Abstract:The objective of this SBIR effort is to develop controlled-impedance ground planes with reduced weight and thickness, and apply them antennas capable of operation at frequencies from 30 MHz to 600MHz without significant impact on aerodynamics, and designed to occupy the smallest practical surface… more
Abstract:Objective of the proposed research effort is to design, build and test an experimental AJ antenna for GPS receiver and Iridium transceiver functionality and to develop novel signal processing techniques without compromising the AJ suppression capability of either of the two systems. The AJ antenna… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Research at the intersection of limnology and public health is showing that toxins produced from cyanobacteria act as an environmental trigger for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Additional linkages are being made… more
Abstract:This Phase II proposal is submitted to further develop and Validate materials and process engineering of the space environment stable, multifunctional conductive thermal control material system (TCMS) that can be applied to space hardware and can enables the hardware to carry higher leakage current… more
Abstract:Use of data from multiple sensors provides the opportunity for improved ballistic missile defense search and tracking. Algorithms for combining multi-sensor data are required. Ballistic missile defense sensor data fusion is a challenging problem because of incompatibility in coordinate systems for… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Applied Mind, Inc. (AMI) proposes an effort to design and implement two installations of their Modular Workstation System. The proposed installations will include modular hardware elements and key operational software elements that will include a smart chat application and a one-click… more
Abstract:Middle-wave infrared (MWIR, 3-5¿¿m) photodetectors are of great importance in numerous NASA applications, including thermal remote sensing for carbon-based trace gases (CH4, CO2, and CO), heat capacity mapping for earth resource locating, environment and atmosphere monitoring, and IR spectroscopy.… more
Abstract:Infrared (IR) sensors and focal plane arrays (FPA) play important roles in numerous civilian and defense applications, including night vision, missile defense, target detection, tracking and identification, chemical and biological sensing, environment monitoring, and medical diagnostics. Because of… more
Abstract:We propose to leverage the expertise of Applied Nanotech, Inc. (ANI) in building highly sensitive, selective, portable and versatile GC/DMS instruments, to create a system to uniquely identify a pollen species based on its VOC profile. This project will determine which VOCs shall be collected and… more
Abstract:Applied Nanotech Inc. (ANI) proposes to continue application development of its proprietary thermal management composite, (CarbAl(TM)). CarbAl(TM) is a carbon-aluminum composite with low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), high thermal conductivity, low density and low cost. The Phase I… more
Abstract:Uniquely identifying an individual based on biometric information can currently be performed by using fingerprints, facial images and eye scans. These techniques frequently require the cooperation or at a minimum the acknowledgement from an individual that information is being gathered from them. … more
Abstract:The research objective of the proposed work is to apply the foundational knowledge of ultrasonic bonding, metallic composites, microstructure transformation kinetics and material failure criteria to create a multi-scale simulation model for the optimization of ultrasonic additive manufacturing (UAM)… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Applied Optimization, Inc. (AO) has developed computational process simulation for the prediction of temperature, residual stress, and melt pool control during the material feed DDM processes (e.g. LENSTM and EBFFF). The Phase I work plan is to extend this existing simulation technology… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Applied Optimization, Inc. proposes to develop a prototype hardware and software system for concurrent collection of metric observations and single-point spectral brightness data. The concurrency will be attained by using all but a few percent of the CCD pixel array for metric… more
Abstract:The first objective of this Phase II is to develop and demonstrate thermally controlled direct digital manufacturing (DDM) of Ti-6Al-4V that will have the ability to produce uniform/desired microstructure in a repeatable manner. The proposed method will be designed to provide a quasi steady and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease that causes substantial mortality world-wide. There is great international concern that the Avian Influenza virus H5N1 will acquire the ability to transmit between humans and cause a global catastrophe.… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Tobacco smoke is the primary cause of lung cancer, cardiovascular disease and premature death, with nearly 5 million people dying each year. Treatments that prevent smoking will have a major impact on global health andare attractive products for commercial… more
Abstract:Sonar performance predictions are often unreliable due to the lack of accurate information about the acoustic properties of the ocean around the globe. We propose to demonstrate an environmental estimation technique that uses reverberation from active sonar transmissions to infer environmental… more
Abstract:Applied Physical Sciences Corp. (APS) will develop designs and proof-of-concept devices to demonstrate a marine mammal detection capability for a variant of the AN/SSQ-125 active source sonobuoy. Acoustic transducers, signal processing algorithms, and data interfaces will be developed and tested.… more
Abstract:The Phase II effort consists of a 12-month Base and two 6-month Options. The Base is centered on the design, fabrication, and test of a prototype projector and power electronics. Testing is planned at NUWC Seneca Lake to evaluate the projector"s electro-acoustic performance. The first Option is… more
Abstract:Composite structures are often damaged during manufacturing or in service. Depending on the level of damage, the part will require repair or replacement to make operable and safe for flight. While there are many different types of repair methods, resin injection offers a less intrusive method of… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: A micro-camera composite focal plane array (CFPA) comprised of a primary optic and an array of camera//lens modules with high sensitivity, low noise CMOS image sensors provides a low cost, compact solid-state imaging system for wide area persistent surveillance across a range of lighting… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: A key requirement for a practical/scalable airborne passive radar system using opportunistic ground emitters such as broadcast TV is the ability to effectively isolate the high-powered direct-path signals from much weaker target reflected ones. Previous passive radars rely on array… more
Abstract:Current monostatic radar systems suffer fine tracking and discrimination performance degradation when encountering mainlobe jammers deployed within a reentry complex. As a result our forces may be vulnerable to attack. During Phase I, we have developed distributed aperture techniques for mitigating… more
Abstract:Applied Radar, Inc. is developing the Single Channel Open Source Architecture (SCORE) digital receiver/exciter (DREX) card which represents a revolutionary step leap in SWAP-C reduction. The SCORE card is a 3U OpenVPX card which incorporates a single channel of waveform generation, RF Upconversion,… more
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