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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  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


    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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Identification of Integrally Bladed Rotor (IBR) Damping

    SBC: Blade Diagnostics Corporation            Topic: AF06162

    Due to funding and scheduling limitations, current testing for different IBR damping techniques and treatments has been forced to be accomplished simultaneously on a single IBR. Just like IBRs in service, the rotors are mistuned and the modal response is highly coupled. Mistuning refers to the fact that slight manufacturing differences cause each blade to have a different natural frequency – t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Surface Measurements – Flow Field Correlations Resulting in Applicable Cavity Flow Field Control


    Development of a surface measurements based active feedback flow control strategy for cavity flow fields is proposed. The method relies on the estimation of flow field characteristics using surface pressure measurement. The estimated flow field will be used by a controller to provide suitable actuation to the flow filed to effect control. The actuation requirements will be identified through anal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Automating Error Quantification and Reduction for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)


    Solution errors are inherent in any Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation. Sources of error include spatial and temporal discretization, inadequacy or incapacity of physical models to capture complex fluid flow phenomena, and human errors in the setup and use of the CFD code. Systematic identification, reduction, and control of these various error sources is crucial if the results of CFD ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Medium Caliber Gun Barrel Bore Coatings

    SBC: Integran Technologies U.S.A. Inc.            Topic: AF06350

    Integran Technologies USA Inc.(Pittsburgh, PA) is pleased to provide this proposal in response to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Request for Proposal (RFP) (#AF06-350) “Medium Caliber Gun Barrel Bore Coatings”. A materials technology development, optimization and evaluation program is proposed, based upon previous proprietary developments by the applicants in the area of cost-e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Innovative Corrosion Protection via Cold Spray Kinetic Metallization

    SBC: KUCHERA DEFENSE SYSTEMS            Topic: AF06089

    High-strength aluminum alloys offer excellent strength-to-weight ratios making them attractive for use in aircraft and aerospace applications [1]. During use, these alloys are subjected to multiple environmental conditions that can lead to corrosive formations. Corrosion leads to reduced performance and can eventually lead to catastrophic failure. The type and extent of the corrosion is dependa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
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