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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. Laser Refrigerator

    SBC: ADVANCED REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC            Topic: N/A

    The advent of MEMS (micro electro-mechanical systems) was supposed to cause a market revolution with its breakthrough in miniaturization. In practice, this potential has not been realized chiefly due to the power limitations to which MEMS are subject. Onlyrelatively simple applications, e.g. in pressure sensing and optics, have been commercially developed. With the laser engine described in this P ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Demonstration of On-Orbit Logistics System

    SBC: AEROASTRO, INC.            Topic: N/A

    On-orbit servicing and logistics support spacecraft could greatly enhance the flexibility and functionality of many future MDA space assets by providing, refueling, diagnostic, or component replacement services. AeroAstro proposes to take the first stepstowards achieving an affordable on-orbit servicing and logistics capability by developing a scaleable, modular spacecraft architecture and applyi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Large-area and low-cost hybrid SIC wafers

    SBC: ASTRALUX, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Researchers at Astralux, Inc. in collaboration with Sterling Semiconductor, EMCORE Corp. and the University of Colorado at Boulder propose to develop hybrid SiC wafers using a novel technique. Specifically, our goal is to commercialize epi-ready 3-inchand 4-inch 4H and 6H SiC wafers for the emerging wide bandgap microwave device market. Our hybrid SiC wafers are complementary to the existing bul ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Integrated Guidance, Control, and Estimation for Hit-To-Kill Interceptors

    SBC: BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Barron Associates, Inc. (BAI) proposes an aggressive Phase I effort to develop novel adaptive, integrated guidance, control, and estimation algorithms for ballistic-missile interceptors with stringent hit-to-kill requirements. The approach combines recentadvances in nonlinear control (backstepping) and estimation methods, and leverages on-line neural network technology for rapid adaptation and ro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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