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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. Micro Games for Cyber Threat Awareness

    SBC: Wombat Security Technologies            Topic: AF083032

    Our goal is to develop a web-based platform that can (1) host a collection of micro games for security training, (2) simplify the task of developing games by providing useful features, (3) help administrators manage and deploy micro games, and (4) help analysts visualize and drill down on data. For phase I, we will demonstrate the feasibility of our ideas. We will use a human-centered approach in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Adaptive Phase Management and Mixing Enhancement

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: OSD08E10

    Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT), supported by Texas A&M University (TAMU), proposes to develop a Momentum-driven Vortex Separator (MVS) technology for vapor and liquid management for the advanced vapor cycle Thermal Management Systems (TMS). The MVS developed at TAMU is a single component, two-phase management device that has been successfully demonstrated in various acceleration environ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. 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 70°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 ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Integrally Bladed Rotor (IBR) Maintenance and Life Management

    SBC: Blade Diagnostics Corporation            Topic: AF081056

    BDC is developing a process called SMART BLEND(TM) for inspecting blended IBRs/Blisks. IBRs are susceptible to foreign object damage and blending is a relatively low cost method using machining to repair that damage.  The difficulty is that blending changes the geometries of the blades so that they no longer meet specifications.  More specifically, blending changes the frequencies of the blades ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Wide Temperature, High Energy Density Capacitors for Power Conditioning Systems

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: OSD09EP4

    TRS Technologies, Inc. proposes to develop ceramic capacitors as power conditioning capacitors for electrically driven military weapon systems. The proposed ceramic capacitor will combine some of the best features of high energy density, low dielectric loss, and high temperature stability. The capacitors developed on this program will have energy density >4J/cc, low power dissipation, and a wide ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Nanodielectrics with Nonlinear Response for High Power Microwave Generation

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: AF08T030

    The proposed barium strontium titanate (BST) nanodielectric devices will combine some of the best features of bulk and thin-film based tunable dielectrics: low microwave losses, high tunability at high fields, the potential for low operating voltages, and less temperature dependent dielectric response. The miniaturization of devices and reduction of insertion losses requires developments of mater ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Compact, Submicrosecond Discharge Pulsed Power Capacitors

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: AF083007

    TRS Technologies, Inc. proposes to develop ceramic capacitors as discharge pulse power capacitors for high-power microwave (HPM) systems.  The proposed ceramic capacitor will combine some of the best features of high energy density, low dielectric loss, fast discharge time and high temperature stability.  The capacitors developed on this program will have energy density >3J/cc, working voltage > ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Improved Soft Magnetic Materials for High Power Density Electrical Machines

    SBC: Spang and Company            Topic: AF08T031

    CMU and Magnetics, A Division of Spang and Co. have developed a new high-saturation induction, high-temperature nanocomposite alloy for high-power inductors. This material has FeCo nanocrystals with an A2 or B2 structure embedded in an amorphous matrix. Field annealing resulted in a linear B-H response with a relative permeability of 1400, constant up to fields of 1.2 T. The material was used in ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Heat Transfer Prediction in Transitional Hypersonic Flow

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: AF08BT13

    Our Phase I program will extend and validate a high-speed engineering transitional model (ETM) using new CUBRC data sets (such as HIFIRE-1) of interest to the Air Force. The ETM is responsive to tunnel noise and wall heating, and predicts the overshoot in heat transfer observed in transitional data. The model solves PDEs for transition onset as well as for an intermittency parameter that blends th ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Enhanced Acoustical Environment for Modern Weapons Bays

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: AF073087

    The F-35 main weapons bay experiences severe acoustic loading when exposed to the freestream. The severity and attenuation of this loading is exacerbated by the very complex geometry of the weapons bay and the highly non-uniform approach flow. This extremely harsh aeroacoustic environment can also impact components that are mounted within the bay itself, including carriage stores that contain sens ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force

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