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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

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

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, Inc. 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

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 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

Spatially-Distributed Electron Beam Technology for Millimeter-Wave Amplifiers

Company: Beam-Wave Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … studied as an integral part of the Phase-I program to ensure that the individual beamlets can be transported through the small beam tunnels required for efficient beam-wave interactions in Ka-band for a variety of magnetic field configurations. In addition, the beam optics… more

Lights Out Data Centers with AutoPHY Automated Network Management Service

Company: Telescent Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … center outages are now attributed to human errors occurring at layer 0. The AutoPHY service will for the first time automate the management of the millions of physical interconnects in a typical network, at a scale and cost previously impossible. Unique robotic fiber … more

Liquid Crystal on Silicon Based Compact Multi-Spectral Scene Projector Technology

Company: Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …unctionality in which a spectrally dispersed and focused beam can be amplitude modulated to provide a beam with a detailed target specific spectral signature to a second spatial SLM which generates the scene. The main thrust of the study will be to determine a way to optically… more

Dual-Mode Continuous-Wave Ladar and Optical Communications System

Company: Bridger Photonics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … of these products to end users, particularly when full-waveform recovery is desired. During the Phase I effort, Bridger demonstrated that their 3D imaging system architecture was ideally suited for seamless integration of high-speed free-space optical (FSO)… more

Precise Underwater Localization Using Sonar and Electro-Optics (PULSE)

Company: Charles River Analytics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … promise for underwater platforms. However, the underwater environment and hull inspection task present several challenges to these techniques, such as poor visibility and limited scene structure. We propose Precise Underwater Localization Using Sonar and Electro-Optics (PULSE)… more

Non-invasive Detection System for Assessment of Oxidative Status

Company: ChromoLogic LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: To address the Army"s need for a non-invasive, compact, robust system to monitor the oxidative status of military personnel, ChromoLogic (CL) proposed and demonstrated during Phase I a OCular Oxidative Stress Monitor (OCOSMO) system based on non-invasive optical… more

Atmospheric Environmental Metrology for Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) Sensor Flight Test

Company: Clear Align LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: We propose to evaluate the factors in a differential-absorption lidar system for remote monitoring of trace gases.

Nonequilibrium Plasma-Assisted Combustion-Efficiency Control in Vitiated Air

Company: Combustion Science & Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … for hydrocarbon fuels including JP-8 by coupling the existing CSE vitiated kinetics model with plasma-flame chemistry developed in the current work. In parallel with the model development, CSE will work with Purdue University to develop and apply a new optical diagnostic… more

Late Award - Optimizing the Cost and Performance of Composite Cylinders for H2 Storage using a Graded Construction

Company: Composite Technology Development, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … systems that will enable a driving range of greater than 300 miles while meeting packaging, cost, safety, and performance requirements. State-of-the-art hydrogen storage vessels that meet these requirements are currently very expensive to manufacture due to high carbon fiber… more

Variable Magnification Clip-On Thermal Imager (COTI)

Company: Diffraction, Ltd Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In Phase 2, Diffraction LTD, in collaboration with Optics 1, proposes to develop a variable magnification clip-on thermal imager (VM-COTI) that will be compatible with a variety of weapon and head mounted optical systems ranging from 1X night vision goggles (NVGs) to 5X ACOG… more

Method to Eliminate Unwanted High Frequency Signals above 2 KHz from Accelerometers

Company: Dominca, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …mechanical filters to eliminate signals above 2 kHz from accelerometers. Dominca"s patented layered-media approach will be used to develop filters for high-shock accelerometers used in explosive and impact events. Layered-media theory has been applied successfully in … more

Joint Processing of Multi-band Signals with Information Assurance

Company: Echo Ridge, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …One of the most promising developments that will aid in bringing the subject research technology to broad commercial use is the increase in portable computing devices that now contain built-in GNSS and subsystems such as GPS, in addition to accelerometers, gyroscopes, WiFi, and… more