Abstract:This SBIR Phase II research project strives to develop an Advanced Ultrasonic Beamformer that is unparalleled in its scalability and signal processing features. The ultrasonic beamformer architecture will be unique in its breadth of features. The architecture was developed as the superset of… more
Abstract:78676 Fusion energy has the potential of providing significant electrical power in the future, reducing U.S. dependence on dwindling oil supplies. A critical aspect of developing inertial fusion energy, as well as enabling high-energy-density physics studies, is the ability to tightly focus intense… more
Abstract:The purpose of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of using an infrared radiation detection system to accurately measure the thickness of marine paint as it is being applied. The measurement will be used to control ship automated paint application systems. The proposed measurement… more
Abstract:The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of using a conductive, wear resistant coating to improve the lifetime and reliability of slip rings, in particular the slip ring system used in the V-22 Osprey. Acree Technologies Incorporated has developed an innovative, conductive… more
Abstract:The purpose of this proposal is to demonstrate the effectiveness of erosion resistant coatings for extending the life of shaft-driven compressor (SDC) impellers on the V-22 Osprey. Shaft-driven compressors are used on many aircraft to provide service to on-board inert/oxygen gas separators and… more
Abstract:The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of using Acree Technologies' Filtered Cathodic Arc Plasma Deposition process to deposit multilayer optical coatings to the outside of High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps to increase their lifetime and efficiency without affecting their… more
Abstract:The purpose of this proposal is to demonstrate the effectiveness of using ceramic coatings on plastic high-voltage insulators to increase their surface breakdown voltage and improve their recovery after a breakdown event. The goal is to produce a coating that can be applied to high-power microwave… more
Abstract:The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of a Cathodic Arc Plasma Sources (CAPS) and Power Processing Unit (PPU) for producing dense, high current (> 1 amp) plasma flows for magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) control of hypersonic flight surfaces. The CAPS source and PPU were developed… more
Abstract:A Phase I Project is proposed to demonstrate the feasibility of developing Multi-hit Nonlinear Progressive Collapse Models for Fixed Targets. The stated objective is to develop High-Fidelity Physics-Based (HFPB) fast-running models (FRMs) for simulating the nonlinear progressive collapse of… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to design and construct an ultra-high-resolution, high-precision phase-shift integrated measurement system suitable for metrology of advanced phase-shifting photomasks. A number of semiconductor manufacturers now expect to… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a grid-enabled environment where large multidimensional seismic data sets can be rapidly accessed, visualized, and interpreted by geographically dispersed users with heterogeneous local resources. The proposed work will… more
Abstract:78647 Three-dimensional seismic imaging is a computationally-intensive technology that has allowed the success ratio of exploratory oil and gas wells to increase from 20% to 80%. This project will develop technology for identifying, predicting, and monitoring factors to increase the efficiency of… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will implement and demonstrate the feasibility of a new technology that enables enhance seismic resolution and imaging of deep water complex geologic structures by using variable azimuth wave-equation migration (VAWEM). VAWEM will… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The small GTP binding protein superfamily (consisting of small, monomeric GTP hydrolyzing proteins or GTPases) regulates diverse cellular processes including gene expression, cellular proliferation, cytoskeletal reorganization, vesicle trafficking, and… more
Abstract:A road wheel suspension incorporating a semi-active damper and fast load leveling spring system will be developed for the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV). The system will be designed as a replacement for the currently fielded semi-active suspension system in the same foot print, either in… more
Abstract:Active Signal, Moog, and Cornell University propose to develop and demonstrate a full-scale, benchtop-integrated, high-speed digital servovalve for use in adaptive structural control schemes that employ distributed actuation. Today's servovalves are expensive and low bandwidth because the mechanism… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Currently almost half of all trauma mortality is directly or indirectly attributable to hemorrhagic shock, accounting for more than 50,000 deaths yearly in the U.S. and hundreds of billions of dollars in economic costs. Active Signal Technologies proposes to… more
Abstract:Pneumothorax is a serious and potentially fatal warfighter injury that is difficult to diagnose in the high noise environment of the battlefield. Diagnostic methods beyond percussion, ineffective in the presence of high ambient noise, include large systems unsuitable for the first responders, such… more
Abstract:Aeromedical evacuation (AE) involves prolonged transport of injured warfighters at risk for clinical deterioration under austere medical conditions. Because of their injuries they have a high potential for progression of recognized and/or occult additional injuries leading to acute instability… more
Abstract:The overall objective of this project is to develop an automatic adaptive testing system that rapidly identifies specific cognitive deficits to aid in medical and operational decision making. The Phase I effort produced a prototype adaptive triage system. ANAMts, designed to automatically focus… more
Abstract:A high-temperature composite material and application method have been developed to rapidly repair hot zone LO coatings. The composite material includes RAM filler that has been encapsulated with a durable, oxidation resistant coating. The filler is contained in a silicon oxy-carbide matrix that is… more
Abstract:A mobile thermochemical processing system is proposed to recycle LO-containing materials to merchant products that cannot be "reverse engineered" to their LO composition or structure- essentially, "thermochemical encryption." Additionally, the system will include extraction and/or conversion… more
Abstract:We propose to develop a system that will automatically track targets based on characteristic velocity differentials between the target and the background. We leverage our existing system for feature detection and tracking and show that it can produce recognizable discrepancies in the kinematics… more
Abstract:We propose to design an uninhabited aerial vehicle capable of being launched from the bomb bay or wing pylon of a P3 or other aircraft capable of carrying 500 pound stores. It would cruise at 60 to 85 knots with 10 hour endurance and 100 pound payload capacity. The design may be scaled up or down as… more
Abstract:Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components may be used to reduce the cost of the laser electronics needed for mid-infrared lasers being developed for infrared countermeasures applications. The Phase II project will develop circuit designs for these laser electronics using COTS components and… more
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