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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. Develop High-Temperature, Low-Humidity Aromatic Hydrocarbon-based H2/O2 Membranes for Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells

    SBC: AKRON POLYMER SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF071130

    The development of proton exchange membrane (PEM)(also known as polymer electrolyte membrane) fuel cells has been limited by the availability of suitable membrane materials. In order to achieve acceptable performance at low cost, such fuel cells are required to work at elevated temperature and low (near 0) relative humidity (RH) for extended periods of time. For example, the U.S. Department of Ene ...

    SBIR Phase I 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. Unresolved Resident Space Object Characterization Using Time-Frequency Analysis

    SBC: Applied Optimization, Inc            Topic: AF071283

    Applied Optimization, Inc., in working with Boeing-LTS and Space Dynamics Laboratory, proposes to demonstrate that full-feature characterization of small and faint unknown RSO in real-time is feasible by using the spectral-temporal features of its signature. Time-resolved spectrometer data in the visible or infrared will be considered as the input. In addition to enhancing existing methods for RSO ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Friction Stir Welded Aluminum Machining Preforms [FSWAMP]

    SBC: Applied Optimization, Inc            Topic: AF06084

    Applied Optimization, Inc., in working with EWI, Inc. and Boeing Phantom Works, proposes to demonstrate application of friction stir welding [FSW] for the manufacturing of a large aluminum 7050-T7451 component that is representative of a canted bulkhead. The FSW-based redesign is lighter, makes use of commercial off-the-shelf product forms, and is expected to reduce the lead time and the costs of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Development of Ultra-Refined Microstructure in Friction Stir Processed 7xxx Aluminum using Microstructural and Thermomechanical Modeling

    SBC: Applied Optimization, Inc            Topic: AF07T038

    Applied Optimization, Inc., in working with EWI, Inc., Ohio State University, and Boeing Phantom Works, proposes to demonstrate feasibility of using microstructural models to predict the required processing conditions that can produce nanostructured grain sizes in the thermo-mechanical affected zone in friction stir processing [FSP] of 7075-T6 aluminum. First step will be an FSP trial using the p ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Lightweight, Low-cost Insulation Materials for Hypersonic Vehicles

    SBC: Applied Sciences            Topic: AF071128

    Future hypersonic vehicles are being designed to travel at speeds approaching Mach 25. At these speeds, the temperature at the exterior surface is expected to exceed 3000°F. Advanced materials are needed to thermally protect the munitions in the interior of the vehicle as current materials are too dense, difficult to join, too conductive, non-structural, too expensive, or not rated for these te ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Improved Radio Frequency (RF) Polymer Substrates for Antennas

    SBC: BerrieHill Research Corporation            Topic: AF071134

    In this SBIR proposal, BerrieHill Research Corporation working with the ElectroScience Laboratory and the MicroMD Facility at The Ohio State University shall identify and develop novel magnetic RF polymers that have relatively high permittivity and permeability while exhibiting low loss at frequencies above 1 GHz, yielding proof of principle data to substantiate the potential of these materials to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Efficiently Computing and/or Compensating for Object Variability for Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) Applications

    SBC: BerrieHill Research Corporation            Topic: AF071233

    Variability exists in all objects considered in ATR data sets. The two most important sources of this variability are (1) added or removed objects (example: object attached to the back of a tank) or (2) a part displaced relative to other parts, sometimes referred to as “articulation” (the classic example is a tank’s moveable turret and gun). These can cause severe difficulties in comparing m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Lightweight, Miniature Sensor Payload for a Mini-UAV

    SBC: BerrieHill Research Corporation            Topic: AF06215

    An important area of military capabilities is the small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). It is inexpensive and controllable by forward units. The Air Force presently has a significant opportunity to improve the productivity of UAV radar systems to provide all-environment detection of camouflaged and concealed targets as well as detection and tracking of air and ground threats. The long range vision ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Multiple-Tamper Event Detection Sensor

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: OSD05A01

    Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) proposes to build on Phase I success by developing a novel multiple-tamper detection and active anti-tamper (AT) scheme for use in new and existing weapon systems. CRG’s tamper-detection tool will be designed to detect and count intrusion events and then zero or destroy critical weapon system components. The tamper-detection tool can be embedded in a hard ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force

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