Abstract:ABSTRACT: Azure Summit Technology,Inc. (Azure) will develop OmniNAV, a modular, open-architecture navigation receiver that derives PNT solutions from a wide variety of signals and sensors. Unlike today"s military GPS receivers, OmniNAV software and firmware is field upgradable to deliver… more
Abstract:Barron Associates has assembled a team of researchers that include Dr. Sayan Mitra of the University of Illinois and Dr. Ufuk Topcu of the University of Pennsylvania. They will spearhead three complimentary investigations into the development of verification and validation (V & V) approaches… more
Abstract:Rotorcraft operations in a degraded visual environment, and particularly near the ground or other obstacles, can create a high risk of incident and reduce mission effectiveness. The lack of visual cues can create spatial disorientation and increases pilot workload. In a worst-case scenario the lack… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This project will identify feasible game-theoretical approaches for joint waveform adaptation, cognitive spectrum sensing & management in hierarchical spectrum sharing games with primary users, secondary users, persistent jammers and asymmetric information structures. Develop… more
Abstract:Representing knowledge in a triple store is trivial, yet querying and visualizing the resulting knowledge is difficult and inefficient when the number of triples is large. Needing to understand the data models from each of the contributing processes and how these data models overlap or interact… more
Abstract:The US military and intelligence community has been successfully fusing the data it gathers into actionable intelligence. However, the volume of data is increasing such that it cannot be processed on a single server, calling for distributed data fusion algorithms that operate across a cloud. As data… more
Abstract:Rapid response missions to remote, unknown areas are becoming a primary focus for U.S. military forces. These missions require time-sensitive development of intelligence from all available sources including open source data, historic imagery, and live collections. Capabilities currently exist to… more
Abstract:To maintain situational awareness, analysts must sift through and fuse information across multiple documents, data sources, and modalities (text, imagery, and biometrics). The emergence of Big Data has placed an enormous burden on the analyst as the volume of data to examine has increased… more
Abstract:Creating information products to answer"Tell Me About"questions requires the ability to identify key pieces of information relevant to a complex set of information requirements. Complicating matters, these key pieces of information exist in multiple modalities scattered across data stores,… more
Abstract:Semantically Linked Data is widely seen as a revolutionary approach for maximizing the usefulness of existing and future information. In the materials domain, semantically linked materials data holds considerable promise with the ability to facilitate materials research and product development,… more
Abstract:Pattern of Life characterization involves studying how people interact with the world around them on a daily basis: places they visit; people they interact with; actions they perform. Effective tracking of such patterns of life has direct implications to defense intelligence, cyber intelligence and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Environmental protection coatings are required to provide oxidation and hot corrosion protection to hot section turbine components. Unfortunately, the current generation of such coatings can degrade the fatigue resistance of the coated alloy. It is increasingly recognized that, due to… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Thermal barrier coatings (TBC) are currently employed to protect gas turbine engine components. Thermally exposed TBC systems have been observed to be affected by moisture. This spallation mechanism, Moisture Induced Delayed Spallation (MIDS), occurs at room temperature while the coatings… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Echo Ridge proposes to prototype and evaluate GNSS processing algorithms designed to provide high accuracy and spoofing robustness (information assurance (IA)) by exploiting diversity in radio navigation signals (frequency, location, bandwidth, format) using new signal processing… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Echo Ridge and partner Rockwell Collins propose to quantify and demonstrate the value of existing tactical and commercial wireless communications signals in providing time aiding to MGUE. The primary results of the Phase I effort will be a comprehensive trade space analysis, off-air… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Echo Ridge and team partner AirIn Technologies propose to develop an innovative, low-cost satellite testing system which provides functionality of the TSTR and RBC TSTR electronics and is compatible with the AFSCN. The system will feature state of the art COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf)… more
Abstract:Luna Innovations, teamed with University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth has developed a novel textile technology to provide improved protection for soldiers. Soldiers are exposed to significant risk of injury and death from gun shots and blasts from improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Whereas heavy… more
Abstract:Widespread damage in aging aircraft is becoming an increasing concern as both civil and military fleet operators are extending the service lifetime of their aircraft and increasing risk of crack-like damage of aircraft components. The scientific community found that fatigue damage initiation occurs… more
Abstract:Critical Technology (CT) lies within a variety of electronic circuits across US Navy weapon platforms and must be adequately protected from theft and unintentional transfer. Traditional protective hardware enclosures are bulky, require power, and require special thermal considerations because they… more
Abstract:Tanks and enclosures were named the top corrosion expense on Navy vessels, accounting for $204 M in annual direct costs. To control these costs, there is a need for an automated monitoring system to assess coating damage and cathodic protection (CP) system performance. During the Phase II program,… more
Abstract:The ability to rapidly detect and identify infectious organisms is critical for the accurate diagnosis of seasonal and sporadic outbreaks, emerging pathogens and agents of bioterrorism. Accurate detection requires high quality biological specimens, which
Abstract:Luna Innovations is developing stabilization technology for increased long-term storage of various biological moieties (e.g. enzymes, nucleic acids, and whole cells). This unique stabilization matrix allows for extended cell viability lifetime, minimizing cell maintenancerequirements while retaining… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Luna proposes to design, build, and test a novel leak detection system for the bleed air lines found on advanced tactical aircraft. The proposed leak detection system is based on Luna"s distributed sensing technology, and is capable of detecting and precisely localizing leaks and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The annual cost of corrosion for Air Force aircraft and missiles is estimated to be $5.4 billion with corrosion accounting for 32.2% of the maintenance budget. The inability to define corrosion resistance during the design process and to test for corrosion performance at the operational… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Improved performance and environmental compliance continues to drive coating development. The acceptance of emerging coatings for aircraft structures is accomplished through extensive property testing that includes accelerated corrosion and service environment exposure testing. Current… more
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