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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. Improved Manufacturing Technologies for Polymer Matrix Composite Engine Components

    SBC: 2PHASE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF06115

    This proposal addresses the development and use of lightweight, low thermal-capacity reformable tooling materials for high-temperature composite processing evaluation, parts prototyping, trial production and full-rate production of PMC engine components. The weight-saving promise of high-temperature polymer matrix composites (PMCs) for engine components is offset by the very high costs of parts m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Seamless Non-Line-Of-Sight Communications for Urban Warfare

    SBC: ADAPTIVE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES            Topic: AF05T022

    This project will investigate candidate space-time coding schemes to be incorporated in a multiple-input multiple output two-way communication system that operates within an urban warfare environment. The main objective is to increase channel capacity to achieve high-quality video transmission using narrow signal bandwidths, typically deployed for voice channels. The investigation will determine t ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Closed Loop Composite Recycling Process

    SBC: Adherent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF06081

    The recycling of composites on a large scale is an unsolved problem. Currently, the material is either ground up into near-worthless fillers, incinerated, or digested using environmentally questionable technology. Adherent Technologies, Inc. has developed a number of technologies to reclaim valuable carbon fiber and other raw materials from these composites in a potentially economically feasible ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Passive High Performance Heat Storage and Dissipation Technology for Transient High Power Thermal Management

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA04T010

    Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT), in partnership with the University of Nevada-Reno (UNR), is developing a high performance metal hydride heat storage and dissipation technology for high power lasers. The proposed technology incorporates heat pipes for passive acquisition and dissipation of high heat flux heat loads and metal hydrides for storage of the heat loads during the laser operati ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. High-Resolution Wide-Dynamic-Range MEMS-Based Closed-Loop Adaptive Optics System

    SBC: AGILOPTICS            Topic: AF05003

    AgilOptics’ Phase I SBIR proposed the development of a moire¢ Wave-Front Sensor (MWFS) test-bed to evaluate the MWFS design developed and patented by the University of New Mexico (UNM) and to extend the design for use in a closed-loop Adaptive Optic (AO) system with a Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) Deformable Mirror (DM) corrector. Our Phase I results have shown that the MWFS provides i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. MEMS-Based Aero-optics Simulator System

    SBC: AGILOPTICS            Topic: AF06T030

    This effort joins the MEMS-based deformable mirror technology available from AgilOptics, a New Mexico small business, with the aero-optics technology of the University of Notre Dame to develop an Aero-optics Simulator. This simulator will develop a library of aero-optics patterns to simulate atmospheric distortions for test and evaluation of military or commercial beam control systems.

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Design, fabrication, and characterization of novel waveguide structures for high-power and compact THz sources based on a novel concept

    SBC: ArkLight            Topic: AF06110

    In the proposed work we will investigate the THz properties of a slab waveguide made from a GaP or ZnGeP2 wafer. We plan to investigate how the width of a slab waveguide will affect the output power of the THz waves and normalized conversion efficiencies. We are particularly interested in the exploration of how the multi-modes supported by the waveguide will affect the THz parametric conversion du ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Tuneable Low Frequency Microwave Source

    SBC: ASR Corporation            Topic: AF05006

    The proposed effort is to develop a frequency and waveshape agile pulse forming system. The pulse forming system is based on a Blumlein topology and allows a wide range of waveforms to be generated from a fixed set of mechanical hardware.

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Compact HPM Sources

    SBC: ASR Corporation            Topic: OSD05D07

    The MATRIX oscillator was developed as a tunable wideband HPM source for use by the AFRL in threat testing. The fundamental physics of hydrogen insulation used in the MATRIX oscillator as well as the overall topology limit the voltage-frequency-Q (VFQ) product of the current system. Through the application of dual-resonant topology and revised insulation, the output of the MATRIX oscillator conc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Field Mistuning Inspection Tool

    SBC: Blade Diagnostics Corporation            Topic: AF05183

    Blade Diagnostics Corporation’s IBR Field Mistuning Inspection System will help the DoD and engine manufacturers develop a systematic approach for assessing and managing mistuning in integrally bladed rotors (IBRs). Mistuning refers to small variations in the blade frequencies that can cause a large amplification of vibratory response and failure from high cycle fatigue (HCF). To improve robus ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
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