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  1. Fiber-based, high peak power mid-infrared source

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: AF071005

    We propose the development of a transportable, highly flexible, fiber-based high-peak-power optical source capable of operating at mid-infrared wavelengths.

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. High-power transportable fs fiber laser

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: AF06005

    We propose the development of a multi-function, high-peak-power all-fiber-based laser source capable of operation in a wide range of pulse formats and designed for deployment in harsh environments.

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. High Energy Laser (HEL) Beam Combination

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: OSD05D04

    Electrically driven High Energy Lasers (HELs) can perform target detection and illumination, missile defense, aircraft and area self-protection, and missions requiring precision engagement and/or graduated force/lethality. These lasers must provide at least 10 to 100 kW of output power with excellent beam quality, and have high electro-optical efficiency and output power to weight ratio, and have ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Drill End-Effector for Robotic Drilling in Confined Space Aircraft Inlet Ducts

    SBC: Beck Engineering, Inc.            Topic: AF063C011

    The Air Force needs a Robotic Drilling System (RDS) for drilling and countersinking holes in JSF inlet ducts. We propose a team to develop all elements of a complete RDS: Robot/Robotic Application; Drill End-Effector (DEE); Metrology System; Cutting Tools; and an Automatic Tool Changer. This proposal focuses on the DEE. We propose to develop a Vacuum Nose-Lock/DEE (VNL/DEE). Robots can accurat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Computer Controlled Bore Shaping Hone

    SBC: Beck Engineering, Inc.            Topic: AF071341

    The Air Force needs an automated system for honing various shapes of taper in smooth-bore tubes. We propose to develop an automatic bore hone (ABH) to meet Air Force needs. Our ABH will automatically produce required diameter profiles to tight tolerances. Bore-gage transducers measure the bore diameter. A hydraulic telescoping drive shaft deploys from a retracted length of 40 feet to a fully-d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. GPU Multi-Scale Particle Tracking and Multi-Fluid Simulations of the Radiation Belts

    SBC: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF07T022

    The radiation belts are a significant hazard to spacecraft, from generating single-event computer upsets to degradation of spacecraft surfaces and overall performance. The properties of the radiation belts can vary dramatically under the influence of magnetic storms and storm-time substorms. The task of understanding and predicting radiation belt properties is made difficult because their properti ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Dynamically Reconfigurable LADAR Waveform Generator

    SBC: Eospace Inc.            Topic: AF071236

    The focus of this SBIR is to investigate and develop a novel arbitrary optical LADAR waveform generator whose waveform can be dynamically reconfigurable at very-high-speed to meet a wide variety of adaptive target sensing requirements. Our unique new approach utilizes a novel RF-Photonic optical signal processing technique. The arbitrary waveform LADAR waveform generator is to be constructed usin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Indium Antimonide Substrate Growth for Affordable Large-Format Mid-Infrared (IR) Imagers

    SBC: GALAXY COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS, INC.            Topic: AF06212

    A key component for stealth defense is the megapixel InSb based infrared focal plane arrays (IRFPAs) used for fighter aircraft support and protection. A significant aspect inhibiting widespread military and commercial application of InSb IRFPAs is the size of the substrates. During Phase I, the Czochralski method was highly successful in growing larger diameter InSb boules that resulted in 149.2mm ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Radio Frequency/Microwave Hazard Assessment Tool (RHAZ)

    SBC: MOBILISA, INC.            Topic: AF071042

    Mobilisa and subcontractor Mikros Systems propose to develop the RHAZ analysis tool based on Mobilisa’s software package known as AIRchitect®, which already implements several of the key functions required. AIRchitect® was originally developed to model wireless networks onboard US Navy vessels, and incorporates advanced algorithms to simulate RF propagation, model 3D environments and determin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Space Qualifiable, High-Power, Fiber Coupled Pump Laser

    SBC: nLight Photonics            Topic: AF063003

    Through this research grant nLight Corporation will combine its proven design and production experience in high-reliability, single-emitter, fiber-coupled, laser diode module packaging, with its proven experience in 9XX nm, high-power, wide-stripe, super-high-efficiency-diodes (SHEDs) to design a space qualifiable, high-power, single-emitter, fiber-coupled, 980 nm laser diode module. Part of this ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force

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