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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. KW Fiber Pump Combiner with Polarization Maintaining Feed Through

    SBC: SUB-MICRON ENGINEERING CORP            Topic: AF103015

    In this Phase I effort we plan to research and develop new methods, fixtures and processes for the fabrication of fused fiber components for high power fiber laser systems. We will initially focus on investigating, designing and testing new heat sources that provide a significant improvement in process control and are scalable to very large fiber bundles and very high pump powers. We will build ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Network Virtualization

    SBC: Distributed Infinity Inc            Topic: AF103048

    ABSTRACT: Virtualization technologies have the capability to provide significant improvements in horizontal network scalability. There are significant challenges, however, when adapting these technologies to tactical networks, where bandwidth, latency, and connection reliability issues combine to foil network characteristics that many network protocols within a virtualized network rely on. In p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Modular Antenna System for Tracking Satellites by adaptations of existing terminals

    SBC: First RF Corporation            Topic: AF103056

    ABSTRACT: The goal of this Phase I program is to develop and evaluate the feasibility of concepts that will allow existing vehicular and man-portable SATCOM terminals operating in the 20/44 GHz range to be adapted to track satellites in all kinds of orbits. Although most SATCOM terminals in this band are designed to interact primarily with satellites in geostationary (GEO) orbits, there is a sign ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Modular Antenna System for Tracking Satellites by adaptations of existing terminals

    SBC: MAXENTRIC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: AF103056

    ABSTRACT: Many currently deployed EHF (Extreme High Frequency) SATCOM terminals lack the ability to track and acquire satellites in highly inclined orbits primarily due to the large Doppler frequency offsets created by a combination of a fast moving satellite and high carrier frequency. Combining this problem with the large operating bandwidths of employed frequency-hopped waveforms such XDR (Ex ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Learning Agents for Autonomous Space Asset Management (LAASAM)

    SBC: COLORADO ENGINEERING INC.            Topic: AF103061

    ABSTRACT: Current and future space systems will continue to grow in complexity and capabilities, creating a formidable challenge to monitor, maintain, and utilize these systems and manage their growing network of space and related ground-based assets. Integrated System Health Management (ISHM), and in particular, Condition-Based System Health Management (CBHM), is the ability to manage and maint ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Very-Wide-Operating-Temperature Li Batteries Based on Unique Ionic Liquid Electrolytes Originally Developed for Electrochromics in Spacecraft Thermal

    SBC: Ashwin-Ushas Corporation            Topic: AF103065

    ABSTRACT: While secondary Li batteries have advanced significantly in the last 30 years, one of their critical deficiencies remains poor performance seen at low (+90 C) temperatures, due primarily to poor conductivity/ion mobility at these temperatures. This work seeks to use a new ionic liquid, developed in entirely unrelated work by this firm (in variable-emittance electr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. E-Band Gimbaled Dish Antenna

    SBC: First RF Corporation            Topic: AF103075

    ABSTRACT: FIRST RF proposes three lightweight E-Band gimbaled dish solutions that meet the need for scanning in two axes from a Geosynchronous Orbiting satellite (GEO). The designs are based on a gimbaled main reflector fore steering in one axis, but vary the method by which the orthogonal axis is scanned. During Phase I, FIRST RF will establish RF, mechanical, system and cost models of each a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. High-Data-Rate Radio-Frequency (RF) Crosslink Transceiver

    SBC: Seakr Engineering, Inc.            Topic: AF103077

    ABSTRACT: High-speed inter-satellite links (ISLs) are a key feature to improving satellite communications (satcom) bandwidth in support of global military operations. ISLs increase the number of paths in the network which tend to improve aggregate bandwidth, network survivability, and improve the global instantaneous transmission coverage. Along with expanding network ground coverage, ISLs prov ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Diode Lasers for Space-Based Cold Atom Clocks

    SBC: Princeton Optronics            Topic: AF103079

    ABSTRACT: Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) is a new technology which can be used for developing high performance laser components for cold atom Atomic Frequency Standards(AFS) technology. The narrow linewidth of these devices combined with high modulation bandwidth and large spacing between the longitudinal modes which makes them relatively immune to mode hopping, and their high r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Diode Laser Systems for Space-Based Cold Atom Clocks

    SBC: Vescent Photonics LLC            Topic: AF103079

    ABSTRACT: We propose to combine distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) laser diodes with novel sideband locking schemes, MEMS atomic vapor cells, and offset phase locking to produce compact frequency-agile laser systems capable of autonomous operation on spaced-based platforms and remote environments. A master laser will output up to 40 mW of usable power and be locked to an atomic vapor cell forming ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
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