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  1. Low Light Short Wave Infrared Focal Plane Arrays

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: MDA15022

    Current focal plane array (FPA) technologies for imaging in low-light conditions in the short wave infrared (SWIR) are limited by poor quantum efficiency and/or poor noise characteristics. To address this need, a new SWIR-sensitive linear-mode avalanche photodiode detector array, will be optimized for low-light imaging, fabricated, and demonstrated. Unlike existing SWIRavalanche photodiodes (APDs) ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Radiation-hardened Reconfigurable Digital Dual-band Infrared ROIC

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: MDA15019

    A 1280 x 1024, 12-micron-pitch format radiation-hardened dual-band digital infrared readout integrated circuit (ROIC) will be developed. The features of the reconfigurable adaptive detector integrated circuit (RadIC) include: low-noise in-pixel amplifiers, in-pixel analog-to-digital conversion (ADC), extended > 22-bit dynamic range with temporal-photon flux-rate encoding, high-rate readout, and as ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. 25kW 200kWh Energy Storage System based on All-iron Hybrid Flow Battery

    SBC: Energy Storage Systems, Inc.            Topic: DEFOA0000674

    This ARPA-E SBIR project is to research, design, construct and field trial a cost-effective and efficient 25kW 200kWh energy storage system based on the all-Iron Hybrid Flow Battery (IFB) technology. Energy Storage Systems Inc. (ESS) develops and commercializes grid-scale energy storage systems based on flow battery technologies. Applying its proprietary flow cell design, ESS has demonstrated a 4- ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  4. Gallium Arsenide (GaAs)- Superlattice Light Emitting Diode Arrays (SLEDS)

    SBC: Chip Design Systems            Topic: MDA13017

    We propose to monolithically integrate an infrared light emitting diode (IRLED) array on the backside of a GaAs substrate whose frontside contains an array of driver circuits. We will develop smaller GaAs substrate via technology to enable smaller pixel pitch and realize a large-scale GaAs-SLEDS read-in integrated circuit (RIIC). Our team consists of experts in IRLED fabrication, RIIC design, Ga ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Dynamic Frequency Passive Millemeter-Wave Radiometer Based on Optical Up-Conversion

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: 94

    Passive microwave sensors aboard satellites provide valuable information regarding weather conditions by measuring atmospheric attenuation over a broad range of frequencies from 0-200 GHz. Additional ground-based sensors are desirable to provide complementary upward looking measurements that can be used to refine existing attenuation models. Operating over such a large bandwidth, however, places ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  6. Dynamic Frequency Passive Millimeter-Wave Radiometer Based on Optical Up-Conversion

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: 941D

    In the proposed effort, we will leverage this extensive experience and capabilities to realize a frequency agile mmW radiometer that can cover the range of DC-110 GHz and can be scaled to DC-200 GHz under Phase II. Ours is a photonic system that multiplies and up-coverts a low-frequency reference signal onto an optical carrier (laser) using EO modulation, then uses the modulation sidebands to inj ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  7. 25kW 200kWh Energy Storage System based on All-iron Hybrid Flow Battery

    SBC: Energy Storage Systems, Inc.            Topic: 1

    This ARPA-e SBIR project is to research, design, construct and field trial a cost-effective and efficient 25kW 200kWh energy storage system based on the all-Iron Hybrid Flow Battery (IFB) technology. Energy Storage Systems Inc. (ESS) develops and commercializes grid-scale energy storage systems based on flow battery technologies. Applying its proprietary flow cell design, ESS demonstrated a 4-fo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  8. 25kW 200kWh Energy Storage System based on All-iron Hybrid Flow Battery

    SBC: Energy Storage Systems, Inc.            Topic: 1

    This ARPA-e SBIR project is to research, design, construct and field trial a cost-effective and efficient 25kW 200kWh energy storage system based on the all-Iron Hybrid Flow Battery (IFB) technology. Energy Storage Systems Inc. (ESS) develops and commercializes grid-scale energy storage systems based on flow battery technologies. Applying its proprietary flow cell design, ESS demonstrated a 4-fo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  9. Combining wave effects with radiance transport for IR scene generation

    SBC: LRK Associates            Topic: MDA11001

    The identification and tracking of objects of interest to the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) depends upon detection, measurement/classification, and visualization of the radiation emitted by these objects. Since BMDS operation is strongly tied to imagery, the input of synthetic imagery that resembles operational scenarios is one way to test its functionality. It is crucial that such s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Wave Energy Harvesting System

    SBC: Peregrine Power LLC            Topic: 812SG

    The applicant will develop a wave energy harvesting system for NOAA buoys. It will ve entirely self-contained (no protruding elements), modular, scalable, and easily deployed. The system employs a unique, inertial mechanism that responds to acceleration forces created by waves. This mechanism will be combined with (1) a proprietary generator that is sensitive to very low levels of torque and ha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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