Abstract:Optical filaments, formed by high intensity ultra-short laser pulses, provide high-intensity coherent white light in the atmosphere at great distances from the laser source. This high-intensity interrogation of the atmosphere yields backward directed emissions for detection from a sensor co-located… more
Abstract:Farmers, crop consultants, and regulators are constantly faced with management/policy decisions that require the integration of current crop and soil conditions, and current and future weather conditions. Farmers and crop consultants must make these management decisions within a regulatory… more
Abstract:This proposal is submitted under the Innovative Tools and Techniques Supporting the Practical Uses of Earth Science Observations topic. We seek to create a prototype rangeland decision support system that links remote sensing based rangeland products, a soil biogeochemical model and web-based tools… more
Abstract:The purpose of this STTR phase II proposal is to scale up and validate various space materials product forms based on material technology concepts proven feasible in STTR phase I efforts. The STTR phase I has successfully demonstrated low cost survivable multifunctional engineered material systems:… more
Abstract:identified needs for the thermal control and ESD functions of the Prometheus Program's hardware for the heat rejection system for the planned nuclear system. These efforts can also serve uniquely the (CEV) radiator systems needs. The TCMS for the radiators of the both CEV and Prometheus missions… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Non-adherence to medication is one of the most serious problems facing health care today. Older patients often find it difficult to remember when to take which medication, and in what quantities. Since older individuals are more disposed to memory loss, confusion… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In this SBIR we propose to demonstrate the technical feasibility of Mobile OCR, a portable software system which makes use of existing personal devices to provide access to textual materials for the elderly or the visually impaired. The system will help these low… more
Abstract:The project demonstrates the technical feasibility of smart-phone technology that utilizes a text and sign reader. A portable software module is compatible with existing personal devices and provides access to textual materials for persons with visual disabilities. Previous work on Optical… more
Abstract:Applied Minds, Inc. (AMI) seeks to investigate the application of a variety of techniques to enhance its current portfolio of technologies, based on previous research carried out at AMI and on work done for a variety of client organizations including the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). AMI's… more
Abstract:The SBIR Phase I proposal aims to develop an ultra-sensitive long-wave infrared (LWIR) focal plane array (FPA) capable of working at thermal-electrically cooled temperature with a large field-of-view (FOV). LWIR FPA is of great importance in missile defense missions. Existing HgCdTe (MCT) and InSb… more
Abstract:Applied Nanotech, Inc. will design and develop a CO Detector Kit. The CO Detector Kit will meet MIL-STDs for environmental, shock and vibration and EMI. The CO Detector Kit will be ready at the option of the U.S. Air Force to be flight tested. A by-product of the Phase II effort will be a… more
Abstract:Traveling wave tubes (TWTs) are key components for generating high frequencies and high power for communication, radar and electronic warfare. Almost all TWTs used to date in active service use thermal cathodes as the electron source needed to generate the high current density beam required for TWT… more
Abstract:There is an urgent need detect humans hiding in shipping containers. ANI proposes an innovative chemical sensor that is miniaturized, robust, low power, low power, maintanence free, rapid responsive chemical sensor that reliably detects human(s) hiding in cargo shipping containers. ANI`s… more
Abstract:Concerns over chemical and biological weapons motivate interest in ¿smart¿ building technologies that incorporate a network of sensors for Chemical and Biological (CB) threat agents. Applied Nanotech, Inc. (ANI) proposes to collaborate with Lagus Applied Technology, Inc. (LAT) to develop and… more
Abstract:In the recent past, government agencies from the US and other foreign countries have recognized the problem of orphaned radioactive sources worldwide. Such sources pose a security risk in the form of potential material for a ¿dirty bomb¿ or other illicit applications. We propose to replace… more
Abstract:Applied Nanotech, Inc. will design and develop a sensor package. This sensor package will be capable of sensing various hydrocarbon, carbon monoxide, particulate debris and smoke contaminants in aircraft cockpit air. Our sensor is based on solid-state sensing elements attached to a single platform… more
Abstract:Applied Optimization, Inc., in working with EWI, Inc. and Boeing Phantom Works, proposes to demonstrate feasibility of using friction stir welding [FSW] for the manufacturing of large Al 7050-T7451 preforms in four steps as follows. In the first step, representative preform will be generated from… more
Abstract:Though ladar and stereo have received far more attention for UGV navigation use, radar offers some unique benefits. Many radar systems have the ability to partially penetrate thin vegetation, fog, smoke, and other obscurants while detecting hidden solid obstacles. Also, some systems provide useful… more
Abstract:Pulsed power generators designed for driving High Power Microwave sources have generally been limited to resonant transformers and Marx generators, with each offering advantages and disadvantages. Both methods deliver high voltages with large amounts of energy, but the transformer-based method is… more
Abstract:The market for the APELC's helical antennas is immediate based on the needs of various military and commercial entities. The proposed ringdown system brings many more capabilities to DoD beyond air platform electronic warfare, such as to Homeland Security for stopping vehicles. The same system… more
Abstract:Under SBIR Topic N04-218, Applied Physical Sciences Corp. (APS) developed and demonstrated candidate modifications to the existing DD(X) Integrated Undersea Warfare System's High Frequency (IUWS-HF) bow sonar signal processor that would improve the sonar's mine-hunting capabilities in refractive,… more
Abstract:Off-board vehicles deployed in littoral environments are subjected to severe operational loads, including wave slamming, high-speed collision with debris, and underwater explosions. They additionally serve as sensor platforms, and would benefit from reduced self- and radiated noise for towed array… more
Abstract:Shock mitigation and vibration isolation of electronics, machinery and other selected components are critical in the design and safe operation of Naval surface combatants. Based on the different forcing functions and constraints that characterize 1. shock loading, and 2. vibration isolation of… more
Abstract:The DD(X) destroyer relies on sophisticated, dual frequency bow sonar for mine-avoidance, ASW, and torpedo defense. Existing approaches to in situ bow sonar calibration that use booms to extend hydrophones beyond the sonar, along with legacy nearfield-to-farfield projection algorithms, will not… more
Abstract:The use of unmanned surface vessels (USV) towing underwater sensors will be part of the Littoral Combat Ship concept of operations for mine, anti-submarine, and anti-surface ship warfare. However, the wave-induced motions of the USV may degrade or limit sensor performance unless measures are taken… more
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