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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. Multifunctional Prepregs and Laminated Composites Made by Shear Pressing Carbon Nanotube Arrays

    SBC: 3TEX, Inc.            Topic: AF09BT36

    A novel method of fabricating carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforced polymer matrix composites is proposed. It includes growing super-aligned carbon nanotube arrays on a flat substrate, using NCSU proprietary shear pressing method to compress the grown arrays into a layer of densely packed, highly aligned CNTs inclined at an angle of several degrees to the substrate, separating the produced CNT sheet fr ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Robust Wideband Aircraft Altitude Estimation for Over-the-Horizon HF Radar

    SBC: STRAD Corporation            Topic: AF083184

    Robust altitude estimation for over-the-horizon radar (OTHR) requires a combination of advanced signal processing and high fidelity ionospheric propagation modeling. Since aircraft height is manifested in closely-spaced direct and ground-bounce reflections off the target, during Phase I, we have developed two new approaches for discriminating small delay differences from a sequence of radar dwells ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Laser Beacon for Identification, Friend or Foe (IFF) and Combat Identification

    SBC: Diffraction, Ltd            Topic: AF093100

    The proposed multi-spectral IFF beacon will use 40 to 50 % effient high power laser diodes at 863, 1064, and 1550 nm wavelengths. Thermal emitters including diamond-like carbon thin films, photonic crystals, and quantum cascade lasers will be characterized and compared. Finally a model to predict the detection range of IFF beacons will be developed using proprietary emitter power and atmospheric ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Innovative Techniques for Defeating HDBT/UGF

    SBC: Bennett Aerospace, Inc.            Topic: AF093096

    Bennett Aerospace proposes to develop an innovative system that will neutralize hard and deeply buried targets (HDBTs). The system would incorporate a novel technologies and advance materials to gain access to the target for intended missions. BENEFIT: This approach will expand upon existing technologies that will be adapted for this application. The benefits of Bennett Aerospace’s modified-COTS ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Holographic Waveguide Visor Display

    SBC: Bennett Aerospace, Inc.            Topic: AF093017

    Bennett Aerospace proposes to develop a transparent visor for helmet-mounted display (HMD) applications. The novel visor utilizes the wave-guiding characteristics of light to provide a low mass and a large eye box. BENEFIT: The revolutionary technology provides significant improvements in terms of mass, cost, volume and optical performance. Bennett Aerospace’s approach allows for a larger field ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Kinetic Power for Dismounted Warriors

    SBC: Bennett Aerospace, Inc.            Topic: AF093023

    Bennett Aerospace proposes to develop an innovative method of generating electrical power via soldier-worn systems. Our approach integrates energy harvesting structures into various locations on garments and equipment in order to collect kinetic energy. The structures are lightweight and flexible. BENEFIT: Benefits to this approach are numerous in that it provides a simple, though novel, method of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Enriched Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes for High Frequency Large Area Flexible Transistor Arrays

    SBC: NanoTechLabs Inc.            Topic: AF09BT26

    A great deal of research has been done on thin film Carbon Nanotube Transistors. Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs) have exceptional electrical properties, High speed circuits require high carrier mobility, and individual SWNTs have a carrier mobility of up to 120,000 cm2/Vs and can be doped n and p-type. Enriched semiconducting SWNTs (s-SWNTs), narrowed down to individual chiralities provid ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Elimination of Microbial Contamination in Kerosene and Kerosene Based Aviation Fuels by Filtration Approach Utilizing Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes Med

    SBC: Seldon Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF093185

    Microbial contamination in kerosene based aviation fuels has been a problem for the USAF since the 1960’s. Antimicrobial effect of earlier used fuel system icing inhibitor (FSII) became an initial solution to this problem, but later, such fuel additives were banned due to their extreme toxicity towards humans. Newer FSIIs, being more eco-friendly, do not possess the antimicrobial properties of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Signal Processing and Exploitation for High-Dimensional Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)

    SBC: Signal Innovations Group, Inc.            Topic: AF06219

    A probabilistic ATR framework is proposed to exploit coincident multi-aspect radar and EO video data for target detection, tracking, and classification/identification. The mathematical framework is constituted by four principal components with a particular focus on exploitation of 3D information from radar scattering: 1) extraction of features indicative of shape and structure from radar waveform ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Improved Joints Based on 3D Fiber Architecture Preforms

    SBC: 3TEX, Inc.            Topic: 20a

    Wind blades are complex constructions of composite materials. As with all composite structures, forming joints between the various elements has long been problematic, since composites cannot easily be bolted, fastened, or welded together. Current manufacturing methods result in thick adhesive layers that have varying dimensions and which are the most common failure area in wind blades during opera ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Energy
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