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  1. Wavelength Independent Human Eye Protection Utilizing Fullerenes

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Current concepts of holographic and dye technology do not provide eye protection from lasers at unknown wavelength and in the spectral region from 400 - 900 nm. Recently it has been shown that fullerenes have excellent nonlinear optical properties and show the best limiting performance of all materials including response in the nanosecond range. This program will further investigate fullerenes ...

    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  2. Wavelength Specific Dielectric Obscurants using Electromagnetically Engineered Nanoparticles

    SBC: LUMILANT, INC.            Topic: A13AT016

    As infrared (IR) electo-optical sensors improve in both availability and quality a strong need exists to have comparable improvements in the performance of military obscurants within the IR band. Conventional approaches for creating effective IR obscurants have relied primarily on shaped metal particles with high aspect ratios (e.g. rods, flakes).

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. Wavelength Stabilized Two Dimensional External Cavity Arrays for Pumping Alkali Vapor Laser Systems

    SBC: nLight Photonics            Topic: MDA12015

    nLIGHT proposes a two dimensional Wavelength Stabilized Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (WS-VECSEL) as a pump source for Rb vapor alkali laser used in directed energy weapons. The integration of a narrow-band reflector (i.e. a volume holographic grating) into the external cavity portion of the resonator, the structure promises power scalability from a monolithic active gain media ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Wavelength-Stabilized, High-Brightness Diode Laser Pumps for High-Power Fiber Lasers

    SBC: nLight Photonics            Topic: SB103005

    nLight proposes the development of a wavelength-stabilized 5 kW, 105 m, 0.22NA fiber-coupled 976 nm diode laser pump system with a final predicted power conversion efficiency of>45% and mass-to-power ratio of

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  5. Wavelet Based Analysis/Software for Multi-Scale Fractal Processes



    STTR Phase I 1999 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Wavelet-Based Detection and Classification for Shallow-Water Impulsive-Source Sonar


    In recent years the anti-submarine-warfare mission of the U. S. Navy has been expanded to include operations against stealthy, diesel-electric submarines operating in near-shore, shallow water regions of the world. Acoustic conditions in such regions are characterized by significant spatial and temporal variability. This variability reduces the performance of traditional sonar detection and class ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Weapon Payloads for Chemical and Biological Agent Plume Neutralization

    SBC: Ventana Research Corporation            Topic: DTRA102002

    Novel, visible light activated, photocatalytic self-decontamination agents will be developed during this proposed Phase I SBIR effort. These photocatalysts will be heterogeneously supported upon various high surface area particles and by judicious blending of various particle size distributions & morphologies, a decontaminant will be produced; exhibiting controlled atmospheric dispersability & se ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Defense
  8. Weaponized Heating of Ignited Plasma (WHIP)

    SBC: GEOST, Inc.            Topic: N113171

    Geost and the University of Arizona propose to develop a non-lethal weapon system based on dual-pulse femtosecond-nanosecond generation of dense plasma sparks in air 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 nanosecond laser p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Weaponized Heating of Ignited Plasma (WHIP)

    SBC: GEOST, Inc.            Topic: N113171

    GEOST and the University of Arizona propose to develop and demonstrate the Weaponized Heating of Ignited Plasma Acoustic Modulation (WHIP-AM). This device produces acoustic signals at long range thereby providing the capability to convey messages and produce irritating acoustic tones. Through these effects WHIP-AM will provide the long range capability to determine intent, affect behavior, and com ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Weather Satellite

    SBC: CONTROL VISION INC            Topic: AF171073

    Control Vision, Inc. (CVI) is proposing a novel Nanosatellite platform with a high performance, low SWAP, multispectral sensor payload. The satellite bus will utilize commercially available, flight-proven CubeSat components to maintain cost effectiveness. The sensor payload will utilize uncooled LWIR sensors with innovative calibration techniques to keep the payload power consumption low while m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force

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