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  1. Low CSWAP Multi-Beam TCDL Antenna System

    SBC: APPLIED RADAR, INC.            Topic: N132089

    Applied Radar proposes to develop a high-gain low cost, size, power and weight (low-CSWAP) tactical common data link (TCDL) antenna for the Firescout and Predator UAVs. The improved TCDL antenna will support 6 or more nodes of high-gain full-duplex communication at 21.42 MBPS in a star network configuration with 360 degree coverage out to 110 nm slant range. In Phase 1, we will design, fabricate a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. A Variable Pulse Width, Voltage, and Repetition Frequency IGBT-based High Power Radio Frequency Source Driver

    SBC: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N132129

    The United States Navy is interested in developing small vessel mounted and man-portable directed energy weapons. One key technology in this endeavor is the development of high power radio frequency (HPRF) sources. While much work is being done to advance the state of the art in HPRF sources, the drivers for these sources have not advanced as far. To address the U.S. Navy"s need for HPRF sour ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Scalable, Secure Associative Database

    SBC: Applied Technical Systems Inc.            Topic: N132131

    The Associative Model of Data offers a fundamentally different meta-model for data organization than the well-established relational data model. The associative model focuses on Items and Links among items rather than sets of records. We propose to compare and contrast the associative model with two closely related models, the Resource Description Framework (RDF) triple model and the Property Grap ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. High Thrust-to-Power Electric Propulsion through Neutral Entrainment

    SBC: MSNW, LLC            Topic: AF11BT10

    ABSTRACT: State of the art Orbital Transfer Vehicle systems and GEO transfer missions require the demanding combined requirements of both high Thrust-to-Power (greater than 150 mN/kW) and high specific impulse (greater than 3000 s), all at constant power. The 9 kW PROTEAN system is a two-stage plasmoid thruster which adds secondary Neutral Entrainment (NE) to the ElectroMagnetic Plasmoid Thruster ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Sensitive and Shape-Specific Molecular Identification

    SBC: RYON TECHNOLOGIES, INC            Topic: A11aT017

    The ability to rapidly detect, identify and monitor chemical agents remains a challenge of significant importance to the Armed Forces. Existing chemical sensing techniques have shortcomings that inhibit widespread implementation. To address this situation, Ryon Technologies is developing a portable instrument that is based on Rydberg Fingerprint Spectroscopy (RFS) in combination with mass spectrom ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. High specific power and cost effective solar array for spacecraft, lighter than air vehicles, and UAVs

    SBC: SOLUXRA, LLC            Topic: AF13AT06

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this STTR proposal is to develop and demonstrate a radiation hardened organic-based solar array adaptable to nanosatellites which exhibits flexibility, variable topology, high specific power, and low cost. Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) represent a transformative technology with great potential for extremely high-throughput manufacturing at very low cost. They have the po ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. SCALE-UP SYNTHESIS AND OPTIMIZATION OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE ELECTRO-OPTIC POLYMER SYSTEMS FOR ADVANCED PHOTONIC DEVICES

    SBC: SOLUXRA, LLC            Topic: AF11BT01

    ABSTRACT: High-performance organic electro-optic (OEO) polymers can enable the development of advanced EO technologies for achieving significantly reduced energy consumption and bandwidth enhancement in future information and communication technologies. One of the most critical steps in developing successful photonic technologies is to have high quality, reproducible materials that can be availab ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Safe, Large-Format Lithium Ion Batteries for Aircraft

    SBC: Yardney Technical Products, Inc.            Topic: AF141071

    YTP will develop technology that provides a high performance, modular Li-ion battery with: redundant safety features, safer thin, metal case cell designs; fin/micro-channel thermal control system; and an evaporating fluid system that rapidly quenches failing cells to prevent thermal runaway and fratricide. The end goal of the proposal is making a lighter, longer lasting, less expensive, safer JSF ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Forecasting of Solar Eruptions using Statistical Mechanics, Ensemble, and Bayesian Forecasting Methods

    SBC: Northwest Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: AF141108

    The technological systems on which today's war-fighters depend, reflecting today's society, are vulnerable to the effects of sudden high-energy events from our Sun. Because the propagation speed for sudden increases in X-rays from a solar flare is the speed of light, it is necessary to truly forecast these events in order to mitigate their effects; the ionospheric response and influx of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Low-Profile, Broadband, Shear-Mode SONAR Transducer for Deep Submergence Applications

    SBC: Btech Acoustics, LLC            Topic: N141066

    BTech proposes the design and development of a low-profile, broadband, shear-mode piezocrystal acoustic transducer for deep submergence applications. The Phase I effort considers evaluation of design variants of shear mode transducers with increased pressure operation/tolerance and tradeoffs associated with the same. Design feasibility is supported with calculations of expected performance and whe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseNavy

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