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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 June, 2020.

  1. High Efficiency, Large-Area, 1550 nm InGaAs Photodiodes

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    A back-illuminated planar InGaAs photodiode tested to have 95% quantum effiiency (QE) at 1550 nm, area greater than 1 mm2, low capacitance (<23 pF), and high bandwidth (>125 MHz) will be improved. Although the existing Phase I device exhibited bulk material dark current generation better than commercially available devices, the sidewall-generated dark current was found to dominate the noise ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. A Novel Automated and Controlled Dual Laser Ablation System for Selective Removal of Thermal Barrier Coatings

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: AF093120

    Thermal barrier coatings have been widely used to provide thermal protection to superalloy components in gas turbine engines. After certain amount of service time, the coating experiences a reduction in thickness by processes such as wear, erosion and foreign/domestic object damage. When the thickness decreases below a critical value, the thermal barrier effect provided by the coating is no longer ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Winning the 'Race to the Bottom' by Changing the Rules: Inhibiting Malicious Hardware Activation through Attack Incompatibility

    SBC: Galois, Inc.            Topic: OSD10IA1

    Many hardware trojans depend on (a) the ability of an attacker to have an accurate model of the target system and of key software used on that system and (b) identification of one or more deterministic trigger conditions with low observability (i.e., conditions that evade detection by traditional scan- or ATPG-based testing methodologies but that can be exercised on demand via external stimuli). ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Radiation Fault Analysis for 45 Nanometer CMOS-SOI VLSI Circuits

    SBC: Lynguent, Inc.            Topic: DTRA092001

    State of the art Radiation Hardened by Design (RHBD) techniques must scale down in feature size for radiation effects in 45 nm processes, and also scale up in complexity to support radiation fault analysis of VLSI circuits. Recent access to commercial 45 nm CMOS Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) technologies has increased the interest in this technology for rad-hard electronic applications due to the in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. Exploitation of Geometric Diversity for High Resolution Ultrahigh Frequency (UHF) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imaging

    SBC: SKY RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: AF093145

    Sky Research, Inc. proposes to investigate the application of geometric diversity to Ultra-High Frequency Synthetic Aperture Radar (UHF SAR) and to analyze the effects on coverage, resolution, and detection performance. Geometric diversity can be realized with curved, circular, or spiral flight paths, or by combining multiple straight or curved flight paths into a single coherent data set. The pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Combining SAR and LiDAR for Advanced IED Detection and ISR Applications

    SBC: SKY RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: AF093139

    Sky Research, Inc. proposes to advance present capabilities for Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection and other Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) detection needs though the explicit integration of Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technologies. LiDAR and SAR bring separate and compatible detection capabilities to IE ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. High Sensitivity, High Bandwidth, Multi Access Optical Communication Receiver

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: AF093043

    The capacity to integrate RF and free-space optical hybrid communications is now feasible given advances in adaptive optics and optical automated gain control. Proposed is a novel high-speed avalanche photodiode (APD) receiver, with over 5 GBPS data rates, and single-photon sensitivity. The APD receiver has a bit error rate (BER) several dB better than any other available, due to its low excess no ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Subminiature Hi-def UAV Reconnaissance

    SBC: Airborne Innovations LLC            Topic: AF093213

    A key advancement in UAV reconnaissance will be the consolidation of high quality video and command and control links. UAVs with multiple cameras and/or multiple spectrum sensors can make use of multiple simultaneous channels of video. A scalable architecture which enables this for very small UAVs is proposed. It is highly desirable to achieve this in the smallest possible package to minimize v ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Response Management for Counterspace and SSA Operations

    SBC: CLEVERSET, INC.            Topic: AF06283

    The foundation of any counterspace capability is space/counterspace situation awareness. Existing AFRL/VS funded efforts have established a foundation for robust, multi-level situation awareness through multi-source, multi-level, data fusion. However, situation awareness is only useful to the extent that it informs response to threats, whether natural or man-made. AFRL/VS Space Awareness & Respons ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Hardware Accelerated Simulator for Scattering from Electrically Large Objects and Scenes

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: AF05220

    Over the past few decades, computational electromagnetics (CEM) researchers have been making steady progress towards the development of efficient algorithms, such as the Method of Moments (MoM), for simulating scattering from electrically large targets. Unfortunately, such techniques have proved too computationally demanding because they require the solution of an often very large and dense matri ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
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