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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. Variable Precision Filters

    SBC: The Athena Group, Inc.            Topic: AF141003

    ABSTRACT: In this Phase I SBIR project, the Athena Group, Inc., will develop a mathematical framework and expert system design tool for robust and highly efficient filter design. The developed tool will be capable of designing filters that have challenging requirements, such as sharp transitions, narrow subbands, and/or complicated passband structures. The developed expert system will be able to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Innovative DMFC Power Supply for NDI Hand Tools

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: AF141204

    ABSTRACT: The Air Force regularly uses eddy current and ultrasonic NDI equipment which can be configured with a wide range of battery chemistries. Many of these battery chemistries, which include toxic heavy metals, are detrimental to the environment and can be difficult and costly to dispose of. The Air Force is seeking a new power supply for applicable NDI equipment that reduces the environment ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Method for Evaluating Candidates for Additive Manufacturing (AM) Processes

    SBC: Keystone Synergistic Enterprises, LLC            Topic: AF141213

    ABSTRACT: The primary objective of the Phase I project is to establish the feasibility of applying a methodology to assess a candidate legacy part to determine the viability of using Additive Manufacturing methods to produce the part. This objective will be accomplished by creating a guided decision framework that determines if a part aligns with the critical process characteristics and economic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. 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
  6. Assured Vision Geo-location with Precise Characterization of Errors

    SBC: Qunav LLC            Topic: AF131153

    ABSTRACT: Phase I effort has developed the framework of Assured Vision-Aided Inertial Localization (AVAIL) and demonstrated its feasibility with simulated and experimental data. Phase II will extend AVAIL into a Geo-registration and Image-Aided Navigation Technology (GIANT). The ultimate goal of Phase II is to implement a real-time breadboard prototype of GIANT and demonstrate its operation on a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Advanced Recirculating Total Impingement Cooling of Turbine Airfoils

    SBC: Florida Turbine Technologies Inc.            Topic: AF131174

    ABSTRACT: The future of gas turbine engines needed for propulsion and power in small unmanned military aircraft will hinge on the ability to enhance the efficiency for low fuel burn while maintaining world-class performance. Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. (FTT) is developing the Advanced Recirculating Total Impingement Cooling (ARTIC) technology to enable a revolutionary leap in gas turbine e ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Innovative Burn Resistant Material System

    SBC: Florida Turbine Technologies Inc.            Topic: AF131169

    ABSTRACT: Liquid rocket propulsion systems require the use of high pressure LOX/GOX, and therefore have the need for LOX/ GOX compatible materials. This is especially true with LOX turbopumps which are exposed to or submerged in LOX and exposed to high pressure-high temperature GOX during operation. LOX/GOX compatible materials are also needed for injectors, valves, and oxygen rich turbines. L ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Reduced Drag Connector for Hellfire Missile

    SBC: CMA Technologies, Inc            Topic: A14068

    The Hellfire air-to-ground missile is a combat-proven system that can be launched from multiple platforms with precision strike lethality. The benefits of this project are to increase the effectiveness and utility of the Hellfire missile by increasing the range which is achieved through the reduction of the fly-away aerodynamic drag of the missile after launch. This reduction in drag is achieved b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. CEC3: Cognitively Enhanced Cyber Command and Control

    SBC: MODUS OPERANDI, INC.            Topic: AF151048

    ABSTRACT:Effective Command and Control (C2) is critical for maintaining the Air Forces operational superiority. However, vulnerabilities in legacy systems may be exploited by adversarial cyber-attacks. Protecting network systems requires operators to sift through volumes of unstructured data. Operators rely on visualizations to manage data for decision-making. However, poor design, functionality, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force

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