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Spectral Combining TW Femtosecond Fiber Laser

Company: PolarOnyx, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: High energy and high power infrared laser is a critical component for next generation X-ray sources. However, current technologies are limited to energy, efficiency, size and price. Breakthrough technologies are needed. By using spectral combining technique, PolarOnyx is to develop a 50 mJ… more

3 Micron High Energy Ultrafast Fiber Laser for X-Ray Science

Company: PolarOnyx, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: High energy and high power mid infrared laser is a critical component for next generation X-ray sources. However, current technologies are limited to efficiency, size and price. Breakthrough technologies are needed. PolarOnyx is to develop a 10 mJ 3 micron ultrafast fiber laser system (Sirius laser… more

Low Loss, High Average Power PM WDMs for Raman Fiber Lasers

Company: PolarOnyx, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: We propose a new fiber WDM fabrication method for single mode high power fiber laser. Our new approach will enable kW operation for both single mode fiber WDM and PCF WDM. At the end of Phase I, a proof of concept experiment will be demonstrated. In phase II, we will target at delivery of… more

Volcanic Ash Analysis and Detection Technology

Company: Mobile Mapping Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Aviation near volcanic plumes is dangerous because aircraft engines can be damaged if they ingest airborne ash and aerosols. Knowing the forecast location of an ash plume will improve aviation safety while reducing engine maintenance costs. Ash forecast models are immature. To… more

Mid-Infrared High Energy Ultrafast Fiber Laser for X-Ray Science

Company: PolarOnyx, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: High energy and high power mid infrared laser is a critical component for next generation X-ray sources. However, current technologies are limited to efficiency, size, and price. Breakthrough technologies are needed. PolarOnyx is to develop a 10 mJ mid-infrared ultrafast fiber laser system… more

National Phone App for Linking Adolescents to Local Pregnancy Prevention Resources

Company: National Health Promotion Asso., Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Teen pregnancy rates remain high particularly among racial/ethnic minority youth and age of onset for sexual activity has decreased significantly in recent years. As young teenagers initiate dating and sexual activity during the years of middle school, there are often few resources available for… more

Harnessing Clean River Energy with the RivGen Power System to Replace and Offset Diesel Fuel Use by Rural Communities

Company: ORPC ALASKA, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This project will make hydrokinetic river energy, a completely renewable resource, into an economical source of clean power for river communities. ORPC will accomplish this by optimizing the prototype RivGen Power System design for lower speed river currents that are prvalent throughout the world.… more

Improved Coupling Factor of Personal Cooling Systems

Company: Alaska Native Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The Microclimate Cooling Unit will use magnetic energy to cause a temperature change in the exchanger to extract heat from the gel pack, which covers the primary area of heat loss on the human body at the neck and upper back, reducing the overall body temperature. Thermocouples will monitor the gel… more

Production Methods and Software for NIST Calibration Phantoms

Company: Sigma-K Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Magnetic Resonance Imaging data needs to be calibrated using a universal standard. NIST and the ISMRM SQRM committee have developed the NIST/NIST MR phantom. The group had two phantoms manufactured to their specifications and these phantoms have been imaged at numerous imaging facilities. Sigma-K… more

Wide Field of View (FOV) High Gain Optical Rod Fiber Amplifier

Company: PolarOnyx, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: High gain fiber amplifiers with wide FOV have been considered to be an enabling technology to build active laser tracking system for future space surveillance and control. PolarOnyx proposes a novel approach targeting to make reliable and space qualifiable high gain Rod fiber amplifier at… more

Ultrafast Fiber Lasers Smart Surgical Tool Development

Company: PolarOnyx, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Based on our success in developing the world first commercial 100 micro Joule femtosecond fiber laser system and our leading proprietary technology development in ultrashort pulsed fiber laser material processing, PolarOnyx proposes, for the first time, a compact high energy fiber laser based smart… more

Compact and Rugged Femtosecond Fiber Laser for Hazardous Material Detection at Range

Company: PolarOnyx, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Based on our success in developing the worlds first commercial 100 micro-Joule femtosecond fiber laser system and our leading proprietary technology development in ultrashort pulsed fiber laser, PolarOnyx proposes, for the first time, a compact high energy (>1 mJ and

Fiber Laser based KW Tunable NIR Laser

Company: PolarOnyx, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Based on our success in developing a series of high power and high energy fiber laser products and our leading proprietary technology development in fiber laser pumped OPO, PolarOnyx proposes, for the first time, a compact high power/energy (>100 kJ and>1kW) fiber laser pumped OPO to meet with… more

Volcanic Ash Analysis and Detection Technology

Company: Mobile Mapping Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A refined volcanic plume model is proposed to evaluate improved forecasting of ash movement and dispersion. This refined model utilizes near real-time model calibration and validation, perspective satellite observation geometry, and future in-situ measurements for more accurate models… more

Volcanic Ash Analysis and Detection Technology

Company: Polartronix Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This proposal is to design an instrument that will detect and quantify volcanic ash hazards. A proof of concept model of the instrument will be constructed and tested. This instrument will measure overall density, particle size distribution and elemental composition. While the… more

Production Methods and Software for NIST Calibration Phantoms

Company: Sigma-K Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Currently, there are over 10,000 MRI scanners used in the US alone. US citizens today are mobile and many times medical treatments may require MRI scans from several different facilities. Images from MRI scanners can also drift over time. There is a tremendous need for all medical imaging scanners… more

SBIR Phase I: Novel method for Direct Frequency Component Decomposition: Electronic Neural Loops (ENLs).

Company: Variance Dynamical Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to perform fundamental research into a novel method for signal analysis, using standing waves. The intellectual merit of this proposal is the development of an innovative set of physical design rules which could lead to seamless… more

Evolving Waveforms for Acoustic Material Identification

Company: Scientific Fishery Systems, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: SciFish proposes to utilize Resonance Scattering Theory (RST) modeling to evolve a set of acoustic waveforms that provide optimal material identification while suppressing the affects of clutter and noise. Each waveform will be defined by its bandwidth, pulse width and signal type. Signal types will… more

Vessel Launched Unmanned Aircraft System for Marine Debris Detection and Tracking

Company: Airborne Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2009 / 2
Abstract: Airborne Technologies, Inc. Phase II effort will be to build and demonstrate a low-cost marinized Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) that can be operated easily from small or large vessels and is capable of reliable and repeatable operations in an ocean environment.  The UAS will be utilized for… more

SBIR Phase I: Autonomous Underwater Animal Tracker

Company: Scientific Fishery Systems, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop an autonomous underwater animal tracker, an underwater robot that can follow a crab or fish for weeks to months at a time. Satellite tracking has allowed huge, rapid advances in understanding behaviors and requirements of large… more

Phase II : Rural Coastal Alaska Fish Waste Conversion

Company: Scientific Fishery Systems, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2009 / 2
Abstract: The Alaskan fishing industry produces over one million metric tons of by-product and waste annually. Rural coastal Alaska communities have been using the grind and dump method for decades. There is an opportunity to expand existing onshore processing in rural coastal communities and provide… more

Vessel Launched Unmanned Aerial System for Marien Debris Detection and Tracking

Company: Airborne Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: Airborne Technologies, Inc. Phase I effort will be to design and demonstrate the feasibility of developing a low-cost, marinized Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) that can be operated easily from small or large vessels and is capable of reliable and repeatable operations in an ocean environment. The UAS… more

Exercise Torpedo Buoyancy (Recovery) System

Company: Alaska Native Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: ANT has recently developed a similar recovery system for our own autonomous vehicle. ANT's current system lifts a vehicle of lighter negative buoyancy (~64lbs rather than 200 lbs). The system is also designed to operate at less maximum depth (200 m, rather than 900 ft). These changes will… more

SBIR Phase I: Tribal Project Solutions

Company: Alaska Project Solutions, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to provide an information technology based software system that will support productivity for Tribal grantees using a culturally comprehensible, project management tool. The intellectual merit of this project is an enabling… more

SBIR Phase I: A Hydrogen Fuel Demonstration Project at Chena Hot Springs Resort, Alaska

Company: Chena Hot Springs Resort Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will build on an existing 400 kilowatt binary geothermal power plant. This power plant can supply more electricity than is needed during normal business operations, and because the grid is completely isolated due to its remote location (North… more