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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. Intelligent Molecular Model Kit and Software Suite for Improving High School Chemistry Instruction and Student Achievement

    SBC: MolySym, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Model perception and understanding the spatial structure of organic molecules have historically been a source of difficulty for high school chemistry students. The classic ball-and-stick model, developed in 1865, is still used today to convey the fundamental characteristics of a molecular system. This model is an inadequate representation of a dynamic system, which fails to accurately represent ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Education
  2. DYNAMIC-STRAIN MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR AIRCRAFT-ENGINE TEST CELLS

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: AF071344

    Modern turbine engines undergo extensive ground testing in test cells during development. These engines are instrumented with numerous strain gages for high-frequency dynamic strain measurements. Currently, analog signals from these gages are routed out of the test cell to remote data acquisition equipment over hundreds of feet of wire. With up to 200 gages to be installed, the task of patching ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Unresolved Resident Space Object (RSO) Characterization Using Time-Frequency Analysis

    SBC: ATMOSPHERIC & ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: AF071283

    Defense of U.S. space assets depends on the successful detection and monitoring of potential threats, including the ability to recognize abnormal spacecraft activities. Although work has been done in this area using resolved images from ground- and space-based sensors, methodologies to characterize unresolved resident space objects (RSO) have received little attention. We propose to develop tech ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Precision and Stable Fiber Optical Gyroscope Made of Air-Core Fiber

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF071216

    Agiltron proposes to systematic study the un-stable mechanisms, leading to the establishment of space qualification procedure for fiber optic gyros (FOGs). The approach leverages our industry experiences in satellite FOG component and sensor system fabrication. This program will lead to development of a certification service for the air-core photonic band-gap fiber components and navigation-grade ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Moderate Power Mid-Infrared and Infrared Fiber Lasers

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF071011

    Agiltron proposes to develop a mid-IR fiber laser having inherently attractive features of high efficiency, high power, good beam quality, single-piece robust construction without the need for optical alignment, large surface to volume ratio for efficient thermal management, lightweight, and compact footprint. The design is closely coupled with our unique expertise in low loss mid-IR chalcogenide ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Nanocomposite thin films for capacitors

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: OSD06EP3

    We propose to develop new ceramic nanoparticle filled polymer composites for high power capacitors. The new approach combines the leading-edge nanomaterials development and manufacturing at Agiltron, and the plastic engineering technology at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. We will transfer the high dielectric constant fillers to our new nanodielctrics with extremely improved breakdown str ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Electromagnetic MEMS Mirror array for all optical switching

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF071243

    Leveraging on our extensive R&D and production experience in optical MEMS switches, AGILTRON proposes to realize a new MEMS mirror array based fiberoptic array switch capable of breakthrough performances for all-optical MEMS switches under harsh operation environment. The design overcomes current shortcomings and achieves high reliability, miniature size, low optical loss, shock and vibration resi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Optoelectronic Analog-Digital Converter

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF07T028

    We propose a novel poly-phase sampling scheme for an optoelectronic analog-to-digital converter (ADC) module which entails parallel sampling of different phases of an input RF signal to realize a 12-bit 10.24GSPS RF signal AD conversion. A unique feature of this approach is that electrical-in to electrical-out signal transfer is maintained for the optoelectronic sampling and demultiplexing circuit ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Research Scientist

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF07T037

    Agiltron proposes to develop an infrared fiber having inherently attractive features of high wavelength conversion efficiency, wide wavelength-conversion bandwidth, and agile wavelength routing all in IR regions (2 ¡V 12 ƒYm). The design is closely coupled with our unique expertise in low loss IR chalcogenide fiber fabrication and IR photonics. The approach overcomes the difficulties associated ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Advanced Ionospheric Monitor using a High-sensitivity Imager (AIM-HI)

    SBC: ALO, INC.            Topic: AF071290

    The objective of this proposal is to conduct a detailed design study in Phase I for the next generation space-based FUV imaging sensors that will yield key ionospheric parameters necessary for use with the forecasting models. At the end of Phase I, the design of Advanced Ionospheric Monitor using a High-sensitivity Imager (AIM-HI) is expected to be matured to a point that an engineering model coul ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force

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