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TECHNICAL PROPOSAL FOR THE SHIPBOARD LIGHTING SYSTEM (AVIATION LIGHTING SYSTEM-CONTROL PANEL SET (ALS-CPS)) SBIR N04-081 PHASE II

Company: C3I, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This Proposal identifies the tasks to be performed by C3I for the partial completion of the Aviation Lighting System Control Panel Set (ALS-CPS) technology developments of SBIR Topic N04-081. The Advanced Lighting System Control Panel Set (ALS-CPS) components include a 12"Control Panel… more

Compact Advanced Hypoxia Training System (CAHTS)

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Hypoxia is a dangerous condition for naval aviators that impacts critical thinking, resulting in a lack of awareness that prevents aircrew from taking appropriate corrective actions. Practical hypoxia training allows pilots to experience the effects of hypoxia so that the symptoms are more readily… more

A High-Precision, High-Resolution Turbine Blade Inspection System

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Modern jet engine turbine blades are single-crystal superalloy structures with excellent resistance to high-temperature creep, allowing tight tolerances to be maintained over the blade"s life. However, turbine blades have complicated features that can promote the growth of discrete crystal… more

Development of an Advanced Bearing for Extreme Service Environments

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Aircraft carriers are the backbone of the U.S. Navy"s fleet, which operates around the globe, with the sole purpose of launching and recovering aircraft to support U.S. military and peacekeeping interests. The ability to quickly and safely launch aircraft can become a key limitation for an… more

A CubeSat-Compatible Neutral Wind Sensor

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: CubeSats provide a new, low-cost platform for space weather missions. They enable new mission paradigms, such as the ability to perform multiple measurements of the same physical phenomena globally from several satellites, in contrast to high-accuracy measurements of multiple phenomena… more

Modular Anatomical Test Target for Non-Lethal Weapons

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Non-lethal weapons (NLWs) are increasingly being used in conflict situations where lethal force is undesirable. As new non-lethal systems are developed, careful evaluation is required to confirm both effectiveness and non-lethality over various payload and range conditions. Computer simulations can… more

A Low Cost Electromagnetic Induction Ground Fault Detector

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Machinery Control System (MCS) cabling faults can be difficult to identify and locate since as many as 3,000 to 5,000 I/O points are used and multiple junctions exist in each cable. A single MCS fault can require as many as four maintainers and a full day of troubleshooting to isolate and resolve,… more

Low-Cost Compact Microchannel Heat Exchanger With Uniform Flow Distribution

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Increasing use of high power density electronics systems in military vehicles and buildings will significantly increase thermal loads of their Environmental Control Systems (ECS). Advanced thermal management technology is needed for these ECSs. We propose to develop a highly effective, low-cost heat… more

Passive Optical Combustion Sensors for Scramjet Engine Control

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Dual-mode scramjet engines must operate over a wide range of flight Mach numbers. Closed-loop engine control is necessary to maintain thrust and flame stability while preventing unstart over the large flight envelope. High-frequency sensors and actuators will be a key component of… more

Imaging Techniques for Passive Atmospheric Turbulence Compensation

Company: Solid State Scientific Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Solid State Scientific Corporation (SSSC) is pleased to propose a Phase I SBIR program to develop a unique technique for imaging through atmospheric turbulence. The proposed idea combines the use of specially designed hardware and associated algorithms to yield improved performance over current… more

Anti-Exploitation Software Protection Systems

Company: Siege Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: State-of-the-art software protection and anti-tamper systems move critical software and data"out-of-band"to the adversary, by using a hypervisor or on"secure"hardware. Unfortunately, the systems running this software are built using untrusted commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) parts… more

A Portable Laser Device for Remote Filler Identification

Company: AAC International Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The proposed SBIR research (Phase I and II) is devoted to developing a laser-based acousto-ultrasonic system for inspection of sealed containers. The system represents a promising technology for improving safety management in anti-terrorism and treaty compliance operations. The system will use a… more

Development of New Processes for the Refurbishment of Infrared Search and Track (IRST) Germanium (Ge) Domes

Company: COMPUTER OPTICS INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: In this research we propose a method for refurbishing damaged IRS & T domes building upon our past research into this topic area and in addition examining newer technologies that may offer additional benefits in terms of increased yield and overall lower program cost.

Combination immunotherapies for the treatment of melanoma

Company: CELDARA MEDICAL, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Melanoma is the most common form of cancer in young adults1, and its incidence is rising at a rate higher than any of the seven most common cancers2, increasing 45% between 1992 and 20043. Plexxikon and Roche are codeveloping a BrafV600E inhibitor (i.e.… more

Thermal Isolation of Nozzle Exit Cone Insulators

Company: Mentis Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: To address the issue of heat transfer from the rocket motor nozzle exit cone into the metal support housing MSI proposes to apply a well-developed, highly insulating interlayer material, quartz polysiloxane Qz/Ps, between the exit cone surface and the metal substructure surface to maintain that… more

Lightweight Deployable Nosecone for SM3 BLK IIB

Company: Mentis Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Statement of Work (SOW) defines the support required for a multi-task effort related to the design and fabrication of a ceramic resin matrix composite nosecone to fulfill Block IIB mission requirements. MSI will develop composite material component designs that fulfill the aerothermal and… more

Contamination-Free, Lightweight, Helium-Rubidium Vapor Circulation System

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Diode-Pumped Alkali Laser Systems (DPALS) have great potential for missile defense and other applications. These systems require a uniform, steady, flowing mixture of helium and rubidium vapor at elevated pressure and temperature. Significant challenges exist because rubidium is a very reactive… more

Improved Pulse Power and Thermal Management Capabilities for Aircraft Applications

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Next generation aircraft systems will include weapons, sensors and actuators requiring large amplitude pulse power capability which will exceed the continuous power delivery capacity of most aircraft. Compact, lightweight and efficient power conversion and thermal management systems are required to… more

High-Quality, Low-Cost, Multi-Channel EEG System for Non-Traditional Users

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: To accelerate advances in cognitive science, and to facilitate the invention of novel brain-centered technologies, tremendous benefit would be gained by expanding the accessibility of Electroencephalography (EEG) to non-traditional users. A key driver for expanding accessibility is lowering cost… more

Advanced Technologies for Reducing Decompression Obligation in Extreme Dives

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Despite over 100 years of research, decompression illness (DCI) remains the mission-limiting factor in the design and execution of combat dives. Divers may spend over an hour decompressing after spending as little as ten minutes at the target depth. While decompressing, the diver is limited in… more

A Miniature Autoinjector for Multicomponent Drugs and Vaccines

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Chemical, biological, or toxin attacks in military and civilian settings are a serious and growing concern. Standard first aid for exposure to many chemical warfare agents and toxins includes the immediate administration of relevant antidotes using an autoinjector. When an attack occurs, prefilled… more

Integrated Sensors for Balance Augmentation

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Soldiers recovering from mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or relearning how to walk on a prosthetic lower limb often struggle with their balance. Of patients recovering from acute blast-induced mTBI, almost all (90%) report unsteadiness. These balance deficits affect ability to return to duty… more

Physics-Based, High Resolution Soil Strength Prediction

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Effective Army-scale mobility predictions in austere environments require knowledge of soil strength conditions at high spatial resolution (100 m or less). The Army"s knowledge of the battlespace is greatly hindered because available weather-scale near-surface soil moisture data, a primary… more

High-Temperature Hybrid Foil Bearing for Unmanned Aerial System Gas Turbines

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are a critical element in current military operations, and their use will increase substantially in the future. The propulsion system is a key design constraint in any UAS, and current small gas turbines for these vehicles are limited by the conventional… more

SiC Based Electrical Distribution for High Voltage Vehicle Power Systems

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Power system upgrades for next-generation ground combat vehicles require technology advances such as higher operating temperature, greater power density, and increased functionality. Silicon Carbide (SiC) based power electronic devices offer advantages over silicon devices, especially for high… more