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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. "Night Glow"Short Wave Infrared LED (NSLED) Image Projector Development

    SBC: Chip Design Systems LLC            Topic: AF131098

    ABSTRACT: This project aims to develop a Short Wave Infrared band image projector to provide real time detector stimulation with high dynamic range. Our emitter technology is based on GaInAsSb quaternary semiconductor LED arrays hybridized to CMOS read-in integrated circuits. This project leverages read-in circuit design and control electronics that were developed under SLEDS - a longer wavelengt ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. A novel process to produce air-stable core-shell nanoparticles for energetic applications

    SBC: NEI CORPORATION            Topic: AF131103

    ABSTRACT: It has been a challenge to realize the benefits of energetic metal nanoparticles due to the severe oxidation that occurs on the particle surface, which leads to significantly diminished performance during combustion. We propose to improve the energetic properties and air-stability of aluminum nanoparticles by encapsulating them with a relatively noble metal that can undergo an exothermi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Aircraft Conceptual Design Capability with Fast, High-Order Aeromechanics Models

    SBC: Continuum Dynamics Inc            Topic: AF131005

    ABSTRACT: Requirements for enhanced cruise efficiency and reduced noise for future Air Force mobility transports can be met using advanced propeller and propfan technology. However, identifying designs that balance performance and acoustics requirements for multiple flight conditions poses a serious analytical challenge, given structural constraints, weight considerations, and drivetrain interac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Channel and Interference adaptive SATCOM Digital beam-former

    SBC: MAXENTRIC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: AF131048

    ABSTRACT: As the size, cost, and power consumption of digital signal processing platforms continue to drop and their performance improves, incorporating digital beam-former (DBF) designs into future SATCOM satellite payloads has become an increasingly attractive option. The advantages offered by digital beam-forming stem from the ability to create composite antenna patterns that vary with both s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Chromate-free self-healing coating (SHC) system for repaired and restored aluminum alloy surfaces

    SBC: NEI CORPORATION            Topic: AF131126

    ABSTRACT: We propose to demonstrate the benefits of a self-healing coating (SHC) system (comprised of MIL-PRF-85285 compliant self-healing top coat; MIL-PRF-23377 Class N primer; chromate-free pretreatment) on repaired and restored aluminum. Innovations are proposed for a self-healing polyurethane-based top coat that satisfies the functional performance requirements for the present application. T ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. 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
  7. Fiber Optic Amplifier Pump Combiners with Signal Feed Throughput

    SBC: SUB-MICRON ENGINEERING CORP            Topic: AF131011

    ABSTRACT: For this SBIR topic, we have proposed a novel high-power optical fiber pump combiner design that addresses the specific challenges associated with counter-pumping large-mode-area (LMA) double-clad gain fibers. Based on modeling and design optimization, we will fabricate kilowatt capable power combiner prototypes for pump coupling to double-clad Yb-doped polarization-maintaining (PM) fi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Low cost Diplexer for High performance phased array antenna

    SBC: Princeton Microwave Technology Inc            Topic: AF131148

    ABSTRACT: Princeton Microwave Technology [PmT] is proposing the development of compact microstrip based dual mode resonators for the the design of the low cost diplexers for the GDPAA program.Miniature dual mode resonator based diplexers, in which the main feature and advantage lies in the fact that each of the dual mode resonators can be used as a doubly resonant circuit and therefore requires h ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. New wavefroms for anti-jam satellite communications

    SBC: MAXENTRIC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: AF131049

    ABSTRACT: MaXentric"s proposed Digital Chaotic Waveform Study (DC-WavS) will determine an optimal chaotic spread spectrum waveform for utilization in secure communications over the target Air Force SATCOM environments. The focus will be on chaotic signal generation schemes that are based on finite-precision digital models, rather than underlying analog chaotic sources, or algorithms that presume ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Packaging High Power Photodetectors for 100 MHz to 100 GHz RF Photonic Applications

    SBC: DISCOVERY SEMICONDUCTORS, INC.            Topic: AF131142

    ABSTRACT: Discovery Semiconductors will assemble high power InGaAs/InP photodiodes with 50 ohm internal termination in a fiber-pigtailed, W1-connectorized microwave package having the following specifications: (a) Responsivity>0.7 A/W at 1550 nm wavelength; (b) -3 dB Bandwidth>60 GHz; (c) -9 dB Bandwidth>80 GHz; (d) 1 dB Compression Photocurrent>50 mA @ 60 GHz modulation frequency and>50% mo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
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