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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. MBE CdTe on Compliant Substrates for High Performance IRFPAs

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA11T002

    Current state-of-the-art infrared focal plane arrays are based on HgCdTe grown on bulk CdZnTe substrates. The use of Si-based substrates would eliminate a number of drawbacks related to the HgCdTe/CdZnTe system and permit larger formats. We have developed growth protocols that produce material with good crystal quality for such a highly mismatched heteroepitaxial system. Double crystal rocking c ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Defect Passivation for High Performance HgCdTe on Si

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA11T002

    Hydrogen isotopes have been shown to reduce the electrical effects of various semiconductor defects. Specifically, monoatomic hydrogen and deuterium passivate the electrical activity of defects such as dislocations in long-wavelength HgCdTe grown on Si. We propose a novel method of controlling the intake of hydrogen in HgCdTe IRFPAs by using the H2/He plasma afterglow formed by flowing plasma-gene ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Defect Reductions on Si Substrates for HgCdTe MBE Growth

    SBC: SIVANANTHAN LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: MDA11T002

    Current state-of-the-art infrared focal plane arrays (IRFPAs) are based on HgCdTe material epitaxially grown on bulk CdZnTe substrates. The size of the IRFPAs is limited by the size of the available CdZnTe substrates and the thermal mismatch between CdZnTe and the Si readout circuit, which misaligns the photodiode array with respect to the circuit during heating and cooling cycles. Having HgCdTe ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. High Efficiency Flexible Photovoltaic Blankets

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: AF10BT05

    ABSTRACT: MicroLink proposes a device that combines ultra-thin, high-efficiency, GaAs-based multijunction solar cells, made using our proprietary epitaxial lift-off (ELO) process, with a novel packaging approach that will result in high-efficiency, flexible photovoltaic blankets. MicroLink has developed a process that produces ultra-thin, flexible solar cells. In this project, these flexible so ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Highly-Scalable Computational-Based Engineering Algorithms for Emerging Parallel Machine Architectures

    SBC: SCIENTIFIC SIMULATIONS            Topic: AF10BT13

    ABSTRACT: In order to significantly advance the fidelity and capability of current computational engineering tools, algorithms, techniques, and software which map effectively to emerging massively parallel hardware architectures must be developed. The objective of this project is to investigate and demonstrate specific techniques for enhancing the scalability of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Modified Nanoparticles for Lipophilic Toxin Sequestration

    SBC: AuraSense, LLC            Topic: AF10BT24

    ABSTRACT: Mycotoxins are a class of weaponizable toxic secondary metabolites of molds and fungi. No treatments exist for exposure to these lipophilic poisons. AuraSense proposes to use lipid and protein modified gold nanoparticles to develop constructs for the sequestration of toxic lipophilic molecules. Nanoparticles are ideal materials for development of such a system, as they are able to be fi ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Selective Oxidation of Heterocyclic Amines

    SBC: NALAS ENGINEERING SERVICES INC            Topic: AF10BT25

    ABSTRACT: The United States Air Force and the Department of Defense are investigating synthesis, scale-up and production of novel energetic materials including high energy density compounds and fuels. Five-membered heterocyclic rings containing nitro groups have demonstrated great potential as energetic materials. Synthetic and engineering challenges are impeding scientists from safely producing ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Medical Gaming

    SBC: SONALYSTS, INC.            Topic: OSD10H08

    Throughout history, the ability of a fighting force to respond to battlefield casualties, perform triage, and evacuate their wounded to a treatment facility has been crucial to the long-term success of the force. Until now, the ability of medical personn

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  9. Synthetic Tissue Trainer- Development of Realistic Tissue Elements for Surgical Task Training for Mangement of Combat Injuries

    SBC: Sim Vivo            Topic: OSD10H09

    The main outcome of this proposal will be the development of a new generation of task training manikins that will provide a realistic training platform for the instruction of invasive trauma resuscitation procedures (ITRP) such as peripheral IV insertion,

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  10. Sensor Data Fusion

    SBC: APPLIED MATHEMATICS INC            Topic: MDA10001

    Use of data from multiple sensors provides the opportunity for improved ballistic missile defense (BMD) search and tracking. Algorithms for combining multi-sensor data are required. BMD sensor data fusion is a challenging problem because of incompatibility in coordinate systems for different sensors, which makes it difficult to transfer variance and covariance information, and because of sensor r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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