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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. Development of a Concept for Swarmed mini-UAVs for Automatic Target Recognition

    SBC: Augusta Systems, Inc.            Topic: N04T005

    The objective of this project is to develop algorithms controlling the high level flight pattern of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) utilizing swarming technology in a manner to maximize Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) performance for a selected algorithm through cooperative search operations involving a larger number of inexpensive UAVs. Based upon the success and results of the Phase I work, ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Innovative Integration of Carbon Foam and Aerogel

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: MDA04035

    Touchstone Research Laboratory and Aspen Aerogels have teamed to create a new carbon composite material comprised of Touchstone’s carbon foam (CFOAM) and carbon aerogel. Phase I demonstrated the feasibility of manufacturing on a laboratory scale and included foam and aerogel compositional optimization, as well as preliminary thermal and mechanical characterization. The results were that carbon ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Innovative Weight Efficient Combined Structural/Thermal Protection System (TPS) Concepts

    SBC: FMW COMPOSITE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF04248

    The current approach to providing thermal protection to aero-vehicles is to use a parasitic thermal protection system (TPS) that protects the primary structure while transferring the aerodynamic loads to the same primary structure. This approach increases the complexity of the vehicle system that, in turn, complicates fabrication and inspection of the structure. In addition, this approach also i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Advanced High Mass Fraction Tactical Rocket Motor Case

    SBC: FMW COMPOSITE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF04199

    The higher Mach number flight capability required in future missile systems has necessitated the development of advanced materials capable of surviving the increased thermal loads expected in these systems. Although previous research has indicated that titanium matrix composites (TMCs) are a potential solution to this problem, the high cost of these materials has severely hindered their considerat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. HEMETS- Human Error Modeling for Error Tolerant Systems

    SBC: D.N. AMERICAN            Topic: N03130

    D.N. American proposes the development of a Human Error Modeling tool for Error Tolerant Systems (HEMETS) which will simulate human performance on complex systems in order to provide system designers with information on what aspects of their design are likely to lead to human error. Furthermore, HEMETS will provide recommendations to the designers so they can improve their design in order to elimi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Carbon Foam Exhaust to Reduce Ground Vehicle Observables

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: N03165

    Touchstone Research Laboratory has developed a novel material, CFOAM®, with the ability to reduce the thermal signature of exhaust ducting. The primary enabling carbon foam characteristic is tailorable specific thermal conductivity while providing better structural properties at elevated temperatures than traditional insulation materials. Carbon foams also resist chemical and environmental corros ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Radar Detection and Discrimination of Small Maritime Targets at High Altitude and Grazing Angle

    SBC: Radio-Hydro-Physics LLC            Topic: N05006

    Data analysis, followed by system software and hardware design for a multi-frequency, amplitude modulated, polarimetric, digital radar sensor suite, which can be used to discriminate natural and anthropogenic, motion-induced perturbations to the aerosol layer above the ocean surface. In an option task, the radar design will be elaborated, and the radar will be fabricated, tested, and demonstrate ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Innovative Intelligent Agent and Cognitive Decision Aids Component Technology

    SBC: PROLOGIC, INC.            Topic: A04011

    The proposed innovation is a Situational Assessment and Warfighter Analysis Framework (SAWAF) to support analysis and assessment of network centric fire support and probable courses of action. The core of this architecture is the ability to host a variety of intelligent agent based algorithms/solvers through a shared tuple space. A tuple space is a highly structured, distributable approach to com ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Carbon Foam Composites for EMI-Shielded Shelters

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: AF05270

    Touchstone Research Laboratory proposes to investigate use of a CFOAM core in a sandwich panel configuration for an all-composite, low-cost, lightweight, EMI-shielded Rigid Wall Relocatable Structure (RWRS). Carbon foam offers excellent EMI shielding properties due to its high electrical conductivity. An all-composite shelter would eliminate metallic components that are susceptible to environmen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Advanced Thermal Management System for Military Applications of the Scramjet Cycle

    SBC: FMW COMPOSITE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF05192

    The recent successful flight tests of a scramjet have moved to the cycle closer to military application. One key barrier to military utilization of the scrajet is high weights in the engine. The current engine uses an inconel actively cooled wall on the engine. Recent developments in Titanium Matrix Components (TMC) offer a breakthrough potential of cutting the weight of the engine in half. FM ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force

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