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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. High temperature moisture sealants for hot exhaust structures on advanced system

    SBC: APPLIED THIN FILMS, INC.            Topic: AF171097

    This Phase II project will extend the investigation of Phase I effort to further enhance and mature a sealant technology to limit or prevent environmental degradation of aircraft exhaust coatings that provide thermal and corrosion protection to the underlying substrate. The environmental degradation problem is a severe and urgent problem faced by DoD across many advanced aircraft platforms resulti ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Manufacturing and Metrology of High Magnetic Permeability Materials for High Efficiency, Wideband, and Conformal RF Antennas

    SBC: Rayn Innovations, LLC            Topic: AF171100

    The critical Air Force need addressed by this effort is the enabling of high efficiency wideband (and ultrawideband) communication in a compact (conformal) form factor that minimizes (or eliminates) penalties of drag and structural reinforcement associated with conventional airborne antennas. Wideband multi-function antennas are the ideal solution to the congested spectrum problem and could lead t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. All-Fiber Optical Isolators for High Energy Lasers

    SBC: AdValue Photonics Inc            Topic: AF171108

    Ten kW of diffraction-limited output power has been demonstrated, which enables a wide range of new applications from laser welding, laser cutting, and laser drilling to military defense. An isolator is necessary between fiber amplifiers in order to maintain stable operation. We propose to develop and optimize all-fiber isolator using our proprietary Faraday rotation fiber with high Verdet constan ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. All-Fiber Optical Isolator for High Energy Lasers at 2 m

    SBC: NP Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF171108

    All-fiber optical isolators with high power handling are desired for high energy all-fiber laser systems.NP Photonics proposes to design and develop all-fiber optical isolators at the 2 m wavelength region using our unique magneto-optic glasses and innovative all-fiber designs.The proposed all-fiber isolators have the advantages of high power handling, compactness, and high reliability.In Phase I, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Additive Manufacturing of Freeform Optical Elements for Imaging System Weight and Volume Reduction

    SBC: AdValue Photonics Inc            Topic: AF171101

    Freeform optics is a recent, emerging and developing field to meet the increasing demands created by the high performance and ultra-compact optical imaging systems that underpin consumer and medical applications, such as mobile phones, head mounted displays, and ultrathin endoscopes. Additive manufacturing will be an ideal method to prototype freeform optics if surface quality specifications can b ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Prediction of Boundary Layer Transition on Hypersonic Vehicles in Large-Scale Wind Tunnels and Flight

    SBC: Arizona Engineering Science LLC            Topic: AF161024

    A robust and computationally efficient "Versatile Transition Prediction Methodology" (VTPM) for hypersonic boundary layers is developed, verified and validated. VTPMis based on two approaches: (1) A frequency domain linearized Navier-Stokes solver (VTPM-FD), and (2) an adaptive mesh-refinement wave-packet tracking technique (VTPM-WPT). Both approaches build on the governing equations in their most ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Certification Modeling for Composites with Voids and Wrinkles for Engines and Structures

    SBC: ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, LLC            Topic: AF161129

    This proposal aims at developing a material agnostic modeling and analysis capability to help understand the genesis of voids and wrinkles during the processing and curing of fibrous composites. It also develops a hierarchical framework to investigate the effects of these micromechanics defects on the interlaminar strength and fatigue life of curved composite structures. The overall effort is cate ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. High-Efficiency Radiation-Hard Solar Array Interface to Spacecraft Power System

    SBC: Alphacore, Inc.            Topic: AF162007

    The Phase II SAI prototype will be developed using COTS GaN switches and CMOS drivers. During Phase II Alphacore will design and fabricate a rad-hard CMOS driver ASIC to provide electrical and on-chip algorithmic control of the GaN switches. The SAI and its components will be tested and measured under varying environmental conditions, including across temperature and radiation extremes. The GaN de ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force

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