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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. Precision 10 kV Programmable Voltage Source

    SBC: Low Thermal Electronics, Inc.            Topic: NA

    Low Thermal Electronics, Inc. proposes to design a stand-alone, programmable voltage source capable of supplying precision voltages in the range of zero to 1,000 volts direct current (DC), with options for scaling up to 10,000 volts, and with a total expanded uncertainty (k=2) of less than 10uV/V for the 10,000 volt version. This instrument will improve state-of-the-art measurements in high resist ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Fiber Pigtailed On-Chip Mid-infrared Difference Frequency Generation in Silicon

    SBC: Omega Optics, Inc.            Topic: NA

    We propose a fiber-pigtailed strained silicon platform for tunable difference frequency generation (DFG) in mid-infrared (MIR) with tunable continuous wave near-infrared (NIR) sources. Stress exerted by silicon nitride induces second-order nonlinear susceptibility c(2) on underlying centro-symmetric silicon. NIR light is coupled into silicon and MIR light is coupled out of silicon using sub-wavele ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Flexible Broad-band Optical Device

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: AF17AT010

    Optical characterization of materials has remained an active area of research for many decades. With each advancement in light sources, detector technologies, microscopy, or compact spectroscopic analysis, a renewed effort is made to apply these technologies to material characterization, especially for biological tissues. There is a current need to characterize the details of the interaction of ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Optical Diagnostics and Analysis for Multiphase Blast

    SBC: PROTECTION ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS LLC            Topic: AF17AT020

    The damage mechanisms induced by multi-phase blast weapons are not well understood. This is due to the complexity of the phenomenologies associated with weapon effects and also the difficulties associated with measuring and quantifying such phenomena under testing conditions. The proposed Phase I effort will develop an optical imaging and image analysis approach to identify and quantify multi-pha ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Plasmonic Thermal Emitter with Hyperbolic Metamaterial Heat Source

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: AF17AT022

    The development of high-efficiency thermal emitters with high spectral purity will provide a significant advantage for hardware-in-the-loop infrared scene testing. Nanohmics Inc. in collaboration with The University of Texas at Austin, propose to demonstrate a novel hyperbolic metamaterial (h-MM) driven plasmonic thermal emitter (i.e. optical antenna) that provides spectrally-tuned mid-wave and lo ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Thermal Monitoring of Quantum Cascade Lasers Using Scanning Near-Field Infrared Radiometry With Sub-Wavelength Resolution

    SBC: Max-IR Labs, LLC            Topic: AF17AT026

    Max-IR Labs, LLC., proposes a Phase I STTR program in conjunction with the University of Texas at Dallas to demonstrate the feasibility of the design, development, and production of scanning near-field infrared temperature sensor for thermal mapping of small heat sources. The specific application of the proposed instrument is targeted towards the optimization of the design of Quantum Cascade Laser ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Plenoptic Fluid Density Imaging

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: AF16AT06

    Instantaneous volumetric fluid imaging is crucial to high-speed aerodynamic development and testing.Rapid three-dimensional (3D) measurement of fluid density enables accurate capture of dynamic flow phenomena for validation of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations in wind tunnels.Nanohmics, Inc., teaming with the University of Texas (UT) Flowfield Imaging Laboratory, has developed the fir ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Quasi-Model Development using Digital and Non-destructive Inspection Data

    SBC: Texas Research Institute, Austin, Inc.            Topic: AF161020

    ABSTRACT: TRI/Austin will develop a method for generating 3D digital models of aircraft components and structures by piggybacking on data from commonly used in-service depot inspections. Modern cost saving programs, such as Condition Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+) and High Velocity Maintenance (HVM), developed and implemented throughout the Air Force, rely on digital data flows and analyses. Unfo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Toward Ultra-Dense Integrated Plasmonic Circuits

    SBC: Omega Optics, Inc.            Topic: AF171021

    Continuing demands for increased compute efficiency and communication bandwidth have led to the development of novel interconnect technologies with the potential to outperform conventional electrical interconnects. Nowadays, optical communication with passive photonic waveguides which supports GHz data rate and multiple communication channels (WDM) has been widely applied in large scale optical ne ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Realtime Multiframe Blind Deconvolution for Imaging through Turbulence

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: AF171025

    Applications that depend on long-distance imaging through the Earths turbulent atmosphere often must contend with optical distortions caused by refraction-index fluctuations. Atmospheric distortions can be corrected using hardware-based approaches such

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force

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