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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. Turbulence Mitigation, Error Reduction, and Increased Contrast (TURMERIC)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: N181044

    The Submarine Force is phasing out conventional optical periscopes in favor of digital sensor masts that electronically transmit video to the Control Center. Digital imagery still suffers from distortions due to atmospheric turbulence caused by humidity and temperature gradients near the ocean surface. While systems for turbulence correction exist, they have largely focused on static scenes and re ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Near the Ocean Surface Imaging through Atmospheric Turbulence

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: N181044

    Aret proposes the development of the Atmospheric Turbulence Mitigator (ATM), a fully automated and near real-time contrast enhancement and deblurring capability for removing the effects of atmospheric turbulence from periscope imagery. Leveraging the Local Contrast Enhancement (LCE) algorithm delivered and successfully integrated into APB-11, and utilizing our deep experience in developing image e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Bayesian Tracking Algorithm(s) for Determining Highest Probability Predicted Intercept Points(s) in the AEGIS Combat System

    SBC: DYNAMIC ANALYSIS & TESTING ASSOC.            Topic: N181046

    This Phase I project will demonstrate the use of a Bayesian-based tracker can be used to instantaneously addressing targets in raiding or swarming configurations and provide optimal engagement options to the Sailor. The proposed approach is to develop the tracking and engagement scheduling algorithms using customized tools for dynamic Bayesian Networks and Decision Influence Diagrams within a Prob ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Ultra-Low Ripple 1000 Volt Direct Current Battery Charger

    SBC: DIVERSIFIED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N181048

    Future Navy pulsed power systems, including lasers, directed energy systems, and railguns will require short-term prime power sources exceeding currently available shipboard capacity. Battery systems are being developed to support this peak power demand on an as-needed basis. Batteries can be charged over a relatively long period of time at low power from an existing AC or DC bus. Ripple current i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Ultra-Low Ripple 1000 Volt Direct Current Battery Charger

    SBC: Galley Power LLC            Topic: N181048

    This Phase I research will model, design, simulate and verify feasibility of a new type of high power density, ultra-low ripple 1kV battery charger for the US Navy applications. The approaches used in this research rely on the latest developments in wide bandgap semiconductors for the cancelling of current ripples and special driving and control methods for SiC devices in order to achieve ultra-hi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Leveraging a Robust Data Architecture for Rapid Combat System Integration, Testing, and Certification

    SBC: Vistology, Inc.            Topic: N181053

    The current combat software update process takes two years. VIStology proposes to develop a Semantic data Architecture for Future-proof Extensible integration (SAFE) approach that will leverage semantic technologies to allow adding and maintaining new components at runtime without affecting the legacy systems. Proposed semantically-rich protocols facilitate automating reasoning about the legacy an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. High Performance Compact Medium-Power Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) Laser System for Shipboard Deployment

    SBC: Forward Photonics LLC            Topic: N181054

    Recent progress has been made in the development of medium-power quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) for use in airborne countermeasures, particularly in the adoption of Daylight Solutions Solaris Laser in the Armys Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) program and Forward Photonics high brightness 25 W laser. These developments to date have been targeted in the mid-wave infrared (MWIR), however with e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Multi-media Knowledge Capture (MKC) Engine

    SBC: PACIFIC SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GROUP            Topic: N181076

    Pacific Science & Engineering Group (PSE) proposes to design, develop, and demonstrate a web application for novice video content creators that we call Sailor2Sailor (S2S). S2S will be designed based on knowledge gained through interactions with potential users, lessons learned and best practice in the knowledge creation domain, and findings within the training and cognitive science literature. Th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Low-SWAP High Power Fiber Isolator

    SBC: Q-PEAK INCORPORATED            Topic: N181080

    Q-Peak proposes a novel high-power isolator optical train, leveraging several developed innovations into a robust package to allow a significant power and performance increase as compared to current fiber isolators. Specifically, the integration of a fiber collimator and mode-stripper provides a path to extremely high forward powers, while the utilization of large-aperture, improved material Farad ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. High Energy Fiber Laser Components

    SBC: Photonwares Corporation            Topic: N181080

    Photonwares Inc. proposes to develop a new fiber optic isolator configuration with improved performance in forward and backward optical power handling exceeding 50W and reduced size/weight. The new design incorporates several novel technologies that leverage the companys production experience and understanding of the high power properties in fiber components by fundamentally addressing key aspects ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy

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