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High Gain, High Power PCSS with Integrated Monolithic Optical Trigger

Company: Ness Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this proposal is to examine the feasibility of a design for a Photoconductive Semiconductor Switch (PCSS) with an integrated optical trigger that can switch at least 30 kV, 1 kA, 20 ns pulses with jitter<100 ps. The PCSS must be triggered without an external laser and the… more

Novel Approaches to Service Virtualization in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Company: SUNS-Tech Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This project focuses on the design and analysis of a scale-free routing approach for mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) that we call automatic incremental routing (AIR), because routing to any destination is automatic from the routing labels assigned to nodes, and incremental in that each node only… more

Frequency-Agile Heterodyne-Driven MMW Signal Generator

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Conventional generation of a high-quality RF carrier (signal) beyond 50GHz requires high precision cavity engineering that inherently restricts contiguous bandwidth coverage. Worse, even if one were capable of fabricating a set of such stabilized, frequency-dense cavities to mimic discrete 30-120GHz… more

Nonlinear-DSP-Enabled RF-Photonic Link

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Digital equalizers have been the major enablers in RF communications in terms of managing component imperfections and channel impairments. Specifically, the ever increasing processing power of the dedicating computing processors has availed a steady increase in the ability of complex communication… more

High-Efficiency Polarization-Insensitive Diffraction Grating for All-Glass Monolithic SBC Fiber Laser System

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Spectral beam combination (SBC) of fiber lasers is the most practical approach to DEW-class HELs using diode-pumped fiber lasers. Use of conventional diffraction gratings to combine wavelengths is limited in that metal is inherently absorbing. Regardless of the metal layer thickness, optical power… more

Low-Noise, Parametric, Photonic Oscillator in Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) Band

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In contrast to the NIR band, which is supported by an infrastructure of devices developed to serve telecommunication applications, the SWIR band remains out of reach for critical defense applications. While it is relatively simple to construct a low-noise oscillator within the… more

Autonomous Characterization Algorithms for Change Detection and Correlation (ACDC)

Company: ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The modern warfighter requires freedom of action in space for friendly forces, and when necessary, the ability to defeat adversary efforts that interfere or attack US or allied space systems and to negate adversary space capabilities. Freedom of action in space is enabled by Space… more

Integrated Target Characterization Suite Using Multi-Sensor Fusion

Company: ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this effort is to develop and test a multi-sensor data fusion algorithm suite that will fuse information from multiple electro-optic (EO) and radio frequency (RF) sensors to estimate tracked objects physical properties and dynamics for the purpose of aiding in predicting signatures… more

RF/EO Track Correlation and Characterization (RETC2)

Company: ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In order to counter emerging threats from the Middle East and Southeast Asia, the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) is acquiring new sensor (e.g. AN/TPY-2 and PTSS type) and weapon technology (SM-3). As these new technologies are fielded, the BMDS's Command, Control, Battle Management… more

Rad-Hard Sigma-Delta 3-Channel ADC for Fluxgate Magnetometers

Company: Pacific Microchip Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The proposed project aims to develop a multi-channel analog to digital converter (ADC) required for a fluxgate magnetometer (EPD) employed on NASA's planetary exploration missions. The ADC has to feature very high resolution, radiation hardness (tolerance to SEE and TID), low power consumption… more

Low Power Digital Correlator System for PATH Mission

Company: Pacific Microchip Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The NASA's PATH mission employs a synthetic aperture radiometer that produces 768 IF (10MHz - 500MHz) signals. Digitizing the signals results in 1.536Tb/s (1GS/s, 2-bit) data stream. Within the NASA's SBIR contracts NNX12CE50P and NNX13CP01C, Pacific Microchip Corp. has developed a low… more

Advanced Infrared Emitter Array (AIREA)

Company: Ostendo Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Identify approaches to increase spatial resolution of advanced emitter arrays. Provide an analysis of alternatives that evaluates the feasibility of each approach and identifies the best approach to pursue. Provide a system performance prediction for the chosen approach. BENEFIT: … more

Rapid Assembly of Durable Composite Radome Panels and Radome Mounting Interface

Company: Infinite Technologies, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Current Air Force and industry radome designs are time- and resource-exhaustive, and require frequent maintenance and inspection throughout product lifecycle, due to outdated technologies. Typical panels are constructed with one of several joint types mated to the adjoining panel with… more

AquaQuIPS Multi-INT Data Fusion in a Cloud

Company: Jove Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this proposal is to design software for the very successful multi-INT AquaQuIPS (AQ) data fusion processor in a Navy Tactical Cloud (NTC) environment at AQ"s SPAWAR processor location using the new 384 plus node super computer. Tasks proposed are: Base Task 1A: Design and… more

High Speed 3D Data for Configuration Management

Company: Tetravue,inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Nuclear power plant construction and life cycle management requires low cost, 3D information to achieve future construction cost goals. TetraVue is developing a high speed, high resolution 3D video camera that can create engineering models automatically, working like any hand- or shoulder-operated… more

High Temperature Survivability Coating Materials with Innovative Application Processes

Company: MAST Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: NAVAIR SBIR Topic N101-041, Development of High Temperature Survivability Coating Materials with Innovative Application Processes, was initiated to address performance shortfalls in coating systems operating in moderate-high temperature environments. The objective was to develop high temperature… more

Compact, Low Power, and High Speed MEMS Mirror Based Laser Q-Switch

Company: Mirrorcle Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In this Phase II SBIR project, Mirrorcle Technologies Inc. ("MTI") plans to build on the successes of the Phase I effort to develop a MEMS-mirror based Q-switch technology to address one important item in the U.S. Army need for better and less costly laser range-finders. Additional… more

Persistent Anchorless Active Sonar Craft (PAASC)

Company: Liquid Robotics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The Persistent Anchorless Active Sonar Craft (PAASC) system is a unique approach to Naval ASW that achieves 90-day mission endurance carrying a state-of-the-art active sonar (DWADS) in a deep water operating area. The PAASC achieves this unparalleled endurance via an efficient balance between wave-… more

SATCOM Wideband Digital Channelized Receiver System-on-Chip (SoC) with Low-cost Silicon Technology

Company: CreoNex Systems Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Recent demand for broadband satellite communications (SATCOM) has risen sharply for both the defense and commercial sectors. Tactical SATCOM, such as WGS, AEHF, and GBS, require increasingly high capacity to support DoD's C4ISR requirements, while on the other hand, civilian… more

Development of light-weight, low-cost and high specific power organic solar modules with high radiation hardness

Company: Solarmer Energy Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Solar arrays play a key role in the operation of spacecrafts and unmanned aerial vehicles. Traditionally, inorganic semiconductor based solar arrays have been used for space applications because of their highest efficiencies. However, these solar arrays have several major limitations like… more

Automated High-Volume Manufacturing of Modular Photovoltaic Panel Assemblies for Space Solar Arrays

Company: Deployable Space Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS) will focus the proposed SBIR Phase 2 program on the development and demonstration of an automated robotic manufacturing infrastructure designed to mass-produce DSS's Integrated Modular Blanket Assembly (IMBA) common photovoltaic Standard Power Modules… more

Multi-A.U. SOLAROSA Concentrator Solar Array for Space Science Missions

Company: Deployable Space Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), in partnership with MOLLC will focus the proposed NASA Phase 2 effort on the development and demonstration of our innovative Multi-A.U. SOLAROSA technology. SOLAROSA, named for Stretched Optical Lens Architecture on Roll-Out Solar Array, is a new lightweight,… more

Dual-Nozzle gas jets for Laser Plasma Accelerators

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Laser Plasma Accelerators (LPAs) could one day replace larger radio-frequency accelerators in medicine and industry. This proposal aims to deliver a key component of such LPAs: a dual- nozzle, tailored gas jet. Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to develop a dual-nozzle gas jet… more

Dynamic Macroparticle filtering for copper on RF couplers

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Superconducting Radiofrequency Accelerators require a critical component that connects the radiofrequency power supply that is warm, to the accelerator cavity that is very cold. Making this coupler insulating on the outside, so that it blocks heat from going into the cold region while making it… more

Nb-on-Cu cavities for 700-1500 MHz SRF accelerators

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Superconducting Radiofrequency Accelerators consume much less power than room temperature accelerators, so can one day replace larger accelerators that are used in medicine and industry. Breakthroughs are needed: replacement of costly bulk niobium cavities by cheaper copper cavities that have a skin… more