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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Optimization of Seeding for AlN Growth

    SBC: AMERICAN XTAL TECHNOLOGY            Topic: N/A

    Aluminum Nitride (A1N) substrates are attractive for III-nitride epitaxial growth due to their high thermal conductivity, close lattice and thermal expansion match to IlI-nitride compositions used for opto-electronic and electronic devices and their relative ease of growth when compared to Gallium Nitride (GaN). Vapor sublimation is an attractive method for growing A1N bulk crystals. Seeded growth ...

    STTR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Sterilization and Decontamination of Surfaces Contaminated

    SBC: APPLIED PULSED POWER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Decontamination of military personnel, equipment and facilities that have been exposed to deadly biological and / or chemical warfare agents is of critical concern to U.S. Armed Forces. Conventional technologies used for decontamination and sterilization suffer from drawbacks that include toxic effluents, radiation hazards to personnel, and very long time scales for the decontamination process pr ...

    STTR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  3. Ion-Beamed Assisted Deposition for Film Growth of High Temp

    SBC: CONDUCTUS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Conductus proposes to develop high-quality hiqh-temperature superconducting (HTS) thin films on polycrystalline substrates for high-frequency applications. The approach will utilize a novel technology based on ion-beam assisted deposition (IBAD) for biaxial texturing of oxide films currently under investigation at Stanford University. IBAD will be used to deposit oriented buffer layers on poly-cry ...

    STTR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Ultra-strong Thermally-Stable Grating Fabrication through t

    SBC: D-Star Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Pulse tube cryocoolers are the cutting edge of regenerative cryocooler development. A series of recent improvements (the orifice, various bypass arrangements) have brought pulse tube cooler performance into the range of Stirling and Gifford-McMahon coolers. A bi-directional Ranque/Hilsch vortex tube performs the functions of both heat-rejecting heat exchanger and orifice, offering further improvem ...

    STTR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Novel Optical Fiber Grating Based Radiation Sensors

    SBC: D-Star Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    We propose to develop technology for a new generation of ultra-compact, low-cost fiber sensors for detecting gamma- and x-rays. Long-period gratings embedded in a fiber will couple light between the fiber core and a special sensitized fiber cladding. We will investigate the most advantageous grating geometries for such sensors. The fundamental design of a fiber grating based sensor array will be d ...

    STTR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. A Novel Low Cost Fiber Bragg Grating Stabilized Multiwavele

    SBC: FERMIONICS CORP.            Topic: N/A

    A novel fiber Bragg grating stabilized laser array is proposed here. The multi-wavelength source is aimed at low cost dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) applications where the superior properties, i.e., low chirp, low temperature dependence, of the fiber Grating is utilized. The resultant product is a coolerless multi-wavelength laser source that can be modulated with direct current. T ...

    STTR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Advanced Technology for Demilitarization of Plastic Bonded

    SBC: GRADIENT TECHNOLOGY            Topic: N/A

    Gradient Technology in conjunction with Professor M. Hillmyer of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota proposed to develop advanced technology to recover and convert the explosive and urethane binder found in plastic bonded explosives. This technology provides a unique reclamation, recovery, and reuse opportunity for dramatically reducing the disposal cost of technology munit ...

    STTR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Testing Warfighting Systems for the next Millennium Simulat

    SBC: HEXAGON INTERACTIVE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Design of a wargame simulation that accurately models the effects of new weapon systems technologies. The proposal program capitalizes on the extensive design experience of Mr. Josech Miranda in the commercial and military wargaming market, and the expertise at USC in the area of sophisticated autonomous agents to model human decision making in the employment of novel munitions, and the evaluation ...

    STTR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Combat Simulation Analysis of Advanced Technology Weapons

    SBC: HPS Simulations            Topic: N/A

    PC-based combat simulation software is now capable of accurately recreating the conditions and end results of modern battles. One of the specific uses of such a software package is to evaluate the performance of a proposed modification or entirely new weapons system in battle situations. This will insure the system meets with expectations and requirements, before additional expensive development ...

    STTR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Efficient Upconversion Blue Laser Source

    SBC: Lasergenics Corporation            Topic: N/A

    An efficient blue laser concept is proposed based on two-photon upconversion of diode laser near-IR radiation into the blue in a doped-crystal fiber. The upconversion process offers certain performance advantages not readily realized from a system containing nonlinear elements, such as resistance to damage and more relaxed requirements on the laser medium. With thulmium as the doping ion, wavelen ...

    STTR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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