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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. Autonomous Situational Awareness for Munitions

    SBC: Technology Service Corporation            Topic: AF121106

    ABSTRACT:The Munitions Environment Signature Model being developed by TSC will provide munitions design engineers with a tool for exploring RF fuze sensor alternatives by modeling the dynamic multistatic coherent RF signatures of targets illuminated by munition fuze sensors at sub-millimeter wavelengths. Output generated by the MESM will be suitable for use with radar imaging techniques including ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Dimensional Evaluation of Aircraft Fuel Cells

    SBC: X-Wave Innovations, Inc.            Topic: AF141209

    ABSTRACT: Aircraft fuel cells are flexible rubber-coated fabric enclosures for the containment of fuel within aircraft cavities. The overall envelope dimensions and locations of interface fittings and attachment elements such as lacing ferrules and hanger baskets are critical to the proper function and durability of the fuel cells. The existing method of dimensional inspection is to install the f ...

    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. Affordable Sub-array for TT&C Phased Array Antennas

    SBC: ALPHA OMEGA ELECTROMAGNETICS, LLC            Topic: AF131147

    ABSTRACT: This Phase II SBIR research addresses an important and timely technological need, specifically the practical development and demonstration of a very low-cost, multi-frequency, multi-beam phased array subarray technology. This low-cost subarray technology is the fundamental building block required for the practical realization of a large hemispherical phased array useful for horizon-to- ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Improved Reaction Models for Petroleum and Alternative JP-5/8 Fuels

    SBC: COMBUSTION SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: AF131161

    ABSTRACT: In recent years, diversification of energy dependence on foreign oil has attracted the use of alternative fuels such as the Fischer-Tropsch jet fuels and hydro-treated renewable jet fuels. However, there are combustion stability issues with alternative fuels in the aircraft engines including augmentors. In addition, the U.S. military has been using JP-8 as the single battle field fuel ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Simultaneous RF Beamforming Phased Array Sensors through Wafer Scale Photonic Integration

    SBC: Morton Photonics Incorporated            Topic: AF141184

    ABSTRACT:This SBIR program will take maximum advantage of CMOS foundry based silicon photonics integration and Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) technologies developed for the telecom industry, to create wafer scale photonic integrated circuit (PIC) devices directly integrated with advanced Receive Phased Array Antennas, providing broad instantaneous bandwidth, multichannel simultaneous beamf ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Evaluation of SANDGT Using SOA Framework for Persistent and Risk-Averse Space Situation Awareness

    SBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF12BT09

    ABSTRACT: Space superiority needs protected tactical space communications with dynamic spectrum sharing, routing adaptation and interference mitigations against kinetic and non kinetic threats. The main focus of this project is to develop game-theoretic analytics and frameworks to support the Air Forces autonomy science & technology strategy (e.g., "deterrence" posture which in turn may be enabled ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Evaluation of High Performance Computing Enabled Multiple-Target Tracking Based on Massive Parallelism for Urban Surveillance Areas

    SBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF13AT10

    ABSTRACT: Threat detection of people, vehicles, and others as well as person-vehicle interactions (dismounts) of possible malicious intent are difficult problems due to the complexity of the problem space. The wide area motion imagery (WAMI) systems aid analysts to track and identify dismounts, but typically produce an overwhelmingly large amount of information. The large scale data input challeng ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Multiple Hit Performance of Small Arms Protective Armor

    SBC: Enig Associates, Inc.            Topic: A14AT017

    ENIG, in collaboration with SRI, proposes to develop a modeling methodology with predictive and inferential capabilities to address the challenges of designing body armor to resist realistic multiple impacts from burst fire events. Our toolkit will provide an end-to-end modeling capability, grounded in the statistics of realistic impacts from small-arms fire, which would address the final material ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseArmy

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