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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. Residual Stress Measurement and Forecasting System

    SBC: APES INC.            Topic: AF083228

    The proposed approach for Phase I of this effort brings together two key items that are needed to work in concert with one another: advanced fatigue assessment methods and non-destructive inspection & detection techniques. Successful synthesis of these elements and the engineering disciplines behind them will provide an optimized and advanced method of taking full advantage of engineered residual ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Verification of Cold Working and Interference Levels at Fastener Holes

    SBC: APES INC.            Topic: AF081088

    The USAF recognizes that benefits to cold working fastener holes include significantly increased life of a structure subjected to fatigue loading. However, full realization of this potential from a maintenance and engineering standpoint is hindered by the fact that there is currently no adequate field technique for determining how well the material structure immediately surrounding the hole has re ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Hyperspectral and Multi-Modal Retinal Imaging for Assessment of Retinal Laser Damage

    SBC: Lickenbrock Technologies LLC            Topic: AF083029

    The Phase I objective is a conceptual design of a hyperspectral/multimodal fundus camera for assessing laser damage.  The premise to be ultimately proven in this project is that damage to the fundus, from laser irradiation, may be characterized and detected by reflectance spectra, and by measuring function such as flow and perfusion.  The system will incorporate an existing fundus camera model ( ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Method of Locating Unexploded Ordnance

    SBC: MAV6            Topic: AF083236

    The Unexploded Ordnance Asset RFID System (UARS) is an active low frequency RFID tracking system designed for locating unexploded ordinance (UXO) on the battlefield.  The system is a passive thin collar RFID tag that is placed onto the munition during manufacture and becomes activated after delivery on target.  Once activated, the RFID tag enters a passive listening mode, waiting for a specific ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Replacement for Hexavalent Chromium Conversion Coatings for Magnesium and Zinc-Nickel

    SBC: METALAST INTERNATIONAL, INC.            Topic: AF083226

    The European Union''s RoHS and WEE Directives mandated the elimination of the carcinogenic, hexavalent chromium coatings for metals, including magnesium and zinc-nickel plated substrates.  The purpose of this project is to find chemistry that will meet requirements of industry performance specifications and of the mandate.  METALAST intends to explore trivalent chromium in conjunction with two o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Optical Switching Fabric

    SBC: OPTICOMP CORP.            Topic: AF083209

    The major requirements for this program include the modeling of optical switching fabric technologies appropriate to space-borne systems at very high speed. Specifically, this program will evaluate two OptiComp candidate optical transceiver technologies against a Serial Rapid IO switching fabric. A down-selection to one optical transceiver technology will be made. Then, a simulation of that Serial ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Terabit Per Second Optical Router for Space-Based Satellite Network

    SBC: OPTICOMP CORP.            Topic: AF083191

    The major requirements for this program include the modeling of optical routing technologies appropriate to space-borne systems at very high speed. This program will investigate optical routing at speeds to from 3.125 ro 10 Gbps per channel, with a wavelength/channel density from 4 to 16 wavelengths. Models will be constructed for these regimes, and an experimental demonstration of an 8-wavelength ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Novel Manufacturing Process of Optoelectronic Transceiver Technology

    SBC: OPTICOMP CORP.            Topic: AF083152

    The proposed program will develop OptiComp''s coarse WDM transceiver manufacturing technology.  This WDM optical transceiver technology is highly novel, emphasizing manufacturability, ruggedization, modularity, ease of upgrade and qualification, extensive built-in diagnostic monitoring and test capabilities, as well as superior performance with reduced manfacturing complexity.  The modular desig ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Highly Directional Photo-Switched Terahertz Source

    SBC: SCI-ENG SOLUTIONS, LLC            Topic: AF073004

    ABSTRACT: The successful culmination of this work will result in development of a highly directional integrated, photoconductive switch and source-antenna system that will generate high power THz radiation for a myriad of defense, homeland security, and civilian applications: including the ability to image objects at relatively far distances with high resolution and to establish undetectable comm ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Photon Initiated Thyristor Switches

    SBC: SCI-ENG SOLUTIONS, LLC            Topic: AF073008

    The proposed solid-state "Photon Initiated Thyristor Switches" are a low risk approach that offer an outstanding opportunity to fulfill the near term switching requirements for numerous DoD systems including many of those pertinent to High Power Microwave sources for crucial Directed Energy applications. BENEFITS: The successful development of Photon Initiated Thyristor Switches will enable the d ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force

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