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High-Speed Electronically Tunable Multi Fiber-Optic Wavelength Filter based on Ultra-High-Resolution Super-Compact Grating on Silicon-Photonic Platfor

Company: OptoNet Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The proposed project will undertake the research, design, and development of key concepts and technologies for a high-speed electronically tunable channel filter, based on monolithically integrated ultra-high-resolution super-compact grating (UHR-SCG) technology that has been developed in OptoNet.… more

A Scalable Semantics-Based Verification System for Flight Critical Software

Company: Runtime Verification Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Modern flight-critical systems include hundreds of thousands to millions of lines of code. The Boeing 777, for instance, includes over 2 million lines of code. Future projects will only feature an increasing amount of source code, mostly written in the C programming language. The only way to… more

Infowriter: A Student Feedback And Formative Assessment Environment For Writing Information And Explanatory Texts

Company: Common Ground Publishing, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The project team is developing a prototype of InfoWriter, a Web 2.0 concept mapping tool and writing environment to support students in writing informational and explanatory texts. The product will be used in middle and high school English Language Arts classrooms, and others as appropriate, to… more

Fast-Track : Conductive Diamond Probes for Scanning Elecrochemical Microscopy

Company: Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Fast Track SBIR project aims at developing electrically insulated scanning probes suitable for high resolution electrical nano-imaging in conductive solutions. These probes, when used in atomic force microscopy, enable scanning electrochemical microscopy (AFM-SECM) to be performed. This method… more

Remediation of Oil Contaminated Ground and Surface Water Using Sulfate Nanofiltration Combined with High Efficiency On-Site Generation of Peroxodisulfate Using Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Electrodes

Company: Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project will employ Nanofiltration to generate sulfate ion feedstocks and high current density on-site generation (synthesis) of the powerful oxidant peroxodisulphate (“persulfate”) with novel, high reliability boron-doped untrananocrystal-line… more

Ceramic Matrix Composites for Advanced Tactical Missile Radomes

Company: APPLIED THIN FILMS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Advanced missile radomes require robust high temperature materials for high speed flight. Current advanced radome materials are limited by thermal, electrical, and impact performance. ATFI has developed an oxide ceramic matrix composite (CMC) which has demonstrated required electrical, thermal and… more

Scalable Parallel Algorithms for Formal Verification of Software

Company: Aries Design Automation, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: We will develop an efficient Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) based parallel Binary Decision Diagram (BDD) software package, and will also combine it with our GPU-based parallel SAT solver that we are currently developing in a NASA SBIR Phase II project in order to solve much larger and more complex… more

Formal Verification of Interactions of the RTOS, Memory System, and Application Programs at the PowerPC 750 Binary Code Level

Company: Aries Design Automation, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: In the proposed project, we will formally verify the correctness of the interaction between a Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) and user processes under various operating scenarios, such as multitasking, interrupt handling, user and kernel mode switching. The formal verification will be done… more

Rapid and Accurate High-Resolution Radar Signature Prediction of Sea Targets

Company: Delcross Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Radar signatures of small boats and ships are inherently complex due to their myriad topside features: railings, antennas, masts, ladders, armaments, pilot stations, outboard engines, storage bins, etc. In boats, the use of fiberglass and other radar-penetrable materials for hulls and decks further… more

Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Acceleration for Cosite Interference Prediction Tools

Company: Delcross Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Modern military systems contain numerous avionics and electronic systems that must perform to very high standards in hostile environments in the presence of numerous potential sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI). On airborne platforms for example, there could be dozens of RF systems… more

Radar Signature Tools for Small Boats in Dynamic Sea Environments

Company: Delcross Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Modern marine radar systems can provide detection and tracking of various sizes of ships, and progress in signal processing has allowed for the detection of some smaller and faster targets, largely due to the wake generated by the boats. However, detection of small boats still remains a very… more

Detection of Liquid Contaminants on Surfaces Using Hyperspectral Imaging

Company: EPIR Technologies Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Quick detection of Chemical/Biological (CB) agents in the field can provide critical reconnaissance and contamination avoidance. CB agents pose a serious threat to both civilian and military sectors, and present techniques rely on dangerous collection methods, active measurement through external… more

Low Temperature Thermoelectric Refrigeration with HgCdTe-based Superlattices

Company: EPIR Technologies Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A major limitation to the wide deployment of high sensitivity infrared detector arrays in space environment is the cooling system. Major developments of active cooling capabilities in terms of performance, capacity, reliability and cost remains a primary need. Current conventional… more

High Operating Temperature, Broadband Visible/Infrared HgCdTe Photodetectors

Company: EPIR Technologies Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: We propose the development of broadband high operating temperature two-color focal plane arrays (FPAs) that will allow simultaneous detection of radiation in the visible and infrared bands from the same target points. The first band will cover the 400 nm to 4 micron wavelength range and… more

SPHERICAL COVERAGE DUAL MODE SENSOR FOR UAS SEPARATION ASSURANCE

Company: Epsilon Lambda Electronics Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Proposed is a dual-mode sensor for use aboard unmanned aircraft for safe operation in the NAS that:1.Incorporates high resolution Millimeter Wave radar with high resolution Electro-Optical sensor.2.Achieves complete real time, full time spherical coverage around the UAS platform by employing two… more

Improved Retractable Mooring Fixture (IRMF)

Company: Hy-Tek Manufacturing Co. Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Hy-Tek Manufacturing Co. Inc. (HMC) proposes a superior renovation solution for the DDG-51 class ships retractable mooring fixtures; namely bitt and chock assemblies. There are two major areas where technology advancements can be made that not only provide reliable bitts and chocks for use onboard U… more

High Load Roller Bearing (HLRB)

Company: Hy-Tek Manufacturing Co. Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: HMC"s approach to Phase I HLRB roller bearing design was to achieve separation of the radial and axial functions of the bearing so as to enable axial bearing movement independent of bearing rotation. HMC"s rationale for this approach was that the delineation of axial and radial loads will… more

Infrastructure for Multiphysics Software Integration in High Performance Computing-Aided Science and Engineering

Company: IllinoisRocstar LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Many of todays most challenging problems in science and engineering involve multiple, complex, coupled physical systems requiring advanced modeling techniques. These often involve combustion or other sources of energy release, fluid-structure interaction (FSI), computational fluid dynamics (CFD) or… more

Field Assessment of Materials for Use in Ultra-High-Performance Concrete

Company: IllinoisRocstar LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: IllinoisRocstar LLC and Purdue University propose a framework that enables field assessment of particle size and shape for use in ultra-high performance concrete. We will implement portable scanning approaches for particle size measurement and combine this with high performance computer… more

Comprehensive Simulation Lifecycle Management for High Performance Computing Modeling and Simulation

Company: IllinoisRocstar LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: There are significant logistical barriers to entry-level high performance computing (HPC) modeling and simulation (M & S) users. Performing large-scale, massively parallel computations on modern supercomputing platforms is a very challenging task in and of itself. It requires huge amounts of… more

Modeling and Optimizing Turbines for Unsteady Flow

Company: IllinoisRocstar LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: We propose a combined modeling and experimental program to analyze and optimize a turbine behind a pulse detonation combustor/engine (PDC/PDE). In Phase I, a discontinuous-Galerkin, harmonic balance code from the University of Cincinnati (UC) will be impl

Large Eddy Simulations of Acoustic Combustion Phenomena Inherent to Gas Turbine Engines

Company: IllinoisRocstar LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Development, implementation and validation of a computational model to simulate combustion processes coupled with acoustic phenomena is critical to quantitatively predict acoustic waves inherent to gas turbine engines, i.e. screech and rumble. For a rigorous high-fidelity numerical model… more

Development of Adaptive Vorticity Confinement Based CFD Methodology for Rotorcraft Applications

Company: IllinoisRocstar LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The accurate representation of the rotor wake, especially the tip vortex structure, in a computationally efficient and algorithmically straight forward way is crucial for prediction of rotor aerodynamic performance, noise emission, and rotor structural dynamics. A promising approach for design and… more

Temperature, Heat Flux and Recession Sensing for Ablative Thermal Protection Systems

Company: Industrial Measurement Systems Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The Phase I program demonstrated the efficacy of real-time of ultrasonic recession measurements on low density TPS materials. Measurements on internal echoes established the feasibility of non-intrusive temperature measurements. In the Phase II program we will continue to improve, optimize, and… more

Large Scale, Low Temperature Microplasma UV Lighting Tiles for Water Purification and Sterilization

Company: Eden Park Illumination, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Eden Park Illumination, Inc. performed research for the development and commercialization of lamps comprising large arrays of microcavity plasmas capable of generating light in the UVB and C wavelength ranges in a slim and flat form factor. UV light is an efficient light source for a number of… more