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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. Optically Controlled, High Repetition Rate, High Power Diamond Switches

    SBC: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to develop a new type of trigger for a high voltage, high repetition rate diamond switch. AASC has previously developed diamond switches with electron beam triggers. These switches handle 10-20 kV voltage pulses with

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Refractive X-ray Lenses for Directed-Energy Applications

    SBC: Adelphi Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop refractive x-ray lenses for medical, industrial, scientific, and directed-energy applications. Previously, ordinary optical refractive lenses were assumed to not work at x-ray wavelengths because refractive effects were very small. Reflective and grazing angle techniques are usually limited to the soft x-ray region of the spectru ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. UV Imageable Thermosetting Polymers for Opticla Waveguides

    SBC: Aguila Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The objective of this effort is to create new, low-cost, UV-imageable/thermosetting polymers for optical waveguides printed circuits that can be fabricated using conventional printed wire board fabrication processes. Benefits of these new polymers are (a) adjustable refractive in-dices. (b) high optical transparency with low optical losses, (c) exceptional thermal and me-chanical properties, (d) h ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Advanced Decision Aid Systems


    A decision aid system is a computer application that solves complicated problems that would otherwise require extensive human expertise. To do so, it simulates the human reasoning process by applying specific knowledge and inferences. The highly demanding requirements of the newer and future all-source decision aid system can be met by the integration of various decision making approaches. The pri ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Optimization of Seeding for AlN Growth


    Aluminum Nitride (A1N) substrates are attractive for III-nitride epitaxial growth due to their high thermal conductivity, close lattice and thermal expansion match to IlI-nitride compositions used for opto-electronic and electronic devices and their relative ease of growth when compared to Gallium Nitride (GaN). Vapor sublimation is an attractive method for growing A1N bulk crystals. Seeded growth ...

    STTR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Picocellular Hybris Optical/RF Communications System

    SBC: AstroTerra Corporation            Topic: N/A

    The ultimate objective of this research is to develop a low cost, high bandwidth, quickly deployable communications system. The system relies on 10-20 Mbps RF communications within a 100 m diameter cell size. The cells are interconnected with 622, Mbps optical crosslinks. The critical technology in making these cross links feasible with low installation cost is that they be self-aligning. In this ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Photon Counting Communication Sensor

    SBC: AstroTerra Corporation            Topic: N/A

    The objective of this research is to investigate the use of photon-counting avalanche photodiodes as a laser communication sensor. This detector technology allows reduction of the received optical power. The system will also incorporate a cesium atomic line filter to eliminate background light and a wavelength locked communication laser matched to the atomic line filter. This configuration will en ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Instantaneous Clock Recovery with Multi-Bit-Rate Fucntionality for High-Speed Communication and Switching Applications

    SBC: CONDUCTUS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The increased complexity of the modern electronics increases size. which reduces speed because of time delays in the interconnects. As a result. for frequencies above a few GHz, asynchronous communication between subsets of a complex system is unavoidable. The disadvantage of this approach is the need to recover the phase (clock) of the digital signal, which for semiconductor circuits requires a f ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Ion-Beamed Assisted Deposition for Film Growth of High Temp

    SBC: CONDUCTUS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Conductus proposes to develop high-quality hiqh-temperature superconducting (HTS) thin films on polycrystalline substrates for high-frequency applications. The approach will utilize a novel technology based on ion-beam assisted deposition (IBAD) for biaxial texturing of oxide films currently under investigation at Stanford University. IBAD will be used to deposit oriented buffer layers on poly-cry ...

    STTR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Novel Optical Fiber Grating Based Radiation Sensors

    SBC: D-Star Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    We propose to develop technology for a new generation of ultra-compact, low-cost fiber sensors for detecting gamma- and x-rays. Long-period gratings embedded in a fiber will couple light between the fiber core and a special sensitized fiber cladding. We will investigate the most advantageous grating geometries for such sensors. The fundamental design of a fiber grating based sensor array will be d ...

    STTR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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