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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. Dual use, non-cryogenic operating temperature, mid-infrared laser

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Future IRCM laser transmitters are being developed based on optically pumped GaSb mid-infrared semiconductor laser, however, the current technology requires the laser to be operated at cryogenic temperature. Aculight and MIT Lincoln Laboratory propose toinvestigate methods to increase the operating temperature of these semiconductor lasers, which will dramatically decrease the cost of the laser t ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Space Qualified One Micron Lasers

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: N/A

    We propose a Yb:SFAP laser system, using a novel resonator scheme, that will provide over 1 J per pulse output at 100 Hz at high efficiency, in a package far more compact, lower mass and efficient that conventional systems. The high-pulse-energy poweroscillator architecture is especially suited to space platforms where weight, volume, cooling and efficiency are particularly important. The propos ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. High Power Mid-Infrared (2-10 Micron) Diode Laser Development

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Advanced IRCM lasers and systems, currently in development, require mid-infrared semiconductor lasers with very non-standard design parameters. The proposed effort will investigate the performance of commercially grown GaSb based materials and optimizetheir performance for use in unique laser transmitter designs, which will be directly traceable to future IRCM systems. The proposed mid-infrare ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Extending the Infosphere to Mobile Platforms Using Optimized COTS Technologies

    SBC: AGILEDELTA            Topic: N/A

    The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate methods for extending the Battlespace Infosphere to mobile platforms using optimized COTS technologies. The 1999 USAF Scientific Advisory Board report titled Building the Joint Battlespace Infosphereidentifies the eXtensible Markup Language (XML) as one of the most promising technologies for representing JBI information objects. Indeed, many DoD use ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Development of ZnO-GaN hybrid spin LED

    SBC: CERMET, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The goal of this effort is to grow ZnO-GaN hybrid spin LED structures. Two different spin LED structures will be fabricated. Cermet, Inc and Georgia Institute of Technology will grow oxide on nitride and nitride on oxide LED structures through MOCVD. Thequality of the grown structures will be characterized by X-ray, PL, CL and DLTS. Electrical and magnetic properties will be investigated. Based on ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Development of ZnO spin Field Effect Transistor (FET)

    SBC: CERMET, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The goal of this effort is to grow transition metal doped ZnO on native substrates, characterize the films, and design a prototype spin FET based on ZnO. The main objective of phase I will be to demonstrate the growth of high quality homoepitaxial thisfilms of transition metal doped ZnO on ZNO using Cermet's MOCVD technology and in-house fabricated substrates. The quality of the films will be ana ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Spray Cooling in Micro-gravity Applications


    Evaporative spray cooling systems are perhaps the only systems capable of the high power density thermal control anticipated for future spacecraft. However, evaporative spray cooling in the micro-gravity environment poses particular challenges foreffective system design because of the complications imposed by the

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Micro-Discharge Micro-Thruster Technology Development

    SBC: EWING TECHNOLOGY ASSOC., INC.            Topic: N/A

    This SBIR Phase 1 effort will develop micro-discharges to power a micro-thruster rocket. The micro-discharges and arrays of these devices are made using semiconductor processing methods. Ultimately they will be very inexpensive to manufacture in largenumbers. We will explore enhancing the power deposition rate in low molecular weight gases appropriate for high thrust. We will examine the curre ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Application of Microsystem Technologies in Advanced Aerospace Vehicle Power Systems

    SBC: Johnson Research & Development Co Inc            Topic: N/A

    Air Force has identified fuel cells as ¿¿emerging technology of choice for power generation¿¿ because of ¿¿their superior fuel efficiency¿¿ and reduced environmental impact. Electrolyte is a critical core component of a fuel cell. No solid electrolytehas been identified that permits fuel cell operation in the intermediate temperature range 200-400¿¿C, although this range is of outstand ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Biological Effects Pattern Recognition Tool Using Multivariate Statistical Data Reduction


    We propose multivariate data reduction, interpretation and pattern matching techniques for classifying and testing genomic, proteomic, and metabonomic profiles against patterns of toxicity. For each type of toxic exposure, these analyses will perform: 1)data normalization and validation; 2) data reduction; 4) class discovery; 5) class prediction. The innovation is in the application of hierarchica ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force

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