Abstract:ABSTRACT: Thermal interface materials (TIMs) constitute an essential part of thermal management which is quickly becoming the limiting factor in high power, high functional density, and increasingly small-sized electronics for future U.S. Air Force (AF) platforms. Examples of critical applications… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Energy harvesting has emerged as a critical need for many current and future Air Force missions to enable their long endurance requirements. Traditional approaches have focused on harvesting solar and vibration (i.e., via the use of piezoelectric materials) energy. More recently,… more
Abstract:Tuberculosis (TB) is a re-emerging infectious disease threat worldwide. To protect the health of US military personnel, TB screen is required for military personnel at the time of service entrance. However, current TB screening methods TST and IGRA used in military population have their drawbacks… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Fires initiating in engine nacelles and dry bays are the most common causes of loss of aircraft. However, since the Montreal Protocol restricting the production of Halons, a replacement has not yet been accepted by the aircraft survivability community despite numerous testing programs.… more
Abstract:For more than the past 100 years, increasing the range and autonomy of ships, submarines and more recently unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) has been a primary goal for navies around the world and their ship designers. Many modern critical naval operations such as accessing strategic, denied… more
Abstract:Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) has become an essential need for the U.S. Warfighter. In support of this need, the use of autonomous vehicles has grown considerably over the past decade. In particular, the use of small unmanned ground vehicles (SUGV) has proven to be invaluable… more
Abstract:A subtle and often unrecognized assumption lies behind the use of the terms salience and perception when they appear in the context of human information processing. Although it has become commonplace to blend the language of low-level physiological process with the language of high-level cognition,… more
Abstract:Adaptive Dynamics has developed a Multiple Adaptive Generalized Interference Cancellation (MAGICTM) hardware prototype filter that has demonstrated robust performance for protecting current narrowband UHF SATCOM systems against both narrowband and frequency dynamic interference without any prior… more
Abstract:Adaptive Methods and Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State are developing a hierarchical inference approach for multi-modal unattended ground sensor (UGS) networks. that will enable significant performance gains via integrated machine learning techniques, to include In situ performance… more
Abstract:This SBIR project provides the opportunity to address the challenges associated with protecting the carrier or other high value units from the submarine threat with the addition of a real-time decision aid for multi-sensor threat assessment. Adaptive Methods proposes a sailor-centric approach for… more
Abstract:Submarines have a need for situational awareness at all times. They are equipped with Fat Line acoustic arrays such as the T-16 and the TB-34 in order to provide this awareness. However, at low tow speeds the array droops from front to back and also loses straightness. This spatial distortion… more
Abstract:AN/SQQ-89 surface combatant mid-frequency active (MFA) processing will benefit significantly through an open-architecture approach (OA) to system implementation, allowing proposed and future advanced technologies to be introduced through a built-test-build and Advanced Processor Build (ABP) process.… more
Abstract:Current and future ASW systems need a strategy to effectively share data among network users. Net-centric systems require exact data formats and vocabularies to create accurate knowledge without human intervention. Significant efforts have been expended developing the Anti-Submarine Warfare… more
Abstract:The proposed project will result in an anthropometrically realistic and viable simulator for the testing, evaluation, and validation of firearms and
associated ammunition. The approach being taken to achieve the end device is to capture both the active and reactive system loads and dynamics of
Abstract:This project will build on a substantial body of empirical research to develop and validate multiscale models of ultrasonic bonding during tape placement of metal matrix composite (MMC) structures. Experiments to-date have been guided by knowledge of the ultrasonic bonding of metals heuristically… more
Abstract:Carbon fiber/PEEK thermoplastic composite has advantages over both thermoset based composites and metals in the areas of weight, damage tolerance, and manufacturing costs while maintaining solvent and temperature resistance. It is proposed that substituting the existing aluminum driveshafts with… more
Abstract:An improved neutron collection and focusing lens is needed for small angle neutron scatter and neutron microscopy, and increasing flux for thermal neutron capture gamma analysis. Adelphi Technology proposes to design, fabricate, and test a two-dimensional magnetic lens to refract and focus thermal… more
Abstract:NASA is soliciting new concepts for lightweight stabilized inflatables in regards to low weight, high storage density, and ease of deployment. What most of the inflatable concepts are lacking is the ability for integrated structural members that do not require permanent inflation pressure. Any… more
Abstract:New pollution control technologies are needed for small oil- and coal-fired industrial boiler located throughout the United States. Although each unit is relatively small, the vast number of these units creates a significant air pollution source, especially in heavily populated areas, that emits… more
Abstract:There is growing concern about the particulate pollution emitted by outdoor wood-fired boilers (0WBs) and their related health effects. These systems are also referred to as outdoor wood-fired hydronic heaters or outdoor wood-fired furnaces. There are currently over 500,000 OWBs installed, primarily… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Immunoglobulin (Ig) light chain restriction (LCR) detection is an important molecular diagnostic tool in the differential diagnosis that includes lymphoid hyperplasia, atypical lymphoid hyperplasia, chronic inflammation, and B cell neoplasms. Current methods… 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:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Traumatic injury and hypovolemic shock are leading causes of death in children worldwide. Rapid, large volume crystalloid infusion and positive intrathoracic pressure ventilation resuscitation strategies often increasemorbidity and mortality following hemorrhage.… more
Abstract:Advanced Coherent Technologies, LLC (ACT) proposes to develop a UAS payload framework into which modular, mission-specific electro optic/infrared (EO/IR) systems can be incorporated in a plug and play fashion. This framework should be compatible with the Navy Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: There is a current need to remove the use of EHC on landing gear component bores (non-line of sight). EHC has been utilized on landing gear components for numerous years. There are many benefits to EHC such as providing an excellent wear surface, a good corrosion barrier and it allows… more
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