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  1. Improved Bearing Compartment Sealing for Gas Turbine Engines

    SBC: ADVANCED COMPONENTS & MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: AF071172

    Carbon seals generlly used for bearing compartments will incrasingly become unsuitable for future gas turbine engines with higher buffer air temperatures, higher pressur and rotor surface speeds.Phase I effort will focus on a synergistic approach including advanced materials and design.Three materials including a (Ti,Mo)(C,N) cermet, B-C composite and a current high temperature grade carbon MAT-12 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Fiber based modulated pulsed source for microwave photonic lidar applications

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: N07036

    The proposed high power green laser source with RF-modulated pulses will enable a new class of remote sensing instruments capable of achieving precise information from environments dominated by backscatter signals. Current remote sensing technologies lack capability to identify and discriminate objects under real-time environmental conditions. A hybrid lidar-radar system consisting of a pulsed l ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. High Power Electro-Optic Modulator for Space-Based Applications

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: S406

    ADVR, Inc. proposes the development of a fiber coupled, high power, electro-optically controlled, space qualified, phase modulator for the NASA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA). The proposed device will be capable of phase modulating a 1 W or greater, continuous wave optical signal at multi-gigahertz rates at 1064 nm. The key innovation is the use of a waveguide embedded in a non-linear o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Waveguide Phase Modulator for Integrated Planar Lightwave Circuits in KTP

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: S602

    This SBIR Phase I effort proposes the development of a potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) waveguide phase modulator for future integration into a Planar Lightwave Circuit (PLC) used for high spectral resolution aerosol and cloud lidar applications. The PLC is a monolithic substrate that integrates key optical and electro-optical components. These individual components are currently used to lock a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Highly Efficient, Compact, Wavelength Converters for Pulsed and CW Laser Sources Used in Lidar-Based Remote Sensing and Ranging Systems

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: S602

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of fabricating waveguides in stoichiometric lithium tantalite (SLT) for highly efficient, quasi-phase matched (QPM) frequency conversion of continuous wave and high peak-power, quasi-continuous laser sources used in lidar-based remote sensing and ranging applications. The key innovation in this effort is the u ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. SBIR Phase I: Ultra-Fast Electro-Optically Tuned Laser

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: EL

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a compact, rugged, rapidly and widely tunable, low noise, narrowband laser for use in microwave photonic processing applications. The key innovation in this effort is the use of a shaped ferroelectric in conjunction with a diffraction grating to produce an electro-optically controlled wavelength tuning element. The monolithic ele ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Science Foundation
  7. SBIR Phase I: Non-Destructive Inspection Techniques to Significantly Improve the Manufacturability of KTP Waveguides

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: MI

    This Small Business Innovative Research project explores the feasibility of developing a manufacturing process that will both increase the rate of production and improve the yield of high quality waveguides in potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP). Waveguides in KTP are ideally suited for use in a wide variety of commercially significant laser-based applications, however, their widespread use has been ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Science Foundation
  8. Efficient Adaptive Beamforming for Missile Defense Radars

    SBC: APPLIED RADAR, INC.            Topic: MDA06033

    The detection and classification of reentry vehicles in the presence of jammers and clutter is a very important missile defense radar problem. High resolution, wideband adaptive beamforming (ADBF) is an important solution component in which both the transmit and receive beamforming weight vectors are dynamically updated to optimize performance in a time varying jammer and clutter environment. An i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Development of Digital Receiver/Exciters for Missile Defense Radars

    SBC: APPLIED RADAR, INC.            Topic: MDA06032

    This proposal will address the development of digital receivers and exciters capable of supporting > 1 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth (IBW). The technology will be used in large scalable BMD radar arrays employing a digital waveform generator and digital receiver at the analog input/output of each subarray panel. The receivers/exciters include the necessary up/downconversion and local oscillator c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Wideband Digital Beamforming for SPEAR

    SBC: APPLIED RADAR, INC.            Topic: MDA05034

    In the proposed Phase II effort, Applied Radar, Inc. will develop a wideband scaleable digital beamforming (DBF) processor capable of supporting > 1 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth (IBW). The new patented hardware architecture paradigm developed in Phase I is scaleable in the number of input channels, the number of output beams, and bandwidth. Hence, it is directly applicable to large BMD radars su ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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