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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Compact Radio Frequency-to-Optical Transmitter for Airborne Military Environments

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: N191006

    In this SBIR effort we will develop an ultra-compact, high-speed, low RIN and high-power transmitter for high-performance RF photonic link applications based on our cutting-edge lithium niobate on insulator (LNOI) modulator. In phase I, we will design, fabricate and characterize a low Vp, push-and-pull LNOI modulator. We will study the optical couplings at the laser/modulator/fiber interfaces to a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Development of In-Process Monitoring Closed-Loop Feedback for Use in Aluminum Alloy Additive Manufacturing (AM) Applications

    SBC: SENTIENT CORPORATION            Topic: A17003

    The overall goal of this project is to develop an in-process defect monitoring and correction technique for additive manufacturing (AM) of aluminum alloy to improve repeatability for geometric dimensions, material properties, and quality. In Phase I, Sentient collaborated with Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, and successfully completed all proposed tasks demonstrating two key capabili ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Commercial Solutions for Weather Forecasting

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: AF182001

    Accurate and timely weather information for situational awareness is critical to the success of Air Force missions.To date, space-borne sensors for weather forecasting primarily include visible, infrared, and microwave instruments.While visible and infrared sensors have reached a high level of maturity and performance, those operating in the microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum continu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Commercial Solutions for Weather Forecasting

    SBC: Nextgen Federal Systems LLC            Topic: AF182001

    Soil moisture is an important parameter for AF weather measurements and forecasting.It impacts Army operations (off-road mobility, land operations) and Intelligence Communitys knowledge (agriculture: social unrest).AF has classified soil moisture measurements and data as a DoD space-based environmental monitoring gap.If unmitigated, the lack of soil moisture data will diminish our asymmetric advan ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. ANGRIBRD: ANGR for Intelligent Binary Runtime Defense

    SBC: Computer Measurement Laboratory, LLC            Topic: AF182104

    This project will investigate the use of offensive binary analysis techniques to extract data from program binaries for use by a runtime diagnostic engine capable of malware detection and response. The open-source Angr framework provides the basis for the tools used to collect the analysis data needed to support a diagnostic engine. A diagnostic engine capable of using these collected results will ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. 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
  9. Autonomous Environmental Routing Onboard (AERO)

    SBC: Nextgen Federal Systems LLC            Topic: A17026

    The Autonomous Environmental Routing Onboard (AERO) system is an innovative software-hardware solution that performs onboard processing of environmental information from multiple sources to execute autonomous route adjustments for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs). This processing and resulting autonomy minimizes negative environmental impacts while leveraging advantageous conditions for executing ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. 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

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