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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. 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
  2. Creating Spatial Disorientation in Flight Simulation

    SBC: Continuum Dynamics Inc            Topic: 122FA1

    Training in the symptoms of Spatial Disorientation (SD) has shown to be valuable in aiding pilots to recognize its onset and provide a means for mitigating its effects, but such demonstrations have traditionally been associated with specialized equipment and devices. Since the vast majority of pilots for the commercial aviation jet fleet are trained (or recertified) on 6-degree-of-freedom (DOF) h ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Transportation
  3. Innovative Acoustic Source Location & Identification Methods for Railroad Tank Car Testing

    SBC: PHYSICAL ACOUSTICS CORP.            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Transportation
  4. Innovative Solutions to Reduce Wheel/Rail Forces and Fatigue of Railroad Switch Frogs

    SBC: Zeta-Tech Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Transportation
  5. PZT Ceramic Fiber Process for High Performance Actuators

    SBC: ADVANCED CERAMETRICS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Piezoelectric ceramics in sensors have achieved substantial market penetration. These parts are used widely for heat and climate control, hydrophones, flow sensors, medical and industrial sensing and accelerometers but they have been unsuccessful in gaining significant use in actuators. It generally is felt that material restrictions, precluding development of actuator-sized displacement strokes ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  6. High Pressure High Temperature Consolidation of Carbon Nanotubes for Structural and Other Applications

    SBC: DIAMOND MATERIALS INC            Topic: N/A

    Diamond Materials Incorporated (DMI) proposes to synthesize a new class of carbon-carbon composite, termed "Fullertubite". In conventional carbon-carbon ceramics, composite properties are controlled by the anisotropic properties of the carbon fibers. Fullertubite, synthesized from randomly oriented micron-sized carbon nanotubes, has the potential to overcome the anisotropic strength properties, ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  7. A Diver-Held Synthetic Aperture Sonar

    SBC: Gorca Technologies            Topic: N/A

    An ultra-lightweight, exceptionally small, combat hand-held diver sonar is proposed for shallow water search. The sonar provides high resolution synthetic aperture images based on diver's lateral hand motion. A transducer only few inches in size is required. Azimuth resolution of about 10 cm is expected at a range of 30 m. A set of motion compensation and scale estimation techniques developed ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  8. Microspring Contact Technology

    SBC: Murray Hill Devices, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This SBIR Phase I project involves the development of a new MicroSpring Contract (MSC) technology for making compliant, low-cost silicon backplane interconnects for multi-chip hybrid assemblies and modules. The microsprings are compressible coils about 50 ¿m diameter with sufficient compliance to maintain ohmic contact throughout a continuous displacement of at least 10 ¿m. The use of a silico ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  9. Development of a Low Light Level Camera with a High Density Focal Plane Array for Wide Field of View Applications

    SBC: Princeton Optronics            Topic: N/A

    It is well known that Gen III image intensifiers based on Negative Electron Affinity (NEA) photocathodes and micromechanical plates suffer from a major limitation of having the long wavelength cutoff limited only to about 950 nm. For that reason, it has poor modulation transfer function and correspondingly lower performance in starlight and in the overcast starlight levels. To develop a new type ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. High Performance Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers

    SBC: Sensors Unlimited, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    We propose to design, demonstrate and develop highly stable, single-mode vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) operating at 1.55¿m. The large free spectral range (FSR) of vertical cavities implies that VCSELs can operate inherently in a stable single-mode. Also, they can be easily fabricated to emit low-divergence circular beams. In Phase I, we will deliver individual VCSELs opera ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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