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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 September, 2020.

  1. Packaging High Power Photodetectors for 100 MHz to 100 GHz RF Photonic Applications

    SBC: DISCOVERY SEMICONDUCTORS, INC.            Topic: AF131142

    ABSTRACT: Discovery Semiconductors will assemble high power InGaAs/InP photodiodes with 50 ohm internal termination in a fiber-pigtailed, W1-connectorized microwave package having the following specifications: (a) Responsivity>0.7 A/W at 1550 nm wavelength; (b) -3 dB Bandwidth>60 GHz; (c) -9 dB Bandwidth>80 GHz; (d) 1 dB Compression Photocurrent>50 mA @ 60 GHz modulation frequency and>50% mo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Fiber Optic Amplifier Pump Combiners with Signal Feed Throughput

    SBC: SUB-MICRON ENGINEERING CORP            Topic: AF131011

    ABSTRACT: For this SBIR topic, we have proposed a novel high-power optical fiber pump combiner design that addresses the specific challenges associated with counter-pumping large-mode-area (LMA) double-clad gain fibers. Based on modeling and design optimization, we will fabricate kilowatt capable power combiner prototypes for pump coupling to double-clad Yb-doped polarization-maintaining (PM) fi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Scalable Single- and Multi-"Boule"Bulk GaN Substrate HVPE Production Tool

    SBC: STRUCTURED MATERIALS INDUSTRIES, INC.            Topic: DTRA122001

    GaN-based devices are currently grown on foreign substrates such as SiC and Al2O3, due to the lack of high quality GaN substrates. It is well known that the use of foreign substrates limits device performance due to a high dislocation density in the GaN film. Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) has developed a hybrid HVPE approach to grow high quality GaN device films. In this SBIR proj ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. "Night Glow"Short Wave Infrared LED (NSLED) Image Projector Development

    SBC: Chip Design Systems LLC            Topic: AF131098

    ABSTRACT: This project aims to develop a Short Wave Infrared band image projector to provide real time detector stimulation with high dynamic range. Our emitter technology is based on GaInAsSb quaternary semiconductor LED arrays hybridized to CMOS read-in integrated circuits. This project leverages read-in circuit design and control electronics that were developed under SLEDS - a longer wavelengt ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. A novel process to produce air-stable core-shell nanoparticles for energetic applications

    SBC: NEI CORPORATION            Topic: AF131103

    ABSTRACT: It has been a challenge to realize the benefits of energetic metal nanoparticles due to the severe oxidation that occurs on the particle surface, which leads to significantly diminished performance during combustion. We propose to improve the energetic properties and air-stability of aluminum nanoparticles by encapsulating them with a relatively noble metal that can undergo an exothermi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Proximity/Risk Ontology-based Access Control Technology (PROACT)

    SBC: Foresight Wireless, LLC            Topic: AF131034

    ABSTRACT: Foresight Wireless, LLC, proposes a novel access control system, Proximity/Risk Ontology-based Access Control Technology (PROACT), to meet the Air Force objective, namely"develop a standards-based access control mechanism that will dynamically adjust data access for individuals based on their proximity to others/organizations in terms of attributes (e.g. location, mission, assignment) d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. High Efficiency 808 nm Laser Pump Diode Arrays with Excellent Beam Quality

    SBC: Princeton Optronics            Topic: N122112

    The Navy is interested in developing high power and high operation efficiency pumps at 808nm for multiple Navy applications. VCSEL technology offers an excellent choice for the development of such laser pumps. Princeton Optronics has developed the technology of high power VCSEL arrays delivering hundreds of watts of power from small chips with>55% efficiency at 976nm. We would use improvements of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Chromate-free self-healing coating (SHC) system for repaired and restored aluminum alloy surfaces

    SBC: NEI CORPORATION            Topic: AF131126

    ABSTRACT: We propose to demonstrate the benefits of a self-healing coating (SHC) system (comprised of MIL-PRF-85285 compliant self-healing top coat; MIL-PRF-23377 Class N primer; chromate-free pretreatment) on repaired and restored aluminum. Innovations are proposed for a self-healing polyurethane-based top coat that satisfies the functional performance requirements for the present application. T ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Nano-scale Coatings for the Protection of Electronics and Sensitive Equipment in Marine Environments

    SBC: NEI CORPORATION            Topic: SOCOM13001

    We propose to advance the state-of-the-art of durable superhydrophobic coatings for application on printed circuit boards (PCBs) found on underwater vehicles exposed to hydrostatic pressures up to ~10 atm, corresponding to depths of ~100 meters in fresh or salt water, through a combination of NEI"s in-house coating materials development and evaluations of existing nanostructured water-repellent co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  10. Channel and Interference adaptive SATCOM Digital beam-former

    SBC: MAXENTRIC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: AF131048

    ABSTRACT: As the size, cost, and power consumption of digital signal processing platforms continue to drop and their performance improves, incorporating digital beam-former (DBF) designs into future SATCOM satellite payloads has become an increasingly attractive option. The advantages offered by digital beam-forming stem from the ability to create composite antenna patterns that vary with both s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
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