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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Adaptive Waveform Solid-State Coherent LADAR Array Imager

    SBC: COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    A novel, adaptive waveform coherent LADAR concept is proposed to provide a robust sensor capability to meet Air Force objectives. The LADAR operates at an eyesafe solid-state wavelength in order to achieve a compact, rugged design capable of stand-off ranges of 20 km or more. Simultaneous precision range, Doppler and micro-Doppler target signatures are extracted with an extremely efficient proc ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. A High-Speed, Solid-State Camera for Stereo Photogrammetry

    SBC: Silicon Mountain Design, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Ultrafast imaging is an important need for the development, control and evaluation of modern air-deliverable weapons systems. Current high-speed cameras are based upon rotating prism/mirror assemblies which require a time delay for start-up and synchronization. Because of the mechanical inertia involved, the camera must trigger the experiment (rather than the other way around), and only fixed in ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. AlGaAsSb/InGaAsSb on GaSb, Infrared, Separate Absorption and Multiplication, Avalanche Photodiodes

    SBC: ASTROPOWER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    AstroPower proposes to develop high performance, room temperature, mass-producible, low-cost infrared detectors using liquid-phase heteroepitaxy of lattice-matched InGaAsSb and AlGaAsSb on GaSb substrates. The structure of these detectors will be a Separate Absorption and Multiplication Avalanche Photodiode (SAM-APD). This structure has proven to be an effective means of producing large gain in ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. A Low Cost, High-Performance Multi-Spectral Imager

    SBC: Silicon Mountain Design, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Multispectral imaging has become a valuable tool in tactical imaging scenarios due to the ability to expose camouflage, identify airborne toxins and fuel plumes, and the ability to provide night vision through the use of infrared imaging. Micro bolometer arrays work well in these situation by creating a single sensor which is sensitibe from the visible to long wave IR imaging regions. The microb ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Analog FLC-VLSI Spatial Light Modulators for Scintillation Control in Imaging and Laser Propagation

    SBC: Displaytech Incorporated            Topic: N/A

    Important emerging technologies such as adaptive optics (e.g., scintillation control), optical signal processing, and miniature displays require spatial light modulators (SLMs) which can control the amplitude or phase of optical wave fronts. In most cases suitable SLMs are not yet available. New SLM technologies and manufacturing processes must be developed in order to enable the economic and pe ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Coherent Laser Radar Atmospheric Turbulence Sensor

    SBC: COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The proposed Phase I program develops and investigates the feasibility of a novel, single-ended, range-resolved refractive turbulence profiler. This system is based on solid-state coherent laser radar technology and therefore has the potential for characterizing wind turbulence as well. The subject innovation provides real-time turbulence profiles that can benefit missile defense sensors, such a ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Compact (1 Cubic Inch) Million Frame Per Second Imager with Integrated Thousand Frame Memory

    SBC: Silicon Mountain Design, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Ultrafast imaging is an important need for the development, control and evaluation of modern air-deliverable weapons systems. Recent advances in optical imaging such as speckle interferometry can potentially improve DoD capability to deliver munitions and armaments to targets at long ranges, and under adverse seeing conditions. Moderate density arrays of at least 100 x 100 pixels, and frame rate ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Development of a Flexible Design Optimization Capability

    SBC: VANDERPLAATS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The objective here is twofold; the first is to create a general graphical interface to couple optimization with sophisticated analysis software to provide a convenient design tool. The initial effort will be to interface nonlinear structural analysis software such as ABAQUS or SYNA-3D. However, the general capability proposed here is not limited to these, and may be applied to virtuall ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Development of Efficient, Diode-Pumped 3-5 Micron Oscillators for Remote Sensing

    SBC: COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Spectrally and spatially coherent, high pulse energy, tunable mid-IR sources remain elusive. Solid-State and semiconductor lasers do not operate over the 1.5 to 5 micron wavelength range, leaving laser-pumped frequency converters, such as Optical Parametric Oscillators (OPOs), as the most viable technology. Achieving high conversion efficiency and continuous tunability in rugged OPOs has present ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Distributed Aperture, Multifunction Laser Radar System

    SBC: COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    An emerging, powerful trend in electro-optics systems development is the "multifunction sensor. It addresses the need to reduce the volume, prime power requirements, and cost of sensor suites. Further functionality and cost reduction are achieved by distributing the multifunction sensor signals over an optical bus to spatially-separated optical apertures and time multiplexing a centrally located ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
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