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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. Naval Device Applications of Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals

    SBC: Btech Acoustics, LLC            Topic: N02066

    This project is the development of a single crystal underwater acoustic modem transducer for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) which is compact in size, operates at low to moderately low center frequencies, in a broad band frequency range to accommodate state-of-the-art binary, FSK and spread spectrum signaling schemes that promote covertness. The device exploits the high coupling coefficient an ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Advanced Fluoropolymer Vessels for Ultra-Clean Ionization and Scintillation Detectors

    SBC: Applied Plastics Technology, Inc.            Topic: 08b

    75336S A broad category of experiments in astro-particle and high energy physics requires the construction of ultra-high-purity and ultra-low-radioactive-background, cubic-meter-scale vessels to be used as containers for ionization and scintillation media. Double-beta decay experiments, solar neutrino experiments, and dark matter searches would all benefit from this technology. Plastics are amo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Energy
  8. 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
  9. Physics-based Modeling of Acoustic Reverberation in the Littoral Environment

    SBC: Marine Acoustics, Inc.            Topic: N03T011

    Underwater acoustic modeling plays an essential role in the design, development, test, and operation of sonar systems. Active acoustic clutter can increase the sonar false alert rate or equivalently decrease the probability of detection/classification, and is a key issue in the development and utility of active sonar systems. The ability to predict reverberation and clutter is inseparably tied to ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Active RF Circulators

    SBC: APPLIED RADAR, INC.            Topic: SB052016

    Applied Radar Inc. proposes the development of active MMIC-based circulators in order to achieve high isolation between transmit and receive paths for simultaneous transmit and receive (STAR) phased-array radar system architectures. This technology will enable increased persistence in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems and allow multiple simultaneous radar modes including ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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