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  1. A Novel, High Precision, X-ray 3D Scanner for Non-Line-of-Sight Point Cloud Generation

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: AF161013

    ABSTRACT: Casting parts with intricate internal surfaces are routinely used in many gun systems. It is important to inspect those casting parts to ensure the inner structures comply with the original design during the first article testing and production lot certification. Currently, inspections of inner surfaces are often done with borescopes, which is time consuming, labor intensive, and costly. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Tools for Cross-Platform Software Development and Performance Projection

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: AF161088

    ABSTRACT: The past decade has seen a proliferation of computing devices. A landscape once dominated by single core microprocessors has given way to a plethora of competing technologies including multicore x86, ARM, and Power-family processors, graphics processing units (GPUs), field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), Xeon Phis, DSPs, and TILE architectures, among others. Further complicating matter ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Phantom Head for Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Current Model Validation

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: AF151026

    Cognitive skills/capabilities are important for the military personnel to fulfill tasksand to ensure mission efficiency and success. In the past decade, there are abundant researches suggesting that non-invasive brain stimulation via transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) holds great promise to enhance a soldier's cognitive performances. To take full advantage of such a brain stimulation t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Optical Materials Processing for High Linearity Electro-optic Modulators

    SBC: LUMILANT, INC.            Topic: AF151133

    Modulation linearity and efficiency, in addition to bandwidth, are important parameters characterizing a modulator. In general, improving modulation efficiency is highly desirable, as long as bandwidth is maintained, since higher modulation efficiency allows lower RF signal to impose equivalent change in the optical beam; better linearity of modulation reduces spurs and improves the fidelity of op ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Efficient Arrays for Generating Light Emission (EAGLE)

    SBC: Chip Design Systems            Topic: AF16AT22

    With today's IRLED devices, >99.4% of input electrical power is converted into parasitic/waste heat. Moreover, as the local temperatures of the pixels increase due to the generated heat, IRLED optical efficiency is further reduced. Overall this severely ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Hybrid Broadband Optical Links

    SBC: LUMILANT, INC.            Topic: AF151005

    ABSTRACT: The use of optical fibers for the transport and distribution of RF signals brings the benefits of both worlds at the fingertip of the network engineer! A Hybrid Broadband Optical Link enables such heterogeneous network, an end-to-end network solution that leverages the unique features and capabilities offered by RF and optical networks. The use of an optical fiber backbone to provide hig ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Advanced Infrared Emitter Array (AIREA)

    SBC: Chip Design Systems            Topic: AF141225

    ABSTRACT: We propose to build Infrared LED (IRLED) scene projectors that are able to project larger than 1k by 1k imagery with maximum temperatures of 3000K, frame rates in excess of 400 Hz, and emission wavelength between 3 and 5 microns. Our team consists of experienced IRLED fabrication experts, RIIC designers, and packaging specialists.; BENEFIT: Infrared LED (IRLED) arrays represent a potenti ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. LIGHTWEIGHT, LIGHT-TRAPPED, THIN GAAS SOLAR CELL FOR SPACECRAFT APPLICATIONS

    SBC: ASTROPOWER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Department of DefenseAir Force

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