Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project seeks to develop the next-generation chip-scale Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) gyroscopes for use in wireless devices that now require unprecedented device performance with minimum possible footprint. For instance, inertial… more
Abstract:Defense transformation and network-centric operations have created the need for highly-agile, networked teams of individuals who are responsive to the changing demands of their task environment. Lack of preparedness for new stimulation when teams process novel or uncertain task demands is the team… more
Abstract:Underground cross-border tunnels of all sizes and shapes are an increasingly important threat
to our National security. Finding cross-border tunnels is a challenging task and once found, an
additional challenge is mapping the entire underground tunnel. Manned entry into these
dangerous underground… more
Abstract:New, patented highly advanced thermo-chemical processing (LINTERPROCESS) and heat-treatment (LINHEAT) technologies were developed by SANOVA to address and solve metal and alloy performance deficiencies. Based on these innovative technologies, SANOVA has designed a treatment process which creates… more
Abstract:The objective of the proposed effort is to provide highly integrated MEMS based IMU using a planar IMU device and a combination of novel analog control and readout mechanizations along with an adaptive digital control compensation system in an FPGA. The resulting micro IMU and associated Integrated… more
Abstract:To build and develop prototypes for: 1) The MeterPlusX system, a data preservation and provisioning platform and set of analysis and reporting tools for measurement of PA; and 2) the ActiCore infrastructure, the integration fabric for data acquisition, distribution, processing, presentation, and… more
Abstract:RCT Systems proposes a Thermoelectric Scalable Power Generator (TSPG) design capable of>300 Watts, operating continuous at 28 VDC in a package weighing<22 Lb, based on a thermoelectric generator combusting gaseous (propane) and liquid (JP-8/DF-2) fuels. High ZT (>1.5) nanostructure… more
Abstract:A fundamental issue with high average current photoelectron guns is the generation of stray electrons and ions which can damage the photoemitter. Both the photogenerated electron bunch and any field emitted electrons can potentially directly impact the photocathode, desorb molecules from the gun… more
Abstract:This project will result in investigation and modeling of heat flow in a Bi2Te3-Sb2Te3 superlattice based thermoelectric cooler stack and the development of the series of processes for negative electron affinity activation of the stack substrate as a basis for an advanced sensor cooler in which… more
Abstract:SPAWAR requires a high fidelity simulation of Radio Security Services (RSS) to enhance testing of Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) networking waveforms. Waveforms and enhancements are evaluated using a JTRS Surrogate Radio (JSR). We propose to modify a JSR through installation of radio security… more
Abstract:There exists a need for a RF channel simulation framework that can aid in the analysis of the next generation of mobile multi-protocol wideband tactical systems such as JTRS operating under challenging channel conditions. To address this need, Scalable Networks and UCLA propose to develop a… more
Abstract:Mobile Ad-hoc Networking is the central concept employed in the JTRS waveforms, especially the WNW waveform. Due to the cross-layered nature of MANETs, the performance of the WNW network is greatly influenced by the network configuration settings (IP subnet schema, radio channel bandwidth, and… more
Abstract:The primary objective of the MUOS Modeling and Evaluation Environment (M2E2) tool-kit is to develop the capability that allows for accurate technical and operational insights into end-to-end performance of DoD"s Mobile User Object System (MUOS) and its interoperability with other JTRS networks.… more
Abstract:The concept of Live Virtual Constructive testing (LVC) is a central tenet for Operational Test Commands BCNIS program, which will provide realistic situational awareness (SA) and command and control (C2) tactical environment to support operational testing of future communication assets, without the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Complications arising from pathogen infection incur a tremendous societal cost both in morbidity and mortality (as high as 50-60%), as well as in care and treatment estimated in billions of dollars. In susceptible patients, infection induces mis-regulation of the… more
Abstract:With the information age has come a dramatic increase in our ability to generate and collect data while the traditional techniques to analyze this tsunami of data have proven woefully inadequate. The amount of data collected and stored electronically is doubling every three years. Many researchers… more
Abstract:The problem: Nutrient concentration has a direct effect on the yield and quality of plants. However, despite their importance, they are frequently over applied and, if their concentration is thought to be incorrect, they are discarded into the environment and replaced with a new solution. This leads… more
Abstract:We have proposed the development of a novel, low frequency, directed energy concept for neutralizing IEDs at a safe distance in front of moving vehicles. The concept is based on launching an"Energetic RF Zenneck-mode Surface Waves"(Z-waves), which unlike conventional RF free field… more
Abstract:The ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have highlighted the benefits and limitations of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operated by front-line combat units and special operations forces. The real-time imagery provided by narrow field of view electro-optical or infrared (EO/IR) cameras… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Five small UAV payloads were designed that can detect and geolocate RF emitters. These systems provide coverage for VHF, UHF, GSM-900e, and GSM-1800. These systems are size, weight, and power compatible with Wasp, Raven, and Puma UAVs. Each system is a scalable and modular design, which… more
Abstract:Numerical modeling tools can facilitate the process design, performance evaluation, and lifing prediction of a number of high-end components, including critical rotating jet engine parts. They can predict the component-wide state variables (such as stress, strain, strain rate, temperature) as a… more
Abstract:Currently there is no commercial software modeling capability which correlates the details of a manufacturing process to the probabilistic lifing analysis of a component. Since fatigue life of a nickel base superalloy disk component is greatly influenced by bulk residual stresses, which themselves… more
Abstract:Scientific Monitoring, Inc. proposes to develop a robust propulsion control approach to facilitate control law design and simulation-based validation. The proposed approach integrates system identification and robust control design, specifically tailors it to handle large perturbations and model… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In order to significantly advance the fidelity and capability of current computational engineering tools, algorithms, techniques, and software which map effectively to emerging massively parallel hardware architectures must be developed. The objective of this project is to investigate and… more
Abstract:This proposal seeks to develop a practical and economical design tool, first in two dimensions, and subsequently in three-dimensions, for optimizing helicopter rotor configurations for dynamic stall alleviation. The approach will consist of defining a target unsteady load pro file for a pitching… more
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