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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. MEMS based thermopile infrared detector array for chemical and biological sensing

    SBC: BFE Acquisition Sub II, LLC            Topic: A10AT004

    Thermopile arrays manufactured using integrated process compatible materials and micro-machining will provide high performance with low manufacturing cost. Black Forest Engineering (BFE) teamed with Case Western Reserve University will design thermopiles using silicon based semiconductors and compare performance. Low cost thermopiles, differentially coupled with advanced BFE CMOS readout, will pr ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. Micro-burner Based Flame Ionization Detectors for Micro-scale Gas Chromatographs

    SBC: Cbana Laboratories            Topic: A08T014

    Based on the successful result of the developed micro-FID that was achieved in the Phase I, we propose to integrate a micro-gas analyzer and an optimized micro-FID to obtain the highest signal to noise ratio with a minimum usage of hydrogen for a portable

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. An Automated, High Throughput, Filter-Free Pathogen Preconcentrator

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: A10AT016

    Accurate real-time waterborne pathogen detection is of paramount importance to security of U.S. military forces and installations. Fieldable high-throughput pathogen concentration is a critical analytical need for enhanced detection performance. Existing concentration methods are time-consuming, bulky, labor-intensive, power- and reagent-hungry, and consequently ill-suited for battlefield deployme ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Passive Infrared Detection of Aerosolized Bacterial Spores

    SBC: Decibel Research, Inc.            Topic: A10AT019

    deciBel Research and our university partner, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)-Center for Imaging Science, propose to develop a dual MWIR/LWIR imaging polarimeter for the detection and discrimination of aerosolized biological spores. The system will exploit spectral absorption and MIE scattering-induced radiometric and polarimetric phenomenon exhibited by clouds of aerosolized biological spo ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Photovoltaic cells integrated with thermoelectric coolers for critical electronic equipment cooling and thermal management of base camps

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: A10AT024

    Present thermoelectric devices operate at about 10% of the Carnot efficiency, whereas the efficiency of compressor-based refrigerators is larger than 30%. An increase in the thermoelectric figure of merit ZT above 3 is needed before thermoelectric technology can replace current air conditioning technologies in many applications. Recent models have predicted that ZT can reach 6 in metal/HgCdTe supe ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Passive Infrared Detection of Aerosolized Bacterial Spores

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: A10AT019

    The capability to reliably and remotely detect, identify and track biological aerosols is a critical need for the United States military. EPIR Technologies proposes to improve this capability by making use of the infrared signatures from biological aerosol broadband Mie scattering, comprising both mid and long wavelength infrared (MW/LWIR) components, as well as a potential polarization component. ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Super Hardened, EMI and Vibration Immune Chemical Biological Sensor

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: ARMY08T027

    To satisfy DOD's Joint Services needs for the detection and identification of chemical and biological warfare agents, we propose a compact, low-cost sensor system based on the integration of HgCdTe infrared emitter and photodiode detection technologies wi

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Dilution refrigerator technology for scalable quantum computing

    SBC: High Precision Devices, Inc.            Topic: ARMY08T020

    Currently large capacity cryostats, capable of hosting experiments for many qubits, require expensive and hard to obtain liquid cryogens. A few small cryo-free systems exist but they are non-ideal for this use. An opportunity exists for a large scale, c

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Narrowband microbolometer arrays for infrared chemical sensing

    SBC: ITN ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: A10AT023

    This Small Business Technology Transfer Research program will develop narrow band plasmonic resonant cavity filters with integrated microbolometer sensors operating in the long wave infrared (LWIR) atmospheric transmission band for IR absorption measurements of low concentration chemicals. IR spectroscopy can identify a wide range of contaminants, including chemical/biological warfare agents, exp ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Eye-safe Optically-Pumped Gas-filled Fiber Lasers

    SBC: Precision Photonics Corporation            Topic: ARMY08T021

    An eye-safe optically pumped laser based on a gas-filled hollow optical fiber will be demonstrated to lase at both near infrared (IR) and mid IR wavelengths. These lasers will be the first in a new class of IR lasers, based on the combination of hollow-f

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
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