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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. High Compression of Infrared Data

    SBC: Numerica Corporation            Topic: AF131070

    ABSTRACT: Data compression schemes generally fall into two main categories: lossless and lossy. Lossless schemes promise to provide an uncompressed file which is identical before and after compression. As lossless schemes must be able to reconstruct every feature of the original file they often provide modest compression ratios. In fact, it is easy to show that no lossless compression scheme ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Compact and Integrated IMU for GPS Denied Navigation Using Fast-Light Gyroscopes and Accelerometers

    SBC: Digital Optics Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF112100

    ABSTRACT:For GPS denied navigation, there is a need for developing inertial measurement units (IMU), employing gyroscopes and accelerometers, with better accuracy and/or smaller volume and weight than the state of the art.Under Phase I, we have established the feasibility of realizing a superluminal ring laser gyroscope (SRLG) and a superluminal ring laser accelerometer (SRLA), based on diode-pump ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Cost Effective Solar Array based on High Efficiency Thin-Film Technology

    SBC: COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, INC.            Topic: AF13AT06

    ABSTRACT: This Phase I effort will involve the development of an ultra low cost, high specific power, modular and flexible solar array module using currently available thin-film solar cells, innovative interconnects, and flexible encapsulation. The high efficiency thin-film solar cells will enable high specific power and flexibility in the module. The interconnect scheme and encapsulation will a ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Quantum and Nanostructure Enhanced Epitaxial Lift-Off Solar Cells

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: AF13AT13

    ABSTRACT: MicroLink and its collaborators, Rochester Institute of Technology and Magnolia Solar, will develop a high-efficiency, single-junction, epitaxial lift-off (ELO) GaAs solar cell by incorporating nano-scale features, such as quantum dots and optically functional textures, within the solar cell structure. The principal technical objective of the project is to increase the AM0 efficiency o ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Improved Estimation Approaches for High-Accuracy Satellite Detection, Tracking, Identification, and Characterization

    SBC: Numerica Corporation            Topic: AF131076

    ABSTRACT: Numerica is proposing to extend its mature multiple hypothesis tracking (MHT) technology by providing additional estimation and data fusion algorithms to support improved space object detection, tracking, identification, and characterization. An extended program would aim to develop a feature-aided MHT (FA-MHT) capability that (i) exploits both kinematic and feature data including light ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Liquid Crystal on Silicon Based Compact Multi-Spectral Scene Projector Technology

    SBC: Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF131185

    ABSTRACT: The proposed effort will perform a feasibility study on developing a multispectral scene projector from 0.4µm to 5µm, using liquid crystal on Silicon (LCoS) spatial light modulators (SLMs). BNS has successfully developed scene projector technology using this approach previously. A modular approach will be considered in which additional spectral band scene projector arms (SPAs) can be ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Common Bus Interface Adapter Chip

    SBC: DESIGN NET ENGINEERING LLC            Topic: AF121068

    ABSTRACT: A key problem in the rapid and lower cost development of spacecraft is that the various devices that comprise the spacecraft bus do not typically provide a single standard interface and/or communications protocols. This forces a design-to-order paradigm in which a spacecraft bus is developed on a per-mission basis with little reuse of existing software. Efforts such as SOA have defined ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Nonequilibrium Plasma-Assisted Combustion-Efficiency Control in Vitiated Air

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: AF13AT04

    ABSTRACT: CU Aerospace (CUA) and team partner the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) propose to perform research, development and demonstration of experimental quenching free measurements of heat-release in a realistic highly turbulent plasma-assisted flame. Kinetics models will be correspondingly updated and detailed 3D multiphysics simulations will be validated by the measuremen ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Micro Airborne Relay Technology

    SBC: Airborne Innovations LLC            Topic: AF131175

    ABSTRACT: We propose to develop a compact and very capable micro airborne relay system which will will extend broadband communications range and provide the ability to transfer multiple HD video and data streams beyond the horizon. We can leverage technology we have previously developed which will allow us to easily demonstrate feasibility and specify a new system designed for the relay task, as ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Blast Booth Noise Reduction- An OSHA Compliance Issue

    SBC: F3 Solutions, LLC            Topic: AF131199

    ABSTRACT: ABSTRACT F3 Solutions (F3) is a woman owned small business with key personnel, with over a combined 50 years of experience specific to Air Force Environmental Engineering, and has experience providing research and development support to satisfy the overall objectives for blast booth noise reduction - OSHA compliance issue. F3 proposes an innovative approach to reduce employee exposu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force

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