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  1. Wide Temperature, High Energy Density Capacitors for Power System Conditioning

    SBC: AKRON POLYMER SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: OSD09EP4

    The goal of this proposal is to fabricate a capacitor with an energy density of at least 4 J/cc that is durable over 10,000 cycles with an operational temperature range of -55 °C to 300 °C. This goal requires that a new thermally stable, high dielectric constant material be developed. It is proposed that such a dielectric layer can be achieved using nano-composites. In particular, high dielec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Wide-band Physics-based Radar Sensor Model for Signature Phenomenology Prediction

    SBC: ANALYTIC DESIGNS INC            Topic: AF083151

    The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) desires a method to map Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) performance to signature performance in order to aid database optimization.  To better understand the physical mechanisms relating the sensing platform, candidate ATR algorithms, and the classifier database, advanced radar signal processing models are required.  Analytic Designs, Incorporated (ADI ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Modeling of Layer Additive Manufacturing Processes

    SBC: Applied Optimization, Inc            Topic: AF03117

    Applied Optimization, Inc. herein proposes three technical tasks for modeling of electron-beam free-form fabrication [EBF3] as follows. The first task is to enhance existing capability to simulate melt-pool generated by the electron-beam, and evolution of its shape due to interaction between thermo-mechanical and geometry phenomena. The second task is to enhance the existing simulation capability ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Conductive, Low-Cost Carbon Prepreg Mat

    SBC: Applied Sciences            Topic: AF083C071

    This Phase I effort will demonstrate the production of large area carbon nanopaper prepreg mats with very high electrical conductivity and EMI shielding capabilities. Currently, metal structures, metallic fillers, and metallic coating are used to provide ESD and EMI shielding, but issues such as weight and corrosion make these materials less than ideal. Carbon nanotubes and nano graphene platele ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. GaN/AlGaN/AlInN Based THz Focal Plane Array Detectors, Ultraviolet (UV) Lasers, and HEMT High Power RF Devices on Low-Dislocation AlN and GaN Substra

    SBC: TRAYCER DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF08T006

    In this Phase I effort our team, a collaboration between Traycer Diagnostic Systems and The University of Notre Dame, proposes to develop a single pixel detector of terahertz frequency electromagnetic radiation. The devices we propose are AlN/GaN high electron mobility transistors which, via the excitation of plasma waves in the device channel, exhibit a nonresonant broadband and resonant respons ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Advanced THz Materials for Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE)

    SBC: TRAYCER DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF083083

    Stand-off inspection using THz sources is a promising technology for non-destructive evaluation by means of direct imaging as well as by identifying spectroscopic signatures of the material being inspected. This proposal addresses critical developments for realizing this promise. In particular we address the issue of developing THz sources to the point where stand-off detection at ranges of 3-5 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. High Power Microwave Frequency Selective Surfaces

    SBC: BerrieHill Research Corporation            Topic: AF083009

    High Power Microwave (HPM) systems penetrate electronic equipment front ends and cause substantial damage to critical components by generating extremely high energy via a very short electromagnetic pulse. Enclosing an HPM radiating aperture with a frequency selective surface (FSS) radome presents a unique problem. The power density seen by HPM radomes is on the order of 10,000 times more than is t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Smart, Rapid-Response Jettison System for Helmet Mounted Displays

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: AF083017

    Modern combat aircraft use advanced human interface technology, such as Helmet Mounted Display Systems (HMDS), which give crewmembers increased situational awareness. However, such systems also add weight to a helmet, which increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash or ejection due to the change in inertia and aerodynamics of the crewmember. To counter this problem, mechanical release sy ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Switchable Electromagnetic Windows

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: AF083084

    There is a current need for the passive protection of antenna apertures from electronic warfare (EW) and high power microwave (HPM) threats.  Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) proposes to develop switchable electromagnetic windows that will passively respond to high power microwave threats. Switchable electromagnetic windows will have the ability to respond directly to the threat without an i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Improved Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Sensors


    AFSOC and other warfighting organizations have the requirement to distinguish enemy combatants from neutral non-combatants either alone or in groups.  Movement, object manipulation, and other human activities vary widely and subtle interactions within groups occur continuously.  Support tools are essential for the user particularly those that automatically detect, extract, and track relevant vis ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force

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