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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 September, 2020.

  1. Cognitive Residential Heat Pump Fault Detection and Diagnostic Datalogger

    SBC: MANAGEMENT SCIENCES INC            Topic: 9010173R

    Millions of heat pumps are used to heat and cool homes and buildings year round. Continuous operation means that components wear out at a greater rate. As a result, maintenance of residential heat pumps is a major cost driver. Current methods focus on reduced use through control settings. Typically, demand has wide swings throughout the day and people are unable to customize controls. Inevitably, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Real-Time Sensor Data Processing and Compression Performed On-board Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

    SBC: DRAGONFLY PICTURES, INC.            Topic: AF131132

    ABSTRACT: The K-128 co-processor leverages insights from neuroscience to achieve superior performance. Unlike previous efforts along those lines, our approach is to create a software programmable co-processor that runs existing applications. One of the most salient characteristics of such a co-processor is its power efficiency: not just a few percent more efficient than a traditional processor, b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Cryogenic Optical Refrigeration for Space Applications

    SBC: ThermoDynamic Films LLC            Topic: AF131083

    ABSTRACT: Optical refrigeration is currently the only demonstrated all-solid-state cryocooling technology. Optical cryocoolers use laser light to cool small crystal or glass cooling elements. The cooling element absorbs the laser light and reradiates it at higher energy, an example of anti-Stokes fluorescence. The extra energy of the outgoing light comes from the thermal energy of the cooling ele ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Embedded Cognitive Bayesian Prognostic Health Management for RPA Propulsion Systems

    SBC: MANAGEMENT SCIENCES INC            Topic: AF121170

    ABSTRACT: The Air Force is facing severe budget cuts which force the need to cut operating costs of aircraft and manpower. One way to do this is to increase reliability of systems and components which would reduce maintenance and increase operational availability, which reduces the number of aircraft needed to complete missions. The Air Force desires a new prognostic health management (PHM) appro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Modular Flexible Weapons Integration

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: AF141076

    CRAFT Tech proposes the development of an innovative design optimization tool called"AeroRCS"which will simultaneously solve for both aerodynamic performance as well as electromagnetic reflectivity (Radar Cross Section). When operated in an automated environment, AeroRCS will intelligently"morph"and steer the shape to converge on an optimal solutions. AeroRCS will be demonstrated by developing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Rapid Mission Planning for Desirable Viewing Conditions

    SBC: TAU TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: AF141012

    ABSTRACT: This effort involves the design, development and fielding of a software application for automated generation of tasking for observatory imaging of space objects. The application will incorporate capabilities from two AFRL government codes, Satellite Visualization and Signature Tool, and View Scheduler. The application will extend existing geometric constraints for pass selection with si ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Integrated Space Imagery Scheduler (ISIS)

    SBC: Stellar Science Ltd. Co.            Topic: AF141012

    ABSTRACT: Air Force ground based observatory telescope systems leverage a wide variety of sensor capabilities to observe satellites in support of U.S. Space Situational Awareness (SSA) missions, and these valuable sensor resources face many competing requirements for mount time. However, existing astronomical schedulers do not account for variability of space object brightness or numerous other f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Self-calibrated Photometry using Open Source Astrometry Tools (SPOSAT)

    SBC: Stellar Science Ltd. Co.            Topic: AF141013

    ABSTRACT: Traditional methods of gathering radiometrically accurate space situational awareness (SSA) photometry data rely on calibration steps that need 10-12 reference star images to be collected in conjunction with the primary collection. The Air Force needs calibration solutions that reduce these timelines and increase sensor throughput. Our proposed solution follows a successful model of com ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Persistent Wide Field Space Surveillance

    SBC: TAU TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: AF141016

    ABSTRACT: The research for this Phase I topic is to determine an approach that will meet the derived system requirements for this challenging field of dim and bright object detection through WFOV surveillance. Answers will be determined whether the conceived approach exploits recent developments in the sensors and data processing/manipulation, eliminates the need to mechanically point and track, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Affordable Persistent Surveillance of GEO

    SBC: J.T. McGraw and Associates, LLC            Topic: AF141016

    ABSTRACT: The commercial, human and military value of Earth"s orbital space is immense. To ensure operational security, obviate collisions, and preclude potential threats in the particularly valuable region of GEO space requires that we know what is there, and how the vast number of spacecraft, derelicts, and debris are moving the goal of persistent surveillance. We shall develop and analyze ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
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