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High Voltage Pulse Forming Network (PFN) Capacitor

Company: HARP Engineering LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Advanced pulsed power capacitors with energy densities of above 10 J/cc and high breakdown strength are required for the military of the future. While polymers such as BOPP and PET offer excellent loss characteristics, their low energy density has led to a search for alternative polymer dielectrics… more

JTRS Compliant Waveform for LCS Unmanned Vehicle Communications

Company: Aeronix Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) deploys multiple Unmanned Vehicles in support of the interchangeable Mission Packages. The Multiple Vehicle Communications System (MVCS) provides LCS Mission Packages with the capability to simultaneously communicate with multiple Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) and… more

Advanced Radiation Hardened Data Converter For Navy Strategic Applications

Company: AET, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: In this program, AET will perform research and development with the objective of developing an advanced radiation hardened data converter architecture for application in US Navy strategic programs. This advanced radiation hardened data converter will have high resolution and a high signal to noise… more

Expendable Acoustic Source for AUV Based Geoacoustic and Geotechnical Survey Operations

Company: Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The EAS will be deployed by an LBS-UUV to conduct Naval Oceanographic Surveys in shallow water. The unit will consist of a housing containing a projector, a programmable power amplifier assembly, and a battery pack. The EAS projector will be designed to maximize the percentage of energy projected in… more

In-node Processing for Low Power Target Detection, Classification, Localization,&Tracking

Company: Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: As a company experienced in passive acoustic sensor and signal processing design and development, Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc. (AD & D) understands that the ability to detect and classify sea-born vessels with a very high Probability of Correct Classification (Pcc) and a very low… more

Micro Airborne Relay Technology

Company: Anyar, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Test validation of munition performance, particularly in the endgame environment, requires that enormous quantities of video and other sensor data be collected in proximity to the munition impact or detonation location, and transmitted in some manner back to the ground receiving station,… more

Data Analysis and Mining for Penetration Environment Dynamics (DAMPED)

Company: Anyar, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: We propose to develop an analysis/tool integration architecture to enable the synergistic exploration and capture of the critical features of the penetration fuze environment found within combined experimental and computational datasets. We will develop a design of the architecture and… more

High Efficiency Electric Power Manager for Man-Portable Photovoltaic Systems

Company: APECOR Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Apecor will develop an advanced portable power manager for rapid field recharging of military rechargeable batteries from foldable photovoltaic (PV) panels as well as scavenged energy from any available power source. This power manager will be to directly support the soldier by reducing the… more

Direct Printing of 3D Structural RF Electronics

Company: Sciperio, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Using the advantages of 3D printing, an antenna system wing structure will be printed. The antenna system will be a multi-layer electronic device with a number of antenna elements. The electronics will not be mounted to the wing structure, they will become part of the wing structure. … more

Affordable 3D Printed Phased Arrays

Company: Sciperio, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: 3D printed phased array antennas (PAA) would be more rugged, lighter and take a variety of shapes and including unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) wings. Printing antennas, passives and interconnects has been demonstrated in 3D printing. Using printed electronic approaches for printing Field Effect… more

L-Band Wide Bandwidth High Performance Diplexer, Triplexer, and Quadruplexer

Company: Cobra Design & Engineering, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The existing Diplexer, Triplexer, and Quadruplexer Designs currently employ bulky, machined cavity housings, are quite heavy, and cannot easily be reconfigured to meet changing system requirements. Cobra Design & Engineering, Inc. intends to employ a tubular coaxial resonator… more

d-FOUR Electronic Toolkit (d4ET)

Company: Design Interactive, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: An opportunity exists to develop methodologies and tools to objectively assess the overall training effectiveness of a simulation and pinpoint specific system characteristics such as fidelity and training strategy support which contribute to the training effectiveness or lack thereof. To… more

Distributed Synthetic Environment Correlation Assessment Architecture and Metrics

Company: Dignitas Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The modeling and simulation industry has long been plagued by errors in synthetic natural environment representations and services which can impact training effectiveness. While synthetic environment errors can arise within a single format or across formats in a single simulator, the problem is… more

ITO Repair on Transparencies

Company: Eclipse Energy Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: There is a critical need for rapid flight line repair of scratches in Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) -coated transparencies. While ITO meets current requirements for conductivity and transparency, it is easily damaged and has deposition techniques that are incompatible with depot conditions. … more

Feature Based Localization and Navigation for Miniature Underwater Vehicles

Company: EdgeOne DBA EdgeTech or ORE Offshore Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This proposal outlines an approach for reliable autonomous Feature Based Localization and Navigation (FBLN) in the absence of self-localizing reference signals such as GPS or long baseline acoustic positioning systems. Our proposed solution will solve th

High Density, High Efficiency Electrical Power Generation

Company: Electrodynamics Associates, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Fighter jets use dual starter generators that provide dc power in two channels, and also provide the mechanical power during start mode for starting the propulsion engine. A current application of the dual starter generator has two generator channels each capable of providing 80 kW power at 270 Vdc.… more

High Capacity Materials and Advanced Engineering for Thermal Batteries

Company: ENSER Corporation, The Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Thermal batteries are mission critical components which provide power to military weapon systems for electronics, fusing, sensing and actuation. Current and future thermal battery packaging and performance requirements are being pushed to the limits, demanding a substantial increase in potential… more

Improved Turbo/Superchargers for UAS/UGS Application

Company: Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Florida Turbine Technologies proposes an oil-free bearing shaft support system for an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) internal combustion (IC) engine turbocharger. During the course of Phase 1, FTT will design a light-weight high performance UAS turbocharger for IC engines in the 150 horsepower class… more

Magnetooptical isolator for free space and waveguide applications operating at 0.4-5 um

Company: OptiGrate Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The laser sources emitting from short to long infrared wavelengths are used for environmental sensing, metrology and clinical diagnosis, LADAR applications. The second atmospheric window between 3-5 um is crucial where a large number of gases, e.g. methane, nitric oxide, carbon mono-dioxide or… more

Rapidly Configurable Turbomachines for Air Cycle Machine Emulation

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: For aircraft thermal management systems, the air cycle system is powered by an air cycle machine (ACM). The ACM typically consists of a power turbine that utilizes high pressure bleed air, along with a cooling turbine to produce the necessary shaft power for a compressor and starter/generator. To… more

Novel Sensor System for Real-Time Mapping of a Tactical Vehicle"s Weight and Center of Gravity

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The United States Marine Corps is seeking a method to reliably monitor a tactical vehicle"s weight and center of gravity (W & CG), real-time, using an integrated on-board system. Such a W & CG mapping system would increase vehicle state awareness providing for optimal performance and… more

Waste Heat Recovery for Tray Ration Heating

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Reduction of fuel consumption at forward deployed sites has the potential to greatly improve the safety of our Marines. The burdened cost of fuel to the battlespace in both lives and dollars has grown to a level that demands innovation to reduce fuel consumption and improve efficiency. The Tray… more

FABRICATION OF ULTRA-LONG CARBON NANOTUBES THROUGH SEGREGATED FLOW CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Mainstream Engineering proposes a method for the synthesis of ultra-long carbon nanotubes using an altered chemical vapor deposition process. Many CNT based technologies have diminished properties due to a density of CNT-CNT junctions. Current CNT production techniques are limited in either CNT… more

Low-Cost Phase-Distribution Enhancement for Two-Phase Heat Exchangers

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Military Environmental Control Units (ECUs) are one of the greatest consumers of electric energy in forward operating bases (FOBs). Microchannel condensers have replaced tube-fin coils in both military ECUs and commercial air conditioners to improve system efficiency. Flow into the condenser is… more

Phase Change Material Thermal Energy Storage (PCM-TES) for ECU Efficiency Improvement

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This proposal presents an hourly thermal load analysis for shelters cooled by 9,000 and 18,000 Btu/hr environmental control units (ECUs). This model suggests a highly variable heat load throughout a standard hot-dry day that can vary by a factor of 20 from the lowest to highest thermal load. This… more