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A Point-of-Care Device for Diagnosis of Platelet Injury in Trauma Patients

Company: HemoSonics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: HemoSonics LLC is developing an easy to use and easy to interpret diagnostic device to rapidly identify diffuse coagulopathies in order to guide proper and evidence-based interventions. The management of diffuse coagulopathies is extremely important in military medicine as these conditions represent… more

FIRESTORM: Framework for Information Reasoning and Extraction for STatistical Object Recognition and pattern Matching

Company: Harmonia Holdings Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The trend toward storage of data collected by the U.S. military and Intelligence Community (IC) in high performance computing facilities (i.e.,"data clouds") enables historical retrospective comparison of data to new collections to facilitate pattern discovery for prediction. However, many… more

Analytical Processes for Predicting Nanosecond Response of Highly Rate-Sensitive Materials

Company: Hi-Test Laboratories, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Ballistic and blast protection of both the crew and vital equipment onboard U.S. Navy surface ships and carriers is a critical component in the design of topside structures on these vessels. Materials such as glass, Plexiglas and polyurea are being considered and implemented for protection in these… more

Design Automation Software for Biomimetic Surface Presentation with DNA Origami

Company: Parabon NanoLabs, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: A development program is proposed for a design automation software package that enables the generation of complex surfaces, with user defined or automated definition of point charge and hydrophobic/hydrophilic properties, using DNA origami as a presentation substrate. Building upon Parabon"s… more

Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) Software to Accelerate Underwater Acoustic Autonomous Modeling and Processing

Company: 3 Phoenix, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: 3 Phoenix, Inc. proposes to develop and evaluate technology that provides a substantial improvement in processing capability for autonomous sonar processing. Improved signal processing, automated classification and propagation models place additional loads on battery power. 3Pi proposes to… more

Engineering Sensors for Towed Array Reliability

Company: 3 Phoenix, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The operational need for this improved towed array technology insertion initiative stems from the necessity to improve availability and reliability of towed arrays in use on submarines in both shallow and deep water environments, and represents a critical submarine capability enhancement. The… more

Mine Drift Prediction Tactical Decision Aid (TDA)

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Adaptive Methods, teamed with Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC), proposes to develop algorithms for a Tactical Decision Aid (TDA) capable of adaptively tracking and predicting the locations of drifting mines. The TDA is capable of optimizing Mine Counter Measure (MCM) asset deployment plans… more

Visualization Framework for Navy Tactical Applications

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This proposal addresses the challenges presented by multiple systems currently fielded onboard various Navy platforms containing incoherent USW C2 capabilities. These systems include CV-TSC, USW-DSS, SQQ-89/CADRT, GCCS-M, CFn and SWFTS. The redundant and overlapping capabilities, amplified by less… more

Data Fusion for USW Common Tactical Picture

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This proposal addresses the challenges presented by multiple tactical pictures being fielded via various Navy systems that attempt to provide a"Common Tactical Picture"(CTP). These systems include CV-TSC, USW-DSS, SQQ-89/CADRT, GCCS-M, AEGIS, SSDS, CFn and SWFTS. These redundant and… more

Fat Line Towed Array Straightening System

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Submarines have a need for situational awareness at all times. They are equipped with Fat Line acoustic arrays such as the T-16 and the TB-34 in order to provide this awareness. However, at low tow speeds the array droops from front to back and also loses straightness. This spatial distortion… more

Autonomous Environmental Sensor Performance Prediction Tool for Multi-Static Active and Passive Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Systems

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Current Air ASW sensor systems are complex in form and function with many operational settings as is the nature of the littoral and deep-water range- and time-dependent underwater acoustic environments in which the Navy applies them. Determining 3-dimensional sensor distributions and settings for… more

Active Sonar Interference Avoidance Planning

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) acoustic mission planning is a very complex problem that needs to take into account many factors to achieve overall mission objectives. Blue Force capabilities and vulnerabilities, Red Force capabilities and vulnerabilities, ASW mission posture and priority, search time… more

System-agnostic Mission Data Recording and Reconstruction for Surface Combatants

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Current US Navy sonar recorder systems have often been developed as adjunct tools for data collection without consideration of a holistic approach for system wide record and playback. Specifically, many existing fleet systems have an assortment of unique recording tools that are specialized for… more

Preventing Program Hijacking via Static and Dynamic Analyses

Company: Zephyr Software LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: To hijack the execution of a program, an attacker must overwrite the value of a return address or a function pointer (broadly defined). To prevent program hijacking, our product will provide a layered defense of these two targets, including deterministic and randomization defenses, with the ability… more

Development of Novel and Emerging Technology for the Enhancement of Fault Diagnostics

Company: ASSETT, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This effort will develop innovative methods and an enhanced diagnostic tool to optimize maintenance for the Trident II (D5) Weapon System Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) by determining the most effective maintenance path considering history, likelihood of success for corrective actions, and time… more

Advanced Verification Toolset for Learning-Based UAS Operating in Uncertain Environments

Company: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This effort proposes to develop a toolset to evaluate the effectiveness of a safety-controller that monitors a learning-based autonomous control system. The traditional use of deterministic verification techniques for real-time monitoring is not feasible in the presence of uncertainty. This effort… more

Novel Sacrificial Fibers for Microvascular Composites with Embedded Thermal Management Devices

Company: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Aurora will demonstrate on our automated fiber placement (AFP) machine that we are able to lay up composite panels that contain sacrificial fibers that can be thermally decomposed to create a microvascular network of small cavities that allow the panel to act as a heat exchanger. The AFP… more

Smart Aircraft Conceptual Design in Multidisplinary Design Optimization

Company: AVID LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: AVID will develop software to perform interactive conceptual design integration to enable improved estimates of performance, including weight and balance associated with early definition of subsystems layout and integration. The software will leverage AVID"s expertise in geometric modeling for… more

Autonomous or Remotely-Operated Maintenance of Ships"Tanks

Company: AVID LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Autonomous and remotely operated maintenance of complex Navy ship tanks represents a significant challenge in robotics. To solve this problem, AVID LLC is teaming with Carnegie Mellon and Virginia Tech to address this challenge using an air-ground team of robots. AVID"s small 8"EDF-8… more

High Data Rate Acoustic Communication

Company: Azure Summit Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
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Large Time Band Width Product Signal Acquisition Processors

Company: Azure Summit Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Azure Summit Technology, Inc. (Azure) will use the acquisition processor to process a wideband stream of RF spectrum. A"virtual tuner"will process this stream to provide applications with baseband data at desired bandwidths, center frequencies, and time intervals. The wideband stream will… more

Secure Time Aiding in Challenged RF environments

Company: Azure Summit Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Azure Summit proposes to leverage ongoing work with DARPA, AFRL, and the Navy to survey potential signals that can be used to harvest precise time, quantify the performance and expectation of trust that can be established, and architect a system solution to create this capability and… more

GPS PNT Flexible Satellite

Company: Azure Summit Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Azure Summit will develop concepts and architectures associated with a flexible, low-cost PNT satellite that improves GPS performance in challenged environments and provides additional space-based functionality. BENEFIT: Improved GPS performance in challenged environments and… more

On-Orbit Reprogrammable Digital Waveform Generator for GPS

Company: Azure Summit Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In order to support changes in requirements for military and civilian GPS and other PNT systems, there is a need to update the signals transmitted from the space segment. In addition to this SBIR topic, the Air Force has also released a Broad Area Announcement seeking sources with… more

Positioning, Navigating, Timing, Communications, Architecture, Mission Design

Company: Azure Summit Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Azure Summit proposes to leverage ongoing work with DARPA and AFRL Kirtland using CubeSat constellations to mitigate intense SATCOM uplink jamming, and provide an interim asymmetric augmentation that effectively restores that link. This is the Theia concept. CubeSats can be rapidly… more