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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. Development of a Long Term pH and pCO2 Lagrangian Drifter

    SBC: SUNBURST SENSORS, LLC            Topic: 831C

    Quantifying oceanic CO2 uptake and ocean acidification and understanding their impact on global climate and ocean ecology are key goals of NOAA’s climate change research programs. NOAA’s request for Development of a long-term Lagrangian pH and pCO2 drifter (SBIR Subtopic 8.3.1C) aims to address these goals by developing technology that measures both pCO2 and pH that can be widely deployed in t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Cetane Sensor for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Propulsion Systems that Operate on Heavy Fuel

    SBC: YELLOWSTONE SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS            Topic: AF131158

    ABSTRACT: We propose to develop a lightweight, compact Cetane sensor interfaced to a fiberoptic probe immersed in the RPA fuel tank to continuously measure, update and report Cetane number to the engine electronics for control of engine settings for RPA internal combustion engines (ICE) operating on heavy fuels. The sensor will be based on laser light scattering and will be made small and light ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Packaging High Power Photodetectors for 100 MHz to 100 GHz RF Photonic Applications

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: AF131142

    ABSTRACT: In this SBIR effort we will develop a packaging process and demonstrate (Phase I) a prototype of high power Photodiode (PD) that has a normal incident, pigtailed fiber input and a coaxial RF output that operates from DC to>60GHz. We will apply and extend (Phase II) the aforementioned packaging process to single PD, balanced PD and array of PDs that work from DC through entire W-band. De ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Satellite Optical Backplane

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: AF103097

    ABSTRACT: there is a clear need for a radically new interconnect architecture that minimizes the routing delay through the backplane to enable increased performance, reduced costs, and faster time to market. To this end, we propose the development of a space compatible optically interconnected backplane with reconfigurable routing fabric. By removing the electrical interconnections between logi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Abrasion and Impact Resistant Hydrophobic Thermoplastic Coatings for Aircraft Landing Skis/Skids

    SBC: RESODYN CORPORATION            Topic: AF103256

    ABSTRACT: Resodyn Corporations proposed Functionalized Polyethylene (FPE) copolymer thermoplastic coating will overcome the shortcomings of the current ski coating. The FPE will provide the long-lasting, low friction, impact-resistant, abrasion resistant and hydrophobic properties required and will also provide hydraulic fluid resistance and reduced drag during wet snow conditions. Enhancements ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. ADIDRUS: Using Deception to Protect and Defend UAVs

    SBC: Galois, Inc.            Topic: OSD11IA2

    Unmanned vehicles are becoming an increasingly valuable tool within the Department of Defense, and related technologies are beginning to appear in commercial systems. As their utilization grows, these unmanned systems will become a significant target for cyber attack. Indeed, existing Defense Department unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have already been subjected to attack by various adversaries. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Optimized Taggant Delivery Systems

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: AF112002

    ABSTRACT: In this Phase II SBIR, a Voxtel Inc. led team will develop a lightweight small unmanned aircraft system (SUAS) delivered payload, including targeting and fire-control sub-system, taggant dissemination hardware, and taggant reservoir, that is capable of covertly delivering optical taggants. Because the performance of auto-pilots and video trackers is limited by SRPA system constraints, t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Improved Hyperspectral Readout Integrated Circuit

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: AF112135

    ABSTRACT: To increase the performance of current and next-generation imaging spectrometers for military applications, in this Phase II SBIR effort, a flexible readout integrated circuit (ROIC), optimized for hyperspectral imaging (HSI) will be developed with enhanced capabilities. The ROIC features a 1024 (spatial) x 512 (spectral) format, with 20 micron pitch pixel elements, and has been develop ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Hardware Based Broadband Ultra High-speed Digital Signal Processor

    SBC: S2 CORPORATION            Topic: AF112142

    ABSTRACT: S2 Corporation and subcontractor Research Associates of Syracuse aim to develop a broadband hardware-based ultra high-speed signal processor for real time digital, broadband RF spectrum over 2-18 GHz with digital signal stream captures and analysis for a countermeasure applications, and to demonstrate these digital algorithms to significantly advance the tactical capability through comp ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
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