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Development of Large-Aperture Periodically Poled Magnesium Oxide-doped Lithium Niobate

Company: AdvR Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA) with periodically-poled nonlinear crystals is a key technology in the development of accelerator laser systems because such systems enable broadband amplification of high-energy laser pulses over a wide range of different pulse wavelengths. To… more

Optical Waveguide Cross-Correlator for Attosecond Timing Synchronization

Company: AdvR Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This Phase I SBIR/STTR will establish the feasibility of developing a precision balanced optical cross-correlator using engineered nonlinear optical waveguides. The proposed device will be important for future advances at large scale accelerator facilities by providing a means to achieve long-term… more

High Fidelity Heralded On Demand Single Photon Source

Company: AdvR Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: To provide reliably secure communications, development of practical quantum optical devices for ground-to-space quantum key distribution is a necessity. The overall goal of this Air Force effort is to develop and deliver a single photon source based on heralding to indicate when a photon… more

Dual-Mode Continuous-Wave Ladar and Optical Communications System

Company: Bridger Photonics, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Because the data products generated by modern imaging ladar systems are inherently large in information content, there is currently a severe bottleneck in the communications of these products to end users, particularly when full-waveform recovery is desired. During the Phase I effort, Bridger… more

Lidar-based high resolution 3D imager and remote gas sensor: a new paradigm for terrestrial environmental monitoring

Company: Bridger Photonics, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Predictive modeling and understanding of the response and resilience of the terrestrial environment to both climate change and human intervention is critical for sustainable management of natural resources. However, measurement and modeling of terrestrial environments is challenging due to the… more

Tomographic Coherent Ladar Based Atmospheric Turbulence Profile Characterization System

Company: Bridger Photonics, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I project will investigate, develop, and determine the feasibility of using a coherent FMCW ladar measurement system and tomographic methods to provide characterization of atmospheric turbulence profiles. By coherently tracking a small… more

APERTURE SYNTHESIS ENABLED BY FAST FOCAL PLANE ARRAYS

Company: Bridger Photonics, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: There is a critical need for optical imagers that can achieve both extremely high resolution and a compact form factor for rapid and accurate target identification and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance from airborne platforms. Under this effort, Bridger Photonics Inc. proposes… more

Portable SPR Imaging Biosensor for Pathogen Detection

Company: Resodyn Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Many of the currently available options for food safety testing are expensive, slow, or limited in the range of threats that can be detected. Sending samples back to testing facilities in the United States is too slow and cumbersome to effectively respond to immediate food safety issues. SPR… more

Validation Device for Cold Expanded Holes

Company: Resodyn Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Resodyn Corporation proposes to develop a portable, cost effective, near-surface residual stress measuring tools based on electromagnetic principles. Resodyn Corporation has patented technology developed for validating cold expanded button head rivet holes.The first application in Phase… more

The Most Efficient (TME) Cold Chain Container for Blood

Company: Resodyn Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Resodyn Corporation proposes to develop a novel cold chain system with a Lifetime Warranty (20+ years) for the vacuum container. The container is composed of a passive energy efficient system for transporting blood and pharmaceuticals in hostile environments for up to three days. Capacity is four… more

Application of Phase Noise Discrimination to Electronic Warfare (EW)

Company: S2 Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: We proposed to analyze and demonstrate phase noise detection of emitters across a wide bandwidth>20 GHz with a novel RF sensor, and to identify and develop a set of approaches to make passive measurements of the signatures and phase noise of non-cooperative antenna platform systems, utilizing the… more

Using Biomineralization Sealing for Leakage Mitigation in Shale during CO2 Sequestration

Company: Montana Emergent Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Leaky wells are a problem in the oil & amp; gas as well as the geologic carbon sequestration industry. We are developing biologically produced minerals (biocement) to seal potential leakage pathways to ensure environmentally friendly production and storage operations.

The Selective Control of Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.) with Low-Cost Application of a Naturally Occurring Phytotoxic Element

Company: BLUE MOON BULBS LLP Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Westscape Nursery proposes a Phase I project to establish a solution to the problem of rapid cheatgrass infestation in the western U.S. Preliminary studies have shown the ability of a naturally occurring elemental compound used in precise formulation to totally suppress and selectively control… more

Atmospheric Characterization for Directed Energy Applications

Company: Anasphere, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Atmospheric refractive index fluctuations directly impact the propagation of laser beams through the atmosphere. A key parameter of interest to be directly acquired or derived from atmospheric measurements is the refractive index structure parameter CN2. Atmospheric refractive index, and therefore… more

Droplet-Sizing Liquid Water Content Sensor

Company: Anasphere, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Icing is a significant aviation hazard, and icing conditions continue to be difficult to precisely forecast or locate in real time. An in-situ sensor, which can be flown coupled with a radiosonde, is needed which can both measure supercooled liquid water content in clouds as well as characterize… more

Dual-Mode Continuous-Wave Ladar and Optical Communications System

Company: Bridger Photonics, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Because the data products generated by modern imaging ladar systems are inherently large in information content, there is currently a severe bottleneck in the communications of these products to end users, particularly when full-waveform recovery is desired. Bridger Photonics Inc. proposes to… more

Compact, Rugged and Low-Cost Atmospheric Ozone DIAL Transmitter

Company: Bridger Photonics, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Bridger Photonics Inc. (Bridger) proposes to develop the most compact, efficient and low-cost ultra-violet ozone differential absorption lidar (DIAL) transmitter available. This system will use a frequency-doubled, conductively-cooled, q-switched Nd:YAG laser to pump a combination optical… more

Multi-Function Mid-wave/Long Wave Infrared Laser

Company: Bridger Photonics, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: To address the Navy's needs for a multi-band, pulsed, high average power transmitter for IRCM applications, Bridger Photonics, Inc., in collaboration with NP Photonics proposes a novel solution for nonlinear frequency conversion of a unique 2.0 micron Thulium fiber laser that will achieve the… more

DYNAMICALLY PROGRAMMABLE AND ADAPTIVE MULTI-BAND COMPRESSIVE IMAGING SYSTEM

Company: Bridger Photonics, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Bridger Photonics, Inc. and the University of Arizona have successfully demonstrated a Phase I dynamically programmable multi-band compressive imaging system. The team demonstrated three key technical concepts that prove the feasibility of this powerful technology: 1. Advanced algorithms were used… more

Rapid and Precise Metrology for Advanced Optical Components

Company: Bridger Photonics, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Under this proposed SBIR effort, Bridger Photonics, Inc. (Bridger) will advance its industry-leading length metrology capabilities to reach sub-10-nanometer precision,>40 Hz update rate,>10 cm measurement range, and sufficient sensitivity to enable measurement of high reflection angles (>5… more

SBIR Phase I: New Fluorescent Biosensors for Signaling in Living Cells

Company: Montana Molecular LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will establish the feasibility of developing a genetically-encoded biosensor to monitor levels of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP), an important second messenger component of drug signaling pathways. Unlike existing FRET-based… more

The Most Efficient (TME) Cold Chain Container for Blood

Company: Resodyn Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Resodyn Corporation proposes to develop a novel cold chain system with a Lifetime Warranty for the vacuum container. The container composes a passive energy efficient system for transporting blood and pharmaceuticals in hostile environments for up to three days. Capacity is four 500 ml liter blood… more

Next Generation Boat Hull Impact and Abrasion Proofing

Company: Resodyn Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Resodyn Corporation proposes to develop a single tough thermoplastic polymer coating material and system solution for aluminum and composite boat hulls. The coating functions as an adhesive for attaching doubler plates. It encapsulates and prevents water from corroding metal substrates plus it is… more

Abrasion and Impact Resistant Hydrophobic Thermoplastic Coatings for Aircraft Landing Skis/Skids

Company: Resodyn Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Resodyn Corporations proposed Functionalized Polyethylene (FPE) copolymer thermoplastic coating will overcome the shortcomings of the current ski coating. The FPE will provide the long-lasting, low friction, impact-resistant, abrasion resistant and hydrophobic properties required and… more

An Advanced NDE Approach to Determine the Adhesive Bond Strength

Company: Resodyn Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Bonded composite materials offer considerable opportunity to reduce manufacturing cost, improve structural performance, and improve fuel efficiency of aircraft. However, bonded composite aircraft structures continue to be a challenge to manufacture due to the certification requirement to determine… more