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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. Development of Liquid Crystal Materials for Directed Energy Control

    SBC: Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Boulder Nonlinear Systems has been developing liquid-crystal based tunable filters for a decade. The success of these devices ultimately rests in the capabilities of the liquid crystal material. Phase II research will concentrate on the development ofhigh-speed, analog switching ferroelectric liquid crystal materials and their application in agile tunable notch filters. Toward this end, BNS wil ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Short Pulse Transmitter for Focal Plane Array Base Imaging Ladar

    SBC: COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    3-D imaging ladar offers new capabilities to military/commercial markets. However, imaging transceivers often utilize push-broom/whiskbroom image acquisition with costly, complex mechanical scanners and potential image distortion due to target/sensormotion. Architectures with single-shot 3-D imaging focal plane arrays (FPAs) address these challenges but require higher pulse energy lasers to keep ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Combined FLIR- Coherent Ladar Focalplane Development

    SBC: COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Modern conflict areas are a complex mix of urban and natural clutter, adverse weather and a high density of friendly forces, foes, and non-combatants. Owing to the increasing complexity of conflict areas, long standoff detection, non-cooperativeidentification (NCTID), and targeting of both air and ground targets has increased in importance. At the same time, surveillance (UAVs) and strike platfo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Global Reference Information Management

    SBC: Data Fusion Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Data Fusion Corporation (DFC) and The Boeing Company propose the development of an integrated package of software analysis and simulation tools, called GRIM, suitable for analyzing the performance of space-based imaging and other sensors for

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Cost Effective, Scalable, Optically Pumped Molecular Iodine Laser

    SBC: DIRECTED ENERGY SOLUTIONS            Topic: N/A

    An electrically powered, optically pumped molecular iodine laser is proposed. The important advantages that this laser concept offers include superior beam quality, efficiency, wavelength agility, and a wide range of power scaling making it useful for avariety of DOD missions. These include communications, countermeasures, and tactical weapons. In this approach, the molecular iodine is opticall ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Next Generation Composite Chassis (NGCC)

    SBC: ITN ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The Air Force is developing the next generation of small satellites that will fly in close formation and weigh no more than 100 kilograms. The spacecraft are dramatically smaller than conventional vehicles and are designed to test new radiation-protectedmicroelectronics and demonstrate programmed, autonomous decision-making capabilities. In order to enable the use of next generation microelectro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Miniaturized Vibration Isolation System (MVIS)

    SBC: Left Hand Design Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Existing active isolation systems are complex, large, expensive, and provide only modest performance improvements relative to less-expensive passive isolation systems.Therefore active isolation systems have only been used in programs that have problemssevere enough to warrant these costs. When they are used, available isolation systems provide less than 10 dB performance improvements relative to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. An Integrated Measurement System for Advanced Distributed Learning Technologies

    SBC: Micro Analysis & Design Inc            Topic: N/A

    Micro Analysis & Design, Inc. (MA&D) proposes to develop methods and tools that will support competency-based performance assessment and training analysis. The proposed tool set will integrate automated and manual strategies for capturing performanceinformation in order to evaluate individual and team warfighting competencies that are exercised using Distributed Mission Training simulation method ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. GPS-Based User Equipment for all Altitude Tracking

    SBC: NAVSYS CORPORATION, THE            Topic: N/A

    Studies and test data previously collected have shown that GPS tracking can be used for space vehicles at high altitudes, including up to geo-synchronous (GEO) satellite orbits. GPS tracking could significantly simplify implementation of autonomousGuidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) in upper stages and satellites. Even without full autonomy, GPS tracking has the potential of shortening the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Advanced Global Positioning System Hybrid Simulator

    SBC: NAVSYS CORPORATION, THE            Topic: N/A

    The objective of this SBIR is to produce a GPS simulator, which incorporates the new civil and military signals and provides for controlled reception pattern antenna testing. In Phase I a system design was developed for the Advanced GPS Hybrid Simulator(AGHS) which incorporated the capability to test new GPS technologies including (but not limited to) the new civilian and military signal structu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force

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