Abstract:To support tactical fuel requirements at forward bases, biomass wastes from operations, and those locally available, need to be converted into viable military fuels. Conventional approaches cannot produce military type fuels using compact and mobile reactors. Under a Phase I effort, Altex and… more
Abstract:Airborne high energy laser systems need lightweight and compact thermal management systems. Innovative heat exchanger concepts have been identified, which can help reduce thermal management system weight and volume to below 100 lbs and 8 cubic feet, respectively, while also reducing cost. Phase I… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This proposal details an ambitious effort to develop Virtualization-based secure application Containers and Controlled Communication System (VC3S). The VC3S provides secure application/module isolation, mediation of inter-application/module communication, as well as dynamic/intelligent… more
Abstract:Altusys will develop an analytical tool to enable Marines or Soldiers at the company or lower level to assess local economic conditions and develop courses of action to impact the economy. Presuming that rapid re-employment of the host-country civilian labor force and rapid repair of the… more
Abstract:One of the key goals of strengthening maritime security is to increase maritime domain awareness, involving a combination of intelligence, surveillance, and operational information to build as complete a picture as possible to assess the threats and vulnerabilities in the maritime realm. Maintaining… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Functional RNA molecules such as aptamers, siRNAs, miRNAs, and related compounds have enormous potential as human therapeutics and as tools for elucidating gene regulation in vivo. To reach this potential, such molecules must be highly potent and highly nuclease… more
Abstract:The major objectives of the Phase I effort will be focused on CDC high pressure compaction/fabrication, post-processing, testing and materials performance/baseline preliminary material modeling of the kinetic behavior of the projectile material compositions based on select geometry and CDC materials… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Sequencing of the human genome has led to a new and even more ambitious goal - characterization of the human proteome. Such an endeavor involves not only understanding the function of hundreds of thousands of differentproteins expressed in human cells but also… more
Abstract:The goal of this program is to develop a new sandwich electrode technology for low-loss microwave devices. The electrode consists of a thick high-conductivity layer sandwiched between two high-stability oxidization resistant thin cladding layers. The thick layer ensures low electrode resistance… more
Abstract:The R-NOTES platform serves as an innovative and unifying system architecture for Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) to be used in both the civilian and military sectors. While NOTES has recently emerged as a logical step beyond laparoscopic methods in minimally invasive surgery… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project addresses unmet analysis needs of froth flotation, a separations process widely used in the mining industry to separate worthless gangue from desired mineral particles. Phase I work has demonstrated the preparation of sensor membranes… more
Abstract:The primary purpose of this proposal is to develop and demonstrate a new technology for manufacturing an ultra-low-cost precision optical telescope mirror which can be scaled up for use in very large UV/optical and/or infrared telescopes. This proposal will demonstrate prototype manufacturing of a… more
Abstract:The health and integrity of aircraft sensors play a critical role in aviation safety. Unfortunately, inaccurate or false readings from these sensors can lead to improper decision-making resulting in serious and sometimes fatal consequences. The research performed in Phase I demonstrated the… more
Abstract:The primary goal of this project is to design and develop an autonomous instrumentation and control (I & C) health monitoring system for space nuclear power applications. The system, once fully developed, will be able to detect system anomalies based on analytical modeling technique using data… more
Abstract:A Light Water Reactor (LWR) is equipped with control and shutdown rods that are inserted into and withdrawn from the core to control the power level in the reactor. The positioning of the control and shutdown rods is performed via the plants rod control system, which in a typical Pressurized Water… more
Abstract:As the existing fleet of US nuclear power plants pass midlife, the aging condition of safety related systems, structures, and components (SSCs) becomes increasingly important. Electrical cables, including those used for instrumentation and control, are vital for safety related systems and problems… more
Abstract:Although nuclear power plants have provided a reliable source of power for the U.S. over the last four decades, unexpected equipment failures have resulted in losses of power production and millions of dollars of revenue, which may have been avoided if the warning signs of impending failures had… more
Abstract:Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) provide an ideal platform for conducting reconnaissance missions in riverine and coastal environments. These platforms must be able to navigate accurately without access to GPS. Analysis, Design & Diagnostics (AD & D) has teamed up with Johns Hopkins… more
Abstract:Under the Phase II program we will develop and demonstrate a wide band automated handheld sonar acoustic intercept system for divers. The Phase II system will automatically detect and classify active sonar emissions and will alert the diver when threat sonars have been detected. We will provide the… more
Abstract:Existing silicon on insulator (SOI) pixel detectors which integrate single gate transistors with substrate diodes are limited by two key problems. First, the SOI transistor performance is degraded by the large potentials that must be applied to the substrate to fully deplete the diodes. Secondly,… more
Abstract:The goal of this project is to develop an ultra low power (ULP), radiation hardened, reconfigurable analog-to-digital converter (ADC) in the 130nm Flexfet Independently Double Gated SOI CMOS process. Satellites include a large number of sensors which perform both generic system functions and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The Space Plug-and-play Avionics (SPA) initiative is designed to improve the ability of the US military to respond to rapidly changing operational needs by creating, integrating, and launching a new spacecraft in less than one week. This would provide major benefits to war fighters on… more
Abstract:Research on desensitized optimal filtering techniques and a navigation and sensor fusion tool kit using advanced filtering techniques is proposed. Research focuses on reducing the sensitivity of Kalman filters with respect to model parameter uncertainties using a robust trajectory optimization… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Three primary sources of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are routinely used in HSC therapy. These include mobilized peripheral blood, bone marrow and umbilical cord. While each source has its individual benefits, cord blood has seen increased usage over the past… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The three primary sources of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) for bone marrow transplant are: mobilized peripheral blood, bone marrow, and umbilical cord. While each source has its individual benefits and limitations, cord blood has seen increased usage over the… more
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