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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. Silicon based Millimeter-Wave (MMW) sparse array radiometer receiver for photonic processing

    SBC: DGNSS Solutions, LLC            Topic: SB113003

    The proposed innovation adopts a hybrid electro-optical approach, which combines the best of the electronic and photonic approaches to achieve high sensitivity, high inter-channel stability, and large-scale integration for an integrated mm-wave receiver. Silicon photonics provides the ideal platform for this as it enables the up-conversion of the mm-wave signals from each pixel to telecommunicatio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  2. Controlled Burn Using Nanoinfused Insensitive Solid Propellant

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: SB113004

    Future missile systems will need to be faster, more precise, impact a larger theater of operation, and exhibit improved safety for friendly combatants. There are many technology elements that contribute to the desired level of control. In solid propellants, nanoparticle additives theoretically offer attractive improvements to specific impulse, burn rate, and combustion efficiency which can transla ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  3. Controlling Antibiotic Resistant or Highly Virulent Pathogens Through Plasmid Curing

    SBC: UES, Inc.            Topic: SB122001

    Group II introns are a novel class of catalytic RNA molecule that are capable of site specific insertion into DNA targets. This property can be reengineered to facilitate site specific DNA integration into a wide range of DNA targets. We intend to exploit this property of group II introns to effect plasmid curing by disrupting critical sequences or proteins responsible for plasmid replication/sp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  4. Design of Acoustic Metamaterials for Passive Hearing Protector

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: SB103006

    We propose to develop new acoustic metamaterials (AMMs) using locally resonant regimented structures, suitable for application in Hearing Protector Devices (HPDs), that will act as frequency selective acoustic filter for hearing protection. Our computational simulations conducted in phase I project have demonstrated that significant acoustic attenuation can be achieved in desired frequency ranges ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  5. Improvements to Sense and Avoid (SAA) Systems for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

    SBC: DEFENSE ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: AF081069

    Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) across the services need the capability to operate routinely in civil airspace like manned aircraft. Currently, the lack of Sense and Avoid (SAA) technology is the largest obstacle to realizing this capability. The SAA system should autonomously sense air traffic and direct the RPA to avoid the traffic in the same manner as a human pilot. The preceding program de ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  6. Improvements to Sense and Avoid (SAA) Systems for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

    SBC: DEFENSE ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: AF081069

    Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) across the services need the capability to operate routinely in civil airspace like manned aircraft.Currently, the lack of Sense and Avoid (SAA) technology is the largest obstacle to realizing this capability.The SAA system should autonomously sense air traffic and direct the RPA to avoid the traffic in the same manner as a human pilot.The preceding program demonstr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  7. Handheld Apps for Warfighters

    SBC: UES, Inc.            Topic: SB102002

    An Android based solution for presenting the Radio Telephone Operator (RTO) with a graphical view of the radio frequency (RF) field intensity distribution in urban environments is proposed. The field distribution is presented as a semi-transparent overlay to a satellite image. The solution will provide the RTO with a tool for selecting the best transmitter location based on knowledge of nearby R ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  8. Design of Acoustic Metamaterials for Passive Hearing Protector

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: SB103006

    CFDRC proposes to develop new acoustic metamaterials, more specifically Locally Resonant Sonic Materials (LRSM), to be used in passive Hearing Protection Devices (HPD). LRSM derive their unique properties from resonators contained within each unit cell. Sound attenuation of finite size of LRSM is determined by the interaction of an incident elastic pulse with the resonators within the unit cells. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  9. High Velocity Insensitive Launch Systems

    SBC: STREAMLINE AUTOMATION, LLC            Topic: SB112002

    Streamline Automation, LLC., is proposing a development program designed to explore the feasibility of achieving hyperkinetic launch capability with a novel electro-thermal gun concept. The new launch system will be insensitive materials compliant, will employ a highly efficient trigger technology which will simplify system design and operation and enable energy conversion efficiencies two to thre ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. Nonlinear Plasmonic Devices

    SBC: AEGIS TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC., THE            Topic: SB082001

    Surface plasmons (SPs) have been studied by a wide spectrum of scientists, ranging from physicists, chemists and materials scientists to biologists. Plasmonics represents an opportunity to develop a new class of photonic devices by concentrating and channeling light using subwavelength structures. Such circuits would first convert light into SPs, which would then propagate and be processed by lo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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