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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. Dynamic Frequency Passive Millimeter-Wave Radiometer Based on Optical Up-Conversion

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: 941D

    In the proposed effort, we will leverage this extensive experience and capabilities to realize a frequency agile mmW radiometer that can cover the range of DC-110 GHz and can be scaled to DC-200 GHz under Phase II. Ours is a photonic system that multiplies and up-coverts a low-frequency reference signal onto an optical carrier (laser) using EO modulation, then uses the modulation sidebands to inj ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. A Portable Laser Device for Remote Filler Identification

    SBC: AAC International            Topic: DTRA122012

    The proposed SBIR research (Phase I and II) is devoted to developing a laser-based acousto-ultrasonic system for inspection of sealed containers. The system represents a promising technology for improving safety management in anti-terrorism and treaty compliance operations. The system will use a pulsed laser to excite the container and a laser Doppler vibrometer for long stand-off vibratory (ult ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. Covert Optically-Reporting Threat-Functionalized Nanomaterials

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: DTRA122003

    The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the U.S. Strategic Command Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (SCC-WMD) requires transformational materials technology to support the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) of personnel and materials associated with weapons of mass destruction (WMD) development, manufacturing, and proliferation. Voxtel, Inc. proposes to fa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. Design for Commercialization of a Novel Integrating Sphere-based Ultraviolet Weathering Device

    SBC: SphereOptics, LLC            Topic: N/A

    NIST has developed an ultraviolet weathering device ¿ SPHERE (Simulated Photodegradation via High Energy Radiant Emission) based on integrating sphere technology that is used to accelerate the degradation of polymeric materials. SphereOptics is a manufacturer of integrating spheres and has experience in developing high radiance output uniform sources based on sphere technology. Given its manufa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Dynamic Light Scattering Instrumentation Using Field Programmable Gate Array-based Digital Signal Processing

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    An existing low-cost FPGA-based processing platform will be demonstrated with fiber-coupling to single-photon detectors, to perform photon-arrival time stamping with

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. High Efficiency, Large-area, 1550 nm InGaAs Photodiodes

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    A stable, well characterized InGaAs materials growth and photodetector fabrication process will be used to fabricate matched photodiodes optimized for balanced homodyne detection. The 1-mm-diameter p-i-n photodetectors will be manufactured back-illuminated with a 5-micron absorber, allowing residual light to reflect off the front-side metal to make a double pass through the active layer. Ultra-hig ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  7. Efficient Low-Dark-Count Detector for Photon Counting

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Voxtel has demonstrated efficient high-speed photon counting with thresholded linear-mode avalanche photodiode (APD) receivers using multi-gain-stage InGaAs/InAIAs APDs. In contrast to Geiger APDs, thresholded photon-counting linear APD receivers are thought not to suffer afterpulsing, and can support maximum count rates (MCR) up to 2 or 3 orders of magnitude faster than Geiger APDs. However, the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  8. Cross-Layer Optimization for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Using SCA Compatible Smart Radio

    SBC: SCA Technica, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Homeland Security/First Responder networks require increased bandwidth and reliable connectivity. Future networks such as Project SAFECOM may deploy software-defined radios (SDR) compatible with Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Software Communications Architecture (SCA). We leverage our SCA compatible, high assurance ¿Smart Radio¿ prototype being developed under an AFRL sponsored Phase II ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. Development of enhanced active damping system for the Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV)

    SBC: ACTIVE SHOCK, INC.            Topic: N04192

    A road wheel suspension incorporating a semi-active damper and fast load leveling spring system will be developed for the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV). The system will be designed as a replacement for the currently fielded semi-active suspension system in the same foot print, either in early production units or as a retrofit package for incorporation later in the development cycle. A sus ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  10. HIGH EFFICIENCY COMPACT MODELING OF RADIATION EFFECTS

    SBC: Lynguent, Inc.            Topic: DTRA05001

    The objective of this research is prove the feasibility of automatically migrating radiation effects predicted in TCAD level tools to compact modeling tools. This transition will enable compact models that possess radiation effects to be quickly generated, which can then be used in circuit design activity. This "model-in-a-day" approach is a substantial improvement over the current ad hoc approach ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
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