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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. Novel Fiber Optic Field Sensor

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This proposal addresses the fabrication of a novel fiber optic field sensor, having significant performance and cost advantages over the competing technologies. Fiber optic based sensors offer attractive features of immunity to electromagneticinterference, excellent electrical isolation, compatible with modern networks, high reliability, and compactness, which enable such sensors to monitor and co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Nunostructured semiconductors for high-efficiency thin film photovoltaic devices

    SBC: Altair Center, Llc.            Topic: N/A

    Altair Center proposes to develop a revolutionary new technology for simple and low cost fabrication of high-efficiency thin-film photovoltaic cells employing nunostructured semiconductor materials. New technique for modification of the semiconductormaterials is used to create metal nanoclusters in the near surface region of semiconductor dramatically improving efficiency of the photovoltaic cells ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Photovoltaic Cells Based on Nanotubes and Conjugated Polymers

    SBC: Altair Center, Llc.            Topic: N/A

    ALTAIR Center proposes to develop novel photovoltaic (PV) cells based on composite material made from nanotubes and conjugated polymers. The proposed approach offers a number of advantages with respect to known organic/inorganic photovoltaic devices.Interpenetrating network between nanotubes and polymers provides efficient charge separation under light excitation. Micro phase segregation within a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Fluorescence materials for sensors of heavy metal ions

    SBC: Altair Center, Llc.            Topic: N/A

    Altair Center proposes to develop a simple and efficient fluorescence optical fiber sensor for monitoring of heavy metal ions (HMI) in storm water, sediments and during various industrial processes. The sensor employs the effect of strong fluorescencequenching/enhancement in the presence of heavy metal ions. The main principle of signal amplification, as distinct from other luminescence indicator ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Infrared photon detectors based on conjugated polymers

    SBC: Altair Center, Llc.            Topic: N/A

    ALTAIR Center proposes to develop an innovative highly sensitive infrared photon detectors operating at room temperature in the 3-12 mm range. This new concept is based on the effect of infrared stimulated fluorescence or photoconductivity in thin films ofconjugated polymers. Our preliminary study of specially designed polymers demonstrated the presence of traps with the energy of excited state of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. X-ray sensors based on wide bandgap materials

    SBC: Altair Center, Llc.            Topic: N/A

    ALTAIR Center proposes to develop new type of fast X-ray sensors based on wide bandgap materials, such as sapphire (single crystal Al2O3) and single crystal ZrO2, for several potential military and civilian applications. We will use a specially designedprocess of formation of contacts on large variety of wide bandgap semiconductors and dielectrics via their laser ablation in order to control the s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Resonantly Driven Fabry-Perot Filter for Long-Wave Infrared Spectrometry

    SBC: Altair Center, Llc.            Topic: N/A

    ALTAIR Center proposes to develop an innovative Fabry-Perot filter (FPF) for Long-Wave Infrared Spectrometry with high tuning rate using an original approach. Key point of the proposed concept is developing a resonantly vibrating mechanical system thatcomprises FPF mirrors but contains no elements exciting the vibrations. The vibrations at the resonant frequency are initiated from an external low- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. OPTICAL INTERFEROMETER FOR THRUST MEASUREMENTS

    SBC: Altair Center, Llc.            Topic: N/A

    ALTAIR Center proposes to develop an innovative system for accurate measuring thrust performance of different structural components, including propulsion systems for micro-satellites, with micro-Newton resolution. The system designed for operation in aspace simulation chamber employs a fiber optical scheme incorporating an interferometric force sensor. A Fabry-Perot white-light interferometer used ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. LED Based on Composite from Inorganic Quantum Dots and Conjugated Polymers

    SBC: Altair Center, Llc.            Topic: N/A

    ALTAIR Center proposes to develop a novel light emitted diode (LED) for military and civilian applications based on composite material made from inorganic quantum dots and conjugated polymers. We will use specially designed highly emissive nanoparticles ofCdS or CdSe dispersed in polymer matrix or forming heterojunction with polymer for fabrication of the emissive LED layer. In Phase I of the Proj ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Water Electrolysis GH2/GO2 Stochiometric Rocket Development

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Water is one of the most important commodities in space. It is a life sustaining fluid, a propellant and an energy storage media in regenerative fuel cell (RFC) systems. Because of these attributes, water based power generation and propulsion conceptsare receiving increased attention. However, despite a substantial effort, the technology of long life, efficient, stoichiometric GH2/GO2, low thrus ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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