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  1. Sub-aperture based EO imaging systems

    SBC: MZA ASSOCIATES CORPORATION            Topic: AF08T021

    MZA proposes design, integration, testing, and simulation of electro-optical (EO) imaging and computer processing hardware for operating a phased array consisting of 7-12 subapertures. Our implementation of image processing on a graphics processor units (GPUs) for subaperture piston control will be upgraded and computer hardware will be built in Phase II to operate at control rates exceeding 1 kH ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Speckle image processing for conformal sub-aperture arrays

    SBC: Optical Physics Company            Topic: AF08T021

    Future Air Force platforms require electro-optic long range imaging systems conformal to the surface of the aircraft to minimize drag and maximize stealth. The long imaging range often means having to compensate for atmospheric turbulence as well as the boundary layer around the aircraft. During the first phase of this STTR project, Optical Physics Company (OPC) demonstrated the feasibility o ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. High-throughput femtosecond fiber laser microstructuring system

    SBC: POLARONYX INC            Topic: AF08T029

    Based on our success in developing the world first commercial 100 micro Joule fs fiber laser system and our leading technology development in ultrashort pulsed fiber laser, PolarOnyx and University of California at Davis proposes, for the first time, a fs-high power (100 W), high energy (>100 uJ) and high repetition rate (MHz) fiber laser microstructuring system to meet with the requirement of the ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Frequency agile THz detectors for multiplicative mixing

    SBC: Tanner Research, Inc.            Topic: AF08BT26

    ABSTRACT: A system that operates at room temperature and that could scan for concealed weapons from standoff distances of >10 m would be a tremendous asset for US military homeland security personnel worldwide. THz imaging can, potentially, be used for this application, but it requires the development of a new class of THz detectors whereby the signal to noise ratios are improved significantly. ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Novel Algorithm/Hardware Partnerships for Real-Time Nonlinear Control

    SBC: Elissar, LLC            Topic: AF09BT06

    The growing complexity of future military systems demands the development of high-performance nonlinear control algorithms. The goal of this proposal is to develop a specially designed software/hardware architecture to enable real-time autonomous closed-loop control of nonlinear high-dimensional dynamical systems. Following the recent success of pseudospectral (PS) computational control methods in ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. High Performance THz Detector Arrays Using Planar Metamaterial Absorbers

    SBC: DOLCE Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF09BT33

    DOLCE Technologies, LLC, in collaboration with Professor Rick Averitt’s research group at Boston University and Eric Shaner’s group at Sandia National Laboratories, will develop and deliver a high performance room-temperature Terahertz detector array solution based on metamaterial absorbers integrated with bi-material cantilevers. The metamaterial approach is frequency scalable and can operat ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Terahertz Focal Plane Arrays

    SBC: Aegis Technologies Group, LLC, The            Topic: AF09BT33

    Recent advances in THz-source stability, power and practicality have opened the door for active THz imaging in both commercial and military settings. AEgis is teaming with U Buffalo to develop a THz detection device that utilizes classical rectification effects in semiconductor point contacts (SPCs) to achieve response in the 1 to 10 THz range and is capable of operating at temperatures over 150 K ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. A Unique Focal Plane Array Detector for THz and MM Wave Imaging

    SBC: INTELLIGENT OPTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF09BT33

    Detecting explosives and weapons under clothing or in hand carried packages, and imaging terrain and objects through fog and smoke are two high-priority needs that can be met using light in the Terahertz frequency range. However, to image concealed threats, and aid in navigation in fog and smoke, a practical, low cost THz camera is needed. Intelligent Optical Systems (IOS) in collaboration with Re ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Supercontinuum Fiber Laser for Multi-Spectral Energy Propagation

    SBC: POLARONYX INC            Topic: AF09BT01

    Based on our success in developing the world first commercial high power femtosecond fiber laser system and our leading technology development in ultrashort pulsed fiber laser and nonlinear fiber optics, PolarOnyx proposes, for the first time, a compact all fiber based high power (>kW) mid-IR supercontinuum source (1-5 micron) to meet with the requirement of the AF solicitation AF09-BT01. The lase ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Extreme Wear-Resistant Thermal Spray Coatings.

    SBC: PLASMA TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF09BT19

    The demand for higher performance and rapid transition of new technologies into extreme performance has lead to the need for engineered materials and surface modification technologies. The present proposal is focused on finding a surface engineered solution that can withstand exceptionally harsh environments such as those found in supersonic ground test tracks or rail gun environments. This SBIR p ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
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