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  1. 28GHz-43GHz Nadir/Near-Nadir (~70-90 degrees wrt horizontal) Low Probability of Intercept Radio Frequency Direction Finding/GeoLocation Capability

    SBC: SPECTRUM MAGNETICS LLC            Topic: N102118

    In this program, we propose a radio frequency (RF) direction finding sensor for low probability of intercept (LPI) RF radar system. This sensor consists of a dielectric lenses focusing system and an innovative focus plane detector array (FPDA) developed by Spectrum Magnetics, LLC (SM). The focusing system project the RF signal onto its focus plane. A novel FPDA based on emerging spintronic and met ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. A Cognitive Architecture for Naval Mine Countermeasures (MCM)

    SBC: Soar Technology, Inc.            Topic: N121082

    Current Mine Countermeasure (MCM) operations attempt to balance risk to commander"s intent and time via processes that are staff and time intensive. Existing tools such as MEDAL have helped to alleviate some of this, but those tools lack an comprehensive understanding of the uncertainties involved, and how those impact commander"s intent. Furthermore, existing tools are mostly passive, representin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. A Compact, Low Cost, Handheld Sensor for Non- Destructive Material Case Depth Verification

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: N102141

    In this SBIR program, AlphaSense, Inc. teamed with the Center for Non-destructive Evaluations at Iowa State University to develop a compact, low cost handheld sensor for non-destructive material case depth verification. In phase I, we have proven the feasibility of using an alternating current potential drop (ACPD) sensor for non-destructive measurements of case depth. Phase II will be focusing on ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. A Fast Algorithm For Thermal Analysis On A Dense Mesh

    SBC: Thermoanalytics, Inc.            Topic: A10145

    The objective of this program is to reduce the analysis cycle time for full vehicle thermal models. Cycle times include geometry and mesh generation, property attribution, solution, and post-processing. Of these, mesh generation can take the most time, particularly if separate meshes are required for a CFD tool and a thermal tool. If a conventional thermal solver is employed on a high-density CFD ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. A Handheld, Low Cost, and High Throughput Sensor for Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Detection and Quantifications in Military Fuels

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: A12058

    Although biodiesels have been increasingly used in automobiles, trains, commercial aircrafts and heating systems, they are not currently used in the military aircrafts and land vehicles because they typically do not meet the JP-8 performance criteria as specified by MIL-PRF-83133E. Unintentional contaminations by the biodiesels into the jet fuels can introduce adverse effects, including engine ope ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. A modified Local Space Imaging System (LSIS) for near-sun detection

    SBC: Aerophysics, Inc.            Topic: AF103113

    ABSTRACT: The LSIS system is a gimbaled MWIR or SWIR sensor designed to operate as an all-sky SSA sensor. The sensor is designed around the AIM-9X imager produced by Raytheon Missile Systems. Phase I research focused on methods of improving the already narrow solar exclusion angle of the LSIS system. In Phase II we propose to further investigate uncertainties in the results of the Phase I ex ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. A Platform-Independent Framerwork for Efficient Massively Parallel Execution

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: OSD11T02

    Next-generation high-performance computers (HPCs) are built as massively parallel systems where the parallelism exists at many levels. These systems are a collection of nodes all working together. Each node generally contains more than one processor and each processor contains multiple cores. Managing and efficiently utilizing the different parallelism in such a system is a complex task. Furth ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. A Scalable Full-Wave Method for Accurate Assessment of Target Signatures Using Fast Algorithms and Hardware Acceleration

    SBC: VIRTUAL EM INC.            Topic: MDA11039

    A computational tool will be developed for predicting scattering from target candidates suitable for missile defense such as missles and decoys. Fast algorithms will be employed as well as hardware acceleration (for multi-core CPUs and GPUs) for speeding up computations. The tool will be modular for allowing future enhancements for handling larger numerical problems.

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. A Smart Interaction Device for Multi-Modal Supervisory Control of Multiple RPAs

    SBC: Soar Technology, Inc.            Topic: AF103036

    ABSTRACT: Demand for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) within the U.S. Military has significantly increased over the past decade, including Micro-Air Vehicles (MAVs). However, effective use of these systems has been hindered by the lack of natural interfaces for controlling them. Currently multiple operators are required to manage all aspects of a single aircraft, and pilots interact using joystick ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Accelerated Linear Algebra Solvers for Multi-Core GPU-Based Computing Architectures

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: AF09BT18

    ABSTRACT: High-performance computing (HPC) programmers and domain experts, such as those in the Air Force's research divisions, develop solvers for a wide variety of application areas such as modeling next generation aircraft and weapons designs and advanced image processing analysis. When developing software for HPC systems, the programmer should not spend the majority of their time optimiz ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force

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