Abstract:SA Photonics is pleased to propose the COMET Software Defined Laser system for satellite applications. The COMET laser source is an integrated source that supports LIDAR, wavelength diversity broadband sensing, and laser based free-space communication applications from a single laser source. The… more
Abstract:Missile systems requiring lock-on after launch capability require Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) that exhibit low drift to support navigation functions and high output data rates to support target tracking. Missile warheads impose size constraints and environmental performance requirements on the… more
Abstract:Compressive sensing is based on the notion that the information content of a signal may be much less than its instantaneous bandwidth, and that this signal"sparseness"can be exploited directly during the sensing operation. When applied to the sampling of pulsed Radar signals, compressive… more
Abstract:SA Photonics is pleased to propose the development of the dynamic phased array characterization (DPAC) system. DPAC combines very high precision and stability probe technology with the Blazer high speed synchronized receiver and customized signal processing and display software to enable… more
Abstract:Motion blur or smear can limit the performance of digital display systems. Smear comes from two main display attributes their non-zero response time and their finite hold time. The first effect causes the image from one frame to persist into the subsequent frame, while the second effect ensures… more
Abstract:Naval submarines depend on reliable methods of communicating status to Fleet Command. In the event of a disaster, it is imperative to have a backup method to transmit a distress signal. SEPIRBs (Submarine Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) provide this function. Once released these beacons… more
Abstract:SA Photonics' Jammer Emulator (JEM) is a flexible and programmable wideband DRFM Jammer Emulator intended to be able to rapidly evaluate the impact of new threat waveforms. JEM is a high resolution, dual channel jammer simulator that supports large varieties of DRFM and ECM emulation capabilities. A… more
Abstract:SA Photonics is pleased to propose the development plan for our FALCON Miniature Laser Designator (MLD) for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Laser designators have been successfully fielded on large UAVs such as Global Hawk and Predator, but the large size, weight, and power of these… more
Abstract:SA Photonics, in conjunction with our teammates at the University of Arizona, have developed LARS, the low-cost augmented reality system. This system is a see-through HMD used for training and simulation. LARS was designed using an innovative freeform prism combiner which is small, lightweight and… more
Abstract:The suppression of a ship"s magnetic signature is important in the effort to thwart detection by adversarial forces and prevent engagement with magnetic fused weapons. There are two ways to model ship magnetic signatures; through the use of finite element based analytical models and through the… more
Abstract:Organic matrix and ceramic matrix composite (OMC and CMC) structures used in critical areas such as around engine inlets and exhaust wash structures are known to fail through both hygrothermal and oxidative degradation. Without a reliable means of monitoring the health of these high-temperature… more
Abstract:Development of crack resistant conductive gap-fillers fits within the Air Force's goal of investing in low observable maintenance improvements that will decrease sustainment costs and reduce aircraft downtime. Commercially available gap-fillers are initially effective, but performance degrades… more
Abstract:The dielectric properties, and therefore the radar transmission abilities, of aircraft radomes are known to degrade over time. The physical mechanisms that allow/cause this degradation, however, are not well understood. TRI proposes to use its three decades of background in polymer and composite… more
Abstract:Emerging combat conditions require new multifunctional fiber materials, associated composite systems and processing techniques to be developed starting now. As envisioned, these materials cannot be based on incremental gains made using current technology, but major leaps forward arising from… more
Abstract:Burns are generally prevented by clothing and materials that offer a considerable degree of thermal protection from high heat fluxes. However, because of ergonomic considerations select areas of the body including the face and the hands may not be covered during operations. What is desired is a… more
Abstract:Many of the coatings used on composite aircraft cannot withstand high temperatures, especially while maintaining mechanical properties such as abrasion resistance. Abrasive challenges have plagued F-35 coated composites because of operating at 450 F (232 C) for extended periods of time while being… more
Abstract:Submarines have actuated parts that must be lubricated with grease to ensure correct operation and long service-life. In dry deck shelters (DDS), which are enclosed areas, divers are subjected to fumes that may be off-gassed from these greases. The DDS's are subject to elevated temperatures and… more
Abstract:A systematic evaluation of multiple sensor array handling system concepts is proposed in which the performance of the current systems is used to establish a baseline. All attributes of the existing system are defined. All attributes of the proposed systems are evaluated. The scoring and weighting… more
Abstract:The ultimate goal of the Phase I effort is to research the most common failure modes of small implodable volumes in order to determine characteristics of the resultant shock wave and determine what hazards this shock wave represents to divers. Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc. (TRI/Austin) will… more
Abstract:Friction stir welding (FSW) can produce stronger, lighter, and more efficient welds than any previous process. In aluminum assemblies, FSW provides improved joint strength, fatigue properties and crack resistance compared to conventional arc welded joints. One of the current barriers to widespread… more
Abstract:Advancements in the Small Arms Protective Inserts are continually being made in order to provide lighter weight and more efficient ballistic protection for the U.S. Marine Corps and other military personnel. The USMC has challenged industry to develop new materials to achieve these goals. Texas… more
Abstract:The United States Navy is in need of novel synthetic decking materials to level magazine decks that utilize the Universal Tie-Down System (UTDS). Current latex concrete products add over 300 tons of weight to a ship, and it is desired that this weight be reduced by 50% or more. Texas Research… more
Abstract:Sensitive equipment critical to successful LCS missions have been damaged due to excessive shock loading. The shock is transferred to the mission systems through rigid twist-lock connectors which secure mission module ISO containers to the LCS hull. TRI/Austin proposes to investigate state of the… more
Abstract:The use of graphite fiber reinforced composite materials in Navy ship applications has a number of potential benefits that can be attributed to the material's high specific strength and stiffness. However, graphite fiber can form a galvanic cell with the steel structure, especially at the joints… more
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Abstract:Identification and Significance of the Problem or Opportunity: The meat processing infrastructure is declining and aging across the United States leaving small farms with limited poultry, natural pork, and ruminant processing options. Work to rehabilitate existing but aged processing establishments… more
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