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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. Monolithic Beam Steerer for High Power Mid-infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers

    SBC: Omega Optics, Inc.            Topic: N182109

    In this SBIR program, Omega Optics, University of Texas, Austin and Adtech Photonics propose a complete monolithic epitaxial device, with no wafer bonding, for surface emitting 2D non-mechanical optical beam steering at 4.6 micron wavelength. Two methods will be investigated: first, with slant etch normal emitters for azimuthal and elevation steering at a single wavelength using thermal phase shif ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Monolithic high-power QCL-based photonic integrated circuits for two-dimensional beam steering

    SBC: TransWave Photonics, LLC            Topic: N182109

    TransWave Photonics, LLC in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin, proposes to demonstrate a mid-infrared 2-dimensional beam-steering photonic integrated circuit (PIC) with a passive InGaAs/InP platform where high performance mid infrared quantum cascade laser sources, low-loss InGaAs waveguides, and beam steering photonic elements are monolithically integrated. Low mid-infrared opt ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. High Power, Electronically Steerable Quantum Cascade Lasers

    SBC: NOUR, LLC            Topic: N182109

    The goal of this proposed Phase I effort is to design and demonstrate a monolithic architecture for two-dimensional, all-electronic beam steering of a high power, mid-infrared laser. A photonic integrated circuit architecture is described which contains a widely tunable, mid-infrared quantum cascade laser integrated with a phase-adjustable amplifier array and a high efficiency grating outcoupler. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Effect of Surface Finish and Post-Processing on the Fatigue Life of Additively Manufacturing Parts

    SBC: QUESTEK INNOVATIONS LLC            Topic: N182126

    In this Phase I SBIR, QuesTek Innovations will work with a leader in the field of surface finish engineering to pursue a tandem approach for developing techniques for surface finishing, and developing a modeling framework for predicting fatigue life based on surface finish. Exemplar models provided by the US Navy will be investigated with target alloy system(s) to fully demonstrate the technology ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Fooling Computer Vision Classifiers with Adversarial Examples

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: N182127

    The Lynntech team proposes to develop a Computer Vision FoolKit system that integrates cutting-edge approaches to systematically evaluate physically realizable adversarial attacks against several leading computer vision classifiers. It has been noted that most deep neural networks are demonstrably vulnerable to adversarial examples, even in the form of small-magnitude changes in intensities of the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Submarine Sensor Environmental Inference

    SBC: KSA, LLC            Topic: N182135

    The Base and Option propose applying machine learning (ML) deep learning (DL) methods to estimate the Waveguide Invariant (WGI). The ML and DL application also provide prior parameterization of the waveguide. Data fusion methods generate Energy Spectral Density (ESD) and Empirical Orthogonal Functions (EOF) to characterize the uncertainty of the sound speed profile in the water column from which t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers with highly efficient heat extraction architecture

    SBC: TransWave Photonics, LLC            Topic: N182113

    TransWave Photonics, LLC in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin proposes to demonstrate a new active region and thermal packaging configuration for the mid-wave infrared quantum cascade lasers that provide both high modal overlap with the laser active region and a dramatically reduced thermal impedance of the laser compared to the current state-of-the-art. The proposed laser desig ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Anti-Reflective Surface Structures for Missile Domes

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: N182105

    Next-generation infrared (IR) seekers will have an aerodynamically-engineered nose cone geometry with a significantly higher degree of curvature compared to conventional hemispherical domes. To prevent unwanted specular + diffuse reflections that obscure the IR focal plane array, the interior of the dome should ideally be treated with an anti-reflective (AR) layer that suppresses stray light refle ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Weather Avoidance Sensor Systems for Unmanned Aerial Systems

    SBC: RDRTec Incorporated            Topic: N182099

    RDRTec with Raytheon as a subcontractor and transition partner proposes to design, develop, and demonstrate feasibility of enhanced approaches to unmanned aircraft weather avoidance using a combination of organic weather radar and electro-optics. The goal of this effort is to provide increased safety against weather hazards while minimizing unnecessary deviations by using visual cues and measurabl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Lightweight Track Technology- Scot Forge / Mich Tech

    SBC: Scot Forge Company            Topic: N182095

    Scot Forge, a leading manufacturer of open and semi-closed die forging and innovator of forging technologies, is submitting a proposal to look at non-traditional track shoe manufacturing processes in an effort to decrease the cost, weight and maintenance while increasing the water track speed performance relative to the T157I track, currently being used on the Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV).Scot ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy

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