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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. Commercial Solutions for Weather Forecasting

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: AF182001

    Accurate and timely weather information for situational awareness is critical to the success of Air Force missions.To date, space-borne sensors for weather forecasting primarily include visible, infrared, and microwave instruments.While visible and infrared sensors have reached a high level of maturity and performance, those operating in the microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum continu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Stable, Programmable, Solid State Solar Simulator for Long Duration Testing

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: AF182027

    Testing of materials and systems for satellites requires compact, stable and cost-effective solar simulators that accurately present the full AM0 spectrum, which spans a broad wavelength range from 200-2500 nm. Solar simulators typically use xenon or deuterium gas-discharge lamps, which can provide substantial power output in the ultraviolet (UV) and visible spectral ranges. Incandescent lamps are ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Detection and Intercept of FSO Interplane Communications Using Long-distance Transmission (DIFICULT)

    SBC: NUCRYPT LLC            Topic: AF182039

    It is inherently difficult to derive information from a free space optical (FSO) communication link unless you have access to the beam path. We will work to develop a targeted means of quickly measuring a laser beam direction from outside the beam path that exploits single photon detectors (SPDs). Single-photon-sensitive detectors are the most sensitive detectors possible, especially when multi-sp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Improved Cargo Pallet Restraint System

    SBC: Welkins, LLC            Topic: AF182050

    Our objective is to design an automated pallet restraint system (APRS), assess its feasibility and technical merit, and lay the framework for future prototyping, development, and commercialization thereof. In Phase I, we will design, model, and rapidly prototype the APRS to evaluate (and optimize) its efficiency and safety improvements.

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Integrated Palletization Assist System (IPAS)

    SBC: Hy-Tek Manufacturing Co. Inc.            Topic: AF182050

    HMC conceived the Integrated Palletization Assist System (IPAS) as a simple and rugged system comprised of a swinging gantry arm that is attached to a rolling floor cart by means of hinged connections.The IPAS also includes a secondary static frame arm having a wide support roller at its top. In its simplest configuration the IPAS allows airmen to prearrange the top net and side nets on the ground ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Liquid Injection Modeling for High Enthalpy Air Breathing Propulsion Applications

    SBC: Tetra Research Corporation            Topic: AF182056

    A critical aspect of high-speed air-breathing propulsion systems is liquid fuel injection into supersonic flow.The lack of understanding of primary and secondary breakup of liquid columns into droplets, spray plume interaction with shocks and droplet evaporation in high enthalpy flows can only be partially mitigated by targeted experiments.To fill in essential insight, the development of numerical ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Advanced High Temperature Capable Materials and Coatings Integration with 200 lbt Low-Cost Turbojet for Increased Performance

    SBC: SPYTEK AEROSPACE CORPORATION            Topic: AF182059

    The role of class III UAVs is becoming prevalent for high altitude DOD operations.Turbine engine concepts, capable of long lives and reliability, with minimal maintenance, high fuel efficiency, altitude capability, low noise, operating in austere environments, produced at low cost are required.Spytek proposes to use its newly developed J302-GMX-2 200 lbt turbojet developed under a SOSSEC/LCMC cont ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Low Cost High Performance Solar Arrays for SmallSats and CubeSats

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: AF182066

    MicroLink Devices proposes to integrate its high-efficiency, lightweight, and flexible solar sheet technology onto cube and small satellites at greatly reduced costs over conventional CIC technology.MicroLinks epitaxial lift-off (ELO) based solar cells have efficiencies of 30% at 1-sun AM0 with specific powers more than 2000 W/kg.This is a breakthrough technology that can answer the needs of the A ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Electronically Tunable Narrow-Band Infrared Focal Plane Array Based on the Quantum-Confined Stark Effect in Colloidal Quantum Dots

    SBC: SIVANANTHAN LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: AF182068

    Spectral imaging in the infrared enables cameras to not only detect objects in the scene, but also provide information that can be used to determine their chemical composition. Variations in emissivity can be exploited using spectral imaging to improve contrast and object detection. In addition, certain spectral bands can be exploited to reduce visual degradation caused by dust and weather obscura ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Compound semiconductor bypass and blocking diodes with improved temperature and radiation performance

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: AF182069

    In this Phase I program we will demonstrate the feasibility of building high-performance diodes for space arrays using compound semiconductors. Wider bandgap materials offer not only higher breakdown voltages using thinner device structures, they also enable substantially improved high-temperature performance and enhanced radiation resistance. We will first carry out a trade study using advanced d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force

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