Awards

$250K

100GBit/s Nanowire Low Drive Voltage Modulator

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Agency: Navy
Topic: N13A-T005
Budget: 12/04/14 - 12/01/15
PI: Leif Johansson

In this Phase II Small Business Innovation Research project we will be developing extremely efficient (40G), and compact modulators suitable for microwave analog links, next generation radar and other military applications. III-V semiconductor nanowires a

$80K

Foveated Video Object Detection

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Agency: Navy
Topic: N14A-T008
Budget: 09/09/14 - 04/09/15
PI: Jelena Tesic

Humans are still unsurpassed in their ability to search for objects in visual scenes. On the other hand, object detection continues to be one of the hot areas of computer vision, and it attests both to the fundamental importance of the problem and the fact that existing state-of-the-art algorithms are still shy of performing well in practice. We...

$80K

Local Carrier-Based Precision Approach and Landing System (LC-PALS)

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Agency: Navy
Topic: N14A-T009
Budget: 09/09/14 - 04/09/15
PI: Dr. Kenan O. Ezal

Toyon Research Corporation, together with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), propose to develop a Local Carrier-based Precision Approach and Landing System (LC-PALS) that provides a full navigation solution (3-D position and altitude) for platforms within range of an aircraft carrier equipped with at least one beacon. Preliminar...

$150K

Ultra-Coherent Semiconductor Laser Technology

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Agency: Army
Topic: A14A-T005
Budget: 08/14/14 - 02/17/15
PI: Paul A. Morton

In this STTR program, technology created at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) to fabricate silicon photonics based integrated laser devices, including wafer bonded gain elements, will be utilized to develop ultra-coherent integrated laser devices that are widely tunable. Novel laser designs developed by Morton Photonics, taki...

$100K

Wideband Tunable Multiferroic Electronics for Advanced RF Systems (1000-277)

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: ST13B-003
Budget: 02/10/14 - 08/09/14
PI: Randall Lapierre

SI2 Technologies proposes to design, model, fabricate and transition wideband tunable multiferroic electronics for advanced RF systems including adaptive Radar, software defined radios and other electronic warfare (EW) applications. Combining novel nanost

$125K

In-Situ EBCs for High Performance Composite Propulsion Components

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 14-1-T12.02
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: Dr. Frederick S. Lauten PhD

Silicon Carbide based ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) offer the potential to fundamentally change the design and manufacture of aeronautical and space propulsion systems to significantly increase performance and fuel efficiency over current metal-based designs. Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and our team members at the University of California S...

$750K

An LED-Based, Laboratory-Scale Solar Simulator for Advanced 3, 4, 5&6 Junction Space Photovoltaic Power Systems

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 12-2-T2.01
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: Casey Hare

As a result of significant technical effort, the Phase I was successful in delivering a solar simulator prototype that not only proved the initial concept but will significantly reduce future risk and increase our ability to deliver a fully-functional solar simulator in Phase II. The proposed innovation is an LED-based, laboratory-scale, solar...

$225K

STTR Phase I: Low-Cost and Green Deposition of Multifunctional Oxide Films

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: NM-2013
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: Jacob J. Richardson

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is aimed at commercializing a technology which addresses the problem of Transparent Conductive Oxide (TCO) film performance and cost. This is an important issue for the manufacturers of optoelectronic devices that utilize TCO films, like LEDs, OLEDs, thin-film photovoltaics, and smar...

$500K

Affordable CMAS-Resistant Thermal Barrier Coatings

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Agency: Navy
Topic: N12A-T019
Budget: 09/09/13 - 03/08/15
PI: Dr. Gregory B. Olson

In this STTR program, QuesTek Innovations LLC, a leader in the field of computational materials design, proposes to expand its computational Materials by Design® technology by developing a thermodynamics-based design toolkit that enables the subsequent design and development of novel calcium-magnesium-alumino-silicate (CMAS)-resistant, high pe...

$80K

100GBit/s Low Drive voltage Multi-Quantum Well Nanowire modulator

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Agency: Navy
Topic: N13A-T005
Budget: 08/15/13 - 03/15/14
PI: Nadir Dagli

In this Phase I Small Business Innovative Research project we will be developing extremely efficient (

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