Abstract:Supersonic air vehicles require nose radomes that can withstand high temperatures as well as have high RF transmission over wider radio frequency bandwidths. Typically nose radomes are built from solid laminate or monolithic ceramic materials which inherently have a very narrow frequency band over… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will realize the full potential of a new quantum cascade laser (QCL) infrared microscope for medical diagnostics. Infrared microscopy can be used for tissue identification without staining, potentially allowing quick, in situ… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Daylight Solutions proposes to develop volume Bragg gratings for the spectral beam combining of lasers in the mid infrared. High performance volume gratings exist for the visible and near infrared regions of the optical spectrum and are most easily produced by holographic methods. … more
Abstract:As a natural extension of the Phase I results, novel laser LWIR transmitters will be developed, demonstrated, and delivered to support development of next generation point and local area proximal standoff sensors based on newly demonstrated phenomenologies to simultaneously detect biological… more
Abstract:DDL OMNI Engineering and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University will use our Salient Sentence Identification in Text (S2I2T) algorithm for the automated identification and characterization of the salient context related content in text documents. Our approach uniquely identifies… more
Abstract:Traditional approaches to synchronization in Modeling and Simulation (M & S) are time-stepped or discrete event-based. These conservative techniques can impose serious penalties in runtime and in opportunity cost where very expensive hardware spends valuable time waiting on results from other… more
Abstract:A model of ionospheric scintillation affecting the performance of the UEWR Thule radar is needed to determine the impact of ionospheic scintillation on the Thule radar"s ability to perform its mission as an element of the fielded missile defense system. The scintillation mitigation effort is… more
Abstract:Accurate knowledge of a target's radar signature is a critical issue in assessing the performance of the Ballistic Missile Defense (BMDS) system, and digital signature models continue are used extensively in simulation of BMDS elements. Though existing predictive signature codes are fast, they… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The design, development, test, and implementation of a Virtual Receiver/Exciter (VREX) Generalized Digital Radar Stimulator prototype the HSSTM - needed to maintain and upgrade the capabilities of the Space Surveillance Network (SSN) dedicated ground based sensors, based on deciBel… more
Abstract:Evolving electronic warfare (EW) and its impact throughout the battlefield necessitates simulations. Modern EW simulations do not accurately replicate EW suites and their impacts on radars in real-time, distributed environments. This SBIR intends to develop a real-time simulation replicating enemy… more
Abstract:The threat to the forces and assets of our armed forces, and our allies, posed by cruise missiles is growing at an alarming rate. As of 2002, there were already 80 countries, including The Peoples Republic of China, Iran, and North Korea, with cruise missiles in their arsenals. Eighteen of these… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop and test a construction kit toy and accompanying activities for teaching and learning engineering design synthesis. Routine engineering analysis can be automated, but design synthesis still remains largely the province of… more
Abstract:Advanced trajectory design and estimation capabilities in complex nonlinear dynamical regimes represent two of the greatest technical challenges of modern space flight. In addressing these challenges, DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation seeks to advance the capabilities of NASA's open source General… more
Abstract:Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) across the services need the capability to operate routinely in civil airspace like manned aircraft. Currently, the lack of Sense and Avoid (SAA) technology is the largest obstacle to realizing this capability. The SAA system should autonomously sense air traffic… more
Abstract:Dehlsen Associates, LLC (DA) founders have a long history with renewable energy, establishing both Clipper Windpower and Zond Systems (now GE Wind). DA’s Aquantis C-Plane is designed to provide 4MW per platform in ocean currents with a target cost of energy of 0.08 $/kWh by means of off-the-shelf… more
Abstract:Modeling and simulation tools fill a critical role in system integration by allowing engineers to predict potential EMI problems and explore solutions prior to fielding of the platform. While providing a powerful and necessary capability, the use of these simulation tools is often hindered by the… more
Abstract:Modern marine radar systems can provide detection and tracking of various sizes of ships, and progress in signal processing has allowed for the detection of some smaller and faster targets, largely due to the wake generated by the boats movement through the water. However, detection of small boats… more
Abstract:Understanding the installed performance of antennas and optimizing their placement on platforms is critical to achieving the expected operational performance of the RF systems they support. Installing antennas on aircraft degrades their performance relative to freestanding conditions in terms of… more
Abstract:A proposed new external pressure measurement data system for rotors and wings will use COTS components and specially designed hardware and software. The new measurement data system consists of two parts; a glove-like surface treatment that contains the pressure measurement devices and wires passing… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), in partnership with Entech Solar (ENTECH) and Emcore Photovoltaics (EMCORE), will focus this effort on the development of a new innovative 100X-500X concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar array technology (termed CPV-Array). The proposed CPV-Array… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), in partnership with Emcore Photovoltaics (EMCORE) and JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU) proposes the development of an adhesive-less photovoltaic panel assembly, termed"HSP"for High Survivability Panel. Space solar array adhesives have been… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS) will focus the proposed SBIR program on coupling standard/advanced space-qualified high-efficiency multi-junction photovoltaics (PV) onto a simple innovative ultra-lightweight compactly-stowable elastically self-deployable panel/structure solar array… more
Abstract:The Discriminatory Analysis Display Assessment toolkit (DADA) will provide a methodology and embedded data analysis protocol to assess display
technology image quality. DADA will identify the image/display characteristics that significantly impact human visual perception, specifically the
ability to… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Next generation highly autonomous space vehicles need certain key technologies in order to achieve their promised goals. Much time is spent in mission planning working out the details of daily activities of space vehicle so as to assure adequate power/energy margin. The more autonomous… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: A key problem in the rapid and lower cost development of spacecraft is that the various devices that comprise the spacecraft bus do not typically provide a single standard interface and/or communications protocols. This forces a design-to-order paradigm in which a spacecraft bus is… more
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