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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Turnkey Arsenic Removal for Small Water Systems

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF03265

    In 2001 the US EPA lowered the maximum contaminant level for arsenic in drinking water from 50 ppb to 10 ppb. This change is expected to impact 10 percent of the nation's drinking water systems; the vast majority of those impacted are small, rural water suppliers. New approaches, particularly simple, adsorption-based technologies are needed to provide cost effective treatment options for small wat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Multibeam Optical Head for Satellite Laser Communications

    SBC: BOULDER NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF03025

    The goal of this Phase II SBIR is to investigate using an electronic beam steering device in place of a gimbaled mirror to produce multiple beams for satellite communication links. The two principle thrusts associated with this goal are maturation of the Optical Phased Array (OPA) component technology and specification of component/terminal requirements for implementation in a multi-access laserc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. An Optical Health Monitor for High Power Lasers


    This project is developing a real-time software "health monitoring" system for high-powered laser systems. By "health monitoring", we are referring to a system that can independently monitor the status of the laser over time, alerting operators to diminished performance and preventing catastrophic failure. A variety of different high power lasers are under development, including the Airborne Laser ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Distributed Relational Modeling for Counterspace Situation Awareness

    SBC: CLEVERSET, INC.            Topic: AF03037

    CleverSet proposes to apply the variable-resolution Bayesian technology developed in Phase I to distributed counterspace situation awareness. Variable-resolution modeling provides the proven effectiveness of Bayesian data fusion in an efficient, scalable, distributed architecture. A recent breakthrough, relational Bayesian networks, provides an underlying entity-relationship data model, providin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Beam Steering Using A New Class Of Fast, High-Polarization Ferroelectric Liquid

    SBC: Displaytech Incorporated            Topic: AF03020

    It has long been known that optical phased array (OPA) beam steering can be performed by liquid crystal devices, yet available liquid crystals are either too slow for many applications (1 ms - 100's of milliseconds) or they are incapable of producing the necessary range of analog phase modulation. Developments in a new class of ferroelectric liquid crystals (FLCs) during the last couple of years h ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. The Use of Boron Nitride for Improved Cold-Cathode Electron Field Emission Technology

    SBC: Electrodynamic Applications Inc            Topic: AF03T016

    Low-power Hall thrusters offer potentially important advantages for certain military applications but issues of lifetime and efficiency degradation at lower powers are issues hindering its utilization. A factor impacting efficiency is that the state-of-the-art techniques for electron generation used for neutralization (such as hollow cathodes operating on the same propellant as the thruster) do n ...

    STTR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Photonic Band Gap Devices for Commercial Applications

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: AF02T017

    Advances in fabrication technology have made it possible to prodce features that are smaller than the wavelength of light. As such a new class of optical devices based on submicron periodic structures has emerged and is referred to as photonic crystals (PhC) or photonic band gap devices (PBGs). Preliminary research indicates that these devices will be capable of performing a wide variety of functi ...

    STTR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Ionospheric Ensemble Forecasting System

    SBC: FUSION NUMERICS, INC.            Topic: AF03016

    The main objective of this proposal is to provide a modeling, assimilation, forecasting, and data analysis platform to support the Communication / Navigation Outage Forecasting System (C/NOFS) mission of the AFRL. The system will combine several components developed by Fusion Numerics Inc. along with new specialized modules. The goal of the C/NOFS mission is to understand the physics of the ion ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Bistatic Altimeter Concept

    SBC: First RF Corporation            Topic: AF03138

    The proposed Bistatic Altimeter concept is intended to provide a low cost solution to improve the accuracy of existing munitions such as the Joint Advanced Standoff Strike Missile (JASSM), Small Diameter Bomb (SDB), and the Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM). For GPS guided munitions, the GPS navigation error can be related to the weapon CEP. Examining the unclassified ORD threshold for the cur ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Precise Guidance--No Seeker

    SBC: First RF Corporation            Topic: AF03139

    Current precision guided weapons utilize GPS/INS and seeker technologies for guidance to ground targets. GPS/INS systems work by acquiring position and velocity information and maneuvering to given target coordinates entered before release. If seeker technology is used, target-tracking techniques are employed to guide to the final target. The need to precisely attack fixed/moveable targets has com ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
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