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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. 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
  2. Unsteady Scramjet Heat Load

    SBC: GLOYER-TAYLOR LABORATORIES LLC            Topic: AF093182

    To ensure the success of mid-scale scramjet development efforts, it will be essential to include the effects of chamber pressure oscillations (i.e. instability) on the engine heat load. This will require the inclusion of both the oscillatory heat load that accompanies the pressure oscillations and the impact of nonlinear combustion instability effects on the heat load. This can be accomplished us ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Tactical Rocket Engine Stability Tool

    SBC: GLOYER-TAYLOR LABORATORIES LLC            Topic: OSD08PR1

    History has repeatedly shown that combustion instability is the greatest technical risk faced in any rocket development program. To address this risk, Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC (GTL) has created the Universal Combustion Device Stability (UCDS™) process. UCDS employs a tightly integrated analysis of all forms of disturbances, acoustic, vortical, and entropic waves, superimposed on the quas ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. 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
  5. Autonomous Aerial Recovery of Micro Air Vehicles

    SBC: PROCERUS TECHNOLOGIES LC            Topic: AF08T014

    The objective of this project is to develop a strategy to recover micro air vehicles into a flying aircraft. Our solution combines three key technologies that have received significant research attention in recent years, namely towed cable systems, cooperative control, and vision-based terminal guidance. We propose to demonstrate the feasibility of using a flying-aircraft mothership pulling an a ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. An Efficient Methodology for Chemical Reactions of JP-8

    SBC: Reaction Engineering International            Topic: AF093162

    The proposed project will leverage REI’s experience creating and applying reduced chemical kinetic mechanisms for JP-8 with source-term speed-up techniques such as in-situ adaptive tabulation (ISAT) and artificial neural networks (ANN) to develop techniques for speeding evaluation of JP-8 kinetics in gas turbine combustor simulations. During Phase I, pre-trained ANN models using reduced chemica ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Elimination of Microbial Contamination in Kerosene and Kerosene Based Aviation Fuels by Filtration Approach Utilizing Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes Med

    SBC: Seldon Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF093185

    Microbial contamination in kerosene based aviation fuels has been a problem for the USAF since the 1960’s. Antimicrobial effect of earlier used fuel system icing inhibitor (FSII) became an initial solution to this problem, but later, such fuel additives were banned due to their extreme toxicity towards humans. Newer FSIIs, being more eco-friendly, do not possess the antimicrobial properties of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Novel Approach for Producing Thermally Conductive Composites

    SBC: Sommer Materials Research, Inc.            Topic: AF093130

    Composite materials utilizing graphite fibers can exhibit high axial thermal conductivities. However, thermal conduction perpendicular to the fiber direction in the composite is extremely low due to the acoustical mismatch between the carbon fiber and epoxy. Sommer Materials Research, Inc. proposes to increase phonon transfer through the epoxy/carbon fiber interfaces by modifying the composite m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Penetration Survivable Advanced Energetics

    SBC: WASATCH MOLECULAR, INC.            Topic: AF081045

    The objective of this work is to provide guidance to explosive formulators and facilitate the development of improved penetrator explosives. Because of the complexity of these materials, it is difficult to relate parameters controllable during formulation to desirable properties in the final product. Formulation variations are limited to modifying the individual constituents in a formulation, thei ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Laser In-Situ Diagnostics and Processing Probes for Electron Microscopes

    SBC: AppliFlex LLC            Topic: 17a

    Electron microscopy and micro-characterization capabilities are important in the materials and biological sciences and are used in numerous research projects. Achieving a fundamental under

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Energy
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