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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. AlphaBear2

    SBC: Spry Fox LLC            Topic: EDIES17R0006

    This project team will fully develop and test AlphaBear 2, a vocabulary learning game for grade 4 to 7 students. Vocabulary is a prerequisite for academic success, as it is linked to stronger performance across academic subjects and improved reading comprehension. It is more difficult for students to participate in educational activities without understanding the key vocabulary associated with tha ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. A Collaborative Interface for Teacher-Student Interaction in Virtual Environments

    SBC: STRANGE LOOP GAMES INC.            Topic: edIES17R0005

    In prior projects, including a 2015 ED/IES SBIR award, the team developed two immersive multiplayer virtual game environments. In Eco and Colony, middle school students collaboratively apply scientific practices within the virtual worlds to address challenges, such as the availability of resources and energy and maintaining clean water. With this Phase I funding, the team is developing a prototype ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  3. Modular EP Diagnostic Instrumentation Cluster (MEDIC)

    SBC: MSNW, LLC            Topic: AF161004

    ABSTRACT: The Modular EP Diagnostic Instrumentation Cluster (MEDIC) is a self-contained plasma diagnostic instrument suite uniquely suited to the task of characterizing and comparing thruster operation in ground test and on-orbit environments. Of paramount importance to the qualification of electric propulsion (EP) systems is the measurable influence of the ground testing and evaluation (T&E) faci ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Time-Resolved Electron Beam Fluorescence

    SBC: MSNW, LLC            Topic: AF161006

    ABSTRACT: An innovative diagnostic, Time-Resolved Electron Beam Fluorescence (TREBF), will be developed that possesses the measurement capabilities needed to understand test facility effects on electric propulsion (EP) systems. Even the most advanced test and evaluation vacuum chambers are incapable of replicating the pressures encountered in geostationary earth orbits. These elevated background p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Electric-based Combined Cycle Thruster for Multi-mode Propulsion

    SBC: MSNW, LLC            Topic: AF162010

    The Electric-Based Combined Cycle (EBCC) thruster is a new approach to spacecraft propulsion that combines the high thrust of a chemical combustion system and the high Isp of an electric propulsion thruster into a single thruster. In EBCC, a chemical propellant is burned in a sub-100 N rocket within a pulsed EP system. That decomposed, hot, neutral gas is then accelerated in a 5kWclass neutral ent ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. High Voltage (HV) Fireset Systems and Subsystem Component Level Designs

    SBC: HYPERION TECHNOLOGY GROUP, INC.            Topic: AF171089

    Current and future explosive munition weapon systems development relies heavily on explosives detonation performance characterization and computational hydro-code simulation research conducted by DoD and DoE research communities. This work in turn relies

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Thermal Modeling Base High-Temperature Polymer Matrix Composite (PMC) Structural Repair

    SBC: Convergent Manufacturing Technologies US Inc.            Topic: AF171112

    The use of polymer matrix composites in aircraft is increasing rapidly. Consequently, the need to improve efficiency, quality, and reliability of on-aircraft structural repairs is paramount. To regain original performance, repair materials (including str

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Non-Destructive Inspection Data Capture

    SBC: ANAUTICS, INC.            Topic: AF151162

    The project will deliver a flexible open, non-proprietary NDI environment with the capability to capture NDI inspection data through an adaptive interface, using streamlined NDI processes and provide powerful engineering analytics tools for retrieving and

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Enhanced Starting Reliability and High Altitude Operation of Internal Combustion Engines on Miniature Munitions

    SBC: Systima Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF161098

    The focus of this research and development effort is the maturation of a small-displacement internal combustion (IC) engine with reliable, on-board, in-flight, start/re-start capabilities specifically targeting compressed carriage sUAS aerial vehicles that are remotely deployed.The advantage of integrating of IC engines into these platforms is a significant increase in range and endurance expandin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Direct Measurement of Bondline Temperature During Composite Repair/Fabrication

    SBC: ADVANCED PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF161115

    Achieving desired bondline temperatures is critical to ensuring proper wetting, flow and cure when repairing composite structures. Under this multi-phase SBIR project a novel method for measuring/managing cure temperature in the bondline is being pursued based on patented amorphous microwire temperature sensors that are placed permanently within the bondline and read remotely via low-frequency ele ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force

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