Abstract:This project will implement a low-cost, lean-manufacturing approach to providing safety and stability to lithium-ion battery materials using a nanotechnology-enabling coating solution. Expected outcomes are lower cost batteries, higher retained performance under extreme conditions, and a… more
Abstract:The goal of this project is to develop new manufacturing equipment for use in the fabrication of solar panels. The engineering innovations demonstrated in the Phase I of this SBIR will be incorporated into manufacturing equipment for the solar module industry enabling a reduction in the cost of… more
Abstract:Improvements in cost and performance of conventional multi-petabyte data storage systems are failing to keep up with the growing needs of both commercial and government users. The ever- accelerating demands of big energy data have lead the DOE to solicit proposals for advanced large scale data… more
Abstract:Improved optical simulations are critical for x-ray synchrotron radiation sources and free electron lasers. Such facilities generate x-ray pulses of extremely high spectral brightness and flux, high repetition rates and small transverse and longitudinal phase-space volumes. The radiation pulses are… more
Abstract:Advancement of the intensity frontier is essential for high energy physics applications, including proton drivers for muon colliders, neutrino factories and neutron production. All such applications require a proton accumulator ring, for which particle loss via beam halo is an intensity-limiting… more
Abstract:This project is developing an ultrafast laser system that is optimized to have wide wavelength tuning range and multi-color output for nonlinear optical
and spectroscopic microscopies applications. This ultrafast laser system will use nonlinear frequency down conversion and supercontinuum techniques… more
Abstract:Currently, the most successful approach for table-top soft X-ray and EUV (Extreme Ultra-Violet ) sources is that of High Harmonic Generation (HHG), where high intensity pulses are used to drive frequency conversion from a noble gas. This configuration converts the infrared drive laser to photon… more
Abstract:Scientists are turning their focus to the Arctic, site of one of the strongest climate change signals. A new generation of technologies is required to function within that harsh environment, chart evolution of its trace gases and provide new kinds of information for models of the atmosphere. Our… more
Abstract:The Department of Energy has funded the development of two industry-leading simulation enginesEnergyPlus and Radiancewhich are regarded in the US as the state of the art in modeling capabilities and accuracy. Despite being the most powerful engines in their respective areas, both are lagging behind… more
Abstract:We propose to develop extremely compact and rugged laser systems for emerging cold-atom-based sensors of time, gravity, and inertial forces. Our goal is to integrate distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) lasers, semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA), high-speed detectors, phase/frequency detectors,… more
Abstract:GPS systems suffer from vulnerabilities that are rooted in poor clocking abilities as a result of substandard PLL technology. Gain ICs has invented the world"s fastest Phase Locked Loop (PLL) technology which vastly improves signal transmission in terms of signal to noise ratio (SNR),… more
Abstract:Oceanic refractivity gradients induce operational and security concerns of naval operations. Continuous passive characterization of refractive effects upon visble, IR, and radio/RADAR electromagnetic propagation through passive relatively inexpensive multiband IR camera observations is enabled with… more
Abstract:Accelerator magnets that are currently being used in high-energy physics experiments are limited to a maximum magnetic field of about 20 T because superconductivity in the low- temperature superconductors (LTS) from which the magnets are constructed breaks down at higher fields. The only way to… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The Etched Air Taper Combiner as fist proposed by the US Air Force Academy has the advantages in that the input fiber bundle, the combining section, and the output to the gain fiber can be individually improved and optimized and then the components are spliced together to create the… more
Abstract:The neurocognitive health of U.S. service members plays a vital role in the defense of the United States. It is critical to a service member"s effectiveness, to force readiness, and it is a key component of a service member"s successful reintegration into family life and society following… more
Abstract:Capco proposes using materials developed in previous SBIR obscurant research efforts to prepare UVCM devices for test and evaluation. UV absorption will be optimized through particle geometry and processing parameters.
Abstract:The sophisticated laser systems required for producing cold and ultracold matter represent a major complexity in the quest to transition cold atom sensor technologies from the lab to the harsh environments of the real-world. There is a substantial need for compact, robust, and easy-to-implement… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I project will demonstrate innovative new technology for high precision, non-contact 3D imaging and metrology with order of magnitude improvement in lateral resolution, depth of field, and measurement speed over existing commercial optical… more
Abstract:Currently, the most successful approach for table top soft-Xray and EUV (Extreme Ultra-Violet) sources, is that of High Harmonic Generation (HHG), where a high intensity pulses are used to drive frequency conversion from a noble gas in a hollow core fiber. This configuration allows phase matching,… more
Abstract:There are a significant number of people in the U.S. whose literacy deficits significantly limit opportunities for written self-expression, including individuals with intellectual disabilities. While this population can offer revealing insights given their unique perspectives, self-expression often… more
Abstract:People with intellectual disability depend a great deal on work for their quality of life. Working in community-based jobs can make substantial differences in income, relationships and self-esteem. Technology has improved opportunities for this population to independently express their career… more
Abstract:Envisioned Navy applications ranging from shore-based microgrids to directed energy weapons pose energy storage performance, cost, and scalability requirements that far exceed the capabilities of today"s technologies. Electric double-layer capacitors (EDLC) can meet most power demands ($/kW and… more
Abstract:ADA Technologies is teaming with the Colorado School of Mines, Raytheon and Q-Peak to propose the development of a novel Maritime Atmospheric LIDAR (MAC-LIDAR) capable of providing critical atmospheric characterization information to support the effective operation of next generation laser weapons.… more
Abstract:ADA Technologies, in collaboration with SCUBAPRO, proposes to develop an ultra-high-pressure SCUBA system capable of supplying Navy divers with vastly increased air capacity to allow longer submersion time. This system employs multiple small composite cylinders and a custom first-stage pressure… more
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