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  • Two-Photon Absorbing Chromophores Patent Portfolio | TechLink
    new applications in photonics and biophotonics The enabling feature is the molecule s ability to absorb two photons at a low frequency energy light source and then emit light at higher frequency For instance near infrared NIR may be upconverted to light in the ultraviolet visible UV vis region via a two photon absorption TPA process The energy difference between the involved lower and upper states of the molecule is equal to the sum of the energies of the two photons US Air Force R D lab researchers have designed and synthesized several two photon absorbers having large cross section values for various nonlinear optical applications These multi branched two photon active TPA active molecules can be used in films and coating using common organic solvents Benefits Increased ease of film fabrication Chromophores can be solution processed into free standing polymer films Functional Polymers can be cast in optically clear films with reasonable mechanical properties Photosensitivity Chromophore s high sensitivity is suited for two photon induced polymerization resins Robust Chromophore s photo and thermal stabilities allow for laser stabilization and calibration The Opportunity Collection of eight 8 patents available as a portfolio Potential for collaboration with lab researchers Additional information

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/two-photon-absorbing-chromophores-patent-portfolio (2016-02-09)
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  • Power Line Camera and Sensor System | TechLink
    Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate has developed and tested a patented technology to mount multi sensor units on power lines The unit attaches externally and draws power inductively from power lines for persistent real time 24 7 operation without duration or power limitations imposed by batteries The base induction power system provides a steady power supply capable of driving a number of digital still and video cameras in visible infrared and other wavelengths along with various acoustic devices and other sensors Additionally the device can transmit data via a variety of methods including cellular telephone networks Safety and security monitoring applications are numerous across multiple industries Examples include monitoring city streets or remote stretches of highway site security wildlife management construction project monitoring and energy infrastructure security Benefits Mobile Autonomous Capable of continuous temporary or permanent operation anywhere there are power lines Broadly Applicable Myriad applications in industries from public safety to security project management and infrastructure monitoring Fast Installations Previous users have installed units in less than 10 minutes Real Time Multi Sensor Versatility Inductive power system provides an inexpensive persistent base that can accommodate multiple sensors and communication techniques in order to meet the particular needs of

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/power-line-camera-and-sensor-system (2016-02-09)
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  • Liquid Roller for Enhanced Acoustic Subsurface Detection and Characterization | TechLink
    Technology The US Army Research Laboratory has developed tested and patented an innovative acoustic device that incorporates acoustic sensors into a fluid or gel filled roller in order to improve performance The liquid roller provides improved impedance by two means 1 Better matching the acoustic impedance of the ground or other target and 2 by conforming to contours to maximize coupling and eliminate losses at the air surface interface The deformable roller can be filled with a variety of liquids gels or slurries in order to best match the target substrate Even though the roller fits to the contour of the surface being monitored the sensor array is held in a fixed geometry to maintain analytic integrity Active and passive sensor systems can be utilized for a variety of underground detection subsurface characterization and structural integrity applications Originally designed to detect tunnels and buried mines the system has potential for characterizing unimproved runways and can also be used horizontally or vertically to locate cracks or other defects in concrete or other structure surfaces Benefits Enhanced Performance Enclosing the sensor array in a liquid roller assembly greatly improves performance through superior acoustic impedance matching gained by contour coupling between the device and the test surface and the elimination of the lossy air surface interface Versatile A variety of active or passive sensors can be incorporated into arrays of varying geometries for point source or line indicator applications use of different liquids gels and slurries in the deformable roller ensures maximal impedance matching Broadly Applicable Useful for construction structural integrity of floors and walls security contraband void detection underground tunnels and for characterizing unimproved runways and roads The Opportunity Issued US Patent 6 536 553 is available for license Potential for collaboration with US Army Research Laboratory researchers Contacts Dr Austin Leach

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/liquid-roller-enhanced-acoustic-subsurface-detection-and-characterization (2016-02-09)
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  • Photonics & Sensors | TechLink
    more about Precise and Portable Antenna Test System PAPATS LTSS 300 Portable Laser Transmitter for Research and Calibration The US Navy seeks a partner to license and commercialize a portable laser lab in a box for research and calibration activities Read more about LTSS 300 Portable Laser Transmitter for Research and Calibration Electromagnetic Signal Source Locator The US Naval seeks a partner to license and commercialize a portable system to pinpoint the source of radio cell phone and other electromagnetic signals Read more about Electromagnetic Signal Source Locator Super Directional Array Gratings for Acoustic Sensors The US Navy seeks a partner to license and commercialize a patent pending technology to greatly enhance the directivity index of arrays Read more about Super Directional Array Gratings for Acoustic Sensors Innovative Beam Design for Fiber Laser Accelerometer Vector Pressure Sensors The US Navy seeks a partner to license and commercialize a patented high sensitivity small fiber laser accelerometer vector sensor featuring an innovative lever arm beam design Read more about Innovative Beam Design for Fiber Laser Accelerometer Vector Pressure Sensors Variable Intensity LED Bulb The US Navy seeks a partner to license and commercialize a dimmable extremely long lasting and highly energy efficient LED bulb Read more about Variable Intensity LED Bulb Laser Trace Vaporization for Enhanced Chemical Detection The US Naval Research Laboratory has developed a system to enhance the detection of trace amounts of explosives drugs and other chemicals Read more about Laser Trace Vaporization for Enhanced Chemical Detection Generation of Biomaterial Microarrays by Laser Transfer Biological Laser Printing BioLP TM The Naval Research Laboratory NRL seeks to commercialize through patent licensing a method for rapidly depositing patterns of active biomolecules and living cells utilizing a focused laser pulse onto various surfaces that could be used for example to fabricate protein

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/categories/photonics-sensors?page=1 (2016-02-09)
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  • Photonics & Sensors | TechLink
    for estimating surface reflectance in remote sensing imagery collected under less than ideal conditions Read more about SPIRE Surface Prior Information Reflectance Estimation Atmospheric Correction Algorithms AutoSurvey TM Software System The US Navy seeks to commercialize through patent licensing an easy to implement real time adaptive software system for the collection of swath type data that minimizes survey time while maintaining data quality and ensuring the desired coverage AutoSurvey is applicable to all swath type surveying systems with fixed angular footprints and where the quality of the swath edge data can be monitored by real time sensors Read more about AutoSurvey TM Software System Improved Tissue Sections for Light and Electron Microscopy The US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense USAMRICD seeks to commercialize through patent licensing an improved method for preparing the same frozen tissue sample for both light and electron microscopy Read more about Improved Tissue Sections for Light and Electron Microscopy TMax Electromagnetic Solver Efficient fast robust highly accurate software tool to model electromagnetic EM radiators and EM target interaction using standard CAD input Read more about TMax Electromagnetic Solver Simple Accurate Method for Contact Angle Measurement The US Air Force seeks to commercialize through licensing an easy to implement robust and accurate method for contact angle measurement the Transition Angle Method TAM TAM is applicable to both wetting and non wetting liquids in static and dynamic situations Read more about Simple Accurate Method for Contact Angle Measurement Silicon Carbide Gate Turn Off Thyristor The US Army Research Laboratory Adelphi seeks licensees to commercialize an improved SiC GTO Thyristor design Read more about Silicon Carbide Gate Turn Off Thyristor Hybrid Lidar Radar for Medical Diagnostics The US Naval Air Warfare Center seeks a partner to license and commercialize a medical imaging technology that provides high resolution

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/categories/photonics-sensors?page=2 (2016-02-09)
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  • Photonics & Sensors | TechLink
    a patent pending technology to properly torque small connections in tight spaces Read more about Crowfoot Torque Wrench Adapter for Tight Spaces Field Programmable Multi Light The United States Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division seeks industry partners to license and commercialize the Field Programmable Multi Light Read more about Field Programmable Multi Light Decrease Lifetime Costs Utilizing Failure Analysis of Microwave Tubes The US Navy seeks industry partners to license and commercialize an exemplary acoustic emission technique for monitoring and evaluating electromagnetic radiating devices Applicable EM radiating devices include traveling wave tubes cross field amplifiers magnetrons klystrons and solid state devices Read more about Decrease Lifetime Costs Utilizing Failure Analysis of Microwave Tubes High Density Pedestal Clamps The US Air Force seeks industry partners to license and commercialize innovative high density pedestal clamps optimized for use on optics tables where physical real estate limitations require a high density configuration Read more about High Density Pedestal Clamps Carbon Dioxide Scrubber Gauge A simple and accurate way to measure the actual remaining life of a carbon dioxide scrubber in a rebreather unit Read more about Carbon Dioxide Scrubber Gauge Intense Pulsed Active Interrogation System for Detection of Special Nuclear Materials The

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/categories/photonics-sensors?page=3 (2016-02-09)
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  • Natural Language Processing Text Summarization Software | TechLink
    a user to program the summarization rules into the software to make the summarizer specific to an application domain This process is time consuming error prone burdensome and requires a proficiency in knowledge based programming Furthermore traditional text summarizers do not offer the flexibility to adapt to the writing style of particular individuals Image Right SSC Pacific s machine learning algorithm can automate data entry replacing manual input in document management systems The Technology Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific SSC Pacific in San Diego has developed an advanced algorithm that can automatically learn summarization rules based on user input and implement the summarization rules without user programming The Navy algorithm generates text summarization rules in real time It then anticipates the user s data entry and completes sentences and phrases when it recognizes a pattern This results in lower cycle time and higher enterprise quality which enables core processes to operate at higher productivity Benefits Reduce Costs The machine learning algorithm facilitates data entry and reduces transcription costs Improve Quality The software automatically summarizes text in real time based on previous usage patterns one of the best opportunities to improve data quality Improve Productivity Speed up data entry

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/textsummarizer (2016-02-09)
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  • Whiddler Anti-Malware Scanner Software | TechLink
    thus enabling it to detect previously unknown unidentified malware Image Right The US Air Force has developed Whiddler above to detect previously unknown unidentified malicious files by employing an advanced statistical analysis of more than 100 file elements known as observables The Technology Whiddler is a multi threaded multi process cluster capable software scanning application tool that performs static analysis on files After completing observations of the file the software calculates the probability that the file is malicious or not malicious The threshold level can be adjusted by the user The current version v3 2 utilizes Bayes Theorem to determine the overall statistical probability that the file is a threat The next version of the software v4 0 will incorporate additional calculation methodologies into the Whiddler software to further enhance capabilities The Air Force s software runs on 32 64 Windows and Linux systems Benefits Whiddler is highly accurate in evaluating EXE and DLL files The software currently operates with less accuracy on other file types however new functionality is planned for v4 0 including new file types real time assessments and enhanced network sniffing capabilities Zero Day Capable Whiddler does not require signatures of malicious files so it can identify previously unknown malicious files Military Grade The United States Air Force and the National Security Agency both employ Whiddler to guard against new malicious file threats Extensive On Going Development Research and development of Whiddler has been ongoing through three major release versions with v4 0 planning for release this calendar year The Opportunity Software code and pending US patent application available for license Potential for collaboration with US Air Force 90th Information Operations Squadron researchers to further develop the software for civilian and additional governmental applications Contacts Sean Patten CLP Senior Technology Manager Leader for Software Licensing Montana

    Original URL path: http://techlinkcenter.org/summaries/whiddler-anti-malware-scanner-software-0 (2016-02-09)
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