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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 June, 2020.

  1. Evaluation of Rotating Detonation Rocket Engines for Booster or Upper Stage Launch Vehicles: The Next Step Towards Flight Development

    SBC: GHKN Engineering, LLC            Topic: AF181030

    Having previously designed, built and successfully tested a Rotating Detonation Rocket Engine (RDRE), GHKN Engineering proposes to evaluate the feasibility of RDRE technology for boost or upper stage propulsion for launch of small satellites to LEO. RDREs represent an innovative new rocket technology that harnesses the potential of continuous detonation combustion in elegant, compact, annular desi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) for Moderate Data Rate Communications (MMDR)

    SBC: W5 TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: AF171043

    The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) is designed to replace UHF SATCOM with enhanced capacity and performance, modern crypto and modern protocols. The MUOS waveform is being ported to a number of software defined radios (SDRs) that will soon be fielded and capable of utilizing the MUOS network of geosynchronous satellites and ground transport. Once these radios are in place, the process of movi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Spectrum Localization for Improved Situational Awareness

    SBC: MAXENTRIC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: AF17AT013

    MaXentric is developing a system architecture codenamed WATCHDOGS to improve situational awareness capabilities.The architecture includes a variety of sensor types including wideband RF receiver arrays, low-cost phased arrays, and inexpensive distributed receiver nodes.The measurements collected by the system are collaboratively processed to detect, classify, and track potential threats.MaXentric ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Uniformed Aeroelastic ROM Realization Across Flight Parameter Space for Dynamic Flight Simulation

    SBC: Zona Technology, Inc            Topic: AF161026

    The technical objective of the Phase II project is to develop the production-ready Dynamic Flight Simulation (DFS) system using the F-15 Saudi as a testbed and validate it with the F-15 Saudi flight test data. The key element in the DFS system is the Reduced-Order-Model (ROM)-based aeroelastic solver with an embedded aerodynamic forces database that is generated by a steady Navier-Stokes solver an ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. n-field self-calibration for inertial and magnetic sensors via electrical stimulus

    SBC: Alphacore, Inc.            Topic: AF18AT002

    Alphacore will develop a compact tunable surface mount component (capacitor bank) with tunable component range of more than 10:1. It will provide a tuning mechanism for a wide range of filter topologies with user selectable range of 10 bits. A capacitance selection from 100fF to 100pF using high density CMIM capacitors over small foot print for a variety of bands used in wide applications includin ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Mid-IR Meta-Lenses

    SBC: STRUCTURED MATERIALS INDUSTRIES, INC.            Topic: AF18AT005

    In Phase I of this STTR program, Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) will demonstrated high-efficiency mid-IR metasurface flat optics. We will use Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) to grow Lead Telluride (PbTe) on Barium Fluoride (BaF2) substrates to construct flat meta-lenses equivalent of cylindrical and aspheric lenses for mid-IR image ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. High Performance Radiation Hardened Solar Power

    SBC: REGHER SOLAR LLC            Topic: AF181040

    Reducing degradation of solar arrays is critically important for Orbital Transfer Elements (OTE). Currently used III-V solar cells suffer from radiation induced degradation.In this project we propose novel ultrathin bifacial silicon solar cells for OTE, which are rad-hard, enabling low degradation, and reducing the cost both in $/W and $/kg by a factor of 10 compared to III-V cells.Ultrathin bifac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Development of a Fuel-Lubricated Bearing for UAV Engines

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF181035

    Small aerial unmanned vehicles (UAVs) are vital for a wide variety of military missions and have experienced increases in operational requirements that have outpaced their capabilities. The propulsion system is a key design constraint in any UAV, and current small gas turbines for these vehicles are limited by the conventional oil-lubricated rolling element bearings used to suspend their high-spee ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Damage Morphology of Advanced Concretes Using High-Speed X-Ray and Tomographic Techniques

    SBC: Physics, Materials, and Applied Mathematics Research L.L.C.            Topic: AF18AT012

    Multiple innovative experimental X-ray techniques will be developed and demonstrated to characterize damage mechanisms/processes in advanced concretes under both quasi-static and dynamic loading.These techniques will provide tomographic information of the 3D damage morphology, as well as dynamic fracture information with high temporal resolution. The techniques can be extended to either unconfined ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. High Temperature Materials for Hypersonic Radomes and Antennas

    SBC: ADVANCED CERAMICS MANUFACTURING, LLC            Topic: AF18AT013

    Missiles experience a wide range of thermal and mechanical environments due to the large variety of flight profiles.Since it is often the aerodynamic leading edge, the missile radome undergoes significant thermal and mechanical loading. The radome must survive the dynamic pressure loading, thermal shock and environmental erosion from airborne particulates (rain / sand) while performing as an elect ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
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