Abstract:ABSTRACT: Silvus Technologies Inc. proposes the use of its StreamCaster Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) radios as a Low-Power-Cost-Weight, Rapidly-Installable, Medium-Range, Interplane Communications Capability (LIMRICC) between US Air Force Command Control Intelligence Surveillance and… more
Abstract:In the Phase I effort, the Silvus team designed simulated, and carried out field trials of a novel PHY-MAC radio architecture centered around the commercially available CSAC. Our unique approach of leveraging the accuracy afforded by the CSAC to minimize both PHY and MAC transmissions lead to an… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this Phase I/Phase II Fast-Track application is to develop and evaluate a simulation-based product for training student affairs staff (e.g., resident assistants [RAs], Greek life staff, campus and housing security, student conduct staff, and academic… more
Abstract:Integrally bladed rotors (IBR), also called blisks, are becoming increasingly common in the compressor and fan sections of modern turbine engines. The integration of the blades and disks into a single part has the advantages of reduced part count, reduced weight, increased reliability, and increased… more
Abstract:During Phase I, we documented the feasibility of the AEORA hardware/software system that combines the real-time acquisition of atmospheric data by a small light-weight airborne DWL and potential sensors TBD with a SOTA numerical weather model on-board a small manned aircraft or UAV. The purpose of… more
Abstract:The proposed simulation-based system will provide training in applying a wide variety of hemorrhage control technologies and techniques, especially those that have been developed to manage junctional and non-compressible hemorrhage. The initial focus will be to provide learning scenarios for use of… more
Abstract:A technique that enables new methods of obscurant modeling with faster rendering while maintaining or improving physical fidelity is proposed. The proposed technique not only exhibits the statistics of voxel based obscurants, but matches real-world data as well. The main objective from Phase II… more
Abstract:Antimony containing III-V semiconducting compounds are particularly attractive for the fabrication of a wide variety of electronic and optoelectronic devices such as photo detectors operating in the long wave infrared wavelength (12-32µm) range. The production of epi quality GaSb wafers still… more
Abstract:Next generation infra-red focal plane array applications for night vision systems require high quality, large area HgCdTe epi-layers. Such layers are only possible with the use of (112) Si substrates that are of high quality with surfaces that are pristine and devoid of defects. However,… more
Abstract:Diamond possesses excellent particle detection characteristics, which makes it indispensible for its use in the radiation hard ultra-fast detectors for high energy physics applications. For such applications, damage free, ultra-smooth chemical vapor deposition diamond substrates of large area are… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project deals with development of a low-cost manufacturing process for high-efficiency patterned sapphire substrates for cheaper and more energy-efficient light emitting diodes (LEDs). Patterned sapphire substrates have been found to improve the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Approximately 1.6 million people live with HIV/AIDS in North America; 34 million people worldwide. The HIV/AIDS epidemic is caused by a rapidly replicating retrovirus that undergoes multiple mutations, making it extremely challenging to successfully treat.… more
Abstract:The DOE supports development of technologies essential to experiments in nuclear physics. The channel count of modern nuclear physics experiments has risen into thousands. There is need for cost effective, high density data acquisition (DAQ) systems with many thousands of channels. Our approach… more
Abstract:The proposed SkySight Technologies Quick Release Connector will independently detect an unexpected mechanical load on the power distribution line.
The compact and lightweight SkySight Quick Release Connector uses existing methods and hardware to integrate into the infrastructure, and no
Abstract:The innovation is a new method for forecasting the demand for spare and service parts whose demand is intermittent or slow moving. Intermittent demand consists mostly of zero values, with nonzero demands of random sizes mixed in at random times, making it extremely difficult to forecast. The… more
Abstract:In this project we propose to develop, test and demonstrate the potential of an Active Quiet Pillow for reducing interior noise in helicopter medical evacuation scenarios using numerical simulation and experimental testing. The potential of the Pillow design is expected to reduce the interior noise… more
Abstract:An effective approach to addressing the needs of the American energy market includes both the exploration and implementation of alternative energy sources along with improvements in the efficiency. Thus far, a relatively untouched sector of energy consumption has been the efficiency of household and… more
Abstract:In this STTR program, Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) and partners are developing high efficiency, switchable RF filters. The technical approach is based on thin films of paraelectric BaxSr1-xTiO3 and SrTiO3, which can show piezoelectric behavior under an applied DC bias. When… more
Abstract:Thermoelectric devices offer a simple and reliable means to convert radioisotope thermal energy into useable electrical power.Present thermoelectric devices based on bulk materials are limited by low conversion efficiencies, due to fundamental limitation of identifying materials with both a high… more
Abstract:GaN-based devices are currently grown on foreign substrates such as SiC and Al2O3, due to the lack of high quality GaN substrates. It is well known that the use of foreign substrates limits device performance due to a high dislocation density in the GaN film. Structured Materials Industries, Inc.… more
Abstract:SoarTech will research technologies to address a fundamental problem in current unmanned vehicle operations reduction in the amount of operator attention required to control a team of unmanned vehicles (UVs). We call our approach Lucid, and the Lucid system will monitor the mission and behavior of… more
Abstract:Intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) hold the promise of dramatically decreasing the cost of training while also providing consistent, formalized instruction with automated trainee-assessment tools. However, the adoption of ITSs has been limited because: (1) most ITS systems are developed for… more
Abstract:Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of disability in the United States. A challenging TBI symptom to treat is impairment of executive functions, the high-order brain processes that let people make plans and carry them out. Impaired executive function challenges college students as they try to… more
Abstract:Traditional Information Fusions (IF) systems need to be expanded to encompass a decision support system (DSS) role that enables analysts and commander to manage the volume and heterogeneity of sensor data, including the textual"soft"data descriptive of the social cultural landscape… more
Abstract:Soar Technology, Inc. (SoarTech) proposes to integrate detailed models of cultural daily activities and patterns of life into simulations of synthetic characters inhabiting, and of vehicular traffic moving in, an urban environment. SoarTech will demonstrate technical feasibility of the approach by… more
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