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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 June, 2020.

  1. 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
  2. EROSION RESISTANT HYBRIDSIL ICEPHOBIC COATINGS FOR AIRCRAFT PROPULSION TURBOMACHINERY INLET COMPONENTS

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: N182115

    Through the proposed Navy SBIR program, NanoSonic will molecularly engineer and empirically optimize its HybridSil Icephobic coating technology for imparting long-term passive ice protection to aircraft propulsion turbomachinery inlet components. Unlike competing icephobic coating technologies that rely on unreacted, surface enriching / lubricating oils that impart temporary ice protection, NanoSo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Multifunction-Multimodal Airborne Radar in Maritime/Littoral Environments

    SBC: Azure Summit Technology, Inc.            Topic: N182120

    Airborne surveillance radars continue to advance towards more flexible architectures that enable them to address evolving adversary tactics facilitated by global proliferation of RF and High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) technologies. Aided by these technologies, the adversary can use multiple electronic counter measures that can confuse traditional monostatic radars and obscure the true o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Effect of Surface Finish and Post-Processing on the Fatigue Life of Additively Manufacturing Parts

    SBC: TECHNICAL DATA ANALYSIS, INC.            Topic: N182126

    Additive manufacturing technology is becoming more popular for the fabrication of 3D metal products as it offers rapid prototyping and large design freedom. However, with more complex geometric features due to topology optimization, it becomes infeasible to carry out traditional surface machining process to improve surface roughness for fatigue performance. In this effort, we will develop a novel ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. 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
  6. Computer Learning Obfuscating Adversarial Kit (CLOAK)

    SBC: DECISIVE ANALYTICS CORPORATION            Topic: N182127

    In 2013, Szegedy et al. identified a series of intriguing properties of neural networks. One property introduced in the paper, adversarial examples, describes the possibility of instability in neural network classification when a small perturbation is added to input. Specifically, the authors found that a small strategic perturbation to an input image could cause a classifier to misclassify an obj ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Stackable, high voltage Silicon Carbide based DSRDs

    SBC: GENESIC SEMICONDUCTOR INC.            Topic: N182130

    Silicon carbide (SiC) based stackable drift step recovery diodes (DSRDs) with 20 kV/1 kA/=1 MHz capability are proposed in this program for potential use in the next-generation of high-power microwave pulse generators of interest to a wide range of commercial and military applications, ranging from ultra-wide band telecommunication systems, short-range local positioning systems, power lasers, grou ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Cognitive Radar for Maritime/Littoral Surveillance

    SBC: COLORADO ENGINEERING INC.            Topic: N182117

    The United States Navys radar systems provide essential missions in contested environments spanning from long range air surveillance to air marshalling and weapons queuing. Performance and affordability of these radars is paramount. Performance encompasses the inherent ability to execute the mission and overcoming sophisticated threats and adversarial tactics: technical capability and system avail ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
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