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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 April, 2020.

  1. Multicore Fiber Optic Package Optical Subassembly for Wideband Digital and Analog Photonic Links

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: N182101

    In this SBIR effort we will develop a balanced detection analog photonic link consisting of a DFB laser, a dual-output high-speed, low-Vp mach-zehnder modulator (MZM) and a high-power, high-linearity balanced photodetector (BPD) using a dual-core, single mode, multicore fiber (MCF) that is supplied by our subcontractor, OFS. We will design, fabricate and characterize (phase I) the MZM and the BPD, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Photonic Integrated Circuit Reliability

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: N182108

    Photonic integration, and specifically silicon photonics, has emerged as one of the leading solutions for maintaining or improving the performance of optical systems while addressing the requirements related to size, weight, and power (SWaP). Photonic integrated circuits (PICs), which integrate multiple photonic elements onto a single chip, are specifically suited to providing the complexity and f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Wafer-Level Electronic-Photonic Co-Packaging

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: AF16AT01

    In phase II work, we will collaborate with Prof. Stefan Preble in RIT and continue to develop large scale hybrid integration and packaging techniques for key active photonic components such as lithium niobate on insulator (LNOI) modulators and modified uni-traveling (MUTC) photodiodes. We will demonstrate a low V, broadband, small footprint LNOI modulator with hybrid Si/LN or SiN/LN waveguide usin ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. A Novel, Nanostructured, Metal-organic Frameworks-Based Product Loss Prevention Technology in the Oil and Natural Gas Sector

    SBC: Framergy, Inc.            Topic: 17NCER2C

    To reach the end user, oil and gas production at the wellhead must be transmitted through the country and distributed to a wide range of customers. This logistical system requires natural gas gathering lines, processing facilities, product storage tanks and lots of other equipment. What results is air pollution caused by industry losses during these operations and the use of continuous or intermit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Additive Manufacturing for RF Materials and Antennas

    SBC: DeLUX Engineering, LLC            Topic: A18020

    To reduce size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-c), military platforms have been evolving towards more integrated platforms that utilize all available space. For radiating systems, this will require exploring innovative design methods, materials and manufacturing approaches to realize cost-effective, customizable and conformal antennas. An attractive solution to this challenge is offered by additive ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Small form-factor, Relocatable, Unattended Ground Sensor

    SBC: Nextgen Federal Systems LLC            Topic: A18022

    Intelligent Multirotor Autonomous Glider for Relocatable Sensors (IMAGRS) is an innovative and highly capable micro Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) that enables unattended multi-spectral imaging and processing. IMAGRS integrates existing technologies into a micro, hybrid, transforming UAS which acts autonomously as a relocatable imaging sensor. The hybrid design of IMAGRS will enable the platform t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Low-cost Imager for Heavily Degraded Visual Environments

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: A18040

    This project aims to develop a low-cost millimeter-wave (mmW) imaging system for ground vehicles, to operate in combination with a long-wave infrared (LWIR) camera. Such a system will mitigate the challenges of driving in degraded visual environments (DVE) including night time, fog, dust, or smoke by providing real-time image of the vehicle surrounding independent from the presence of naturally oc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Novel In-Cylinder Wear Coatings for Improved High Output Military Diesel Engine Performance and Durability

    SBC: NanoCoatings, Inc.            Topic: A18099

    Future U.S. Army vehicles will require engines with low heat rejection, high power density, lower-friction (15 % reduction), reduced fuel consumption (2-5% lower), and higher durability. Our team, NanoCoatings, Inc. (NCI) and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), will down-select the most promising coating technologies and coating materials for both piston-rings and cylinder-liners. Our preliminary ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Lightweight Fiber Reinforced Aluminum Components for Missile Structures

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: MDA18006

    The Missile Defense Agency is searching for innovative technologies to implement in future interceptor missiles and kill vehicles that will produce weight savings within the systems. To answer this need, Touchstone Research Laboratory proposes to develop fiber reinforced aluminum (FRA) metal matrix composite components to replace those that were originally made from Ti-6-4. The FRA is able to reta ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Weather Analysis-as-a-Service (WA3S)

    SBC: Nextgen Federal Systems LLC            Topic: AF171035

    Due to growing requirements for weather exploitation across a wide variety of mission applications, coupled with high perishability of the environmental data, the dissemination of data for use in weather impact analysis is putting an increasing strain on the bandwidth connecting the AFW to its consumers. Additionally, the AFW Enterprise has not yet taken full advantage of emerging DoD cloud platfo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force

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