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Innovative Solutions to Effectively Enforce Anti-texting Rules on Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Drivers

Company: Savari, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Distracted driving could have severe repercussions leading to loss of life, loss of property, and expensive lawsuits. While there can be many reasons for the driver to get distracted, research shows that the probability of accidents from texting/web-surfing while driving is an order of magnitude… more

SmartWorkZone - Situational awareness messages in the vehicle when driving through a work zone area.

Company: Savari, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Congestion due to a work zone can cause accidents, as the drivers may not be prepared to take sudden actions ahead of a work zone or in some cases may not have enough visibility/time. Transmitting alert messages in advance can enable the driver to take safety precautionary measures so that it is… more

Activated Reactants to Reduce Fuel Cell Overpotentials

Company: JSJ Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: he current produced in electrochemical galvanic cells is primarily dependent on the rate of the electrode reactions where the cell's anode is less negative, supplying less energy than thermodynamically predicted, and the cell's cathode is less positive, supplying less energy than… more

Novel Methods To Develop Graphene Obscurant Materials

Company: JSJ Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Obscurant materials are used by the Army to protect both the soldier and his equipment. Several obscurant systems have been developed over the years to counter various threats in many areas of the electromagnetic spectrum. Historically, work has focused on infrared and visible signature reducing… more

Cognitive Multi-Sensor Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Detection Technologies (COMIDT)

Company: Lattice Government Services, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Nearly half of all U.S. and coalition deaths in Afghanistan are due to improvised explosive devices (IEDs). In addition, more than 600 IED incidents occur monthly throughout the rest of the world. While JIEDDO has introduced a number of sensor technologies that reduce the effectiveness of… more

Silicon based Millimeter-Wave (MMW) sparse array radiometer receiver for photonic processing

Company: DGNSS Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The proposed innovation adopts a hybrid electro-optical approach, which combines the best of the electronic and photonic approaches to achieve high sensitivity, high inter-channel stability, and large-scale integration for an integrated mm-wave receiver. Silicon photonics provides the ideal platform… more

Assured Information Sharing in Clouds

Company: InfoBeyond Technology LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In the future, numerous military database, documentation, and mission-critical information systems will be migrated to the clouds, due to cloud cost-efficiency and accessing flexibility. However, the cloud servers are generally untrusted either for data owners or users. In this proposal,… more

Distributed storage in wireless mesh networks

Company: InfoBeyond Technology LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Simply encrypted data storage is unable to prevent data loss or compromise if the storage device is damaged or compromised by an adversary. Distributed data storage is the alternative that divides the original data into fragments and secretly stored them on distributed devices with certain… more

Scalable Dynamic Matrix Completion for Information Processing and Link Discovery

Company: InfoBeyond Technology LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: We investigate a problem of significant practical importance, namely, the recovery of the data matrix from a partial set of its entries that are collected in a noisy environment (i.e., a noisy partial matrix). Our proposed Near-Optimal Matrix Completion (NOMC) target to provide a leading approach… more

Development of Tools and Methods for Characterizing the Impact of Control Surface Free-Play on Flutter

Company: VSI Aerospace Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: This STTR is aimed at developing methods and tools to characterize the impact of free-play on control surface flutter and overall stability and performance of the system. A successful completion of this two-phased STTR effort will lead to a modeling, analysis, design, and simulation tool that will… more

Tailoring Titanium Microstructures for Reduced Oxygen Ingress during High Temperature Applications using a Novel Microstructure-Informatics Approach

Company: MRL Materials Resources LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: High temperature applications of titanium alloys are limited by their affinity to oxygen. In these alloys, oxygen absorption results in a brittle surface layer (i.e. alpha-case) that has a deteriorating effect on the mechanical properties of the material. Reducing oxygen ingress into… more

Integrated High-Complexity Systems in Silicon Photonics

Company: Portage Bay Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In phase I of this program, we proposed to develop and validate detailed designs for highly scaled silicon photonic-electronic chips for applications relevant to the DOD in high-bandwidth data communication. This effort has been closely coordinated with the OPSIS (Optoelectronic Systems… more

Fine Scale Modeling and Forecasts of Upper Atmospheric Turbulence for Operational Use

Company: IntelliWare LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The objective of this STTR Phase II project is to continue the development of a fine scale forecast model capability that will provide a technologically superior, high resolution atmospheric decision tool to accurately predict areas of clear air turbulence in the upper troposphere and… more

Uncued Faint Object Detection in LEOand GEO

Company: Pacific Defense Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This research plans to use existing MSSS sensors to investigate methods to detect and track faint objects (greater than or equal to 14th visual magnitude) in any orbit around the Earth using ground-based electro-optics sensors, without prior knowledge of the object's orbit. The… more

Feature Identification from Unresolved Electro-optical Data

Company: Pacific Defense Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Space situational awareness is often limited by the ability of sensors to produce resolved data on space objects. Large objects cannot be resolved with small low-cost telescopes; objects in geo-synchronous orbit are too remote to be resolved. The best hope of ending these limitations is… more

Daytime Detection and Tracking of Objects in a Geosynchronous or Geo-transfer Orbit

Company: Pacific Defense Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In this research PDS plans to use existing telescopes and sensors at MSSS with minor modifications to detect and track Geosynchronous or Geo-transfer vehicles during daylight. The main obstacle to viewing satellites in daylight is the bright sky foreground. The bright foreground problem… more

SBIR Phase I: Scale-up Flexible Radio Frequency Electronics via Roll-to-Roll Nanomembrane Printing

Company: Semerane Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop cost-effective high-performance flexible radio frequency (RF) electronics based on a crystalline nanomembrane roll-to-roll printing process. Such flexible electronic systems can concurrently demonstrate high speed (>5… more

Internal Combustion (IC) Engine/Electric Hybrid Power/Propulsion System for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Company: Northwest UAV Propulsion Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: The proposed effort to develop a modular Hybrid UAV Propulsion system whereby the best ICE or Turbine generator can be integrated as it is developed. Northwest UAV Propulsion Systems will work with AMRDEC and utilize the data collected on several EM and ESC that AMRDEC has tested over the last year.… more

High Efficiency InAsSb / AlAsSb Quantum Dot Solar Cells

Company: Magnolia Solar Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Magnolia Solar proposes to develop an innovative high-efficiency, single-junction solar cell in collaboration with Prof. Diana Huffaker and her group by utilizing multi-photon absorption processes in InAsSb/AlAsSb quantum dot structures. The proposed device structure satisfies the unique… more

Insert ear-probe assembly for high-quality otoacoustic-emission (OAE) measurements in adults

Company: Etymotic Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Current otoacostic emission probes used diagnostic evaluation middle and inner ear components of hearing are not capable of producing well-calibrated and high-quality acoustic stimuli that cover the entire frequency range of human hearing and are thus unsuited for rapid evaluation of the range of… more

Alternative Green Technology for Power Generation Using Waste-Heat Energy And Advanced Thermoelectric Materials

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: NASA is interested in advancing green technology research for achieving sustainable and environmentally friendly energy sources. Thermo-electric power generation (TEPG) has exceptionally rich potential to fulfill this need. A TEPG module requires (1) material that can provide high figure of merit… more

Ultraviolet Acousto-Optic Devices Using Barium Borate (BBO)

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: "In Phase I we introduced a new UV-transparent material, Barium Borate or BBO, as a new acousto-optic (AO) material to replace fused silica for ultraviolet (UV) beam manipulation in trapped-ion based quantum information processors (QIP). We characterized t"

Anti-Tamper Technology for Missile Defense

Company: Five Stones Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Our approach for protecting critical program information in US weapons systems from exploitation or reverse-engineering efforts is based on a new sensor technology. Utilizing advances in the field of nanotechnology and the sub-field of plasmonics, our design is miniscule in size and allows for… more

High-Power, Continuous-Wave 3.0- to 3.5-Micron Emitting Quantum Cascade Semiconductor Laser

Company: Intraband LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The technical objectives of this proposal are: 1) the design of 3.0-3.5 micron-emitting quantum cascade laser (QCL) structures grown on metamorphic-buffer-layer (MBL) substrates; 2) the realization of electroluminescent QCL structures on MBLs with emission in the 3.0-3.5-micron wavelength range.… more

On-Chip Passive Phase-Locking for High Coherent Power, Mid-IR Quantum Cascade Lasers

Company: Intraband LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: The technical objectives of this proposal are: 1) Implement the design developed in Phase I for the realization of 8 micron-emitting active-photonic-crystal (APC) quantum-cascade (QC) lasers of 3 W average, diffraction-limited power and 15 % wallplug efficiency in quasi-CW operation; 2) Design and… more