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

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: AF131142

    ABSTRACT: In this SBIR effort we will develop a packaging process and demonstrate (Phase I) a prototype of high power Photodiode (PD) that has a normal incident, pigtailed fiber input and a coaxial RF output that operates from DC to>60GHz. We will apply and extend (Phase II) the aforementioned packaging process to single PD, balanced PD and array of PDs that work from DC through entire W-band. De ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Low cost Diplexer for High performance phased array antenna

    SBC: Princeton Microwave Technology Inc            Topic: AF131148

    ABSTRACT: Princeton Microwave Technology [PmT] is proposing the development of compact microstrip based dual mode resonators for the the design of the low cost diplexers for the GDPAA program.Miniature dual mode resonator based diplexers, in which the main feature and advantage lies in the fact that each of the dual mode resonators can be used as a doubly resonant circuit and therefore requires h ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Programmable Neuromorphic Microchip for Accelerating Dismount Identification in WFOV Video

    SBC: Isocline Engineering LLC            Topic: AF131132

    ABSTRACT: Wide field of view (WFOV) video capability on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) has outpaced data transmission capability. Identifying regions of interest (often performed though object recognition) enables selective video compression and maximizes the useful content in data transmission. Neuromorphic classifiers currently hold the records for greatest accuracy of object recognition and spe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. 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
  7. Intuitive Information Fusion and Visualization

    SBC: Soar Technology, Inc.            Topic: OSD12LD4

    Traditional Information Fusions (IF) systems need to be expanded to encompass a decision support system (DSS) role that enables analysts and commander to manage the volume and heterogeneity of sensor data, including the textual"soft"data descriptive of the social cultural landscape characteristics of contemporary missions. To achieve these improvements, SoarTech, supported by NCSU, will develop Se ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. RF TRAVELING-WAVE SCANNING SYSTEM WITH A NONINVASIVE, BROADBAND PHOTONIC PROBE

    SBC: ADVANCED FIBER SENSORS, INC.            Topic: AF131113

    ABSTRACT: The feasibility of developing a prototype traveling-wave scanning system based on non-metallic, broadband, optical-fiber-coupled microwave-field sensors that can be used for the test and evaluation of coatings applied to the surface of aircraft without damaging the coating layers is investigated. The concepts to be employed in performing the measurement of microwave surface waves will b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. 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
  10. Urban Computer Generated Forces (CGF) Models

    SBC: Soar Technology, Inc.            Topic: A13056

    Soar Technology, Inc. (SoarTech) proposes to integrate detailed models of cultural daily activities and patterns of life into simulations of synthetic characters inhabiting, and of vehicular traffic moving in, an urban environment. SoarTech will demonstrate technical feasibility of the approach by integrating these models into the Army's OneSAF in a way that requires minimal resource utilizat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseArmy
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