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: ABSTRACT: The proposed effort will perform a feasibility study on developing a multispectral scene projector from 0.4µm to 5µm, using liquid crystal on Silicon (LCoS) spatial light modulators (SLMs). BNS has successfully developed scene projector technology using this… 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

Space based Hyper-Spectral Imaging Sensor

Company: Spectrum Photonics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Phase I effort will focus on a design tradeoff study to address the mission requirements and how alternate HSI sensor system designs address the requirements. These trades will include field of view and sampling rate versus target velocity within the scene, focal plane array size,… more

Low-cost Multi-spectral Infrared Sensor for Mobile Footprint Detection

Company: Spectrum Photonics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Spectrum Photonics will utilize our 20 years of experience in developing and employing multi-spectral disturbed earth sensors to develop a vehiclemounted, low-cost mobile footprint detector. To meet the specifications described in the SBIR topic, our team will develop a… more

Low Cost Manufacturing of Vector Velocity Sensors

Company: TRS Ceramics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …submarine capability in terms of reducing the left right ambiguity. Current towed array vector sensors use particle velocity sensors or accelerometers combined with hydrophones to achieve this performance. Lead magnesium niobate-lead titanate (PMN-PT) single crystals are used… more

A Novel, Aerodynamics-augmented Continuous Ionization System for Electrostatic Collection of Bioaerosols

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …, collection efficiency), ease of operation, maintenance requirements, and manufacturability. The most promising ionization and collection mechanisms will be down-selected to develop a pilot-scale prototype. The prototype will be extensively demonstrated for filtering… more

Portable Hyposia Training (PHYTR) System

Company: ChromoLogic LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … takes ambient air and produces user specified oxygen content through a cyclical fluid exchange process. When completed, the PHYTR system will be compact (<18"X18"), use a regular wall-plug power (120V, 1A) and will not require any consumables (air tanks, filters) … more

Nonequilibrium Plasma-Assisted Combustion-Efficiency Control in Vitiated Air

Company: Combustion Science & Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … 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 for absolute measurement of radical species: Two-Color, two-photon laser-induced… more

Automated PrOduct GEneration and Enrichment (APOGEE)

Company: DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … the creation of information products; learning the creation process by example. APOGEE can uses automatically constructed content models of fine-grained information requirements to retrieve mix-modal data for inclusion in products. This data is automatically filtered to… 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: The goal is to develop external 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… more

High-quality, low-cost GaN single crystal substrates for high-power devices

Company: Fairfield Crystal Technology Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The proposed project is to demonstrate a novel technique for producing GaN single-crystal boules that yield GaN wafers and substrates suitable for fabrication of GaN high-power devices. The two key attributes of the proposed novel GaN growth technique (a bulk crystal growth… more

Embedded Co-Located Antenna Elements to Increase Pattern Coverage and Effectively Mitigating Interference for Improved Communications

Company: FIRST RF CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … waveforms include SINCGARS 30-88 MHz, VHF AM / ATC 116-174 MHz, UHF-AM / HAVEQUICK 225-400 MHz, Public Safety 450-512 MHz, and WNW / SRW 1200-2500 MHz. FIRST RF, a leader in multi-band and wideband antennas, is leveraging embedded co-located apertures and integrated filtering… more

Integrated optical Heterodyne Source for Multiaxis Inertial Measurement Units

Company: Freedom Photonics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: In this program, Freedom Photonics proposed to build a novel, compact, high performance module for coherent population trapping applications. Our solution is based on close integration of photonics with electronics.

RF Photonic Multiple, Simultaneous RF Beamforming for Phased Array Sensors

Company: Freedom Photonics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … squint-free operation; however this becomes impractical to implement in electronics for large arrays, requiring extreme angles of beamsteering for multiple simultaneous beams, especially on small platforms like unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Freedom Photonics… more

Bragg Grating Enhanced Narrowband Single Photon SPDC Source

Company: Gener8 Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Spontaneous Parametric Down Conversion (SPDC) is currently an active research area in quantum communications (QC) to develop entangled single photon sources. However, the bandwidth of current SPDC sources is too broad for many applications. NIST researchers have modeled a… more

Prime Power System Development for Active Denial Technology (ADT) and High-Power Radio-Frequency (RF) Systems

Company: Higher Power Engineering Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …Engine design has only 4 moving parts and provides a thermal efficiency of>55%. Engine is coupled to a high-speed permanent-magnet generator by a planetary gearbox. The generator doubles as starter. The high-frequency AC power produced is rectified & filtered to provide… more

Intelligent Filtering for Layered Exploration with Cognitive-aid Technologies (INFLECT)

Company: Intelligent Models, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … of mission-critical Intel. To exploit very large data streams over wide areas and autonomously highlight areas of interest for tactical decisions without a priori knowledge of the area and/or location of high value, we are developing INFLECT (Intelligent Filtering for… more

Advance Tracking Algorithms to Meet Modern Threats - MP 14-14

Company: Metron, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … aircraft are capable of supermaneuverability that includes rapid changes in acceleration, high-G turns, and rapid changes in radar cross-section (RCS) and/or low RCS profile. These traits pose problems to conventional Kalman-based trackers (including the extended Kalman filter… more

Quantum and Nanostructure Enhanced Epitaxial Lift-Off Solar Cells

Company: MicroLink Devices Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … the solar cell structure. The principal technical objective of the project is to increase the AM0 efficiency of a large-area single-junction GaAs solar cell to more than 30%. The major innovative aspect of the proposed work is the use of quantum dots to extend the photon… more

Simultaneous RF Beamforming Phased Array Sensors through Wafer Scale Photonic Integration

Company: Morton Photonics Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This SBIR program will take maximum advantage of CMOS foundry based silicon photonics integration and Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) technologies developed for the telecom industry, to create wafer scale photonic integrated circuit (PIC) devices directly integrated with… more

Optical System for Precision Atomic Clocks and Stable Oscillators

Company: NP Photonics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …, these optical standards are expensive and not widely available. The phase stabilized frequency comb can measure optical frequency eight orders of magnitude better than the best commercially available systems previously approached with RF and microwave electronics. NP … more

High-Speed Electronically Tunable Multi Fiber-Optic Wavelength Filter based on Ultra-High-Resolution Super-Compact Grating on Silicon-Photonic Platfor

Company: OptoNet Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The proposed project will undertake the research, design, and development of key concepts and technologies for a high-speed electronically tunable channel filter, based on monolithically integrated ultra-high-resolution super-compact grating (UHR-SCG) technology that has been… more

Multispectral High Dynamic Range DMD-Based Scene Projector

Company: OPTRA, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …re used to produce a spatially registered total projected image which is high in contrast owing to the structured illumination and is also effectively analog owing to the binary illumination patterns which appear spatially grayscaled due to low pass spatial filtering by relay… more

A High-Precision, High-Resolution Turbine Blade Inspection System

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Modern jet engine turbine blades are single-crystal superalloy structures with excellent resistance to high-temperature creep, allowing tight tolerances to be maintained over the blade"s life. However, turbine blades have complicated features that can promote the growth of… more

Angle of Incidence (AOI) Measurement Capability

Company: Photon-X, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …. Phase II focuses on further validating the sensor concept by designing, assembling and testing the most promising AOI sensor prototype. Phase III will incorporate industry requirements into the design and proceed to full-scale commercial implementation. The proposer, Photon X… more