Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Postural control requires a complex interaction of visual and proprioceptive sensory inputs in addition to that provided by the vestibular system. A discrepancy produces a sensory mismatch and can result in seasickness, airsickness, and virtual reality or… more
Abstract:This SBIR Phase II project will develop the processing steps for the fabrication of highly quality periodically poled waveguides in potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP). Periodically poled waveguides enable highly efficient, quasi-phase matched (QPM), nonlinear optical wavelength conversion of… more
Abstract:The goal of this effort is to develop a compact, rugged, electrically efficient, tunable semiconductor laser for the purpose of injection seeding Nd:YAG lasers in NASA lidar systems for remote sensing and atmospheric profiling. A highly stable low power seed laser plays a crucial role in these… more
Abstract:This NASA Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a technique to greatly improve the direct coupling of a diode laser to an optical waveguide with embedded Bragg grating using no intermediate lenses. The key innovation proposed for this SBIR effort is a method for generating… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will use the electro-optic (EO) effect, in which an electric field changes the index of refraction of a nonlinear material, in a novel manner to create a beam deflector with very favorable properties for laser beam scanning and steering.… more
Abstract:The Stretched Lens Array SquareRigger (SLA-SR) solar array is based on the combination of two cutting edge technologies, the SquareRigger solar array structure and the SLA optics/PV-blanket assembly. The combined SLA-SR system produces an extremely lightweight (>330 W/kg BOL near term and 500 W/kg… more
Abstract:Second-order Augmentation of Lattice Trusses (SALT) is a unique configuration that promises to alleviate many constraints on the design of large deployable space structures, enabling more mass and packaging-efficient structures due to the effect of multi-tiered (higher-order structural hierarchy)… more
Abstract:The ABLE ESCA designs use flight proven materials/processes to create an ideal ESCA system that yields low cost, low mass, high reliability, high power density, and is adaptable to any cell type, coverglass thickness, and panel contour. The successfully completed Phase 1 program has proven concept… more
Abstract:The objective of this research is to investigate various approaches to delivering first-principles, physics-based NVG simulation image generation for material responses and environmental effects in an affordable, deployable format to meet the needs of the various user communities. The expected… more
Abstract:As the OPS performs audits of the pipeline operators, pursuant to the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002 and Sub-part O of the newly released 49 CFR 192, the focus is no longer on the existence of a plan, rather, it is on the existence of a process, the completion of tasks defined within those… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant):
As many as 20 million people in the United States have diabetes and more than two million of these individuals will develop diabetic foot ulcers during their lifetime. In addition, the incidence of ulcer recurrence after complete healing approaches 30% within… more
Abstract:The AEgis Technologies Group, Inc. proposes to develop a 2D focal plane array UV/VIS light modulator using MEMS-based diffractive grating technology that will greatly enhance the capability of HWIL test systems. Grating ElectroMechanical Systems (GEMS) technology developed by Kodak Eastman will be… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Phase I. In the treatment of cancer, radiation therapy has been limited by the tolerance of the surrounding normal tissues, such as lung or mucosa. Until now, there have been no compounds available that protect the normal tissues without reducing the tumor… more
Abstract:This technology project aims to advance the art of aviation in reducing - by almost an order of magnitude - landing and takeoff distance for diverse aircraft. AEREON will exploit the "dynamic lift" phenomenon, emulating the technology/technique of birds. Such technology accomplishment will respond… more
Abstract:In support of low flying air vehicle missions, the Navy seeks improved capabilities to detect automatically, geo-locate, and determine the height above ground of vertical obstructions over operational areas. Of importance is the ability to assess the horizontal and vertical accuracy of detection… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Phase I SBIR application is presented by Bistech, Inc. of Woburn, MA. It will test the feasibility of using a new inhaled pharmaceutical agent, pneumoreductive surfactant (PRS), to treat pulmonary emphysema, a progressive and disabling disease that affects… more
Abstract:Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) have demonstrated themselves as a commercially viable technology. Recent technology developments have lead to a new class of commercial VCSELs designed for high power operation. These devices appear to be favorable candidates for high power military… more
Abstract:A near-term low-cost end-to-end optical signature code is proposed which incorporates advanced physical models and simulation methods within a unified code structure to enable unprecedented levels of computational performance (speed, fidelity) for analysis and simulation of target/background… more
Abstract:Advanced interceptor seekers with active ladar systems offer enhanced capabilities for target acquisition, discrimination, tracking, and targeting of a lethal object within a ballistic missile threat train including off-nominal threats and countermeasures. Full exploitation of these capabilities… more
Abstract:The exhaust flow from a turbofan engine operating at typical cruise conditions generates noise as turbulent flow interacts with the basic shock cell pattern. This can be a significant source of noise within the aircraft cabin. The proposed innovation is a new method for testing the acoustics of… more
Abstract:Reusable space vehicles currently being designed by the United States Air Force (USAF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for both military and commercial applications require innovative structural components that are both light weight and able to withstand the severe… more
Abstract:Satellite platforms require lightweight, highly reliable energy production and storage systems to maximize payload power and performance. The regenerative fuel cell (RFC) system is a promising electrochemical technology that has a high specific energy on the order of 550Wh/kg. An RFC system in… more
Abstract:Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) require a low signature power source for on-station operation of sensor payloads. The power source must have a high energy density, be reliable, require low maintenance, and be able to withstand salt spray and heavy seas for a two week mission duration. In addition,… more
Abstract:The destructive expendable (DEX) is a highly promising way to defend small aircraft such as unmanned aerial vehicles. To evaluate the potential of DEXs, accurate simulation of their flight path is essential. The mission of a destructive expendable (DEX), though brief, is aerodynamically very complex… more
Abstract:In this Phase II effort AeroAstro will refine and focus the rapid response, modular spacecraft architecture development, SCOUT, begun in Phase I. In Phase I AeroAstro identified several key, enabling technologies that must be matured to realize a responsive space military asset. Plug-and-Sense… more
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