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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. Programmable Neuromorphic Microchip for Accelerating Dismount Identification in WFOV Video

    SBC: Isocline Engineering            Topic: AF131132

    ABSTRACT: Wide field of view (WFOV) video capability on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) has outpaced data transmission capability. Identifying regions of interest (often performed though object recognition) enables selective video compression and maximizes the useful content in data transmission. Neuromorphic classifiers currently hold the records for greatest accuracy of object recognition and spe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. RF TRAVELING-WAVE SCANNING SYSTEM WITH A NONINVASIVE, BROADBAND PHOTONIC PROBE

    SBC: ADVANCED FIBER SENSORS, INC.            Topic: AF131113

    ABSTRACT: The feasibility of developing a prototype traveling-wave scanning system based on non-metallic, broadband, optical-fiber-coupled microwave-field sensors that can be used for the test and evaluation of coatings applied to the surface of aircraft without damaging the coating layers is investigated. The concepts to be employed in performing the measurement of microwave surface waves will b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Power Efficient Software Defined Radio (SDR) Mobile Architecture Technology for Handheld Devices

    SBC: Isocline Engineering            Topic: AF121156

    ABSTRACT: In this proposal we describe a highly flexible, ultra low-lower power GNSS receiver. By building the receiver from the ground up with flexibility and ultra-low voltage in mind, we are able to achieve a 5-20x improvement in energy-efficiency while providing support for a wide variety of GNSS codes. The proposed flexible code generator is able to efficiently support C/A, L2C, M, P, and L5 ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Offshore Wind Energy Resource Siting

    SBC: SEALANDAIRE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 911SG

    Over the last decade, it has been noted that offshore wind energy resource development could prove extensively valuable in many areas of our nation’s growth, including continued diversification of our energy supply, more options for cost-competitive electricity in coastal and Great Lakes regions, and economical stimulation through new and lasting infrastructure development. The challenges associ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. Electromagnetic Hardened Composite Enclosures for Aircraft Systems

    SBC: BT ENGINEERING LLC            Topic: AF131110

    ABSTRACT: BTE proposes a multi-component architecture composed of structural composites and thin layers of optimal shielding materials. The structure will provide a 65 to 75% weight reduction over an aluminum or steel enclosure while providing the same structural rigidity and comparable EMI/EMP isolation. The enclosure uses proven technologies, and uses inexpensive stock materials. The enclosur ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Mitigating Sensor Saturation through Image Processing Techniques

    SBC: CONSOLIDATED RESOURCE IMAGING LLC            Topic: AF131121

    ABSTRACT: Sensor saturation and the resultant loss of information is a problem that plagues both infrared and electro-optical sensors. Saturation often leads to blooming or dilation of the saturated region, destroying data in surrounding regions. A means for enhancing imagery through post processing to minimize the effects of blooming and maximize the value of remaining image content is proposed. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Low-Cost Propulsion System for Smart Munitions

    SBC: Technical Directions Inc            Topic: AF99179

    This accelerated program has provided a unique low-cost propulsion system for the Low Cost Autonomous Attack System (LOCAAS) weapon and other miniature smart munition systems.Combined commercial and SBIR-Phase I funding in the initial stage of this program has provided a new, fully operational, engine-generator systems for small air vehicle application.This new turbojet engine system uses existing ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Direct Conversion of CO2 to Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuel

    SBC: M3 Consulting Services, Inc.            Topic: AF103252

    ABSTRACT: This project has been investigating the feasibility of converting carbon dioxide (CO2) and water into renewable liquid hydrocarbon fuel using solar energy and the same thermodynamic principles that enable biological photosynthesis; however, existing industrial technologies and processes are being integrated and substituted for biological processes. Phase I activities have included d ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. DETERMINATION OF OPTIMAL BLEND RATIOS OF CNG AND GASOLINE FOR IMPROVED FUEL ECONOMY AND TORQUE IN ON-HIGHWAY VEHICLES

    SBC: Badillo Engineering, LLC            Topic: 08c

    State of the art modern gasoline drivetrains have seen improvements in fuel economy thru common methods that include increased static compression ratios, Direct injection, reduced pumping work thru variable cam timing, improved Knock Sensing approaches, engine downsizing, variable displacement, increased transmission gear ratios, & amp; lower numerical axle ratios. Unfortunately, fuel economy impr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  10. Capability of Rolling Efficiency for 100M High-Speed Rails

    SBC: OG Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 02b

    Development of high-speed rail services in the US is one of the priorities of the current administration. High-speed rails have the potential to change the nations energy consumption landscape in transportation at a time when both the highway and railroad capacities are being saturated with increased demand. In preparation to expand the transportation infrastructure for the coming decades, railro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy

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