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  1. A Novel, Low Cost and Handheld Metal Sorting Sensor for Chemical Cleaning and Stripping Process

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: AF161009

    ABSTRACT: After a certain amount of service time, many aircraft components need to be cleaned and the coatings on those parts need to be stripped. Prior to the chemical cleaning and stripping processes, those parts are routinely examined by inspectors to locate the part numbers and find their matches on a list. Such a visual inspection process is not only time consuming, but also prone to human er ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Advanced RIIC Technology to Increase Density and Efficiency of IRLED Arrays (ART-IDEA)

    SBC: Chip Design Systems            Topic: AF171015

    We propose to study how extraction efficiency can be improved by reducing IRLED pixel pitch. Our approach is to scale the size of RIIC pixel and IRLED device from 24-microns down to 12-microns and to lower the IRLED drive voltage from 10 Volts to 5 Volts.

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Integrable High-Performance Analog Optical Modulators

    SBC: PHASE SENSITIVE INNOVATIONS            Topic: AF171126

    In this SBIR effort we will develop broadband, low V, high linearity, thin-film lithium niobate on insulator (LNOI) modulators that are fully compatible with silicon photonic integrated circuits (PIC) foundry processes. Developing such devices as well a

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Tools for Cross-Platform Software Development and Performance Projection

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: AF161088

    Developers of modern software, particularly those targeting mobile or embedded platforms, are presented with a wide variety of hardware choices. Solutions can be built on microprocessors (e.g. x86, ARM, or Power architecture), GPUs (e.g. NVIDIAs Tegra), DSPs, FPGAs, or some combination of these technologies. Not only does this place a significant burden on programmers in understanding the intricac ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Novel Multi-scale/Multi-physics Integrated Tool for the Prediction of Manufacturing-Induced Defects in Autoclave Composite Airframe Parts

    SBC: Composites Automation LLC            Topic: N15AT003

    A multi-scale/multi-physics software tool will be developed to predict manufacturing-induced defects, specifically void evolution during composites manufacturing, due to materials, parts, tooling and process parameters. Appropriately modeling the manufacturing process to identify potential problem areas will enable process optimization to produce structural components without defects. Specifically ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Wafer-Level Electronic-Photonic Co-Packaging

    SBC: PHASE SENSITIVE INNOVATIONS            Topic: AF16AT01

    In this STTR effort we will develop key packaging techniques for wafer-level hybrid electrical-optical co-packaging based on silicon photonic platform. These techniques include packaging LiNbO3 modulator on insulator (LNOI), high-speed modified uni-traveling carrier (MUTC) photodiodes packaging and high-efficiency fiber coupling. Silicon is the desired host material for photonic integrated circuit ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Multi-Sensor Radar Processing for Unmanned Convoys

    SBC: PHASE SENSITIVE INNOVATIONS            Topic: A15073

    During the Phase I effort, Phase Sensitive Innovations has made great progress in reducing the risk in developing a novel liquid crystal polymer (LCP) based automotive radar technology, which is capable of meeting the needs set forth by this solicitation. During this effort, PSI designed and simulated the proposed antenna array which yields a 0.1 degree angular resolution and uses the 77-81 GHz fr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Printable Materials with Embedded Electronics and Radio Frequency Components

    SBC: DeLUX Engineering, LLC            Topic: A16006

    To reduce size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-c), military platforms have been evolving towards a more integrated design approach that efficiently utilizes all available space. In fact, to accommodate limited space constraints many commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) systems will need to be replaced by custom designed and fabricated components. For radiofrequency (RF) electronic systems, this will requ ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Enhanced Membranes for Dewatering of Black Liquor

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 81

    Compact Membrane Systems (CMS) proposes to employ membrane systems for pressure-driven separation of water from black liquor to replace the first two stages of existing multiple-effect evaporators. This is a promising approach to considerably reduce the steam energy required for concentration. Membrane materials must withstand high temperature, high salinity and high pH conditions. Fouling of the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  10. Enhanced Membranes For Sweetening Of Manure Based Biogas

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 88

    Each year over 1 billion tons of animal manure is produced in US and it can be a pollution source if not handled properly. "Anaerobic digestion" is an energy efficient way to dispose manure. Through this process manure is converted to biogas and digestate. The manure digestate can be used as fertilizer. Biogas is a mixture of ~60% CH4, ~40% CO2 and trace amounts of contaminant gasses such as H2S. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Agriculture

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