Abstract:This proposal acknowledges the difficulties of developing an accurate, actionable representation of the battlespace in a Common Tactical Picture. As the Navy matures and expands cross platform network communications, the amount of data shared by multiple platforms in a strike group will continue to… more
Abstract:This proposal acknowledges the challenges with developing Carrier Strike Group (CGS) This proposal acknowledges the challenges with developing Carrier Strike Group (CGS) Undersea Warfare mission plans and maintaining shared situational awareness. As CSG ASW sensor and sensor processing systems have… more
Abstract:The US Navy seeks the development of a miniature transponder locator unit, capable of sustaining high shock loads that can be placed in both lightweight and heavyweight exercise torpedoes for rapid torpedo recovery. Currently, a considerable amount of time and resources is expended to visually… more
Abstract:This proposal recognizes the complexity of Situational Awareness (SA) in the context of information base warfare paradigms. The principal objective of the Phase II effort is to prototype an innovated"binary"approach to establish SA scoring. Our approach breaks down complex problems into… more
Abstract:The US Navy currently spends millions of dollars per year on consumable tapes to store acoustic sensor and track data during exercises and missions. These tapes are cumbersome and have a limited life in terms of read/write cycles. Tapes are typically recorded to only once. Tape drives are bulky and… more
Abstract:Our Context-Aware Multiple Objective Planning (CMOP) is focused on the expansion and refinement of the mission planning capability in order to more fully support the capabilities required by Under Sea Warfare Decision Support System (USW-DSS). This includes expanding the spatial-temporal and… more
Abstract:Adaptive Technologies, Inc. (ATI) and Fortress Technologies have teamed to develop advances in flight deck data and voice communications for use by the Aviation Data Management and Control System (ADMACS) program. This unique challenge of providing operational, noise-free, speech driven data… more
Abstract:Outdoor wood-fired boilers (OWB) are gaining in popularity for heating homes. As energy prices have risen, sales of OWBs are doubling each year because they provide a lower cost solution and use renewable fuel. There is concern about their air emissions, however. OWBs typically emit 18 times the… more
Abstract:The ADMA and PNNL team will pursue this Program with the overall objective of developing a novel membrane device for harvesting of potable water directly from ambient air or other humid gas stream. This new product technology is based on recent inventions made at PNNL about preparation of an ultra… more
Abstract:Wildlife Computers presents a remote release device for use with marine mammal data-logging tags proposed with three variations to suit cetaceans and large and small pinnipeds. The device uses innovative approaches such as ElectRelease epoxy for the releasing mechanism and an Argos-based signaling… more
Abstract:Based on our proprietary fiber technology and extensive experience in fiber laser development, a new single-frequency 2Â?Ãm fiber laser source will be developed. The source includes advanced frequency-locking schemes for both center-line locking and offset-frequency locking, so as to address the… more
Abstract:In this proposal, we propose to demonstrate and build a widely tunable, narrow linewidth, single frequency fiber laser by developing an innovative Er/Yb-co-doped single mode fiber. Such a fiber laser is needed for coherent lidar and interferometric fiber sensing. In Phase I, we will design and… more
Abstract:There is an urgent need to develop a new high-energy 2m ultrafast fiber laser system in order to achieve the optimized efficiency of the ESASE process, which is beneficial in areas ranging from atomic and molecular sciences to chemical, materials, and biological studies. To reach the mid-IR… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: High power fiber lasers have made significant progress in last several years. Several kW of output power has been demonstrated, which enables a wide range of new applications from laser welding, laser cutting, and laser drilling to military defense. While high power fiber lasers have been… more
Abstract:High power fiber lasers have made significant progress in the last several years. Ten kW of diffraction-limited output power at 1 micron from one single mode fiber has been demonstrated. Department of Defense (DoD) needs 100s of kW for missile defense as well as for protection against rockets,… more
Abstract:Our Fused-Realities-Assessments-Modules (FRAM) as self-contained deployable add-ons enables innovative new levels and types of automated quantification strategies for combining human and system performance in real-time for fused performance monitoring and after-action-review purposes. FRAM… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Neurologic disorders frequently affect everyday functioning. However, clinicians and researchers have had limited success in predicting who will, or will not, succeed at real-world tasks, since most assessments rely ontesting from in a controlled environment… more
Abstract:Under this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project, Research Topic 137, "Quantification of Behavioral and Physiological Effects of Drugs Using a Mobile Scalable Device", the contractor shall create and evaluate the Mobile-Alertness-Memory-Profiler (M-AMP); an… more
Abstract:It is well known that the brain is the organ most sensitive to ischemia/hypoxia. Noninvasive continuous monitoring of cerebral blood flow autoregulation, cerebrovascular reactivity and related phenomena such as cerebral vasospams in combat casualties could guide clinicians/medics in adjusting the… more
Abstract:Boron carbide (B4C) ceramic is one of the hardest materials available and, in the form of a fiber composite, it is expected to improve ballistic performance of personal armor and armored vehicles. Due to the nature of its covalent bond, it is very difficult to manufacture full density boron carbide.… more
Abstract:Command of the littoral environment is advantageous for the warfighter. Remote characterization of the littoral region is an asset to mission planners. Characterization includes providing bathymetry, currents, and probability of deployed mines or obstacles deterring beach landings of US Navy… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The Air Force is currently replacing chrome plating with High Velocity Oxygenated Fuel (HVOF) applied tungsten carbide-cobalt (WC-Co and WC-Co-Cr) coatings. These coatings require diamond wheels for finish grinding the HVOF coatings as well as aluminum oxide grinding wheels for base metal… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Landing gear components manufactured from high strength steel alloys require sacrificial protective coatings to perform safely in service. Cadmium has been the standard coating for such components for decades, but is a known carcinogen and has been targeted for elimination by the USAF. … more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I project is focused on the development of a chemical treatment for bast natural fibers called "In-Situ Polymeric Coating (IPC)". An IPC coating will enable kenaf, flax, jute and/or other bast natural fibers to replace fiberglass in… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The quenching of metallic aircraft parts produces residual stresses and distortion that increase subsequent manufacturing costs and reduced component performance. Manufacturers seek to control these residual stresses through design of the quench process. In this proposal, AltaSim… more
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