Abstract:ABSTRACT: Military space assets can have special constraints in form factor and function. For example, fluid cooling systems normally used for electronics and sensor cooling suffer numerous drawbacks in space applications. Conversely, compact, solid-state thermoelectric devices provide many… more
Abstract:The feasibility of development and production of lightweight nonwoven fabric for parachute cloth application was clearly demonstrated during the SBIR Phase I project. The nonwoven fabrics made during the Phase I project had comparable strength and air permeability as that of the current woven nylon… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This proposal sets out a plan to continue the method development for selective chemical oxidization of one amine of a polyamino, multi-heterocyclic class of energetic materials. The approach is based on screening one substrate (DAAzF) with many different oxidants under a variety of… more
Abstract:Neutron scattering is a powerful technique that is critically important for materials science and structural biology applications. Pressurized 3He tubes are widely used in this field. However, the severe 3He shortage prevents this medium from satisfying even current installation upgrades. Clearly… more
Abstract:CTH is an expert level High Performance Computing (HPC) code developed by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) to model a wide range of shock wave propagation and material motion phenomena. SNL continues to develop the technical capabilities of CTH, and, as a result, CTH is considered one of the most… more
Abstract:Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) proposes to develop a coarse-grain neural network modeling approach for efficient simulation of shock propagation through geological media including soil-structure interaction. In the coarse-grain approach, fast-running computational elements are developed… more
Abstract:Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) will use the results of the Phase I numerical analyses of armored tactical vehicles subjected to landmine detonation to further explore, develop, and validate state-of-the-art numerical modeling and simulation (M & S) tools and techniques. In Phase I, PEC… more
Abstract:Soldiers and Unattended Sensors can gain a significant advantage from advances in camera technology and automated image processing techniques. The processing and resource requirements to utilize these advances, however, impose an unacceptable burden in terms of power consumption and/or weight. The… more
Abstract:Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) such as Fire Scout could increase its utility to the fleet by operating as a node in an airborne star network. Such a system would need to support full-two way communication with up to six other nodes for transfer and relay of data, imagery, command and control with 360… more
Abstract:This effort develops system concepts, a suite of algorithms and software for detection and tracking of moving surface targets (small boats, periscopes, and land vehicles) and dismounts that extends across the open water, surf zone, and beach. This suite of algorithms and software will perform… more
Abstract:The implementation of Sense And Avoid (SAA) capabilities on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) present a particular challenge in that collision threats can be either cooperative or non-cooperative. Cooperative aircraft are here defined as being equipped with ADS-B that broadcasts that aircraft"s… more
Abstract:Extreme high vacuum (XHV) systems are characterized by very low gas pressure and a small outgassing rate of the system surfaces. Such conditions are essential for longevity of photoemitters in accelerator injectors and particle and hydrocarbon-free environments, in, for example, production of… more
Abstract:Energy storage systems comprised of high-density batteries, capacitors and/or flywheel technologies provide numerous benefits for shipboard power systems. However, high-density energy storage systems which must be installed in locations populated by personnel and sensitive equipment can fail… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will build upon the data compiled during Phase I in which Selenium Ltd. worked with university and commercial partners to develop a novel anti-biofouling technology to be deployed in water filtration membranes and membrane spacers. The… more
Abstract:The problems with current pure niobium (Nb) superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities are that manufacture is expensive; cavity performance is often poor; and manufacturing results are inconsistent. These problems stem primarily from three factors: (i) the high cost of pure Nb, (ii) a poor and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This proposal"s objective is for Silicon Space Technology (SST) to develop a high-performance radiation-hardened design platform for building radiation-hardened Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) with a gate count>10M and Total Ionizing Dose (TID) performance>1… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: AutoDrills at Lockheed Martin drill over 12,000 holes in the wing skins and understructure on each F-35 aircraft. To ensure these holes get the correct fasteners, a technician must measure the depth of each hole and mark the dimension on the skin adjacent to the hole. This procedure is… more
Abstract:Systems and Materials Research Corporation (SMRC) proposes combining its Manufacturing Technology and Materials Science expertise to address NASA's Advanced Food System Technology needs. Using progressive 3D printing and inkjet technologies, SMRC will design, build, and test a complete… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Systems and Materials Research Corporation (SMRC) proposes to produce energetic nanomaterials to be used as additives in hydrocarbon based jet and liquid rocket fuels. Using our extensive experience in nanomaterials synthesis, processing, and incorporation, SMRC will synthesize or modify… more
Abstract:Recent advancements in high speed signal processing technology offer the possibility for significant efficiency of Electronic Attack (EA) Digital RF Memory (DRFM) systems. Typical DRFM technology utilize an RF translation to baseband, Radio Frequency (RF) sampling, storing digitized samples into… more
Abstract:Abstract: The goal of this SBIR effort is to provide the next evolution in broadband Digital RF Memory (DRFM) based products. This includes providing extremely wide instantaneous frequency bandwidths, improving spurious performance, increasing false target outputs, cost savings, use of COTS… more
Abstract:The research team proposes to expand the capabilities of an existing microwave nondestructive evaluation (NDE) system that measures thickness, quantifies dielectric properties (e.g. loss tangent, phase shift, dielectric constant, conductivity), and detects flaws in composite materials. The… more
Abstract:Issues with electro-explosive device (EED) initiators on interceptors have caused the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to investigate novel ideas to increase EED reliability. TRI/Austin proposes designing, fabricating, and testing novel electro-explosive devices utilizing magnetic saw initiators to… more
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