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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. Laser/Microwave Energy Deposition to Improve Control/Performance of High Speed Vehicles

    SBC: Physics, Materials, and Applied Mathematics Research L.L.C.            Topic: AF103009

    ABSTRACT:In this effort, we will couple the energy of focused microwave bursts into the air and onto surfaces by first forming a laser plasma. The presence of the laser plasma allows much lower microwave intensities to couple their energy to the laser-pre-ionized surface or air- volume, allowing more efficient energy-transfer and the use of lower-power microwave systems to achieve the desired effe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Implementing the Daylight Object Restoration Algorithm for Imaging in Daylight and Strong Turbulence

    SBC: Hart Scientific Consulting International LLC            Topic: AF103017

    ABSTRACT:A new algorithm, the Daylight Object Restoration Algorithm (DORA), has been developed. DORA includes a novel implementation of the multi-frame blind deconvolution image restoration concept which recovers high-quality object estimates from sequences of degraded images. DORA removes the effects of atmospheric aberration in images recorded at ground-based telescopes, and is designed to opera ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. 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
  4. Wireless Power for Battlefield Airmen Operation

    SBC: ArmorWorks, Inc.            Topic: AF121192

    ABSTRACT:A phase II program is proposed leading to integrate wireless inductive power transfer technology on two prototype tactical vests. The focus of the phase II program would be the development and evaluation of a full-scale inductive power transfer system on a PRC-152 radio by both modifying and interfacing its battery. Because a mating vest/pouch that contains inductive charging circuits so ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Holographic Video Display Using Novel Guided-wave Scanning System

    SBC: TIPD, LLC            Topic: AF131023

    ABSTRACT:Todays analysts need improved 3D visualization tools to assist in critical situations such as deconfliction, line-of-sight analysis, air space and satellite control.Currently available 3D displays cannot provide the level of detail and comfort needed because the displays contain unacceptable visual artifacts, do not provide full parallax, require special headgear, and induce nausea in man ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Heterojunction GeSn based Photonic Devices

    SBC: QUANTTERA LLC            Topic: AF141002

    ABSTRACT: Si photonic devices based on GeSn materials will be very important for the MWIR. The Air Force recognizes the need for next-generation high-performance photonic materials in the SWIR to MWIR infrared spectrum, due in part to the atmospheric high transmissive windows in this wavelength ranges. Due to materials limitations, silicon based photonic devices have not been utilized in this wa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. 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
  8. Improved TPS for Analog and Mixed-Signal Bad-Actor SRUs

    SBC: RIDGETOP GROUP, INC.            Topic: AF093207

    ABSTRACT: The proposed program addresses the cost effectiveness of maintenance operations for mission-critical electronic warfare circuit card assemblies (CCAs), by reducing no fault found (NFF) codes and accelerating accurate diagnosis of root causes in support of repairs of analog, digital, radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal CCAs. Benefits of the proposed work include a projected 50% reducti ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Improved Test Program Sets for Bad-Actor Circuit Card Assemblies in VDATS

    SBC: RIDGETOP GROUP, INC.            Topic: AF093208

    ABSTRACT: Ridgetop Group, Inc. will develop an innovative solution to isolate troublesome no-fault-found (NFF) occurrences in the maintenance depot. We will develop advanced technology to integrate into improved Test Program Sets (TPSs) used to test complex circuit card assemblies (CCAs) of line-replaceable units (LRUs) in electronic warfare (EW) systems. The work will result in a 60% reduction ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Optical System for Precision Atomic Clocks and Stable Oscillators

    SBC: NP Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF141126

    ABSTRACT:Ultra-stable and accurate frequency and timing devices such as atomic clocks are essential for modern communication, navigation, surveillance, and missile guidance systems. There are many atomic oscillators such as neutral calcium and neutral ytterbium that produce clock signal in optical domain. However, these optical standards are expensive and not widely available. The phase stabilized ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force

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