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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. A Small Image-aided Navigation And Path-planning System (SINAPS) for UAVs

    SBC: Aerotonomy, Incorporated            Topic: A07001

    The proposing team will continue the development, testing, and productization of a Small, Image-aided Navigation and Autonomous Path-planning System (SINAPS) for UAVs. The SINAPS utilizes a capable suite of sensors together with state-of-the-art computing to enable real-time autonomous sensing and maneuvering at high speeds even in obstacle-rich environments. Due to the limitations and power req ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. Edge-pumped Composites for Ultra-Short Pulse (USP) Lasers

    SBC: Aqwest LLC            Topic: A08047

    Aqwest proposes to develop a novel edge-pumped composite disk laser amplifier for ultra-short pulse (USP) lasers offering operation at high-average power (HAP) at near-diffraction limited beam quality (BQ). The project will produce an amplifier for USP laser with the following major benefits to the Army and the DOD: 1) Transverse absorbed pump distribution uniformity >90% 2) Less than 1/20 of wave ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. Decision aide for affordability risk identification, management, and optimization of tactical missile manufacturing

    SBC: COSTVISION            Topic: A07022

    Army Science and Technology (S&T) managers need a decision aide to identify and manage manufacturing affordability risks to lower costs and increase the transition success rate to tactical missile systems. This program leverages an existing web-based, secure, and modular costing framework that is being developed for strategic missile programs with involvement from leading contractors. The inn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Innovative Cross-Cultural Perspective Taking

    SBC: eCrossCulture            Topic: OSD06CR1

    We propose to develop and evaluate an exciting cross-cultural social perspective taking (SPT) curriculum for use by Soldiers in the classroom and on computers. We describe numerous innovations including: a thoroughly vetted design through extensive collaboration with one of the foremost researchers in the SPT field; a spiral design which proceeds from “knowledge of self” to “similar other ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Training Tools to Improve the Teaching and Coaching Skills of Military Advisors

    SBC: eCrossCulture            Topic: A08T003

    We propose to develop and evaluate an innovative training system for improving military advisors’ ability to teach and coach their host nation counterparts from a different country. Our effort will involve a comprehensive literature review, inclusion of an expert in cross-cultural training, interviews with SMEs, experts in the field, advisors, and host-national who have received US military adv ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Stability Operations Systems Learning Environment

    SBC: eCrossCulture            Topic: OSD07CR5

    We propose a methodical analysis of SSTR operations since World War II. We will identify training objectives based on a large network of civil affairs officers, interpreters, military intelligence, USAID, State Department, and NGO interviewees currently in use on other projects. We will identify eight events since WW II containing a range of SSTR operations. We'll use these events to analyze va ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Low Cost, Improved Thermal Batteries

    SBC: Mobile Energy Products, Inc.            Topic: A06038

    MEPI has developed inexpensive continuous process manufacturing techniques for the production of thermal battery electrodes and separators. These cell components are flexible and as a result can be used to fabricate thermal batteries that have three-dimensional shapes. Electrodes using these techniques have been fabricated and have demonstrated performance superior to that of pressed pellet electr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Anion Exchange Membrane-Modified Electrodes for Alkaline Fuel Cells

    SBC: ELTRON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, INCORPORATED            Topic: A08073

    The direct methanol alkaline fuel cell (DMAFC) is under development as an alternative power source for lightweight, portable applications. Several advantages of the alkaline fuel cell make it superior to direct methanol PEM fuel cells. Namely, the improved electrokinetics of fuel oxidation in alkaline environments make it possible to use a variety of fuels and inexpensive, non-noble catalysts wh ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Advanced Nanostructured Powders for Cold Spray Applications

    SBC: ELTRON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, INCORPORATED            Topic: A08068

    In this project, Eltron will develop a method for spray drying agglomerates of nanoparticles for use in the cold spray process. These agglomerates will allow the nanoparticles to be cold sprayed, resulting in coatings and structures with superior strength and hardness. Nanosized particles will be dispersed in a solvent with a metallic binder precursor and spray dried under controlled atmosphere to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Blue Force Communications Compatible Antenna System

    SBC: First RF Corporation            Topic: A07109

    As RF transmitters become more prevalent on US Army ground vehicles, the need for antenna systems that allow for mutual interoperability of Blue Force communications equipment and other RF systems grows in urgency. The main challenges that must be addressed for a successfully-realized system include adequate bandwidth and gain coverage as well as an understanding of the practical domain of the pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseArmy

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