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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. Low-Cost/Robust Nanosatellite Spacecraft for Distributed, Communication Systems Constellations

    SBC: ADVANCED SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    "The SBIR Phase I work uncovered that the most expensive and challenging aspects of multi-satellite projects are the ability to build and test the satellites in a simulated environment that provides a high fidelity validation in a distributedtest-like-you-fly environment at a reasonable cost. Expanding on three of the four elements investigated during Phase I, ASI will construct components that c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. 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
  4. Atomic Layer Deposition of Oxidizer Coatings on Aluminum Nanoparticles to Fabricate Superthermite Explosives

    SBC: ALD NANOSOLUTIONS, INC            Topic: N/A

    "Energetic thermite composites are composed of a metal fuel (e.g. Al) and an oxidizer (e.g. Fe2O3). Thermite composites have a much higher reaction enthalpy per cm3 than conventional explosives such as TNT. However, current thermite composites do notyield a higher reactive power because of the large diffusion distance between the metal fuel and oxidizer in thermite powders. To minimize the diff ...

    STTR Phase I 2002 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. 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
  7. Biological Decontamination for Forward-Deployed Airbase Using Low Temperature Air Plasmas

    SBC: ASI TECHNOLOGY CORP.            Topic: N/A

    "ASI's plasma consultant, Igor Alexeff, PhD, has invented, tested and patented an atmospheric pressure, dc of 60 Hz AC discharge, that has been operated in air, helium, argon and nitrogen. The apparatus has in laboratory testing successfully destroyedmicroorganisms. The apparatus does not require a complicated, fragile RF power supply for operation. We propose it to be developed into equipment for ...

    STTR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Hybrid semi-insulating SIC wafers

    SBC: ASTRALUX, INC.            Topic: N/A

    "Researchers at Astralux, Inc. propose to develop hybrid semi-insulating SiC wafers using a novel technique. Specifically, our overall goal is to commercialize epi-ready 3-inch and 4-inch 4H and 6H SiC wafers for the emerging wide bandgap microwave devicemarket. The hybrid SiC wafers are deemed complementary to the existing bulk SiC wafers, and the value added is to increase the production volum ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Improved Microminiature Thermionic Converter Using Low Work Function AlGaN Electrodes

    SBC: ASTRALUX, INC.            Topic: N/A

    "There is a general need to generate high energy density electrical power sources for space, aircraft, ground and naval vehicles, as well as to convert the heat already present in high temperature sources into electrical power. Thermionic power generationis a very attractive solution to both needs. Thermionic emission typically occurs from metal surfaces when the temperature of the metal excites ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. In-Situ Evaluation of Composite Structural Performance in Presence of High Stress/Strain Gradients Using Multi-Axis Fiber Grating Strain Sensors

    SBC: BLUE ROAD RESEARCH            Topic: N/A

    "This Phase II proposal uses multi-axis fiber grating strain sensors to characterize strain fields interior to complex composite materials. Advantages of this approach include the ability to measure transverse strain, transverse strain gradients and axialstrain simultaneously at multiple points along a single fiber line. Models and software will be developed to complement a data base generated t ...

    STTR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force

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