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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. 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
  2. Tunable Filters for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS)

    SBC: Active Spectrum, Inc.            Topic: AF073065

    The proposal describes a miniaturized tunable filter technology for wideband tuning in the 500 MHz to 3 GHz bands. The filters use a novel actuator to achieve a combination of wide tuning range and high-Q of the resonant elements. The filter technology can be integrated into a small surface mount package, as described in the proposal. The technology is a major step for reducing the SWAP of front- ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Method of Locating Unexploded Ordnance

    SBC: MAV6            Topic: AF083236

    The Unexploded Ordnance Asset RFID System (UARS) is an active low frequency RFID tracking system designed for locating unexploded ordinance (UXO) on the battlefield.  The system is a passive thin collar RFID tag that is placed onto the munition during manufacture and becomes activated after delivery on target.  Once activated, the RFID tag enters a passive listening mode, waiting for a specific ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Replacement for Hexavalent Chromium Conversion Coatings for Magnesium and Zinc-Nickel

    SBC: METALAST INTERNATIONAL, INC.            Topic: AF083226

    The European Union''s RoHS and WEE Directives mandated the elimination of the carcinogenic, hexavalent chromium coatings for metals, including magnesium and zinc-nickel plated substrates.  The purpose of this project is to find chemistry that will meet requirements of industry performance specifications and of the mandate.  METALAST intends to explore trivalent chromium in conjunction with two o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Longer Length Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) for Electric Power Applications

    SBC: Nanocomp Technologies Inc.            Topic: AF073061

    Nanocomp has demonstrated an extraordinary increase in conductivity of continuous carbon nanotube wires to over 2 x 10^6 S/m. In addition we have demonstrated fabrication of more than a kilometer of 3 tex SWCNT CNT wire per day. Ribbon conductors made also been developed from 3 foot by 6 foot SWCNT or DWCNT sheets. These sheets are in daily production at a readiness level over 4 in automated equip ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Non-Metallic Conductive Material for ESD/EMI Applications

    SBC: Nanocomp Technologies Inc.            Topic: AF083C071

    Nanocomp proposes to develop a clear understanding of the relationship between the EMI and ESD parameters of BMI (5250-4) and Epoxy (977-3) prepregged very large, ~4 foot by 8 foot panels or rolls. These panels are formed from DWCNT and SWCNT sheets bonded to graphite epoxy or to S glass using a commercial autoclave process. In particular we propose to determine the relationship between insertion ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Optical Switching Fabric

    SBC: OPTICOMP CORP.            Topic: AF083209

    The major requirements for this program include the modeling of optical switching fabric technologies appropriate to space-borne systems at very high speed. Specifically, this program will evaluate two OptiComp candidate optical transceiver technologies against a Serial Rapid IO switching fabric. A down-selection to one optical transceiver technology will be made. Then, a simulation of that Serial ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Terabit Per Second Optical Router for Space-Based Satellite Network

    SBC: OPTICOMP CORP.            Topic: AF083191

    The major requirements for this program include the modeling of optical routing technologies appropriate to space-borne systems at very high speed. This program will investigate optical routing at speeds to from 3.125 ro 10 Gbps per channel, with a wavelength/channel density from 4 to 16 wavelengths. Models will be constructed for these regimes, and an experimental demonstration of an 8-wavelength ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Novel Manufacturing Process of Optoelectronic Transceiver Technology

    SBC: OPTICOMP CORP.            Topic: AF083152

    The proposed program will develop OptiComp''s coarse WDM transceiver manufacturing technology.  This WDM optical transceiver technology is highly novel, emphasizing manufacturability, ruggedization, modularity, ease of upgrade and qualification, extensive built-in diagnostic monitoring and test capabilities, as well as superior performance with reduced manfacturing complexity.  The modular desig ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Adaptable, High-Performance, Low-Integration-Cost Magnetometer for Satellites

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF083218

    Creare proposes to develop an adaptable, high-performance, low-integration-cost magnetometer that can be used on a wide range of Air Force, other DoD, NASA, and commercial satellites.  Accurate, space based magnetic measurements are critical for mapping of magnetic fields around Earth, which is needed to understand and predict the motion of charged particles and plasmas.  Magnetic field measurem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force

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