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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. Open Call for Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions

    SBC: Gastops Inc.            Topic: AF182005

    This GasTOPS Inc. proposal is aimed at providing a high quality, low risk solution to the MQ-9 platform by providing an onboard engine health monitoring capability to support current and future missions. Currently there is a lack of wear monitoring capability for the Honeywell TPE331 propulsion system in the Air Forces MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) which has caused a number of major ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Time-accurate and Fast-running Model for Damaged Structures Aeroelastic Vulnerability Assessment

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF182026

    An efficient and robust fluid modal method is proposed to reduce the fully-coupled aeroelasticity problem of threat-damaged flight surfaces to a second order multi-degrees-of-freedom (DOFs) system (as low as 2) while maintaining dominant nonlinearity and effects of all DOFs desired in the model. The proposed method provides a time-accurate, fast-running solution for describing the aeroelastic resp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. A Simulation Framework of Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms and Surrogate-based Optimization for Guided Weapon Design

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF182089

    The overall goal of the project is to develop a simulation architecture based on multi-objective evolutionary algorithms, surrogate models, and hardware acceleration for optimization and design of multi-disciplinary autonomous munition systems. The salient aspects of the proposed solution are: (1) an adaptive framework formulation to enable effective system complexity decomposition and high-dimens ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Machine Learning for Defense Applications

    SBC: Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF183002

    Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc., presents a program plan (focused on the Phase 1 effort) to address the penultimate goal of coloring the good guys blue and the bad guys red using multi-mode aerial imagery of ground targets in the visible and thermal IR coupled with the most advanced Continuous Machine Learning (CML) approaches, techniques, and architectures. CML has many computational and operat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Software Framework for Medical Monitoring, Diagnostics and Triage

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF183004

    The project objective is to develop a software framework for (remote) medical monitoring, diagnostics, and combat casualty care. The proposed framework supports medical wearable Bluetooth sensors, mobile apps, and a centralized medical health server that runs on the (military) cloud. The health server is updated in real time and each wounded warfighter can be monitored from treatment facilities an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Turn-Key Small Satellite Thruster with On-Demand Pressurization and Non-Toxic Propellant

    SBC: Benchmark Space Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF183005

    As the new space revolution develops, the number of small satellites is expected to grow to thousands launched each year. Following the current commercial satellite demonstration period, production spacecraft and constellations will depend on innovative micro-scaled propulsion technology to meet mission capability and endurance requirements. Most satellite integrators and end-users have not yet id ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Open Call for Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions with a Clear Air Force Stakeholder Need

    SBC: Gastops Inc.            Topic: AF191005

    The solution that this proposal offers is the implementation of GasTOPS commercially proven ChipCHECK system to provide at-line wear debris analysis for the MQ-9 fleet.ChipCHECK is a highly capable tool that performs quick, reliable and repeatable analysis of wear debris chip particles obtained from MCDs removed from an engine, at the flight line, in order to identify impending failures before the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Laser Ignition of Large Scale Combustion Air Heaters

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF141230

    The AEDC Aero Propulsion Test Unit (APTU) facility completed successful operation at Mach 6 and Mach 7 direct connect tunnel conditions utilizing a prototype Mach 5 free-jet configured Combustion Air Heater (CAH) injection system developed by CFD Research Corporation.These results and upgrades proposed here were presented at the 2018 Hypersonic Technology & Systems Conference.This effort will full ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. A Novel Integrated Low Leakage IPS and Thrust Bearingfor Rocket Turbopumps

    SBC: Concepts NREC, LLC            Topic: AF181031

    A novel integrated inter-propellant seal and thrust bearing (IPS/TB) for rocket turbopump applications that uses the latest technology developments in seal coatings and additive manufacturing to advance the state-of-the-art.The IPS/TB has low propellant loss, requires little or no purge gas, and no continuous purge when the turbopump is not in operation.The thrust bearing portion can handle all th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Counter UAS Detection and Discrimination (CU D&D)

    SBC: Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF182003

    Countering Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS) is an ever-increasing challenge due to the variety of threat UAS airframes, materials, propulsion types, and control systems.Further, the control systems in particular are continually evolving which complicates detection, identification, and tracking.A robust and reliable means of completing these steps in the kill chain is required.Even significant techn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force

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