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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. Naturalistic Operator Interface for Immersive Environments

    SBC: Unova Technologies, LLC            Topic: OSD12HS2

    This proposal addresses the significant need for supervisory control of sensor networks within a fully-immersive synthetic environment with novel Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs). A methodology and process to design a Synthetic Environment Machine Interface System (SEMIS) with multi-modal inference processing based on gestures and speech is detailed. The Phase 1 Work Plan employs the Rational Unifi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. A New Standard for Power-Aware Programming

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: A13029

    New enhancements to mobile computers including smaller sensors, displays and powerful processors have made them much more attractive for the battlefield, not only as wearable systems for soldiers, but also unattended ground sensors a warfighter can leave behind for situational awareness. Unfortunately, while the technologies for hands-free interfacing have improved greatly, the challenge of limiti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. Investment Cast Net Shaped Complex Lubricating Channels

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: N131001

    Producing complex net shape, narrow, long, and curved lubrication channels within the body of an investment cast article using controlled solidification investment casting (CSIC) process is a technically challenging problem. MER is proposing a novel technology to resolve the CSIC technical limitations by utilizing PolyCapillary material (PCM), an advanced powder metallurgy technology, to produce c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. A Novel, Low Cost and Handheld Microwave Sensor for the Detection and Evaluation of Incipient Composite Heat Damage

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: N131013

    In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. details the development of a novel, low cost and handheld microwave sensor for the detection and evaluation of incipient composite heat damage. The merits of the proposed sensor and its advantages over other techniques are listed below: a) Compact, handheld and low cost, b) Sensitive for incipient heat damage detection, c) Capable of quantitative analysis of the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Efficient Cargo and Personnel Handling System

    SBC: SAFE INC            Topic: N131014

    The proposed solution concepts are intended to provide a replacement seating system coupled with a device to more safely and easily move cargo along the length of the aircraft. The seating system is focused on reducing installation and removal time and stowed volume, while also reducing the chance of injury to handling personnel. The project will focus on developing conceptual ideas that will meet ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Fiber Optic Bi-Directional Amplifying Repeater

    SBC: AdValue Photonics Inc            Topic: N131015

    Telecommunication 850 nm band is an attractive choice for the physical layer and has been used for the vast majority of the optical local area networks (LANs) by taking advantage of comparatively low-cost silicon P-I-N technology for optical receivers as well as high power GaAIAs semiconductor lasers for both the signal sources and the amplifier pumps. For a fiber optic link to connect the aircraf ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Life Improvement of Plain Airframe Bearings by Preventing Contamination

    SBC: SAFE INC            Topic: N131016

    Safe, Inc. proposes a physical shield to protect spherical bearings from the abrasive particulate. Since many rotorcraft rod-ends are installed in exposed locations, sand and dirt cause damage to the spherical bearings and their liners. By preventing these particulate from contacting the spherical ball, the shield will prevent much of the contamination damage that shortens bearing life on rotorcra ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Electromagnetic-Attack-Resistant EO Polymer/Sol-gel Modulator

    SBC: TIPD, LLC            Topic: N131066

    RF photonic links provide an attractive approach to minimizing the impact of an electromagnetic attack on defense and commercial communications infrastructure. A key component in an RF photonic link is an electro-optic (EO) modulator, and current commercially available EO modulators are not able to withstand the 10kW peak power pulses that can results from an electromagnetic attack, such as an ele ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Novel Advanced High-Density Materials for Hypersonic Nosetips

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: N131071

    Future hypersonic sea-level launch systems require high-density nosetips that can handle extreme heat loads in highly oxidizing conditions, survive>30 kg axial mechanical loads,>10 kg transverse balloting loads, thermal shock from surface temperature rise of 2000°C/sec from a Mach 8 launch with point heat fluxes of 4500 BTU/ft2-sec. Multicomponent functionally graded materials with densities>15 g ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Compact Laser System for Airborne Detection of Ocean Mines

    SBC: TIPD, LLC            Topic: N131074

    TIPD LLC proposes to develop a compact and efficient multi-spectral laser system with four spectral bands at 532 nm, 685 nm, 700 nm, and 735 nm for airborne detection of ocean mines. The diode pumped solid-state laser system consists of a master oscillator and power amplifier (MOPA) laser, a frequency doubling laser, and three singly resonant optical parametric oscillators (OPOs). The Nd:YAG thin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseNavy

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