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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. Detection of Hostile Fire from the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)

    SBC: RADIANCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF121102

    ABSTRACT:Recent technical demonstrations in hostile fire sensing and classification have highlighted the use of costly cryogenically-cooled electro-optical sensors.While capable, these types of sensors come with a higher initial purchase price as well as high life cycle costs per platform.This activity will implement a broad area hostile fire sensing architecture that uses lower cost discrete sens ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Scaled Hypersonic Test Bed

    SBC: PeopleTec, Inc.            Topic: AF151004

    ABSTRACT:The objective of this proposal is to design an inexpensive hypersonic test article with an associated instrumentation package capable of providing measurements necessary for advancing the understanding of aerothermal behavior in the hypersonic flow regime. Significant advances and accuracy validation within multi-physics computational science and engineering (CSE) toolsets (such as comput ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Handheld Dismount Kit for Persistent, Precision Navigation in GPS-challenged Environments for Military Operations

    SBC: Integrated Solutions for Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF153002

    ABSTRACT:The warfighter needs an accurate and reliable source of Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) when GPS is not available. Fortunately, technical advances in navigation sensors and algorithms can reduce dependence on the venerable, yet vulnerable, GPS system. Inertial sensors are becoming increasingly smaller and more accurate. Low cost, powerful embedded computing platforms enable real ti ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Heterogeneous Porous Media for Thermal Transport Mitigation in Hypersonics

    SBC: S. D. MILLER AND ASSOCIATES P.L.L.C.            Topic: AF161005

    ABSTRACT: S. D. Miller and Associates (SDMA) research team has led the field of research in Opacified Fibrous Insulation (OFI) since 2003.Early OFI prototypes equaled the thermal performance of Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) with MultiLayer Insulation (MLI) using gold-coated shields and vastly reduced cost and maintenance of TPS for hypersonic vehicles.In 2015, OFI prototypes demonstrated improv ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Prediction of Hypersonic Boundary-Layer Transition in Wind Tunnels and Flight

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF161024

    Boundary-layer transition is important in the design of hypersonic vehicles since it significantly affects the aerodynamic drag and heating.The ultimate goal of this SBIR project is to assemble an easy-to-use, accurate, efficient and robust suite of codes to predict boundary-layer transition on hypersonic vehicles in large-scale wind tunnels and flight.The Phase I objectives are to develop algorit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Prediction of Boundary Layer Transition on Hypersonic Vehicles in Large-Scale Wind Tunnels and Flight

    SBC: Arizona Engineering Science LLC            Topic: AF161024

    A comprehensive framework for hypersonic boundary layer transition predictions applicable to wind tunnel and free flight conditions is proposed. The distinguishing feature of this transition prediction framework is that it is developed from the ground up allowing full integration of the important transition regions (receptivity region, linear/secondary/nonlinear stability regimes, etc.) and additi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Uniformed Aeroelastic ROM Realization Across Flight Parameter Space for Dynamic Flight Simulation

    SBC: Zona Technology, Inc            Topic: AF161026

    ABSTRACT: The proposed effort will focus on the development of the parameterized Navier-Stokes (NS) based ROM for the Dynamic Flight Simulation (DFS) framework. The F/A-18 Active Aeroelastic Wing (AAW) aircraft will be used as the test case to investigate and validate the proposed methods.The background flow solutions under various Mach number and angle-of-attack grid points are first obtained by ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Real-time Hyperspectral Image Extraction from Plume Signature Databases based on Surrogate Modeling in Compressed States

    SBC: TRANSNOVA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: AF161030

    The proposed effort aims to develop and demonstrate an innovative software tool combining surrogate modeling and image compression techniques for high-speed hyperspectral image extraction from plume signature databases. Salient aspects of the proposed solution are: (1) image compression and data-driven surrogate modeling operate in concert to capture the effects of various parameters (Mach number, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Highly doped glass enabled high repetition rate, high average power USPL sources

    SBC: NP Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF161038

    ABSTRACT: NP Photonics proposes to develop a high repetition rate, high average power USPL source by taking advantage of our laser technologies based on highly doped glasses. This USPL source has the advantages of high power scalability, compactness, and high reliability.In this Phase I program, we will investigate the feasibility and study the risk to develop a power scalable USPL using our highl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Global-Local Modeling of Aircraft Occupant Safety Assessment during Ejection

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF161044

    ABSTRACT: The extreme ejection conditions in the fifth-generation fighter F-35 could lead to occupant injury. Rocket sled testing of ejection seat with manikins is limited in simulating human response. The current neck injury models and injury criteria from automotive safety are inadequate for the ejection-related injury. We propose to develop the global-to-local finite element models (FEM) and si ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force

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