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  1. High-Efficiency Radiation-Hard Solar Array Interface to Spacecraft Power System

    SBC: Alphacore, Inc.            Topic: AF162007

    The Phase II SAI prototype will be developed using COTS GaN switches and CMOS drivers. During Phase II Alphacore will design and fabricate a rad-hard CMOS driver ASIC to provide electrical and on-chip algorithmic control of the GaN switches. The SAI and its components will be tested and measured under varying environmental conditions, including across temperature and radiation extremes. The GaN de ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. n-field self-calibration for inertial and magnetic sensors via electrical stimulus

    SBC: Alphacore, Inc.            Topic: AF18AT002

    Alphacore will develop a compact tunable surface mount component (capacitor bank) with tunable component range of more than 10:1. It will provide a tuning mechanism for a wide range of filter topologies with user selectable range of 10 bits. A capacitance selection from 100fF to 100pF using high density CMIM capacitors over small foot print for a variety of bands used in wide applications includin ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Damage Morphology of Advanced Concretes Using High-Speed X-Ray and Tomographic Techniques

    SBC: Physics, Materials, and Applied Mathematics Research L.L.C.            Topic: AF18AT012

    Multiple innovative experimental X-ray techniques will be developed and demonstrated to characterize damage mechanisms/processes in advanced concretes under both quasi-static and dynamic loading.These techniques will provide tomographic information of the 3D damage morphology, as well as dynamic fracture information with high temporal resolution. The techniques can be extended to either unconfined ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. High Temperature Materials for Hypersonic Radomes and Antennas

    SBC: ADVANCED CERAMICS MANUFACTURING, LLC            Topic: AF18AT013

    Missiles experience a wide range of thermal and mechanical environments due to the large variety of flight profiles.Since it is often the aerodynamic leading edge, the missile radome undergoes significant thermal and mechanical loading. The radome must survive the dynamic pressure loading, thermal shock and environmental erosion from airborne particulates (rain / sand) while performing as an elect ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Rapid construction of 3-D Satellite models from limited amounts of 2-D imagery

    SBC: Hart Scientific Consulting International LLC            Topic: AF181020

    The space domain plays a vital role in commercial, scientific and defense endeavors. Continued safe access to and use of space demands an increased awareness of the capabalities of satellites on orbit and an ability to detect changes that may indicate status and health or operator intent. The proposed research will address this challenge by studying how to rapidly and automatically extract 3D info ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Optimized Personal Area Network (PAN) for Battlefield Airmen

    SBC: BLACK DIAMOND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY, LLC            Topic: AF181023

    The Battlefield Airmen Operations (BAO) Kit consists of several components that enable Operators to perform a variety of tasks including communications, computation, information management, and sensing in the field.The current configurationEmploying a Systems-based (holistic) approach to the BAO WPAN (Wireless Personal Area Network), BDATech proposes milestone-based design effort.By first conducti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Ultra-lightweight Lubrication Free Hybrid Carbon Composite Ring-less Piston Engines for Remotely Piloted Aircraft

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: AF181034

    Lightweight high performance engines capable of operating on multiple fuels are a strategic requirement for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAs). Seals for reciprocating piston engines are of particular importance. Heretofore, very lightweight all carbon-carbon (C-C) composite engines in a ring-less piston configuration were developed, fully demonstrated and utilized in lightweight vehicle racing. Thi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. High Performance Radiation Hardened Solar Power

    SBC: REGHER SOLAR LLC            Topic: AF181040

    Reducing degradation of solar arrays is critically important for Orbital Transfer Elements (OTE). Currently used III-V solar cells suffer from radiation induced degradation.In this project we propose novel ultrathin bifacial silicon solar cells for OTE, which are rad-hard, enabling low degradation, and reducing the cost both in $/W and $/kg by a factor of 10 compared to III-V cells.Ultrathin bifac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Low-Cost Innovative Connections for Broadband Photonic Devices

    SBC: Norcon Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF181055

    Advanced R&D breakthroughs in integrated photonics, in parallel with the launch of the Advanced Institute for Manufacturing: Photonics (AIM Photonics), make feasible the production of manufacturable photonic integrated circuits (PIC).Presently, however, PICs are limited primarily to a small wavelength region (near 1550nm) dictated by telecom needs, or rely on glass waveguide technology that does n ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Broadband Fiber Optic Components for DoD Applications based on Tellurite Glass Fibers

    SBC: NP Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF181055

    Development of passive optical fibers and fiber-based components for transport and distribution of laser energy between optical components and around an optical platform would be a great advance in laser and optical system design. Particularly compelling would be fibers and fiber-based functional elements capable of transmitting laser power with low loss over a wide wavelength range from UV to LWI ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force

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