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Miniaturized, Power Efficient C-band Telemetry

Company: Indiana Microelectronics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The program will focus on the design and development of a compact, high efficiency C-Band telemetry transmitter. The transmitter will be capable of transmitting in three separate sub-bands. The user will be able to select the band of operation as well as the desired ARTM waveform. LTCC… more

Very Wide Bandwidth Radar/EW Components and Characterization

Company: Indiana Microelectronics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This proposal is focused on the development of very wide bandwidth, high efficiency power amplifiers for next generation EW, radar and wireless communication systems. High-Q tunable notch filters, coupled with high efficiency power appliers (PA) will be designed and analyzed. The PA-filter co-design… more

HomePortal – A Universal Home Environment for Individuals who are Blind or Have Visual Impairments.

Company: CreateAbility Concepts, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Ironically people who are blind or have visual impairments that should benefit the most from technology, have great difficulty in interacting with modern home appliances and electronics. This is primarily due to a combination of a lack of accessible features, device complexity, or the lack of a… more

Advanced Propulsion and Power Concepts for Large Size Class Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Company: ENGINE RESEARCH ASSOC., INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Desired tactical requirements for unmanned aerial systems (UASs) exceed current capabilities for performance, reliability, maintainability, cost and supportability. Mission requirements such as extended endurance, increased power for auxiliary/sensor systems, and low altitude, low speed… more

SBIR Phase I: Secure Real-time For Medical Consumer Electronics

Company: Fiji Systems LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes the creation of a mixed-criticality Java virtual machine (VM) and native code hypervisor of unprecedented flexibility and capability. Current generation mixed-criticality systems rely on proprietary and expensive operating… more

Compact, High Torque, Hinge Actuator for Next-Generation Thin-Wing Aircraft Flight Control

Company: MAGNETIC POWER-MOTION, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Air Force is seeking a compact, high torque, rotary EMA technology capable of controlling flight control surfaces directly at the hinge line in the next generation of thin-wing aircraft. Proposed for this application is an advanced EMA technology based on an axial flux,… more

SBIR Phase I: Tool for cancer protein crystallization based on intrinsically disordered protein

Company: MOLECULAR KINETICS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop the use of unique artificial protein sequences, known as entropic bristles, to accelerate the study of protein structure by the method of X-ray crystallography. Many interesting proteins have proven to be difficult to… more

High Thermal Performance Gallium Nitride Power Amplifier and Transmit/Receive Module Packaging

Company: OMEGA WIRELESS SOLUTIONS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The development of Wide Bandgap Semiconductors such as GaN has enabled tremendous improvements in power amplifier performance such as operational frequency and output power. These device improvements have in turn enabled performance and capability improvements in the end applications such as EW… more

A Noninvasive Sensor/Control Suite for Health Monitoring and Extended Life of Aircraft Generation Systems

Company: PC Krause and Associates, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Failures in aircraft electrical power systems can compromise the readiness, safety, and capabilities of the war-fighter. Furthermore, if the root cause for the failure cannot be quickly identified, this can lead to increased maintenance costs and potential downtime for the aircraft. In this effort,… more

High Density, High Efficiency Electrical Power Generation

Company: PC Krause and Associates, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: State-of-the-art electrical starter/generator (ES/G) systems have become increasingly complex in design and integration due to significant power-demand increase in more electric aircraft initiatives such as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). They must provide high performance and high efficiency with… more

Simulation Environment for Power Management and Distribution Development

Company: PC Krause and Associates, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The overall objective of this research project is to investigate autonomous control architectures for spacecraft power systems. Such techniques will be critical for deep space missions that face inhospitable environments, unpredictable operating conditions, and communication delays. The distributed… more

Intelligent Power Management Module for Autonomous Power Generator Operation

Company: PC Krause and Associates, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The US Army and Marines rely significantly on fossil-fuel based tactical power generation to provide electrical energy to deployed troops in small camps and forward operation bases. These generators are sized to support the expected maximum power but are often operated far below rated power due to… more

Frequency Domain-based Electrical Accumulator Unit (EAU)

Company: PC Krause and Associates, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The move towards more-electric aircraft continues to increase the complexity of electrical power systems (EPS) on modern airborne platforms. In addition to ever expanding peak and regenerative power demands, several of the loads can introduce very high rates of current change (dI/dt)… more

Quick Release Connector

Company: SkySight Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The proposed SkySight Technologies Quick Release Connector will independently detect an unexpected mechanical load on the power distribution line. The compact and lightweight SkySight Quick Release Connector uses existing methods and hardware to integrate into the infrastructure, and no special… more

Autonomous Maintenance and Health Monitoring of Rechargeable Batteries

Company: TECHSHOT, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Rechargeable batteries self discharge while in storage, and when allowed to remain at an extremely low state of charge for a long period of time, can be damaged permanently and then must be discarded. The USMC finds it far too costly and impractical to perform manual maintenance recharges every 3 to… more

Nondestructive Damage Characterization of Complex Aircraft Structures by Inverse Methods

Company: Victor Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Computational electromagnetics and inverse methods are the foundations of modern methods of eddy-current nondestructive evaluation (NDE). In this project, we apply these methods to the problem of characterizing, in three dimensions, damage in complex aircraft structures. As the… more

Modular Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD)

Company: Wolf Technical Services, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Wolf Technical Services, Inc. (Wolf) is developing a Modular Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD) that is specifically designed for use in blast and ballistic testing. The ATD offers improved biofidelity compared to existing ATDs, with a frangible skeletal system and soft-tissue covering that simulates… more

Robotic Eddy Current Condenser Inspection Equipment Capability

Company: Wolf Technical Services, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The purpose of this multi-phase program is to develop an autonomous system that is capable of aligning probes for eddy current inspections on steam condensers. The system aligns the eddy current inspection probe over the appropriate condenser tube based on a provided positional information and… more

SBIR Phase II: Development of Novel Dendrimer-based Technologies for Phosphorylation Analyses

Company: Tymora Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project addresses the unmet needs for effective analysis of protein phosphorylation, a process where a phosphate group is added to a protein to change its function. Protein phosphorylation is a crucial modification of proteins; its… more

A Flexible and Extensible Solution to Incorporating New RF Devices and Capabilities into EW/ ISR Networks

Company: Adaptive Micro-Ware Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: There are many different RF devices used in military networks. It is highly desirable to have scalable networks, where new devices can be readily installed without hardware or software changes elsewhere in the network. It is known that achieving this goal

SBIR Phase I: Hyperosmotic nanoemulsions as therapeutics for the prevention and treatment of infected wounds

Company: Medtric Biotech, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to develop novel hyperosmotic nanoemulsions for the prevention and treatment of infected wounds. Wound infections, whether acute or chronic, affects millions of Americans and have significant monetary and physiologic impacts on… more

Deep Vector Sensor System

Company: LewTech Research, LLC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The Phase I program is directed at defining a buoy configuration that will capture the improved signal-to-noise ratios of surface or near-surface targets-of-interest when the acoustic sensor is located below the critical depth and as close to the ocean bottom as possible, capitalizing on the… more

Advanced Chip Integration for Enhanced Arrays

Company: Indiana Integrated Circuits, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Improvements such as increased array size and better non-uniformity correction have been made to resistive emitter arrays fabricated on silicon (Si). There exist additonal wavelengths of interest whose emitter devices require fabrication in other materials, such as gallium arsenide (GaAs)… more

Closed Loop Frequency Control for Tunable High Quality Factor Filters

Company: Indiana Microelectronics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The proposed project will focus on the development of closed loop frequency control hardware and algorithms for control of high quality factor tunable microwave filters based upon evanescent mode resonators. The developed controller will be modeled in Matlab to predict overall speed and stability.… more

SBIR Phase II: Promoting STEM Education for Students Who are Blind or Print Disabled Through the Development of the First Talking Pocket Size Scientific Data Collection Device

Company: Independence Science, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will produce technology to provide students with print disabilities (i.e., blindness, low vision, and learning disabilities that inhibit processing of text), who are commonly relegated to being passive observers in science classrooms,… more