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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. Automated Accurate Aircraft Weighing System

    SBC: Active Control eXperts, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Herein, an innovative aircraft weighing system based on a set of piezopolymar film pad sensors is described. The wieghing system, which would operate automatically as the aircraft taxi over it, would be unobtrusive, accurate, and reliable. These sensor pads could be integrated into the flight deck surface below the grated rubber surface finish. These thin (20-30 mils) piezopolymer sensing pads ...

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Catalytic Conversion Recycling Process for Composite Aircraft Components

    SBC: Adherent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Cured aircraft composite materials present a particularly difficult challenge for recycling technology. Those materials have mostly thermosetting epoxy matrices and occur in intimate association with metals, paints, and coatings. Current techniques for recycling thermoset composites, mostly for automotive sheet molding compounds (SMC), involve pulverizing the material for use as fillers. Th ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Tertiary Recycling Process for Shipboard Plastic Processor Product

    SBC: Adherent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A novel tertiary recycling process is proposed for investigation as an economical means for recycling shipboard plastic waste. Early development work has shown that this process can convert a wide variety of polymers and composites into low molecular weight hydrocarbons at temperatures below 200'C. The hydrocarbons produced can then be reused as chemicals, fuels, or monomers. Metal, glass, and fil ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Three Dimentional Target Location From Video Images

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    There are strong motivations for the development of accurate, efficient algorithms for the three-dimensional location of stationary or moving targets from one or more video sensors. In this proposal we describe an effort to accomplish this task by exploiting ALPHATECH's unique expertise in all related technology areas: extraction of information from imagery, multi-object tracking, three-dimens ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Recovery of Pyrotechnic Ingredients Using Supercritical Fluids

    SBC: APHIOS CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    Many pyrotechnics contain valuable resources which could be used in commercial applications, for example metals (e.g. magnesium, aluminum); metallic salts of copper, strontium, and barium; oxidizer (e.g. sodium nitrate, potassium Perchlorate); binders such as viton, and dyes which have reclaimed value. The Navy is seeking technology which can recover the valuable ingredients from pyrotechnic flar ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Methodology to Predict Ballistic Penetration and Damage of Composite Laminated Structures

    SBC: Applied Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Current utilization of composite materials in air and surface weapons systems and structures is extensive, and the use of these materials can be expected to increase in the future. Weapons effectiveness assessments and the design of protective structures require methodologies to predict the terminal ballistic interactions between projectiles and fragments penetrating composite laminated target st ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Novel Method for Strengthening Sapphire at Elevated Temperatures

    SBC: Aspen Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Aspen Systems proposes to develop a novel process to increase the strength of sapphire at elevated temperatures. The resulting strength increase will alleviate the adverse effects of frictional heating of sapphire windows. Frictional heating can initiate a c-axis strength loss, leading to premature failure. The Aspen process will uniformly implant silicon atoms through the entire window, as ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Advanced Temporal Discrimination Techniques for Shipboard IRST

    SBC: ATLANTIC AEROSPACE ELECTRONICS CORP.            Topic: N/A

    This Phase I SBIR proposal is aimed at developing and assessing the feasibility P of a new approach to track discrimination for shipboard IRST sensors. The proposed approach combines two complementary signal processing technologies; single scan discrimination and an innovative geometry-based technique that accomplishes the equivalent of track-before-detect (TBD) processing using significantly le ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Affordable Multi-Color IR Detectors for Navy Fuses

    SBC: ATLANTIC AEROSPACE ELECTRONICS CORP.            Topic: N/A

    Current Navy infrared proximity fuses use single band MWIR detectors to provide an affordable, reliable, and compact fuse which is effective against high-signature plume-dominated powered targets. However, the current fuse is ineffective against unpowered air targets whose signature is dominated by warm body thermal emission. Atlantic Aerospace, a leader in areas of signal processing and multi- ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Very Low Bit-Rate Error-Resilient Video

    SBC: Aware, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Aware will develop a preliminary design for an operationally effective, scalable, error-resilient video communications system for the real-time one-way transmission of video over wireless channels having a raw (uncorrected) data rate ranging from 64 Kbps to 1.5 Mbs. The work will leverage Aware's state-of-the-art wavelet-based video compression algorithms which are currently being applied to both ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of DefenseNavy

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