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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. Nitinol Based Emergency Parachute Automatic Actuation Device (AAD)

    SBC: Mide Technology Corporation            Topic: N/A

    The use of Nitinol wire as the activating mechanism for an emergency parachute Automatic Actuation Device (AAD) is envisioned to address the shortfalls of the systems currently employed. The use of a ballistic charge to automatically open a parachute increases the operating costs of such systems. These ballistic charges require maintenance every 2 to 3 years. They also require 100% replace ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. New Materials and Processes for the Fabrication of Low Loss, High Tg Step Index and Graded Index Polymeric Optical Fibers

    SBC: Molecular Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Polymer Optical Fibers (POFs) are attractive for short-haul applications such as local area networks (LAN), fiber to the home (FTTH), and datalinks in ships, aircrafts and automobiles, due to their low cost, flexibility and ease of handling. The large diameter of POFs helps in achieving fiber coupling with ease and high efficiency. Commercially available POFs suffer from optical loss, and lo ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Micro-Machined Integrated Silica/Si Optical Waveguide Mechanical Sensors


    NZ Applied Technologies (NZAT) proposes to develop a mechanical sensor and sensor array which potentially have one order of magnitude improved sensitivity over the current state-of-the-art sensors. The technology is based on fabricating flexible/movable integrated optical waveguide structures on Si substrates using micro-machining process. These sensors can be used in harsh environment, such ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Novel Magnetic Sensor Using Magnetostrictive-Piezoelectric Thin Film Composite


    This proposal addresses the feasibility of fabricating advanced magnetic field sensors based on the properties of a magnetostrictive-piezoelectric thin film composite. By utilizing the giant magnetostriction of Terfenol-D and the very high piezoelectric coupling coefficients of PZT films, it is theoretically possible to achieve very high magnetic field sensitivities. By direct detection of a ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Self-Aligned Sol-Gel Optic Microchip Couplres for Ribbon Interconnect Systems


    This SBIR Phase I project intends to develop a novel fabrication and packaging methodology leading to the production of a family of low cost, low loss, and reliable microchip star and tree optical couplers using silicon substrates. These monolithic silicon devices would have self-aligned input and output fibers coupled to sol-gel waveguides and would be compatible with present production tech ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Novel Approach to High Power and High Speed Modulator


    The light intensity modulator is a key component for optical information processing and communication systems. The currently available electro-optical light modulators have two major drawbacks of (1) low power handling capability due to material's optical damage and (2) poor modulation efficiency at high frequencies resulting from velocity mismatching. The need for high speed and high power ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Novel Approach to the Growth of Single Crystalline Relaxors


    Single-crystals of PMN-PT and other excellent ferroelectric materials hold the promise of realizing the next generation of high performance piezoelectric transducers. Presently, bulk single crystal growth techniques are severely hampered for producing this type of materials, due to the difficulties caused by lead evaporation and the formation of the other phases. Epitaxial growth of very thick ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. An Optically Based Low Compliance, High Resolution Force Transducer

    SBC: Optra, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    OPTRA proposes to develop a high resolution, high stiffness, optically based force transducer. The use of an optical transducer allows the sensor to operate with both metallic and non-metallic targets. The sensor would offer a resolution on the order of 1 nm, with dynamic range of several microns, at bandwidth better than 20 kHz. This makes the sensor suitable for use in a high stiffness ( > ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Doped PMN-PT Single Crystals

    SBC: Parke Mathematical            Topic: N/A

    Parke Mathematical Laboratories, Inc. will develop a method for growth of lead magnesium niobate- lead titanate (PMN-PT) solid solution single crystals doped with barium or lanthanum. These crystals will bring significant advances to the state-of-the-art of PMN-PT transducer technology which now depends upon ceramic materials for which the polycrystalline microstructure limits the coupling ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Insertion of Surface Discharge Sparker Acoustic Sources into Submarine Countermeasures

    SBC: Phoenix Science & Technology            Topic: N/A

    The acoustic sources in existing submarine countermeasures are ceramic cylinders and flextensionals. Typically, several different size acoustic sources are used to produce a broadband spectrum. These acoustic sources have significant cost and size, and are relatively inefficient in the low frequency range of interest. Furthermore, currently more than one acoustic countermeasure system is requ ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseNavy

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