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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. 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. Field-Expedient Combat Load Assessment Device (CLAD)

    SBC: Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc.            Topic: A05176

    Field combat load assessment for combat training and combat mission personnel load management is an identified military need. The combat load assessment device or CLAD must meet several requirements not found in off-the-shelf commercial or consumer weighing devices. Weight requirements, accuracy requirements, functional requirements, and cost requirements prohibit the use of currently OTS hardwa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. An Accurate, Efficient Atmospheric Radiative Transfer Algorithm for TAWS

    SBC: ATMOSPHERIC & ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: A05053

    A core process for sensor performance prediction is the radiative transport algorithm used to convert the scene environmental characteristics into radiance. Numeric approximations are often used to enhance execution time at the expense of overall radiometric accuracy. However, many radiative transfer approximations have limited applicability, working only for a set of atmospheric conditions, sen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Simulation of Stressing Optical Clutter for Scene Generation

    SBC: ATMOSPHERIC & ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: MDA04154

    This effort will characterize the spatial structure and real world features of stressing atmospheric phenomena and develop techniques to efficiently represent these phenomena in optical/infrared background models. Our approach to this problem involves locating and identifying stressing backgrounds contained in measurements and extracting key clutter characteristics in a form that allows t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Characterization of mesoscale weather prediction errors for dispersion modeling

    SBC: ATMOSPHERIC & ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: DTRA04003

    DTRA uses high-resolution mesoscale forecasts to drive HPAC, the DTRA dispersion modeling tool that generates critical forecasts of dosage resulting from releases of chemical, biological, or radiological agents. HPAC is designed to provide probablistic information based on estimates of the uncertainty of the input forecast fields of the meteorological variables (wind, temperature, etc.). ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. Nowcasting/Forecasting the Battlespace Environment

    SBC: ATMOSPHERIC & ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: AF05037

    This effort will characterize the real world features and spatial structure of stressing atmospheric phenomena and demonstrate the feasibility of forecasting such phenomena using data-driven infrared background models. Our approach to this problem involves locating and identifying stressing backgrounds contained in measurements and extracting key structure characteristics in a form that allows th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Reducing Complex Physico-Chemical Model Systems

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: A05T018

    An important and fundamental challenge in science and engineering is the need to understand the system output variables (model predictions, measured observables) and their relation to the system¡¦s input variables (model inputs, specified experimental conditions). This project proposes to address this problem through the development of a family of numerical tools for implementing High Dimension ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Chemical Quick Quench Probe for Engine Emissions Measurements

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: AF05301

    A need exists to determine the true chemical composition of the exhaust gases from aircraft engines, aircraft combustors and rocket engines. Measurements of these high-speed reacting flows are important for determining the combustion efficiency of these devices and guiding efforts to engineer reduced-emissions engines. Unfortunately, the sampling system used to deliver exhaust gases to the analyze ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Renewable Electric Energy Source for Special Operations Force (SOF) Maritime Combatant Craft

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: SOCOM05001

    An electric power source is needed that is two-man portable or lighter, operates on logistics fuels (JP-8, diesel), is quiet, and has a low thermal signature. We propose the MICE (Miniature Internal Combustion Engine) generator that is currently being developed by Aerodyne Research to deliver 500 W electrical power using logistics fuels. The design for this MICE generator will weigh less than 16 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  10. Low-Loss Miniature Optical Time Delay Modules

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: SB042033

    Leveraging our industry leading photonic delay commercial product offerings, Agiltron proposes to develop next-generation 8-bit time delay modules that meet the challenging requirements of lower insertion loss, higher switching speed, low weight, and low cost. Next-level performance will be achieved through a novel configuration employing a new precision glass micro-optic fiber assembly technolo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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