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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. Programmable Optical Beam Former with 10 Nanosecond Reconfiguration Rates

    SBC: Bosonics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project develops low-cost optical beamscanners using fast binary amplitude modulators. The modulators are solder-bumped to silicon drive circuits which have a programmable architecture for rapid, flexible array addressing. The multiple quantum well (MQW) based modulators operate at 850-860 nm with a random access speed over 100 MHz---faster than any known scanner. Preliminary simulation an ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  2. Hyperspectral and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Fusion for Concealed Target Detection

    SBC: Data Fusion Corporation            Topic: N/A

    DFC, along with TSC and AIG, propose a Phase I effort to study the feasibility of subspace based signal processing algorithms for exploiting multi-spectral, multi-sensor data to detect targets concealed by foliage and/or man-made obstruction. Registration of dissimilar images is accomplished using geometric invariance.

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  3. Spontaneous Conversion of JP-8 and DF-2 to Gaseous SOFC Fuel

    SBC: ELTRON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, INCORPORATED            Topic: N/A

    This program is directed towards developing catalytic membrane reactors for promoting the spontaneous conversion of logistic fuels to a gaseous feedstock compatible for subsequent introduction into the anode compartment of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). These membranes behave as short circuited electrochemical cells with both ionic and electronic transport proceeding through the membrane bulk. ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  4. Self-Routing Wavelength Switch

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

    A new approach to implementing self-routing switch for wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) fiber-optic network applications is proposed. This switch is based on an innovative wavelength router that divides the incident optical signal into separated spectral bands at two output ports. The wavelength router is insensitive to the polarization state of light signals, and has a low side-lobe cross ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  5. Robotic Mechanisms Capable of Attaching Themselves to Moving Ground Vehicles

    SBC: Omnitech Robotics International Llc            Topic: N/A

    This proposal introduces an innovative robotic mechanism and control system designed to localize, track, and attach itself to a moving ground vehicle. Our proposed design is presented in detail, however the Phase I effort will evaluated a range of alternatives for all major components using a Kepner Tregoe analysis. This vehicle has many applications such as tracking and targeting enemy vehicles ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  6. Multiple-Long-Wavelength Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Arrays

    SBC: PICOLIGHT, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This Phase I Small Business Innovation Research proposal describes a means to develop extremely-affordable and high-performing multi-wavelength laser arrays for wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) applications. The WDM transmitter module is based on vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers emitting in the 1530-1565nm region of flat gain in Er-doped fibers. Methods are described to produce preci ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  7. Delta-Sigma Radar Receiver

    SBC: Q-DOT, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Q-Dot proposes to develop a wideband digital radar receiver outputting multiple simultaneous channels with 10 MHz bandwidth and 80 dB of spurious free dynamic range each. Q-Dot is teaming with Raytheon Electronics Systems to ensure the successful design of the Delta-Sigma Radar Receiver which meets the advanced specifications of Naval Research Labs' Future Surveillance Radar (FSR). The Delta-Sig ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  8. Extensible Beamformer for Portable Imaging Sonar

    SBC: Q-DOT, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Q-DOT proposes to develop a unizue, lower-power, low-cost beamformer for portable imaging sonars. The original two chip set will form 100 beams from 100 input channels. A 0.3 cm2 BiCMOS chip comprises a low noise amplifier (LNA), a time-gain control (TGC), an apodizer and a Delta-Signma modulation (ADC) for each channel. A 0.66 cm2 CMOS chip accepts 100 digital input channels and produces 100 d ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  9. Lightweight, Compact (1Cubic Inch) Ultrahigh Frame Rate Infrared and UV Imagers with Integrated Signal Processing

    SBC: Silicon Mountain Design, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Ultrafast imaging with concurrent signal processing in the IR and UV wavelengths is an important need for the development, control and evaluation of modern air-deliverable weapons systems. Unfortunately, current IR and UV detectors are relatively slow, have poor resolution, and are expensive. Similarly, conventional image signal processing equipment is relatively bulky, heavy and cumbersome. SM ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. SLM with Independent Phase and Amplitude Modulation

    SBC: Silicon Mountain Design, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Recent advances in optical processing have created an opportunity to build massively parallel processing units which are comparable in size to current desk top computers. This massive parallelism promises orders of magnitude increase in processing speed and the optical nature of the system makes it ideal for image and array processing. To date, the primary roadblock in recognizing the potential ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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