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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. Improved Manufacturing Technologies for Polymer Matrix Composite Engine Components

    SBC: 2PHASE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF06115

    This proposal addresses the development and use of lightweight, low thermal-capacity reformable tooling materials for high-temperature composite processing evaluation, parts prototyping, trial production and full-rate production of PMC engine components. The weight-saving promise of high-temperature polymer matrix composites (PMCs) for engine components is offset by the very high costs of parts m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Fiber Laser Beam Combining for High Efficiency and Light-Weight HEL Systems

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: A06208

    Aculight proposes a fiber beam combining approach that provides the efficiency, thermal management, power-independent beam quality and ruggedness of fiber lasers with a system architecture scaleable to 10 kW and beyond. The approach is scaleable to 100+kW for military directed energy applications such as defense against rockets, artillery and mortars (RAM). The proposed work leverages Aculight‚Ä ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. High Energy Laser (HEL) Beam Combination

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: OSD05D04

    Aculight proposes a new spectral beam combining (SBC) system to utilize higher power, broader linewidth, fiber lasers to meet the demanding requirements of high energy laser (HEL) applications. The system is scalable to up to 100 kW output with diffraction limited beam quality by spectrally combining a number of high power fiber lasers operating at slightly different wavelengths. The proposed ap ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Novel Techniques to Combine Optical Radiation from Fiber Lasers

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: OSD05D01

    Aculight proposes a scalable approach to passive phasing of fiber laser arrays to meet the requirements of high power, high spatial brightness sources for high energy laser (HEL) applications. The system design is scalable to up to 100 kW output with high brightness. The proposed approach will establish generalized scaling rules enabling the laser designer to confidently predict the degree to whi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Shipboard Atmospheric Propagation Measurements

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: OSD05D06

    Aculight proposes to develop a compact, fieldable instrument which can make direct measurements of aerosol absorption at the wavelengths 1.04, 1.6 and 2.1 microns. The instrument will be capable of measurement of absorption levels as low as 10-9 cm-1. The device will be based upon the use of fiber lasers and a novel photo acoustic detection technique which is immune to background acoustic noise. T ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Eyesafe Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Laser for Laser Ranging

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: MDA05013

    We propose a novel approach, based on emerging photonic crystal fiber technology, to generate high peak and average power in multi-kHz repetition-rate pulses at eye-safe wavelengths. The proposed optical source is configured to be packaged in a compact and rugged fashion, exhibit low power consumption in compliance with requirements of airborne applications, and produce an output of excellent beam ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Man-portable Ultrafast Fiber Laser for Remote Sensing of Chemical, Biological, and Explosive Hazards

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: A06062

    An all-fiber-based femtosecond laser featuring a large-core Yb-doped photonic crystal fiber amplifier is proposed. The laser can generate pulse energies in excess of 0.1 mJ while retaining a compact, modular, rugged architecture amenable to rapid field deployment in Laser-Induced-Breakdown-Spectroscopy (LIBS) sensors.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Blue-Green Laser for Undersea Communication

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: N06096

    Aculight proposes the development of a blue/green laser system for underwater communications. The laser comprises a hybrid system in which a directly modulated 1064nm semiconductor laser is amplified in a multistage Yb-doped fiber amplifier and subsequently frequency doubled in non-critically phase match LBO crystal. In the phase I program all key specifications will be demonstrated in a laborator ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. High-power transportable fs fiber laser

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: AF06005

    We propose the development of a compact, portable, efficient, and rugged ultra-short pulse laser for high-peak-power generation based on innovative micro-structured fiber concepts. The source targets materials processing applications both in the military and industrial fields.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Expendable Electro-Optic Infrared Camera System

    SBC: B.E. MEYERS & CO., INC.            Topic: N05138

    The Navy has a need for low-cost cameras to be used in disposable UAV's for maritime reconnaissance. B.E. Meyers offers a suite of three cameras, enabling viewing anytime in a 24-hr day, in all sorts of weather conditions. For low-scattering environments, including rain or mist, ultra-sensitive CCD's, with electronic shuttering capability and an optional LED illuminator, enable imaging under con ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseNavy

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