Abstract:Electrically driven High Energy Lasers (HELs) can perform target detection and illumination, missile defense, aircraft and area self-protection, and missions requiring precision engagement and/or graduated force/lethality. These lasers must provide at least 10 to 100 kW of output power with… more
Abstract:Electron accelerators are used to expand our knowledge of nuclear physics and basic materials science; for high performance synchrotron radiation sources used in physics, chemistry, and semiconductor development; and in specialized radiation sources at the forefront of medicine. To achieve the best… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Neural prosthetic devices are artificial extensions to the body that restore or supplement nervous system function that was lost during disease or injury. Particular success has been realized in the cochlear prostheses
development. In contemporary cochlear… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This STTR proposal to the National Institute on Aging (NIA) requests funding to expand the capabilities of the Medicare Research Information Center (MedRIC) recently established by Acumen LLC with earlier support from N
IA. The purpose of MedRIC is to facilitate… more
Abstract:Many military missions involve the use of equipment that requires small batteries for power where AC grid power is unavailable. Also, there is a need for a high quality power output device that conditions a power input to make it suitable to power sensitive communications equipment. The weight of… more
Abstract:Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are one of the most efficient and cleanest power generating systems being developed. A key component is the cathode air heat exchanger, or recuperator, which ensures that the cathode air, and thereby the cells, are at sufficient temperature to permit ion mobility ¿… more
Abstract:We propose to develop innovative nonlinear adaptive filtering techniques to simultaneously mitigate the effects of narrowband interference and multipath distortion for the 25 KHz Continuous Phase Modulation (CPM) MIL-STD-188-181B waveform for submarine communications and other DoD applications. Our… more
Abstract:Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are one of the most valuable emerging technologies used to improve the survivability and lethality of our Armed Forces. Current advances in the alternative energy industry have created interest in integrating new technologies into small UAVs. This integration would… more
Abstract:Low temperature (550 C) SOFC will be developed and characterized with a combination of impedance spectroscopy and high resolution microscopy (FIB, SEM, TEM, XEDS, EELS, SAED, CBED methods). Initial focus will be on a low temperature samarium doped ceria electrolyte and low temperature cathodes to… more
Abstract:Damage sustained on board a US Naval vessel is a serious situation. Rapid situational assessment of a damaged compartment by a rugged, hand-deployed, situational sensor would be advantageous in coordinating a response, mitigating additional damage to the ship and crew, and preserving the ship's… more
Abstract:Environmental adaptation is critical to the success of vital ASW missions. Environmental adaptation is particularly important for confident and effective multi-static active ASW in challenging littoral waters characterized by a high degree of uncertainty and variability. Acoustic sources are… more
Abstract:Marine mammals are often found in areas where US Navy ASW test operations are carried out. Several events have raised levels of concern that sonar emission could be causing deleterious impacts on marine mammals. For instance, in March of 2000, a mass stranding of beaked whales [NOAA report Dec 20,… more
Abstract:UUVs will perform important, force multiplying missions such as intelligence, surveillance, mine countermeasures, tactical oceanography, navigation and anti-submarine warfare. The missions they perform will be autonomous, low risk, and have low observability which will reduce risk to our forces. It… more
Abstract:This Phase 2 project will develop and integrate intelligent controller technology into the Navy's Undersea Warfare-Decision Support System (USW-DSS). Technologies to be developed include (1) XMAP cross-platform sensor data fusion, (2) XMAP contact state estimation, and (3) common tactical picture… more
Abstract:Improved understanding of mechanisms controlling bone conduction (BC) sound transmission, especially with respect to acoustic excitation, is urgently needed in order to develop more effective hearing protection in extremely high noise fields. The Phase I research program made great progress toward… more
Abstract:Through earlier SBIR programs, as well as the exercising of a number of enhancements and options, ATI has been able to leverage development funds to the point of preparing three classes of product, designed for the Navy flight deck noise environments, for transition to the fleet. The product… more
Abstract:Light weight, low cost structures is the direction that many aerospace companies are working toward. Our objective in this Phase I program is to demonstrate our low cost effective manufacturing methods with thermoplastic composites while maintaining structural integrity. A continuous graphite… more
Abstract:In previous research, a specialty solid-state lighting (SSL) device had been developed. A doped Polymer Light-Emitting Diode (POLED) device structure is used, which enables devices to be printed with low capital equipment and operating costs. Although the devices are efficient, thin, flexible, and… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase-II project will analyze the limiting factors in performance and commercialization obtained through printed polymer organic light emitting diode (P-OLED) research and development as well as customer engagement. Utilizing this basis, a set of… more
Abstract:The accurate detection of neutrons can make invaluable contributions to the physical, chemical, and biological sciences, and the DoE operates neutron user facilities to support these endeavors. This project will build a compound refractive prism (CRP) that refracts and spatially separates neutrons… more
Abstract:There are no long-lived gamma-ray calibration sources with energies above 3.5 MeV, which is an impediment to the calibration of high-purity-germanium (HPGe) and scintillation detectors used in cutting edge experiments in nuclear physics, astrophysics, and homeland security. In addition, there are… more
Abstract:A detection system will be fabricated, and tested to demonstrate the detection of vehicle-borne or buried explosives at distances greater of 1 meter or more. The system is comprised of a high-intensity fast-neutron source and an array of gamma-ray detectors that are material specific. The fast… more
Abstract:A pulsed neutron generator is proposed for the detection of special nuclear material. A recently developed RF-excited plasma neutron generator will be pulsed to produce the activating neutrons whose pulse length is 100 microseconds with a fall time of less than 1 microsecond. High pulse repetition… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II research project will develop a fast-neutron imaging detector capable of high resolution and efficiency. Traditionally, fast neutron detection has required a thick, low resolution scintillator material. The proposed research will instead use… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Selective antagonists of A2A adenosine receptors (A2AR) are thought to have potential for the treatment of addictive disorders, including cocaine addiction. This proposal is a phase I STTR to investigate proprietary nov
el, potent, selective and bioavailable A2AR… more
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