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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 June, 2020.

  1. Tool Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics

    SBC: VulcanCraft            Topic: N/A

    A smart machine tool must be able to monitor its condition and report problems. Every CNC machine should provide an alarm for tool condition problems, including tool wear, much as every automobile has a low oil indicator. Tool wear is particularly important for unattended machining as a worn tool can ruin a part. All current tool condition systems operate "blind" without direct information on curr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology


    The Helikite Elevated Platform ? Test Relay (HEP-TR) consists of a communications relay payload suspended from a new type of small tethered blimp, called a Helikite, and a Carrier that stores the Helikite and the winch, sensors and helium tanks. TheHEP-TR blimp can be flown at several thousand feet altitude for low cost, long term test communications relay coverage of large areas. It is highly m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Bayesian Variable Resolution Modeling for Autonomous Satellite Cluster Data Fusion

    SBC: CLEVERSET, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The micro-satellite cluster is a revolutionary technology with potential to transform the way we view and deploy space-based applications. Tightly-coupled, highly autonomous satellite clusters promise enhanced mission capabilities and marked reductions inoperational costs. However, ground-based data-processing and control present obstacles to the full realization of this technology.CleverSet prop ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. WDM and TDM Fiber Architectures for Second Generation Fly-By-Light Systems

    SBC: DIGITAL OPTICS CORP.            Topic: N/A

    This SBIR Phase I project builds upon Digital Optics Corporation's experience in the design, fabrication, and integration of micro-optics with lasers, detectors, and fibers to provide an innovative multiplexing approach for fly-by-light (FBL), fiber-basedcontrol of airborne actuator systems. This work will be performed in partnership with Optical Crosslinks and HR Textron.The proposed method uses ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Photonic Crystal Chip-scale Optical Networks

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: N/A

    As the clock speeds of integrated circuits continue to increase, the technological limits of all-electrical interconnects are becoming the overwhelming limit to system performance. In particular, over 80% of the latency in current ICs is due tointerconnect limitations. Moreover, current processors are requiring operational powers in excess of 100 Watts with I/O, on-chip interconnections, and clo ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. System Integration Toolsets for Rapid Evaluation of New Propulsion Systems

    SBC: ENGINEOUS SOFTWARE            Topic: N/A

    Many diverse tools are used for the evaluation of propulsion systems from different engineering disciplines. These include legacy codes, off the shelf analysis software such as ANSYS, MathLab a variety of CFD tools, and miscellaneous utilities such asExcel. Engineous Software proposes to investigate integration of diverse propulsion analysis tools into a design system or framework. Such a syste ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Time-Exposure Acoustics for Imaging Underground Structures

    SBC: GEOPHEX, LTD.            Topic: N/A

    We propose to further develop a new technique for imaging underground facilities based on the passive monitoring of acoustic emissions from both stationary and moving equipment within such facilities. It is well known that all mechanical devices, such asmotors, gears, etc, emit acoustic signals. It is possible to identify an acoustic source based on its noise spectrum. During Phase I, we have demo ...

    STTR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Creative Robots to Defeat Deeply Buried Targets

    SBC: IMAGINATION ENGINES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Recent developments in the area of artificial neural networks have led to a totally new brand of machine intelligence that is capable of autonomously improvising and implementing cunning concepts and strategies. This revolutionary neural networktechnology, called the

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Real Time Sensor Image Fusion

    SBC: MAX-VIZ, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The key to realization of an integrated Enhanced Vision System is the development of an economical and compact processor that can perform real-time adaptive, multi-imager fusion and ground-map correlation. We achieve statistically appropriate (Bayesian)operations in real time using a self-organizing,

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Thermal Barrier Coatings for Titanium and High Temperature Polymeric Composite Components

    SBC: MICROPHASE COATINGS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    MicroPhase Coatings Inc (MPCI) will prove the technical feasibility of an innovative thermal barrier coating in response to SBIR topic AF03-115. The technology uses a novel polymer-titanium-silicate matrix that cures at room temperature. It incorporateshollow glass microspheres for additional thermal insulation. The matrix has already been demonstrated in the laboratory--it withstands high tempera ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
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