dependent manner and plays a significant role in plant pathogenesis. In gram-negative bacteria, QS is mediated by signaling molecules called acyl-homoserine lactones (AHLs). Our technological innovation… more
Abstract:The goal of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of using renewable plant-based materials to derive biodegradable, environmentally benign, non-toxic surfactants, to replace the chemically synthesized surfactants in use today. Surfactants are a unique class of chemical products that are… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project seeks to further develop an AR coating on high efficiency PV device surface that can enable a reflection loss<3% over the wavelength range from 300 nm to 1800 nm. The proposed effort will optimize the coating design and the… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a metal matrix composite concrete cutting diamond blade. This project has the potential to address a distinct need in a $2 billion domestic market. The technology for cutting concrete hasn't changed in over 20 years and… more
Abstract:The Department of Energy (DOE) has been tasked by the US administration to give priority to developing enhanced fuels and cladding for Light Water Reactors to improve safety in the event of accidents in the reactor or spent fuel pools. Within this context, the DOE is calling for advanced… more
Abstract:NAVAIR SBIR Topic N101-041, Development of High Temperature Survivability Coating Materials with Innovative Application Processes, was initiated to address performance shortfalls in coating systems operating in moderate-high temperature environments. The objective was to develop high temperature… more
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