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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. Just In Time (JIT) Aircraft Maintenance System

    SBC: Cybernet Systems Corporation            Topic: AF121225

    Roughly 40% of USAF maintenance records have poorly coded work unit codes.This degrades aircraft pre-induction analysis and fleet-wide analysis of top drivers.Manual methods to scrub the data take years to develop for each air platform.Cybernet designed a machine learning algorithm to automatically correct coding errors without expert input.The Smart Data Cleanser (SDC) performed 4 years of work i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. NDI Tracker for Mobile C-Scan Generation

    SBC: Cybernet Systems Corporation            Topic: NonDOD

    The aircraft Nondestructive Inspection Section, 76 AMXG/MXDEN needs a more efficient and effective means to track surface inspections, specifically Ultrasonic (UT) thickness measurements.UT thickness inspections are part of a daily workload for 76 AMXG/MXDEN and can occur on each aircraft that is inspected.Close-range, hand-held UT thickness measurement are currently recorded manually using pencil ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Improved Turbochargers for Small IC Engines

    SBC: BAKER ENGINEERING, LLC            Topic: AF181028

    During the Phase I, Baker Engineering Inc. (BEI) proposes to research the feasibility of developing an advanced micro-turbocharger that can be applied to small UAS propulsion systems in the 2-20 horsepower range. BEI will focus the research and design efforts on a micro-turbocharger to fit the 3W-28i propulsion platform (ScanEagle UAV). Incorporating a specially designed micro-turbocharger system ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Direct Injection Systems for Small UAV Engines

    SBC: BAKER ENGINEERING, LLC            Topic: AF181032

    Baker Engineering Inc. (BEI) will research the use of the CI Fuel Injection System to fulfill the need for heavy fuel delivery in 2-50 Hp compression ignition engines for UAS/UGS applications.Research will focus specifically on the high pressure heavy fuel injector.Under this Phase I, alternate methods of actuation will be researched with the goal of reducing spark-knock while increasing performan ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Thermographic NDE of Bond Interface Integrity in Thermal Spray Coating

    SBC: THERMAL WAVE IMAGING INC            Topic: AF181049

    In Phase I of this SBIR project, we will determine the feasibility of a novel approach to active thermography for quantitative NDE of both thermal and cold spray coatings used in manufacture, maintenance and repair of hot section components. Our approach, Active Interleaved Thermography (AIT) builds on our extensive experience in NDE of Aerospace and Industrial Gas Turbine (IGT) TBCs, and leverage ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Non-Destructive Evaluation of Thermal Spray Coatings Using Ultra-High Frequency Micro-Induction Inspection Technology

    SBC: GRID LOGIC INCORPORATED            Topic: AF181049

    The U.S. Air Force needs to non-destructively and easily inspect thermal spray metallic and ceramic thermal spray coatings on critical surfaces of gas turbines. Current methods fail to adequately detect sub-surface and interfacial defects, and are cumbersome to use, particularly with conformal geometries.Issues exist with capturing accurate measurements over a range of coating and substrate materi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Adaptable SoS Environment for M&S Tools

    SBC: Thermoanalytics, Inc.            Topic: AF181063

    Military sensor models comprise software codes that represent specific sensor technologies, such as infrared, radar, and LiDAR, so that sensor systems can be designed and integrated into Air Force platforms.Operating these codes requires system designers to expend considerable effort in translating the inputs and outputs of the various codes so that they interface properly. Integrating multiple se ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Variable Pressure/Flow Control Firefighting Nozzle

    SBC: GS Engineering Inc.            Topic: AF171001

    GS Engineering was awarded a Phase I SBIR to develop a single hose-end nozzle solution which is capable of switching between UHP and standard LP streams utilizing the input from the P-34 Rapid Intervention Vehicle.This allows a firefighter to choose the appropriate firefighting stream on the fly as the situation demands.GS Engineering succeeded in developing such a device and has proven the feasib ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Tailpipe Coating Thickness Measurement Capability

    SBC: PICOMETRIX, LLC            Topic: AF171103

    A prototype handheld time-domain terahertz reflection sensor for measuring and mapping the thickness ofthermal barrier coatings (TBCs) applied to high temperature exhaust components will be built and tested.The prototype will consist of a Class I Div. 2 certified handheld sensor connected with a lightweight umbilical to the THz control unit.All typical operator functions will be able to be perform ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Terahertz Thickness Sensor Guided Coating Removal Tool

    SBC: PICOMETRIX, LLC            Topic: AF171104

    A terahertz guided cutting tool will be built and tested.An initial brass board prototype will be built based on a commercial off the shelf (COTS) THz specialty coating thickness measurement system with handheld probe TeraMetrix has developed.This will be adaptable to both non-metallic straight blades and a metallic circular cutter.This system will be tested with various coupons to ensure cutting ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force

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