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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. Real-Time Health Monitoring for Solid Rocket Motors

    SBC: Polymer Aging Concepts Inc            Topic: AF103214

    ABSTRACT:A Propellant Health Monitoring (PHM) Sensor for Solid Rocket Motors (SRMs) utilizes actual propellant components in a tiny new sensor called AgeAlert.These sensors provide real-time data corresponding to mechanical property degradation resulting from environmental aging of propellants.The sensors are mounted external to the propellant and automatically track degradation passively without ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Bulk Non-Equilibrium Materials by Shockwave Consolidation

    SBC: TXL GROUP, INC.            Topic: AF141006

    ABSTRACT: Phase 1 research will validate an approach for material synthesis that combines mechanical alloying with explosive powder consolidation to produce bulk materials with novel properties. The main advantage to the approach is that it can be applied to diverse material systems, including the creation of alloys with otherwise insoluble constituents. An additional advantage is that it has a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Residual Stress Determination for Cold Expanded Holes

    SBC: Texas Research Institute, Austin, Inc.            Topic: AF141207

    ABSTRACT: Cold working has been used for holes in aircraft structure to extend fatigue life for decades. This procedure can be used as a terminating action or as an inspection interval extension. To have confidence in the process, the Air Force needs an inspection tool that can conclusively determine of the cold work process has been applied to a hole, and if the results are within process specif ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Beyond Fault Diagnosis and Failure Prognosis Fault Tolerant Control of Aerospace Systems

    SBC: GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY CONNECTION, INC.            Topic: AF141214

    ABSTRACT: Global Technology Connection, Inc., in collaboration with its academic and industrial partners proposes to develop a hierarchical 3-tier fault tolerant architecture to improve aircraft reliability, safety, and availability. The hierarchical system will support autonomous decisions for aircraft mission modification, trajectory planning, and low-level controller reconfiguration. At the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Avionics Systems Susceptibility and Risk Analysis Toolkit (ASSURANT)

    SBC: KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF151142

    ABSTRACT: Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes to conduct research leading to the design and development of Avionics Systems Susceptibility and Risk Analysis Toolkit (ASSURANT) and supporting disciplien to enable avionics engineers and cyber defense xperts to comprehensivelyl analyze susceptibility assessment of avionics systems and to determine how mitigation and protection strategies w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Novel Hybrid Fuel Cell Energy System for High Power Multi-Pulse Discharge

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: AF151012

    ABSTRACT:Lynntech is proposing a hybrid power system to provide the energy necessary for the directed energy pulsed applications of interest to the Air Force. The proposed system consists of a high power delivery component (battery) and a high energy density storage component (fuel cell) to meet the overall power and energy requirements. The conceptual system will deliver multiple bursts of 600kW ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Next Generation Organ-on-a-Chip

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: AF151022

    ABSTRACT:Although two- and three-dimensional cellular constructs are utilized regularly in in vitro toxicology studies, they possess significant limitations when compared to actual physiological states of cells and tissues in vivo. Microfluidic organ-on-a-chip systems offer a distinct advantage of these existing in vitro systems through incorporation of micro-architecture to a cultured cell line(s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Breathing Air Quality Sensor (BAQS) for High Performance Aircraft

    SBC: Texas Research Institute, Austin, Inc.            Topic: AF151023

    ABSTRACT:Texas Research Institute Austin Inc., with teaming partner Honeywell Analytic, proposes to develop and qualify a sensor system to track composition and contaminants in pilot breathing air in near real-time. TRI/Austin will utilize its years of experience in design, utilization and fabrication of custom sensors and electronic circuitry to cost efficiently design an optimal system with mini ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Built in Test (BIT) Capability for Multi-Mode (MM) Fiber Data Networks

    SBC: Crossfield Technology Llc            Topic: AF151051

    ABSTRACT:Fiber optic network connections onboard airborne platforms must operate in extreme environmental conditions. As a result, these fibers degrade over time leading to faults and reduced performance. A Built-In Test (BIT) capability for the fiber optic transceivers in the embedded systems is required to monitor the fiber optic health and provide diagnostics for rapid repair in the event of fa ...

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

    SBC: Crossfield Technology Llc            Topic: AF151071

    ABSTRACT:Crossfield proposes to develop a modular rotating data acquisition and signal conditioning device with simultaneous sampling on all channels, up to a 150 kHz flat bandwidth, a 400 kHz sample rate, a 21-bit ADC resolution, noise less than +/- 0.5 percent of full scale, programmable gain from 1 to 10,000, a programmable anti-alias cutoff frequency, scalable to as many as 256 channels, that ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force

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