Abstract:Landmines and buried improvised explosive devices (IED) represent a clear and present danger to the modern U.S. warfighter. The ability to survey a potentially hazardous area from the air using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-mounted optical acoustic system has the potential to greatly reduce… more
Abstract:The high-quality, burr-free finishing of complex, advanced metallic parts with hyper-smooth surface finishes (<1 microinch) is required for military applications to enhance the performance of key systems needed by the warfighter. A potential operation to remove material, achieve the desired… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Network traffic is a critical part of evaluating real-time end-to-end network trust. This project will leverage our mature commercial network traffic analysis system, FlowTraq, to design and implement a powerful new system, which we call FlowTrust, to evaluate real-time trust scores of… more
Abstract:We propose a high quantum efficiency (QE) 1024x1024 longwave infrared focal plane array (LWIR FPA) and CAMERA with ~ 12 micron cutoff wavelength made from bandgap-engineered Type-II InAs/GaSb strained layer superlattice (SLS) photodiodes. FPA/camera performance goals include QE>50% and temporal… more
Abstract:We propose a simple and elegant technique to directly measure the electric charge on the surfaces of small pixels of III-V and II-VI infrared detectors. Such charges arise from minority-carrier inversion or majority-carrier accumulation layers caused by surface states and exist as 2-dimensional… more
Abstract:QmagiQ and MIT-LL propose to partner to develop a very longwave infrared (VLWIR) digital focal plane array (DFPA) and camera for imaging spectroscopy applications. The DFPA will be based on Type-II InAs/GaSb strained layer superlattice (SLS) photodiodes with>13 micron cutoff, hybridized to a… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Solid State Scientific Corporation (SSSC) is pleased to propose the development and demonstration of a wide area (WA) multi-threat hostile fire indication (HFI) system for remotely-piloted aircraft (RPA). The HFI system consists of a comparatively wide field of view sensor that employs… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Solid State Scientific Corporation (SSSC) has developed an innovative and computationally efficient GMTI signal processing algorithm which a hybrid of two existing methods; along-track interferometry (ATI) and the displaced phase center antenna (DPCA) technique. Hybrid ATI/DPCA exploits… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Significant cost reductions and system improvements would ensue if multiple transmit and receive antennas could share one RF aperture without performance degradation due to self-interference phenomenon. Effects of radar jamming signals would be also be reduced through the use of a… more
Abstract:"Remotely sensed data has an inherent physical detachment from the environment being sensed. At a high-level, we propose leveraging Oblong Industries"revolutionary g-speak platform to restore fully embodied situational awareness through multimodal interaction within the ICEbox environment… more
Abstract:Carbon dioxide capture systems are currently being considered to mitigate the increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration caused by fossil fuel combustion. The costs to implement and operate these systems must be reasonable to minimize economic impacts. In particular, the required compression… more
Abstract:New Generation IV nuclear power plants are being developed that promise to enable nuclear power to achieve its potential as a large scale source of environmentally benign power generation while improving safety and minimizing proliferation risks. These reactors will need large numbers of metallic… more
Abstract:An enormous amount of energy from burning hydrocarbon fuels is wasted as heat in vehicle exhaust gas. The goal of this project is to improve vehicle efficiency and reduce fuel consumption by converting some of this heat into electric power. We will develop a solid state thermoelectric generator… more
Abstract:Rice is an important crop globally that influences food security and the Earth system. Rice is the predominant food staple in many regions with approximately 700 million tons of production annually across the globe. Rice is sensitive to a variety of drivers that can adversely impact production and… more
Abstract:There are over 350 thousand contaminated sites in the US which will require cleanup by both government and private industry in the next twenty years. The total cost of this environmental site cleanup is estimated to be in the hundreds of billions of dollars. Amongst federal agencies the Department… more
Abstract:In the 21st century society will need to address and resolve a large number of subsurface challenges related to energy and environmental issues. These challenges include contaminant cleanup and long term site management at contaminated sites, long term storage of nuclear fuel, carbon cycling and… more
Abstract:Advanced porous membranes are of significant importance to almost all industries by means of filtration or separation. In the past four decades, polymeric membranes and conventional ceramic membranes have been extensively researched, developed, optimized and commercialized to meet these… more
Abstract:State-of-the-art software protection and anti-tamper systems move critical software and data"out-of-band"to the adversary, by using a hypervisor or on"secure"hardware. Unfortunately, the systems running this software are built using untrusted commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) parts… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Research at the intersection of limnology and public health is showing that toxins produced from cyanobacteria act as an environmental trigger for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Additional linkages are being made… more
Abstract:The boat transfer, launch, and recovery system proposed will utilize a system of composite moving ways, cradle, and configurable bouyant bladders, controlled by the Advanced Communication and Control System (ACCS) to safely launch, recover, and transfer a variety of boats ranging in size as a… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We will develop an instrument to improve the healthcare of the most frail members of the elderly community. This population; elderly or recovering patients living at home or in an extended care facility is too frail toleave this environment and, as such, is… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): While large, prospective, blinded trials are the gold standard in clinical research, they require significant commitments of resources and time. Further, since these trials seek the answer to rather specific questions,the applicability and scalability of data… more
Abstract:Thermal batteries are a power source for most MDA weapons systems. Some of these applications place severe constraints on battery weight and size. The key components of thermal batteries are typically made by hydraulically pressing powders into"pellets". The pellets must be greater than… more
Abstract:The notional performance parameters and kinematic requirements for the SM3 Blk IIB mission would benefit from the availability of advanced materials manufacturing methods that could enhance the technical properties and lower the cost of TDACS components. This Phase 2 STTR proposal addresses the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): MI is the leading cause of death in the developed world, including the United States. In 2005 over 8.1 million Americans had an MI; 30% died before reaching hospital and 10% died after hospitalization. It is the 70% whoreach hospital that we believe we can help -… more
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