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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. Low Damage Ion Beam Etching Technique and Method for Compositional Profiling of Thin Multilayer Films

    SBC: 4WAVE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Thin film multilayers of nanometer scale thickness are fundamental to the future of electronics and communications technologies. Chemical depth profiling by ion etching techniques are critical to the characterization of these structures. A fundamental problem with current ion etching technologies is that typical ion energies (~1k eV to 20 keV) create extensive damage and intermixing of nanometer t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Intelligent Tools with Ambient-Powered Wirelss Sensors

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: N/A

    Next-generation smart machine tools are currently under research and development. Critical to the success of these tools will be the inclusion of smart sensors. These sensor suites will need to measure physical parameters such as temperature, vibration, pressure and so on. Luna Innovations has extensive experience in developing solar powered wireless systems to transmit sensor data. Luna proposes ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Development of UltrastableTi:sapphire Lasers for Optical Clock and Spectroscopy Applications

    SBC: Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 project proposes to develop a femtosecond laser system optimized for optical clocks and other precision metrology applications. In principle, atomic optical transitions have the potential to provide radically higher-accuracy timekeeping, because of the very high frequency of an optical transition. The problem of counting, or down-counting, the oscill ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Direct-Digital Phase & Amplitude Noise Measurement System

    SBC: TIMING SOLUTIONS            Topic: N/A

    We propose to compare alternative architectures for phase noise measurement by directly sampling the RF waveform. Out of band modulation and cross correlation will reduce noise. The capabilities of each architecture will be determined using analysis and simulation. The results will be used to determine the feasibility of developing a commercially useful measurement instrument. If the results are p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Surface Selective Chiral Detection: A New Metrology Technique

    SBC: Vescent Photonics LLC            Topic: N/A

    The near chiral purity of the biosphere leads to a vast array of chiro-specific physiological responses. This chiro-specificity, in turn, gives rise to the need for the manufacturing of enantiomerically pure chiral chemicals, such as pesticides, pharmaceuticals, food additives, pigments, etc. Critical to the efficacy of both chiro-specific biology and chiro-synthesis/separation are the interfacial ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. Compact, Turnable Diode Laser for Water-Vapor Spectroscopy

    SBC: Vescent Photonics LLC            Topic: N/A

    We will develop a compact external cavity stabilization system, which will employ independent electro-optic control over the optical path length of the cavity and a wavelength-selective element. The system should be able to cover a 30 nm range and give mode-hop-free tuning over 20 nm intervals. The design of the feedback system will be compatible with any commercially available laser diode from 63 ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  7. Milestone Mall

    SBC: 21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    There are major changes in today's business methods. Expensive and time consuming travel for gathering project personnel together will be replaced, in part, by network-centric technology. Management directives of large corporations are increasinglystipulating the use of a collaborative workspace environment for their organizations that are non-collocated. In the defense sector, time-to-market of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Eigen-Similarity Integral (ESI)- A New Concept for Invariant Image Similarity Detection

    SBC: 21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Most of today's precision guided weapons use Global Positioning System (GPS) signals to gain improved accuracy. But, as Operation Iraqi Freedom recently showed, foreign militaries have equipment to locally jam GPS signals. Another effective method ofautonomous navigation is necessary to ensure mission success. Similar to rudimentary terrain recognition used in early cruise missiles, the matching o ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Turnkey Arsenic Removal for Small Water Systems

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The new 10-ppb drinking water standard for arsenic is expected to impact 10% of the nation's community drinking water systems. Large water systems can remove arsenic through their chemical coagulation processes; however, compliance is a much greaterchallenge for systems supplying fewer than 10,000 users, so called

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Innovative Information System Technologies

    SBC: ADEPTECH SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Publish-subscribe-query systems have been evolving from costly, monolithic, proprietary applications into a client-server model based on web services. More recently, distributed peer-to-peer systems based on undifferentiated end-user systems have beenexplored. All of these approaches tend to suffer from inherent architectural scalability limits.Based on its experience in building business-to-bus ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force

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