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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 June, 2020.

  1. Efficient Arrays for Generating Light Emission (EAGLE)

    SBC: Chip Design Systems LLC            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 limits the number and intensity of array pixels that can be simultaneously operated at high apparent temperatures. In Phase 2, we focus on develop ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. A Reconfigurable Machining Center for Depot Productivity Enhancement

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF161019

    Current depot-level manufacturing systems are not responsive to changing requirements and flexible specifications. The serial arrangement of individual work cells results in a lengthy timeline to complete the critically-needed part; thus, critical assets

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Optical System for High-Speed 3D Velocimetry

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF161071

    Unsteady processes, such as vortex shedding and local extinction, play a key role in augmentor stability.These processes occur on fast timescales, and can involve complex, three-dimensional (3D) structures.To fully elucidate unsteady processes, such as flame ignition and blowout, fast diagnostics that can provide information over a 3D volume are needed.In this research program, we are developing a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Antimony-based LWIR detectors with low dark current and high quantum efficiency

    SBC: QmagiQ, LLC            Topic: AF171078

    QmagiQ, LLC proposes to fabricate and deliver for evaluation a number of small-format focal plane arrays (FPAs) of antimony-based strained layer superlattice (SLS) photodiodes with longwave infrared (LWIR) cutoff wavelengths ranging from 9 microns to 13 m

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. LWIR Fiber Bundle for Thermal Imaging in Gas Turbine Systems

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF17AT016

    Improved temperature measurements of thermal barrier coating (TBC) components are needed for gas turbine research and development.Imaging pyrometry systems are preferred because they are non-contact and can measure the complex spatial temperature distribution on components.Measurement in the long-wave infrared (LWIR) band is required for accurate temperature measurements of modern TBCs.Fiber coupl ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Integrable High-Performance Analog Optical Modulators

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: AF171126

    In this SBIR effort we will develop broadband, low V, high linearity, thin-film lithium niobate on insulator (LNOI) modulators that are fully compatible with silicon photonic integrated circuits (PIC) foundry processes. Developing such devices as well a

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Tools for Cross-Platform Software Development and Performance Projection

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: AF161088

    Developers of modern software, particularly those targeting mobile or embedded platforms, are presented with a wide variety of hardware choices. Solutions can be built on microprocessors (e.g. x86, ARM, or Power architecture), GPUs (e.g. NVIDIAs Tegra), DSPs, FPGAs, or some combination of these technologies. Not only does this place a significant burden on programmers in understanding the intricac ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Efficient, High-Pressure Ratio, Centrifugal Refrigerant Comperssor for Aircraft Thermal Management

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF171057

    Adaptive hybrid thermal management technologies will significantly enhance the capability and range of next-generation aircraft. A critical need for this future adaptive thermal architecture is an advanced lightweight, compressor technology that can achi

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

    SBC: Chip Design Systems LLC            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. Instant k-Space Tomography for Spatial-Spectral Monitoring

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: AF17AT013

    The Army is frequently forced to operate in hostile climates. Heavy fog, rain, snow, and dust storms can inhibit the performance of tracking technologies such as mid-wave infrared cameras. In such conditions, Army early warning systems are blinded and put personnel and assets at risk. There is a specific need for a degraded visual environment (DVE) penetrative target tracking solution. Radio fre ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
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