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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. TW Mid-Infrared Laser

    SBC: POLARONYX, INC.            Topic: A17042

    Based on our success in developing several the worlds first commercial high energy femtosecond fiber laser system and OPA systems, PolarOnyx propose, for the first time, a compact fiber laser pumped high energy mid-wave infrared laser to meet with the requirement of the Army solicitation A17-042. The laser is a hybrid fiber/solid state laser based MOPA incorporating our proprietary technology of p ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. Avionics Compositional System of Systems Simulation and Modeling Tool Chain

    SBC: PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION            Topic: A17007

    To address the Armys need for a simulation and verification framework for future vertical lift (FVL) aircraft systems, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) developed and demonstrated a preliminary prototype of an Avionics Compositional System of Systems (SoS) Simulation and Modeling Tool Chain (ASSIST) in Phase I. ASSIST includes software to parse avionics specifications; automatically generate missi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. High-Fidelity Design Tools and Technologies for High-Pressure Heavy Fuel Injectors

    SBC: CASCADE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: A17031

    The objectives of the project are to develop and demonstrate a high-fidelity simulation tool to predict and optimize high-pressure heavy fuel injectors. During Phase I research, Cascade Technologies developed a multiscale breakup model that resolves the continuous liquid phase using the geometric Volume-of-Fluid method, and models subgrid interfacial structures (ligaments, sheets and drops) by the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. High-Speed Free-Space Optical Link for Cryogenic Focal Plane Array Read-Out

    SBC: Freedom Photonics LLC            Topic: A17022

    The team led by Freedom Photonics will develop in this program a novel free-space optical (FSO) link that will enable high-speed interconnects operating at multi-tens of Gbps, which are required for the newer, cryogenically cooled, large format, high definition (HD), fast frame rate, focal plane array (FPA) readout integrated circuits (ROIC). By using free-space optics to collect data from the ROI ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Biotemplating for Synthesis of Metal Nanorods Used In Infrared Obscuration

    SBC: NANOCOMPOSIX INC            Topic: A17058

    In this Phase I SBIR, technology to cost-effectively fabricate infrared absorbing nanorods will be developed. Biologically produced high-aspect ratio templates will be surface modified and subsequently coated with a thin metal shell.The nanorods will have well controlled lengths and diameters that are optimized to have a strong resonance in the long wavelength infrared atmospheric transmission win ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Multiframe Super Resolution Leveraging Machine Learning

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: A18002

    Situational awareness is an essential component in ensuring the safety of rotorcraft aircrew and aircraft from human error and hostile threats. Multiple optical sensors mounted on rotorcraft provide situational awareness in the form of high frame rate video for operators to view or automated algorithms to process. The utility of the information provided by these sensors is often limited by the res ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Low-Latency Optical Backbone Networks for Army Aviation

    SBC: Freedom Photonics LLC            Topic: A18003

    The overall goal for this effort is to develop a harsh military environment, low-latency optical transponder for integration into rotary aircraft optical networks. The transponder must be able to accept signals from a wide variety of legacy systems and transport these with

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Gigabit Speed, Resilient Multi-Channel Li-Fi Network

    SBC: Intellisense Systems, Inc.            Topic: A18072

    To address the Armys need for a multi-channel light-fidelity (Li-Fi) system for tactical shelters, Intellisense Systems, Inc. (ISS) proposes to develop a new Gigabit Speed, Resilient Multi-Channel Li-Fi Network (GREMLIN) based on redundant, individually controllable multi-color LEDs for lighting and downlinking in Li-Fi bulbs. These bulbs use beam-shaping elements to control the illumination area ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Li-Fi Network for Tactical Shelters

    SBC: SA Photonics, Inc.            Topic: A18072

    SA-LiFi is a standard based wireless networking technology using visible or infrared light for data transmission. It utilizes OFDM modulation to significantly increase the data rate using low cost LEDs and photodiodes. The SA-LiFi combines wireless networking with LED lighting in the same lighting fixture using low voltage DC power. The system supports data rate starting at 1Gb/s and can be extend ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Navigation-Grade Micro-Electro-Mechanical-System (MEMS) Accelerometer Technologies

    SBC: SA Photonics, Inc.            Topic: A18088

    The next generation of UAVs, missile interceptor seekers and combat and surveillance aerial vehicles are placing more demands on the navigation-grade IMUs. Existing navigation-grade accelerometers are expensive and bulky. MEMS accelerometers are very attractive due to their compactness and low cost. However, consumer-grade MEMS accelerometers have higher noise floors, smaller ranges, and higher th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseArmy

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