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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. Cost Effective Solar Array based on High Efficiency Thin-Film Technology


    ABSTRACT: This Phase I effort will involve the development of an ultra low cost, high specific power, modular and flexible solar array module using currently available thin-film solar cells, innovative interconnects, and flexible encapsulation. The high efficiency thin-film solar cells will enable high specific power and flexibility in the module. The interconnect scheme and encapsulation will a ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Autonomous Broad Spectrum Environmental Sentinels

    SBC: Nevada Nanotech Systems Inc.            Topic: A13AT017

    We propose a platform for aerial environmental monitoring based on the integration of two advanced technologies for the first time: a lightweight, flying robotic platform capable of hovering and swarming, and a compact, low-power chemical sensor platform called the Molecular Property Spectrometer (MPS): a robust, low-cost, silicon-chip-based micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) that has been use ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. Robust, Lightweight Wiring for Space Applications

    SBC: MINNESOTA WIRE & CABLE COMPANY            Topic: AF112093

    ABSTRACT: An ability to reduce the weight of cables has the potential to provide significant cost savings, reduce maintenance and improve reliability of satellites. The costs of developing and producing satellites are linearly proportional with the satellite"s weight, with each kilogram costing around $1 million when delivery-to-space costs are included. With global satellite launches expected to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Common Bus Interface Adapter Chip

    SBC: DESIGN NET ENGINEERING LLC            Topic: AF121068

    ABSTRACT: A key problem in the rapid and lower cost development of spacecraft is that the various devices that comprise the spacecraft bus do not typically provide a single standard interface and/or communications protocols. This forces a design-to-order paradigm in which a spacecraft bus is developed on a per-mission basis with little reuse of existing software. Efforts such as SOA have defined ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Micro Airborne Relay Technology

    SBC: Airborne Innovations LLC            Topic: AF131175

    ABSTRACT: We propose to develop a compact and very capable micro airborne relay system which will will extend broadband communications range and provide the ability to transfer multiple HD video and data streams beyond the horizon. We can leverage technology we have previously developed which will allow us to easily demonstrate feasibility and specify a new system designed for the relay task, as ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Thermal Isolation Technology for Large-Format Li-ion Batteries

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF141071

    Large format lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries with ineffective cell isolation are potentially hazardous when exposed to conditions such as crush, overcharge, discharge, high temperature and internal short circuit. The recent Boeing incidents and similar incidents in the automotive industry underscore the importance of current research into the root causes and safety hazards associated with such batt ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Integrated Opto-Electronic Components for Multiaxis Inertial Measurement Units

    SBC: Vescent Photonics LLC            Topic: AF141134

    We propose to develop extremely compact and rugged laser systems for emerging cold-atom-based sensors of time, gravity, and inertial forces. Our goal is to integrate distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) lasers, semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA), high-speed detectors, phase/frequency detectors, phase modulators, and optical routing, splitting and combining circuits onto GaAs substrates resultin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Multi-GHz Bandwidth Radiation Hardened 32nm SOI Delta Sigma Modulation ADC/DAC for E-Band Satellite Communications

    SBC: Microelectronics Research Development Corporation            Topic: AF141192

    The E-Band frequency bands from 71 to 76 GHz and 81 to 86 GHz have been designated for satellite down- and uplinks, and have gained an increased interest. The wide bandwidth in excess of 1GHz allows the use of low order modulation schemes and simple receiver implementation. In other words, coarser Analog to Digital converter (ADC) and Digital to Analog (DAC) converters can be used in the RF fr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Advanced Space Antenna for GPS

    SBC: First RF Corporation            Topic: AF141243

    The government has a current requirement to develop antenna systems which enable significantly increased GPS signal levels at specified pointing angles within the terrestrial footprint covered by a GPS satellite. Current and past GPS antennas are designed to provide a nearly constant flux density across the complete footprint provided by the antenna. These antennas are fixed beam antenna systems ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Positioning, Navigating, Timing, Communications, Architecture, Mission Design

    SBC: Gain ICs            Topic: AF141252

    GPS systems suffer from vulnerabilities that are rooted in poor clocking abilities as a result of substandard PLL technology. Gain ICs has invented the world"s fastest Phase Locked Loop (PLL) technology which vastly improves signal transmission in terms of signal to noise ratio (SNR), transmission distance, spectral efficiency, and reduced vulnerability to interference and jamming. The signal qu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
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