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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Development of UltrastableTi:sapphire Lasers for Optical Clock and Spectroscopy Applications

    SBC: Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 project proposes to develop a femtosecond laser system optimized for optical clocks and other precision metrology applications. In principle, atomic optical transitions have the potential to provide radically higher-accuracy timekeeping, because of the very high frequency of an optical transition. The problem of counting, or down-counting, the oscill ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Direct-Digital Phase & Amplitude Noise Measurement System

    SBC: TIMING SOLUTIONS            Topic: N/A

    We propose to compare alternative architectures for phase noise measurement by directly sampling the RF waveform. Out of band modulation and cross correlation will reduce noise. The capabilities of each architecture will be determined using analysis and simulation. The results will be used to determine the feasibility of developing a commercially useful measurement instrument. If the results are p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Surface Selective Chiral Detection: A New Metrology Technique

    SBC: Vescent Photonics LLC            Topic: N/A

    The near chiral purity of the biosphere leads to a vast array of chiro-specific physiological responses. This chiro-specificity, in turn, gives rise to the need for the manufacturing of enantiomerically pure chiral chemicals, such as pesticides, pharmaceuticals, food additives, pigments, etc. Critical to the efficacy of both chiro-specific biology and chiro-synthesis/separation are the interfacial ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Compact, Turnable Diode Laser for Water-Vapor Spectroscopy

    SBC: Vescent Photonics LLC            Topic: N/A

    We will develop a compact external cavity stabilization system, which will employ independent electro-optic control over the optical path length of the cavity and a wavelength-selective element. The system should be able to cover a 30 nm range and give mode-hop-free tuning over 20 nm intervals. The design of the feedback system will be compatible with any commercially available laser diode from 63 ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Direct-Digital Phase-&-Amplitude-Noise Measurement-System

    SBC: TIMING SOLUTIONS            Topic: N/A

    The Direct Digital Phase Noise Measurement Phase 1 SBIR demonstrated the feasibility of the technology to make the measurements required by the commercial marketplace. This new approach to phase noise measurements uses fast digital-to-analog converters to digitize the input RF signal and performs all down-conversion and phase detection functions by digital signal processing. It has several signifi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. Wireless Transducer Interface Module for Smart Sensor Network with Localization Capability

    SBC: Complete Test and Measurement Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Homeland security and first responders need high quality & timely information upon which to make critical decisions. In a number of homeland security scenarios, the information will be a distillation of data gathered from an array of sensors. Such data can consist of temperature, vibration and the like along with the position of each sensor. This project proposes meeting this need through an innov ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  7. MWIR Spatial Light Modulators for Hyperspectral Image Projectors

    SBC: Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The proposed effort is to build a high resolution, high speed spatial light modulator (SLM) to be used in infrared (IR) spectral projectors. An IR spectral projector produces programmable spectra by dispersing light onto a programmable array, currently digital micromirror devices (DMDs), which either transmit or block selected components of the light. the light is then recombined to form complex s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  8. Kilopixel Array Cryostat (KAC) System for Multi-Kilogram Transition Edge Sensor (TES) Arrays

    SBC: High Precision Devices, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Identify and study candidate architectures for supporting and cooling massive (~5 Kg) arrays of transition edge sensors, achieving hold times for one week at temperatures below 100mK.

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. SyncEZ: Time Synchronization of Wireless Sensor Networks

    SBC: NAVSYS CORPORATION, THE            Topic: N/A

    The 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) protocol has significant advantages for relative time synchronization on wireless networks.

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  10. Development of Improved Virtually-Imaged Phased Arrays

    SBC: Precision Photonics Corporation            Topic: N/A

    VIPA etalons are simple, compact devices that offer many times more dispersion than gratings and are finding increasing application where higher spectral resolution is needed. Current VIPA fabrication methods limit efficiency, spectral resolution, filter response, and spectral bandwidth. Precision Photonics proposes to use its enhanced optical fabrication capabilities to build advanced VIPA protot ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology

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