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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. Model-Based Architecture for Responsive Spacecraft Autonomy

    SBC: Okean Solutions, Inc            Topic: AF131092

    ABSTRACT: This proposal addresses the need for solutions that enable higher levels of spacecraft autonomy to reliably maintain operational capabilities. Random hardware faults and hostile threats necessitate autonomous systems capable of responding quickly and effectively to these threats and unexpected events. The proposed research will develop an autonomy software architecture that enables evol ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Implementation of real-time high-resolution extended EUV solar spectral irradiance forecast

    SBC: Northwest Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: AF12BT11

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this proposal is to achieve an operational capability to produce daily forecasts of the extended extreme ultraviolet solar spectral irradiance (XUV/EUV/FUV SSI, hereafter EUV SSI) by delivering quantitative expectations of the EUV SSI at high-spectral resolution for every day in the period of at least a week after the day the forecast is issued. The forecasted EUV SSI i ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. FRC Multi-Mode Thruster Validation Demonstration

    SBC: MSNW, LLC            Topic: AF112177

    ABSTRACT: Modern military space systems use high specific impulse (Isp) propulsion systems to provide efficient station keeping and large delta-V orbital maneuvers. A multi-mode propulsion system utilizes a single propellant such as AF-M315E to provide high thrust as well as a 1000-4000 s Isp. By utilizing the same propellant in multiple thrusters an entire new range of mission operations are pos ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. A High Flux Neutron Generator for Measuring Bulk Residual Stress via Diffraction

    SBC: Phoenix LLC            Topic: AF131119

    ABSTRACT: Residual stresses can be created in engineered components by most common fabrication processes (e.g., welding, joining, machining, casting, heat treating, press fitting, etc.). They are of particular concern to the aerospace industry because they are difficult to measure and can lead to premature failure of flight-critical components. There are several established methodologies for ch ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Computational Modeling of Coupled Acoustic and Combustion Phenomena Inherent to Gas Turbine Engines

    SBC: Flow Modeling and Simulation            Topic: AF131181

    ABSTRACT: Flow Modeling and Simulation, LLC (FMS), proposes to develop a computational software tool, herein designated AUG3D, that is intended to provide physics-based, multi-level, validated computational simulations of turbine engine component flow fields, particularly those associated with thrust augmentors, i.e., afterburners. This tool will be ideally suited for closely integrating physica ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. High-Efficiency Waste Heat Removal System (WHRS) for Low-Observable Heat Rejection from Aircraft

    SBC: Beck Engineering, Inc.            Topic: AF131009

    ABSTRACT: We propose to develop for the Air Force a high-efficiency Waste Heat Removal System (WHRS) that removes large amounts of waste heat from aircraft with negligible impacts on signature and aerodynamic performance. Our WHRS absorbs heat from aircraft thermal loads, including a Thermal Energy Storage (TES) system that absorbs and stores heat from the cooling system of a High Energy Laser ( ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Multi-kW Fiber Lasers Based on Novel Light Guide Combiners

    SBC: nLight Photonics            Topic: AF131011

    ABSTRACT: The efficient coherent beam combination of a master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) system requires a reduction in non-linearities of the power amplifier sections. Fiber non-linearities, such as stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) and stimulated Raman scattering (SRS), provide an upper limit on the operating power of kW-class fiber laser systems. These non-linear effects can be redu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Characterizing the Impact of Ionospheric Wave Structures on Coordinate Registration.

    SBC: Northwest Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: AF131094

    ABSTRACT: Coordinate Registration (CR) of OTHR targets requires accurate real-time ionospheric modeling coupled with HF propagation calculations to convert radar-measured target signal delays and beam steers to geographical position. Our team is the developer of one of the most sophisticated ionospheric data assimilation capabilities currently in existence, GPSII (GPS Ionospheric Inversion; pron ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Coherent Detection Eye-Safe LIDAR Systems Based on Large Mode Area Fiber Amplifiers

    SBC: nLight Photonics            Topic: AF131150

    ABSTRACT: nLIGHT proposes the development of of an all-fiber, master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) configuration that will meet the Air Force requirements for a 10 mJ, 300 ns pulsed laser source. With the exception of the output power amplifier fiber, this device will be based on commercial off the shelf (COTS) components. This proposal is based on an Er-doped fiber amplifier that is res ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Versatile Structural Radiation Shielding (VSRS)

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: AF121062

    ABSTRACT: The Phase I Versatile Structural Radiation Shielding (VSRS) Effort has successfully demonstrated the feasibility of 3D printing multifunctional spacecraft structures with integral multi-layer, multi-material, minimum-mass radiation shielding. We developed novel space-compatible materials to enable 3D printing with combinations of low-Z and high-Z materials, developed advanced FDM techni ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force

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