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  1. Optimization of Sodium Guide Star Return using Polarization and/or Modulation Control

    SBC: APPLIED OPTIMIZATION, INC.            Topic: AF19AT008

    The research objective of the proposed work is to increase the efficiency of the laser return of a Sodium Guide Star Laser (SGSL) reflected off the sodium layer for increased reliability and applicability of the artificial guide star technique. During Phase I, we will demonstrate the concept of maximizing the SGSL signal returns using numerical simulations that account for the effects of atmospher ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Optimization of Sodium Guide Star Return using Polarization and/or Modulation Control

    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
  3. Organic&Hybrid Organic/Inorganic-Based Graded-Index/Layered Optical Coatings by Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD)

    SBC: INTER MATERIALS, LLC            Topic: AF10BT19

    ABSTRACT: One of the Air Force main interests is to improve the antireflective (AR) optical properties of polycarbonate by exploring new coating materials or coating techniques to eliminate delamination and stress cracks due to the mismatch in the coefficient of thermal expansion between the coatings and the polymer substrates. SwRI and INTER Materials are in a unique position to assist the Air F ...

    STTR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Orthogonal Chip Based Electronic Sensors for Chemical Agents

    SBC: SEACOAST SCIENCE, INC.            Topic: AF08T015

    Recent years have seen a shift in threats to US national security. Today increasing focus for national security is management of terrorist activities. Deliberately exposing a civilian population to chemicals and explosives to cause harm represents a looming terrorist threat. Early detection and identification is a difficult but essential element to minimizing the threat. The Seacoast Science/U ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Orthogonal Chip Based Electronic Sensors for Chemical Agents

    SBC: SEACOAST SCIENCE, INC.            Topic: AF08T015

    Recent years have seen a shift in threats to US national security. Today increasing focus for national security is management of terrorist activities. Deliberately exposing a civilian population to chemicals and explosives to cause harm represents a looming terrorist threat. Early detection and identification is a difficult but essential element to minimizing the threat. The Seacoast Science/U ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Particulate Composite Mixing Processes

    SBC: Global Engineering and Materials, Inc.            Topic: AF14AT22

    ABSTRACT: Global Engineering and Materials, Inc. (GEM) along with Columbia University propose to develop a simulation tool for modeling mixing process of multi-particle composite systems and generating the ultimate microstructure. A combined theoretical, numerical, and experimental approach will be developed to create a high fidelity software product with a reduced order modeling capability for an ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Photoactivatable Protean Glass/Ceramic Materials for Imbedded Miniature Devices

    SBC: Chemat Technology, Inc.            Topic: AF10BT11

    ABSTRACT: The emerging technology of protean glass/ceramic materials, where RF and DC electrical properties can be imbued in the material volume by laser excitation and subsequent material transformation processes has great potential especially for the military applications. In this Phase I research, Chemat has successfully prepared a protean glass which is photosensitive. A pattern such as a 3 ...

    STTR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC)-Enabled Chip-Scale Atomic Devices (CSAD) for Precision Navigation and Timing (PNT) Applications

    SBC: INTELLIGENT FIBER OPTIC SYSTEMS CORP            Topic: AF19BT001

    Sensors based on chip-scale atomic devices (CSADs) offer portability, manufacturability, and high performance for precision navigation and timing (PNT) missions. Key systems for PNT including atom interferometric gyroscopes (AIG) and atomic clocks. Ongoing advances and innovations in photonic integrated circuits (PICs) are directly relevant to CSADs. Different material bases have been used in PICs ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Photostructural Glass Ceramics and Optimized Processing for Laser Initiated 3D Conductors (PhotoCon)

    SBC: OBALON, LLC            Topic: AF10BT11

    ABSTRACT: In this STTR effort a small business company Obalon LLC is teaming up with industry leader Aerospace Corporation for development of novel photostructural glass ceramic composition (PhotoCon) with capability of laser induced 3D conductor patterning inside the bulk material. The development fully utilizes available infrastructure and team's expertise for commercial glass ceramics pro ...

    STTR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. 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
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