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Frequency Agile Millimeter Wave (MMW) Signal Generator

Company: Phase Sensitive Innovations Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: PSI will leverage our extensive experience and unique capabilities in MMW photonics to design a compact, lightweight, frequency-agile MMW source combining wide, continuous, rapid tunability with superb phase noise and moderate output power. Such a source will have extensive commercial applications… more

Dynamic Frequency Passiv Millemeter-Wave Radiometer Based on Optical Up-Conversion

Company: Phase Sensitive Innovations Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: In the proposed effort, we will leverage this extensive experience and capabilities to realize a frequency agile mmW radiometer that can cover the range of DC-110 GHz and can be scaled to DC-200 GHz under Phase II. Ours is a photonic system that multiplies and up-coverts a low-frequency reference… more

Packaging High Power Photodetectors for 100 MHz to 100 GHz RF Photonic Applications

Company: Phase Sensitive Innovations Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In this SBIR effort we will develop a packaging process and demonstrate (Phase I) a prototype of high power Photodiode (PD) that has a normal incident, pigtailed fiber input and a coaxial RF output that operates from DC to>60GHz. We will apply and extend (Phase II) the aforementioned… more

A Compact and portable laser Ultrasound Visualization Tool for Non-destructive Evaluation of Nuclear Reactor Components

Company: AlphaSense, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: To ensure safe and reliable power production by nuclear power plants, a wide variety of materials and components need to undergo inspections and maintenances at pre-determined intervals. Condition based maintenance is highly desirable because it can potentially avoid unnecessarily costly maintenance… more

A Novel, Low Cost and Handheld Microwave Sensor for the Detection and Evaluation of Incipient Composite Heat Damage

Company: AlphaSense, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. details the development of a novel, low cost and handheld microwave sensor for the detection and evaluation of incipient composite heat damage. The merits of the proposed sensor and its advantages over other techniques are listed below: a) Compact, handheld and low… more

Thin Diamond Time-of-Flight Detectors

Company: Applied Diamond, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Rare isotope facilities serve a critical need for a rapidly expanding area of nuclear physics research. Existing rare isotope facilities already provide enough intensity that conventional detector systems have trouble with counting rates while future rare isotope facilities, like the Facility for… more

Membrane Facilitated Dimethyl Carbonate Production from Carbon Dioxide

Company: Compact Membrane Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Dimethyl carbonate (DMC) is a high value organic chemical with many potentially important applications. DMC can be made from CO2 directly or indirectly. With the development of CO2 capture and sequestration technology, huge amounts of low cost CO2 will be available as a feed stock. The conversion… more

Enhanced Monomer (Isosorbide) Synthesis from Biomass (cellulose) Source

Company: Compact Membrane Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Monomers and other chemical intermediates are typically obtained from non-renewable resources, specifically petroleum. Renewable resources, such as plant derived biomass, may become a significant source of these critical materials but new technology is required for their safe and efficient… more

Enhanced Processing of Green Solvents

Company: Compact Membrane Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Solvents are a valuable processing tool in the chemical and related industries. Solvent are used to enhance mass transfer, heat transfer and in most cases are a processing aid and eventually are not used in the final product but to enhance the fabrication of the final product. While solvents are… more

Novel Membrane Systems for Olefin/Paraffin Separation

Company: Compact Membrane Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Ethylene and propylene are the primary feedstocks for the manufacture of polyethylene and polypropylene, respectively. These olefins represent a major component of the polymer manufacturing cost. Consequently, there is significant economic benefit in minimizing losses of unreacted olefin from the… more

Unified, Cross-Platform, Open-Source Library Package for High-Performance Computing

Company: EM Photonics, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Changing technologies in the high-performance computing (HPC) space lead to the creation of new tools and libraries to support each emerging paradigm. Many of these are designed only for specific configurations or for use in certain cases, which makes it difficult for a programmer to know which tool… more

Intuitive Open Platform Usage of ASCR Resources in NumPy

Company: EM Photonics, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program from the Department of Energy (DOE) has over the years sponsored the development of many important codes, such as Lattice QCD, Trilinos, PETSc, and Paraview, some of which are libraries. The use libraries in their code allows scientists to… more

A New Standard for Power-Aware Programming

Company: EM Photonics, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: New enhancements to mobile computers including smaller sensors, displays and powerful processors have made them much more attractive for the battlefield, not only as wearable systems for soldiers, but also unattended ground sensors a warfighter can leave behind for situational awareness.… more

Satellite Optical Backplane

Company: EM Photonics, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: there is a clear need for a radically new interconnect architecture that minimizes the routing delay through the backplane to enable increased performance, reduced costs, and faster time to market. To this end, we propose the development of a space compatible optically interconnected… more

Incorporating Physiological Measurements in Enlisted Classification and Officer Career Path Aptitude Assessments

Company: QUANTUM LEAP INNOVATIONS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: In Phase I we have developed an integrated software and hardware solution to identify personnel who have a natural aptitude for a cognitive skill. The goal of Phase II is to develop a screening tool by expanding previous multi-dimensional approach developed in Phase I and predict vigilance skill… more

Development of advanced soft magnetic nancomposite materials with low loss

Company: Spectrum Magnetics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This SBIR Phase I proposal is aimed to develop advanced soft magnetic nanocomposite materials with low loss, high flux density, and capability to operate at high frequency ranges (100kHz-10MHz). With Spectrum Magnetics & apos; proprietary technique, we will develop magnetic flake materials with… more

Advanced Separation Technologies for Extraction of Rare Earth Elements (REE)

Company: Spectrum Magnetics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The proposed SBIR Phase I program is to develop a novel nanobulb flotation method with high efficiency and rare earth mineral recovery rate comparing to conventional methods. Significant efforts will focus on the studies of fundamental surface chemistry o

Narrowband Perfect Absorber using Metamaterials

Company: Lumilant, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Current bolometers are broadband detectors and tend to absorb broad IR spectrum for thermal imaging. A key issue with these systems is the lack of sensitivity of the sensors in target detection due to blackbody radiation limit. As a result, one of the many important applications such as low… more

Advanced Spectrally Selective Materials for Obscurant Applications

Company: Lumilant, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: As infrared (IR) electo-optical sensors improve in both availability and quality a strong need exists to have comparable improvements in the performance of military obscurants within the IR band. Conventional approaches for creating effective IR obscurants have relied primarily on shaped metal… more

ISS Additive Manufacturing Facility for On-Demand Fabrication in Space

Company: Made in Space, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Made in Space has completed a preliminary design review of the Additive Manufacturing Facility. During the first half of Phase 1, the design went through conceptual development, simulation testing, cost analysis, and comparison testing of which off-the-shelf parts can be used. The deliverables for… more

Advanced Hybrid Water-Heater using ECC

Company: Xergy Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This proposal is based on a transformational and disruptive technology of utilizing electrochemical compression to operate heat pump cycles. Xergy Inc. has exhibited a demonstration unit of its Kuel-cell device, and engaged in thermodynamic simulations utilizing water as the working fluid in order… more

SBIR Phase II: Batch Wafer-Scale Fabrication of Improved Probe Tips for Scanned Probe Microscopy

Company: Tiptek, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will perfect a proprietary batch-scale processing technique for fabricating ultrahard and ultrasharp atomic force microscopy (AFM) tips. The new process involves two steps. First, chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is used to coat the tips… more

Advanced Long-Range Video Capabilities Using Speckle Imaging Techniques

Company: EM Photonics Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Flight-testing is a crucial component in NASA's mission to research and develop new aeronautical concepts because it allows for verification of simulated and wind-tunnel experiments and exposes previously unforeseen design problems. Video is an invaluable tool for flight-testing, allowing the… more

"Night Glow"Short Wave Infrared LED (NSLED) Image Projector Development

Company: Chip Design Systems LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This project aims to develop a Short Wave Infrared band image projector to provide real time detector stimulation with high dynamic range. Our emitter technology is based on GaInAsSb quaternary semiconductor LED arrays hybridized to CMOS read-in integrated circuits. This project leverages… more

Silicon Receiver for Millimeter Wave Distributed Aperture Imager with Optical Upconversion

Company: Phase Sensitive Innovations Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: In this SBIR effort we will design (Phase I) and demonstrate (Phase II) an integrated silicon electronic-photonic upconversion receiver that when used with our photonic backend will allow for a highly sensitive, real-time, and economical millimeter wave (mmW) imaging system. The development of this… more