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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Innovative Photonic Time Delay Units for Radar Applications

    SBC: S2 CORPORATION            Topic: MDA08T012

    We aim to build and demonstrate an innovative photonic true time delay solution which alleviates the fundamental problem of cascaded optical switches, and additionally offers several significant benefits. The device uses wideband spatial-spectral (S2) holographic optical memory materials to store and access several broadband time delay gratings. Broadband optical chirps are used to create these ti ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Dynamically Tunable Metamaterial Filters(1001-455)

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA08T009

    Triton, together with our academic and industrial partners, proposes to develop and fabricate dynamic filters based on metamaterials. These dynamic filters are being engineered to enhance the efficacy of focal plane arrays used in interceptor sensors, resulting in significant cost savings. The filter will offer a dynamically tunable pass band, which will reject stray light coming in off-wavelen ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Low Cost, High Performance Transmit/Receive Integrated Circuits on a Single Chip

    SBC: Versaq            Topic: MDA09T004

    In the proposed effort we plan to build a fully-operational X-band T/R Integrated Circuit. One of the key-elements to building a fully operational radar is the requisite RF electronics that feed to each antenna element. Historically, radar transmit/receive (T/R) modules have been implemented as complex, multi-chip GaAs MMICs, resulting in very high cost per T/R module, high launch weight, and high ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Low Thermal Resistance Integrated Package and Heat Sink for HEV IGBT Modules

    SBC: ADVANCED THERMAL TECHNOLOGIES            Topic: 06c

    There is a growing demand for power electronics that can operate under the high temperature and high power conditions that will be encountered in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV). As the coolant temperature used to dissipate heat from electronics increases, the operation of power semiconductor devices such as Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) becomes severely limited in order that the safe ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of Energy
  5. An Absolute C02 Monitor with Extremely High Accuracy

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 43b

    Carbon dioxide is monitored with high precision at hundreds of monitoring stations, world-wide. Those measurements rely upon frequent calibration using high pressure gas cylinders, which must be certified and then shipped to remote locations. Current calibration procedures are both labor intensive and expensive. Continuous monitoring of CO2 at remote locations presents particularly difficult cali ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of Energy
  6. Multi-Channel Electronics for Solid-State Photodetectors

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 44b

    New solid-state photomultipliers (SSPMs) need compact integrated circuitry for readout if such photodetectors are going to be implemented in high-energy physics, nuclear physics, or nuclear medical imaging applications. The aim of this work is to significantly improve the bandwidth in reading out arrays of SSPMs by developing a custom ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit). This ASIC will ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of Energy
  7. Development of a Self-Adaptive Air Turbine for Wave Energy Conversion using an Oscillaating Water Column (OWC) Air System

    SBC: Concepts NREC, LLC            Topic: 19a

    The oscillating water column (OWC) wave energy conversion system has the highest potential of providing efficient renewable energy in the form of electric power but its efficiency to recover a wider range of wave energy frequency and amplitudes must be improved to make the system economics viable. The efficiency can be improved if the OWC wave energy systems can be

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of Energy
  8. An Integrated In Situ Raman and Turbidity Sensor for High Level Waste Tanks

    SBC: EIC LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: 65a

    Stored nuclear waste must be retrieved from storage, treated, separated into low- and high-level waste streams, and finally put into a disposal form that effectively encapsulates the waste and isolates it from the environment for a long period of time. Before waste retrieval can be done, however, waste composition will need to be characterized so that proper safety precautions can be implemented ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of Energy
  9. Capture of CO2 by Hybrid Sorption (CACHYS) for Existing Coal-Fired Plants

    SBC: ENVERGEX LLC            Topic: 24b

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR/STTR) project targets the development of a novel technology for CO2 capture and separation from combustion-derived flue gas. In the US, coal-fired power plants represent about 50% of the electricity generated but contribute about 80% of the CO2 emissions. CO2 emissions are responsible for climate change. The Department of Energy is supporting developme ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of Energy
  10. Recovery Act- Development of Photonic Band Gap Structures for Particle Acceleration

    SBC: INCOM, INC.            Topic: 38a

    As the dimensions of fundamental scientific and technological structures and processes become smaller, research in these areas is often limited to a few very large and costly particle accelerator facilities. A revolutionary approach utilizing photonic band-gap (PBG) microstructures offers the opportunity to develop compact highgradient inexpensive accelerators. A unique opportunity of this proposa ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of Energy
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