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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. Accelerated Learning for Cyber Insider Threat Reduction (XL-CITR)

    SBC: Tier 1 Performance Solutions, LLC            Topic: OSD08CR8

    Future U.S. Information Systems will be subject to increased attacks. These attacks will come from both internal and external threats. As reflected by the budgets for combating these threats, external cyber threats are assumed to be more likely. By comparison, internal threats to cyber networks from U.S. personnel receive little attention; yet, the consequences can be even more devastating. Al ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Laser Beacon for Identification, Friend or Foe (IFF) and Combat Identification

    SBC: Diffraction, Ltd            Topic: AF093100

    The proposed multi-spectral IFF beacon will use 40 to 50 % effient high power laser diodes at 863, 1064, and 1550 nm wavelengths. Thermal emitters including diamond-like carbon thin films, photonic crystals, and quantum cascade lasers will be characterized and compared. Finally a model to predict the detection range of IFF beacons will be developed using proprietary emitter power and atmospheric ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Highly Linear E-Band Traveling Wave Tube Amplifier

    SBC: INNOSYS, INC.            Topic: AF093147

    The Air Force has identified a need for an advanced traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) that supports future generations of broad bandwidth, efficient and linear military satellite communication. To address this need, InnoSys proposes to develop innovative solutions for advanced TWTAs that operate from 81 to 86 GHz, deliver high efficiency greater than 30% with a relatively high saturated gain g ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Mechanical Characterization of Energetic Materials

    SBC: Dynamic Systems And Research Corporation            Topic: OSD09W02

    In this program, DSR proposes to develop test equipment that can be used by the Air Force to begin investigating inert and live explosive material properties under different pressure and temperature environments. Strain-rate levels will be adjustable with this equipment and will vary between 10-5-10-2 s-1 dependent upon the stiffness and strength of the test material. When completed, 25.4-mm-dia ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Fiber Laser Beam Combining

    SBC: LIBRATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, INC.            Topic: AF083004

    In Phase-I of this work, a steady state model incorporating the most important nonlinear effects was successfully developed to analyze passive phasing of fiber amplifier arrays. This work showed a technique of reverse pumping to mitigate Four-Wave Mixing (FWM) and Cross-Phase Modulation (XPM) in fiber amplifiers. In Phase II we propose to extend the modeling developed in Phase-I to include time-de ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Hyperspectral Retinal Imaging for Assessment of Retinal Laser Damage

    SBC: Kestrel Corporation            Topic: AF083029

    This Phase II program builds upon the success of the Phase I conceptual design effort, in which novel architectures and techniques were developed in order to create a wide-band hyperspectral fundus imager. This device allows hyperspectral retinal images to be collected over the entire transmission range of the eye, an unprecedented capability. The device is designed to allow an adaptive optics mod ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Microscale Ordnance Technologies for Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs)

    SBC: KTECH CORP.            Topic: AF093103

    Our recent developmental efforts have successfully produced the design for a chip slapper with a reduction in the average size (miniaturization), weight and cost of these particular chip slappers. The processes that we have established in the production of this chip slapper have reduced the number of assembly stages for this particular assembly configuration and/or application. Production of this ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Spatial-Temporal Control Applied to Atmospheric Adaptive Optics

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: AF093010

    MZA proposes the development of linear-time-invariant predictive controllers for use in adaptive optics (AO) systems to reduce the degradation associated with finite wavefront sensor sample rate and latency. These predictive AO controllers will provide equivalent performance to fully-adaptive methods, but are simpler in design/operation and more transparent to users than adaptive control. We wil ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Conformal High Energy Laser Weapon System

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: AF093011

    The weight, cost and volume drivers for a solid state HEL system on an aircraft are the HEL devices and the HEL transmitting telescope gimbals. The HEL bulk devices now being developed employ complicated optical amplifiers and resonators.. The Gimbals are housed in a turret projecting from the aircraft. The turret creates aero-optics HEL beam degradation. Recent developments in fiber laser and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Innovative UAV-to-satellite communication link concepts using adaptive optics

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: AF083010

    An electronic beam steering system (EBS) using a stack of liquid crystal polarization gratings (LCPGs) will be tested in the laboratory for use in a bi-directional, 1.55 micron, laser communication system. A disturbance will be generated based on the predictions for aero-optics distortion for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The adaptive optics system will use a liquid crystal spatial light mod ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force

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