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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. Volume Independent Analytics for Discovery of Unseen Correlations via Tensors (VIADUCT)

    SBC: RESERVOIR LABS INC            Topic: AF171048

    This Phase II effort continues development of Volume Independent Analytics for Discovery of Unseen Correlations via Tensors (VIADUCT). VIADUCT leverages recent advances in tensor decompositions as a form of unsupervised discovery and the proliferation of open source Big Data tools to address the lack of advanced analytics available to Air Force Activity Based Intelligence (ABI) analysts. This effo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Non Destructive Trusted FPGA Verification

    SBC: Grammatech, Inc.            Topic: AF171068

    Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) can provide electronic system designs with a high degree of relatively inexpensive customization. Unfortunately, the fabrication facilities are located in untrusted facilities. This prevents their use in applications requiring a high degree of safety or security. Hidden functionality could potentially be inserted during manufacture. These Trojans can be used ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Automated ICBM wall thickness measurements

    SBC: INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC MACHINES CORPORATION            Topic: AF181009

    The degree of corrosion for steel wall enclosures, buildings, tanks, and pipes can be inferred by measuring the thickness of the steel .Standard practice is for inspectors to use hand-held ultrasonic instruments that require the application of a couplant for acceptable measurements.This practice is very slow and laborious.For silos, an autonomous wall climbing system is proposed that uses an EMAT ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Computational Corrosion Modeling for Condition Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+) / Aircraft Environment Tracking

    SBC: Adirondack Analytics            Topic: AF171095

    The Corrosion Rate Enabled Wash Cycle Updating Technique (CREWCUT) is designed to provide a conditioned-based approach to optimize aircraft and support equipment washing cycle practices, which are currently time-based. It is proposed as an enterprise information system that will automatically extract asset usage (e.g., aircraft flight and deployment history), correlate it to data representing the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Corrosion Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) in Confined Access Areas

    SBC: INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC MACHINES CORPORATION            Topic: AF181045

    NDE corrosion monitoring of steel vessels, tanks, walls, and pipes involve steel thickness measurements, often with hand-held ultrasonic instruments that require the application of a couplant material, that isslow and labor intensive.For this confined space application,IEM proposes a Rapid Corrosion Inspector (RCI) that uses EMAT sensor technology with a build in machine vision camera system to au ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Kitware Image and Video Retrieval (KWIVER) Large Volume Motion Imagery (LVMI) Analytics

    SBC: Kitware, Inc.            Topic: AF131151

    Large Volume Motion Imagery (LVMI) is currently collected in areas of US military operations to provide data for analysis of patterns of life and for forensic analysis of human activity in the form of vehicular track. The process for analyzing LVMI data is primarily a manual one, but the volume of data collected by LVMI sensors has far exceeded the ability of analysts to completely process; typica ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. High Durability, Light Weight Bearings for Small Turbine Engines

    SBC: MOHAWK INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF181035

    This proposed effort leverages MiTis DoD and commercial projects that directly address high performance, long life and low-cost, compliant foil bearing technologies for small gas turbine engines.The overall objective of this effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of developing compliant foil bearings that are suitable to high-speed, oil-free and gas turbine engines in the 200 lb thrust/200 SHP o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Next Generation Satellite Transponder using Low-Cost Adaptive HPA Linearization Technologies

    SBC: MAXENTRIC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: AF181041

    To meet the requirements for AF171_041, "Next Generation Satellite Transponder using Low-Cost Adaptive HPA Linearization Technologies," MaXentric proposes a solution that essentially utilizes the existing satellite hardware to implement adaptive bandlimited digital pre-distortion (DPD). The pre-distortion will work within the bandwidths of the existing hardware and does not require any new ADCs/DA ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Innovative Turbine Engine Propulsion Solutions for Class 3 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    SBC: MOHAWK INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF181033

    This proposed effort leverages MiTis DoD and commercial projects that directly address high efficiency, low-cost, small gas turbine engines.The overall objective of this effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a high-speed, oil-free and novel 50 SHP recuperated turboshaft engine.To achieve this overall objective MiTi will investigate different engine configurations that integrate it ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
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