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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. Micro-Positioner Replacement of Piezo Actuators in Long-working Distance Interference Microscopes

    SBC: E. M. Optomechanical, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The NIST patented six-degree of freedom micropositioner technology associated with this subtopic has been identified by E M Optomechanical, Inc. (EMOM) as a technology that could be incorporated into the company¿s long-working distance interference microscopes. A key element in these microscopes is a piezo-actuator device, installed in a manual pitch/yaw mount, which translates a small flat mirro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. High Power, Mid-Infrared Fiber Supercontinuum Light Source

    SBC: MESA PHOTONICS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Modern supercontinuum (SC) light sources are generated by non-linear interactions between ultrashort laser pulses and optical fibers. These light sources have high brightness and are spatially coherent. Output in near-ultraviolet to near-infrared wavelength ranges has been demonstrated. SC wavelength ranges are constrained by the transmission and dispersion properties of the fibers. Previously, ou ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Innovative Residential Fire Detection

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Southwest Sciences¿ Phase 2 SBIR project will lead to development of residential fire sensing systems based on recently developed, low cost temperature and optical imaging sensors combined with newly introduced highly miniaturized, micropower CO sensors. Sensor modules will be part of a low power wireless network. Each module will be about ½ the size of a business card, a few mm thick, and w ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Microcalorimeter Alpha Spectrometer for Analysis of Nuclear Material

    SBC: STAR CRYOELECTRONICS LLC            Topic: N/A

    A key factor of international efforts to identify and suppress the supply of and demand for nuclear materials, and thereby to deter potential traffickers, is the ability to accurately identify contradicted material and ultimately to trace it back to its origin. Alpha particle spectroscopy is widely used in nuclear forensics to assay trace quantities of sensitive nuclear materials, but the limited ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. New algorithmic hardening schemes and multi-bit error detection/correction to enable the use of commercially derived memories in space

    SBC: TRANSEL CORP.            Topic: AF083192

    The proposed effort will demonstrate the suitability of a mature commercial production technology in meeting the requirements for a cost effective, high capacity non-volatile memory solution for space systems.  The feasibility of mitigating radiation sensitivities in, and improving the reliability of, devices built upon the selected technology will be demonstrated during Phase 1.  We will develo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Biomolecular Taggants for Covert Tracking and Watermarking

    SBC: Icagen, Inc.            Topic: AF073035

    Functional taggants are paints or inks that change their optical properties in response to specified environmental conditions, such as the presence of a chemical related to illicit weapon activities. In this project, we will develop taggant systems for two non-conventional weapon signatures. Taggants will have high chemical selectivity (avoids false positives), high chemical affinity (avoids flase ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. 3D Magnetic Field Modeling

    SBC: ACCURATE SOLUTIONS IN APPLIED PHYSICS LL            Topic: AF081001

    ABSTRACT: We propose to employ a novel Boundary Element Method (BEM) numerical technique, demonstrated during Phase I, to develop a parallel computer code that will allow simultaneous solution, in three dimensions (3-D), of the vacuum magnetic vector potential and magnetic field structure for complex geometries. The primary advantages of the chosen approach are the reduction of the dimensionality ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Distributed Conformal Actuation for Simultaneously Controlling Flow Separation and Transition

    SBC: ENVIRONMENTAL ROBOTS, INC.            Topic: AF08T007

    The objective of the proposed research is the demonstration of an optimized, planar-constrained Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite (IPMC) under the influence of a low, O(10V), voltage signal as a conformal surface capable of actuation of a laminar/transitional boundary layer for the goals of transition and/or separation control. The material will be modeled using standard techniques for analyzing a st ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Windscreen Shield Monitor Usng Spiral Transmission Lines

    SBC: FARR RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: AF071313

    Many aircraft are hardened against the effects of various forms of high power electromagnetic waves, including Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP), High Power Microwaves (HPM), High Intensity Radio Frequency (HIRF), and lightning. These aircraft typically have electrically conducting coatings on their windows, with conducting gaskets that form an electromagnetic seal with the fuselage. These gaskets wear ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. 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

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