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Anti-reflective Coating for High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Company: Raydex Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project seeks to further develop an AR coating on high efficiency PV device surface that can enable a reflection loss<3% over the wavelength range from 300 nm to 1800 nm. The proposed effort will optimize the coating design and the… more

SOLID-STATE HIGH-VOLTAGE PULSER FOR HPM APPLICATIONS

Company: Metamagnetics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Metamagnetics proposes the research and development of a compact, reliable, cost-effective and reconfigurable pulsed-voltage source based on drift step recovery diodes (DSRD) for high-power microwave generation applications. The output parameters of the pulsed-voltage source determine the efficiency… more

Flexible Solid State High Power Radio Frequency Pulsed Source

Company: Metamagnetics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: US Navy relies on directed energy (DE) weapons, such as High-Power Microwave (HPM) sources, to disrupt, damage, or destroy foe electronic equipment at a standoff distance while minimizing collateral damage. Friendly and blue force mission critical electronic systems, such as radar, communications,… more

Ultra-High Precision Laser Isotope Monitor for 13CO2, CO180 and CO170

Company: Aerodyne Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the atmosphere are primary drivers of global climate change and hence there is a crucial need to quantify their sources and sinks. A general technique to constrain source and sink strengths is the analysis of the relative proportions of isotopic variants of GHG's. … more

One Micrometer Resolution Structured Scintillator for Hard X-Ray Image Detection

Company: Agiltron, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Next generation three dimensional (3D) X-ray imaging requires novel x-ray scintillating materials with high efficiency and high spatial resolution. Using a conventional homogeneous scintillator plate, there is a compromise between efficiency and spatial resolution. The strong coupling between… more

Fiber based seed laser for ultrafast CO2 laser systems

Company: Agiltron, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: A fiber based high performance 10-micron femtosecond seed laser is an ideal front end of ultrafast CO2 laser systems, which requires a near IR mode-locked fiber laser and a high energy pulsed pump fiber laser synchronized with the mode-locked fiber laser for frequency conversion and power… more

Smartphone Enabled Spectroscopic Gamma-Neutron Radiation Sensor

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: RMD is proposing the development of Smart-Phone Enabled Radionuclide Identifier (SERI), a new detection instrument designed to take full advantage of smartphone / tablet technology. The hardware platform will include a new advanced scintillator that will provide both high gamma-ray efficiency and… more

Hard X-ray Area Detector Using Direct Converter Layer

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Synchrotron radiation is a powerful tool for measuring structural properties of materials. Important applications of higher energy synchrotron X-rays include measurement of strain and material evolution during processing, studies of composite materials and studies of layered systems such as… more

Fast-Timing Large-Area Detector for Neutron Scattering

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The two reflectometers at SNS serve rapidly growing communities in the fields of nanoscience, membrane bioscience, surfactant chemistry. Unique capabilities of these instruments include ultrahigh neutron intensity for in-plane diffraction and off-specular/grazing- incidence small-angle scattering… more

Neutron-Gamma Scintillation Detector for Emergency Response

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Current radiation detectors are typically capable of detecting only one type of radiation. Therefore, the current detection systems require a number of individual detectors to be used for each type of radiation. The development of the proposed nuclear detector significantly improves the capability… more

Supperlattice Doped APDs for Improved UV Sensitivity in Scintillator Calorimetry

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: One of the proposed next generation Intensity Frontier experiments is Mu2e. Mu2e will directly probe the Intensity Frontier as well as aid research on the Energy and Cosmic frontiers with precision measurements required to characterize the properties and interactions of new particles discovered at… more

Solid-State Neutron Detectors with Integrated Electronics for Nuclear Physics

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: At present, detectors of fast neutrons use liquid scintillators liquid scintillators can be dangerous to handle due to their low flash points and bulkiness, and the readout of the liquid scintillator by large PMTs limits the available position resolution and ability to operate in high magnetic… more

Composite Neutron-Gamma Detector

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Current radiation detectors are typically capable of detecting only one type of radiation. Therefore, the detection systems require a number of individual detectors to be used for each type of radiation. Also the performance to cost ratio of the currently available scintillators is high which… more

High Efficiency and Bright Neutron Converter Screens

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The DOE is planning to restart work at one or both of the research reactors at Idaho National Laboratory (Transient Reactor Test Facility) and Sandia National Laboratories (Annular Core Research Reactor). Neutron radiography plays a large role in the work done at these facilities and there is a… more

High Resolution Digital Imaging Platform for NDE Transient Testing

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Neutron radiography using the foil-film transfer method is currently employed for the quantitative evaluation of the geometric and compositional characteristics of nuclear fuel burn-up distribution, visualization of cracks and void formations, fuel location determination, pellet-clad and… more

Robust Kr-85 Detectors for New Waste Cask Design

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Dry cask storage systems (DCSS) are used to store spent nuclear fuel from nuclear power plants. Without a long term storage solution in place, storage for decades in casks may be required. High burnup fuel rods may become brittle over time presenting problems for eventual transport of the spent fuel… more

Theory-Based High-QE Photocathode Development

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: While substantial advancements have been made in realizing tube based large area detectors such as the Large Area Picosecond Photo-Detector (LAPPD), there is widespread agreement in the cathode community that a higher QE bialkali cathode is possible, and that the present understanding is… more

Compact, Lossless, Ruggedized, Electromagnetically Shielded Connectors for Power and Signals

Company: AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Today"s Navy continues to see increased demand for more power both on and off the ship. This need is largely driven by the continued development of high power density advanced weapons systems and sensors. Continued space and weight limitations for these ship applications will drive the need for… more

ACLAMATE: Automated Cognitive Load Assessment for Medical StAff Training and Evaluation

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Although great strides have been made in the development of simulators for training technical and teamwork skills, much less progress has been made with regard to skill assessment. Typically, performance is measured using a rating scale with anchors ranging from"low"to"high."Such… more

CERTAIN: Certainty Enrichment via Relational and Temporal Analytical Indexing of Networks

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Efficient and accurate indexing is fundamental to the Big Data enterprise, but traditional indexing techniques are often foiled by noise and missing information. Aptima proposes Phase II of CERTAIN (Certainty Enrichment via Relational and Temporal Analyti

Gallium Nitride Based Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Technology for High Altitude Periscope Detection

Company: Auriga Measurement Systems LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This project develops Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) Technologies that enable Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar which meet the low cost, high performance, efficient, small size, low weight and power (SWaP) requirements necessary for insertion into high-altitude… more

Aqueous Based Automatic Fire Extinguishing System

Company: BlazeTech Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Vehicle fires from FEM/IED attacks present multiple threats to personnel; an initial short duration fire from the products of combustion/explosion of the FEM/IED and a secondary, longer duration fire from ignition of vehicle fuel, tires, engine, or the surrounding environment. The Marines are… more

Autonomous Detection and Healing of Silent Vulnerabilities

Company: BlueRISC, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: BlueRISC's proposed solution provides a fundamentally new approach to enable autonomous detection of exploitation attempts as well as healing of silent vulnerabilities. It follows a hybrid approach consisting of (i) new static silent vulnerability point and associated path… more

Reusable Extended Artificial Light Source

Company: Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: To capture images of high speed test events, the government uses high speed photography with high brightness illumination. The government would like to replace existing PF300 flashbulbs with a solution that meets or exceeds current specifications for reusable extended artificial light… more

Multipurpose Atmospheric/Underwater Expendable Dropsonde

Company: Boston Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: There are currently no inexpensive observing systems that detect temperature, salinity and currents under the ocean's surface - all important factors in predicting the intensity of hurricanes. Boston Engineering proposes to develop the Multi-Purpose Above Surface/Below Surface Expendable Dropsondes… more