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Anti-reflective Coating for High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Company: Raydex Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project seeks to further develop an AR coating on high efficiency PV device surface that can enable a reflection loss<3% over the wavelength range from 300 nm to 1800 nm. The proposed effort will optimize the coating design and the… more

SOLID-STATE HIGH-VOLTAGE PULSER FOR HPM APPLICATIONS

Company: Metamagnetics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Metamagnetics proposes the research and development of a compact, reliable, cost-effective and reconfigurable pulsed-voltage source based on drift step recovery diodes (DSRD) for high-power microwave generation applications. The output parameters of the pulsed-voltage source determine the efficiency… more

Flexible Solid State High Power Radio Frequency Pulsed Source

Company: Metamagnetics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: US Navy relies on directed energy (DE) weapons, such as High-Power Microwave (HPM) sources, to disrupt, damage, or destroy foe electronic equipment at a standoff distance while minimizing collateral damage. Friendly and blue force mission critical electronic systems, such as radar, communications,… more

MMIC Compatible High-power T/R switches based on Ultra-fast Broadband and Low-cost Novel Phase Change Materials

Company: Metamagnetics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits realized on GaAs, GaN, InP, SiGe, and to a lesser extent Si are integral components of many deployed NAVY detect, control, and engagement systems due to their broad bandwidth, fast-response time, and small size (10 W).

Ultra-High Precision Laser Isotope Monitor for 13CO2, CO180 and CO170

Company: Aerodyne Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the atmosphere are primary drivers of global climate change and hence there is a crucial need to quantify their sources and sinks. A general technique to constrain source and sink strengths is the analysis of the relative proportions of isotopic variants of GHG's. … more

Algorithms for IR data

Company: Aerodyne Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: We and our team partner Emu Solutions, a University of Notre Dame spin-off, will implement and ultimately deliver ISiS_PFA (Image Stabilization in Silicon_PFA), an electronics hardware implementation of our recently-invented Polynomial Factor Analysis (PFA) jitter mitigation algorithm. … more

Innovative Approach for Modeling the Impact of Paint Gloss on Visual and Near IR Detection

Company: Aerodyne Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: NAVAIR PMAs are motivated by substantial maintenance cost savings to switch aircraft paints from matte to glossy. Yet NAVAIR must confidently weigh these major cost savings against possibly serious survivability penalties from sun glints. To definitively answer these survivability trades, we propose… more

One Micrometer Resolution Structured Scintillator for Hard X-Ray Image Detection

Company: Agiltron Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Next generation three dimensional (3D) X-ray imaging requires novel x-ray scintillating materials with high efficiency and high spatial resolution. Using a conventional homogeneous scintillator plate, there is a compromise between efficiency and spatial resolution. The strong coupling between… more

Fiber based seed laser for ultrafast CO2 laser systems

Company: Agiltron Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: A fiber based high performance 10-micron femtosecond seed laser is an ideal front end of ultrafast CO2 laser systems, which requires a near IR mode-locked fiber laser and a high energy pulsed pump fiber laser synchronized with the mode-locked fiber laser for frequency conversion and power… more

Nanofluidic Sequencing of Polypeptides

Company: Agiltron Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Leveraging Agiltron"s development and production of portable Raman spectrometers, Agiltron will develop a new class of polypeptide sequencers. Our approach capitalizes on recent progress in Raman spectroscopy to push the sensor performance well beyond the current state-of-the-art.

Durable Superhydrophobic Anti-icing Nanocomposite Coatings

Company: Agiltron Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Agiltron will develop robust and affordable anti-icing and ice-phobic surfaces that are also transparent (>%80) in visible spectrum for superstructures of surface ships in Arctic and cold region operation. Leveraging Agiltron"s previous experiences in mechanically durable superhydrophibic… more

Compact, Lossless, Ruggedized, Electromagnetically Shielded Connectors for Power and Signals

Company: AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Today"s Navy continues to see increased demand for more power both on and off the ship. This need is largely driven by the continued development of high power density advanced weapons systems and sensors. Continued space and weight limitations for these ship applications will drive the need for… more

ACLAMATE: Automated Cognitive Load Assessment for Medical StAff Training and Evaluation

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Although great strides have been made in the development of simulators for training technical and teamwork skills, much less progress has been made with regard to skill assessment. Typically, performance is measured using a rating scale with anchors ranging from"low"to"high."Such… more

CERTAIN: Certainty Enrichment via Relational and Temporal Analytical Indexing of Networks

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Efficient and accurate indexing is fundamental to the Big Data enterprise, but traditional indexing techniques are often foiled by noise and missing information. Aptima proposes Phase II of CERTAIN (Certainty Enrichment via Relational and Temporal Analyti

SONIC Sensor Operations via Naturalistic Interactive Control

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: As analysts and operators move from data to insights, tools are needed for supervisory control, command and control, and intelligence analysis. Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) requires the ability to navigate and interpret mounds of data to produce actionable decisions. Through… more

AWAKE: Adaptive Workspace for Analyst Knowledge&Engagement

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: There is an increasing need for fast and accurate analysis of large volumes of disparate data containing critical information. Existing tools for information search, retrieval, and exploitation are inadequate because the tools have limited ability to (1) help the analyst understand the semantics… more

Sense-making via Collaborative Agents and Activity Networks (SCAAN)

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The volume of data collected by Air Force ISR has exceeded the capacities of traditional analysis methods. New enhancements to the Air Force"s PCPAD intelligence cycle are, thus, critical to providing the analyst with the ability to strategically process, exploit and analyze the most critical… more

Gallium Nitride Based Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Technology for High Altitude Periscope Detection

Company: Auriga Measurement Systems LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This project develops Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) Technologies that enable Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar which meet the low cost, high performance, efficient, small size, low weight and power (SWaP) requirements necessary for insertion into high-altitude… more

Aqueous Based Automatic Fire Extinguishing System

Company: BlazeTech Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Vehicle fires from FEM/IED attacks present multiple threats to personnel; an initial short duration fire from the products of combustion/explosion of the FEM/IED and a secondary, longer duration fire from ignition of vehicle fuel, tires, engine, or the surrounding environment. The Marines are… more

Hot Surface Ignition Apparatus for Aviation Fuels

Company: BlazeTech Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: ASTM standards exist currently to characterize various combustion characteristics of flammable chemicals such as flammability limits, flash point, minimum ignition energy, and auto ignition temperature. There are no such well-accepted characterization protocols for hot surface ignition… more

Autonomous Detection and Healing of Silent Vulnerabilities

Company: BlueRISC Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: BlueRISC's proposed solution provides a fundamentally new approach to enable autonomous detection of exploitation attempts as well as healing of silent vulnerabilities. It follows a hybrid approach consisting of (i) new static silent vulnerability point and associated path… more

Software-based Dynamic Mobile Trusted Module (SWdMTM)

Company: BlueRISC Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The proposed SW-dMTM mobile security solution is lean and fully-software-based. The goal is to provide the required Roots of Trust (RoTs) and trusted security services via a fully software implementation while maintaining the heightened level of assurance typically only achieved through additional,… more

Detecting Malicious Circuits in IP-Core

Company: BlueRISC Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The proposed Phase I project will develop a tool suite that can be used to identify malicious circuits in 3rd party IP based on an industry-unique side-channel-based hardware Trojan detection approach. The proposed solution enables malicious circuit detection in IP without the requirement of… more

Reusable Extended Artificial Light Source

Company: Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: To capture images of high speed test events, the government uses high speed photography with high brightness illumination. The government would like to replace existing PF300 flashbulbs with a solution that meets or exceeds current specifications for reusable extended artificial light… more

Advanced laser protection devices based on thermally fixed hidden gratings and reversed-mode PSCT light switches

Company: Boston Applied Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This proposal is to develop a non focal plane laser protection device for the Army and other DoD agencies. The device will be composed of single-crystal plates with hidden reflective/diffraction gratings, which can be revealed with exposure to strong pulsed or continuous laser, and a reversed-mode… more