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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. FADEC Cooling Using High Temperature Loop Heat Pipes

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF073049

    The Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) controls engine operation. It is historically mounted on the engine case to minimize the routing length of the sensor and actuator wiring. The FADEC must be maintained below 63°C, while the environment can be as hot as 170°C. The current design uses fuel to cool the FADEC, however, this often limits the allowable ground or flight idle time bef ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Fast Response Fabric Test Setup and Dynamic Fabric Model for BURNSIM

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF071025

    Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) will develop a Fast Thermal Response Fabric Test Setup for various thermal hazard scenarios involving convection (hot gas impingement by the jet engine exhaust), radiation (fire) and combination of convection and radiation (post-crash fire of aircraft, fire flash or bomb blast). The fabric test setup will (i) measure the thermal response of various clothin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Integrally Bladed Rotor (IBR) Maintenance and Life Management

    SBC: Blade Diagnostics Corporation            Topic: AF081056

    Blade Diagnostics Corporation will integrate a new capability into its Mistuning Inspection Machine so that the effect of aerodynamic as well as structural mistuning can be evaluated when inspecting blend repairs on the F119 1st stage fan. This Smart BlendTM technology will transform the MIM into a virtual engine test for blended blades. Consequently, at the end of this effort a technology will ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Advanced NDE for SiC Optics Using Micromachined High Frequency Phased Array Ultrasound

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: AF071142

    TRS is pleased to propose an in-situ NDE imaging tool for SiC mirror surface damage (SD), sub-surface damage (SSD) and trapped internal stress detection using piezo-composite based micromachined ultrasound transducer (PCMUT) phased array technology. PCMUT technology has been developed at TRS to fabricate high frequency ultrasound transducers with broad bandwidth and high sensitivity. Phased array ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Virtual Environment Composable Training for Operational Readiness – Total Instructional Package (VECTOR-TIP)

    SBC: CHI SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED            Topic: OSD06CR8

    Cultural skills are increasingly important for military actions recently undertaken by the U.S., where close continuous contact with the indigenous population is necessary. All ground forces being deployed in culturally distinct and sensitive areas need to have at least some basics skills, knowledge, and awareness of cultural norms and prohibitions. Passive learning via lectures, tutorials, vide ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Store Trajectory Response to Unsteady Aerodynamic Loads

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: AF073086

    The development of a trajectory envelope prediction tool, capable of identifying stores that may experience significant trajectory deviations due to unsteady loading is proposed. The Phase I part of this program will provide a comprehensive demonstration of the significance of these unsteady loads in determining trajectory envelopes and conceptualize a modeling approach to predict this effect. The ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Enhanced Acoustical Environment for Modern Weapons Bays

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: AF073087

    The JSF weapons bay experiences severe acoustic loading when exposed to the freestream. The severity and attenuation of this loading is exacerbated by the flight envelope of the JSF aircraft, as well as the requirement to carry and release “smart” weapons over an extended envelope. This extremely harsh environment impacts components that are mounted within the bay, including carriage stores th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Improving Weapons Bay Acoustical Environments

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: AF071256

    The F-22A main weapons bay experiences severe acoustic loading when exposed to the freestream. The severity and attenuation of this loading is exacerbated by the flight envelope of the F-22A aircraft, as well as the requirement to carry and release “smart” weapons throughout this envelope. This extremely harsh environment can also impact components that are mounted within the bay itself, inclu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Turbopump Cavitation Tools

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: AF071204

    Next generation liquid rocket systems envision novel designs for turbopumps that can operate at high suction speeds (i.e. low inlet pressures), and can be throttled over a wide range of low, off-design flow conditions. This is an extremely demanding flow regime where performance loss and damage from cavitation instabilities can be catastrophic since they can generate large amplitude pressure fluc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. General Hypersonic Propulsion

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: AF071185

    Upgrades to a RANS Scalar fluctuation model (SFM) used to predict variations in turbulent Prandtl and Schmidt numbers in a scramjet combustor environment are proposed. Such upgrades will permit obtaining more accurate solutions leading to improved combustor designs. Experiments to be performed in Virginia Tech (and AFRL) facilities using existing models will be performed focused on SFM validation ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force

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