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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. Turn-Key Small Satellite Thruster with On-Demand Pressurization and Non-Toxic Propellant

    SBC: Benchmark Space Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF183005

    As the new space revolution develops, the number of small satellites is expected to grow to thousands launched each year. Following the current commercial satellite demonstration period, production spacecraft and constellations will depend on innovative micro-scaled propulsion technology to meet mission capability and endurance requirements. Most satellite integrators and end-users have not yet id ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. A Novel Integrated Low Leakage IPS and Thrust Bearingfor Rocket Turbopumps

    SBC: Concepts NREC, LLC            Topic: AF181031

    A novel integrated inter-propellant seal and thrust bearing (IPS/TB) for rocket turbopump applications that uses the latest technology developments in seal coatings and additive manufacturing to advance the state-of-the-art.The IPS/TB has low propellant loss, requires little or no purge gas, and no continuous purge when the turbopump is not in operation.The thrust bearing portion can handle all th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Field trials of MVP mobile target adapted to live fire training

    SBC: Mobile Virtual Player LLC            Topic: AF182005

    The Phase I study successfully demonstrated the viability of the MVP mobile target technology as a multi-purpose training solution for the military.The response of the Special Operations personnel to the testing iterations significantly built our confidence that this technology fills a need for a cost-effective and flexible live-fire training platform.The Phase I testing allowed us to narrow our f ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Turn-Key Small Satellite Thruster with On-Demand Pressurization and Non-Toxic Propellant

    SBC: Benchmark Space Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF183005

    The overall objective of this SBIR project is to adapt Benchmark Space Systems commercially-available chemical propulsion system, the B125, for use in Air Force small satellite missions. During Phase I of the project, Benchmark Space personnel worked with customer/end-users from the AFRL SSP to identify the modifications required to adapt the B125 to meet current and future needs of the broad USAF ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. High-Accuracy Angle Generator For Angular Calibrations To Support Optical Metrology Laboratories and Light Source Facilities.

    SBC: VERMONT PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGIES CORP.            Topic: 12a

    Improving our current ability to measure the shape of x-ray focusing mirrors is necessary to advance our knowledge of the atomic structure of many types of materials, especially for the latest diffraction-limited light sources within the DOE. X-ray studies at DOE national laboratories of the atomic structure of new materials, biological molecules, etc. are limited by the quality of the x-ray spot ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  6. Intelligent Plume Mapping Payload (IPMP)

    SBC: Deep Analytics LLC            Topic: AF18BT009

    With recent programs that enable the airborne launch and recovery of UAVs, there are opportunities to provide aerial threat assessment in difficult to deploy areas. A valuable enhancement to the airborne-deployed UAV system are sensors that detect invisible threats such as chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) weapons. The Intelligent Plume Mapping Payload, proposed by ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Hardware-in-the-loop test bed for magnetic field navigation

    SBC: Arrow Tech Associates, Inc            Topic: AF19AT018

    Arrow Tech Associates (ATA) has teamed with Penn State Applied Research Lab (PSU ARL) in this Phase 1 STTReffort to combine our experience relating to magnetometers, GNC and HWILs to create a reliable and repeatable HWIL test bed which emulates a magnetic environment. This will allow testing of the feasibility of utilizing publicly available databases of the Earths magnetic field to augment curren ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Behind-the-Meter, Distributed Scale CSP System Enabled by Very Low-cost Working Fluid and Thermal Storage

    SBC: Norwich Technologies Inc.            Topic: 12f

    In some areas of the USA and Europe, the installed capacity of renewable generation has reached a level at which wholesale energy prices can drop below zero due to overproduction relative to baseload capacity. The value of energy exported to the grid for behind-the-meter (BTM) systems is dropping, with policies in many states now promoting self-consumption of produced energy rather than net-meteri ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  9. Device to Promote Snow Shedding from PV Panels to Improve Energy Yield and Critical Infrastructure Resilience

    SBC: Norwich Technologies Inc.            Topic: 12d

    Winter storms cause disruptions to transportation, the electrical grid, heating, business operation, emergency management services and on PV solar generation. Large storms can create dangerous, extreme conditions across entire regions and therefore the low-cost recovery of electricity supply and generation is of critical importance. After winter storms, PV arrays can be covered with snow for days ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  10. 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

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