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Durable, Low Friction Coating for Variable Speed Refueling Drogue (VSRD)

Company: Texas High Energy Materials Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … burdens to perform aerial refueling exercises and missions. We propose an advanced lubricant technology that, in its first-generation form, exhibited full compliance to MIL-L-23398 performance specifications, and has been fully characterized using sophisticated optical, FTIR,… more

High-Power, Continuous-Wave 3.0- to 3.5-Micron Emitting Quantum Cascade Semiconductor Laser

Company: Intraband LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … active-region design compared with conventional approaches which employ InP substrates. Advanced conduction-band-engineered QC lasers will be used, since they allow virtual suppression of carrier leakage out of the devices active regions, resulting in electro-optical… more

Frequency-Agile Heterodyne-Driven MMW Signal Generator

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … to mimic discrete 30-120GHz band coverage, the absence of wideband electrical gain in this range would invalidate such an approach. Recognizing this basic limitation, the proposed work will generate a high-quality tunable signal by heterodyning phase-correlated optical tones… more

Advanced Membrane Technology for Helium Recovery

Company: Helios-NRG, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …o recover helium from vast natural gas reservoirs containing concentrations too low for current economic recovery. This program thus promotes the Department of Energy interest in promoting innovative technology and ensures future helium supply for key public uses such as … more

Engineering Software for the Evaluation of Unsteady Loading on Store Trajectories

Company: Kord Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …will be developed to run each trajectory on separate processors on DOD HPC resources and produce trajectory statistics, plots and animations from these runs BENEFIT: The schemes and software developed in this effort has applications to a variety of fields including aero-optics… more

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

Company: Phase Sensitive Innovations Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …, this limits the flexibility of the system and finding components that can operate at these higher frequencies is challenging. The approach is taken by Phase Sensitive Innovations involves conversion of the collected radio frequency signals to optical frequencies,… more

Anti-reflective Coating for High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Company: Raydex Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … technology include achieving record-level solar cell efficiency directly beneficial to satellite and space missions as well as contributing to our green energy initiative and our energy independence. Additionally, these coatings can be applied to numerous optical windows… more

An additive manufacturing technology for the fabrication and characterization of nuclear reactor fuel

Company: Free Form Fibers Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … inviting (1) new innovative LWR fuel concepts with a focus on improved performance under accident scenarios and (2) advanced automated, accurate, continuous vs. batch mode process techniques to improve TRISO particle fuel and compacts. In this proposal, Free Form Fibers seeks… more

Infrared-Transparent Electromagnetic Shield

Company: Acree Technologies Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …to develop an advanced Transparent Conductive Oxide (TCO) coating and protective hardcoating for use on the dome of passive infrared (IR) guided missiles. The coatings will be deposited using innovative energetic deposition techniques producing films of high optical and… more

Diamond membrane-based X-ray optics: Fresnel zone plates, beam stops, and grids

Company: Advanced Diamond TechNologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The continuous push towards higher photon energies and higher imaging resolution has brought current state- of-theart X-ray focusing zone plates to a limit of 20 nm resolution at & lt;10 keV photon energies. Zone plates for focusing with same or better resolution at energies up to 25 keV are… more

Beaconless Dual-Mode Wavefront Sensor (BlessWFS)

Company: Advanced Systems & Technologies, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force needs a mission critical, high-performance electro-optical system capable of active or passive detection and characterization of a wavefront backscattered by an object of interest. In the AS & T novel concept proposed in the response to the Air… more

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… more

Optical Waveguide Cross-Correlator for Attosecond Timing Synchronization

Company: AdvR Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …ed 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 sub- femtosecond timing and synchronization of all of a facilitys optical and RF sub-systems over fiber … more

High Fidelity Heralded On Demand Single Photon Source

Company: AdvR Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … has the ability to detect interception of the key, has greater reliability and operating costs, and is automatic and instantaneous. For long distance quantum communication to be practical, space-to-ground links are a necessity due to the current limitations of optical … more

Comprehensive, Time-Resolved Molecular Speciation of Gaseous and Particulate Organic Constituents in the Atmosphere

Company: Aerosol Dynamics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …c processes, this in-situ instrument could (1) provide insights into atmospheric toxins affecting human health, (2) identify contributions to urban pollution from different combustion fuel types, and (3) yield information on compounds that affect the hygroscopicity and … more

Intracellular Detection of Small Molecules in Live Cells

Company: Agave BioSystems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … a fluorogenic nanoparticle sensor that can be imbedded into the dermal layer of military personnel as a tattoo. This tattoo would have the unique characteristic of becoming fluorescent upon exposure to low levels of organophosphate CWAs. A small, hand-held optical sensor… more

Fiber based seed laser for ultrafast CO2 laser systems

Company: Agiltron Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: A fiber based high performance 10-micron femtosecond seed laser is an ideal front end of ultrafast CO2 laser systems, which requires a near IR mode-locked fiber laser and a high energy pulsed pump fiber laser synchronized with the mode-locked fiber laser for frequency conversion… more

Durable Superhydrophobic Anti-icing Nanocomposite Coatings

Company: Agiltron Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …hobic surfaces that are also transparent (>%80) in visible spectrum for superstructures of surface ships in Arctic and cold region operation. Leveraging Agiltron"s previous experiences in mechanically durable superhydrophibic nanocomposite coatings and optically… more

Supperlattice Doped APDs for Improved UV Sensitivity in Scintillator Calorimetry

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … scintillators, would directly benefit from advances in the proposed technology. Likewise, hand held instruments and vehicle portals used for monitoring nuclear material movement using UV emitting scintillation crystals would benefit as well. Ultraviolet and optical astronomy… more

Solid-State Neutron Detectors with Integrated Electronics for Nuclear Physics

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …to solid state detectors. We will optimize the light collection and determine the useful energy range while choosing the appropriate level of electronics integration to make a useful module. The proposed effort combines RMDs plastic scintillators with its solid-state optical… more

High Efficiency and Bright Neutron Converter Screens

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …upon a new scintillator material that has high light output. The material(s) are Gd-based garnets that are formed through ceramic processing. RMD will be examining how this technology can be adapted to producing large thin layers and will accordingly evaluate the optical and… more

High-Power Microwave (HPM) Weapons"Effects and Failure Analysis Tool

Company: ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … HPM-Expert conceptual framework has been developed for performing simulation-based failure analyses that establishes HPM weapons"effects on targeted electronics associated with both front- and back-door coupling paths (e.g., communications systems, electro-… more

High Performance Angular Rate Sensors for Compact Inertial Guidance without GPS

Company: AOSense, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …ally-guided weapons without the need for GPS aiding. This technology is the most viable option for manufacture of IMUs of strategic-grade accuracy in a tactical weapon-sized inertial package within a 5-year time frame. We propose to develop an atomic thermal beam … more

Compact Optical Clock for Field Applications

Company: AOSense, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: AOSense proposes to design a compact optical atomic clock capable of stabilities of better than 1e-14 at 1 second and of 1e-16 at 1 day. The proposed physics package will fit within a volume of ~4L, and prospects for further miniaturization are excellent. The proposed… more

Compact Optical Frequency Synthesizer

Company: AOSense, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … robust optical frequency synthesizer with a volume of<2 liters that will be capable of producing a stable microwave frequency of ~100 MHz, as well as an optical output. The system is based on the integration of a narrow-linewidth laser stabilized to a high-finesse optical… more