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SBC: Plasmonics Inc. Topic: AF10BT30
ABSTRACT: Under the first phase of the program, Plasmonics Inc. and Sandia National Laboratories investigated a range of surfaces that yield non-Lambertian emission profiles in the thermal infrared. The second phase of this program will further maturate the designs developed in the first phase of the program. With the vast majority of the analytical work complete, focus in the second phase will b ...STTR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
High frequency (HF) direction-finding (DF) system based on an array of high-Tc superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs)SBC: Out of the Fog Research LLC Topic: AF10BT40
ABSTRACT: In Phase II, we will fabricate a SQUID array antenna. We will develop cryopackaging and control electronics for these devices. We integrate the device onto a cryocooler and build a laboratory prototype. We will then have all of the building blocks to build a fieldable prototype in Phase III. BENEFIT: Military Application: Microwave Communication Systems for ISR. Commercial Application ...STTR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Atherton Quantum Insight, LLC Topic: AF10BT21
ABSTRACT: In this project, we assemble leading commercial and academic groups within nano-scale device simulation community to overcome the modeling bottleneck by implementing new high performance modeling methods for simulating the electrical properties of nano-scale devices. The majority of the tools will be integrated into an already existing and very user friendly commercial platform for simu ...STTR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: ThermoDynamic Films LLC Topic: AF10BT02
ABSTRACT: Optical refrigeration is currently the only demonstrated all-solid-state cryocooling technology. Optical cryocoolers are devices that use laser light to cool small crystal or glass cooling elements. The cooling element absorbs the laser light and reradiates it at higher energy, an example of anti-Stokes fluorescence. The difference between the energy of the outgoing and incoming light c ...STTR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Chemat Technology, Inc. Topic: AF10BT11
ABSTRACT: The emerging technology of protean glass/ceramic materials, where RF and DC electrical properties can be imbued in the material volume by laser excitation and subsequent material transformation processes has great potential especially for the military applications. In this Phase I research, Chemat has successfully prepared a protean glass which is photosensitive. A pattern such as a 3 ...STTR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
Photostructural Glass Ceramics and Optimized Processing for Laser Initiated 3D Conductors (PhotoCon)SBC: OBALON, LLC Topic: AF10BT11
ABSTRACT: In this STTR effort a small business company Obalon LLC is teaming up with industry leader Aerospace Corporation for development of novel photostructural glass ceramic composition (PhotoCon) with capability of laser induced 3D conductor patterning inside the bulk material. The development fully utilizes available infrastructure and team's expertise for commercial glass ceramics pro ...STTR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: NUGENT, MICHAEL ALEXANDER Topic: F10BT31024
ABSTRACT:Both civilian and military personnel live in a world awash in information while our military commands reconnaissance and weapons platforms of all shapes and sizes over a global and increasingly congested theater. We need new technology to help us sort, prioritize, make sense, and act on the growing streams of information.In Phase 1 we have proven feasible a core CMOS+Memristor circuit cap ...STTR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
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
SBC: POLARONYX INC Topic: AF08BT16
ABSTRACT: Based on our success in developing the world first commercial 10 W 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 (>500 mW) mid-IR supercontinuum source (3-12 micron) to meet with the requirement of the AF solicitation. The lase ...STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
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