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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. Scale-up and Optimization of High-Performance Organic Electro-Optic Material Systems for Photonic Device Applications

    SBC: SOLUXRA, LLC            Topic: AF11BT01

    ABSTRACT: In this project, Soluxra, LLC will team up with Prof. Alex Jen at the University of Washington to streamline the scale-up synthesis for highly efficient organic electro-optic (EO) material systems, and optimize their processing conditions to ensure device end-users will get high EO activity (Pockels coefficient>200 pm/V). The design of these materials will leverage the recent remarkable ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Propulsion Optimization of Thrust though Auxiliary Entrainment of Neutrals (PROTEAN)

    SBC: MSNW, LLC            Topic: AF11BT10

    ABSTRACT: State of the art Orbital Transfer Vehicle systems require the demanding combined requirements of both high Thrust-to-Power (greater than 120 mN/kW) and high specific impulse (greater than 3000 s), all at constant power. The 25 kW PROTEAN system is a two-stage plasmoid thruster which adds an secondary auxiliary Neutral Entrainment (NE) stage to the ElectroMagnetic Plasmoid Thruster (EMPT ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Theoretical and experimental development of an atmospheric sensing suite for deep-turbulence research

    SBC: Radio-Hydro-Physics LLC            Topic: AF11BT41

    ABSTRACT: This Phase I SBIR will produce a concept, and algorithms, for a Sensor Suite which can be used as a research tool to characterize strong atmospheric turbulence. Previous and on-going theories, statistics, and empirical data will be evaluated to arrive at an optimal Sensor design concept. That Sensor may exploit the superior resolution and performance inherent in the Radio-Hydro-Physi ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. An Auditory Scene Analysis Approach to Speech Segregation

    SBC: Kuzer            Topic: AF09BT12

    ABSTRACT: This Phase II proposal seeks to develop a prototype speech segregation system that can significantly improve intelligibility of noisy speech for human listeners, a technical challenge that has eluded a solution for decades. Motivated by principles of auditory perception, system development is based on an auditory scene analysis approach to speech segregation. This approach differs subst ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Integrated High-Complexity Systems in Silicon Photonics

    SBC: Portage Bay Photonics            Topic: AF10BT34

    ABSTRACT: In phase I of this program, we proposed to develop and validate detailed designs for highly scaled silicon photonic-electronic chips for applications relevant to the DOD in high-bandwidth data communication. This effort has been closely coordinated with the OPSIS (Optoelectronic Systems Integration in Silicon) project being led at the University of Washington, an effort to create an ope ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Programmable Picosat Transceiver

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: AF112072

    ABSTRACT: The goal of the Space Test Program operated by the US Air Force is to enable the rapid development of emerging space technologies by providing economical flight opportunities to increase a technology"s TRL. In particular, the CubeSat form factor has emerged as an economical platform for testing technolo-gies that can be made to fit in the 10x10-30 cm form factor. Unfortunately, the lack ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Radiation-hardened, Non-volatile Memory for Aerospace and Defense Applications

    SBC: ADVANCED PHOTON SCIENCES, LLC            Topic: AF112087

    ABSTRACT: A need exists for a reliable, low cost radiation-hardened, non-volatile (NV) memory in aerospace and defense applications and in reliable, long-life, high-speed NV memory for terrestrial and commercial applications. Present offerings can accomplish the objective, but only at the expense of performance, power, size, and weight. Recent refocus on magnetic memory technologies, stemming f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Advanced Solid Rocket Motor Technology for Tactical Missiles

    SBC: Knobley Technical Associates LLC            Topic: AF112102

    ABSTRACT: Knobley Technical Associates Phase I Advanced Solid Rocket Motor Technology for Tactical Missiles program is planned to identify and evaluate technology advancing weight and risk reducing processes, component designs and increased energy reduced signature propellant systems for the rate augmented highly loaded dual pulse tactical propulsion system. The proposed program is planned to bui ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Integrated or Fused Multi-spectral Sensor Technologies for Missile Warning Sensors (MWS), Hostile Fire Indication (HFI), and Laser Warning (LW)

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: AF112132

    ABSTRACT: Oceanit"s M2IWS system (Multi-Spectral, Multi-Threat Integrated Warning Sensor) provides an integrated"triple threat"sensor that combines missile warning (MW), laser threat warning (LW), and hostile fire indication (HFI) in one integrated sensor. These functions are currently performed by separate systems. These multiple systems take up too much valuable space on aircraft, and for small ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. High Range Resolution (HRR)-Surrogate SAR Target Identification

    SBC: Signal Innovations Group, Inc.            Topic: AF112137

    ABSTRACT: The Air Force has invested considerable resources into collecting and synthesizing radar data for training and testing ATC/R systems. Significant cost savings may be realized if these existing datasets may be leveraged for training new sensors and modalities. Signal Innovations Group offers a new paradigm for automatically identifying statistically salient features for ATR systems fro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force

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