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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. Improved Tele-Control for Manipulator Equipped Unmanned Ground Vehicles

    SBC: Autonomous Solutions, Inc.            Topic: A09186

    Under the Phase I program, ASI will examine the available technologies for improving manipulation, create preliminary designs of how to integrate these technologies on current platforms (the Talon and Packbot), and simulate the effects of improved dynamic modeling and sensor feedback on manipulator performance. The deliverables for Phase I will thus be: • Preliminary design of retrofit packa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. Semi-Autonomous Manipulator Control Using 2D and 3D Scene Recognition

    SBC: Autonomous Solutions, Inc.            Topic: A09187

    Current mobile manipulators require extensive operator involvement to perform even simple tasks, such as opening a door, picking up an object, or emptying a container. “Fly-the-gripper” algorithms have been implemented to free the user from specifying joint velocities when a desired x, y, z gripper path is desired (Berkemeier, Poulson, et al. 2008), (Johnston, et al. 2008). Further, â ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. A Superior Energy Storage Device Using Lithium Anode and Thermally Stable Cathode

    SBC: Technology Holding, LLC            Topic: N101070

    This SBIR Phase I proposal from Technology Holding LLC seeks to develop an advanced energy storage system to integrate with renewable energy systems. The high energy density can be achieved by using lithium anode and thermally stable cathode materials. Solid electrolytes are expected to be far less reactive with any cathode material compared to liquid, organic electrolytes. Research in Phase I wil ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Laser Beacon for Identification, Friend or Foe (IFF) and Combat Identification

    SBC: Diffraction, Ltd            Topic: AF093100

    The proposed multi-spectral IFF beacon will use 40 to 50 % effient high power laser diodes at 863, 1064, and 1550 nm wavelengths. Thermal emitters including diamond-like carbon thin films, photonic crystals, and quantum cascade lasers will be characterized and compared. Finally a model to predict the detection range of IFF beacons will be developed using proprietary emitter power and atmospheric ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Multi-Spectral Combat ID Beacon

    SBC: Diffraction, Ltd            Topic: SOCOM10008

    Diffraction LTD will develop a multi-spectral battery powered combat ID beacon. Key emitter technologies will include vacuum encapsulated photonic crystals in the MWIR and LWIR spectral bands. In Phase 1, a complete optical, electrical, and mechanical design of the beacon will be produced. A model taking into account emitter characteristics, atmospheric transmission, ambient lighting, and vario ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  6. Highly Linear E-Band Traveling Wave Tube Amplifier

    SBC: INNOSYS, INC.            Topic: AF093147

    The Air Force has identified a need for an advanced traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) that supports future generations of broad bandwidth, efficient and linear military satellite communication. To address this need, InnoSys proposes to develop innovative solutions for advanced TWTAs that operate from 81 to 86 GHz, deliver high efficiency greater than 30% with a relatively high saturated gain g ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Deeply Integrated GMTI Radar/Laser/IR and EO and SWIR Payload for MAV

    SBC: IMSAR LLC            Topic: A08086

    A major problem faced by our warfighters utilizing a Micro Air Vehicle is its limited capability to provide wide area situational awareness and sense combatants under low visibility conditions such as night, rain, fog, dust, snow and sand. The other issue is that once a combatant is identified the warfighter must personally engage the combatant exposing the warfighter to enemy fighter. If the MAV ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Thermal-Shock-Resistant Sensor Windows and Domes for High-Speed Flight Made of Low-Expansion Ceramics

    SBC: Materials and Systems Research, Inc.            Topic: N08T003

    This Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase II proposal from Materials and Systems Research, Inc. (MSRI) and University of Utah (research institution) seeks to fabricate single-phase, polycrystalline tungstate ceramics with densities greater than 99.95% and a mean grain size of less than 1 um. These ceramics have been chosen because of their low thermal expansion and low elastic ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Embedded Component Health Management for Rotorcraft

    SBC: MicroStrain, Inc.            Topic: A09019

    Embedded usage tracking of helicopter rotating components, combined with active radio frequency identification (RFID) has the potential to reduce maintenance costs, reduce weight, maximize structural life, & enhance safety. Energy harvesting used with advanced, micro-power wireless sensing electronics, enables the realization of truly autonomous sensing and recording. The objective of this SBIR ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Scalable, Energy Harvesting, Wireless Sensor Network for Structural Health Monitoring of Ships

    SBC: MicroStrain, Inc.            Topic: N101095

    Structural health monitoring (SHM) of large structures such as Navy ships requires an in depth knowledge of operational loads and how these loads may change over time. A network of low cost, wireless strain sensors can provide this information. During Phase I, we will demonstrate a highly synchronized, scalable network of energy harvesting wireless strain sensors. By converting ambient cyclic stra ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy

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