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Low-Noise, Parametric, Photonic Oscillator in Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) Band

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In contrast to the NIR band, which is supported by an infrastructure of devices developed to serve telecommunication applications, the SWIR band remains out of reach for critical defense applications. While it is relatively simple to construct a low-noise oscillator… more

Optical Waveguide Cross-Correlator for Attosecond Timing Synchronization

Company: AdvR Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … Applications and Other Benefits: A robust, fiber-based device will improve and simplify precision timing at linear accelerators, improving performance and reducing maintenance and installation costs. Future advances in basic science research, radar and telecommunications,… more

Increased Radio Frequency (RF) Sampling&Radar Architecture Upgrades

Company: Colorado Engineering Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … developed under this effort as part of its standard commercial product marketing and sales activities. As further evidence of CEI"s success with commercialization of SBIR technology, the Small Business Administration presented CEI with the 2011 Tibbetts Award. … more

Compact High Speed Signal Processor

Company: Colorado Engineering Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … platforms. CEI is familiar with highly dense packaging technologies including extremely dense multilayer PCB"s, MCM"s and ASIC"s. The goal will be to leverage technologies whose advancement is being driven by commercial applications such as telecommunications… more

Multi-Function Radar Seeker (MFS)

Company: Colorado Engineering Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … digital receiver/exciter module, and the signal processor module. BENEFIT: CEI has a history of success commercializing technologies developed under government programs. The most recent evidence of this success can be seen in the presentation of the Tibbetts Award to CEI by… 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: The U.S. DOE is very interested in promoting on-board vehicular hydrogen storage 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… more

Flowing Water Optical Power Meter for Laser Measurements

Company: High Precision Devices Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: High Precision Devices, Inc. (HPD) proposes to continue and complete development of the 25 kW Flowing Water Optical Power Meter for Laser Measurements begun under a Phase I SBIR award. In the proposed Phase II work described, HPD will complete mechanical and electrical… more

Assured Space Sensor Operation in Harsh Electromagnetic/RF Environment

Company: Imaging Systems Technology Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … for both Government and commercial entities. Governmental uses of space-based sensor systems include Defense, Communications, and Homeland Security. Commercial industries that rely heavily on satellites include Oil and Gas exploration, Mining, Telecommunications,… more

Antenna Design in PolyStrata for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Company: Nuvotronics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: There is the growing demand for user terminals for mobile satellite telecommunication (SATCOM) applications including K/Ka dual-band SATCOM for unmanned and manned aircraft platforms. Nuvotronics is pleased to propose a two-year SBIR program to the Air Force for the… more

Quantum wave-converter (Q-waver)

Company: Luminit, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … Our subcontractor Digital Optics Technologies, Inc., led by Dr. Selim Shahriar, will test and characterize the SFG and DFG performance and demonstrate the feasibility of Q-Waver as a secure bridge to connect remote quantum systems (Rb D1 line 795 nm) through telecommunications… more

Increased Radio Frequency (RF) Sampling&Radar Architecture Upgrades

Company: MARK Resources, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … is that the approach is low risk, making it entirely appropriate for an SBIR effort. BENEFIT: Development of a wideband sampling system with a large linear dynamic range should have wide application in both active and passive radar, as well as in telecommunications… more

New wavefroms for anti-jam satellite communications

Company: MaXentric Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … provide protected SATCOM services to high-priority government and defense facilities. The associated demands of highly covert and resilient communications suggests a great applicability of DC-SSATS for the upcoming AEHF satellites. In mid-2012, USAF also awarded Boeing a… more

LOW FRICTION, HIGHLY WEAR RESISTANT HYBRIDSIL COATINGS FOR THE VSRD

Company: NanoSonic, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …. The proposed VSRD coatings will be an extension of NanoSonic"s HybridSil material technology, which has drawn significant interest from the DoD for its unique ability to combine conventionally exclusive material properties and received an R & D 100 award. … more

Heterojunction GeSn based Photonic Devices

Company: QuantTera Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …. Silicon based emitters and detectors will allow for the development of lower cost, large area photonic devices required for these applications. BENEFIT: Mid-infrared (mid-IR) wavelength lasers and detectors can be used for molecular spectroscopy and telecommunications,… more

Terrain Aware Mobility Planning (TAMP)

Company: Robotic Research LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Robotic Research, LLC and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the California Institute of Technology are teaming their efforts under the Army STTR topic A14A-T018"Intelligent Terrain-Award Navigation and Mobility of Unmanned Ground Vehicles Operating Under Varying Degrees of… more

Quick Release Connector

Company: SkySight Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …gy Readiness Level (TRL) 4. A TRL 7 is expected at completion of Phase II. The Phase II effort will focus on refining the concept and constructing pre-production prototypes for field demonstration and testing. Additional commercial applications include telecommunications cables… more

High Thermal Conductivity, Radiation Resistant Adhesive for High Energy Physics

Company: Surmet Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … system manufacture. Successful development of our concept for the above applications will be directly applicable to wide range of thermal management applications, serving a variety of military and industrial power electronics, optics/laser, telecommunications, and… more

CIRRUS: Secure Cloud Computing Environment for Infrared (IR) Data

Company: The Design Knowledge Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … image dataset is needed for rapid, on-the-fly application in the field. Analysis and visualization can be provided to a bandwidth constrained device and could help: precision agriculture, construction, the medical community and first responders, and telecommunications… more

Electromagnetic Simulation Software for Strongly Coupled Plasmas

Company: Voss Scientific, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … than other computational methods. A framework for integrating newly developed advanced algorithms into a simulation code capable of addressing plasma physics research topics that are not treatable with currently available simulation codes. Under a Phase II award, a… more

Cryogenic Optical Refrigeration for Space Applications

Company: ThermoDynamic Films, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: If awarded a SBIR Phase II contract, ThermoDynamic Films, LLC, together with the University of New Mexico (UNM) will build a first-generation optical cryocooler. They will add a calibrated load to the device and characterize its efficiency and its cooling speed.… more

Microfabricated, 71-76 GHz, Helical Traveling Wave Tube

Company: Teraphysics Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … traveling wave tube (TWT) providing at least 100 W of output power with greater than 50% efficiency. In Phase I, we plan to prove feasibility by completing electrical designs of all major components, and performing thermal and mechanical analyses. If awarded, in Phase… more

High specific power and cost effective solar array for spacecraft, lighter than air vehicles, and UAVs

Company: Soluxra, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … for large-scale photonic integration and energy-related electronic applications to improve their performance and energy efficiency. The company designs and supplies leading edge and application-tailored electronic and photonic materials to the semiconductor, telecommunications,… more

100 W Mode-locked Green Laser for GaAs Photoemission Guns

Company: AdValue Photonics Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …oposed technology will provide a robust light source not only for applications in advanced accelerators, but also for many other scientific and industrial applications, such as optical arbitrary waveform generations, ultra-stable microwave references, telecommunications,… more

Late Award - Advanced Hybrid Water-Heater using ECC

Company: Xergy Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The problem being addressed in this proposal is the existing extensive use of energy hungry hot water heaters in both residential and commercial building in the United States. In addition, any attempts to date to create a low energy hybrid hot water heater (HWH) have resulted in hot water heaters so… more

Late Award - Nanocomposite Coatings for Low-Cost Motor Windings in Electric Vehicles

Company: Ngimat Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Electric vehicles, including hybrids in the nearer term, are the principal transportation technology by which the United States can become independent of foreign oil, can become energy independent overall, and can effect control over greenhouse emissions. For this to become reality, electric… more