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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. Compact Piezoelectric Based Power Generation

    SBC: Active Devices, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Active Devices proposes an innovation for energy harvesting using piezoelectric based approaches to extract energy from mechanical vibrations. This innovation consists of a piezoelectric element for energy transduction, rectifier circuits for extraction, and storage devices to store power for use by other devices. Ideal models predict that a 1" x1" x.010" piezoelectric wafer undergoing moderate ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  2. A Miniature Internal Combustion Engine for Micro Air Vehicle Propulsion and Power

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Micro Aerial Vehicle (¿AVs) will open up a wide range of new missions for the US Armed Forces, but also present a new set of technical challenges. The power and propulsion system will have a significant impact on the ultimate capabilities and range of missions of ¿AVs. While advanced battery technology can provide good propulsion performance for ¿AVs, miniature internal combustion engines can ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  3. An Advanced Technology Chemical and Biological Agent Standoff Detection System

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Standoff detection of chemical and biological agent clouds is extremely important for the protection of US armed forces. We propose a system that will successfully perform stand off detection of both chemical and biological agents using a unique combination of advanced technologies. An imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS) will perform the remote detection of chemical agents from an Unman ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  4. Advanced Collection Management

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The objective of the research effort will be to apply optimization technology to developing a coordinated collection plan for a set of airborne platforms. This problem is important because of the imminent addition of the Tier2+ (Global Hawk) and Tier3- (Dark Star) Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) to current intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance assets. It is difficult because of the large n ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  5. Unsupervised Pattern Analysis of Vehicle Tracks

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    In this effort ALPHATECH will develop algorithms for extraction of purposeful temporal-spatial patterns from moving vehicle data and demonstrate their efficiency on a set of simulated MPA scenarios. We apply unsupervised learning algorithms to find similarities between traffic activities. Traffic activities are constructed using ALPHATECH's multiple hypothesis tracking algorithm and grouping cor ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  6. Continous All-Source Region Monitoring

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    In this effort we will design and demonstrate the benefits of an integrated fusion system (IFS) for continuous monitoring of targets. The proposed IFS architecture will ensure that all available sensor data is used to generate a consistent picture of target tracks and activities, and it will enable processing of data from each sensor to be cued based on all available information. We will specify ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  7. Hyperspectral and Synthetic Aperture Radar Fusion for Concealed Target Detection

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Achieving global awareness by automatically exploiting sensor data will provide tremendous advantage to the warfighter. However, camouflage, concealment, and deception (CC&D) can be effective countermeasures against surveillance systems. The most promising strategies for defeating CC&D exploit multiple sensor modalities, such as foliage penetration (FOPEN) synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and hype ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  8. Bayes' Nets for the Dynamic Database

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    recent advances in sensor technology have enabled collection of vast quantities of battlefield information. Warfighters will soon gain global access to this huge volume of information. Rather than construct separate redundant, and inconsistent situation estimates, a Dynamic Database can reduce the data to a comprehensive, self-consistent representation of the environment. This proposal explores ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  9. Rapid Model Development

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This research develops innovative techniques for updating 3D representations of targets used for SAR ATR, e.g., of the type being employed on DARPA's MSTAR program, directly from data. The work will provide a critical bridge between models and data, allowing image exemplars of modified targets to be of immediate use in updating target representations. The proposed work would also extend naturall ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. Compact Diesel Reformer for PEM Fuel Cells

    SBC: Aspen Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Various diesel reforming methods have been tried to develop an efficient and reliable means of providing hydrogen to fuel cell power systems promising high efficiency and low pollution. The most difficult obstacle has been coking up of reformers. Aspen proposes to solve the coking problem through an approach based on two proprietary technologies: catalytic diesel cracking and hydrogen separati ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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