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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. High Power Frequency Doubled Laser Diode Devices

    SBC: Altos, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I program will determine the practicality of increasing the second harmonic (SH) output of frequency doubling devices by at least 5 times current gutput powers. Altos has demonstrated in preliminary experiments have a 2 times to 3 times increase in SH output by creating thermal gradients across the waveguide structures used to frequency double the lase ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. High Efficiency Floating Junction Gallium Arsenide Solar Cell

    SBC: ASTROPOWER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    AstroPower proposes to develop a new ultra-thin gallium arsenide solar cell for space applications, that will result in significantly higher performance compared to conventional gallium arsenide and silicon solar cells. This design incorporates a "floating" junction on the front of the ultra-thin solar cell and a collecting junction at the back of the device. This design will significantly decreas ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Low-Defect GaN Surrogate Substrates by Epitaxial Lateral Overgrowth

    SBC: ASTROPOWER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    We propose exploratory development of new epitaxial growth technologies for low-defect GiN epitaxial structures and surrogate substrates. A significant feature of our approach is epitaxial latval overgrowth for "defect filtering." We present arguments that such epitaxial lateral overgrowth will lead to GaN material of unprecedented quality with respect to defects, stress, and purity. In the Phase ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Chip-Levewl Doppler Laser Radar

    SBC: LIGHTWORKS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Recent progress in self-mixing Doppler sensors have proven that measurement performance similar to that obtained with continuous-wave coherent laser radar is feasible, but with at least an order of magnitude less complexity and cost. We believe that extremely simple hardware signal processors can also be built as single chips, or at most a few chips. This points to the possibility of developing hi ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. High-Density, Reconfigurable Optical Routing Interconnects

    SBC: Macro-vision Communications,            Topic: N/A

    High-density reconfigurable optical routing interconnect is introduced in this SBIR program for optical signal processing. This structure is based on three key features: 1) Polarization manipulation using 2-D spatial light modulators; 2) polarization complementary geometry; and 3) the throw-away undesired optical energies design. The polarization manipulation provides the basis for "no-moving" par ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. SiC IR Emitter on Large Area Flexible Substrates for thermophotovoltaic Applications

    SBC: MATERIALS RESEARCH GROUP, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Materials Research Group, Inc. (MRG) proposes the process development of low-temperature fabrication processes for thin film silicon carbide (SiC) infrared (IR) emitter on flexible substrates for thermophotovoltaic (TPV) applications. Optimizing the emitter is critical to an effective TPV system. The outstanding thermal and chemical stability of SiC enable it to operate at high temperatures up to ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Advanced Metal Powder Manufacture for MLCC Applications

    SBC: NANOCHEM RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Sensors, capacitors, and conducting features such as resistors and capacitors on circuit boards are produced from metal and ceramic powders 1-12 These powders are manufactured by liquid phase precipitation routes which often start with reduction of metal salts or by solid-state routes where solid reactants are mixed, heated and then milled. The solid-state processing is generally repeated several ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Embedded Sensors via Laser Engineered Net Shaping

    SBC: OPTOMEC, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Optomec Design Company proposes to use Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENSTM), a Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing (RP&M) technology currently under development at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), as a new method for integrating instrumentation (e.g., embedded sensors) into metal structural components. SNL has demonstrated the ability of the LENSTM technology to produce near net shape stainles ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Wide-Angle Resonant Cavities for Superior Light Emitters

    SBC: PICOLIGHT, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This proposal describes a program to determine the feasibility of forming an entirely new class of optical structures: wide-angle resonant cavities (WARCs). A WARC-structured light emitting diode would have "laser-like" high efficiency and modulation speeds. A WARC-structured vertical cavity laser would have low threshold currents and extremely high speeds. The device characteristics sought are si ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Controlled Oxide Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers with Lateral Oxidation Barriers

    SBC: PICOLIGHT, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This proposal describes a fabrication-intensive program to determine the feasibility of fabricating oxide vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (oxide VCSELs) whose unoxidized current apertures comprise lateral oxidation barriers. Although oxide VCSELs have spectacular performances (50% wallplug efficiency, etc.) their manufacturability is questionable since the oxidation process forming the cur ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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