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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. Anti-Exploitation Software Protection Systems

    SBC: Siege Technologies, LLC            Topic: OSD11IA1

    State-of-the-art software protection and anti-tamper systems move critical software and data"out-of-band"to the adversary, by using a hypervisor or on"secure"hardware. Unfortunately, the systems running this software are built using untrusted commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) parts. Supply chain threats to critical components, such as hardware or firmware Trojans, have invalidated the assumption tha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Non-Contact Inspection System

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF112C117

    ABSTRACT: Inspection of machined composite laminate parts is currently performed using a precision milling machine (PMM) to maneuver a touch probe. When performed on complex parts, this inspection process is extremely time consuming and ties up the PMM for longer time periods than the actual machining. PMM throughput needs to be increased to achieve the F-35 FY2017 program goal of one aircraft ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Low-Cost Hybrid Cryocoolers for Next-Generation Focal Plane Arrays

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF112136

    ABSTRACT: Future airborne imaging sensors will utilize next-generation focal plane technology that must operate at temperatures from 25 to 30 K. Passive cooling techniques such as stored cryogens are heavy and logistically undesirable. Current airborne cryocoolers are too inefficient in this temperature range and space-borne cryocoolers are prohibitively expensive. On this program, Creare prop ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Enforcing Integrated Circuit Trust Via Unified Multi-Level Countermeasures

    SBC: Computer Measurement Laboratory, LLC            Topic: AF112151

    ABSTRACT: This project will investigate the feasibility of an integrated multilevel system for protecting space assets from system hardware and firmware exploitation. The overall strategy is to provide greater collective system protection as a whole than would otherwise be available from the sum of the independent defenses. Rather than relying on a loose-knit collection of isolated point solution ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. A CubeSat-Compatible Neutral Wind Sensor

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF121066

    ABSTRACT: CubeSats provide a new, low-cost platform for space weather missions. They enable new mission paradigms, such as the ability to perform multiple measurements of the same physical phenomena globally from several satellites, in contrast to high accuracy measurements of multiple phenomena on the same spacecraft. Flight-tested neutral wind sensors must be miniaturized to fit into these mu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Hostile Fire Indicator for Remotely Piloted Aircraft

    SBC: SOLID STATE SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION            Topic: AF121102

    ABSTRACT: Solid State Scientific Corporation (SSSC) is pleased to propose the design of a multi-threat hostile fire indication (HFI) system for remotely-piloted aircraft (RPA). The HFI system consist of a wide field of view sensor head that employs small multi-spectral imagers in the short-wave infrared (SWIR), with the spectral bands selected specifically for detection of small arms fire (SAF), ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Improved Mass Balancing of Turbo Machine Rotors

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF112166

    ABSTRACT: The efficient, effective balancing of jet engine rotors and subassemblies continues to be a challenge for key aerospace applications. While manufacturing methods for balancing have improved significantly over the last ten years, measurement methods and procedures and fixturing have not advanced at the same pace. Modern jet engines require multiple parts and subassemblies to be balance ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Conformal Load Bearing Antenna Structure

    SBC: American Semiconductor, Inc.            Topic: AF121003

    ABSTRACT: American Semiconductor will develop and demonstrate structural integration of a conformal load bearing antenna structure (CLAS). Future aircraft will incorporate distributed electronics, sensors, and flight control transducers directly into the composite airframe. For near-term Air Force applications, adding RF electronics into the CLAS will improve the performance of a wide variety o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Compact Adaptive Condenser With a Built-in Thermal Switch

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF121174

    ABSTRACT: Next-generation thermal management systems in advanced aircraft must utilize all available heat sinks, including fuel, ram air, and bleed air flows to effectively manage aircraft thermal loads. To this end, we propose to develop a compact, highly integrated condenser to prevent heat rejection capacity reduction in very hot environments. The condenser has a built-in thermal switch. Wh ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Passive Optical Combustion Sensors for Scramjet Engine Control

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF121191

    ABSTRACT: Dual-mode scramjet engines must operate over a wide range of flight Mach numbers. Closed loop engine control is necessary to maintain thrust and flame stability while preventing unstart over the large flight envelope. High-frequency sensors and actuators will be a key component of future scramjet Full Authority Digital Engine Controllers (FADECs) due to the short time scales associate ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
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