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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 June, 2020.

  1. Superconducting THz emitters and receivers in YBCO utilizing focused helium beam nano-lithography

    SBC: Tristan Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF181004

    There exists an under-utilized portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, located between the microwave and infrared wavelengths, in the sub-millimeter band.This region, known as terahertz radiation, has historically been problematic to access.There have been numerous demonstrations of THz electronics using LTS Josephson junctions that provide precise frequency control and on-chip detection via the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. FLatpack Accelerometer-Gyroscope Sensor using Hybrid Integrated Photonics (FLAGSHIP)

    SBC: Vector Atomic, Inc.            Topic: AF181006

    Vector Atomic will partner with Freedom Photonics to design an ultra-compact rubidium inertial sensor for navigation in GPS-denied environments. FLAGSHIPs low-power sensor design minimizes laser system components and is compatible with a low-risk photonic integrated circuit (PIC) solution that supports aggressive miniaturization.

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Ultra Nonlinear Plasmonics (TALON)

    SBC: ZIVA CORPORATION            Topic: SB173002

    Zivas proposed Ultra Nonlinear Plasmonics (TALON) technology addresses the critical DoD need to miniaturize tunable and non-linear photonic, on-chip components and devices. Zivas TALON modulator exploits composite metamaterials both for its waveguide section cladding layers and for the non-linear interaction sections. The former effectively reduces the propagation loss of TALONs ultra-confined pla ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  4. Predictive Analytics for Sustainment and Reliability of Missile Fleet (PASAR-MF)

    SBC: MITEK ANALYTICS LLC            Topic: AF181038

    This SBIR project will develop and demonstrate analytics capability and analytics architecture for sustainment of a ground-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) weapon system. The capability will be provided as a stack of analytics functions that collect and fuse maintenance, test, inspection, and engineering data from multiple data streams, formats, and sources. The analytics in the sta ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Short Fiber Composite Mechanical Property Modeling and Prediction Framework

    SBC: ATA Engineering, Inc.            Topic: AF181060

    Compression-molded short-fiber composite (SFC) materials have several advantages over metallic and continuous-fiber composite (CFC) materials, including greater part complexity, improved dimensional stability, and low-cost/high-volume production.However, introduction of novel SFC material systems is stymied by the need to perform costly and time-consuming testing programs to generate allowables, d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Efficient Evaluation of Fiber Coatings

    SBC: SURFACE OPTICS CORP.            Topic: AF181052

    Development of a rapid technique based on FTIR spectroscopy to monitor chemistry, crystallinity and contamination of CMC interface coatings is proposed.The method takes advantage of specificity of vibrational normal modes of molecules, which can be utilized as fingerprints of molecules to evaluate chemistry of the coatings.A literature review of spectroscopic characteristics of molecules utilized ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. 6000297

    SBC: Chip Design Systems LLC            Topic: AF18AT017

    We propose to develop an innovative concept of the high speed dynamic IRSP that combines components and devices from proven suppliers with novel system-level research topics from CDS and University of Delaware. Having previously built and delivered working LED IRSPs to users gives CDS a unique advantage. In line with system theme of the solicitation, our phase 1 research topics are focused on syst ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. A Learning-Capable Optimal Control Architecture for Energy Optimization in Hybrid Electric UAVs

    SBC: optoXense, Inc.            Topic: AF181029

    The development of energy-efficient and low-cost propulsion systems for UAVs by implementing hybrid-electric concepts is critical for the US military. optoXense-GaTech team proposes to develop novel learning-capable optimal control methods to optimize the energy/power distribution for small UAVs with hybrid electric propulsion (HEP) systems for various flight scenarios. The method is based on robu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Miniaturized Optical WDM Transmitter/Transceiver

    SBC: Freedom Photonics LLC            Topic: AF18AT010

    The objective of this program is to develop, demonstrate and implement a low reconfigurable, reliable Free Space Optical (FSO) link supporting high bandwidth communications for satellite to satellite or satellite to ground communication. The FSO Transceiver (Transmitter/Receiver) to be implemented will be small Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C) such that it can be easily carried by compact spa ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Innovative Solutions for Multi-Rotor Flight Endurance


    We propose to design, build and test an innovative multirotor topology, the working name is LQ for Linear Quadcopter. With four simple rotors along the same axis, it can slither into a much narrower space than a conventional quadcopter of equivalent hover performance. Independent control of pitch, roll, yaw and heave is accomplished like a typical quad, without the added complexity of swashplates ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
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