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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. Active Imaging through Fog

    SBC: Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, Inc.            Topic: N18AT021

    For this Phase 1 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) project, Blackmore Sensors and Analytics and university partner Montana State University will investigate the use of coherent frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) ladar/lidar and digital holography techniques for improved performance of active imaging through fog. Coherent range, Doppler, and polarization selective digital holography ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Innovative Processing Techniques for Additive Manufacture of 7000 Series Aluminum Alloy Components

    SBC: SENTIENT CORPORATION            Topic: N18AT005

    To address the needs of Navy to successfully produce 7000 series aluminum alloy components, Sentient proposes to develop a hybrid additive manufacturing (AM) process for this topic. Hybrid AM use a secondary process (e.g. peening, burnishing) along with primary AM process to tightly control thermal profile and stress evolution locally and globally, resulting enhanced part quality (e.g. negligible ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Alternative Mixing Technologies for High-Energy, Solid Materials for Large Gas Generator Propellant

    SBC: RESODYN CORPORATION            Topic: N172141

    The Phase I project objective is to develop and demonstrate the feasibility for use of an alternative process for mixing high-energy solid propellant materials that are used for gas generators in U.S. Navy strategic missile post-boost propulsion systems, other large missiles, and launch vehicles. In addition, the advanced mixing technology does not use impellers for mixing. The process selected fo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Development and Assessment of No-Impeller, No-Blade Propellant Mixing Equipment and Procedures

    SBC: Highland Point, Inc.            Topic: N172141

    The Phase I effort provides an evaluation of variations of the no-impeller, no-blade propellant mixing approach. The assessment of this technology, specific trade studies of the incorporation of the technology into the propellant manufacturing process, and the accompanying laboratory evaluations demonstrate the feasibility of using this technology to replace the legacy methods for producing substa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Novel Composite for High Performance Thermal Interface Material

    SBC: GLACIGEN MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: N171081

    Navy operational needs dictate that thermal interface materials (TIMs) have high thermal conductance, high dielectric strength, form non-permanent bonds, and be resilient to vibration and abrasion. Available TIMs each satisfy a portion of these requirements, but not all of them.Glacigen Materials will develop a new class of TIM by creating a novel composite material. This material will be embodied ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Reliability Centered Additive Manufacturing Design Framework

    SBC: SENTIENT CORPORATION            Topic: N152109

    Sentient along with sub-contractors at Iowa State University, and Honeywell Aerospace will develop and validate the full standalone DigitalClone - Component (DCC) simulation package (the proposed Reliability Centered Additive Manufacturing Design Framework), for assessing tradeoffs in reliability, inspectability, performance/durability and life-cycle costs of parts made through Additive Manufactur ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Metrology of Visibly Opaque, Infrared-Transparent Aerodynamic Domes, Conformal Windows, and Optical Corrector Elements

    SBC: Bridger Photonics, Inc.            Topic: N152105

    There is a growing need to fabricate visibly-opaque, infrared-transparent, high-optical-quality optics that conform to an aircrafts outer moldline shape to reduce drag.However, fabrication of such free-form and aspheric infrared (IR) optics has proven challenging.The current fabrication bottleneck is in the speed and precision of measuring the optical figure and transmitted wavefront error for the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Metrology of Visibly Transparent Large Aspheric Optics

    SBC: Bridger Photonics, Inc.            Topic: N152106

    There is a growing need to fabricate high-optical-quality optics that conform to an aircrafts outer moldline shape to reduce drag.However, fabrication of such free-form and aspheric optics has proven challenging.The current fabrication bottleneck is in the speed and precision of performing metrology of the optical surfaces because traditional interferometric techniques are not applicable.To meet t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Reliability Centered Additive Manufacturing Design Framework

    SBC: SENTIENT CORPORATION            Topic: N152109

    To address U.S. Navy needs, Sentient proposes to establish a Design Framework for reliability assurance of additive manufactured (AM) parts using their DigitalCloneTM Component (DCC) software. The framework will be tailored to metal components built through AM processes with complex geometries. Sensors are embedded during AM component build to allow for exploitation of sensor data, physics-based m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Fast and Accurate Metrology for Aspheric Infrared Optics

    SBC: Bridger Photonics, Inc.            Topic: N152105

    Bridger Photonics proposes developing an optical metrology probe with a wavelength greater than 2 microns capable of transmitting through key infrared materials, achieving

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseNavy

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