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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. 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
  2. Quantum-Confined Nanocrystal Materials for Anti-Stokes Optical Coolers

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: AF10BT02

    ABSTRACT: Nanocrystals (NCs) offer many potential benefits for optical refrigeration; these quantum-confined materials have discrete energy levels, large optical transition dipole moments, and high photoluminescence quantum efficiency. Using well-characterized upconverting ion-doped metal oxide NCs and core-shell semiconductor nanocrystals as a baseline, a design of experiments (DOE) will be cond ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Development of Multi-layer Aluminum Alloys for Armor


    The proposed STTR Phase II study is aimed at exploring lightweight and multi-layer materials towards enhancing their armor performance. Different Al alloys will be assembled into a multi-layer configuration with good metallic bond between inter-layers. 2139-T8 Al alloy evolved by efforts of Alcan and the Army Research Laboratory will be selected as one of the layers in the laminated assembly. Othe ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Demonstration of High-Frame-Rate Wavefront Camera for Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: MDA10005

    Radiation-hardened, highly sensitive wavefront sensors (WFSs) with at least 256256 resolution and the capability for sustained operations at 10 kHz are necessary to support the high-speed control loops used for image stabilization and jitter suppression in MDA systems for airborne and spaceborne targeting, tracking, scoring, and ranging. To satisfy this need, in Phase I, InGaAs avalanche photodiod ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Defense
  5. Multi-Mode LADAR Camera Development for Enhanced Interceptor Seekers Readiness

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: MDA10016

    A flash LADAR camera will be designed and demonstrated in the Phase I program. After fabricating a series of high-gain, low-excess-noise, back-illuminated avalanche photodiode (APD) arrays, including 88, 3232, 128128, and 256256 formats, the arrays will be hybridized to one or more existing flash LADAR readout integrated circuits (ROICs). After optical and electrical characterization, the LADAR fo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Defense
  6. High performance and Cost Effective Diffraction Gratings by Projection Photolithography

    SBC: LightSmyth Technologies            Topic: AF103173

    Use of projection photolithography allows for fabrication of high fidelity diffraction gratings with individual control on location and shape of each groove using modern semiconductor tools and powerful computer-based simulation and CAD software. The method yields master-grade highly efficient diffraction gratings with high batch-to batch reproducibility at the fraction of the cost of regular hol ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Large-Format Linear-Mode Single-Photon-Sensitive Flash LADAR Receiver

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: AF103182

    The most effective strategy to increase LADAR range performance while minimizing size, weight and power (SWAP) growth is to increase the sensitivity of the detectors used in the receiver. To address this need, a radiation-hard, 256256-format flash-LADAR receiver will be developed based on linear-mode single carrier multiplication (SCM) InGaAs avalanche photodiode (APD) array technology with 85% qu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Defense
  8. Large-Area, Rad-Hard, Near Infrared Focal Plane Array for Coherent Holographic LADAR Applications

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: AF103186

    Advances in component technologies have enabled new classes of coherent LADAR systems that offer the potential for enhanced persistent space surveillance and asset protection. Their complex-valued images allow for imaging functions not possible with intensity-only images, including coherent detection of target dynamics and shape. However, practical implementation of these techniques in a high-band ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Defense
  9. Readout Integrated Circuit (ROIC) for High-Rate Tracking of Energetic Threats

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: AF103188

    The persistent surveillance infrared imaging systems deployed on USAF air- and space-borne platforms typically employ staring focal plane array (FPA) technology, which despite their large formats, have insufficient pixel bandwidth and frame rates to characterize small, energetic, fast-moving objects. To satisfy the need to image and track energetic threats, in Phase I, a radiation-hardened SOI CMO ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Defense
  10. Internal Combustion (IC) Engine/Electric Hybrid Power/Propulsion System for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

    SBC: Northwest Uld, Inc.            Topic: AF103209

    ABSTRACT: Northwest UAV Propulsion Systems Develops and Manufactures heavy fuel engines for UAVs and is proposing using a purpose built engine for a ScanEagle sized UAS combined with a novel Axial Flux Motor/Generator system and a electric clutch system currently availalbe as a COTS item. We have teamed with Oregon State University for control design & Insitu Inc. for acoustical & flight testing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force

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