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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. Knowledge-Based Multi-Diciplinary Optimization of Rocket Turbopump Design

    SBC: Concepts NREC, LLC            Topic: AF04199

    The design of turbomachinery components is a complex process requiring many steps and hundreds of minute decisions in an iterative process. The design proceeds from engine cycle performance and meanline design through 3D viscous flow calculations (CFD) and finite element structural analysis (FEA). Design studies may traverse this process many times, with routine tasks performed by engineers in a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. New Energetic Solid Propellant Ingredients

    SBC: MACH I Inc.            Topic: OSD05T001

    Boron has significant potential as a high energy density ingredient in ramjet propellants and fuels. This is due to boron's high heat of combustion and low atomic weight. For a ramjet ducted rocket, theoretical volume specific impulses of 1600- 1800 sec g cm-3 have been reported for a fuel rich boron solid propellant, 45 % greater than the best hydrocarbon composition. Boron's high ignition tem ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Advanced Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturing

    SBC: LITHIUM TECHNOLOGY CORP.            Topic: AF05285

    Lithium Technology Corporation has developed innovative manufacturing processes for high-rate lithium ion batteries comprising novel methods of current collector tab formation and cell sealing operations. These processes have enabled LTC to sample lithium HEV battery modules to USABC and EUCar and cells to aerospace companies and NASA, which responded favorably to the performance and generally ap ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. A Decomposition Based Approach to Optimal Layout of Complex Systems such as UAV’s and Satellites

    SBC: Desantage Corporation            Topic: AF04T019

    The design of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) is a complex process of creating a reliable system of reasonable cost that can survive in hostile environments. Although UAV’s have unique aspects to them, similar goals can be found in almost any complex, competitive product. One aspect of the design of these systems that tends to be both difficult and poorly supported with available computer ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. High Temp High Energy Product Permanent Magnet Material

    SBC: Electron Energy Corporation            Topic: AF05T024

    The main objective of this program is to develop a new class of high performance hard magnetic materials that will maintain an energy product of 30 MGOe or greater at temperatures up to 450 °C. These novel magnetic materials are greatly needed for the "more electric" airplanes and space vehicle applications where a high operating temperature is a strict requirement. The approaches to be used for ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Revolutionary Materials Research Technology for High-Strain-Rate Ordnance Research

    SBC: Trilion Quality Systems, LLC            Topic: AF05160

    The development of aerospace technology is in part limited by the development and implementation of advanced materials. The challenge is to accelerate the maturation and insertion times of advanced materials to support the delivery of technically advanced systems. The precise modeling of these advanced materials and structures is only possible with accurate measurements of their real dynamic res ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Advanced Thermal Protection System (TPS) for Future Multiple Entry Vehicles

    SBC: k Technology Corporation            Topic: AF04034

    The development of durable thermal protectin systems is one of the critical technologies to enhance performance and reduce operational costs of the next generation reentry space vehicles. k Technology Corporation (kTC) proposes development of an integrated thermal and structural thermal protection system (TPS) with low maintenance. The concept is to develop a leading edge TPS that is a load-carr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Design Concepts for CMC Leading Edges with Embedded Metallic Heat Pipes

    SBC: MATERIALS RESEARCH & DESIGN INC            Topic: AF05247

    This effort explores and assesses the options available for refractory composite leading edges cooled by embedded metallic heat pipes. Currently, the heat pipe cooled leading edges (HPCLE's) being investigated are fabricated primarily from refractory superalloys. However, even the best superalloys have a temperature limit of ~2400°F, which places substantial limitations on the possible geometry ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Integrated Vehicle Health Management "Intelligent Engine" Turbopump Concept

    SBC: TURBO SOLUTIONS ENGINEERING LLC            Topic: AF05201

    Turbo Solutions Engineering LLC is providing this proposal for a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Program. The technical objectives are to demonstrate the feasibility of the integration of real-time performance monitoring and diagnostics within a turbopump system, to provide operational status data, and to predict the remaining life of critical components. This Integrated Vehicle Healt ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Joint Systems Engineering Methodology (JSEM)

    SBC: CHI SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED            Topic: AF05071

    Systems Development (SD) processes demonstrate a need for improvement, particularly to increase the frequency with which systems succeed in real world settings. Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE) offers numerous principles, methods, and tools that are well-suited to addressing areas in which SD is currently most weak (e.g., handling complexity and supporting the design phase). In response to thi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force

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