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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. Sensing of Upper Atmosphere

    SBC: Anasphere, Inc            Topic: AF06246

    Accurate observations and forecasts of meteorological conditions in the battlespace are of extreme importance to the most effective employment of military assets. In many instances, it is not possible to gather in-situ meteorological data by routine means such as sounding balloons carrying radiosondes. There is a need to provide a means by which such data may be gathered with the requisite accur ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Head orientation sensing system

    SBC: APPAREO SYSTEMS LLC            Topic: AF071020

    Appareo Systems, LLC, proposes to develop a functional prototype head-mounted position and orientation system (HPOS). The HPOS will be capable of operating in electromagnetic fields of up to 200 volts/meter and will provide at least one degree of accuracy and at least one degree of resolution at a 60 Hz update rate while providing 3 degree of freedom (DOF) information on head orientation, includi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Protective Coating for Large-Diameter Bearing Races


    Critical large bearings in the F-35 thrust vector system must operate with absolute reliability under high loads, high heat and corrosive attack from salt air and fluorinated lubricant at elevated temperatures. A unique patented Filtered Arc Plasma Source Ion Deposition (FAPSID) process developed by Arcomac Surface Engineering will deposit an atomically bonded, multiple layered, integrated coatin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Zero VOC Coatings for Aircraft Grade Aluminum Alloys

    SBC: RESODYN CORPORATION            Topic: AF071110

    The Air Force is actively pursuing a reduction and eventual elimination of the volume of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions generated during aircraft coating operations. Resodyn Corporation proposes the development of the zero VOC (ZCOV) coating system that consists of thermally applied engineered thermoplastics. The enabling technology will be Resodyn Corporation’s Low Temperature Powd ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Corrosion Protection via Novel Hydrophobic Powder Coating

    SBC: RESODYN CORPORATION            Topic: AF071324

    Resodyn Corporation proposes a super-hydrophobic coating solution mimicking the Lotus leaf effect for corrosion protection of US Air Force support equipment exposed to highly corrosive environment while residing in the Southwest Asia. It is expected that highly hydrophobic coatings will enhance corrosion protection of the equipment by improving moisture barrier properties and preventing corrosive ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Advanced Detection of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)

    SBC: QuantaSpec Inc.            Topic: AF06113

    Standoff detectors are required to detect IEDs. These detectectors 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 dem ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. High Energy Density, Low-Cost, High Temperature Capacitors for Hybrid Vehicles

    SBC: Sbe Inc            Topic: 05

    Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEVs) require advanced technology capacitors, which must have low cost and the ability to operate at 150oC. However, current 150oC film capacitor solutions are expensive and have lower energy density compared to materials that operate at lower temperatures. Polypropylene Film Capacitors represent a potentially cost effective solution ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Energy
  8. A New High-Resolution Method for the Characterization of Heterogeneous Subsurface Environments: Providing Flow and Transport Parameters via the Integration of MultiScale HydroGeophysical Data

    SBC: New England Research, Inc.            Topic: 49

    Historically, remediation efforts at DOE contaminated sites have relied on numerical models to integrate laboratory and field characterization data, predict the fate and transport behavior of contaminant plumes, design remediation protocols to mitigate contaminant migration, and analyze data from field remediation results. Of particular concern is the effect of subsurface heterogeneities and thei ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Energy
  9. Nanocomposite Tribological Corrosion Resistant Coating for Robust Bearings and Gears


    "Critical gears and engine bearings in our newest vertical thrust aircraft must operate with absolute reliability under high loads, high heat, corrosive salt air and intervals without lubricant. Current gear and bearing materials meet the design requirements, however, it is desirable to improve the component durability under unexpected severe operation (longer oil off) or extreme environmental (c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Plasma Surface Engineering for Bearing Wear and Corrosion Prevention in Advanced Gas Turbine Engines


    Current engine bearing lubrication technology begins to break down at the high rotation speeds, loads and temperatures required for advanced fighter engines. Furthermore, in combat operation bearings may have to operate for short periods with no lubrication, and also resist pervasive corrosive environments. In this program the bearing material will be modified to be "slippery", more durable, resi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force

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