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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 September, 2020.

  1. Hybrid Airborne Laser Power System (HALPS)

    SBC: Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen, Inc.            Topic: AF151012

    ABSTRACT: The proposed innovation is a Hybrid Airborne Laser Power System [HALPS] that uses a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell to charge a bank of batteries designed to power a megawatt class High Energy Laser [HEL]. The Infinity Fuel Cell Stack is based on Infinitys advanced Air Independent, Non Flow Through (NFT) fuel cell technology, in development for NASA and the US Navy, modified to meet t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Laser Sensor for Unattended, and Precise Determination of Calcium and Strontium in Seawater

    SBC: CHEMLED TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: 861X

    The use of unattended floats, platforms, and drones addresses the immense challenge of cost-effectively characterizing the chemistry of the oceans. The proposed program strengthens this capability by demonstrating the feasibility of Laser Fluorescence Enhanced Flame Spectrophotometry (LFEFS) for the simultaneous and high precision measurement of calcium and strontium. These are key elements of the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Reduced-Order Fluid-Thermal-Structural Interactions Model for Control System Design and Assessment

    SBC: APPLIED DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL, INC.            Topic: AF151189

    ABSTRACT:The proposed research will examine innovative approaches for real time simulation of the coupled fluid-thermal-structural response of hypersonic muntions operating on terminal trajectories for the purpose of high-fidelity closed-loop guidance and control. This will be accomplished by combining state-of-the-art model reduction approaches for CFD aerothermodynamics and FEM thermo-structural ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Broadband, Real-Time Non-Intrusive High-Power-Microwave Near-Felds Mapping System

    SBC: ADVANCED FIBER SENSORS, INC.            Topic: AF151025

    ABSTRACT:The feasibility of developing a photonics-based real-time high-power-microwave (HPM) near-field mapping system is to be investigated. The system is intended to contain multiple non-intrusive near-field sensors so that it can simultaneously detect undistorted versions of broadband HPM electric- and magnetic-field transients over a desired field-mapping area. The system will be able to take ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. A 3D Printed Head Phantom for Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Current Model Validation

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: AF151026

    ABSTRACT:Cognitive skills/capabilities are important for the military personnel to fulfill tasks and to ensure mission efficiency and success. In the past decade, there are abundant researches suggesting that non-invasive brain stimulation via transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) holds great promise to enhance a soldier's cognitive performances. Although models to predict the tDCS curren ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Reduced-Order Model for the Prediction of Supersonic Aircraft Jet Noise

    SBC: INNOVATIVE TECH APPLICATIONS LLC            Topic: AF151065

    ABSTRACT:Innovative Technology Applications Company, LLC proposes the development of an analytical tool that predicts jet noise and engine performance for current and future generations of supersonic two- and three-stream engines. The goal is to provide robust and reliable noise predictions in minutes that can be used for design optimization. The physics-based approach will be capable of addressin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Advanced Electrochemical Power Sources and Lithium-Ion Batteries for Space-Launch Vehicles

    SBC: B S T SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF151067

    ABSTRACT:The goal of this proposed R & D project is to develop safe, low cost, robust lightweight electrochemical power sources for space launch vehicle upper stages, and flight termination batteries for space launch vehicle first stages. The project specifically addresses a Flight Termination Battery (FTS) that weighs less than 7.0 lbs., another Flight Termination System Battery that weighs less ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Compact High Channel Count, High Frequency, Rotating Data Acquisition and Transmission

    SBC: INFRARED TELEMETRICS, INC            Topic: AF151071

    ABSTRACT:IR Telemetrics will leverage its existing data acquisition technology to design, build, and demonstrate a Compact, High Channel Count, High Frequency, Rotating Data Acquisition and Transmission System. The modular, scale-able system will digitize with over 18-bit resolution and a minimum 300 kSPS sample rate and be able to spin at over 25,000 rpm. Data transmission will be accomplished wi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Design and Fabrication of Highly Linear Electro-optic Modulators

    SBC: LUMILANT, INC.            Topic: AF151133

    ABSTRACT:Modulator linearity and efficiency, in addition to bandwidth, are important parameters in characterizing a modulator. In general, improving modulation efficiency is highly desirable since higher modulation efficiency allows lower RF signal to impose equivalent change in the optical beam whereas improved linearity increases the dynamic range available to analog signals conveyed and process ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Hypersonic Materials Selection and Integration Tools

    SBC: MICHIGAN ENGINEERING SERVICES LLC            Topic: AF151191

    ABSTRACT:Advancements in propulsion systems, aerodynamics, and flight control capabilities are enabling hypersonic vehicles to operate at high speeds and altitudes. Therefore, significant new demands are placed on the materials used for constructing a hypersonic system due to the harsh environment created by the high speeds. An integrated design approach that considers the design, the processing, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
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