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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
SBC: INNOSENSE CORPORATION Topic: AF18BT003
This project will address the U.S. Air Force needs for single-piece, electronically dimmable eye protection device (EDEPD). In Phase I, InnoSense LLC (ISL) will demonstrate feasibility of the approach by incorporating electrochromic layer on curved polycarbonate substrates. Phase I tests will include optical and physical characterizations regarding transmission range, switching speed, haze, unifor ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: CARBON TECHNOLOGY INC Topic: AF18BT006
The proposed work aims at detailed investigation of Carbon Nanotube Field-Effect Transistor (CNTFET) device design and its impact on Radio-frequency (RF) circuit performance in comparison to Si-MOSFETs and related circuits at the same channel lengths. The goal is to establish a geometry scalable CNTFET compact model for RF circuit design and determine its parameters based on characteristics from b ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: ROCHESTER SCIENTIFIC LLC Topic: AF19AT008
Large ground-based telescopes require adaptive optics (AO) to correct for distortions introduced by atmospheric turbulence. In order to function, the AO system must track a bright point source. Although a natural star may be used, full sky coverage requires an artificial beacon created with a laser. The most common type of laser guide star (LGS) employs the mesospheric layer of sodium atoms at an ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Lambda Photonics, LLC Topic: AF15AT02
ABSTRACT: Infrared sources and sensors are becoming increasingly useful for military and commercial applications. We propose to exploit recent advances in multimaterial fiber technology to produce a new class of optical infrared fibers that are robust and low in cost for high-power, high-stress environments. The use of beam confining fiber optics reduces or eliminates issues with misalignment or d ...STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: IRFLEX CORP Topic: AF15AT02
ABSTRACT: Chalcogenide glass fibers are commercially available and are used for delivery of mid-infrared wavelengths (1.5um to 6.5um).These fibers allow compact, robust and low-weight laser platforms designs.Laser systems in high-power and high-stress environments find their reliability and performance limited due to free-space optical components.Free-space components suffer from vibration and the ...STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: GLOBAL CIRCUIT INNOVATIONS INC Topic: AF16AT17
Global Circuit Innovations (GCIs) die extraction and reassembly technology(DER) generated initial interest in and demand by the commercial industry through demonstrating the value of remanufacturing an original integrated circuit (IC) from a plas...STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: VULCAN WIRELESS, INC. Topic: AF18AT010
This proposal will outline a bi-directional software defined Free Space Optics (FSO) laser communications testbed with flexible optical elements and reprogrammable waveform and signal processing elements. Vulcan Wireless Inc. currently manufacturers a 1550nm, eye safe, software defined Laser Communications Testbed MD-LC-1 and will use this as a basis for the Phase 1 effort. We will also be teaming ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: NANOSONIC INC. Topic: AF18BT003
Through the proposed Phase I Air Force STTR program, NanoSonic and Virginia Tech will demonstrate metal organic framework materials and electrospray fabrication methods for the manufacture of eye protection devices that are capable of controlling the amount of light transmitted through the device. The objective of this program is to 1) increase the dynamic range and speed of electronically switche ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: IRFLEX CORP Topic: AF18BT015
Current continuous wave (CW) and pulse mid-wave infrared (MWIR) lasers have design and performance limitations that constrain their usability in some critical Air Force applications. There is an important need to create a new class of MWIR laser sources with less drawbacks and higher pulse energies and CW powers. The proposed work will demonstrate the technical feasibility of an innovative MWIR la ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force