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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. Programmable Picosat Transceiver

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: AF112072

    ABSTRACT:The goal of the Space Test Program is to enable the US Air Force to rapidly develop emerging space technologies by providing economical flight opportunities to increase a technologys TRL. Over the past decade, the CubeSat form factor has emerged as an economical platform for testing technologies that can be packaged within the 10x10x30 cm form factor. However, the lack of a programmable S ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Vacuum Compatible High Gradient Insulators

    SBC: SIENNA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF151013

    ABSTRACT:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a vacuum compatible, high gradient insulator (HGI) based on low SEE yield aluminum nitride (AlN) ceramic with high surface flashover resistance for pulse power applications. In Phase I we will design and fabricate AlN-Metal HGIs, and investigate the effects of AlN and metal layer thicknesses, and number of layers on the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Automated Scaling Software for Oblique Incidence Ionograms

    SBC: Northwest Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: AF151098

    ABSTRACT:The objective of this solicitation is to develop real-time automatic scaling software for oblique ionograms (OIs). The NWRA team has developed an extensive HF propagation computational tool set, which includes a capability called APEx (Automated Point Extraction) for automatically finding vertical ionogram (VI) traces within an ionogram image. APEx does not require pre-separation of the O ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Influence of Long-range Ionospheric and Atmospheric Effects on Surveillance and Communication Systems

    SBC: Northwest Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: AF151154

    ABSTRACT:Abstract: Electromagnetic signals used in communications and sensor systems can be seriously impacted after propagation through a region of the atmosphere or ionosphere disturbed by turbulence. This work will develop new physics-based technology that calculates EM propagation from HF to laser frequencies, including the effects of turbulence with long correlation length in the direction of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Optimized Additive Manufacturing for High Dielectric Strength

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: AF15AT07

    ABSTRACT: To produce high dielectric strength insulator materials, our approach, called Optimized Additive Manufacturing for High Dielectric Strength (OAHDS), will optimize fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printing in order to fabricate high density parts. Currently, thermoplastics 3D printed via FFF have dielectric strengths one to three orders of magnitude lower than injection molded parts ma ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Prediction and Measurement of the Carbon Build-Up in Film-Cooled Rocket Engines

    SBC: SIERRA ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: AF15AT21

    ABSTRACT: Sierra Engineering Inc. (Sierra) believes that existing chemical kinetic models can be efficiently incorporated into commercial CFD codes to predict the mixing, pyrolysis, soot formation and carbon deposition within film cooled rocket engines. During this Phase I STTR effort we will demonstrate that this analysis capability is practical and that we can generate appropriate model validati ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Rapid Development of Thermodynamic Capability for Integrated Computational Materials Engineering

    SBC: Computherm, LLC            Topic: AF15AT30

    ABSTRACT: CompuTherm, LLC proposes a pilot project to develop an innovative modeling tool for rapid deployment of thermodynamic capability for Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME). To be developed on the basis of CompuTherms current capability, Pandat software, the proposed modeling tool represents the next generation of CALPHAD software. The significant advances of the proposed m ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Tool to Assess State of Digital System after Electromagnetic Disruption

    SBC: Embedezyne LLC            Topic: AF151010

    ABSTRACT: Commercial off the shelf (COTS) electronic components have long been used by many companies in a wide range of industries to assist in their day to day operations. Most companies today use COTS computer workstations, servers, and networking devices in one form or fashion. While cost effective, COTS components are not required to adhere to strict Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Malicious Behavior Detection for High Risk Data Types (DetChambr)

    SBC: Leviathan Security Group, Inc.            Topic: AF151031

    ABSTRACT: Leviathan Security Group (LSG) has previously created a system called Major Myer, under the DARPA CINDER program, which is capable of detecting exploitation attempts in images of application memory using emulation. It has focused on crashdumps, but is theoretically not limited to this purpose. LSG has since commercialized the technology developed under that project into a product called ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. HYPERSONIC TEST VEHICLE RECOVERY SYSTEM

    SBC: Systima Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF151180

    ABSTRACT:Systima Technologies, Inc. proposes the development of an unmanned hypersonic test vehicle recovery system that will greatly enhance the effectiveness of hypersonic flight testing.Systima plans to perform a comprehensive review of the various hypersonic vehicle test environments and recovery requirements in order to develop recommendations for suitable vehicle recovery technologies for th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force

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