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  1. A versatile, novel two-step hydrogen reforming process

    SBC: Engi-Mat Co.            Topic: AF05282

    The Air Force requires a reformer technology that can handle multiple fuels and produce fuel cell quality hydrogen on demand. These include JP-8 as well as natural gas and other hydrocarbons. Many of the current technologies require multiple steps in order to remove CO or H2S impurities from the fuel stream. This creates difficulties from fuel versatility, processing and portability standpoints ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Adaptive Levels of Automation for UAV Supervisory Control

    SBC: Big Fun Development Corp            Topic: AF04071

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles hold great promise. As engineers provide UAVs with more autonomy, manpower requirements decrease. But increased autonomy replaces judgment with heuristics. It often degrades the remaining human performance. Balance is needed. Phase I demonstrates the feasibility of using game technology to find this balance. “Avant Guard” models a mission with multiple small UAVs. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Advanced Antenna Pattern Prediction Software

    SBC: CEM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF05T018

    Accurate numerical predictions of performance of antennas on aircraft are important in many problems of avionics design and integration. In particular, such predictions are needed for determination of optimal placement of antenna on an aircraft in order to achieve required coverage. The focus of this project is an investigation and development of high-frequency computational methods and codes for ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Advanced Flow Control Actuators for Fuselage Drag Reduction

    SBC: Virtual Aerosurface Technologies, Inc.            Topic: A04082

    Virtual Aerosurface Technologies, Inc. proposes an SBIR program for the adaptation of combustion powered actuation (COMPACT) flow control devices to the task of fuselage drag reduction on rotorcraft. COMPACT uses a small-scale combustion process to produce high velocity pulsed jets for flow control applications and has previously demonstrated strong control authority for reattachment of separated ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Advanced High Frequency Tunable Filters

    SBC: Engi-Mat Co.            Topic: AF05224

    nGimat proposes to combine MEMS switches with ferroelectric technology to design and manufacture low-loss, low-cost, monolithic, frequency-agile microwave bandpass filters that can be dynamically adjusted in frequency by the application of a DC voltage. In Phase I, nGimat will design and fabricate the circuit, optimize materials, perform modeling and simulation, and build prototype tunable filter ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Advanced Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturing

    SBC: Excellatron Solid State, LLC            Topic: AF05285

    We propose to use a high rate manufacturing technology recently developed at Excellatron to deposit all-solid-state thin film batteries on an ultra-thin substrate. The all-solid-state lithium batteries have very high cycle life (>10,000 charge/discharge cycles), a wide operating temperature range, a rapid recharge capability, and increased power densities. They are inherently safer than existing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. ALL SOLID STATE LITHIUM AIR BATTERY

    SBC: Excellatron Solid State, LLC            Topic: A04052

    A novel approach is proposed for the development of safe lithium-air batteries that offer high-energy storage capacity and extended standby and operational life. The proposed battery will use a lithium anode, an air cathode having an air stable non-volatile electrolyte and a multilayer polymer electrolyte/glass electrolyte barrier to protect the lithium anode from direct reactions with water and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Battlefield Airman: Tactical Air Control

    SBC: Big Fun Development Corp            Topic: AF05115

    Tactical Air Control is a complex problem with high stakes. A failed strike leaves the ground unit vulnerable and may inflict collateral damage. Fratricide is a grave risk. Respect for this reality demands that the highest value in the game design cannot be technology, nor feature list, nor dramatic graphic effects. The highest value must be fidelity. "Battlefield Airman: Tactical Air Control" is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Bottom Up Structured Model Development Using Active Forms and Associative Memories

    SBC: SOFTPRO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: SB041021

    This proposal describes an innovative approach for creating a battle-space data model; an approach that will allow military experts to directly compose the model rapidly and efficiently. Specifically, we propose to build on our Phase 1 effort that integrated CommandLink, an active forms technology, with an associative memory capable of learning about a data model by observing the interactions use ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. Collaborative Virtual Combat Simulation Technology For System of Systems Research

    SBC: 3D PIPELINE SIMULATION CORP.            Topic: AF05210

    Our proposal is constructed around a mature, government-owned, distributed simulation architecture known as Joint Force Operational Readiness Combat Effectiveness Simulator (JFORCES) and a proven three-step computer-aided methodology known as Rapid Relational Modeling (RRM). The proposal includes definition, structuring and prioritizing of project goals and requirements using consensus of end-use ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force

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