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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. Novel Tools for Augmentor Ignition Modeling and Analysis

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF093165

    Reliable ignition is critical to the operational performance of augmented military jet engines. Augmentors must reliably ignite when thrust is needed or the system (and pilot) safety could be compromised. Augmentor ignition is particularly challenging because the igniter must function over a range of operating conditions. In particular, high-altitude, low-pressure conditions are known to confou ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Small Hole Measurement System

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF093121

    The efficient, effective measurement of small drilled holes continues to be a challenge for key aerospace applications. While manufacturing methods for fabricating holes have improved significantly over the last ten years, measurement and metrology methods have not advanced at the same pace. Modern jet engine parts may contain tens of thousands of holes along with the requirement that the aggreg ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Improving the Performance of High Temperature Power Electronic Devices

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF093170

    Power conversion Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) used on advanced tactical aircraft use liquid cooling and complex packaging geometries to provide adequate thermal management. Typical LRUs could have cooling loops operating at 70 deg C inlet temperatures, enclosures which dissipate hundreds of watts of electrical power, and which have silicon based semiconductors rated for operation at a maximum te ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. A High-Performance, High Capacity Turboalternator for Cooling Electro-Optical Payloads

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF093083

    Future Department of Defense (DoD) space-borne electro-optical payloads will require reliable, efficient, and lightweight cryocoolers for sensor cooling. Turbo-Brayton cryocoolers are ideal candidates for these payloads. The technology is reliable and space proven with one unit having provided over 6 years of successful operations on the Hubble Space Telescope without any change in performance. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. A 10-20 K Cryocooler for Cooling Electro-Optical Payloads

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF093083

    Advanced space-borne infrared detectors require cooling at temperatures of 10 to 20 K. Cooling loads for these detectors will range from 0.25 W to 1.0 W at the primary load site, with additional loads at higher temperatures. A multistage cooler, capable of cooling multiple loads, will offer large potential gains in system efficiency and weight. Turbomachine-based Brayton cryocoolers are ideal c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. A Highly Stable Two-Phase Thermal Management System

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: OSD08E10

    The Air Force, Navy, and Army all project increasing heat generation in military vehicles from advanced electronics systems and weapons systems. Advanced thermal management technology is needed to control the temperatures in these systems. We propose to develop a highly stable two-phase thermal management system to meet these requirements. Our innovative system and component designs will effect ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Innovative Cooling Technologies for FADEC Electronics

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF093175

    Gas turbine engines rely on internal controllers to achieve efficient operation over a wide range of operating conditions. These Full Authority Digital Engine Controls (FADEC) are located within the engines in an environment characterized by high temperature and high vibration. Cooling the electronic components inside the FADEC is a tremendous challenge. We propose to apply innovative thermal m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Laser Beacon for Identification, Friend or Foe (IFF) and Combat Identification

    SBC: Diffraction, Ltd            Topic: AF093100

    The proposed multi-spectral IFF beacon will use 40 to 50 % effient high power laser diodes at 863, 1064, and 1550 nm wavelengths. Thermal emitters including diamond-like carbon thin films, photonic crystals, and quantum cascade lasers will be characterized and compared. Finally a model to predict the detection range of IFF beacons will be developed using proprietary emitter power and atmospheric ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Highly Linear E-Band Traveling Wave Tube Amplifier

    SBC: INNOSYS, INC.            Topic: AF093147

    The Air Force has identified a need for an advanced traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) that supports future generations of broad bandwidth, efficient and linear military satellite communication. To address this need, InnoSys proposes to develop innovative solutions for advanced TWTAs that operate from 81 to 86 GHz, deliver high efficiency greater than 30% with a relatively high saturated gain g ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Non-Metallic Conductive Material for ESD/EMI Applications

    SBC: Nanocomp Technologies Inc.            Topic: AF083C071

    Ultra-light weight, highly conductive carbon nanotube sheets that can be bonded to graphite composites while also conducting in the GHz region have potential to broadly improve EMI/ESD systems. These materials have additional applications including: EMI cable shielding, EMI/EMP electronics protection, preventing unwanted EMI emissions, highly conductive ground planes, and ESD layers. This proposa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force

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