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  1. Compact Radio Frequency-to-Optical Transmitter for Airborne Military Environments

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: N191006

    In this SBIR effort we will develop an ultra-compact, high-speed, low RIN and high-power transmitter for high-performance RF photonic link applications based on our cutting-edge lithium niobate on insulator (LNOI) modulator. In phase I, we will design, fabricate and characterize a low Vp, push-and-pull LNOI modulator. We will study the optical couplings at the laser/modulator/fiber interfaces to a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Image Enhancement and Machine Learning for Improving Man-Portable Targeting Systems

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: N172102

    Modern DoD applications are benefiting from the proliferation of EO/IR sensor technology. As imagers become cheaper and smaller, they are being more widely deployed for a variety of scenarios. This trend is exemplified by the Navys Future Targeting System (FTS), which will provide laser designation, laser spot imaging, and some target location functions in a single 5.5-pound unit, replacing discre ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Multicore Fiber Optic Package Optical Subassembly for Wideband Digital and Analog Photonic Links

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: N182101

    In this SBIR effort we will develop a balanced detection analog photonic link consisting of a DFB laser, a dual-output high-speed, low-Vp mach-zehnder modulator (MZM) and a high-power, high-linearity balanced photodetector (BPD) using a dual-core, single mode, multicore fiber (MCF) that is supplied by our subcontractor, OFS. We will design, fabricate and characterize (phase I) the MZM and the BPD, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Photonic Integrated Circuit Reliability

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: N182108

    Photonic integration, and specifically silicon photonics, has emerged as one of the leading solutions for maintaining or improving the performance of optical systems while addressing the requirements related to size, weight, and power (SWaP). Photonic integrated circuits (PICs), which integrate multiple photonic elements onto a single chip, are specifically suited to providing the complexity and f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Materials Development for Affordable Maritime Compatible Radio Frequency Materials

    SBC: SPECTRUM MAGNETICS LLC            Topic: N162117

    This Phase I SBIR proposal aims to develop flexible and maritime compatible radio frequency (RF) materials for microwave absorbing material applications and antenna applications at GHz frequencies. Based on the deep understanding of material physics for high frequency properties, and extensive experience in fabricating and supplying RF materials, Spectrum Magnetics proposes several material platfo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. 1 Micron Fiber Optic Receiver for Mil-Aero Environment

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: N171031

    In this SBIR effort we will develop a high-power, high-speed photodiode (PD) receiver optimized for operation at 1 micron wavelength based on collaboration with Dr. J.C. Campbells research group at the UVA. Demand of such photonic receiver arose from the urgent need of high performance microwave photonic links that replace the conventional metal cables for better SWaP, immunity to EMI and broader ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Improved Skirt System for Air Cushion Vehicles

    SBC: Kubota Research Associates            Topic: N171042

    Both the Deep Skirt and Advanced Skirt System material used on Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) experience significant wear during normal operations, which require expensive, time-consuming maintenance repairs. The US Navy is looking for innovative new material and manufacturing method for skirt systems to improve it durability and reduces Total Ownership Cost (TOC). Rubber skirts experience two m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Resin Infusible Carbon Fiber Unidirectional Broadgoods for Fatigue Dominated Applications

    SBC: Composites Automation LLC            Topic: N151072

    The development of a low-cost permeable unidirectional carbon fabric material withoutfiber undulation is needed in order to provide full property translation that is comparableto unidirectional prepreg. In this Phase I effort, Composites Automation LLC proposes tofabricate unidirectional carbon broadgood using thermoplastic binder with high enoughpermeability of the fabric to allow infusion proces ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Radio Frequency over Fiber (RFoF) for the Next Generation Submarine Electronic Warfare (EW) System

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: N161034

    Submarine applications for antennas are severely constricted by mission constraints for stealth and force protection. High fidelity fiber optic links could potentially open a new range of mission capabilities by enabling towed antenna arrays that could be accessed while submerged. However, to date RF photonic links have had insufficient noise performance and/or dynamic range to satisfy these missi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. A Novel, Low Cost and Handheld Microwave Sensor for the Detection and Evaluation of Incipient Composite Heat Damage

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: N131013

    Due to their high specific strength and light weight properties, polymer matrix composites (PMCs) are increasingly used in a wide variety of military and civilian aircrafts. The mechanical strength of PMCs can be dramatically compromised when such materials are exposed to various heat sources during operation and maintenance. It has been shown that PMCs can lose up to 80% of their mechanical stren ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseNavy

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