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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. A Novel, High Precision, X-ray 3D Scanner for Non-Line-of-Sight Point Cloud Generation

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: AF161013

    ABSTRACT: Casting parts with intricate internal surfaces are routinely used in many gun systems. It is important to inspect those casting parts to ensure the inner structures comply with the original design during the first article testing and production lot certification. Currently, inspections of inner surfaces are often done with borescopes, which is time consuming, labor intensive, and costly. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Advanced Infrared Emitter Array (AIREA)

    SBC: Chip Design Systems            Topic: AF141225

    ABSTRACT: We propose to build Infrared LED (IRLED) scene projectors that are able to project larger than 1k by 1k imagery with maximum temperatures of 3000K, frame rates in excess of 400 Hz, and emission wavelength between 3 and 5 microns. Our team consists of experienced IRLED fabrication experts, RIIC designers, and packaging specialists.; BENEFIT: Infrared LED (IRLED) arrays represent a potenti ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Advanced Spectrally Selective Materials for Obscurant Applications

    SBC: LUMILANT, INC.            Topic: A13AT016

    Plasmonic metamaterials, composed of patterned metallic and dielectrics, can be engineered to have interesting optical properties that are attractive for a range of advanced obscurant applications. These particles are typically fabricated on planar surfaces, since patterning planar surfaces to achieve the desired effects is relatively straightforward.However, for planar geometries the particles op ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Efficient Arrays for Generating Light Emission (EAGLE)

    SBC: Chip Design Systems            Topic: AF16AT22

    With today's IRLED devices, >99.4% of input electrical power is converted into parasitic/waste heat. Moreover, as the local temperatures of the pixels increase due to the generated heat, IRLED optical efficiency is further reduced. Overall this severely ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Functional Dataflow Programming Toolchain for Portable Parallel Code

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: SB151004

    Modern computer systems often incorporate multiple computational devices such as conventional processors, graphics processing units (GPUs), specialized accelerators, and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Programmers are able to exploit these new architectures for improved performance and reduced power consumption, but at the cost of increased programing complexity. Further complicating matte ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  6. GaP ZnS for Blue Light Emitting Diodes

    SBC: ASTROPOWER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    AstroPower is developing a two-junction monolithic tandem solar cell composed of (AlxGa1-x)0.51In.49P lattice matched to GaAs for use as the top cell in a three-junction, two-terminal tandem stack. This tunable bandgap material system is capable of current matching, at 2.03eV, in a two-junction monolithic tandem solar cell two terminal design of (AlxGa1-x)0.51In0.49P/GaAs yielding a best case pred ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. High Specific Power, Electrostatically Bonded, Ultra-thin Gaas

    SBC: ASTROPOWER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    ASTROPOWER PROPOSES TO DEVELOP A LIGHTWEIGHT, HIGH PERFORMANCE, ULTRA-THIN ELECTROSTATICALLY BONDED GaAs SOLAR CELL WITH COPLANAR BACK CONTACTS. THE INNOVATIVE DESIGN INCORPORATES LIGHT TRAPPING, ADHESIVELESS COVER SLIDE BONDING, AND ELIMINATES GRID SHADING. THIS NOVEL DEVICE WILL EXHIBIT INCREASED EFFICIENCY AND SPECIFIC POWER DUE TO THE HIGHER OPEN CIRCUIT VOLTAGE AND SHORT CIRCUIT CURRENT OBTAI ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Hybrid Broadband Optical Links

    SBC: LUMILANT, INC.            Topic: AF151005

    ABSTRACT: The use of optical fibers for the transport and distribution of RF signals brings the benefits of both worlds at the fingertip of the network engineer! A Hybrid Broadband Optical Link enables such heterogeneous network, an end-to-end network solution that leverages the unique features and capabilities offered by RF and optical networks. The use of an optical fiber backbone to provide hig ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. LIGHTWEIGHT, LIGHT-TRAPPED, THIN GAAS SOLAR CELL FOR SPACECRAFT APPLICATIONS

    SBC: ASTROPOWER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    ASTROPOWER IS PROPOSING THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT, HIGH PERFORMANCE, THIN LIGHT TRAPPING GAAS SOLAR CELL FOR ADVANCED SPACE POWER SYSTEMS. A THIN DEVICE LEADS TO HIGHER PERFORMANCE IN TERMS OF OPEN CIRCUIT VOLTAGE, RADIATION RESISTANCE, AND SPECIFIC POWER. IN A THIN DEVICE, THE INCORPORATION OF LIGHT TRAPPING TO EXTEND THE OPTICAL PATH LENGTH PERMITS GREATER CURRENT GENERATIC THAN CA ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Monolithically Interconnected, Thin Silicon Solar Cell Array

    SBC: ASTROPOWER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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