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  1. Monolithic, High-Speed Fiber-Optic Switching Array for Lidar

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: E102

    This NASA SBIR Phase II effort will develop a 1 x 10 prototype non-mechanical fiber optic switch for use with high power lasers. The proposed optical device is a fiber-based multi-channel switch to rapidly switch a fiber-coupled laser among ten output channels as an integral part of a fiber-based fixed-array laser transmitter for next-generation NASA lidar systems. The key innovation is the use ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. High Power Electro-Optic Modulator for Space-Based Applications

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: S406

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I effort will establish the feasibility of developing a fiber coupled, high power, electro-optically controlled, space qualified, phase modulator for the NASA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA). Specific to the LISA project is the use of three spacecraft, spanned by vast distances, to make gravitational wave measurements. A central aspect in mai ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Marketing Assessment of Indian Ricegrass as a Gluten-Free Flour and in Baked Finished Goods

    SBC: Amazing Grains Grower Cooperative            Topic: N/A

    Through the proposed USDA-SBIR Phase I Marketing and Trade project, market expansion and diversification opportunities will be explored for the Amazing Grains Grower Cooperative and their trademarked MontinaTM products. MontinaTM products are formulated from the gluten-free grain Indian ricegrass. The expanding demand for gluten-free/wheat-free products, largely by the growing population of indivi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  4. Pneumatic Conveyance Technology for Native Seed Harvesters

    SBC: Arbuckle Ranch, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Native grass seed is important to restoration or reclamation of burned, mined or otherwise disturbed lands. The native seed industry is growing rapidly to meet increasing demand for more seed species in commercial quantities. However, the morphology of the seed of many important species of native grasses makes them difficult to harvest resulting in limited supplies and high prices. Combines and ot ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  5. NANOSTRUCTURED THERMAL BARRIER COATING BASED ON FILTERED ARC PLASMA SOURCE ION DEPOSITION

    SBC: ARCOMAC SURFACE ENGINEERING, LLC            Topic: SB062003

    In an attempt to extend turbine engine on-wing time, thermal barrier coatings (TBC) using various application techniques have been developed. High temperatures corrosion due to penetration of chemically active species along the columnar grains of the topcoat limits the durability of TBCs. This results in degradation of the topcoat thermal insulation ceramic layer and accelerated oxidation of the b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  6. Protective Coating for Large-Diameter Bearing Races

    SBC: ARCOMAC SURFACE ENGINEERING, LLC            Topic: AF06088

    Critical large bearings in the F-35 thrust vector system must operate with absolute reliability under high loads, high heat and corrosive attack from salt air and fluorinated lubricant at elevated temperatures. A unique patented Filtered Arc Plasma Source Ion Deposition (FAPSID) process developed by Arcomac Surface Engineering will deposit an atomically bonded, multiple layered, integrated coatin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Phase II: EcoSod An Alternative Native Sod Solution for Highway Construction

    SBC: Bitterroot Restoration Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act requires the use of native grasses and wildflowers within highway corridors. A major problem for the revegetation industry has been the ability to predictably establish native vegetation from seed. The production of native sods would allow for the most sensitive period of establishment-germination and initial seedling growth-to be ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Transportation
  8. A Process to Produce High-Purity Encapsulated Particulates in Large Quantities

    SBC: FEDERAL TECHNOLOGY GROUP, INC.            Topic: A06083

    This is a proposal to research new methods of coating small particles using a water-based electroplating process. These methods would build upon existing technology, in which small particulates are placed into a metallic-ion-containing electrolyte solution inside an electroplating device. The particulates are repeatedly stirred, allowing sedimentation to occur by gravity until a sedimentation laye ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Recognizing Target Variants Using Transformational Adaptivity

    SBC: GENERAL INTELLIGENCE CORP.            Topic: AF05219

    Target variation presents a challenge for Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) based on fixed models or signatures. In Phase I General Intelligence refined and applied an extension of the map-seeking circuit (MSC) architecture to recognize articulations, plausible morphs and aggregations of target models. The extended MSC architecture implements a process termed “transformational adaptivity,” ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Camelina Sativa, Launching a New Oilseed Crop, Could Gold of Pleasure be Montana's Soybean?

    SBC: Great Northern Growers Cooperative            Topic: N/A

    Montana producers have long needed a broadleaf crop which will grow in all areas of Montana to provide a beneficial crop rotation. Gold of pleasure is that crop. High protein OmegaMeal(TM) will have a major impact on Montana agricultural income, by providing a quality protein source to supplement Montana barley and distillers grains, encouraging livestock feeding in Montana. Camelina oil can be re ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture

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