Abstract:The bandwidth of current and future image analysts is insufficient to ingest the vast quantity of data generated by staring sensing platforms. Because of this, signature exploitation algorithms need to play a role in the data processing chain to cue analysts to specific regions of interest within… more
Abstract:Using an information theoretic Global Image Quality Equation(GIQE), we map image formation parameters to National Image Interpretability Rating Scale(NIIRS) levels. These NIIRS levels are also projected onto PID derived from analysts and signature exploitation algorithms for various target sets.… more
Abstract:A new genre of sensing technology is being employed to develop reliable, low cost, pressure sensors that are able to make measurements at locations in aircraft turbine engines, such as P4, where it has not previously been possible to do so.
Abstract:This project will develop a robust, reliable and low cost networked sensor capability for advanced turbine engines and other applications. This system will enable pressure, temperature, vibration and strain to be measured in extremely harsh environments such as turbine engine combustors, enabling… more
Abstract:Shock Transients, Inc., (STI) will show feasibility of MPXI, an innovative liner material that releases energy in response to a strong shock stimulus but is otherwise safe and insensitive. STI's approach will be to analyze alternative MPXI blends and to test selected candidates for safety and… more
Abstract:SI2 Technologies proposes to create a revolutionary manufacturing approach to print sub-wavelength patterned coatings on flexible roll-to-roll substrates for use in photonic devices. SI2 will utilize a wide format, roll to roll inkjet printing process to precisely deposit precision patterned low… more
Abstract:SI2 Technologies, Inc. (SI2) proposes to design and develop conformal antennas for network enabled Strike Weapons. The key characteristics of the novel design concept include: ultra wide bandwidth, omnidirectional coverage, high efficiency, and significant reduction in the thickness of the antenna… more
Abstract:SI2 Technologies proposes to leverage its experience in the design of broadband, low profile array antennas to develop a wide band, high performance, low cost array to operate from S band through X band for Navy shipboard radar, electronic warfare (EW), and communications systems. SI2"s… more
Abstract:SI2 Technologies proposes to leverage its experience in the design of broadband, low profile array antennas to develop an ultra wideband (UWB) array to operate from 300 3000 MHz for an improved forward looking ground penetrating radar (FLGPR) array. SI2"s proposed UWB array is based on proven… more
Abstract:SI2 Technologies, Inc. (SI2) proposes to design and develop a multifunction conformal antenna system for UHF Flight Termination System (FTS), L-band Global Positioning System (GPS), and S-band Telemetry applications for the SM-3 family of missiles and other platforms. To reduce the depth of… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to develop a contrast agent for photoacoustic imaging targeted to the receptors of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGFR), so it can be accumulated and retained in tumor endothelial cells by VEGFR-mediated endocytosis. VEGFR are over expressed in… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Currently available anti-angiogenic drugs inhibit VEGF/VEGFR signaling, which leads to transient vascular regression followed by rebound of drug-resistant vasculature, which significantly decrease the therapeutic efficacy of very expensive anti-angiogenic… more
Abstract:This SBIR Phase I program will identify the joining materials and demonstrate the processes that are suited for construction of advanced ceramic matrix composite (CMC) thrusters for advanced monopropellants and bipropellants for space propulsion. We will join CMCs to each other and to superalloys… more
Abstract:Currently available Aluminum nitridesilicon carbide (AlNSiC) composite lossy dielectrics are not suitable as high order mode (HOM) absorbers in superconductor radio frequency (SRF) cavities in linear accelerators operating at cryogenic temperatures. Even though they have favorable dielectric… more
Abstract:To improve the predictive capabilities of solid rocket motor end-of-burn phenomena, two analysis tools will be further developed. An existing engineering tool will go through continued development and validation, while an existing solid rocket ballistics model, built and demonstrated within a… more
Abstract:A new, improved fidelity solid rocket ballistics model is being built on a commercial CFD platform. The CFD platform includes a coupled solid mechanics solver, allowing for tight coupling between the grain burnback and the motor gas dynamics. An aeroacoustic component of the platform will be used to… more
Abstract:GHe reclamation is critical in reducing operating costs at rocket engine test facilities. Increases in cost and shortages of helium will dramatically impact testing of rocket engines for launch vehicles and space propulsion systems as the global supply of this non-renewable element diminishes. … more
Abstract:NASA has identified in-space cryogenic fluid management (CFM) as a high priority for technology development because the construction of an in-space propellant infrastructure is anticipated to dramatically decrease costs across a broad spectrum of missions. This importance is reflected in the… more
Abstract:High-g testing through controlled deceleration has proven to be a key to the successful development of electronics that must survive gun launch. The need for this type of testing is expected to continue as the Army is driven to greater precision to reduce collateral damage, with several programs… more
Abstract:SIFT proposes to build SAT-CIRCA: an integrated, verifiable architecture for real-time satellite response planning and execution. In previous research, we have developed the Cooperative Intelligent Real-time Control Architecture (CIRCA), including a planning system uniquely capable of reasoning… more
Abstract:Currently, there are over 10,000 MRI scanners used in the US alone. US citizens today are mobile and many times medical treatments may require MRI scans from several different facilities. Images from MRI scanners can also drift over time. There is a tremendous need for all medical imaging scanners… more
Abstract:In Phase I, our research team set forth an innovative design of and enabling techniques for universal plug and play navigation (UPNAV) that reconfigures itself on-the-fly as aiding sensors are connected to and disconnected from the system without the need for system redesign and software recompiling… more
Abstract:The proposed Phase I program will develop a Bayesian framework for modeling and predicting track uncertainty and performance as a function of OCs and integrate this framework with algorithms for tracking vehicles in WAMI. The proposed Performance and Uncertainty Modeling and Prediction for Tracking… more
Abstract:Situational awareness is paramount when conducting operations in potentially hostile terrain. Vehicle operators must focus on multiple tasks simultaneously: navigation, collision avoidance, location of possible IED threats, and identification of dismount threats. Fatigue and distractions affect… more
Abstract:Fully automated approaches to target detection are efficient at processing large amounts of data but often rely heavily on the training data and the model employed. Training data and modeling assumptions can be violated in the operational environments where the algorithms are applied. Alternatively,… more
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