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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. A Handheld Sensor for Amorphous Coating Integrity Evaluation

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: SB093002

    Under the DARPA sponsored Naval Advanced Amorphous Coating (NAAC) program, a novel, thermal sprayed amorphous metal coating has been developed. Such a coating has demonstrated superior mechanical and corrosion resistance properties. Although the coating is designed to be life-of-ship, the application and operational conditions may compromise the integrity of the coating. For example, the applicati ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  2. GPU-Based High-Performance Computing for Accelerated Design and Analysis

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: SB082024

    Commodity graphics processing units (GPUs) offer tremendous computational throughput for relatively little cost. They have been shown to outperform microprocessors in the important metrics of FLOPS/dollar, FLOPS/Watt, and FLOPS/unit space and have already been applied to a wide range of numerically intense problems. In Phase I of this project, we demonstrated their potential to enhance complex C ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  3. Innovative Approaches to Low Power, Sub-Threshold Electronic Circuits

    SBC: CAMGIAN MICROSYSTEMS CORP            Topic: SB082045

    This program proposes to demonstrate an ultra-low power design methodology and circuits for digital logic employing advanced dynamic voltage scaling (DVS) for asynchronous NULL Convention Logic (NCL) circuits operating in sub-threshold to super-threshold voltage regimes. The power supply voltages of logic block partitions will be independently set by on-chip voltage controllers based on the data p ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  4. Open System Manufacturing of Large Sensing/Weapons Platforms

    SBC: Applied Radar, Inc.            Topic: SB102005

    In order to maintain our nation’s technological superiority on air, sea and land, we must respond quicker to emerging threats and reduce the cost of major sensing platforms. Every DoD platform developed nowadays contains at least one sensor, whether it be RF, EO/IR, or acoustic. In fact, in a lot of recent developments, the platform is built around the sensor and exists only to support the senso ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  5. Miniaturized Cast Metal Integrated Components

    SBC: American Industrial Casting,            Topic: N/A

    Investment castings have well served both the military and commercial markets in such areas as waveguides and splitters for microwave applications, and for connectors, housings, heat sinks and mechanical parts for electronics, optical, instrumentation, and medical devices. Tomorrow's higher RF millimeter wave and communications electronics products, and more compact optical, instrumentation and m ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  6. High Surface Area Carbon Electrodes for Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors

    SBC: EVANS CAPACITOR COMPANY            Topic: N/A

    A novel method for preparing carbon electrode structures having applications in electrochemical double layer capacitors (EDLCs) is described. The method for preparing these structures employs carbon (graphite) nano fiber materials and results in an electrode having both high surface area and high electronic conductivity; two essential characteristics for EDLC electrodes. The fabrication process ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  7. Memory-based Graphics: A New Technology For Visual Interfaces And Interactive Visualization

    SBC: Infinite Graphics, Corp            Topic: N/A

    This project is based on a novel computer graphics technology for man/machine interfaces that relies on machine learning techniques, neural-like networks, and object recognition IU techniques. The key idea is to use a few "example" views of an object or person, to teach the computer to generate other views, under user control. WIth our technology we will develop an interactive (multimedia) interfa ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  8. NOVEL CERAMIC/METAL COMPOSITES FOR ARMOR APPLICATIONS

    SBC: Lanxide Corporation            Topic: N/A

    CERAMICS HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO BE VERY EFFECTIVE IN THE DEFEAT OF A WIDE RANGE OF KINETIC ENERGY (KE) THREATS. HOWEVER, THE USE OF CERAMICS IN ARMORED VEHICLES HAS BEEN LIMITED DUE IN MOST PART TO THEIR HIGH COST. CERAMIC PARTICULATE REINFORCED METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES (MMCS) PRODUCED BY PRESSURELESS LIQUID METAL INFILTRATION ARE INEXPENSIVE RELATIVE TO MONOLITHIC CERAMICS DUE TO THE LOWER COST OF THE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  9. SOFTWARE REVERSE ENGINEERING TOOLS FOR INCLUSION IN OPEN ARCHITECTURE ENVIRONMENTS

    SBC: PROMETHEUS INC            Topic: N/A

    REVERSE ENGINEERING DERIVES THE SPECIFICATION OFA SOFTWARE SYSTEM FROM ITS IMPLEMENTATION. IT REQUIRES BOTH A SPECIFICATION LANGUAGE AND A SET OF TOOLS. AS OUR SPECIFICATION LANGUAGE WEUSE SEDL; AS OUR INPUT LANGUAGE WE USE C; AND AS OUR PROTOTYPE WORKING ENVIRONMENT WE USE ARCADIA. SEDL, A SOFTWARE ENGINEERING DESIGN LANGUAGE DEVELOPED AT IBM, IS AN EXTENSION TO ADA THAT PROVIDES HIGH-LEVEL DICTI ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. APPLICATION OF LOCALIZED VIBRATION AND SMART MATERIALS IN CONTROLLING THE DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF STRUCTURES

    SBC: QRDC, INC.            Topic: N/A

    IN THE TREATMENT OF THE DYNAMIC PROBLEMS OF STRUCTURES, TWO ALTERNATE TESTING METHODS, BASED ON EXTERNAL AND EMBEDDED SENSORS, EXIST IN THE LITERATURE. IF THE SENSORS RESPOND TO THE CHANGES IN THE DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STRUCTURE, AND/OR THE ENVIRONMENT, THEN THEY ARE REFERRED TO "SMART" STRUCTURES. SMART SENSORS AND SMART MATERIALS HAVE BEEN USED FOR DETECTING STRUCTURAL DAMAGES AND/OR CO ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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