Abstract:Modular concepts will be applied to round parachutes and parafoil parachutes for the purpose of improving utility and reducing cost. Round parachute designs will be formed from the alteration of uniform fabric panels and limited sewing operations. Fabric panels of round parachutes will be… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project will determine the feasibility of creating a construction safety surveillance system integrating audits conducted on hand held computers with a web based system that will aggregate data from individual audi
ts into reports that will guide control… more
Abstract:The Ocular Scanning Instrumentation (OSI) will provide the warfighter with an unobtrusive, portable triage tool for the automated and non-invasive diagnosis of physiological insults via ocular biomarkers, closing the gap in combat casualty care. Specific functions with heightened value include… more
Abstract:US military warfighters are in critical need of technologies/equipment which provide expedient, reliable and non-invasive diagnostic capabilities to aid in the evaluation and treatment of battlefield trauma. By providing quick and accurate diagnosis of the type and extent of trauma, such equipment… more
Abstract:Advanced data types for simulation of discrete and continuum dynamics in complex 3D geometries are proposed. These data types form the basis of a model-development environment, MulPhys, based on 3D libraries for manipulation of geometrical primitives, object-oriented multi-domain modeling … more
Abstract:This SBIR Phase II project will develop a new technology that provides 2D/3D/4D visualization of weather information within a commercial GIS (Geographic Information System) environment. GIS systems provide rich support for mapping, geographic data handling, spatial query, and geographic analysis… more
Abstract:The proposed innovation is new technology to enable the visualization of large unstructured geospatial datasets, such as LIDAR (LIght Detection And Ranging) data, within a commercial desktop Geographic Information System (GIS). The architecture first converts the raw LIDAR datasets into the newly… more
Abstract:Our proposed innovation is to develop neural network (NN) rule extraction technology to a level where it can be incorporated into a software tool, we are calling NNRules, which captures a trained neural network?s decision logic and uses it as a basis for verification and validation (V&V) of the… more
Abstract:his Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is concerned with the development of a radically new class of molten-salt produced anodized coatings for the advanced corrosion protection of magnesium alloys. More specifically, this proposed work will develop the electrochemical basis… more
Abstract:Touchstone Research Laboratory is currently producing carbon foam in its pilot production facility. In the Phase I feasibility study, Touchstone identified opportunities to reduce the production cycle by combining manufacturing processes. The results indicated that a batch foaming process was… more
Abstract:Innovative rocket motor case materials and manufacturing processes are required to drive improvements in performance of today's rocket motors. Currently evolving missile designs, for example the Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM), are moving towards higher pressures, higher and… more
Abstract:A newly developed "coal-based" porous graphite material has been recently produced. This development is a direct result of Touchstone Research Laboratory's Phase I funding to develop enhanced-strength carbon foam heat-exchanger materials for aerospace applications since low density carbon foams… more
Abstract:Touchstone Research Laboratory has developed a novel material, CFOAMr. The primary enabling carbon foam characteristic is that the Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) values are comparable to carbon fiber polymer matrix systems in manufacturing advanced composites. Other advantages of carbon… more
Abstract:Lightweight and structurally strong carbon foam will be integrated with an inexpensive, super insulating carbon or silica aerogel resulting in a new material that, when combined, will increase performance over either material individually. MDA has a need for thermal protection systems to withstand… more
Abstract:Beryllium commands a unique position as a metal for engineering applications. It exhibits high thermal conductivity, modest thermal expansion, combines a high elastic modulus with a low density to exhibit an unsurpassed specific stiffness (modulus/density). However, the attributes of Be and its… more
Abstract:This project addresses the topic of Reduction of Ground Vehicle Observables. The use of carbon foam to reduce engine-related observables will be investigated. Carbon foam offers high specific thermal conductivity while providing better structural properties at elevated temperatures than… more
Abstract:The Navy has a need for an innovative, cost effective replacement of Electronic Warfare (EW) system antenna enclosures to meet an extended service life and source newly constructed systems. These enclosures serve to protect detection electronics from severe marine environments. The enclosures are… more
Abstract:The D. N. American research team proposes a novel approach to improving the process of collaborative design optimization for composite rocket motors. In Phase I, we will investigate the feasibility of our Distributed Advanced Multidisciplinary Algorithmsfor Genetic Evolution (DAMAGE) approach to… more
Abstract:The growing use of sensors and other data-generating devices increases the chance of operator error. This is especially true of cutting-edge weapons systems, where the human operator must receive, process and act on an increasingly-complex array ofinformation from numerous sources. Human error in… more
Abstract:Special Operations Command has divided patient care into three phases, evacuation from the hazardous region, triage and transport, and hospital care. A device is required for Phase Two that can sample, monitor and display vital signs, log the parametersin memory for up to twenty-four hours and… more
Abstract:The increasing importance of hypersonic systems future USAF requirements is increasing the need for lightweight, load-bearing structural designs. The optimum approach to this need is a hot primary structure that can carry the required loads at hightemperatures, which minimizes the need to heavily… more
Abstract:The overall weight of the interceptor for the boost phase interception is heavily driven by the payload and upper stages. Weight saved here has a leveraged impact on the overall vehicle weight or kill vehicle velocity. A key component of the kill vehicleweight is the divert and altitude control… more
Abstract:The development of titanium matrix composites (TMC) provides the MDA with an ideal lightweight material for lowering missile inert structure weight; thus, improving performance. This material has the strength of steel at approximately half the weight.One attractive application is the propellant… more
Abstract:Manual quantification of the malaria parasite is time consuming, costly and inhibits vaccine and drug development. The objective of this Phase I SBIR is to develop and validate an image capture, documentation and quantification technology to score theinvasion of malarial parasites in hepatoma cells.… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will investigate the feasibility of extending a popular and successful commercial GIS (Geographic Information System) architecture to provide 2D/3D visualization and analysis of weather information.Currently, weather data is routinely analyzed… more
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