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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. Improved Turbochargers for Small IC Engines

    SBC: BAKER ENGINEERING, LLC            Topic: AF181028

    During the Phase I, Baker Engineering Inc. (BEI) proposes to research the feasibility of developing an advanced micro-turbocharger that can be applied to small UAS propulsion systems in the 2-20 horsepower range. BEI will focus the research and design efforts on a micro-turbocharger to fit the 3W-28i propulsion platform (ScanEagle UAV). Incorporating a specially designed micro-turbocharger system ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Direct Injection Systems for Small UAV Engines

    SBC: BAKER ENGINEERING, LLC            Topic: AF181032

    Baker Engineering Inc. (BEI) will research the use of the CI Fuel Injection System to fulfill the need for heavy fuel delivery in 2-50 Hp compression ignition engines for UAS/UGS applications.Research will focus specifically on the high pressure heavy fuel injector.Under this Phase I, alternate methods of actuation will be researched with the goal of reducing spark-knock while increasing performan ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Adaptable SoS Environment for M&S Tools

    SBC: Thermoanalytics, Inc.            Topic: AF181063

    Military sensor models comprise software codes that represent specific sensor technologies, such as infrared, radar, and LiDAR, so that sensor systems can be designed and integrated into Air Force platforms.Operating these codes requires system designers to expend considerable effort in translating the inputs and outputs of the various codes so that they interface properly. Integrating multiple se ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Development of “Permit Wizard” Software for AssistedPermit Application Completion

    SBC: Total Quality Systems, Inc.            Topic: 833

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: The objective of this project is to research the technical feasibility of designing a software tool “Permit Wizard” that will automate the process for aquamarine permit application submittal, review, approval/disapproval and issue (including collection of fees). Aquaculture producers are currently faced with slow, complex, and often confusing permitting processes that must ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. Development of a Rapid Monitoring System for Detection of Pathogens in Marine Aquaculture Operations

    SBC: InnovaPrep, LLC            Topic: 836

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: InnovaPrep proposes to develop a rapid sample-to-answer monitoring system for detecting pathogens in marine aquaculture waters. An assessment of industry needs will include a kickoff meeting with NOAA and a visit to Toby Island Bay Oyster Farm. Following the assessment and report, a TRL-4 breadboard prototype system will be developed that will include the combination of sample ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  6. Structural Nuclear Effect Mitigation of Composite Aeroshells for Munitions for Air Platforms and Cruise Missile Systems

    SBC: Conductive Composites Company, L.L.C.            Topic: AF181048

    Next generation munition systems must be capable of mitigating a multitude of threats including ionizing nuclear radiation (i.e. X-ray, gamma, and neutron), electromagnetic threats, high-temperature environments, and other countermeasures such as high-power microwave (HPM). Conductive Composites Company (CCC) has a unique understanding of the problem and has spent the past three decades developing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Non-Destructive Evaluation of Thermal Spray Coatings Using Ultra-High Frequency Micro-Induction Inspection Technology

    SBC: GRID LOGIC INCORPORATED            Topic: AF181049

    The U.S. Air Force needs to non-destructively and easily inspect thermal spray metallic and ceramic thermal spray coatings on critical surfaces of gas turbines. Current methods fail to adequately detect sub-surface and interfacial defects, and are cumbersome to use, particularly with conformal geometries.Issues exist with capturing accurate measurements over a range of coating and substrate materi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Thermographic NDE of Bond Interface Integrity in Thermal Spray Coating

    SBC: Thermal Wave Imaging Inc            Topic: AF181049

    In Phase I of this SBIR project, we will determine the feasibility of a novel approach to active thermography for quantitative NDE of both thermal and cold spray coatings used in manufacture, maintenance and repair of hot section components. Our approach, Active Interleaved Thermography (AIT) builds on our extensive experience in NDE of Aerospace and Industrial Gas Turbine (IGT) TBCs, and leverage ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Rapid, Low-cost Material Qualification for High-Cycle Durability of Blades in Short-Life Turbine Engines

    SBC: FRACTURELAB LLC            Topic: AF181058

    The current program is focused on development of a low-cost, integrated experimental and analytical approach to rapidly assess the HCF durability of any material.Per the solicitation, the Phase I effort should demonstrate the suitability of the approach for at least one class of materials.In view of recent successes with metallic materials, and the high promise of ceramics for small engine applica ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Development of bulk metallic glass components for spacecraft applications using thermoplastic forming

    SBC: Supercool Metals LLC            Topic: AF173014

    Ever increasing demands on space, aerospace and defense applications require non-traditional approaches to materials and processing methods. Bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) are unique materials that combine properties of ultrahigh strength metals with processability of thermoplastics, which is often paired with other attractive attributes, such as high resilience, fracture toughness, hardness, and co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
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