Abstract:ABSTRACT: The objective of this proposal is to develop blast cleaning enclosures (BCE) that eliminate exposure to hazardous materials (HM) due to substantial migration in and around the enclosure to increase the occupational health and safety of Air Force personnel. To achieve this cleaner safer… more
Abstract:The primary objective for Phase I was to design and develop a proof of concept system demonstrating the basic functionality and feasibility to deploy technology in the field. During the six-month effort, a detailed Concept of Operations document was prepared that served as a foundation for the… more
Abstract:In this proposal, we have proposed a program for twenty months to build on the basic ideas and feasibility developed in Phase I of this SBIR in order to demonstrate the practical use of DSRC technologies with signal controller for adaptive timing with a goal towards commercialization.
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
Abstract:In the tactical wireless ad hoc network, all networking nodes are vulnerable to various security attacks. Therefore, the centralized data storage is unable to protect the tactical data once the storage device is compromised by an adversary. Distributed data storage is the alternative that the data… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project involves the development of the Design environment for Aerospace Vehicles in Classroom Interaction (DAVinCI). DAVinCI is a collaborative, guided inquiry environment and game targeted for grades 9-12. This concept will integrate aerospace… more
Abstract:Our goal is to create a demonstrable software system that we call IntelliFusion, which fuses Connected Vehicle data with data from traditional inductive loop detectors and uses this data to improve traffic control at intersections across the country. Our work will improve the safety of… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: High temperature applications of titanium alloys are limited by their affinity to oxygen. In these alloys, oxygen absorption results in a brittle surface layer that has a deteriorating effect on the mechanical properties of the material. Reducing oxygen ingress into these alloys at high… more
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
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
Abstract:Areas of research relating to self-healing composites structures have been undertaken by well-known and respected research institutions under the auspices of the Department of Defense. Patent literature and public technical communique describe their novel engineering approaches using polymeric… more
Abstract:There is a current need for technology that can convert waste heat to electric power in an effort to achieve significant improvements in fuel efficiency and lessen our dependence on environmentally hazardous, foreign produced fuels. Thermoelectric Power Generation (TEPG) is the most efficient and… more
Abstract:We propose an acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF) spectropolarimetric imaging system for enhanced standoff chemical detection in the Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) wavelength region. The AOTF has no moving parts, making it a rugged and reliable device, and it provides polarimetric imaging capabilities,… more
Abstract:We propose to develop low cost LWIR FPAs using colloidal quantum dots (CQDs) of II-VI semi-metallic compounds. Brimrose has experience in the area of II-VI semiconductor QD synthesis and LWIR detector fabrication using narrow band gap semiconductor materials. Research Triangle Institute (RTI) in NC… more
Abstract:Sensor development researchers and engineers have perpetually sought novel methods to reduce sensor size and improve performance. Continued miniaturization of sensors through micromachining has enabled novel applications and introduced new paradigms for engineered systems to interact with the world.… more
Abstract:The technical objectives of this proposal are: (1) design a grating-coupled surface-emitting (GCSE) active-photonic-crystal (APC) 4.6 micron-emitting quantum-cascade laser (QCL) to deliver 15 W diffraction-limited CW power in the main lobe of the far-field beam pattern; (2) design a GCSE-APC QCL… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop nanocomposite capacitor films with high energy density and low loss through the use of a unique synthesis process for high aspect ratio nanowires of previously unrealized compositions in this form. High power capacitors are a… more
Abstract:NASA requires new instrumentation technologies that can be applied to measure dynamic quantities such as acceleration and flow velocity under extreme temperatures where traditional sensing methodologies cannot be applied. The proposed Phase I SBIR research effort will seek to create accelerometers… more
Abstract:Spectral beam combination (SBC) of fiber lasers is the most practical approach to DEW-class HELs using diode-pumped fiber lasers. Use of conventional diffraction gratings to combine wavelengths is limited in that metal is inherently absorbing. Regardless of the metal layer thickness, optical power… more
Abstract:Conventional generation of a high-quality RF carrier (signal) beyond 50GHz requires high precision cavity engineering that inherently restricts contiguous bandwidth coverage. Worse, even if one were capable of fabricating a set of such stabilized, frequency-dense cavities to mimic discrete 30-120GHz… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In contrast to the NIR band, which is supported by an infrastructure of devices developed to serve telecommunication applications, the SWIR band remains out of reach for critical defense and commercial applications. While it is relatively simple to construct a low-noise oscillator within… more
Abstract:Discovery of frozen volatiles at the lunar poles is transformative to space exploration. In-situ resources will provide fuel to support far-reaching exploration and enable commercial endeavors. While satellite data supports presence of polar ice, driving and drilling must confirm presence, determine… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The Etched Air Taper Combiner as fist proposed by the US Air Force Academy has the advantages in that the input fiber bundle, the combining section, and the output to the gain fiber can be individually improved and optimized and then the components are spliced together to create the… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to develop novel hydrogel drug-delivery systems. We have developed linkers for drug conjugation to circulating macromolecules that release the native drug by beta-eliminative cleavage at predictable rates with half-lives spanning hours to… more
Abstract:MDA plans to use sensors such as PTSS, SM-3, UEWR, and AN/TPY-2 to track and intercept ballistic missiles. In order to be successful, the C2BMC element must: 1) achieve and maintain stereo tracks, 2) perform target characterization, 3) prioritize and assign targets to interceptors, and 4) handover… more
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