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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. Closed Loop Frequency Control for Tunable High Quality Factor Filters

    SBC: INDIANA MICROELECTRONICS, LLC            Topic: SB12A005

    The proposed project will focus on the development of closed loop frequency control hardware and algorithms for control of high quality factor tunable microwave filters based upon evanescent mode resonators. The developed controller will be modeled in Matlab to predict overall speed and stability. Furthermore, as size is always a concern for current and next generation DoD systems, the proposed ef ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  2. Spectral LES/FMDF for Simulation of Turbulent Combustion Interaction in High Speed Flow on Unstructured Grids

    SBC: Enabling Energy Systems            Topic: OSD10T001

    The focus of this project is on large-eddy simulation (LES) of high-speed turbulent reacting flows. The Enabling Energy Systems (EES) Inc. has assembled a well-experienced team of experts to tackle all the main issues involved in modeling of such complex flows. Several innovative ideas have been proposed and team members have complementary expertise. The ultimate goal of the project is to develop ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Radiation-hardened, Non-volatile Memory for Aerospace and Defense Applications

    SBC: ADVANCED PHOTON SCIENCES, LLC            Topic: AF112087

    ABSTRACT: A need exists for a reliable, low cost radiation-hardened, non-volatile (NV) memory in aerospace and defense applications and in reliable, long-life, high-speed NV memory for terrestrial and commercial applications. Present offerings can accomplish the objective, but only at the expense of performance, power, size, and weight. Recent refocus on magnetic memory technologies, stemming f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Graphene Memory Device

    SBC: ADVANCED PHOTON SCIENCES, LLC            Topic: AF121055

    ABSTRACT: A need exists for a reliable, low cost radiation-hardened digital memory in aerospace and defense applications and in long-life, high-speed memory for terrestrial and commercial applications. Present offerings can accomplish the objective, but only at the expense of performance, power, size, and weight with device redundancy and shielding. Recent focus on Graphene and its capabilities ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Nondestructive Damage Characterization of Complex Aircraft Structures by Inverse Methods

    SBC: VICTOR TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: AF121129

    ABSTRACT: Computational electromagnetics and inverse methods are the foundations of modern methods of eddy-current nondestructive evaluation (NDE). In this project we apply these methods to the problem of characterizing, in three dimensions, damage in complex aircraft structures. As the maintenance of the structural components of aircraft moves from time-based maintenance to condition-based mai ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. In-Service Fatigue Loads Data Gathering

    SBC: MicroStrain, Inc.            Topic: AF112213

    ABSTRACT: Structural monitoring of the landing gear of fixed and rotary wing aircraft is of critical importance to the Air Force. These structures are subjected to repeated large dynamic loads that are highly variable in nature. In order to track these structures"fatigue over time, the magnitude and direction of load events and the number of fatigue cycles must be recorded. Smart, embedded mult ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Plasma Electrolytic Diffusion Coatings for Enhanced Hot Section Life

    SBC: IBC Materials & Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF121171

    ABSTRACT: Increasing temperatures, combined with an accelerated demand for reducing weight in the engine, is creating new problems that require innovative solutions. As temperatures increase, oxidation and hot corrosion of compressor, combustor and turbine section components are becoming increasingly acute, limiting the effectiveness of current aluminide coatings on nickel alloys. Salt-deposit- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. High Flow Gain Inlet Cover Treatment for Inducer Cavitation Suppression

    SBC: Concepts NREC, LLC            Topic: AF121188

    ABSTRACT: Cavitation which leads to head falloff and feed system instabilities are a constant source of problems for the low net positive suction head (NPSH) pumps that are needed for advanced liquid rocket engines. Head falloff limits the pumps capability to deliver propellant at the required pressure and cavitation induced instabilities are a significant source of structural failures in rocket ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Mapping Liquid Mass Fractions in Optically Dense Rocket Combustion Chambers

    SBC: En'urga Inc.            Topic: AF121193

    ABSTRACT: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 project will evaluate the feasibility of utilizing X-Ray tomography to map liquid mass fractions in optically dense sprays. High fuel flow rate nozzles are ubiquitous in rocket propulsion, power generation, and transportation. In these high flow rate nozzles, the local mass fraction of fuel is directly proportional to the local heat rele ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Wings and Propulsion for MAV Gust Rejection

    SBC: LITE MACHINES CORP.            Topic: A12020

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    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseArmy

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