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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Learner Engagement and Motivation to Learn Assessment and Monitoring System

    SBC: Design Interactive, Inc            Topic: AF17AT009

    Training can now delivered on a large scale through platforms, but must be engaging to be effectively utilized. Key to providing training that makes a difference in the field is an understanding of how to induce high levels or engagement during learning, and the ability to objectively assess engagement in real-time so that interventions can be tailored during training to optimize engagement and m ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Development lightmap rendering technology to advance infrared simulation capabilities for training applications

    SBC: Cornerstone Software Solutions, Inc            Topic: AF17AT012

    Recent technology advances have enabled the simulation community to achieve greater realism in virtual training environments. As new methods for synthetic image generation are developed, the lack of readily available supporting data to populate these specialized techniques limits their implementation. Currently the capability is not available to efficiently generate enhanced temporal energy maps ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Plasmonic Metamaterial Approach to Infrared Scene Projection

    SBC: Truventic LLC            Topic: AF17AT022

    Truventic proposes a novel MEMS-based plasmonic infrared scene projector to support hardware-in-the-loop testing of missile seekers, forward looking IR cameras (FLIR), counter measure simulation and tracking systems. The approach avoids known limitations of resistive arrays and provides high dynamic range, unprecedented high apparent temperature, high modulation rates, high pixel to pixel contrast ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Plasmonic Metamaterial Approach to Infrared Scene Projection

    SBC: Plasmonics Inc.            Topic: AF17AT022

    As both the response speed and sensitivity of thermal imagers have improved significantly over recent years, new IRSP systems are needed to provide greater dynamic range and faster response speeds. Addressing these issues, as well as producing a cost effective and modular IRSP system will be critical for providing quality scene projection for the next generation of infrared imagers. To address the ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Management of High Heat Fluxes Associated with LED IR Emitter Arrays

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: AF171013

    Mainstream will develop a complete infrared emitter array package consisting of a hermetic housing, heat sink, power interconnect, and signal interface. For the initial phase, we will design, fabricate, and experimentally evaluate a passive and advanced c

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Synthesis of HAN and HEHN in a Continuous Mix Process

    SBC: Digital Solid State Propulsion, Inc            Topic: AF171061

    Production of hydroxylamine nitrate (HAN) and hydroxyethyl hydrazine nitrate (HEHN) is of great concern for the manufacture of AF-315E. Current stockpiles of heritage ingredients held by AFRL are being depleted and those manufacturers are no longer in exi

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Nonlinear Near Infrared Sensitizer and Photonic Protective Additives for Enhanced Laser De-Paint

    SBC: Beam Engineering For Advanced Measurements Co.            Topic: AF171092

    The key opportunity that we will exploit is the possibility of using of multiple paint additives to both reduce the effect of near-IR laser paint stripping systems on the epoxy primer used on USAF aircraft, while at the same time increasing its effect on

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. High Accuracy Moving Platform Surveying/Metrology

    SBC: VETH RESEARCH ASSOCIATES LLC            Topic: AF151181

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    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Demulsification and Purification System to Recover Contaminated JP-8

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: AF161001

    Fuel is critical to any military operation. Preserving fuel that is stored and transported to the battlefield is critical to maintaining a high level of operational effectiveness. Fuel convoys and storage facilities are particularly vulnerable to attack, and in the event of such an occurrence, the fuel must be recovered to mitigate the negative effects this disturbance. Fuel that has been compromi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Development of Fast-Actuating Valve for Ludwieg Tube Activation

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: AF161077

    With hypersonic research becoming increasingly relevant, as viable technologies encroach on these speeds, heightened emphasis is being placed on effective methodologies of simulating hypersonic airflows. Specifically, Ludwieg Tubes have distinguished themselves as an effective and economical way to emulate hypersonic flow. In attempt to further increase their utility, researchers are seeking innov ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
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