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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. High-quality, low-cost GaN single crystal substrates for high-power devices

    SBC: Fairfield Crystal Technology            Topic: 1

    The proposed project is to demonstrate a novel technique for producing GaN single-crystal boules that yield GaN wafers and substrates suitable for fabrication of GaN high-power devices. The two key attributes of the proposed novel GaN growth technique (a bulk crystal growth technique) are: a high growth rate and an ability to achieve a superior crystal quality. The novel GaN crystal growth techn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  2. Novel Standoff Detection of Material Damage Precursors for Structural Health Monitoring and Prediction

    SBC: PNTS INCORPORATED            Topic: A13016

    Because of the overwhelming migration to composites, particularly exotic thermoset materials from the bismaleimide (BMI) family, the PNTS team is focusing its work on this topic on composite structures. The team's high level approach will be to demonstrate an innovative and practical design using dielectric spectroscopy at millimeter wave through terahertz frequencies that will provide compos ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. Electro-Optically Guided Radar Imaging

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: A13040

    Millimeter-wave RADAR imaging holds significant promise for many applications from rotorcraft DVE mitigation to standoff security screening. A key challenge of this imaging modality, however, has been the implementation of an effective method for creating an image without relying on either mechanical scanning or expensive, high SWAP phased array techniques. Herein, we present a concept for creat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. A New Standard for Power-Aware Programming

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: A13029

    New enhancements to mobile computers including smaller sensors, displays and powerful processors have made them much more attractive for the battlefield, not only as wearable systems for soldiers, but also unattended ground sensors a warfighter can leave behind for situational awareness. Unfortunately, while the technologies for hands-free interfacing have improved greatly, the challenge of limiti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Multi-fuel Solution for Commercial Cooking Appliances in Battlefield Kitchens

    SBC: Precision Combustion, Inc.            Topic: A13045

    Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) will develop a compact, flexible and efficient Battle Fuel Conditioner (BFC) add-on module that will enable a full range of commercial gas cooking appliances to operate normally and reliably using JP-8 or other liquid fuels, LNG or conventional compressed gaseous fuels. The BFC will be controllable, modular, robust, and meet Army and other DoD field needs including ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Dynamic Frequency Passive Millimeter-Wave Radiometer Based on Optical Up-Conversion

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: 941D

    In the proposed effort, we will leverage this extensive experience and capabilities to realize a frequency agile mmW radiometer that can cover the range of DC-110 GHz and can be scaled to DC-200 GHz under Phase II. Ours is a photonic system that multiplies and up-coverts a low-frequency reference signal onto an optical carrier (laser) using EO modulation, then uses the modulation sidebands to inj ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  7. CMAS and High Temperature Resistant LaMgAl11O19 TBC Coatings Using a Microwave Based Uniform-Melt-State Plasma Process (UniMelt)

    SBC: Amastan Technologies Inc            Topic: A13002

    Amastan, in collaboration with the University of Connecticut, proposes to make high temperature phase stable and CMAS resistant coatings of lanthane hexaaluminate (LaMgAl11O19) material as a suitable substitute to YSZ top coat for thermal barrier coating applications. These coatings, although deposited by atmospheric plasma spray (APS) exhibit comparable coefficient of thermal expansion and therma ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Low-Cost CFD-Based Analysis for Surface Mesh Interrogation and Refinement

    SBC: Continuum Dynamics Inc            Topic: A13004

    Accurate flow calculation is crucial to the development and support of air platforms, and CFD has been successful at predicting aerodynamic performance for a variety of flows. The accuracy of CFD is governed by the quality of the surface mesh, and much work has been undertaken to automatically generate surface grids from CAD. Unfortunately, quality is quantified in terms of conformance to the surf ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. BROAD RANGE RADIATION DETECTOR BASED ON SPECTRUM SHIFTS OF OPTO-MECHANICAL MICROCAVITY

    SBC: Lenterra, Inc.            Topic: A123108

    This SBIR Phase I proposal is aimed at the development of the ultra-sensitive detector for the far infrared (FIR) and terahertz (THz) bands of electromagnetic radiation. The device is inherently optical, operates at room temperature and of submillimeter size. The proposed technology is based on coupling the radiation to be measured to the mechanical degree of freedom of an optical microcavity and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Foil-Air Bearings for Small Gas Turbine Engines

    SBC: MECHANICAL SOLUTIONS, INCORPORATED            Topic: A123104

    As new applications arise for small gas turbine engines, the need to advance engine component technologies becomes essential, since they are required to run faster, hotter, and longer. Particularly critical in this regard are the shaft bearings. Since they operate without lubricant, air foil bearings have been identified as viable replacements to conventional liquid lubricated bearings. An adva ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseArmy
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