Abstract:MANEUVER is a focused, applied research effort that combines cutting edge biological and engineering techniques to provide a basis for advanced hydrodynamic control surfaces design for unsteady conditions and includes quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the technology as related to Navy… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is focused on technology to improve microscopy through the development of an advanced spatial light modulator (SLM). Improved microscopy is required for many different applications, but perhaps the most compelling is the better… more
Abstract:The goal of this proposal is improve testing and calibration of imaging sensors used on remote sensing platforms through the development of calibrated scene projector, the Polarization Hyperspectral Image Projector (PHIP). Current calibration methods utilize spatially uniform optical radiation… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to demonstrate the feasibility of encoding pharmaceutical tablets using UV laser marking technology and edible integral lens array imagery as an anti-counterfeit device where individual tablets can each be uniquely coded with a hologram-like marker… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Boulder Nonlinear Systems recently developed and delivered a beam scanner that non-mechanically steers a monochromatic, 5-cm beam over an 80a x 80a field of regard (FOR) with sub-milliradian resolution. This prototype uses a transmissive, wide-angle stepper (coarse steering unit), which… more
Abstract:The proposed effort will provide a new capability for high-energy laser (HEL) weapon targeting by creating a low-cost, compact, agile, wide-area, non-mechanical, beam director for high-energy lasers that mitigates turbulence and thermal blooming to be integrated into existing submarine universal… more
Abstract:Boulder Nonlinear Systems proposes to continue development of improved adaptive polymer lenses (APLs) for use in a variety of imaging systems. Phase II deliverables include: A prototype dynamic-zoom rifle scope (continuous 1x to 4x zoom), utilizing an adaptive polymer lens, that can compensate… more
Abstract:Boulder Nonlinear Systems proposes to improve the manufacturability of adaptive polymer lenses (APLs) specifically as they pertain to rifle scopes. Phase II deliverables include: Polymer Lens Cores Design, tooling specifications and process procedures for Membrane Transfer Fixture (from cure… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will enhance and optimize the Precision Distance Measurement system developed during the Phase I effort. The technology is based on innovative ultra-precise control of frequency-swept lasers to determine absolute object distances and… more
Abstract:For NASA missions requiring active control of segmented mirrors, optical trusses and booms, coherent, laser-based approaches such as CW laser interferometers have been preferred because they can provide very high resolution relative position measurements. Other approaches, such as multi-color… more
Abstract:Bridger Photonics and the University of Arizona will develop a passive multi-band compressive sensor for imaging and object recognition applications. The Army has identified a need for multi-band imagery for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions among others. Multi-band systems… more
Abstract:There is a current need for an active standoff system that can detect and classify surfaces that have been contaminated with chemical, biological and explosive (CBE) materials. Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Laser Induced Thermal Emission (LITE) has shown great promise for detection… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The Air Force is seeking to develop a suite of processor and bandwidth-efficient, lossless or near-lossless image compression algorithms that maximize the exploitation of mission data from space-based, electro-optical sensors. The on-board image processing methods currently used in space… more
Abstract:Broadata Communications, Inc. (BCI) proposes an Advanced Lossless Inter-Channel Data Compression with Enhanced TCP/IP (ADET) capability, based on our extensive experience in data processing, compression, and bandwidth efficient transmissions. The proposed ADET efficiently integrates our two novel… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to take FallScape multimedia fall prevention (FP) methodologies from a locally-hosted user-centric set of resources to a web-based architecture in order to facilitate the translation of fallprevention strategies into a variety of… more
Abstract:Experimental evaluation of the electromechanical properties of relaxor piezoelectric single crystals under stress, thermal, electrical bias conditions is proposed through the use of various dynamic and static evaluation methods. The proposed phase I effort concentrates on evaluation of properties… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: 5-D has developed an approach, leveraging modified commercial technology, to add a modern high speed network to legacy aircraft using only existing aircraft wiring. With this design implementation, existing aircraft wiring will become dual purpose (original use along with high bandwidth… more
Abstract:The long-term monitoring of groundwater contamination plumes to determine the fate of contaminants in the environment is expensive and labor intensive. Current baseline methods have resulted in monitoring programs that collect less data than is required to fully understand the fate and transport… more
Abstract:In the proposed Phase II program, we will continue the development of Mg bipropellant rockets for Martian PAV applications. In Phase I, we proved the feasibility of this game-changing technology. Through chemical analysis, we determined that Mg can be combusted with CO2 condensed in-situ from the… more
Abstract:In NASA is seeking an electric propulsion system capable of producing 20mN thrust with input power up to 1000W and specific impulse ranging from 1600-3500 seconds. The key technical challenge of the topic is the target mass of 1kg for the thruster and 2kg for the power processor (PPU). In Phase 1… more
Abstract:Busek leveraged previous, internally sponsored, high power, Hall thruster discharge converter development which allowed it to design, build, and test new printed circuit board converter within this Phase 1 effort. The new converter consists of two series or parallel boards (slices) intended to… more
Abstract:In the Phase I effort, Busek developed a miniature precision piezo-actuated microvalve weighing 32g and occupying 4.5 cm^3. The valve demonstrated continuous flow regulation of 0-12 sccm nitrogen (15psi supply pressure) thru 0-500 sccm nitrogen (1000psi supply pressure), with a leak rate of better… more
Abstract:Busek proposes to prove the feasibility of a Mg Hall effect thruster system that would open the door for In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) based solar system exploration. Elemental magnesium has favorable thermophysical properties and is very easy to ionize. The estimated specific impulse for a… more
Abstract:Sample and return missions desire and missions like Saturn Observer require a low power Hall thruster that can operate at high thrust to power as well as high specific impulse in order to close mission time, mass and delta velocity requirements. This type of thruster is commonly referred to as a… more
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