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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. C02/Water Microemulsion Fire Suppression in Dry Bays

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF083250

    Fires in dry bays of military aircraft present a significant hazard that must be addressed with advanced fire suppression systems. The USAF is interested in concepts that do not require power or active sensing of fire for proper operation. ADA Technologies, Inc. has been developing fine water mist fire suppression technology for the past 10 years, and proposes a solution for this problem that inco ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT SHELTERS

    SBC: Advanced Composite Technology            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROJECT WILL RESEARCH MATERIALS AND DEVELOP A DESIGN AND CONCEPT FOR MAKING ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT SHELTERS USING ADVANCED MATERIALS. THE ADVANCED MATERIAL SHELTER WILL BE DESIGNED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A NUMBER OF SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES IN MATERIALS AND PROPRIETARY TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES IN MANUFACTURING DEVELOPED BY ADVANCED COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY, INC. (ACT). ACT HAS DEVELOPED TWO TECHNOLOGIES SI ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. SMALL CRATER BRIDGING MATERIAL

    SBC: Advanced Composite Technology            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROJECT WILL RESEARCH MATERIALS AND DEVELOP A DESIGN AND CONCEPT FOR MAKING A ULTRA-STRONG, LIGHT WEIGHT SMALL CRATER REPAIR SYSTEM USING ULTRA-LIGHT, ULTRA-STRONG ADVANCED MATERIALS. THE END PRODUCT FOR PHASE I WILL BE A DETAILED DESIGN AND ANALYSIS FOR THE SYSTEM. THE ADVANCED MATERIAL SYSTEM WILL BE DESIGNED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A NUMBER OF SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES IN MATERIALS AND PROPRIETARY ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Autonomous Nonbattery Wireless Strain Gage for Structural Health Testing and Monitoring in Extreme Environments

    SBC: Albido Corporation            Topic: AF08BT01

    There is a need to monitor the structural health of aerospace components operating in extreme temperatures ranges (e.g. -60 to +300C) and with high accelerations. Ideally the sensors employed for this task should be passive (i.e. not powered through batteries), permanently placed on the critical components and transmit the relevant data to a remote data processing center wirelessly.  Albido is pr ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Protecting Polymers from the Natural Space Environment with Films Grown Using Atomic Layer Deposition

    SBC: ALD NANOSOLUTIONS, INC            Topic: AF07T011

    Polymers in space are subjected to various threats including hyperthermal oxygen atoms, UV and VUV photons, and ions.  These threats can degrade the polymer and lead to static charge accumulation.  This Phase II proposal will build on the Phase I work which demonstrated that inorganic films grown by atomic layer deposition (ALD) can protect polymers such as Kapton, Teflon and PMMA.  Al2O3 ALD f ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. A KNOWLEDGE SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR SATELLITE SURVIVABILITY

    SBC: APTEK, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    CURRENTLY SURVIVABILITY ASSESSMENTS DO NOT USE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCETECHNIQUES. THE GOAL OF THIS PHASE I PROPOSAL IS TO BUILD A DEMONSTRATABLE KNOWLEDGE SUPPORT SYSTEM TO ASSIST SURVIVABILITY ANALYSTS AND SYSTEM ARCHITECTS IN MAKING SURVIVABILITY ASSESSMENTS. SPECIFICALLY, WE WILL BUILD A SYSTEM INCORPORATING A SATELLITE/WEAPON DESCRIPTION AND PROBABILISTIC METHODS THAT WILL PROVE THE FEASIBILIT ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Advanced Electronic Cooling Technologies

    SBC: Aqwest LLC            Topic: AF083222

    Aqwest proposes to develop an advanced thermal management for cooling of electronic components using a variable conductance heat sink (VCHS) offering unparalleled capabilities in high-heat flux handling and temperature control. The project will produce a cooling system with the following benefits to wide band gap amplifiers and high-power laser diodes (HPLD): 1) Heat flux handling > 1200 W/cm2 2) ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. PHOTOCHEMICAL AIR SEPARATION

    SBC: Bell Chemical Research            Topic: N/A

    A NEED EXISTS FOR A PROCESS FOR SEPARATING OXYGEN FROM AIR WHICH IS HIGHLY SELECTIVE, RAPID, OR MINIMAL WEIGHT AND BULK, AND ENERGY EFFICIENT. WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE A NOVEL SYSTEM IN WHICH OXYGEN IS SEPARATED FROM AIR BY A CYCLIC PROCESS; OXYGEN IS FIRST BOUND BY AN EXOTHERMIC REACTION AT A TRANSITION METAL SITE IN A CARRIER MOLECULE, AND LATER RELESED BY A PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTION INDUCED BY IR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Small Unpiloted Aircraft System (SUAS) Auto-tracking of Moving and Stationary Targets

    SBC: SOLUTION ENGINEERING            Topic: AF083129

    Solution Engineering, Inc. (SEI) proposes to develop and demonstrate a prototype real time tracking system that supports robust multiple target tracking in an urban environment.  The approach will focus on increasing the robustness of the core feature tracking algorithms, utilizing target invariant characteristics to extend the ability to track, coast, and reacquire targets.  In addition higher ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Platform for Ultracold Atom Inertial Sensor Development

    SBC: Coldquanta, Inc.            Topic: AF07T024

    This work proposes to develop two critical subsystems and a rotation platform designed to enable ultracold atom inertial sensing research and development, with emphasis on rotation sensing (gyroscopes) for navigation, geolocation, mapping, and similar tasks.  The two subsystems presented here, the computer control and interface subsystem, and the integrated atom chip power source/current driver s ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force

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