Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims at developing a targeted semantic processing framework for the analysis of online conversations. A particular focus is given to improving the state-of-the art in the design of semi-supervised syntactic and semantic parsers capable… more
Abstract:The objective of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of a miniature, MEMS IMU based, accurate isolation and stabilization system for beam pointing of a laser designator. Inertial stabilization and relative attitude control are the two key elements constituting the proposed accurate… more
Abstract:The objective of this project is to provide the Office of the Secretary of Defense a landing zones determination system for small autonomous air vehicles. The AGNC approach involves the use of EO sensors to effect video data collection and processing for determination of scene constituent elements… more
Abstract:The core project objective is to demonstrate the Graphical Evolutionary Hybrid Neuro-Observer (GNueroObs) System in conducting complex system workflow analysis for visualizing the interaction between components and subsystems. This software tool provides a state-of-the-art systems analysis framework… more
Abstract:The objective of Phase II is to provide a device capable of measuring, correlating, and logging a wide range of dynamic events for external store carriages and that is accompanied by a mobile data retrieval/logging tool and base station analysis software. For achieving this, AGNC is providing the U… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project addresses the analysis needs for monitoring perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in water. PFOA and PFOS are ubiquitous environmental contaminants that have been found at low concentrations in waste… more
Abstract:Obsolescence, aging, reliability, and performance issues are driving nuclear facilities to replace conventional analog I & amp;C systems with digital technologies. The increased complexity of digital systems, compared to their analog counterparts, has resulted in faults that are often more… more
Abstract:No method currently exists for detecting intermittent faults in nuclear power plant cable circuits, which include circuit components, connectors, and end devices. Conventional techniques can locate hard faults, such as open or short circuits, but not the intermittent faults that occur … more
Abstract:In the U.S., almost all the 104 operating commercial nuclear power plants have applied or plan to apply for license renewal, many of which have recently received approval. This has given rise to questions about the aging of structures, systems, and components (SSCs) that are important to plant… more
Abstract:Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) are one of the most compelling options for meeting the growing clean energy demands of the U.S. While safer and costing less to build and operate than their conventional counterparts, the unique requirements of SMRs pose significant challenges to the maintenance of… more
Abstract:A light water reactor is equipped with control and shutdown rods which are inserted into and withdrawn from the reactor core to control reactivity. The positioning of the control and shutdown rods is performed in Combustion Engineering designed plants with the control element drive mechanism… more
Abstract:Our system concept is based on a number of ultra-low power"remote nodes"that contain: (1) a battery section; (2) a sensor section (3) and electronics section. The remote nodes will automatically detect and classify high value targets to type using AD & D"s proven automated… more
Abstract:Reliable, readily-manufacturable technologies are needed to create the next generation of high-density, high-functionality 3D integrated circuits (ICs) for integrating silicon pixel detectors with CMOS read-out ICs. Current methods for 3D IC development are severely limited by the thickness of the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects 1 in 1000 individuals in the US and is characterized by progressive sensory, motor and cognitive impairments. These functional deficits are linked to inflammatory attacks on myelin, oligodendrocytes, and axons. Therapeutic… more
Abstract:ASI is pleased to team with ATK to present a novel concept for enabling large nozzle area ratio increases for future solid divert and attitude control system (SDACS) valves/thrusters. The proposed effort will demonstrate feasibility of this advanced concept through a thorough design study that… more
Abstract:The goal of the proposed effort is to demonstrate feasibility of using selective laser melting (SLM, an emerging manufacturing technique) to manufacture a subscale combustion chamber liner that features an advanced regenerative cooling technique that combines high performance with low pressure drop.… more
Abstract:A small Mars (or other celestial body) ascent vehicle is unlikely to achieve the necessary propellant fraction required to achieve orbit. Scaling down of liquid propulsion systems, as shown in the figure, is difficult. In the 100-kg class of vehicles, liquid propellant vehicle designers should… more
Abstract:Atmospheric refractive index fluctuations directly impact the propagation of laser beams through the atmosphere. A key parameter of interest to be directly acquired or derived from atmospheric measurements is the refractive index structure parameter CN2. Atmospheric refractive index, and therefore… more
Abstract:Icing is a significant aviation hazard, and icing conditions continue to be difficult to precisely forecast or locate in real time. An in-situ sensor, which can be flown coupled with a radiosonde, is needed which can both measure supercooled liquid water content in clouds as well as characterize… more
Abstract:Infrared spectroscopy is the most widely used technique for chemical characterization with a worldwide market of over $1B annually. Conventional infrared spectroscopy suffers, however, from fundamental spatial resolution limits that prohibit its application at the nanoscale. This has prevented… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goals of this project are twofold: a) to develop a new technique for nanoscale Mass spectrometry imaging based on AFM based tip enhanced IR ablation (nanoIR-MS). b) to apply this technique towards the application ofSingle cell imaging. Information on the… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The proposed solution would provide the United States Air Force (USAF) a thin client application for proactively identifying problem parts. Our solution is dependant on a digital Bill of Materials (BOM) which we also provide a tool for importing and loading the cleansed parts structure… more
Abstract:The glycosaminoglycan (GAG) class of carbohydrates is characterized by unparalleled sequence diversity. Located on the cell surface and in the extracellular matrix, specific structural features are required for a variety of functions including coagulation, cell-signaling and wound healing among… more
Abstract:This proposal is directed toward Focus Area 1: Low noise high sensitivity and high bandwidth detector arrays at 1µm. Amplification Technologies Inc. has invented and demonstrated a fundamentally new technology to design and fabricate high-sensitivity photodetectors. We invented an amplification… more
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