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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. Metallic Glass

    SBC: TXL GROUP, INC.            Topic: AF173014

    Amorphous metals have an advantage over the crystalline form in that they have high hardness and high elastic energy, however, the need to reduce crystallization speed has constrained both the material choices and the application space.This Phase 1 project will carry out a survey of the state-of-the-art in metallic glasses, driven primarily by interviews with contemporary researchers in the field. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Ultralightweight Airframe Concepts for Air-launched Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

    SBC: Judd Systems Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF151072

    The main goal of the ALERT Phase II program is the preliminary design of a robust air vehicle that can meet all the performance goals while using a structural design with a high content of dielectric skins. This includes determining the flight envelope required to complete the desired customer missions, and then sizing the flight surfaces and propulsion system for optimum performance. Since the AL ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Automated Test Equipment (ATE) Data Access and Management (ADAM)

    SBC: KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF161015

    The objective of the Automated Test Equipment (ATE) Data Access and Management (ADAM) effort is to develop, refine, and ultimately deploy a risk management strategy and technical solution for automated ATE data access, collection, and management that meets information assurance (IA) and cybersecurity needsa key part of which involves avoiding the use of wireless communication technologies or any c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Aft Looking Spectrometer for Plume Characterization and Waking on Re-entry

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: MDA16016

    Nanohmics proposes to develop a hyperspectral imager for aft-looking sensing of phenomenology associated with target vehicles.The payload is designed to operate with existing components and has no moving parts.The high spectral resolution will provide feedback for signature models and the spatial resolution will allow the spectral signatures to be associated with specific phenomena.Approved for Pu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Quantum Dot LED Array for IR Scene Projection

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: AF18AT017

    Recent breakthroughs in the material quality and fabrication methods of III-V InAs/GaSb superlattice (SL) structures with a Type II band alignment has enabled high-performance MWIR detectors and LEDs. Nanohmics Inc. in collaboration with UT Austin proposes to develop Type II InGaSb/InAs quantum dot infrared light emitting diodes (QD-IRLED) for high-power infrared scene projection. This particular ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Advanced Rocket Trajectory Propagation Techniques

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: MDA17T002

    High-fidelity trajectory propagators are fundamental to the simulation and analysis of launch vehicles, missiles, and satellites. Applications in fields ranging from missile threat analysis to flightpath optimization seek fast and accurate solutions to large numbers of trajectories in federated simulation environments. Due to their robustness, well-known properties, and straightforward implementat ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Lightweight Structural Components of a Missile Body

    SBC: Texas Research Institute, Austin, Inc.            Topic: MDA17T004

    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has a need for weight-optimized solutions for future platforms of large missile structures.A significant weight reduction on these MDA platforms could increase maneuverability of the payload and allow the missile to launch additional kill vehicles.High temperature composite materials offer the means by which low cost and lighter weight missile structures can be ach ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Methodologies for Cost-Effective Measurement of Dynamic Material Properties or Characterization of Materials under Dynamic Loads

    SBC: PROTECTION ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS LLC            Topic: MDA16T003

    Explosions and high-velocity impacts can create strain rates on the order of 105 to 107 s-1.To simulate these events, first-principles codes require material models that are valid at these loading rates.Currently, the amount of test data, material models and material constants for this strain rate range is extremely limited, and an innovative and cost-effective laboratory test procedure is needed. ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Modern Manufacturing for Liquid Rocket Engine Components

    SBC: ADVANCED POWDER SOLUTIONS INC            Topic: AF18AT009

    Liquid Rocket Engine (LRE) component manufacturing process by conventional processes are comprised of multi steps, components are fabricated by conventional machining from a forged or rolled billet/sheet. As a result a long lead time is needed and part acquisition time is high. So a low cost fabrication process is needed to replace current traditional processes. Low cost, rapid fabrication of this ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Anti- Reflective Surface Structures forInfrared Nonlinear Materials

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: AF18AT016

    High-power, high-efficiency, broadly-tunable coherent sources in the mid-wave infrared (MWIR, =35 m) spectral band are coveted for applications relating to infrared (IR) countermeasures, remote chemical sensing, and free-space optical communication. MWIR sources based on optical nonlinear frequency conversion can generate broadly-tunable kilowatt-level coherent radiation over the entire MWIR spect ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force

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