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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 Performance and Thermal Simulation Code for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Design

    SBC: Advanced Projects Research, Incorporated            Topic: N/A

    The complex HEV power systems necessitates flexible and dynamic simulation software providing tools for evaluating, characterizing and optimizing these systems. Existing software have neglected to characterize significant component data such as heat loads, cabin cooling requirements, battery thermal management, and heat rejection. Vehicle performance (accounting for environmental conditions and s ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. GPS-Based Portable Geospatial Data Field Capture System

    SBC: AMERICAN GNC CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    This Phase I project is intended to develop the GPS-based geospatial data capture system for in-theater use. A solution for a data storage unit is given in this project, which is a hard disk with the features of low vibration, moisture proof, acid and alkali resistance, and suitability for low and high temperatures. An innovative approach of the GPS/FACC Integration Query & Access Method (GFIQAM ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. Intelligent Distributed Multi-Agent Hybrid Control Systems

    SBC: AMERICAN GNC CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    Autonomous intelligent multi-agent systems are systems that sense and manipulate their environment by gathering multi-model sensor data, compressing and representing it in symbolic form at various levels of granularity, and using the representations to reason and learn about how to optimally interact with the environment. This project proposes an innovative multi-agent distributed intelligent cont ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Intelligent Multisensor Integration and Fusion

    SBC: AMERICAN GNC CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    This SBIR project proposes the investigation and development of an advanced intelligent information fusion system using neural networks and expert systems. Our approaches feature the following innovations: 1) A Digent neural network for data fusion problem in the presence of noise is designed to be robust to prescribed noise margins; and 2) A real time knowledge processing system is developed for ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Diesel Engine Efficiency Improvement Through Closed Loop Air-Fuel Ratio Optimization

    SBC: BKM,Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The objective of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of optimizing the performance of diesel engines through closed loop electronic control of air management hardware. Optimizing the air/fuel ratio of a turbocharged diesel engine at each speed and load operating point has been proven to reduce fuel consumption and exhaust emissions, particularly NOx and particulates. The innovative te ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Portable, Hand-Held, High Speed, PCR Thermal Cycler with Real-Time Optical Detection

    SBC: CEPHEID            Topic: N/A

    Cepheid proposes to develop a hand-held, battery-operated, high-speed DNA diagnostic instrument with true real-time, multi-wavelength optical detection and integrated sample purification modules. This instrument will allow practitioners to perform PCR reactions 5-10 times faster than almost all commercial instruments (i.e., 30 PCR cycles in as little as 15 minutes). It will also perform real-tim ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Epitaxial Liftoff for an Integrated MEMS-Optoelectronic Optical Read-Write Pick-up Head

    SBC: ELO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The objective of this effort is to develop a high data rate, lightweight, low cost optical read-write head combining epitaxial liftoff integration of opto-electronics with MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) technology. Lifted-off thin film lasers and photodetectors, unlike their bulk counterparts, are light enough to allow rapid motion and positioning by MEMS actuators. MEMS allows new techno ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Development of Highly Reinforced Amorphous Metal Matrix Composites

    SBC: Amorphous Technologies            Topic: N/A

    Amorphous Matrix Composite samples will be developed and fabricated using Tungsten and Carbon wires as the reinforcements, and the bulk amorphous alloys known as LIQUIDMETALTM as the matrices. Emphasis will be placed on achieving high loading fractions of the reinforcing materials. A process to commercially manufacture will be studied and mapped, and feasibility of the process will be determined ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Manportable Chemical and Biological Sensor

    SBC: INSTITUTE FOR LASER TECHNOLOGY (ILT)            Topic: N/A

    Center for Laser Studies (USC-CLS), as subcontractors, propose to develop a ruggedized, solid-state laser-based, Manportable Chemical and Biological Sensor (MCBS) for the purpose of detecting biological and chemical warfare agents in the field. The MCBS will be capable of operating at a 50 Hz pulse repetition rate, will occupy less than 0.5 cubic foot in volume, and will have a weight of less tha ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. A Safety Interlock for the Cockpit Air Bag System

    SBC: Jaycor, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The Phase I objectives are to develop and demonstrate a safety interlock for the Cockpit Air Bag System (CABS) on the UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache. Working with the CABS contractor, the Aviation Applied Technology Directorate, and Aircrew Integrated Systems, the Jaycor team will: (1) Evaluate candidate occupant position sensor technologies; (2) Produce conceptual designs of safety interlock ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseArmy

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