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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. 1 Micron Fiber Optic Receiver for Mil-Aero Environment

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: N171031

    In this SBIR effort we will develop a high-power, high-speed photodiode (PD) receiver optimized for operation at 1 micron wavelength based on collaboration with Dr. J.C. Campbells research group at the UVA. Demand of such photonic receiver arose from the urgent need of high performance microwave photonic links that replace the conventional metal cables for better SWaP, immunity to EMI and broader ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. 110 GHZ ON-WAFER MEASUREMENTS AND ELEMENT MODELING

    SBC: Cascade Microtech, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    ON-WAFER MICROWAVE PROBE MEASUREMENTS HAVE DEMONSTRATED THEIR UNIQUE PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTIVITY GAINS IN SEMICONDUCTOR RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES. HOWEVER, DEVICE PERFORMANCE CONTINUES TO OUTPACE OUR ABILITY TO MEASURE AT THE WAFER LEVEL. AS PROBE PERFORMANCE CONTINUES INTO MILLIMETER WAVELENGTHS, THE MEASUREMENT CHALLENGE INCREASES. FORMERLY NEGLIGIBLE PROBE CONNECTION PARA ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  3. A Novel, Low Cost and Handheld Metal Sorting Sensor for Chemical Cleaning and Stripping Process

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: AF161009

    ABSTRACT: After a certain amount of service time, many aircraft components need to be cleaned and the coatings on those parts need to be stripped. Prior to the chemical cleaning and stripping processes, those parts are routinely examined by inspectors to locate the part numbers and find their matches on a list. Such a visual inspection process is not only time consuming, but also prone to human er ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. ACTIVATED METAL DECOY FOR LOW IR SIGNATURE AIRCRAFT

    SBC: Alloy Surfaces Company, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    ACTIVATED STEEL FOIL FABRICATED INTO ELEMENTS TO BE PACKAGED AS EXPENDABLE DECOYS HAS SHOWN GOOD PERFORMANCE IN LOW IR SIGNATURE APPLICATIONS. THE PRESENT BATCH PRODUCTION PROCESS FOR THESE FOILS ENTAILS, IN PART, TWENTY HOURS OF FURNACE TREATMENT. A COMBINATION OF NINE SEPARATE OPERATIONS, LOW PRODUCTION RATES AND HIGH LABOR COSTS YIELDS A UNIT MANUFACTURING COST OF MORE THAN $250.00. WE PROPOSE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Adaptive-Zoom Weapon Scope with Integral Ranging, Tracking and Fire Control

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: A15095

    A compact, lightweight, direct-view variable-magnification fire-control riflescope with integral programmable aiming system will be developed, which includes: a 1550-nm eyesafe laser rangefinder (LRF), 9-axis inertial measurement unit with integrated environmental sensors and ballistic computer, and a real-time direct-view heads-up display (HUD) disturbed reticle. The proposed system will be demon ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Additive Manufacturing Plastic Materials with Improved Dielectric Breakdown Strength

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: AF15AT07

    In this Phase II program, Voxtel will design, manufacture, and benchmark-test additive-manufactured (AM) insulators capable of electrical stress greater than 25 kV/mm, for use in high-electric-field applications, such as high-power microwave (HPM) devices. These insulators will sustain vacuum of 10-7 Torr and withstand 20 psi of pressure. To achieve this goal, Voxtel will synthesize readily additi ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

    SBC: SENTIENT CORPORATION            Topic: DLA152001

    In response to DLA SBIR Topic DLA152-001 for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Sentient Corporation (Sentient) proposes to develop a life cycle cost optimization tool based on our commercial DigitalClone modeling technology. This tool will enable users to evaluate the tradeoffs between alternate manufacturing processes, implementation costs, and the performance/durability of the resultant comp ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  8. Advanced Radio Magnetic Powder for Additive Manufacturing

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N151029

    To improve radome materials, design approaches, and manufacturing methods, in this Phase II SBIR effort, Voxtel will optimize low-loss wave-impedance-tunable and complex-dielectrically-tunable nanocomposites and will demonstrate highly reliable additive-manufacturing (AM) methods for fabricating radomes with heterogenous compositions and complex geometries. Proof-of-concept planar and complex-geom ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Advanced RIIC Technology to Increase Density and Efficiency of IRLED Arrays (ART-IDEA)

    SBC: Chip Design Systems            Topic: AF171015

    We propose to study how extraction efficiency can be improved by reducing IRLED pixel pitch. Our approach is to scale the size of RIIC pixel and IRLED device from 24-microns down to 12-microns and to lower the IRLED drive voltage from 10 Volts to 5 Volts.

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. ALUMINUM-GALLIUM-ARSENIDE TOP SOLAR CELL FOR MECHANICAL ATTACHMENT TO A SILICON CONCENTRATOR WITH IMPROVED AMO EFFICIENCY

    SBC: ASTROPOWER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    INCREASES IN SOLAR CELL EFFICIENCY CAN BE ACHIEVED WITH TANDEM MULTI-JUNCTION STRUCTURES TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE AND SCALE OF SPACE PHOTOVOLTAIC CONCENTRATORS. THE "TOP SOLAR CELL" TANDEM APPROACH COULD INCREASE ENERGY CONVERSION EFFICIENCY BY AS MUCH AS 100%. A SELF-SUPPORTING ALUMINUM-GALLIUM-ARSENIDE (ALGAAS) TOP SOLAR CELL IS BEING DEVELOPED FOR MECHANICAL ATTACHMENT TO A SILICON CONCENTRAT ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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