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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. Plasmonic Fano-Metasurfaces for Optical Signal Processing

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: SB173002

    Nanohmics Inc. in collaboration with Dr. Andrea Al propose to develop and experimentally demonstrate ultra-compact nonlinear-plasmonic all-optical switches and isolators that exploit sharp asymmetric plasmonic-resonances observed in sub-wavelength metasurfaces. Devices will be comprised of plasmonic gratings that couple light into Long Range Surface Plasmons (LRSPs). The gratings are engineered to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects 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. Products for Fabrication of Atomically Precise Strongly Correlated Materials

    SBC: Zyvex Labs LLC            Topic: ST17C002

    This STTR will develop atomically precise fabrication and measurement technology that will enable a new experimental regime to study the physics of strongly correlated quantum systems.The fabrication techniques are based primarily on Hydrogen Depassivation Lithography (HDL) which uses Scanning Tunneling Microscope technology to create atomically precise patterns of H on a Si (100) 2x1 surface in a ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Biomimetic Design of Morphing Micro Air Vehicles

    SBC: Texas Research Institute, Austin, Inc.            Topic: AF15AT01

    Over the past two decades significant progress has been made on the development of mission capable micro air vehicles (MAV) and small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) but the full potential of implementing multifunctional morphing wings using active materials has not been realized.A need exists to develop a MAV wing that can autonomously adapt to flight conditions allowing the vehicle to aggressiv ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Midwave Infared (MWIR) Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCL) Thermal Monitoring

    SBC: Max-IR Labs, LLC            Topic: AF17AT026

    Max-IR Labs LLC, in collaboration with UT Dallas, successfully demonstrated construction and operation of a prototype Infrared Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy (IR-SNOM) instrument for high-spatial-resolution thermal mapping of small heat sources, in particular Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) facets, during Phase I.Preliminary data demonstrated feasibility of implementation of this instrument an ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force

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