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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. Massively Parallel High Temperature Probe System for Wafer-level Reliability Testing

    SBC: Celadon Systems Inc.            Topic: 910021R

    Historical methods of reliability assessment are less and less effective as device sizes shrink. Larger sample sizes and longer duration tests are increasingly needed. At the same time, efforts to continue scaling semiconductors to ever smaller geometries is leading to an explosion of new device structures, materials and processes. The cost of testing these innovations is becoming a major barrier ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Nanoscale Conformable Thermal Interface Materials with Electronically Enhanced Heat Conduction

    SBC: ADAP Nanotech LLC            Topic: AF09BT22

    ABSTRACT: Thermal management has become a critical factor in designing the next generation of microprocessors. The current technology is unable to meet the increasing demands. Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have excellent heat transport; however, the heat transport across the interface continues to be a challenging hurdle. Here, we have drawn a connection between heat transfer, electronic conduction, ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Beam Control for Optical Phased Array Transceivers

    SBC: MV Innovative Technologies LLC (DBA: Opt            Topic: AF10BT23

    ABSTRACT: The proposed effort is focused on the development of a novel HEL beam director system prototype composed of an array of small-size densely packed and locked in-phase (phased) fiber collimators, which can be scalable in respect to the number of sub-apertures in the array and the power delivered through a single fiber collimator. In the proposed system the basic operation functions of a ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Self-Reconfigurable Memristor-Based Computing Architecture: Design, Fabrication, and Characterization

    SBC: Bio Inspired Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF10BT31

    ABSTRACT: The behavior of the Chalcogenide based ion-conducting memristor lends itself for use as an element in a simple neuromorphic computing circuit. The reaction of a circuit to an external stimulus may be the result of its ability to learn from previous similar, yet unrelated exposures to environmental stimulus. A highly specialized variation of the memristor, previously developed by the Ad ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. OARBIT Optimal Allocations fo Resources by Information Theory

    SBC: The Design Knowledge Company            Topic: OSD10L08

    As part of this SBIR project our firm will combine algorithmic information theory with deterministic and stochastic optimization techniques to create an optimization co-processor for wireless nodes. We will focus on the problem of change-point detection in resource-constrained wireless sensor networks to realize an effective solution. We are specifically targeting Android operating system (OS) ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Jamming-resistant CRN Communication Architecture

    SBC: GIRD SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: OSD10AN1

    We propose the development of an architecture for cognitive radio networks (CRN) to provide robust operation in jamming environments. The cold re-start problem is addressed through an innovative signaling framework, and an adaptive transmission approach is applied for mitigating various levels of jamming. Finally, cross-layer optimization methods are presented in order to optimize the performanc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Hybrid Autonomous Router for Tactical (HART) Networks


    The DoD has identified the need for airborne platforms from the various services to be integrated into the Global Information Grid (GIG). The current state of the practice for connecting airborne platforms to the GIG has four major limitations, i.e., (1) inability to adapt dynamically to topology changes in the network; (2) need for excessive manual configuration; (3) lack of scalalability with ne ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Province


    As the DoD continues to"drawdown"the number of active duty personnel, there are a limited number of network operators to examine network status data and configure the large number of network devices present in any theater of operation. However, the ever increasing complexity of missions requires optimal network operation to provide mission assurance; this drives the need to maximize automation. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Mechanism and Model-based Improvement of Energetic Aluminum Nanoparticles

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: AF093190

    The current proposal addresses the need for development of an accurate and complete mechanism for the reaction of nanoparticles (using Al as a test case), formulation of mathematical models describing all the chemical, mechanical, and physical processes, predictions for the improvement of Al nanoparticle reactivity, and development of diagnostic approaches and experiments that can critically asses ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Development of transonic and supersonic turret design methods for improved optical and aerodynamic performance

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: AF103001

    The development of airborne High-Energy Laser (HEL) systems is currently receiving a high level of research effort. There is growing evidence that spherical turrets are not ideal mounting platforms for HEL systems because they are highly susceptible to flows that produce strong optical aberrations such as shocks and separated-flow regions. The objective of the proposed research is to investigate i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force

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