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Delivering In-Vehicle Messages in Temporary Work Zones

Company: Savari Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The primary objective of SBIR Phase II is to design and validate the data flow inside a smart work zone system by designing a framework that would enable exchanging work zone related messages between remote traffic management center server TMCS and the vehicles on the road. The framework will… more

High Gain, High Power PCSS with Integrated Monolithic Optical Trigger

Company: Ness Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this proposal is to examine the feasibility of a design for a Photoconductive Semiconductor Switch (PCSS) with an integrated optical trigger that can switch at least 30 kV, 1 kA, 20 ns pulses with jitter<100 ps. The PCSS must be triggered without an external laser and the… more

Novel Approaches to Service Virtualization in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Company: SUNS-Tech Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This project focuses on the design and analysis of a scale-free routing approach for mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) that we call automatic incremental routing (AIR), because routing to any destination is automatic from the routing labels assigned to nodes, and incremental in that each node only… more

Frequency-Agile Heterodyne-Driven MMW Signal Generator

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Conventional generation of a high-quality RF carrier (signal) beyond 50GHz requires high precision cavity engineering that inherently restricts contiguous bandwidth coverage. Worse, even if one were capable of fabricating a set of such stabilized, frequency-dense cavities to mimic discrete 30-120GHz… more

Nonlinear-DSP-Enabled RF-Photonic Link

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Digital equalizers have been the major enablers in RF communications in terms of managing component imperfections and channel impairments. Specifically, the ever increasing processing power of the dedicating computing processors has availed a steady increase in the ability of complex communication… more

High-Efficiency Polarization-Insensitive Diffraction Grating for All-Glass Monolithic SBC Fiber Laser System

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Spectral beam combination (SBC) of fiber lasers is the most practical approach to DEW-class HELs using diode-pumped fiber lasers. Use of conventional diffraction gratings to combine wavelengths is limited in that metal is inherently absorbing. Regardless of the metal layer thickness, optical power… more

Low-Noise, Parametric, Photonic Oscillator in Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) Band

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In contrast to the NIR band, which is supported by an infrastructure of devices developed to serve telecommunication applications, the SWIR band remains out of reach for critical defense applications. While it is relatively simple to construct a low-noise oscillator within the… more

Autonomous Characterization Algorithms for Change Detection and Correlation (ACDC)

Company: ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The modern warfighter requires freedom of action in space for friendly forces, and when necessary, the ability to defeat adversary efforts that interfere or attack US or allied space systems and to negate adversary space capabilities. Freedom of action in space is enabled by Space… more

Integrated Target Characterization Suite Using Multi-Sensor Fusion

Company: ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this effort is to develop and test a multi-sensor data fusion algorithm suite that will fuse information from multiple electro-optic (EO) and radio frequency (RF) sensors to estimate tracked objects physical properties and dynamics for the purpose of aiding in predicting signatures… more

RF/EO Track Correlation and Characterization (RETC2)

Company: ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In order to counter emerging threats from the Middle East and Southeast Asia, the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) is acquiring new sensor (e.g. AN/TPY-2 and PTSS type) and weapon technology (SM-3). As these new technologies are fielded, the BMDS's Command, Control, Battle Management… more

Advanced Infrared Emitter Array (AIREA)

Company: Ostendo Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Identify approaches to increase spatial resolution of advanced emitter arrays. Provide an analysis of alternatives that evaluates the feasibility of each approach and identifies the best approach to pursue. Provide a system performance prediction for the chosen approach. BENEFIT: … more

Rapid Assembly of Durable Composite Radome Panels and Radome Mounting Interface

Company: Infinite Technologies, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Current Air Force and industry radome designs are time- and resource-exhaustive, and require frequent maintenance and inspection throughout product lifecycle, due to outdated technologies. Typical panels are constructed with one of several joint types mated to the adjoining panel with… more

AquaQuIPS Multi-INT Data Fusion in a Cloud

Company: Jove Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this proposal is to design software for the very successful multi-INT AquaQuIPS (AQ) data fusion processor in a Navy Tactical Cloud (NTC) environment at AQ"s SPAWAR processor location using the new 384 plus node super computer. Tasks proposed are: Base Task 1A: Design and… more

High Speed 3D Data for Configuration Management

Company: Tetravue,inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Nuclear power plant construction and life cycle management requires low cost, 3D information to achieve future construction cost goals. TetraVue is developing a high speed, high resolution 3D video camera that can create engineering models automatically, working like any hand- or shoulder-operated… more

High Temperature Survivability Coating Materials with Innovative Application Processes

Company: MAST Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: NAVAIR SBIR Topic N101-041, Development of High Temperature Survivability Coating Materials with Innovative Application Processes, was initiated to address performance shortfalls in coating systems operating in moderate-high temperature environments. The objective was to develop high temperature… more

Intelligent Ridesharing in Real-time

Company: Axiom xCell, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The development of a wireless mobile cloud platform that includes dynamic ride matching; utilizing in-vehicle systems and user interface; with supporting connectivity to social networks and HOV/HOT lane tolling infrastructure, will create a critical enhancement to enable an increase in ridesharing… more

Compact, Low Power, and High Speed MEMS Mirror Based Laser Q-Switch

Company: Mirrorcle Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In this Phase II SBIR project, Mirrorcle Technologies Inc. ("MTI") plans to build on the successes of the Phase I effort to develop a MEMS-mirror based Q-switch technology to address one important item in the U.S. Army need for better and less costly laser range-finders. Additional… more

Persistent Anchorless Active Sonar Craft (PAASC)

Company: Liquid Robotics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The Persistent Anchorless Active Sonar Craft (PAASC) system is a unique approach to Naval ASW that achieves 90-day mission endurance carrying a state-of-the-art active sonar (DWADS) in a deep water operating area. The PAASC achieves this unparalleled endurance via an efficient balance between wave-… more

SATCOM Wideband Digital Channelized Receiver System-on-Chip (SoC) with Low-cost Silicon Technology

Company: CreoNex Systems Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Recent demand for broadband satellite communications (SATCOM) has risen sharply for both the defense and commercial sectors. Tactical SATCOM, such as WGS, AEHF, and GBS, require increasingly high capacity to support DoD's C4ISR requirements, while on the other hand, civilian… more

Dual-Nozzle gas jets for Laser Plasma Accelerators

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Laser Plasma Accelerators (LPAs) could one day replace larger radio-frequency accelerators in medicine and industry. This proposal aims to deliver a key component of such LPAs: a dual- nozzle, tailored gas jet. Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to develop a dual-nozzle gas jet… more

Dynamic Macroparticle filtering for copper on RF couplers

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Superconducting Radiofrequency Accelerators require a critical component that connects the radiofrequency power supply that is warm, to the accelerator cavity that is very cold. Making this coupler insulating on the outside, so that it blocks heat from going into the cold region while making it… more

Nb-on-Cu cavities for 700-1500 MHz SRF accelerators

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Superconducting Radiofrequency Accelerators consume much less power than room temperature accelerators, so can one day replace larger accelerators that are used in medicine and industry. Breakthroughs are needed: replacement of costly bulk niobium cavities by cheaper copper cavities that have a skin… more

Energetic Condensation Coating of Cu on Stainless Steel for High Power Couplers

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Superconducting radiofrequency accelerators require a critical component that connects the radiofrequency power supply (which is warm) to the accelerator cavity (which is very cold). This coupler component must be insulating on the outside to block heat from going into the cold region. It must also… more

A vehicle mounted radar footprint trail detection system

Company: AKELA, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Often illegal border crossing along the southern border takes place in unimproved areas not constantly monitored by Border Patrol agents or deployed sensors. Agents must rely on sign-cutting to detect traffic and start their pursuit. These signs can be difficult or impossible to detect from a moving… more

Indirect Detection of Radiological and Nuclear Threats by Non-atmospheric Effect Techniques

Company: AKELA, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: We propose a concept for the detection of radiological sources at stand-off distances, using a two part system consisting of a detector tag and a radar system. A radiation-sensitive resonant circuit with nonlinear properties (the tag) is placed near a kn BENEFITS: Successful completion of… more