Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project develops a two-stage culture process of heterotrophic microalgae with a high cell density of more than 100 g/L to produce omega-3 fatty acids, specifically DHA, from the crude glycerol produced as a by-product by the biodiesel industry.… more
Abstract:AEgis Technologies Group Inc. proposes to develop a multichannel multichip module (MCM) capable of high-speed digital-to-analog data conversion and suitable for integration into the next generation of Ladar and Radar HWIL test infrastructure. AEgis will leverage existing SBIR programs by utilizing… more
Abstract:Wide-bandgap SiC semiconductors have been recently investigated for use in power devices, because of their potential capabilities of operating at high power densities, high temperatures and at high frequencies and thus offering advantages such as high efficiency, small size and light weight. … more
Abstract:Opportunities exists to develop high-efficiency thermoelectric (TE) devices for the cost-effective exploitation of industrial waste heat (e.g., in manufacturing process) and for industrial process refrigeration. The key to the development of such high-efficiency TE devices is to develop a TE… more
Abstract:The development of reliable sealing is essential for high-efficiency, low emission fossil energy conversion, especially in gas separation and storage systems that require operation under hostile conditions (e.g. high temperatures, elevated pressures, and corrosive environments). The sealing must… more
Abstract:This DOD STTR project is to design and demonstrate a SiC-based power converter system for electric torpedoes and underwater vehicles, addressing the related technical issues and quantifying the system benefits. The resultant SiC inverter will be capable of working at high power densities, high… more
Abstract:While individual instances of Chemical/Biological (CB) detection sensor technology development have progressed steadily, deficiencies remain. An integrated multi-sensor network for CB detection is a promising concept for improving performance. New development is needed to address the complex… more
Abstract:Defense of U.S. space assets depends on the successful detection and monitoring of potential threats, including the ability to recognize abnormal spacecraft activities. Although work has been done in this area using resolved images from ground- and space-based sensors, methodologies to characterize… more
Abstract:A system is proposed for real-time specification of the Battlespace Environment and integrated sensor management designed to optimize the joint operational capabilities of radio-frequency (RF), electro-optical (EO) and infrared (IR) sensors in the detection, tracking, surveillance, and… more
Abstract:The complexity of Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion (ATD) modeling requires physically consistent weather data evolving in both space and time. Spatially and/or temporally averaged data found in climatological products is not suitable for ATD modeling. The proposed solution for providing "typical… more
Abstract:DynASTOL takes advantage of a natural, unsteady aerodynamic phenomenon that is used routinely by birds during takeoff and landing. To date however, the engineering tools that would allow it to be applied to aircraft landings have not been available, primarily due to a lack of in-depth understanding… more
Abstract:Aerius Photonics proposes a new wavelength tunable, optically preamplified receiver called the MEMS Tunable Vertical Cavity Amplified Detector (MT-VCAD). The MT-VCAD is a compact hybrid semiconductor chip device that utilizes an integrated MEMS mirror in conjunction with an amplifying semiconductor… more
Abstract:Instead of making incremental improvements to the inherent weakness of the laser facet, Aerius Photonics proposes to fabricate space-qualifiable laser pump arrays that eliminate the weakness of the facet altogether by using kilowatt-capable vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), which… more
Abstract:Aerius Photonics proposes a 2-D Optical-Preamplifier Pixel Array (OPPA) to provide near photon-counting imaging FLASH LADAR receiver sensitivity with linear-mode operation, full pulse shape discrimination, superior countermeasure immunity, and distinct advantages that improve target discrimination.… more
Abstract:Aerius photonics is proposing a cryogenic compatible scene projector designed for the test and evaluation of multi-spectral missile interceptor systems. This technology is based on the high apparent temperature MWIR scene projector concept developed by Aerius for the MDA and currently being… more
Abstract:Aerius Photonics is proposing a highly practical and effective plan to develop a scene projector with 512 x 512 pixels that allows the polarization state of each pixel to be independently and dynamically controlled at full frame rates. The projector would utilize two separate randomly polarized… more
Abstract:Aerius Photonics has partnered with MEMS-based optical switch manufacturer Calient Networks to design and deliver a new generation of high-density MEMS-based all-optical router for use in space applications. This effort leverages substantial investment already made by Calient in the development of… more
Abstract:Aerius Photonics proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of high output power thick film generator modules using nanoparticle-embedded materials that are amenable to production using bulk crystal-growth methods. These nanoparticles provide benefits similar to superlattices, such as increasing the… more
Abstract:Aerius Photonics proposes an optical void sensor that will meet the objectives of the Air Force for a survivable, reliable and retrofit compatible non-inertial void detector for deeply buried hardened target penetrators. The sensor will draw low power, is compact and has the potential for precise… more
Abstract:We propose to demonstrate near infrared (NIR) sensor arrays with 10 times lower noise than arrays presently available to improve the sensitivity of current spectroscopy systems. Such an achievement would allow the measurement of new phenomena through Raman spectroscopy and other diagnostic… more
Abstract:The next generation of autonomously guided munition seekers requires the development of LADAR systems capable of detection through obscurants at greater ranges and with greater precision and speed while reducing system cost, weight, and power consumption. Aerius Photonics has developed an advanced… more
Abstract:Nonsteady plume signatures can result from transient engine operating conditions (e.g., start-up, shut-down) or evolutionary vehicle flight conditions (acceleration, ascent). Current standard plume signature codes assume constant engine/flight conditions as for a steady engine burn in a ground… more
Abstract:With improvements in high performance military jet aircraft engines and the increase in complexity of the exhaust systems the noise produced has become problematic. Reducing these noise levels, while maintaining overall system performance, has become the driving issue in new nozzle designs. This… more
Abstract:Reliable, high quality power is one of the most important, yet tactically difficult tools the Marine uses. In many locations, grid reliability and power quality are uncertain, and battery use, where the grid isn't available, is even more challenging. Thus, a solution that provides uninterruptible… more
Abstract:The Air Force has a need to deliver a payload to a specifically identified target location within prescribed accuracy limits. The delivery system must be small, light-weight, and capable of operating effectively at significantly greater distances than existing man-portable systems. AeroVironment… more
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