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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 Receiver for Millimeter Wave Distributed Aperture Imager with Optical Upconversion

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: SB113003

    In this Phase II SBIR effort we will dramatically reduce the size, weight, and power requirements of a passive millimeter wave imaging system based on optical upconversion. To this end, we will integrate custom silicon-germanium low noise amplifiers that have been designed to efficiently couple with our high performance lithium niobate upconversion modules. In Phase I we analyzed the design requ ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  2. GPU-Based High-Performance Computing for Accelerated Design and Analysis

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: SB082024

    Commodity graphics processing units (GPUs) offer tremendous computational throughput for relatively little cost. They have been shown to outperform microprocessors in the important metrics of FLOPS/dollar, FLOPS/Watt, and FLOPS/unit space and have already been applied to a wide range of numerically intense problems. In Phase I of this project, we demonstrated their potential to enhance complex C ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  3. Micro Combat ID (MID)

    SBC: QuantaSpec Inc.            Topic: SOCOM10008

    QuantaSpec, Inc., proposes to produce a highly efficient, compact, personnel-worn combat ID beacon visible to a large variety of overhead imaging pods. Multiple incidents of fratricide have highlighted the need for improved combat ID and Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) technology. Recent advances in emitter technology have enabled a new class of signaling device to become practical. QuantaSpec, Inc., ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  4. Multi-Spectral Combat ID Beacon

    SBC: Diffraction, Ltd            Topic: SOCOM10008

    Diffraction LTD will develop a multi-spectral battery powered combat ID beacon. Key emitter technologies will include vacuum encapsulated photonic crystals in the MWIR and LWIR spectral bands. In Phase 1, a complete optical, electrical, and mechanical design of the beacon will be produced. A model taking into account emitter characteristics, atmospheric transmission, ambient lighting, and vario ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  5. A Handheld Sensor for Amorphous Coating Integrity Evaluation

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: SB093002

    Under the DARPA sponsored Naval Advanced Amorphous Coating (NAAC) program, a novel, thermal sprayed amorphous metal coating has been developed. Such a coating has demonstrated superior mechanical and corrosion resistance properties. Although the coating is designed to be life-of-ship, the application and operational conditions may compromise the integrity of the coating. For example, the applicati ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  6. Silicon Receiver for Millimeter Wave Distributed Aperture Imager with Optical Upconversion

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: SB113003

    In this SBIR effort we will design (Phase I) and demonstrate (Phase II) an integrated silicon electronic-photonic upconversion receiver that when used with our photonic backend will allow for a highly sensitive, real-time, and economical millimeter wave (mmW) imaging system. The development of this chip leverages recent progress in CMOS and SiGe HBT high speed analog circuit design and integrates ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  7. Multi-Spectral Combat ID Beacon

    SBC: Diffraction, Ltd            Topic: SOCOM10008

    For Phase 2, Diffraction proposes to develop a small, lightweight, low profile, battery powered multi-spectral combat ID beacon. The beacon will output enough energy in the mid wave infrared (MWIR) bands to be visible to nearly all US and allied targetin

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command

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