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  1. Three-Dimensional Density Imaging by Rayleigh Scattering

    SBC: METROLASER, INCORPORATED            Topic: AF16AT06

    A diagnostic is proposed for obtaining instantaneous three-dimensional volumetric distributions of density in a flow field at velocities ranging from subsonic to supersonic. Two variants of laser-based Rayleigh scattering will be investigated, each of wh...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Three-Dimensional Measurement of Fluid Density Distribution

    SBC: MZA ASSOCIATES CORPORATION            Topic: AF16AT06

    We propose to develop a 3D tomographic background-orientated Schlieren measurement technique, including hardware setup and post-processing software to produce 3D visualization of compressible flow features in subsonic, transonic, and supersonic wind tunn...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. RAPID RECONSTITUTION FOR GROUND-BASED OPTICAL SSA CAPABILITY FOR GEO, HEO AND MEO

    SBC: J.T. MCGRAW AND ASSOCIATES, LLC            Topic: AF16AT05

    Commercially-derived telescope systems, consisting mostly of commercially available components assembled to optimally meet space surveillance goals, stand ready to temporarily replace, supplement and/or augment existing optical surveillance systems. In t...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Prototype for Rapid Reconstitution for Ground-based Space Situational Awareness Capability for Near-geosynchronous Objects

    SBC: DFM ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: AF16AT05

    We propose to research the feasibility of rapidly reconstituting a ground based sensor system for space situational awareness with a large fraction of the capability of the GEODSS sensor system. This system can be deployed quickly to a GEODSS site where ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Laser and Rapid-thermal Crystalization of GeSn and SiGeSn layers for IR detectors and Si-based OE devices

    SBC: FREEDOM PHOTONICS LLC            Topic: AF16AT28

    Advanced infrared imaging techniques are of great interest but associated high costs of III-V and II-VI SWIR and MWIR materials prohibit their widespread deployment and integration with other optoelectronic devices. Freedom Photonics and its team partner...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. GeSn High-Performance IR Detectors and Emitters

    SBC: APIC CORPORATION            Topic: AF16AT28

    Tensile-strained germanium tin structures will be developed for infrared emitters and detectors that are compatible with silicon fabrication processes.Optical detectors in the wavelength range of 2-5 microns will be developed by using GeSn on silicon ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Information Theory Models for Multi-Sensor Design of Signature Exploitation Systems

    SBC: NOVATEUR RESEARCH SOLUTIONS LLC            Topic: AF16AT29

    This STTR Phase I project will develop a unified information theoretic framework for multi-sensor target recognition system that enables quantification of information contribution and synergistic combination of features from different sensor modalities. ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Pitch Reducing Optical Fiber Arrays Enabling Multiplexing, Shape Sensingand Network Transitioning for SDM

    SBC: CHIRAL PHOTONICS INC            Topic: AF16AT30

    Space-Division-Multiplexing (SDM) provides a path towards increasing the capacity of fiber optic links.Chiral Photonics has developed proprietary vanishing core technology, which can serves as the basis for multiplexing devices for SDM, called Pi...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Integrated Photonics for SDM Phased Array Optical Remoting

    SBC: FREEDOM PHOTONICS LLC            Topic: AF16AT30

    allowing the sensitive RF front-end to be located away from the now more compact phased array antenna. We are proposing a rugged photonic integrated spatial division multiplexing RF link for phased array system with low cost, size, weight and power cons...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Retrofittable and Transparent Super-Insulator for Single-Pane Windows

    SBC: NANOSD, INC.            Topic: DEFOA0001429

    NanoSD, Inc. with its partners will develop a transparent, nanostructured thermally insulating film that can be applied to existing single-pane windows to reduce heat loss. To produce the nanostructured film, the team will create hollow ceramic or polymer nanobubbles and consolidate them into a dense lattice structure using heat and compression. Because it is mostly air, the resulting nanobubble s ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of EnergyARPA-E
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