Abstract:Spectroscopic ellipsometry is recognized as the gold standard in noncontact characterization of the refractive index and thickness of a thin optical film or film stack on a substrate. However, it suffers from a number of shortcomings, perhaps the most important of which is the time required to… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Q-Track proposes to develop and demonstrate feasibility of a system for absolute localization in GPS-denied environments. A Signals-of-Opportunity Location Device ("SOLD"), previously demonstrated to yield 1m repeatable location indoors, provides the desired"absolute… more
Abstract:Billions of dollars have been invested by the United State to acquire the most technologically advanced military hardware in history, and, thereby provide battlefield advantages to military personnel. Protection of our sophisticated weapons systems and their components is critical for the continued… more
Abstract:Abstract: Radiance Technologies will develop a Multi-Spectrum Scene Generator (MSSG) to support the testing requirements of current sensing technologies under development by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). This MSSG will minimize the real-time computational requirements and reduce the nodal data… more
Abstract:For Phase II, Radiance proposes to advance our design, implementation and testing of multi-sensor (RF/IR/Vis), multi-platform data fusion algorithms, advancing the state-of-the-art in Rao-Blackwellised Particle Filters in a dynamic Bayesian network framework. This effort supports the development of… more
Abstract:The objective of this proposal is to develop three unique energy harvesting technologies utilizing our existing research strengths that will be of interest and utility to NASA applications and environmental conditions. By developing multiple technologies, NASA will be able to harvest energy from… more
Abstract:"Diesel generators provide the majority of power generation in forward operating areas, frequently operating inefficiently and requiring excessive maintenance."Right size"generator operation, energy storage, renewable energy inputs, and intelligent power management strategies can… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Recent technical demonstrations in hostile fire sensing and classification have highlighted the use of costly cryogenically-cooled electro-optical sensors. While capable, these types of sensors come with a higher initial purchase price as well as high life cycle costs per platform. This… more
Abstract:Continuing development of airborne threats has increased risk for military rotorcraft. Development of air to air targeting algorithms for a stabilized turreted gun systems has not kept pace with technology and improvements are needed to be effective against aerial systems. Military helicopters use… more
Abstract:A technique that enables new methods of obscurant modeling with faster rendering while maintaining or improving physical fidelity is proposed. The proposed technique not only exhibits the statistics of voxel based obscurants, but matches real-world data as well. The main objective from Phase II… more
Abstract:Torch proposes an innovative fusion of key technologies associated with an optimized asset pairing of BMDS sensors and weapon systems supporting enhanced interceptor utilization in complex multi-raid and multi-target environments. An optimized Sensor/Weapon Asset Pairing (SWAP) via a paired… more
Abstract:Leveraging our extensive experience modeling, collecting, and analyzing missile intercept data and ballistic missile state estimation, Torch proposes designing an innovative instrumentation system integrated with automated data processing and data fusion algorithms to capture full-hemisphere,… more
Abstract:Torch proposes to develop, test, and validate real-time BMDS Sensor Resource Management (SRM) algorithms using a scalable sensor network data fusion architecture which is both efficient and robust. Our Phase II SRM development approach is enabled by our Phase I… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Leveraging the results of our Phase I work, Torch proposes developing/integrating an innovative instrumentation system along with automated data processing and data fusion algorithms to better characterize debris damage effects from static detonating weapon tests. Our Phase II work plan… more
Abstract:Torch proposes a holistic, efficient, high fidelity approach for development of terrain models suitable for use in high fidelity EO/IR rendering applications and simulations. Torch will decrease development complexity and timelines through the generation of efficient characterization algorithms,… more
Abstract:This proposed Phase II effort is a continuation of the SBIR Phase I contract (W31P4Q-13-0014) which identified several potential areas of improvement in signal processing for semi-active laser seekers in noisy, dirty-battlefield or countermeasure environments. A list of innovative processing… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The Air Force is seeking advanced seekers that integrate multiple modes of detection. In particular, this SBIR will pursue development of a Semi-active Laser (SAL) sensor and a passive infrared (IR) sensor into an integrated seeker for precision and agile munitions. The enhanced… more
Abstract:Polaris proposes to develop necessary hardware and algorithms for a Sky Polarization and Sun Sensor (SkyPass) in order to replace absolute localization information provided by Global Positioning System (GPS) for when GPS fails in a typical navigation solution. Additionally, this proposal includes an… more
Abstract:Electronic component counterfeiting is a serious problem for the DOD and for electronics companies more generally. Currently available authentication techniques offer partial solutions to the problem and cannot be broadly deployed across the complex DOD supply chain. A new platform technology is… more
Abstract:A primary source of impact to BMDS observables results from the RF signature and IR signature perturbations caused by antennas. To combat this problem, IERUS proposes the development of optimized antenna elements for BMDS telemetry bands whose RF signature has been minimized in the BMDS radar bands… more
Abstract:The Ballistic Missile Defense Review (BMDR) identifies the necessity of more capable missiles systems as a part of the land-based"Aegis Ashore"Early Intercept (EI) for deployment in 2020. Modern missile systems are constrained by significant weight, volume, and reliability overheads… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The physical scalability of Si based nonvolatile memory is problematic for the terascale integration of space memory. In particular and with regards to Flash, this problem is two-fold as device designs breakdown and photolithographic patterning approaches its limits to minimum feature… more
Abstract:Integrate advanced nanotechnology with energy storage technology to develop advanced cathode materials for use in Li-ion batteries while maintaining a high level of safety, stability, and cycle life, allowing the cathodes to be tailored to provide very high specific energy or very high specific… more
Abstract:Integrate advanced nanotechnology with energy storage technology to develop advanced cathode material for use in Li-ion batteries while maintaining high level of safety, stability and cycle life, allowing the cathodes to be tailored to provide very high specific energy or very high specific power… more
Abstract:DynSan will collaborate with the Purdue University to develop and test an innovative, fast digital hydraulic valve design that is insensitive to working fluid contamination. The goal is to improve the reliability of fueldraulic systems on aircraft gas turbine engines and similar applications.… more
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