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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. Optical Fibers for High-power, Mid-infrared Laser Diodes Emitting in the 2.0 Micron to 5.0 Micron Wavelength Range

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: AF04007

    Fiber coupled mid-infrared semiconductor lasers provide potential reduction in life cycle costs for tactical military systems compared to current lasers. The proposed work will investigate the stability of semiconductor lasers in military environments for reliable insertion into mid-infrared transmitting fiber optics. The overall project will demonstrate stable operation of a moderate power, mul ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Compact Array of Analog Modulators and Integrated Laser Source (CAAMILS) Module

    SBC: Eospace Inc.            Topic: MDA04029

    EOSPACE proposes to develop a Compact Array of Analog Modulators and Integrated Laser Source (CAAMILS) module for use in a wide-bandwidth analog ladar scene projection system. Under Phase I, EOSPACE used its unique, exceptionally low loss, lithium niobate (LiNbO3) integrated electro-optic waveguide technology to fabricate a practical and cost-effective, yet state-of-the-art, ultra-low-loss, high- ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Carbon Foam-Based Lightweight Mirrors

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: N/A

    Several current and upcoming space-based telescope and laser beam director designs, such as the Next-Generation Space Telescope (NGST) and the Airborne Laser (ABL), call for lightweight, high-stiffness optical components. Using conventionalmirror/director technologies, the cost and weight of these systems would be prohibitive. In addition, conventional materials, such as glass, offer insufficien ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Lightweight Sandwich Structure Panels for Space Applications

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: N/A

    Lightweight Sandwich Structure Panels for Space Applications The ballistic missile defense system is made up of a variety of components including land-based missiles, satellites, and space based laser. Minimum weight structures are needed, maximizingdisplacement, mechanical strength, reliability, and weight. There is a need for innovative high modulus, fiber-reinforced composites, and novel low-to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Integrated Laser Electronics

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: N03175

    Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components may be used to reduce the cost of the laser electronics needed for mid-infrared lasers being developed for infrared countermeasures applications. The Phase II project will develop circuit designs for these laser electronics using COTS components and demonstrate these laser electronics can operate in military environments. The laser electronics will be v ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Development of a Liner-less Storage Tank for the Space Based Laser System

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: N/A

    Innovative materials and manufacturing processes are required to meet the performance and cost objectives of current space-based NMD and TMD system programs. One example is the use of polymer matrix composites for the reactant storage tanks aboard theLaser Payload Element (LPE) of the Space Based Laser (SBL) satellite. Currently evolving designs include aluminum clad polymer matrix composite (PM ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Hierarchical CAD Tools for Radiation Hardened Mixed Signal Electronic Circuits

    SBC: Orora Design Technologies, Inc.            Topic: SB032043

    In this SBIR proposal, Orora Design Technologies proposes to develop a behavioral modeling centric automated design flow and supporting CAD tools for radiation-hardened mixed-signal electronic systems. A hierarchical approach will be developed to facilitate the analysis and synthesis of mixed-signal circuits and systems, where devices and circuits are described in various abstraction levels using ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  8. Power The Force: Future Force Power Systems- Critical Enabler for Army Transformation

    SBC: INFINIA CORPORATION            Topic: A04098

    Advancements in military communications technology will enable better information gathering and decision making, but they require reliable, robust, quiet, and highly portable electrical power. The Free-Piston Stirling Engine generator system that is the subject of this proposal has excellent potential to meet these needs better than any identified alternatives. Stirling Technology Company’s (STC ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Thermal Protection Systems for Space Applications

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: N/A

    The Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) ballistic missile defense system is made up of a variety of components including land- and sea-based missiles, satellites, and space-based laser, all part of the Theater and National Missiles Defense Systems. Reusablehypersonic and reentry vehicles are being designed to meet Defense Department requirements. Two specific programs, the MDA's Space Based Laser (SB ...

    STTR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Development of a Concept for Swarmed mini-UAVs for Automatic Target Recognition

    SBC: Augusta Systems, Inc.            Topic: N04T005

    The objective of this project is to develop algorithms controlling the high level flight pattern of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) utilizing swarming technology in a manner to maximize Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) performance for a selected algorithm through cooperative search operations involving a larger number of inexpensive UAVs. Based upon the success and results of the Phase I work, ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseNavy

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