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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. Micro Games for Cyber Threat Awareness

    SBC: Wombat Security Technologies            Topic: AF083032

    Our goal is to develop a web-based platform that can (1) host a collection of micro games for security training, (2) simplify the task of developing games by providing useful features, (3) help administrators manage and deploy micro games, and (4) help analysts visualize and drill down on data. For phase I, we will demonstrate the feasibility of our ideas. We will use a human-centered approach in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Adaptive Phase Management and Mixing Enhancement

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: OSD08E10

    Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT), supported by Texas A&M University (TAMU), proposes to develop a Momentum-driven Vortex Separator (MVS) technology for vapor and liquid management for the advanced vapor cycle Thermal Management Systems (TMS). The MVS developed at TAMU is a single component, two-phase management device that has been successfully demonstrated in various acceleration environ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. FADEC Cooling Using High Temperature Loop Heat Pipes

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF073049

    The Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) controls engine operation.  It is historically mounted on the engine case to minimize the routing length of the sensor and actuator wiring.  The FADEC must be maintained below 70°C, while the environment can be as hot as 170°C.  The current design uses fuel to cool the FADEC, however, this often limits the allowable ground or flight idle time ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Directed Energy Detection and Characterization Instrumentation

    SBC: AEGIS TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC., THE            Topic: AF083253

    The AEgis Technologies Group Inc. proposes to investigate high energy laser and high power microwave instrumentation for ground and airborne targets. The experienced team will identify candidate instrumentation systems; evaluate them against customer-defined requirements and features; and recommend potential systems for further study, development, and implementation in Phase II. We will coordinate ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. New Laser Eye Protection (LEP) Technology for Visors

    SBC: AEGIS TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC., THE            Topic: AF083013

    Laser eye protection has become increasingly important due to the availability of laser sources (continuous and pulsed) over a broad range of wavelengths. This is particularly the case where table top femtosecond laser pulses (~50femtoseconds) with peak powers reaching the Terawatt  scale are commercially available in the visible and near infrared.  The military uses many laser systems (e.g., tr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Aging and Surveillance Technology for Solid Rocket Motors

    SBC: Analytical Services, Inc.            Topic: AF083115

    ASI proposes an innovative and numerically-efficient approach to the modeling of crack propagation in solid propellant rocket motors.  Our technology uses a coupled fluid-structure interaction model that is enhanced with an embedded grid capability.  Such an approach eliminates virtually all of the bottlenecks that occur in traditional approaches, through elimination of the re-gridding that must ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Geospatial Intelligence Analyst Knowledge Preservation Tools

    SBC: BEVILACQUA RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: AF083020

    This proposal describes a specific problem within the Intelligence community. Because of a lack of GEOINT tools for capturing storing and delivering expert knowledge from experienced analysts, new analysts have difficulty in quickly gaining the level of skill that those expert analysts possess.  Recent work in cognitive science has shown that engineers presented with knowledge from domain experts ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Integrally Bladed Rotor (IBR) Maintenance and Life Management

    SBC: Blade Diagnostics Corporation            Topic: AF081056

    BDC is developing a process called SMART BLEND(TM) for inspecting blended IBRs/Blisks. IBRs are susceptible to foreign object damage and blending is a relatively low cost method using machining to repair that damage.  The difficulty is that blending changes the geometries of the blades so that they no longer meet specifications.  More specifically, blending changes the frequencies of the blades ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Miniaturized Thermocouple Scanner

    SBC: STREAMLINE AUTOMATION, LLC            Topic: AF083258

    The AEDC Engine Test Facility (ETF) has more than 20 test cells that can be used for testing prototype propulsion systems and components.  The testing of propulsion systems requires significant data acquisition capabilities, with one test utilizing more than 4200 channels of instrumentation, including 700 thermocouples.  In response to the sheer set-up challenge, AEDC has developed the concept o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. High Heating Rate Electrical Discharge Calorimeter Calibration System

    SBC: STREAMLINE AUTOMATION, LLC            Topic: AF083257

    In answer to the need for an increased heat-flux calibration capability, Streamline Automation  proposes a novel calorimeter data reduction methodology and its implementation and demonstration in a high heat-flux calibration system, powered by an electrical discharge. The new calibration system will; enable calibration at the required flux levels, recreate conditions specific to high-enthalpy hyp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force

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