Abstract:Arete Associates proposes a Phase I effort to develop a radar mode that leverages a long coherent integration times to improve the detection of small boat targets in maritime environments up to sea state 4. The overall objective of this SBIR project is to then integrate these techniques and… more
Abstract:… technology on two prototype tactical vests. The focus of the phase II program would be the development and evaluation of a full-scale inductive power transfer system on a PRC-152 radio by both modifying and interfacing its battery. Because a mating vest/pouch that contains… more
Abstract:… that are improved relative to other alternatives for calibrating microwave retrieval techniques. assess the feasibility of adapting an airborne GPS RO system to test the detection limits in a realistic case study, because existing COSMIC data do not contain measurements… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Aurora will demonstrate on our automated fiber placement (AFP) machine that we are able to lay up composite panels that contain sacrificial fibers that can be thermally decomposed to create a microvascular network of small cavities that allow the panel to act as a… more
Abstract:…. The Phase I project will involve fabrication and testing of the new IQI"s, and development and proof-of-principle demonstration of the first software algorithms. In Phase II the IQI"s will be further developed, and a comprehensive and self-contained version of… more
Abstract:a novel family of proximity switchs is proposed based on EM technology field perturbation.This technology enables the proximity switch to be low cost, light weight, highly accurate and meets all MIL_PRF_24711B requirements. The proposed switch can be used in new NAVY vessel… more
Abstract:… expense for these cathodes, commercial use is impractical for most applications. Photocathodes with long lifetime are needed to make photoguns cost effective for commercial applications. CCR and the University of Maryland are applying controlled porosity reservoir… more
Abstract:… II of the SBIR will complete the final design of the waterjet, continue the development of the engine and its performance optimization, and will also fabricate and test a number of complete propulsion systems. The project will also fabricate a number of prototype vessel (USV)… more
Abstract:The U.S. DOE is very interested in promoting on-board vehicular hydrogen storage systems that will enable a driving range of greater than 300 miles while meeting packaging, cost, safety, and performance requirements. State-of-the-art hydrogen storage vessels that meet these… more
Abstract:… an ontology to realize the goals of linked data within the materials domain. As a direct result of Phase I research, the MODD ontology will link knowledge from a variety of existing materials databases. Additionally, because unstructured text, e.g. journal articles, contain… more
Abstract:…ssociated configuration information for representative antenna designs. The user provides a set of available antenna specifications to this tool and a prototype is generated and iteratively refined to meet the specifications. A computational electromagnetic (CEM) model … more
Abstract:Modern military systems contain numerous avionics and electronic systems that must perform to very high standards in hostile environments in the presence of numerous potential sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI). On airborne platforms for example, there could be dozens… more
Abstract:Although the thyratrons used in klystron modulators for large accelerator projects function properly, they need replacement every 10,000 hours at a cost of $13,000 each, plus labor. Furthermore, periodic maintenance is required to adjust their reservoir heater voltage over the… more
Abstract:The United States Navy is interested in developing small vessel mounted and man-portable directed energy weapons. One key technology in this endeavor is the development of high power radio frequency (HPRF) sources. While much work is being done to advance the state of the art in… more
Abstract:…poor performance for the same reasons and ultimately cost companies in lost potential revenue. One of the most promising developments that will aid in bringing the subject research technology to broad commercial use is the increase in portable computing devices that now contain… more
Abstract:… force protection requirement. Surface traffic density is often high, with many ferries, fishing, pleasure boats, and large cargo ships maneuvering in a small area. An important technical challenge for maritime wide area surveillance is to identify high valued naval vessels… more
Abstract:… that have not produced satisfactory results, particularly for small boats: (1) interpretation by analysts of 2-d images selected from a sequence and (2) autofocus over longer dwells. Although neither approach is capable of solving the problem, each contains elements… more
Abstract:…ingredients and droplet sizes in pharmaceutical sprays using combined fluorescence absorption and light extinction tomography. En’Urga will modify an existing instrument to simultaneously obtain full volume fluorescence absorption and light extinction in a spray containing a… more
Abstract:Tanks and enclosures were named the top corrosion expense on Navy vessels, accounting for $204 M in annual direct costs. To control these costs, there is a need for an automated monitoring system to assess coating damage and cathodic protection (CP) system performance. During… more
Abstract:The DOE seeks commercially viable, fabrication technologies for SRF cavities, specifically new or improved bulk processing technologies. Current methods, such as buffered chemical polishing (BCP), use high viscosity electrolytes containing hydrofluoric acid, which is not… more
Abstract:The DOE seeks commercially viable, fabrication technologies for SRF cavities, specifically eco-friendly final polishing technologies. Current methods, such as conventional and buffered electropolishing, use high viscosity electrolytes containing hydrofluoric acid, which is not… more
Abstract:Currently available hull thickness sensors use ultrasonics and provide coverage of a single point on the hull. The sensor must then be moved over the hull while the thickness readings are monitored to detect thin areas of hull plate. These systems generally contain array type… more
Abstract:… system, which we call the Automated Fragmentation Data Collection System (AFDCS) to meet the needs of AMRDEC testing debris and fragment characterization requirements. The baseline concept consists of a table of frame for placement of Celotex witness bundles containing… more
Abstract:… connect formal verification tools, which are currently not integrated into requirements management processes, to other requirements management tools. The result will be an integrated tool suite that provides better requirements and test management and contains improved… more
Abstract:…here is an immediate need to for improved anti-tamper (AT) technologies to protect critical program information (CPI) found in the software of weapon systems used by the US Military and its allies. Current state-of-the-art AT coatings applied to circuit boards containing CPI do… more
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