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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. 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
  2. Ultra-High-Performance Concrete

    SBC: METNA CO            Topic: AF12BT04

    ABSTRACT: Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) materials with outstanding material properties offer significant promise to transform infrastructure design and service life. Evolution of UHPC into a mainstream construction material would benefit from the resolution of issues relevant to the restrictive selections of finer aggregates/fillers, large heat of hydration and thermal stresses, high aut ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Compact, Low-Cost THz Test System

    SBC: PICOMETRIX, LLC            Topic: AF12BT08

    ABSTRACT: In this Phase I STTR project, we propose to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a low cost, compact, time-domain terahertz (TD-THz) spectrometer specifically for the characterization of semiconductor materials over a range of temperatures, electric fields, and magnetic fields. In phase I, we will configure fiber optic coupled TD-THz instrumentation to make measurements on a sampl ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Mitigating Sensor Saturation through Image Processing Techniques

    SBC: Thermoanalytics, Inc.            Topic: AF131121

    ABSTRACT: We propose a novel multi-frame image processing approach which employs High-Dynamic-Range (HDR) imaging in combination with model-based lens-flare estimation as a means of mitigating focal plane saturation and lens flare when extremely bright sources are present in MWIR imagery. Collecting multiple image frames with varying optical flux densities provides information over a diverse set ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Just In Time (JIT) Aircraft Maintenance System

    SBC: Cybernet Systems Corporation            Topic: AF121225

    ABSTRACT: Inefficient handoffs and limited fault evaluation prevent the Air Force from achieving high daily rates of touch-labor maintenance and rapid return-to-service. We propose to research the best concepts in the commercial and military arenas to enhance existing aircraft maintenance capabilities, and develop the concept demonstration for an Automated Aircraft Maintenance Prediction System ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. 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

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