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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. Comprehensive Handling and Automated Management of Physical Inventory and Operations Network (CHAMPION)

    SBC: SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH LLC            Topic: AF182004

    The Systems &Technology Research team proposes to rapidly adapt Vecna Robotics (VR) mature commercial inventory management capability to Air Force logistics challenges. Our Comprehensive Handling and Automated Management of Physical Inventory and Operations Network (CHAMPION) system will dramatically improve inventory handling and tracking at nodes throughout the global supply chain. VRs capabilit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Applied crowdsourcing to the DoD exchangeables pipeline(WAR-Mart)

    SBC: KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF182004

    This proposal describes a mature but novel approach to the physics of the DoD exchangeable supply chain.The approach leverages a marketplace-based bid paradigm in cooperation with existing depot system software to provide an improved logistics pipeline and improved warfighter supportability.The proposed feasibility study described here will leverage our existing work with, understanding of, and co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Interference Mitigation and Anti-Jamming for UAS Using Spiral Modulation

    SBC: Astrapi Corporation            Topic: AF182005

    Astrapi proposes to apply a fundamentally new physical-layer communication innovation (spiral modulation, SM) to address several key challenges for Air Force Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). SM has the potential to dramatically increase spectral efficiency, enabling Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) wins such as smaller antennas and reduced signal power for the same communication performance. SM-based h ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. QML-V Qualification of rad-hard ARM Cortex-M4 Microcontroller

    SBC: Silicon Space Technology Corporation            Topic: AF182005

    We are currently designing a next generation radiation-hardened MCU based on the ARM Cortex-M4 CPU. The MCU was defined in response to requirements that were gathered from a significant number of US Government and commercial aerospace customers who are familiar with VORAGOs existing VA10800 rad-hard MCU based upon the ARM Cortex-M0. Our objective is to qualify the radiation hardened ARM Cortex-M4 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Open Call for Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions

    SBC: TEXAS HIGH ENERGY MATERIALS, LLC            Topic: AF182005

    A novel process will be used to create metal matrix composite systems with exceptionally high hardness, low friction, and greatly enhanced wear performance. Lightweight metal surfaces will receive a unique ceramic coating that will be bonded beneath the sub-surface of the host metal. These unique materials will provide enhanced wear and performance attributes. Our revolutionary metal matrix compos ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Digitizing and Automating Standard Operating Procedures

    SBC: Traclabs Inc.            Topic: AF182005

    The Air Force relies on standard operating procedures for operating and maintaining complex systems or equipment. Examples include operating constellations of satellites, checking out an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) before flight, or performing maintenance on an aircraft. Industries also operate and maintain complex equipment such as oil rigs and chemical refineries using procedures. In many cases, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Nanotechnology Enabled Neutron Detection Systems

    SBC: Guardion, Inc.            Topic: AF182005

    Neutron detector technologies that possess high detector efficiency, high gamma rejection, low-power consumption, and are able to be easily scaled to mission needs are critical for nuclear security and protection against terrorism.This proposal identifies a transformative new approach for neutron detection using a boron-10 activation layer paired with ion-sensitive nanomaterials.Recent work has sh ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Open Call for Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions

    SBC: SafeFlights, Inc.            Topic: AF182005

    The Air Force is a highly complex organization with many different functions like logistics, quality control, auditing, finance/budgeting, compliance and human resources.The organization must ensure mission-readiness to protect the United States and warfighters.The commercial sector shares many of the functions of the Air Force.Commercial technological solutions can help the Air Force improve proc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Full Duplex Technology Enabling Next Generation Secure and Resilient Military Communication Systems

    SBC: GenXComm, Inc            Topic: AF182005

    In this SBIR Phase I program, we propose to evaluate use our unique simultaneous self interference cancellation (S-SIX) to enable efficient, low latency communication for warfare communication systems. Our technology enables self-interference from the transmit chain to be cancelled at the receive chain, thus enabling in-band, true full duplex communication. This enables the radios to have listen-w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Aircraft Brake Titanium Torque Tube Heat Damage Nondestructive Inspection

    SBC: Texas Research Institute, Austin, Inc.            Topic: AF182013

    Titanium alloy forgings and castings are used for torque tubes in aircraft landing gear/braking systems.These relatively massive and complex shaped parts are very expensive.Torque tubes, especially in near proximity to C-C braking components common on military aircraft, are subject to extreme temperatures.Titanium alloys oxidize at high temperatures and this transforms the preferred beta phase to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
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