Abstract:The Missile Defense Agency has adopted a Phased Adaptive Approach (PAA) to build up the BMDS system by incorporating existing and newly developed radars, EO/IR sensors, and interceptors to counter new threats, including sensors that are not owned by the MDA. Optimally utilizing these next generation… more
Abstract:The Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) needs accurate, autonomous techniques for atmospheric correction of airborne imaging sensors to support flight testing, specifically validation of Noise-Equivalent Differential Temperature (NEDT) capabilities of Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) sensors used for… more
Abstract:Lasercom, namely, free-space optical (FSO) communication, has many advantages over the traditional RF communication channels widely used in military communications. Some notable advantages of lasercom are no need for licensing for frequency allocation, immunity to radio frequency interference, and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Remote sensing of surface vibration is an important modality of measures and signals intelligence (MASINT) with a wide range of military applications including target discrimination, clutter rejection, analysis of engine signatures, and seismic detection of buried threats. Other… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Currently fielded night vision goggles intensify images in an integrated components train comprising a photo cathode, a multi-channel plate for amplification, and a phosphor screen. A purely semiconductor-based night vision device with higher performance, longer lifetime and lower cost is… more
Abstract:The Conjugate Etalon Spectral Imaging (CESI) concept enables the development of miniature instruments with high spectral resolution, suitable for LEO missions aboard CubeSat or nanosat buses, including constellation missions providing global coverage and characterization of dynamic phenomena. Small… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: For this SBIR topic, we have proposed a novel high-power optical fiber pump combiner design that addresses the specific challenges associated with counter-pumping large-mode-area (LMA) double-clad gain fibers. Based on modeling and design optimization, we will fabricate kilowatt capable… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Foresight Wireless, LLC, proposes a novel access control system, Proximity/Risk Ontology-based Access Control Technology (PROACT), to meet the Air Force objective, namely"develop a standards-based access control mechanism that will dynamically adjust data access for individuals based… more
Abstract:Energy costs are the main cost drivers for large industries like chemicals & amp; gaseous products & amp; they depend on massive economies of scale and an efficient supply chain to stay competitive. Todays approaches to supply chain optimization are based on static snap-shot data and are not… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II proposal describes Universal Technical Resource Services, Inc."s (UTRS) approach to continuing the design and development of the Automatic Test Markup Language (ATML) Workbench and the associated suite of tools initially developed and… more
Abstract:Trauma and burn injuries are leading causes of military casualties and need more effective treatments. They are frequently associated with a severe systemic inflammatory response syndrome, triggered by tissue damage, cytokine and inflammatory mediator release, ischemia-reperfusion injury, and others… more
Abstract:To solve the DARPA need for high-performance MEMS-based optomechanical accelerometers, Applied Optronics proposes to develop a Compact Integrated Silicon Nitride Microresonator Accelerometer (OPTIMA), which is based on a combination of a high-Q silicon ni
Abstract:As renewable resources such as wind and solar start to penetrate the electrical infrastructure, the transient behavior of these resources requires energy storage systems, such as batteries or flywheels, to buffer the fluctuations in output. Additionally, current silicon based… more
Abstract:United Silicon Carbide, Inc. proposes to develop a novel compact, efficient and high-temperature power module, based on unique co-packaging approach of normally-off silicon (Si) MOSFET with silicon carbide (SiC) normally-on power JFET in a cascode configuration. A much desired silicon MOS gate… more
Abstract:Solar-blind ultraviolet (UV) imaging is critically important in the fields of space astronomy, national defense, and bio-chemistry. United Silicon Carbide, Inc. proposes to develop and commercialize a unique JFET-based monolithically-integrated radiation-tolerant solar blind active pixel sensor… more
Abstract:New Jersey Microsystems, Inc proposes to develop an economical thermopile array with sensitivity maximum in the long wave infrared region (LWIR). Current infrared detectors are too expensive to be widely deployed in large numbers. The proposed MEMS technology is simpler, more manufacturable, and… more
Abstract:Coal-fired utility boilers generate nearly 42% of the electricity in the United States, and are likely to emit more than 1.8 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2013. The current state-of- the-art CO2 capture technology, aqueous amine absorption, requires significant capital and parasitic… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Program (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop a new high brightness light engine platform by monolithically integrating high performance silicon transistors with compound semiconductor optoelectronic materials. Dense arrays of light emitting diodes (LEDs) have been… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will study the preparation and characterization of polymer based biodegradable nanoparticles of novel inhibitors of cell proliferation. The development of polymer-based biodegradable nanoparticles is guided by the desire to improve… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will advance the development of a new pulmonary testing instrument. The innovative device utilizes a strain gauge to measure pulmonary airflow, an indicator critical in monitoring the health of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project aims to develop an indoor real-time locating system to provide a better wireless computer mouse and to enable new 3D human-machine interface. The conventional optical mouse provides only 2D tracking, and requires battery and a non-reflective… more
Abstract:Cavitation and particle erosion in hydraulic turbines present unwanted consequences such as flow instabilities, excessive vibrations, damage to material surfaces, degradation of equipment performance, and inefficient energy generation. These problems are becoming more critical because the propensity… more
Abstract:The projected population growth and limited availability of fresh water sources have forced utility companies and industries to consider the use of alternate water for non-potable application, such as industrial cooling. While in excess of 100 billion gallons per day of water is used for cooling… more
Abstract:The increase in the ability of a wave energy converter (WEC) to capture energy from waves is critical to ensuring the viability and cost effectiveness of wave energy power devices. WECs absorb wave power by applying a back force to oppose the forces that waves exert on the system. The back force is… more
Abstract:Problem Statement: The worldwide manufacture and use of Portland cement for use in concrete accounts for roughly 5% of global CO2 emissions. A common practice in the production of Portland cement concrete (PCC) to reduce CO2 emissions levels is the partial substitution of cement with supplementary… more
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