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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. Development of Solid-state Optical Cooler Materials to Replace Conventional Cryocoolers Used for Cooling SWIR and LWIR Infrared Detectors and Focal-plane-arrays

    SBC: NP Photonics, Inc.            Topic: CBD171001

    Electro-optical infrared and long wavelength infrared detectors and sensors are increasingly important for the Chemical/Biological Defensecommunity. Solid-state optical cooler materials are in demand for replacing mechanical closed cycle coolers used in current LWIR standoffsensors to achieve cryogenic temperatures. Recent advances in optical cooling of rare-earth doped materials are pointing towa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  2. Scalable Compact Ultra-short Pulse Laser Systems at 2 micron

    SBC: NP Photonics, Inc.            Topic: N183139

    NP Photonics proposes to develop scalable compact ultra-short pulse laser (USPL) systems at 2 micron by taking advantage of it's mature fiber laser technology and innovative laser technologies based on highly doped glasses. The proposed USPL systems have the advantages of compact size, high scalability, and high reliability. In this Phase I program, we will investigate the feasibility and study th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Scalable Compact Ultra-short Pulse Laser Systems (SCUPLS)

    SBC: GEOST, Inc.            Topic: N183139

    GEOST proposes to develop a non-lethal weapon system based on dual-pulse femtosecond-nanosecond generation of plasma effects (such as flash-bang, thermal, and intelligible voice) at range. In this approach, the femtosecond laser pulse creates a dilute plasma filament, location of which is controlled through the temporal chirping of the laser pulse. The subsequent application of a high-energy nanos ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Compact Radio Frequency-to-Optical Transmitter for Airborne Military Environments

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: N191006

    In this SBIR effort we will develop an ultra-compact, high-speed, low RIN and high-power transmitter for high-performance RF photonic link applications based on our cutting-edge lithium niobate on insulator (LNOI) modulator. In phase I, we will design, fabricate and characterize a low Vp, push-and-pull LNOI modulator. We will study the optical couplings at the laser/modulator/fiber interfaces to a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Miniature Diode-pumped Solid-state Laser for Military and Aerospace Environments

    SBC: NP Photonics, Inc.            Topic: N191010

    Compact and robust fiber pigtailed high power diode-pumped solid-state lasers are in great demand for wideband radio-frequency photonics applications. As a leading company in single-frequency fiber lasers worldwide, NP Photonics proposes to develop miniature high power high stability single-frequency fiber lasers by using our proprietary fiber laser technology and compact packaging capability. In ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Mid-Wave Infrared Polarization-Maintaining Single Mode Fiber

    SBC: NP Photonics, Inc.            Topic: N191012

    Mid-wave Infrared polarization maintaining single-mode fibers capable of transmitting linearly polarized mid-IR light are in great demand for a variety of DoDs applications. NP Photonics proposes to design and fabricate polarization maintaining single-mode mid-IR fiber using our mature rod-in-tube technique and substantial experience and capability in making polarization maintaining optical fibers ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. MWIR polarization maintaining single mode fibers

    SBC: TIPD, LLC            Topic: N191012

    Most infrared lasers emit light that is strongly polarized and require polarization maintaining fibers to preserve the launched-light polarization state as it propagates through the fiber. While polarization maintaining fibers are commercially available in the visible, near infrared and short wavelength infrared, the silica glasses used for these fibers have extremely high optical loss in the mid ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Passive Anti-Resonance (PAR) Vibration Isolator

    SBC: SAFE INC            Topic: N191015

    Whole-body vibration is one of the factors causing military aircrew discomfort and pain during and after flight operations. Health risks are a concern after only a few hours of continuous flight at the seating positions on some aircraft. Safe proposes to develop a passive vibration isolator that isolates an entire helicopter crew seat at its floor attachments. The isolator adjusts automatically to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Passive Occupant Weight Relief (POWR) Harness

    SBC: SAFE INC            Topic: N191015

    Aircrew back pain is a significant factor affecting aircrew mission endurance and effectiveness and increasing costs for medical treatment and disability. The weight of the survival vest on the shoulders contributes to the poor posture of helicopter pilots (the helo hunch) and compresses the spine for the full duration of each mission, while also increasing the spinal compressive load in a crash. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Thermoelectrically Cooled Cushion for Dynamically Qualified Seats

    SBC: SAFE INC            Topic: N191015

    Aircrew back pain is a widespread problem causing lower aircrew endurance, reduced mission effectiveness, and increased costs for treatment and rehabilitation. Better seat pan and back cushions can mitigate the problem but changing the cushion on a dynamically qualified (crash tested) seat is a complex engineering problem because the cushion affects the crash protection of the spine. Safe, Inc. (S ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy

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