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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. A Novel Long-Life Battery Power Supply

    SBC: Materials and Systems Research, Inc.            Topic: AF103065

    ABSTRACT: Highly reliable power supply technologies are needed for future arming and fuzing system designs. These power supplies should be able to operate after a long dormant period of up to twenty years. A novel battery power supply is proposed for this purpose. The proposed battery utilizes a solid state electrolyte which would have indefinite shelf life. High peak specific power will be p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. High-Power Satellite Communications Traveling Wave Tube Amplifier

    SBC: INNOSYS, INC.            Topic: AF103073

    ABSTRACT: The Air Force has identified a need for a high performance traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) that supports high data rate battlefield satellite communications (SATCOM) for the foreseeable future. We propose to develop a light-weight, power-efficient, compact TWTA capable of operating between 20.2 GHz and 21.2 GHz, with high linearity using our innovative solid state vacuum device (SS ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Deployable Articulating Radiator Thermal Control for ORS Satellites

    SBC: Thermal Management Technologies, L.L.C.            Topic: AF103107

    Thermal control systems are one of the large hurdles in the development of rapidly deployed spacecraft. The solicitation discusses the goal of achieving a 6-day mission capability from initial request. This ambitious task will require a thermal management system that is flexible, modular and is rapidly assembled with high reliability. ORS requires the thermal control system to handle a range of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Non-GPS Dependent Method for Accurate UAS Navigation and Orientation Determination

    SBC: IMSAR LLC            Topic: AF103130

    ImSAR and BYU propose to use SAR/STAP/MIMO techniques to provide continous navigation in a GPS denied environment for UAS. The team has expertise in precision location of UAVs targets using a variety of methods inlcuding radar. BENEFIT: Commercial aviation and UAS missions that have become dependant on GPS navigation solutions will have an alternative during GPS outage or in jammed situations.

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Frangible Cables, Ladders and other Accessories for"ILS/GS Structures and other Non-visual Aids"

    SBC: Select Engineering Services            Topic: AF103245

    ABSTRACT: Select Engineering Services (SES) is a leader in developing, testing, and implementing frangible structures for airfield use worldwide. We have developed a large range of composite structures to improve the performance and quality of Air Force assets while decreasing costs to maintain these structures. Military and commercial aviation rely heavily on Navigation Aids (NAVAIDS) for positi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Energy Efficient Tactical Shelters

    SBC: Select Engineering Services            Topic: AF103246

    ABSTRACT: Select Engineering Services (SES) is a successful provider of engineering and technical services to Air Force and Army customers; including system design, development, testing, and sustainment of complex tactical shelter and energy systems. Over the past nine years, SES has been instrumental in helping the Air Force develop and test a new generation of energy efficient composite shelter ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. 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 and terrestrial communications. 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 small signal ga ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. 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

    ABSTRACT: 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 prope ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Weapon System Intermittent Fault Detection

    SBC: LiveWire Test Labs, Inc.            Topic: AF083113

    ABSTRACT: Weapon systems or other high value electrical systems within the US military are all subject to wiring faults and degradation. Additionally, weapon systems are kept in service longer because of shrinking defense budgets, further compounding the risks associated with wiring systems. The ability to detect and provide the location of existing wiring problems or pending failures is critic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Modeling and Simulation Tools for Predicting Hypergolicity in Energetic Ionic Liquids

    SBC: WASATCH MOLECULAR, INC.            Topic: AF083125

    ABSTRACT: Building on the demonstrated in Phase-I success of application of molecular dynamics (MD) simulations for investigation of hypergolic and non-hypergolic ionic liquid(IL)-based fuels, we propose to develop and validate a set of simulation tools and empirical correlations that will allow to predict hypergolicity of a wide variety IL/oxidizer combinations. The proposed simulation tools wil ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force

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