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Virtual Visual Landing Aid for Rotorcraft Recovery (V2LAR2)

Company: Continuum Dynamics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Operational utility for ship-based rotorcraft is often limited by weather conditions that can influence sea states, wind over deck (WOD) and airwake turbulence, and pilot visibility. Recent advances in Visual Landing Aid (VLA) design have made strides in providing better situational awareness to… more

EPISODE: an Extract Plug-In Scalable Order-reduced Data Environment

Company: JMSI, Inc. dba Intelligent Light Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: JMSI Inc (DBA Intelligent Light) proposes to develop EPISODE - a new large scale data management tool that enables an engineer to more readily extract knowledge and insight from their large scale physics based simulations and experimental data. The Extract Plug-In Scalable reduced Order… more

Long Distance Remote Maintenance Capability

Company: Mechanical Solutions, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The successful Phase I project provides a solid foundation for delivering a portable Distance Communications Maintenance System (DCoMS) by the end of a Phase II project. Navy Shipyard Engineers and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) provide maintenance support for aircraft carriers. This requires… more

ADEPT for the SPS-49 Radar

Company: Mikros Systems Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The objective of the proposed Phase II project is to extend the capabilities of the ADEPT system (the Adaptive Diagnostic Electronic Portable Test-Set) to the SPS-49 radar. ADEPT will support test automation for preventive and corrective maintenance procedures, and also provide continuous monitoring… more

A novel process to produce air-stable core-shell nanoparticles for energetic applications

Company: NEI Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: It has been a challenge to realize the benefits of energetic metal nanoparticles due to the severe oxidation that occurs on the particle surface, which leads to significantly diminished performance during combustion. We propose to improve the energetic properties and air-stability of… more

Engineered Nanoscale Materials for use in Thermal Batteries

Company: NEI Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Thermal batteries provide a short burst of high power to various components in smart munitions, such as missiles launched from UAVs and other systems. There is a need for thermal batteries that have higher energy density and power density, and longer run time than the state of the art batteries,… more

Intermediate Transient Support of High Rate and Pulsed Loads

Company: NDI Engineering Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: With the Navy proceeding on its goal of an all electric ship, innovative R & D methodology is needed to model and validate high rate, intermittent energy storage and control architectures that can rapidly accept high intermittent currents to load-level prime movers during the pulsed-power duty… more

High Efficiency 808 nm Laser Pump Diode Arrays with Excellent Beam Quality

Company: Princeton Optronics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Navy is interested in developing high power and high operation efficiency laser pumps at 808nm for multiple Navy applications. VCSEL technology offers an excellent choice for the development of such laser pumps. The new approaches developed during phase I for very high efficiency and high power… more

Infrared-Transparent Electromagnetic Shield

Company: Structured Materials Industries Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: In this SBIR program, Structured Materials Industries, Inc. www.structuredmaterials.com (SMI) will develop infrared-transparent, electromagnetic shielding coatings that can be applied to electro-optic sensor windows and domes. The coatings will be based on films of indium nitride (InN), deposited by… more

REUSABLE FORWARD CLOSURE SYSTEM

Company: Utility Development Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The objective will be to develop and evaluate a lightweight, high performance 3D fabric reinforced polymer system that will be used to engineer a reusable forward closure system. The polyurethane resin matrix will provide protection from marine environments and not produce load force on the payload.… more

Atmospheric Environmental Metrology for Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) Sensor Flight Test

Company: SciTec, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) needs accurate, autonomous techniques for atmospheric correction of airborne imaging sensors to support flight testing, specifically validation of Noise-Equivalent Differential Temperature (NEDT) capabilities of Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) sensors used for… more

Hyper-Spectral Night-Vision Camera

Company: Wavefront Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Military common laser range finders (CLRF) currently use a direct viewing binocular augmented with AN/PVS night vision eye pieces with infrared cutoff at about 900 nm, incapable of detecting either the eye-safe laser range finder beam or the laser designator beam. The CLRF needs an all-light-level… more

Person-Portable Micro-Hydropower System

Company: e-Harvest Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This proposal is for the further design, development, prototyping, and test of a Person-Portable Micro Hydropower System (PMHS). The system can be quickly and easily installed to supply electrical power to Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations, forward operating bases,… more

Incremental Learning for Robot Sensing and Control

Company: Net-Scale Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The purpose of this proposal is to build a working prototype of a highly-adaptive, vehicle-independent, compact, low-power, low-cost, autonomous ground robot navigation system that incorporates the results obtained in our Phase I effort and in our earlier DARPA LAGR (Learning Applied to Ground… more

Readorium Rising Reader: Smart Nonfiction Comprehension Software For Students In Grades 3-5

Company: Mtelegence Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The project team is developing a prototype of the Readorium Rising Reader, a web-based game for students in grades 3 to 5 intended to strengthen reading comprehension of non-fiction science text. The game will provide students with strategies to use as they construct meaning and decipher new… more

A new hemagglutination method for blood grouping

Company: ALLIED INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long-term goal of the proposed research is to develop a novel quantitative particle agglutination technology for improving the performance of blood typing assays. The conventional hemagglutination blood typing assays have serious drawbacks such as limited… more

A Flow Through Cell Counting Assay

Company: ALLIED INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long-term goal of the proposed research is to develop a novel quantitative flow through cell counting method for enumeration of CD4+ T lymphocytes in human blood. CD4 cell counts are needed to stage and monitor HIV-infected patients. In adults, the absolute… more

Acquisition, Tracking and Pointing Technologies for High Energy Laser Applications

Company: AmplificationTechnologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This proposal is directed toward Focus Area 1: Low noise high sensitivity and high bandwidth detector arrays at 1µm. Amplification Technologies Inc. has invented and demonstrated a fundamentally new technology to design and fabricate high-sensitivity photodetectors. We invented an amplification… more

Novel Structured Metal Bipolar Plates for Low Cost Manufacturing

Company: TREADSTONE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The focus of this SBIR project is to develop a low cost novel structured metal bipolar plate technology for low temperature PEM fuel cells for transportation applications. The innovative metal bipolar plate technique is aimed to meet industry revised performance and cost requirements for metal… more

Portable device for monitoring water balance in elderly

Company: ARTANN LABORATORIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Dehydration is a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly. Identifying at risk individuals and maintaining adequate fluid balance is an essential component of health care in aging population. Currently,there is no effective tool available to… more

Vaginal Tactile Imager for Pelvic Floor Biomechanical Assessment

Company: ARTANN LABORATORIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Pelvic organ prolapse is a highly prevalent condition affecting at least 50% of women in the US during their lifetimes. Some loss of utero-vaginal support occurs in most adult women, however, the true etiology of prolapse and differences seen among individuals is… more

Creating Spatial Disorientation in Flight Simulation

Company: Continuum Dynamics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Training in the symptoms of Spatial Disorientation (SD) has shown to be valuable in aiding pilots to recognize its onset and provide a means for mitigating its effects, but such demonstrations have traditionally been associated with specialized equipment and devices. Since the vast majority of… more

Adaptive Nozzle Technology for Mitigation of High Speed Jet Exhaust Noise

Company: Continuum Dynamics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Current generation engines for Air Force platforms provide unprecedented levels of thrust and performance but also generate significantly higher jet exhaust noise than legacy tactical aircraft. Phase I work at CDI has identified first-generation actuation devices that can be tailored to… more

High-Order Aeromechanics Model Support for Rotorcraft Conceptual Design

Company: Continuum Dynamics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Conceptual design tools for rotorcraft are used to size vehicles for intended flight operations, as well as reveal trends on the relative benefits certain configuration choices have on the resulting aircraft performance. This information is useful for indicating potentially valuable areas for… more

Low-Cost CFD-Based Analysis for Surface Mesh Interrogation and Refinement

Company: Continuum Dynamics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Accurate flow calculation is crucial to the development and support of air platforms, and CFD has been successful at predicting aerodynamic performance for a variety of flows. The accuracy of CFD is governed by the quality of the surface mesh, and much work has been undertaken to automatically… more