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  1. Monolithic Beam Steerer for High Power Mid-infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers

    SBC: Omega Optics, Inc.            Topic: N182109

    In this SBIR program, Omega Optics, University of Texas, Austin and Adtech Photonics propose a complete monolithic epitaxial device, with no wafer bonding, for surface emitting 2D non-mechanical optical beam steering at 4.6 micron wavelength. Two methods will be investigated: first, with slant etch normal emitters for azimuthal and elevation steering at a single wavelength using thermal phase shif ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Monolithic high-power QCL-based photonic integrated circuits for two-dimensional beam steering

    SBC: TransWave Photonics, LLC            Topic: N182109

    TransWave Photonics, LLC in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin, proposes to demonstrate a mid-infrared 2-dimensional beam-steering photonic integrated circuit (PIC) with a passive InGaAs/InP platform where high performance mid infrared quantum cascade laser sources, low-loss InGaAs waveguides, and beam steering photonic elements are monolithically integrated. Low mid-infrared opt ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Monolithic Quantum Cascade Laser-based Platform with Electronically Controlled Output Beam Steering

    SBC: IRGLARE, LLC            Topic: N182109

    In response to the NAVY SBIR solicitation N182-109, the IRGLARE team proposes the development of a 4.6m Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) source delivering >1W of continuous wave (CW) optical power with monolithically integrated 2D beam steering mechanism. The steering angle of the output beam will be electronically controllable in the range of 10 and 25 degrees in the two planes normal to the device em ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Fooling Computer Vision Classifiers with Adversarial Examples

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: N182127

    The Lynntech team proposes to develop a Computer Vision FoolKit system that integrates cutting-edge approaches to systematically evaluate physically realizable adversarial attacks against several leading computer vision classifiers. It has been noted that most deep neural networks are demonstrably vulnerable to adversarial examples, even in the form of small-magnitude changes in intensities of the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Nanocomposite Polymer Binders with Reversible Crosslink Architectures

    SBC: Helicon Chemical Company LLC            Topic: N182129

    Many energetic material formulations rely on elastomeric polymer binders to achieve required safety, aging, and mechanical properties. These binder systems are commonly produced by cast-cure methods using HTPB and an isocyanate curative. To take advantage of emerging technologies in weapon design and manufacturing, innovative new binders are needed with tailorable cure/cross-link chemistry, improv ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Submarine Sensor Environmental Inference

    SBC: KSA, LLC            Topic: N182135

    The Base and Option propose applying machine learning (ML) deep learning (DL) methods to estimate the Waveguide Invariant (WGI). The ML and DL application also provide prior parameterization of the waveguide. Data fusion methods generate Energy Spectral Density (ESD) and Empirical Orthogonal Functions (EOF) to characterize the uncertainty of the sound speed profile in the water column from which t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Reliable 5W Continuous Wave Quantum Cascade Lasers with a Nearly Gaussian Circular Output Beam

    SBC: IRGLARE, LLC            Topic: N182113

    In response to the NAVY SBIR solicitation N182-113, the IRGLARE team is pleased to propose the development of highly reliable 4.5m Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs) delivering over 5W of continuous wave optical power in a nearly gaussian beam (M2 < 1.5) with a low ellipticity. The combination of the high optical power and long term reliability will be achieved by over a two-fold reduction in laser the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers with highly efficient heat extraction architecture

    SBC: TransWave Photonics, LLC            Topic: N182113

    TransWave Photonics, LLC in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin proposes to demonstrate a new active region and thermal packaging configuration for the mid-wave infrared quantum cascade lasers that provide both high modal overlap with the laser active region and a dramatically reduced thermal impedance of the laser compared to the current state-of-the-art. The proposed laser desig ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Anti-Reflective Surface Structures for Missile Domes

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: N182105

    Next-generation infrared (IR) seekers will have an aerodynamically-engineered nose cone geometry with a significantly higher degree of curvature compared to conventional hemispherical domes. To prevent unwanted specular + diffuse reflections that obscure the IR focal plane array, the interior of the dome should ideally be treated with an anti-reflective (AR) layer that suppresses stray light refle ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Weather Avoidance Sensor Systems for Unmanned Aerial Systems

    SBC: RDRTec, Inc.            Topic: N182099

    RDRTec with Raytheon as a subcontractor and transition partner proposes to design, develop, and demonstrate feasibility of enhanced approaches to unmanned aircraft weather avoidance using a combination of organic weather radar and electro-optics. The goal of this effort is to provide increased safety against weather hazards while minimizing unnecessary deviations by using visual cues and measurabl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy

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