Ultrafast, Bright, and High-efficiency Scintillators for Dynamic Studies

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2015 / 1
Abstract: …, timing, and spatial resolution limitations of current detectors. We propose to develop an ultrafast, bright, high-efficiency scintillation detector for time-resolved hard X-ray HSI applications. Specifically, we propose to develop novel transparent optical ceramic… more

Wireless Physiological and Environmental Monitoring System

Company: Physical Optics Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2015 / 2
Abstract: To address the DHS need for a single wireless device that will monitor multiple physiological and environmental conditions of and surrounding a first responder, and relay the information to the incident command, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the new… more

High Gain, High Power PCSS with Integrated Monolithic Optical Trigger

Company: Ness Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this proposal is to examine the feasibility of a design for a Photoconductive Semiconductor Switch (PCSS) with an integrated optical trigger that can switch at least 30 kV, 1 kA, 20 ns pulses with jitter<100 ps. The PCSS must be triggered without an external… more

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

AOTF Based Spectro-Polarimetric Imaging System For Stand Off Chemical Detection

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: We propose an Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter (AOTF) Spectropolarimetric Imaging System for Enhanced Standoff Chemical Detection at Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) wavelengths. This work entails development of suitable LWIR material, design of the LWIR AOTF, and design of the… more

Light Weight Optics For High Power Directed Energy Applications

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of producing light weight and thermally manageable integrated optical systems suitable for airborne and space high power directed energy applications. This project will focus on improving two of the most important… more

Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter-Based Polarimetric Spectral Sensor With Progressive Algorithm For Material Analysis and Mapping

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …ware and algorithms for the detection and analysis of polarized light in space based analysis applications is needed to enable high confidence material discrimination. The development of proposed full-scope spectropolarimeter will offer a dramatically improved optical solution… 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

High-Efficiency Polarization-Insensitive Diffraction Grating for All-Glass Monolithic SBC Fiber Laser System

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Spectral beam combination (SBC) of fiber lasers is the most practical approach to DEW-class HELs using diode-pumped fiber lasers. Use of conventional diffraction gratings to combine wavelengths is limited in that metal is inherently absorbing. Regardless of the metal layer… more

Mode Adapting Etched Air Taper Fiber Optic Pump Combiner

Company: Optical Engines, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …, and cannot handle multi-kW power levels. What is truly needed is a systems approach to DE fiber laser pump integration that seamlessly integrates multi kW levels of pump light simultaneously in both the co and counter pumped directions in both LMS step index fiber and … more

Integrated Target Characterization Suite Using Multi-Sensor Fusion

Company: ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this effort is to develop and test a multi-sensor data fusion algorithm suite that will fuse information from multiple electro-optic (EO) and radio frequency (RF) sensors to estimate tracked objects physical properties and dynamics for the purpose of aiding in … 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

Light Weight, Scalable Manufacturing of Telescope Optics

Company: ReliaCoat Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: NASA's future X-ray astronomy missions will require X-ray optics that have large effective areas, are lightweight, and cost effective. Recent X-ray telescopes, such as the Chandra Observatory, utilized reflectors made from zerodur which were up to 20mm thick. The… more

SBIR Phase II: A High Performance Environment Resistant Inertial Measurement Unit for Commercial Navigation Applications

Company: ePack, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … industrial, security, scientific and personal applications. This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project develops a new environment resistant inertial measurement unit (eIMUs). Inertial measurement units (IMUs) consist of accelerometers and gyroscopes… 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

Ruggedized, Ultra-Compact, High Dynamic Range, Dual-Output Wideband Electro-Optic Modulator

Company: Phase Sensitive Innovations Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …e the modulator prototype to meet the design specifications. Special attention will be given to testing the hermetically sealed modulator package under extreme environment following guidelines of DOD test standards. The demand of such a compact dual-output electro-optical (EO)… 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

Assessing muscle health in older adults with electrical impedance myography

Company: SKULPT, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … or the deterioration of muscle health with advancing age, is a major public health concern in the developed world. Some of the most important factors underlying the development of sarcopenia are age- relatedchange in muscle composition, including the replacement of muscle … more

SBIR Phase II: Innovations in manufacturing technology for a probiotic containing Megasphaera elsdenii NCIMB 41125

Company: MEGASTARTER, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Use of high-concentrate diets in cattle production is a common practice in the United States to maximize production efficiency, enhance meat quality, and minimize meat and milk cost of production. Transition from high-fiber to high-concentrate diets is challenging and put the… more

Multi-A.U. SOLAROSA Concentrator Solar Array for Space Science Missions

Company: Deployable Space Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), in partnership with MOLLC will focus the proposed NASA Phase 2 effort on the development and demonstration of our innovative Multi-A.U. SOLAROSA technology. SOLAROSA, named for Stretched Optical Lens Architecture on Roll-Out Solar Array, is… 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

Optics and Coatings for High Energy Laser Applications

Company: Acree Technologies Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The purpose of this project is to develop coatings for use inside of the gain cavity of next generation Diode Pumped Alkali Lasers (DPALs). These coatings will be applied to transparent surfaces of the cavity used to couple the pump energy into the gain media and allow the transmission of the… more