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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. Feasibility of Using Impulse Radar to Detect and Identify Detonators

    SBC: AKELA INC            Topic: N/A

    This proposal seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of using impulse radar techniques to detect and identify explosive detonators. It relies on the fact that a radar impulse will excite natural electromagnetic resonances which characterize the size, shape, and material composition of an object. These resonances are present in the scattered transient return from the object and can be extracted by ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of Transportation
  2. Development of a low-cost, computer-controlled, portable LITA system for high-pressure combustion measurements

    SBC: Advanced Projects Research, Incorporated            Topic: N/A

    We propose to engineer a low-cost computer-controlled optical diagnostic system for measuring sound speed, thermal diffusivity, density, and velocity. This system will use laser-induced thermal accoustics (LITA), a transient-grating technique capable of making accurate single-shot measurements in luminous, multiphase, high-pressure flows. The LITA signal intensity is quadratic in fluid density f ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Nonintrusive System for Extraction of Interlayer Printed Circuit Patterns

    SBC: Aracor            Topic: N/A

    The goal of this two-phase program is to develop a prototype system which addresses the problem of nondestructively extracting layout patterns for multilayer printed circuit boards. The system will use x-ray digital tomosynthesis for image acquisition, and advanced image processing, including morphological operators, to extract circuit features from the images. The objectives of Phase I are to 1 ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. The Development of a Laser Focal Plane Array

    SBC: Advanced Scientific Concepts, LLC            Topic: N/A

    This proposal describes an innovative and proprietary multiple detector focal plane assembly (FPA) designed to be used for high resolution 3 dimensional imaging (staring) underwater laser radar. This FPA design has the fallowing characteristics: - Can be used to determine the time-of-arrival of a laser pulse at each detector element in the array independent from the other detector elements in the ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Real-Time Inertial Measurement Unit Simulator

    SBC: AMERICAN GNC CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    This SBIR Phase I project proposes the development of a real-time IMU simulator which can inject simulated electronic signals into the GPS guidance receiver with least intrusion and is applicable to a wide range of navigation systems. The proposed IMU Simulator consists of a PC compatible microcomputer, a set of plug -in IMU signal generator boards, and a set of general purpose flight simulator i ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. COATING AND PLATING PROCESSES FOR HIGH THERMAL PERFORMACNE COMPOSITES

    SBC: Applied Material Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project will identify and develop new low cost high thermal performance coating systems for composite thermal management materials, particularly high conductivity carbon-carbon. Three materials/processes will be investigated including a new type of chemical vapor deposition called combustion chemical vapor deposition (CCVD), a new proprietary filled polymer having very high thermal conductiv ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Investigation and Control of Mechanisms for Pulse Shortening in High Power Microwave Tubes

    SBC: BERKELEY RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.            Topic: N/A

    An experimental program to investigate the mechanisms for pulse shortening in high power microwave tubes is proposed. The Phase I effort will develop diagnostic instrumentation and make direct observations of plasma formation and beam phenomena that are probable causes for pulse shortening in the RELTRON (TITAN Corp.). The diagnostics include measurement of gas evolution from the tube components ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Ultra-Lightweight Meter Class Space Optics

    SBC: Meter" Class Optics            Topic: N/A

    The objective of this proposed Phase I SBIR is to develop the technology that will enable the production of ultra-lightweight, meter class space optics. The research will center on the various destabilizing environments that can affect the long-term stability of precision optics fabricated from polymer matrix composite materials. Several design options will be analytically evaluated for their ca ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Multi-Particle Impact Damping Design Methodology for Extreme Environments

    SBC: CSA Engineering, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    CSA Engineering, Inc., and its team partner, Pratt and Whitney, propose to develop and validate a design methodology for using Multi-Particle Impact Damping (MPID) in high temperature applications. Research work has indicated that multi-particle impact dampimg (also referred to as "particle damping") could be a viable option for extreme temperature applications. However, to date, the lack of a r ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Advanced Isolation Systems for Launch Vehicle Avionics

    SBC: CSA Engineering, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Avionics are hardmounted in today's launch vehicles (LVs) to conduct internally generated heat away from the electronics, but this causes a high vibration environment for the avionics. One LV manufacturer attributed a mission failure in 1996 to avionics damage introduced by excessive vibration. Current technology isolators block heat conduction due to material and physical design constraints. N ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force

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