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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

Seed-Derived Second Harmonic Source for In-Situ Alignment and Calibration of Trace Gas Measurement Instruments

Company: AdvR, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This SBIR Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of developing a tunable, high-power, narrowband seed laser source integrated with a broadband, waveguide-based second harmonic generation (SHG) module to allow in situ alignment, component testing and calibration across the tuning range of… more

Iodine Stabilized Seed Laser for Space Applications

Company: AdvR, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The overall goal of this SBIR effort is development of a space qualifiable, compact, frequency stabilized seed laser with low SWaP for routine use in NASA LaRC's High Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL) flight-based and future space-based systems. In addition to refining process parameters to… more

Digital Acquisition and Wavelength Control of Seed Laser for Space-Based LIDAR Applications

Company: AdvR, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This SBIR Phase I proposes to establish the feasibility of using a space qualifiable Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) based digital controller to autonomously acquire and wavelength lock a tunable seed laser to a specified atomic or molecular reference. Successful development of this technology… more

Multi-Channel Tunable Source for Atomic Sensors

Company: AdvR, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This Phase I SBIR will establish the feasibility of developing compact, robust, integrated components suitable for atomic interferometry. AdvR's design is enabled by capitalizing on robust, well-commercialized, low-noise telecom components with high reliability and declining costs which will… more

Pulsed Green Laser for Time Resolved Raman Spectroscopy

Company: AdvR, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This SBIR Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of developing a fully packaged, efficient, short pulse, high repetition rate frequency doubled micro-chip laser for use in NASA-JPL's Time Resolved Raman Spectrometer (TRRS) to analyze elemental and mineral compositions in remote… more

Droplet-Sizing Liquid Water Content Sensor

Company: Anasphere, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Icing is one of the most significant hazards to aircraft. A sizing supercooled liquid water content (SSLWC) sonde is being developed to meet a directly related need for in-situ measurements of both total supercooled liquid water content and droplet size distribution. This data will support the… more

AUTOMOMOUS REPORTING AND TRACKING OF PESTICIDE INCIDENTS IN HONEY BEE COLONIES

Company: BEE ALERT TECHNOLOGY, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This project is aimed at helping plant production and protection by providing a means of rapid, autonomous reporting of pesticide incidents impacting honey bee colonies. We propose research leading to the design of an electronic device to monitor bee colonies for exposure to pesticides, specifically… 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

Fast and Accurate Tools for Measuring Fluorescence in Living Cells

Company: MONTANA MOLECULAR LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Specific information about the state of second messengers in drug signaling pathways is key to understanding the mechanism of a drug within the cell. The largest class of drug targets is the G-Protein Coupled Receptor (GPCR) and over 40% of all prescription… 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

Co-axial Microinjection System for Freezing and Biopsy of Early Embryos

Company: GENESEARCH, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The Dracula Pipette is a co-axial embryo microinjection tool, with the injection pipette presented from inside the holding pipette. Double nested tips seal against the surface of the spherical embryo when a vacuum is applied in the space between them. This allows… more

Direct Conversion of Municipal and Agricultural Wastes to Biodiesel and Ethanol Utilizing a Unique Extremophilic Fungus

Company: SUSTAINABLE BIOPRODUCTS LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Sustainable Bioproducts LLC’s proposed research will further develop an efficient, economical and scalable process for conversion of municipal solid wastes and agricultural wastes to biodiesel and ethanol. The technology is based on use of a novel extremophilic fungus, named strain MK7, which… more

SBIR Phase II: Direct Conversion of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks to Lipids and High-Value Products using a Proprietary Microbial Process

Company: SUSTAINABLE BIOPRODUCTS LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project is the sustainable production of high-value lipids (oils, waxes and fatty acids) from abundant and inexpensive feedstocks. The process is based on a unique lipid- accumulating microorganism found in… more

Direct Conversion of Farm Manure to Biodiesel and ethanol Utilizing a Novel Extremophilic Fungus

Company: SUSTAINABLE BIOPRODUCTS LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Agriculture in the United States produces significant quantities of waste manure that can be converted to biofuels. Current technologies to covert manure into fuels are typically limited by poor conversion efficiencies, the requirement for significant and costly inputs and controls to sustain 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.

SBIR Phase II: Bamboo Fiber Processing for Use in Reinforced Composites

Company: Gradient Engineering Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will eliminate remaining barriers to the production of bamboo fibers for use as a reinforcement in polymer composites. The broader impact/commercial potential of this project will be an increased usage of sustainable materials, increased… more