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Plug and Play for Architecture for Modular Weapons

Company: PnP Innovations, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Tactical weapons have followed an evolutionary pattern of progressive capability that allows them to be ever more lethal against specific targets, but the resulting systems are highly optimized,"stove-piped"solutions to a very specific set of requirements. Modern warfare… more

Broadband High Operating Temperature Strained Layer Superlattice Focal Plane Arrays (FPA)

Company: SK Infrared LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The objective of the overall SBIR program is to develop a high performance mid-format (512 x 512, with 30 micron pitch) broad-band mid-wave (MW, 5 micron cut-off wavelength at 200K) infrared (IR) focal plane arrays (FPAs) using InAs/GaSb strained layer superlattices (SLS). SKINfrared LLC… more

Magnetic Sphere Gyro (MSG)

Company: Applied Technology Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: High performance angular rate sensors (gyros) with low SWaP, wide operating temperature range, and low cost are required to improve tactical IMUs to strategic grade for long-range weapons guidance without GPS. ATA is proposing the Magnetic Sphere Gyro (MSG), a non-MEMS 2-DOF rate gyro based on a… more

Massive Optomechanical Navigation Accelerometer (MONA)

Company: Applied Technology Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: High performance linear accelerometers with low SWaP, wide operating temperature range, and low cost are required to improve tactical IMUs to strategic grade for long-range weapons guidance without GPS. The ATA/Sandia Team is proposing the Massive Optomechanical Navigation Accelerometer (MONA), a… more

Advanced Radiation Hardened ADC (ARH-ADC)

Company: Applied Technology Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Pipelined radiation hardened analog-to-digital converters (ADC) typically provide 12-14 bit resolution conversion at>20 MSPS and have inherent multi-clock cycle latency. These converters use multiple sub-ranging stages and error correction circuitry and the high parts count results in large… more

Pulse Power and Energy Sources for High Power Microwave and High Power Laser

Company: ASR Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ASR proposes to develop an HPM source for deployment into the MLRS M26 (or smaller) payload bay. Multiple, parallel FEGs will charge a single quarter wave oscillator to 100kV or more, and each FEG will be fired in order to accomplish the desired pulse repetition rates (PRR) in excess of 100 Hz. … more

Method to Eliminate Unwanted High Frequency Signals above 2 KHz from Accelerometers

Company: Dominca, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The goal is to develop external mechanical filters to eliminate signals above 2 kHz from accelerometers. Dominca"s patented layered-media approach will be used to develop filters for high-shock accelerometers used in explosive and impact events. Layered-media theory has been applied… more

Novel Hardware and Software Correction Techniques for Atmospheric Turbulence Compensation

Company: Kestrel Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Kestrel proposes a hybrid optical, residual wavefront-guided deconvolution and image based correction system taking advantage of considerable expertise and demonstrated performance in these areas for other applications. The proposed Phase I is a proof-of-concept feasibility study leading… more

Advanced Fiber Optic and Electrical Cable Diagnostics

Company: Management Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Tyco Electronics Connectivity Defense and Aerospace (TE) is a leading supplier of mil-spec fiber optic (FO) connectors used in ship"s wiring plants, In a Navy SBIR, our company, Management Sciences, Inc. (MSI) worked with TE and developed a portable automated test equipment (ATE) for fast and… more

Embedded Cognitive Bayesian Prognostic Health Management for RPA Propulsion Systems

Company: Management Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Air Force is facing severe budget cuts which force the need to cut operating costs of aircraft and manpower. One way to do this is to increase reliability of systems and components which would reduce maintenance and increase operational availability, which reduces the number of… more

Cognitive Residential Heat Pump Fault Detection and Diagnostic Datalogger

Company: Management Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Millions of heat pumps are used to heat and cool homes and buildings year round. Continuous operation means that components wear out at a greater rate. As a result, maintenance of residential heat pumps is a major cost driver. Current methods focus on reduced use through control settings. Typically,… more

Electro-optic jitter and pulse characterization for X-ray free-electron laser sources

Company: Mesa Photonics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Mesa Photonics proposes a new method for online diagnostics at x-ray free electron laser facilities. This diagnostic can be fully automated, switching among alignment, jitter measurements, and pulse characterization. In this SBIR project, Mesa Photonics will develop a new diagnostic for measuring… more

Rapid isotopic analysis using heterodyne laser induced breakdown spectroscopy

Company: Mesa Photonics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Isotopic analysis of suspect materials is an effective tool for identifying and characterizing nuclear. Isotope ratios of uranium, plutonium, lithium, and hydrogen are particularly informative for distinguishing fuel for nuclear power plants from weapons-grade material. Existing instrumentation… more

Metal 3D Printing for Gas Turbine Engine Component Repair

Company: Optomec Design Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Optomec, Inc., in collaboration with Triumph Engine Control Systems and The Ohio State University, proposes to develop an additive metal manufacturing (AMM) process and techniques for the repair of TF33 (P & W JT3D) fuel pump housing as well as other similar components of interest… more

Affordable 3D Printed Phased Arrays

Company: Optomec Design Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: A new generation of additive manufacturing (AM) techniques is expanding the possibilities of sensor and antenna design, with important implications for the performance and cost of finished devices. Optomec, Inc., with its proprietary Aerosol Jet technology, is a leader in the conformal printing of… more

Portable nitrous oxide sensor for understanding agricultural and soil emissions

Company: Southwest Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Nitrous oxide is the third most important greenhouse gas (GHG,) with an atmospheric lifetime of ~114 years and a global warming impact ~300 times greater than that of CO2. The main cause of nitrous oxides atmospheric increase is anthropogenic emissions, and over 80% of the current global… more

Optical Tomography for 3D Imaging of Fine Roots

Company: Southwest Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Monitoring the root systems of plants is essential to improving models of crop productivity, soil carbon sequestration and biogeochemical cycling. Fine roots (considered to be smaller than 1-2 mm in diameter) are the dominant component of this system, with roots & lt;0.2 mm in … more

Standoff Detection of Radiological Materials using Light Filaments

Company: Southwest Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The ability to detect radiological materials at standoff distances of a kilometer or more would be invaluable to national security and nonproliferation efforts. In particular, it is important to be able to distinguish isotopes of uranium and other elements associated with nuclear weapons… more

Diamond sensor for the neutron electric dipole moment experiment

Company: Southwest Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: As part of its mission to understand the fundamental forces and particles of nature as manifested in nuclear matter, DOE is funding an experiment to measure the electric dipole moment of neutron. This sophisticated experiment tests the standard model by monitoring the response of neutrons in crossed… more

Advanced STJ Spectrometer for X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy at the Synchrotron

Company: STAR Cryoelectronics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: X-ray absorption spectroscopy is a widely used experimental technique for studying the composition and chemistry of materials and is one of the driving forces behind the explosive growth of synchrotron light sources and their increase in brightness by many orders of magnitude. However, advances in… more

Efficient Computational Tool for RF-Induced Bio-Thermal Response

Company: Stellar Science Ltd Co Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Radio-frequency (RF) transmitting devices are found nearly everywhere today, ranging from lower-power cell phones to radar equipment to high-energy weapons systems. Accidental exposure of humans to the RF radiation emanating from these devices can cause harmful thermal effects including… more

Novel Concept for Mapping Out No Fire Zones for a Scalable Effects High Power Laser System with a Multi-Mission Capability

Company: Tau Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: High-Energy Laser (HEL) systems offer advantages of scalability and precision attack unavailable with conventional munitions. Their long-range, speed-of-light-attack capability provides unique benefits for area defense, precision attack, and covert strike, but lasers introduce new elements of… more

Rapid Mission Planning for Desirable Viewing Conditions

Company: Tau Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This effort involves the design, development and fielding of a software application for automated generation of tasking for observatory imaging of space objects. The application will incorporate capabilities from two AFRL government codes, Satellite Visualization and Signature Tool, and… more

Persistent Wide Field Space Surveillance

Company: Tau Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The research for this Phase I topic is to determine an approach that will meet the derived system requirements for this challenging field of dim and bright object detection through WFOV surveillance. Answers will be determined whether the conceived approach exploits recent developments… more

Improved AFSCN FCT Simulator

Company: Tau Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Phase I Proposal addresses the need for an innovative, cost-effective approach to performing Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) compatibility testing of satellites at the factory integration facility. Factory Compatibility Testing (FCT) is not required by Air Force Space… more