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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Wave Energy Harvesting to Power Unmanned Surface Vehicles

    SBC: Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc.            Topic: N05T021

    Recent world events have highlighted the need for timely and accurate intelligence data to assess threats and combat terror. An unmanned surface vehicle (USV ) can potentially perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, provide force protection, hunt for mines in coastal waters or harbors, and provide port security. USVs under development by the Navy are powered by the ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. High Reliability Mechanical Fiber Optic Splice

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: N04002

    The proposed approach provides a high performance mechanical optical fiber splice of single piece construction. Leveraging on advanced glass and polymer material processing technologies, the new splice design offers advantageous attributes of compactness for use with minimum space intrusion, passive self-alignment of the fiber core in all directions, easy guided fiber insertion, quick action, an ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. An Integratable Ultra-Compact Optical Sensor System for Situation Awareness and Aircraft Self-Protection

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: N05027

    The proposal addresses a new class of large field of view panoramic two color + RF sensor system that is based on a revolutionary concept in sensing optics, potentially providing all weather, all aspect, multi spectral threat warning system. The new design is a practical solution to incorporate uncooled IR detector and UV detector with existing RF warning sensors to significantly enhance situatio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Microscopic Damage Detection and Remaining Life Assessment of Printed Circuit Boards

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: N03158

    Inspection of printed circuit boards (PCB) to detect and repair defects is critical for the readiness of military equipment. A new technology is needed to perform sophisticated characterization of defects, and predict the remaining life of electronics without costly, PCB and IC specific hardware and software. The technology proposed by RMD could revolutionize the nondestructive evaluation (NDE) o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) of Small-Diameter Titanium Tubing

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: N05007

    New technology is needed for the nondestructive inspection (NDI) of microscopic defects in the thin-wall, titanium alloy hydraulic lines used on aircraft. Once mounted on an aircraft, these tubes are difficult to access externally, making inspection of the tube from the inside the most practical method for NDI. The Navy has identified a specific need for the NDI of titanium tubing with diameters r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Non-Gaussian Likelihood Detectors for Broadband Active Sonar

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: N02029

    In shallow water environments or using broadband processing,detection statistics enerated from sonar data can exhibit highly non-Gaussian statistics due to the discrete nature of the returns from different clutter elements in different range resolution cells. Optimal likelihood detectors rely crucially on accurate estimation of the clutter distribution, and poor fits to an assumed Gaussian probabi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Hydrogen Separation from a Logistic-Fuel Reformate Stream

    SBC: ANALYTIC POWER LLC            Topic: N05040

    Despite fifteen years of R&D, PEM fuel cell power plants have not been successfully deployed on naval vessels. The principal cause is the fuel processor, which must operate on diesel fuel with up to 1wt% sulfur, but provide pure hydrogen to a PEM fuel cell that is intolerant of impurities. The fuel processors must be small, efficient and inexpensive. These have been the Navy goals for as long a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Novel 2G conductor Design for AC Applications

    SBC: AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORPORATION            Topic: OSD04EP4

    Second Generation High Temperature Superconductor (2G) wire is providing new capabilities critical for various military applications. The enhanced flux pinning at 65K, the lower limit for liquid nitrogen cooling, is useful for achieving useful power densities at magnetic fields of 1-3 T. For the use of 2G wires for AC applications substantial modifications are required to the present 2G wire arch ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Lightweight Power Transformer for Shipboard Electrical Power Distribution Systems

    SBC: AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORPORATION            Topic: OSD04EP5

    A topology for a medium voltage to low voltage 3-phase power converter is proposed. It consists of a clean power rectifier followed by multiple isolated DC to DC converters using commercially available high frequency transformers with very low core losses when driven by a quasi-resonant inverter operating in the 20 to 50 kHz range. The DC to DC input DC busses are placed in series, while the out ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. IMAGES: Instrument for the Measurement and Advancement of Group Environmental SA

    SBC: APTIMA, INC.            Topic: N04T026

    Network centric warfare promises to increase information sharing and allow distribution of decision making. This will improve military effectiveness, but only if the situational awareness (SA) of warfighters is correctly aligned. IMAGES is a software tool that will infer the cognitive states of individuals and groups engaged in cognitive collaboration and measure group SA by exploiting data on the ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseNavy

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