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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. Optical Fibers for High-power, Mid-infrared Laser Diodes Emitting in the 2.0 Micron to 5.0 Micron Wavelength Range

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: AF04007

    Fiber coupled mid-infrared semiconductor lasers provide potential reduction in life cycle costs for tactical military systems compared to current lasers. The proposed work will investigate the stability of semiconductor lasers in military environments for reliable insertion into mid-infrared transmitting fiber optics. The overall project will demonstrate stable operation of a moderate power, mul ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Fiber laser for advanced guidance research

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: AF05159

    The DoD requires new sources of eye safe, short pulse, laser radiation to enable the next generation laser radar (LADAR) seekers. Conventional eye safe laser sources using diode-pumped solid-state laser (DPSSL) and optical parametric oscillator (OPO) technologies have difficulties to meet the packaging requirements and to operate with constant pulse width at variable repetition rate. Also, the e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Optical fiber coupled infrared laser

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: AF05008

    Fiber coupled mid-infrared and infrared semiconductor lasers provide potential technology for proactive infrared countermeasures systems, potentially reducing life cycle costs for these tactical military systems compared to current lasers. Research will be conducted to explore the feasibility of developing low loss infrared transmitting chalcogenide glass fiber optics. The proposed work will als ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. High-Speed Headstock with B-Axis for Machining Aircraft Structures

    SBC: Beck Engineering, Inc.            Topic: AF05127

    The Air Force needs new higher productivity, higher accuracy equipment and processes for machining integral, complex aircraft airframe structures cost effectively. Structures with simply shaped pockets and straight walls can be effectively end milled using large high velocity machine tools. However, these machines cannot efficiently mill structures with integral return flanges and other complex ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. A Tool for the Simulation of Thermal and Chemical Effects on Turbine Engine Component Parts

    SBC: Computherm, LLC            Topic: AF04155

    CompuTherm proposes to develop a tool which will enable the simulation of thermal and chemical effects on turbine engine component parts made of Alloy 718 during heat treatment and service. The proposed innovative tool will include a thermodynamic database which covers all the phases for Alloy 718 and a software package which integrates both thermodynamic and kinetic models. The tool can be used t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Multifunctional Aircraft Protective Coating

    SBC: HENTZEN COATINGS, INC.            Topic: AF05133

    The objective of proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of manufacturing a coating with nearly all the performance properties of a MIL-PRF-23377 epoxy primer and a MIL-PRF-85285 urethane topcoat, particularly the adhesion, corrosion, and the weather resistance properties of those specifications. Hentzen's prototype coating will also be fast curing and near zero VOC. Hentzen believes thes ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Biological Effects Pattern Recognition Tool Using Multivariate Statistical Data Reduction

    SBC: INSIGHTFUL CORPORATION            Topic: OSD03DH02

    We extend multivariate data reduction techniques developed in Phase I to the creation of a system for toxicogenomic fingerprinting and class prediction. Class discovery techniques explored in Phase I can generate a library of biomarkers for a number of toxic agents and exposures levels. The focus in Phase II will be on the development of class prediction and interpretation techniques that, based o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Cooperative Decision and Control with Intermittent Asynchronous Communication

    SBC: INSITU GROUP, INC.            Topic: AF05T011

    The goal of the proposed work is to construct a mathematically rigorous framework for evaluation and refinement of feedback control of UAVs in the presence of intermittent, dynamic, asynchronous communication. The feedback control includes a)application-layer cooperative processes (i.e., exercising team autonomy to accomplish a mission); and b) network-layer cooperative processes (i.e., to maximi ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Plasmaspheric and Enhanced Ionospheric Total Electron Content Monitoring

    SBC: Northwest Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: AF04040

    The integrated charge density through the ionosphere and plasmasphere along a line-of-sight, denoted Total Electron Content (TEC), is a quantity that influences the operation of various radio-frequency systems. Measurement of TEC is utilized in order to assess environmental or system impacts, with possibilities for correction or mitigation. The current primary source of TEC measurements is dual-f ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Chip-to-Chip Optical Interconnects Using Integrated Photonic Crystal Lightwave Circuits

    SBC: OPTICOMP CORP.            Topic: AF03T021

    The goal of this Phase II STTR program is to develop photonic crystal (PC) technologies which can enable photonic lightwave circuits (PLC¡¦s) that are monolithically integrable with optoelectronic devices and wafers, thereby providing a new technology platform for the heterogeneous integration of photonic and optoelectronic functions. This can significantly increase the density of lightwave circ ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force

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