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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 April, 2020.

  1. High Power 2-micron Fiber Laser Components

    SBC: AdValue Photonics Inc            Topic: AF093158

    High power fiber lasers have made significant progress in last several years. Fiber laser operating in the 1.9-2.1micron wavelength regimes have achieved operating powers approaching 1kW. Such fiber lasers have great potential in the areas of laser radar, remote sensing, medicine, and infrared (IR) countermeasures. However, further development of these technologies is hindered by a lack of commerc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Low-Cost Mid-Wavelength Infrared All-Fiber Source

    SBC: AdValue Photonics Inc            Topic: AF093212

    An all-fiber mid-infrared laser source offers many unique features that are key to next-generation infrared countermeasure systems. We propose a low-cost all-fiber mid-infrared light source operating in 2-5 micron wavelength range with ~1000watt average output power, based on our proprietary infrared glass/fiber technology. All-fiber monolithic design allows us to develop such a low-cost fiber las ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Innovative Broadband Infrared Coherent Fiber Image Bundle

    SBC: AdValue Photonics Inc            Topic: AF093216

    High spatial resolution infrared imaging fiber bundles are needed to spatially analyze combustion processes accessible only by probe penetrations into high pressure and/or high temperature regions such as turbine combustors and afterburners. Specialized infrared fibers including chalcogenide and ZBLAN fibers are typically very expensive and brittle and fragile. We propose to develop an innovative ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Isolator for Fiber Laser Amplifier Arrays

    SBC: AdValue Photonics Inc            Topic: AF093008

    High power fiber lasers have made significant progress in last several years. Several kW of output power has been demonstrated, which enables a wide range of new applications from laser welding, laser cutting, and laser drilling to military defense. While high power fiber lasers have been successfully deployed in industry, one piece of critical components, fiber isolator, is still not available. F ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Terahertz Focal Plane Arrays

    SBC: AEGIS TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC., THE            Topic: AF09BT33

    Recent advances in THz-source stability, power and practicality have opened the door for active THz imaging in both commercial and military settings. AEgis is teaming with U Buffalo to develop a THz detection device that utilizes classical rectification effects in semiconductor point contacts (SPCs) to achieve response in the 1 to 10 THz range and is capable of operating at temperatures over 150 K ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. New Laser Eye Protection (LEP) Technology for Visors

    SBC: AEGIS TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC., THE            Topic: AF083013

    Laser eye protection is important due to the availability of laser sources (continuous and pulsed) over a broad range of wavelengths. The military uses many laser systems (e.g., training devices, range finders, target designators, communications devices) that emit potentially eye damaging radiation. Because personnel risk exposure to these devices, a growing need exists for eye protection at a va ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Measurement of laser irradiance on target for directed energy weapons

    SBC: AEGIS TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC., THE            Topic: AF093009

    The Laser Irradiance Measurement on Target (LIMT) project will provide a sensor mesh for direct, on-target measurement of laser beam characteristics of interest (e.g., irradiance level, beam size, time history of beam shape). Activities during Phase 1 of this project include identification and prioritization of requirements; design of system and subsystem components; evaluation of component design ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Qu Tubes for High Temperature Heat Rejection

    SBC: Analytical Services, Inc.            Topic: AF093079

    In our proposed effort, we intend to perform high temperature (100-200 Deg C) characterization of an ultra-advanced heat pipe to determine feasibility of using it in high temperature space radiators. In previous work, we have shown that the so-called "Qu Tube" achieves exceptionally high thermal transport rates at lower temperatures. BENEFIT: Our innovation will significantly reduce the size of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Enhanced Carbon Nanotube Ultracapacitors

    SBC: Amtec Corporation            Topic: AF09BT05

    The mission of this proposed research is to develop ultracapacitors (also known as electrochemical or supercapacitors) to address an array of military applications. These applications include pulsed power for directed-energy and kinetic-energy weapons, sensors, and power supplies and control systems for aircraft and spacecraft. The proposed innovation employs carbon nanotubes (CNTs) coated with p ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Advanced Dielectric Insulation Techniques for High Voltage Pulsed Power Systems

    SBC: Applied Energetics, Inc.            Topic: AF093014

    Current state-of-the-art, high voltage, pulsed power systems designed to drive high power microwave (HPM) sources utilize Marx generator designs. The high voltage insulation of these devices has been traditionally based on either high dielectric strength oil or sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). The dielectric strength of the insulating medium determines the minimum size of the tank enclosure of the Mar ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force

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