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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. High Performance Low Integration Cost Magnetometer System

    SBC: A&E INNOVATION            Topic: AF083218

    An innovative data collection and analysis approach is proposed to enable body mount magnetometers for space application. In order to achieve high accurate magnetic field measurement in space, the magnetometer has to be located in a âmagnetically cleanâ place, where the magnetic field from spacecraft is negligible. Usually, the magnetometers are placed on deployable booms, so that the field sens ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Accelerated Development of High-Performance Mo-Si-B-X Alloys via an Approach of Integrating Thermodynamic Modeling with Experimental Study

    SBC: Computherm, LLC            Topic: AF07T003

    The proposed study aims at accelerated development of Mo-Si-B-X (X=Ti, Zr, Hf, Re, Mn) alloys with an optimized balance of properties, via an approach of integrating thermodynamic modeling with experimental study.   On the basis of the Mo-Si-B-X (X=Ti, Zr, Hf) database developed in Phase I, a thermodynamic database of the Mo-Si-B-O-X (X=Ti, Zr, Hf, Re, Mn) system will be developed using the Calp ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. A Modeling Tool for Predicting the Durability of Environmental Barrier Coatings (EBC) for Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC)

    SBC: Computherm, LLC            Topic: AF083070

    CompuTherm, LLC proposes a pilot project to develop a modeling tool that can be used to assess the durability of environmental barrier coatings (EBCs) for ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) under combustion environment. The modeling tool includes a thermodynamic database for the gas phase, a thermodynamic database for the silicate system (EBCs), and a computer software package that deals with thermo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Radio Frequency (RF) Tomography for Reduction of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Threat

    SBC: REMSENSE, INC.            Topic: AF083145

    This proposal address the applicability of the RF tomography concept to the detection of IEDs. In the proposal, RemSense, Inc. presents a clear Phase I path to establishing the RF tomography concept for this use by presenting a preliminary overview of the potential algorithms used for the concept. Further, RemSense has arranged a teaming agreement with FIRST RF corporation to take measurement da ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Integrated Power Generation for Small Unmanned Vehicles

    SBC: Engine Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: OSD08UM5

    This program will integrate a lightweight, high efficiency alternator with a quiet, fuel efficient and high power density heavy fuel engine. The electrical power source uses a proprietary, compact and very high power-to-weight alternator using rare earth permanent magnets. It is scalable from 0.5 to 70 kW and larger. MAI''s alternator will be integrated with Engine Research Associates (ERA) Mig ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. The Terminator Tape Low-Cost Deorbiting System

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: AF083198

    TUI proposes to develop a Terminator Tape deorbit module that will utilize both aerodynamic drag enhancement and passive electrodynamic drag to enable spacecraft to comply with post-mission orbital lifetime restrictions while minimizing cost, mass, volume, and footprint impacts to the spacecraft.  At the completion of the satellites mission, this module will deploy a several-hundred meter length ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Fretting Wear Elimination for Titanium Components

    SBC: IBC Materials & Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF083072

    The development of the F-35 Lift Fan has revealed the possibility of fretting between the fan input shaft bearing OD surface and the titanium bearing supports in the Lift Fan gearbox housing.  A steel insert is currently used to provide protection against fretting of the gearbox housing.  In order to provide an effective solution and reduce the overall weight of the F-35, IBC Materials and Techn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Fretting Wear Elimination in Gear Box Housings

    SBC: IBC Materials & Technologies, LLC            Topic: N/A

    A new high-performance anti-wear coating is being developed under an SBIR program with the Air Force Research Laboratorys Materials Directorate for the Joint Strike Fighter. This coating is based on the Micro-Plasma Oxidation process, which is a high-voltage electrochemical process of oxidation which creates micro discharges on the surface of the part immersed in an electrolyte. This results in th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Design Tools for Combustion Stability

    SBC: IN SPACE, L.L.C.            Topic: AF083112

    The combination of complex physics and extremely severe combustor environments presents a formidable challenge to engineers who must ensure that high-pressure, high-performance rocket engines are stable from combustion instabilities.  We propose here an improved methodology for predicting the combustion stability of oxidizer-rich staged-combustion engines.   The methodology integrates high-fide ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Power Generation and Storage for Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAV)

    SBC: CYVOLT ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: OSD09EP2

    This Phase I innovation research project will develop a fuel cell/battery hybrid system to power and store energy for micro-aerial vehicles (MAVs). The objective of this small business innovation research project is to develop a hybrid power system capable of powering MAVs for extended flight times as well as providing increased power for payload packages. Current battery technologies are unable ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force

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