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A Stereo Camera System for Measuring Coastal Currents

Company: 3SRM Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Rip currents cause multiple drowning deaths each year as swimmers are often unaware of the location and strength of coastal currents. Currently, ocean safety officials do not have an affordable and reliable commercial system which can measure coastal currents. The goal of this Phase I study is to… more

Space based Hyper-Spectral Imaging Sensor

Company: Spectrum Photonics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Phase I effort will focus on a design tradeoff study to address the mission requirements and how alternate HSI sensor system designs address the requirements. These trades will include field of view and sampling rate versus target velocity within the scene, focal plane array size,… more

Low-cost Multi-spectral Infrared Sensor for Mobile Footprint Detection

Company: Spectrum Photonics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Spectrum Photonics will utilize our 20 years of experience in developing and employing multi-spectral disturbed earth sensors to develop a vehiclemounted, low-cost mobile footprint detector. To meet the specifications described in the SBIR topic, our team will develop a multi-spectral long wave… more

High Sea State Automated Deployment and Retrieval of Towed Bodies from a Small Surface Platform

Company: Navatek Ltd Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The proposed effort will address the problem of deploying and retrieving a tow body in rough wave conditions from a small craft or large ship. The approach makes use of a material newly available to the U.S. Department of Defense. The material is drop stitch fabric, whose use was restricted by the… more

Galley-Scullery Water Conservation System (GSWCS)

Company: Navatek Ltd Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This project addresses the need for a compact, light-weight water treatment system for use on Navy vessels that operate primarily in littoral waters. A modular and intelligent system design will be developed, featuring a novel second-stage disinfection module. The approach eliminates the need to… more

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

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Oceanit proposes a novel low cost approach for measuring the three dimensional distribution of water vapor over an EO/IR sensor test flight area.

Blast Booth Noise Reduction - An OSHA Compliance Issue

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Oceanit proposes to reduce employee exposure to hazardous noise during Blast Cleaning Room (BCR) and Blast Cabinet (BC) abrasive media blasting operations below OSHA 8-hour Time Weighted Average without increasing ergonomic stress on the operator. This will be done using an engineering… more

Advanced Spectrum Monitoring

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Oceanit proposes to develop an ASM system using a novel sigan processing technique. The proposed technique enables agile detection, location and identification of threat signals. The proposed sampling technique reduces the amount of data without impairing radar capabilities, thus enabling persistent… more

Multimodal-Multidimensional image fusion for morphological and functional evaluation of the retina

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Oceanit will develop a software platform capable of integrating information collected over repeated experiments and from disparate sensors to facilitate the measurement of the physiological response of ocular-tissue to damaging levels of light. BENEFIT: Beyond the study of changes in… more

Development of Approaches to Minimize Icing in Aircraft Heat Exchanger/Condenser Applications

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The proposed research effort is focused on developing a super hydrophobic ice-phobic coating technology that will minimize ice formation on aluminum heat exchangers/condensers. In Phase I, Oceanit will focus on developing the proposed materials, demonstrate ice repellent properties, and… more

Disruptive Military Navigation Architectures

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Oceanit will create a disruptive, fundamentally-new military navigation architecture to provide game-changing advantages for U.S. forces. BENEFIT: A navigation system that that has the flexibility to incorporate military GPS information (PRS, M Code), but should not rely on them, and be… more

Dynamically Reconfigurable Data Architectures for Aircraft Data Analysis and Anomaly Detection

Company: Referentia Systems Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Phase II.5 proposal, extension of Phase II contract N00014-10-C-0255. Data collection and management of operational aircraft data is a critical enabler of effective condition based maintenance (CBM+). However, the large volumes of data collected create accessibility problems that limit the… more

Ship Energy Use Monitoring and Analysis

Company: Pacific Rim Defense, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: An innovative energy monitoring system and process are needed to provide real time energy usages for our Fleet. This information process needs to consolidate and get that data to every ship so they have the capability to monitor and track their energy usages and adjust consumption to meet Navy goals… more

Wearable Sensor System for Monitoring Soldier Body Dynamics

Company: Oahu Group LLC DBA Diamondhead Research Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: We propose to develop a prototype wearable sensor network comprising small form factor tags attached to the soldier"s limbs and weapon, and a receiver array worn on the soldier"s chest that provides accurate position, velocity and acceleration information that the soldier is being… more

Handheld Adipose Stem Cell Processor for Point of Care Application

Company: Tissue Genesis, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Tissue Genesis (TGI) is proposing to develop a highly portable, easy to use, low-cost, point-of-care, adipose-derived stem cell (ASC) isolation device that fully integrates the process from fat extraction to cell product. This next generation system addresses current technology limitations… more

Field Drying System using no power for clothing and boots

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Oceanit will develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a system that will allow Marines to dry boots (and potentially other clothing items) overnight without the need for a power supply. Oceanit will demonstrate a prototype system design; manufacture and test the drying system in a combat type… more

Uncued Faint Object Detection in LEOand GEO

Company: Pacific Defense Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This research plans to use existing MSSS sensors to investigate methods to detect and track faint objects (greater than or equal to 14th visual magnitude) in any orbit around the Earth using ground-based electro-optics sensors, without prior knowledge of the object's orbit. The basic… more

Feature Identification from Unresolved Electro-optical Data

Company: Pacific Defense Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Space situational awareness is often limited by the ability of sensors to produce resolved data on space objects. Large objects cannot be resolved with small low-cost telescopes; objects in geo-synchronous orbit are too remote to be resolved. The best hope of ending these limitations is… more

Self Powered Biosensors

Company: Archinoetics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: In this project we will determine the feasibility of using motion from respiration to generate power for the circuits necessary to acquire and wireless transmit heart rate and respiration rate to a nearby receiver. Power generation will be based on electromagnetic induction. Circuitry will consist… more

Compact Full-Framing Hyperspectral Sensor for On-The-Move Ground-to-Ground Applications

Company: Spectrum Photonics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Hyperspectral sensors have demonstrated the ability to provide remote sensing utility and actionable information to the warfighter. Currently deployed airborne hyperspectral platforms feature near real-time processing to generate detection products in minutes. Extending this functionality to the… more

Next Generation Passive Hearing Protection

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The objective of the proposed effort is to develop and demonstrate a passive hearing protection that affords true sense of presence for normal sound with directionality. Existing hearing protection systems fall short of providing a true sense of situational awareness for the user and are therefore… more

Field Drying System using no power for clothing and boots

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The proposed effort is focused on developing a passive field drying system termed as"DrySAF"that will allow marines to dry overnight their clothing system such as boots, uniform, etc. Oceanit will develop a hybrid nanocoposite material that has the capacity to absorb water rapidly from wet… more

Integrated or Fused Multi-spectral Sensor Technologies for Missile Warning Sensors (MWS), Hostile Fire Indication (HFI), and Laser Warning (LW)

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Oceanit will develop a working prototype module that will undergo testing with each category of Threat engagement. We will articulate a clear pathway forward to productization to include package design concepts that meet tactical and environmental considerations. BENEFIT: Dual Use… more

Submarine Radar Vulnerability Reduction

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Oceanit"s approach is to develop an optically transparent radar absorbing material with super-hydrophobic characteristics comprised of a set of carbon nanotube (CNT) coating layers that adhere to the optical window ports of the imaging system and provide X-band radar protection without… more

Wide Spectral Band Laser Threat Sensor

Company: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: We propose a solution to the Navy"s laser weapons warning problem. The proposed solution employs a combined approach of extending the wavelength spectrum and dynamic range of current State of the Art laser warning systems. The proposed wide optical bandwidth will be achieved by adapting… more