The xTechSearch 1.0 winner Adranos, Inc. was announced at the Association of the U.S. Army’s Global Force Symposium and Exposition in March 2019.
The 12 Small Business finalists who competed in the xTechSearch 1.0 Phase IV Proof-of-Concept Demonstrations are listed below:
|Company Name||Topic||Technology Description|
|High Performance, Clean Solid Rocket Propellant||A cost-effective solid rocket propellant called ALITEC that increases in ballistic missiles range against other propellant-based projectiles by up to 40 percent.|
|Adsorbent-Enabled Portable Medical Gas Supply Systems|
Lightweight and portable oxygen systems for defense systems. Their entry application is an oxygen supply for canine HALO units.
|High Performance Low Cost Titanium for Army Transportation and Weapon Systems|
Hydrogen Sintering and Phase Transformation (HSPT) that produces a Ti-6Al-4V alloy with wrought-like microstructures and mechanical properties, resulting in a near-net-shape (NNS) component fabrication processes for manufacturing structural components at large scale.
|Ultra-Lightweight and Safe Lithium Metal Batteries|
Demonstrated performance and maturity of a battery technology by putting it through an extremely demanding use case. A flying quadcopter requires both exceptional specific energy and power, and a Cuberg-powered quadcopter will not only take off but fly for longer than one powered by the best lithium-ion batteries in the world.
|Automated Full Motion Video to Dynamic 3D Maps for Analytics||Technology that takes the wide variety of video formats and collection methodologies used across the DOD and ensuring that all collections can be fed into the Hivemapper platform for 3D mapping and analytics across mission sets to rapidly answer the questions posed by users around the world.|
|Hyperdyne||Hypernet: A decentralized data platform||Hypernet, a secure code/algorithm deployment platform and a highly scalable parallel programming API based on the principle of distributed average consensus. This platform can be leveraged to deploy ML/AI algorithms to in-network data to extract insights without the need for data centralization.|
|All-Weather, Solid-State LIDAR|
A 3D sensor in that can perform in harsh weather conditions such as rain, snow, and hail. The sensor will significantly enhance autonomous operation of the Army’s combat vehicles, supply vehicles, and other robotic platforms.
|Notch Inc.||Tunable Notch panels and anti-jamming|
A tunable Notch panel and anti-jamming protection.
|Sempulse Triage Solution|
A non-invasive vital signs sensor that adheres to the back of the ear and acquires patients’ 5 major vital signs. This is industry’s first cuff-less tool for measuring blood pressure, pulse oximetry, heart rate, respiratory rate, and core body temperature, plus GPS and a wealth of additional information.
|MF-RAM: Ultra-light, thin, tunable, and broadband magnetic flocked Carbon Fiber composite Radar Absorbing Materials|
A project focused on utilizing an ultralight, thin, nonwoven, high performance, magnetically loaded flocked carbon fiber composite radar absorbing material MF-RAM for electromagnetic signature reduction of soldier operational equipment systems e.g. helmets, armor vest, and asset covers – to provide detection avoidance, tactical concealment, enhanced survivability, and improved soldier protection.
Wildspark Tecnologies, LLC
|Propellerless Vertical Lift|
A concept to enable drones and other small air vehicles to lift off and move without propellers. This eliminates the risk of propeller contact injuries and may have further applications in the emerging air taxi market.
Wiser Systems, Inc.
|Situational Awareness with WISER RRLT|
A system to translate granular local positioning into GPS coordinates, enabling continuous positioning, location, and asset visibility even in occluded environments where GPS would not ordinarily function. This system will support resilient mission command and navigation assurance by giving both remote and onsite commanders real-time visibility of any critical asset.