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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. A Modular Miniature Satellite Laser Communications Transceiver

    SBC: Space Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF01046

    ABSTRACT: The data transmission capacity required for fixed and tactical information networking continues to increase. Deploying traditional RF or microwave broadband direct line of sight (DLoS) links does not meet future warfighter needs. A key thrust for the Air Force (AF) is Assured Access Communications. This involves the pursuit of affordable low probability of intercept and detect (LPI/D ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. High Temperature Energy Harvesting Solution for Autonomous Wireless Sensor Networks in Aircraft Systems

    SBC: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.            Topic: AF103201

    ABSTRACT: This Phase II SBIR will focus on the development of a high temperature (225°C) wirelessly powered, distributed wireless network for use in jet turbines. The network nodes will be capable of supporting sensors to monitor environmental variables or actuators for system controls. The nodes will be powered via a magnetically coupled RF energy transmission system. Resonant coupling syste ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Multi-Module, Scalable, High Power Density, Radiation-Hardened Power Converter Interface Systems for Space Rated Li-Ion Battery in Satellite Applicati

    SBC: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.            Topic: AF121056

    ABSTRACT: To significantly reduce procurement overhead and recognizing the mission strategic importance of developing modular power electronics for interfacing the battery to the spacecraft bus, APEI, Inc. is proposing to develop a novel multi-module, inherently scalable, high power density, radiation-hardened, intelligent battery module. The proposed development will focus on the following main ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. High Temperature (300 °C) Silicon Carbide (SiC)-Based Integrated Gate Drivers for Wide Bandgap Power Devices

    SBC: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.            Topic: 08d

    SiC power semiconductors have the capability of greatly outperforming Si-based power devices. Smaller switching and on-state losses coupled with higher voltage blocking capability, and especially its high operating temperature make SiC the ideal semiconductor for high performance, high power density power modules. One major factor limiting the switching speed, and thus power loss of these devices, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  5. PRISMS- Profile Resolving In-Situ Soil Moisture Sensor

    SBC: Transcend Engineering and Technology, LLC            Topic: 20a

    Many contaminated DOE sites are located in arid regions where depth to groundwater is significant and/or contaminants were discharged into a vadose zone through which transport to the groundwater table is dominated by unsteady, unsaturated groundwater flow. The absence of an effective means to monitor vadose zone moisture content in profile has been a persistent impediment to developing and calibr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  6. Variable Inlet Bypass for Efficient Wide Flow Range Turbocharger Compressor

    SBC: Concepts NREC, LLC            Topic: 06c

    Increased use of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) combined with engine downsizing has pushed automotive turbocharger compressor operation towards and often beyond its efficient and stable operating boundaries. Much of the drive cycle is spent operating the compressor at low flow rates and low pressure ratios, near the compressor surge line, in an area which is usually of low efficiency. Our prelimi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  7. Multicomponent Nanomanufactured Drop-in Lubricant Technology for Enhancing Engine Friction Reduction

    SBC: NanoMech, Inc.            Topic: 06h

    The objective of this Phase I project is to demonstrate feasibility to design and develop novel nanomanufactured multicomponent lubricant additives applicable for engine, especially engineered as additive for enhancing engine economy with at least 3%. This economy will be enhanced through the power of nanosized multicomponent (multi-chemistry/macromolecular) lubricating agents launching into the i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  8. Design and Development of a Low Cost, Manufacturable High Voltage Power Module for Energy Storage Systems

    SBC: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.            Topic: 08b

    Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. will design and develop a high performance, high voltage ( & gt; 15 kV) SiC MCPM that is low cost, manufacturable, reliable and reworkable. The target utility scale energy storage applications include power conversion systems for grid-tie, solar array, wind turbine, and vehicle-to-grid to aid in load leveling, frequency control, voltage fluctuations i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Energy
  9. 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
  10. 20 kW High Temperature (300+ °C), Rad-Hard Silicon Carbide (SiC) DC/DC Power Converters

    SBC: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.            Topic: AF071181

    In this Small Business Innovation Research project, APEI, Inc. and TRS Technologies are partnering to develop rad-hard high density DC/DC power converters functional to temperatures in excess of 300 ºC. Expert utilization of the now emerging silicon carbide (SiC) power devices will allow for high efficiency and high junction temperature operation, leading to increased power density, reduced therm ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force

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