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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 June, 2020.

  1. Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) and Lithium-ion Polymer (Li-polymer) Battery Safety

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: OSD09EP1

    Physical Sciences, Inc. (PSI) has demonstrated that electroactive polymer coatings (EAP) may be applied to the surface of the cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries to protect against catastrophic cell failure. These EAP coatings form an electrochemical"switch"that can prevent catastrophic failure in lithium-ion batteries by reversibly changing from a conductor to an insulator on overdischarg ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  2. Materials Ontology Design and Development (MODD)

    SBC: DECISIVE ANALYTICS CORPORATION            Topic: OSD13C02

    Semantically Linked Data is widely seen as a revolutionary approach for maximizing the usefulness of existing and future information. In the materials domain, semantically linked materials data holds considerable promise with the ability to facilitate materials research and product development, improve communication, and open up avenues for new types of materials informatics. But realizing the pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  3. Advanced Verification Toolset for Learning-Based UAS Operating in Uncertain Environments

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: OSD13HS2

    This effort proposes to develop a toolset to evaluate the effectiveness of a safety-controller that monitors a learning-based autonomous control system. The traditional use of deterministic verification techniques for real-time monitoring is not feasible in the presence of uncertainty. This effort would advance the recommended verification techniques to include non-deterministic approaches. The ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  4. Combined Approaches for Verification and Validation of Run Time Protected Systems

    SBC: BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: OSD13HS2

    Barron Associates has assembled a team of researchers that include Dr. Sayan Mitra of the University of Illinois and Dr. Ufuk Topcu of the University of Pennsylvania. They will spearhead three complimentary investigations into the development of verification and validation (V & V) approaches for adaptive systems protected by run time assurance (RTA) mechanisms. Two of these approaches involve us ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  5. ViA-ML: A Machine Learning backed Visualization Assistant

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: OSD13LD1

    With the proliferation of cheap sensors, reduction in storage costs and the ubiquity of communication networks, Cyber-Physical Systems are collecting and storing data at an unprecedented rate. Analysis of such large databases is necessary to find relevant information and improve the efficiency of the Cyber Physical System. The goal of an analysis tool, simply put is to find the most interesting in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  6. Advanced Heavy Fuel Injection System for UAS/UGS Applications

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: OSD13PR1

    Mainstream Engineering will use state-of-the-art technology and manufacturing processes to develop an innovative, high speed, lightweight fuel injection system capable of providing multiple injections per engine cycle at engine speeds up to 6000 RPM. To overcome the barriers associated with spark ignition of direct-injected heavy fuel (JP5, JP8, etc.), Mainstream will leverage previous internal re ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  7. Improved Turbo/Superchargers for UAS/UGS Application

    SBC: Florida Turbine Technologies Inc.            Topic: OSD13PR5

    Florida Turbine Technologies proposes an oil-free bearing shaft support system for an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) internal combustion (IC) engine turbocharger. During the course of Phase 1, FTT will design a light-weight high performance UAS turbocharger for IC engines in the 150 horsepower class. A conceptual design of the turbocharger system capable of providing sufficient boost pressure wil ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  8. Operators Context and Trust in Automation Visualization (OCTAV) Tool

    SBC: PACIFIC SCIENCE & ENGINEERING GROUP INC            Topic: OSD13HS5

    Pacific Science & Engineering Group (PSE) proposes to design, develop, and demonstrate a prototype human-autonomous system tool & #208;Operators Context and Trust in Automation Visualization (OCTAV) & #208; that will support improved transparency, trust, and human-machine team performance. OCTAV will automatically monitor human and autonomous system team context and task, visualize context-based s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  9. A Hybrid Systems Approach to Intelligent Information Management in Human-Automation Interaction

    SBC: OPTIMAL SYNTHESIS INC.            Topic: OSD13HS5

    A formal approach to the management of information involved in human-automation interactions is proposed. The mathematical formalism is enabled by employing the notion of hybrid systems. The information management involves ensuring correct information flow and shared cognition between human operators and machines. It is envisioned that the proposed algorithms will formalize the analysis of human-a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  10. Exploiting Unobtrusive Psychophysiological Sensors and Work Context to Enhance Monitoring of Human-Automation Interaction

    SBC: Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.            Topic: OSD141AU1

    We propose a three-pronged approach to advancing the state of the art in human state assessment. First, we will employ a small number of complementary sensors that can be naturally integrated into the work setting without complicated setup requirements. By integrating unobtrusively into the operator"s environment, we hope to minimize the artificiality that can impact operator behavior. Second, in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
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