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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. Fiber-based, high peak power mid-infrared source

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: AF071005

    We propose the development of a transportable, highly flexible, fiber-based high-peak-power optical source capable of operating at mid-infrared wavelengths.

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Autonomous, Real-time, 3D Change Detection System

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: A07211

    Aculight Corporation, together with Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (LMMFC), proposes a novel system approach that uses a mature 3D imaging laser radar (LADAR) design and leverages existing 3D image processing algorithms to meet the needs for an autonomous, real-time, 3D change detection system. The LADAR imaging system usies a compact, eye-safe, high-peak power, short pulse fiber laser ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. Photonic Crystal Development for High Power Lasers

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: A07191

    The Phase I effort will show the feasibility of reaching 10+kW average power in Yb-doped, photonic waveguide amplifiers emitting near-diffraction-limited output beams. We will show that this innovative technology permits us to avoid nonlinearities and thermo-optical fracture, while producing near diffraction-limited output in the multi-kilowatt regime. By the conclusion of the Phase I effort, we ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Modulated Pulsed Laser Sources for Imaging Lidars

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: N07036

    A pulsed fiber laser capable of very rapid amplitude modulation is proposed. Producing more than 5 W output at 532 nm, the system incorporates a very fast fiber-coupled electro-optic modulator, capable of reproducing waveforms up to the 10 GHz range. When used in a hybrid lidar-radar system, the laser will enable discrimination against multiply scattered photons, powerfully enabling imaging of t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Standoff Explosives Detection

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: A07117

    Aculight Corporation and ITT have teamed to develop a brassboard Raman sensor technology providing a clear path to a fully integrated sensor capable of detecting trace amounts of explosives at 30+ meters. Because of the maturity of the Aculight pulsed fiber laser technology and the ITT family of Raman sensors, the time to deployment of the proposed standoff sensor desired by the Army is minimal.

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Novel Representations of Elevation Data

    SBC: ANDREWS SPACE, INC.            Topic: A07123

    Andrews space proposes two pronged approach to reduce the size of elevation data files that need to be stored and transmitted. The first approach is a better compression algorithm that works well on discontinuous data although is less effective on smooth data. This is the opposite of traditional compression methods, which are not effective at compressing discontinuous data such as the elevation in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Reduction of Structural Mass Fraction for Extreme Solar HALE Flying Wings

    SBC: ANDREWS SPACE, INC.            Topic: SB072044

    Andrews Space, Inc. proposes an innovative high altitude, long endurance (HALE) wing structural concept. The approach will be a careful optimization of the flexible and rigid structure to minimize mass. Additionally, a manufacturing feasibility study will be undertaken in order to determine if current industry tooling and methods are adequate. The effectiveness of HALE aircraft is highly depend ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  8. Next Generation Data Base Modeled on Human Neurological Processes

    SBC: Applied Technical Systems Inc.            Topic: N06159

    Current data mining and data analysis applications are designed primarily to address commercial business intelligence requirements. “Business Intelligence (BI) applications include the activities of decision support systems, query and reporting, online analytical processing (OLAP), statistical analysis, forecasting, and data mining.” Conventional RDBMS-based BI applications are records-based ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Drill End-Effector for Robotic Drilling in Confined Space Aircraft Inlet Ducts

    SBC: Beck Engineering, Inc.            Topic: AF063C011

    The Air Force needs a Robotic Drilling System (RDS) for drilling and countersinking holes in JSF inlet ducts. We propose a team to develop all elements of a complete RDS: Robot/Robotic Application; Drill End-Effector (DEE); Metrology System; Cutting Tools; and an Automatic Tool Changer. This proposal focuses on the DEE. We propose to develop a Vacuum Nose-Lock/DEE (VNL/DEE). Robots can accurat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Computer Controlled Bore Shaping Hone

    SBC: Beck Engineering, Inc.            Topic: AF071341

    The Air Force needs an automated system for honing various shapes of taper in smooth-bore tubes. We propose to develop an automatic bore hone (ABH) to meet Air Force needs. Our ABH will automatically produce required diameter profiles to tight tolerances. Bore-gage transducers measure the bore diameter. A hydraulic telescoping drive shaft deploys from a retracted length of 40 feet to a fully-d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force

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