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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. Defect Passivation for Improved Material Properties in Ga-free and Ga-based SLS

    SBC: AMETHYST RESEARCH INCORPORATED            Topic: MDA12T003

    A collaboration between Amethyst Research Inc., University Multispectral Laboratories (a government-owned, contractor-operated nonprofit corporation), and Teledyne Imaging Systems (a large defense contractor) proposes to develop/improve high-performance infrared sensors based on Type II, strained-layer superlattices (SLS). Such sensors offer (theoretical) advantages over state-of-the-art HgCdTe p ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. The Use of Hydrogen for Defect Reduction in Large Format Infrared Detector Materials

    SBC: AMETHYST RESEARCH INCORPORATED            Topic: MDA11T002

    In Phase I we demonstrated a novel in-situ cleaning technique based on UV-activated surface reactions involving ozone and hydrogen to remove organic adsorbates and chemically-bonded impurities, e.g oxides, from the substrate surface. In Phase II the program will develop this process to significantly decrease the density of material defects in large-format, infrared, focal-plane arrays. Electrica ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Development of an Alternative Screening Method for Detecting Evidence of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infections

    SBC: Bijhem Scientific            Topic: OSD11H05

    This Small Business Innovation research Phase I proposes the development of a practical and reliable in-vitro test for detecting the evidence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) infection as an alternative to the tuberculin skin test (PPD-TST) and to the interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs). The proposed methodology will be a powerful detection technology in clinical diagnosis owing to its dete ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  4. Low Dark Current, Extended Wavelength SWIR Sensors Using Hydrogenated nBn InGaAs

    SBC: AMETHYST RESEARCH INCORPORATED            Topic: SOCOM12002

    Improved performance SWIR sensors with extended wavelength response to 2.5 microns will be developed using two disruptive technologies with which Amethyst has demonstrated success: nBn detector structures and defect passivation via hydrogenation. Similar to conventional extended wavelength photodiodes, the improved sensors will based on mismatched InGaAs grown on graded buffer layers on InP substr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  5. 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
  6. Graphene Memory Device

    SBC: ADVANCED PHOTON SCIENCES, LLC            Topic: AF121055

    ABSTRACT: A need exists for a reliable, low cost radiation-hardened digital memory in aerospace and defense applications and in long-life, high-speed memory for terrestrial and commercial applications. Present offerings can accomplish the objective, but only at the expense of performance, power, size, and weight with device redundancy and shielding. Recent focus on Graphene and its capabilities ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Proactive Methodology for Identifying Problem Aerospace Parts

    SBC: ANAUTICS, INC.            Topic: AF112208

    ABSTRACT: The engineer will be guided through the creation of criteria, alternatives and evaluation techniques in order to make a better decision. BENEFIT: The engineer will be guided through the creation of criteria, alternatives and evaluation techniques in order to make a better decision.

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Proactive Methodology for Identifying Problem Aerospace Parts

    SBC: VG Enterprises Inc.            Topic: AF112208

    ABSTRACT: This proposal proposes to develop an agile methodology to identify bad actor parts to proactively address part performance. The methodology with algorithms and models will be developed by merging ideas from different areas of Science and Engineering. Some of the algorithms and models to researched for methodology development are ranking models, record-linkage algorithms, Hidden markov ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. In-Service Fatigue Loads Data Gathering

    SBC: MicroStrain, Inc.            Topic: AF112213

    ABSTRACT: Structural monitoring of the landing gear of fixed and rotary wing aircraft is of critical importance to the Air Force. These structures are subjected to repeated large dynamic loads that are highly variable in nature. In order to track these structures"fatigue over time, the magnitude and direction of load events and the number of fatigue cycles must be recorded. Smart, embedded mult ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. High Flow Gain Inlet Cover Treatment for Inducer Cavitation Suppression

    SBC: Concepts NREC, LLC            Topic: AF121188

    ABSTRACT: Cavitation which leads to head falloff and feed system instabilities are a constant source of problems for the low net positive suction head (NPSH) pumps that are needed for advanced liquid rocket engines. Head falloff limits the pumps capability to deliver propellant at the required pressure and cavitation induced instabilities are a significant source of structural failures in rocket ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force

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