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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. FIBER/MATRIX INTERFACE FOR TOUGH, STABLE OXIDE/OXIDE COMPOSITES

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    To meet the demanding aerospace engine conditions (extended time near 1500¿ C), materials are needed that posses high strength, toughness, chemical stability in oxidizing environments, and stable thermomechanical properties at high temperatures. Ceramic oxides are the most promising materials for these demanding conditions. Unfortunately, monolithic ceramics are too brittle and ceramic matrix ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Fiberoptic Test Methods for Jet Fuels

    SBC: PHOTOSENSE LLC            Topic: N/A

    PhotoSense proposes to develop instrumentation and test methods for jet fuels. There is a need for new and improved instrumentation and methods suited for both laboratory tests to aid in fuels development and for the field to assure quality of fuels before consumption. One of the primary objectives of the Phase I development program will be to develop methods for the determination of water in jet ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. High Average Power Frequency Agile COIL

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

    Nonlinear optical frequency converters for lasers are impacting a variety of systems including weapons fire control, active beacon adaptive optics, target designation, range finding, and active multispectral imaging ladar. Most next-generation systems require frequency agile transmitters with improved power scaling. For example, there are currently few high average power (1 to 20 kW) frequency c ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. High Speed Sampling of Coherent LADAR

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

    SMD proposes the design and fabrication of a two-dimensional LADAR receiver. A novel detector array is proposed which utilizes recent advances in high speed silicion technology to provide a high performance, low-cost detector to detect the phase delay of reflected light in coherent LADAR ranging systems. Low noise readout circuitry provides precise range information as well as conventional inten ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
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