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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. NANOFIBER NONWOVEN BASED AIRCREW PERSONNEL LOWERING DEVICE

    SBC: 3F, LLC            Topic: AF06020

    Nanofiber nonwoven spunbonded materials technology is adapted for use in a personnel lowering device. The resulting device will be simple, easy to use, and relatively low cost.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Single ply 3Dwoven Functionally Gradient Multi-Fiber / Multi-Matrix Composites with Thermal Management Systems

    SBC: 3TEX, Inc.            Topic: AF04249

    In composites, not only can properties vary with load direction, fiber based composites also offer the unique ability to tailor material properties locally. Localized matrix or fiber architecture changes can meet local mechanical, electrical, or thermal loads within a component or vehicle, without weight penalty or resort to additional external structures. In Phase I, the team used 3TEX 3-D wea ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Novel Structural Joining Concepts Using 3-D Textile Preforms and Composites

    SBC: 3TEX, Inc.            Topic: AF05248

    Strength and durability of commonly used bonded and bolted composite-to-composite and composite-to-metal structural joints suffer from sharp geometry variations, mismatch of elastic moduli, Poisson’s ratios, coefficients of thermal expansion and thermal conductivity of the adherends, altogether causing high stress concentration and premature joint failure. The proposed work is focused on develop ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Recycling Composite Scrap and Waste Materials

    SBC: FIREBIRD ADVANCED MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: AF06081

    Recycling of composites manufacturing scrap and end-of-life waste is expected to become more important as the use of composite materials expands into different applications. Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) wastes especially are a potentially valuable source of recycled carbon fibers if an economic and environmentally friendly technology for recycling these fibers can be developed. The Pha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Exploiting Raster Maps for Imagery Analysis

    SBC: INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF VIRTUAL ORGANIZATIONS, INCORPORATED            Topic: AF06T004

    The US Air Force seeks innovative technologies to exploit available map data to provide a contextual backdrop for imagery. This contextual backdrop will allow the imagery analyst to more rapidly and accurately exploit the data for further processing. Maps provide a wealth of information, such as road delineations, road names, buildings, and other cultural features which comprise the contextual b ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Agent Based Computing Machine

    SBC: LEXXLE, INC.            Topic: AF05109

    This SBIR will develop a new class of computer architecture called an “agent based computing” module (ABC Machine) that enables “cognitive computing” algorithms to be implemented effectively on a large scale. The ABC Machine is a biologically inspired architecture derived from the field of “membrane computing” and is also based upon “statistical dataflow computing”. It operates in ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Lightweight Electronic Enclosures Incorporating Nanotubes

    SBC: NanoTechLabs Inc.            Topic: AF06085

    In this Phase I project, we will incorporate carbon nanotubes into a molded carbon fiber reinforced polymer laminate for EMI shielding of electronic enclosures. The nanotubes will be incorporated into the epoxy matrix and also as a coating on the laminate surface. In addition to enhanced conductivity, we expect increased thermal and mechanical performance as compared to conventional metal enclo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Warpage/Distortion in Machining 7050-T7451 Alloy Components

    SBC: OPSOURCE, INC.            Topic: AF06087

    Workpiece distortion during machining operations causes loss of dimensional tolerance, increased scrap, and an increase in the number of corrective operations, leading to higher manufacturing costs. In an effort to minimize the distortions, significant effort is currently put into relieving the residual stress in workpieces prior to machining operations. However, it is not just the residual stre ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Advanced Detection of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)

    SBC: QuantaSpec Inc.            Topic: AF06113

    Standoff detecctors are required to detect IEDs. These detectors are needed to save the lives of american soldiers. QuantaSpec has developed patent pending methods for long-range, sensitive, and selective standoff detection of explosives. These methods have already demonstrated sensitive remote detection of explosive vapors under previous efforts. QuantaSpec's multidisciplinary team will demon ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Sensor Exploitation by Adaptive/Learning Systems (SEALS)

    SBC: Signal Innovations Group, Inc.            Topic: AF05219

    Signal Innovations Group (SIG) and its Fast Track partner, Integrian (www.integrian.com), propose development of an adaptive video sensing system, with a focus on intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). The proposed adaptive system is applicable for ISR in general environments, addressing base and port security, as well as urban and suburban sensing during wartime and peace-keeping o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
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