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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. 40 Percent Air Mass Zero Efficiency Solar Cells for Space Applications

    SBC: SEMPRIUS INC.            Topic: AF151095

    ABSTRACT:We propose an ultra-low profile hybrid CPV concept that combines multi-junction (MJ) CPV cells capable of 40% efficiency at 1 sun with a low-cost single-junction PV backplane in a design that is lightweight, based on concentration ratios >100X and has a panel thickness 500 W/kg and a wide acceptance angle of >4.0. The low-profile design, combined with world record performance, will yield ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. 64MB+ Radiation-Hardened, Non-Volatile Memory for Space

    SBC: Nhanced Semiconductors, Inc.            Topic: AF141250

    ABSTRACT:In Phase II Tezzaron will design a 2 layer 8Mb ReRAM (RRAM) memory device, extendable to 17 layers or 128Gb as a test chip or 1Gb as a final device. The first layer of the design is a controller layer with power control, drivers, user interface circuitry (i.e. peripheral circuitry), and sense amplifiers. The second layer of the design holds the memory cells and minimal circuitry to allow ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. A 3D Printed Head Phantom for Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Current Model Validation

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: AF151026

    ABSTRACT:Cognitive skills/capabilities are important for the military personnel to fulfill tasks and to ensure mission efficiency and success. In the past decade, there are abundant researches suggesting that non-invasive brain stimulation via transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) holds great promise to enhance a soldier's cognitive performances. Although models to predict the tDCS curren ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. A Comprehensive Framework to Develop, Refine, and Validate Learning Agents for Tactical Autonomy

    SBC: Orbit Logic Incorporated            Topic: AF15AT14

    ABSTRACT: To maintain superiority in the battle domains of space, ground, air and sea, it is natural that the U.S. move toward incorporating autonomous capabilities to enhance/replace the traditional role of humans. Continued advances in processing capability and techniques to employ decision logic and adaptive learning strategies will soon make this vision reality. To deploy any such capability o ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. A Fiber Coupled Multi-Purpose Corrosion Control System


    ABSTRACT:Laser & Plasma Technologies (LPT) is proposing to continue the Phase I development effort of a fiber-coupled multipurpose corrosion control system to advance the conventional corrosion detection and improve maintenance. Corrosion can lead to a fast and fatal failure in engineering structures of aircraft and so early corrosion detection and repair provides an opportunity for extending the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. A Flexible Integrated Optical Chip Based Sensor Network for Aircraft Leak Detection

    SBC: PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION            Topic: AF131206

    ABSTRACT: To address Air Force needs for a networked sensor system for detecting aircraft leaks and environmental contaminants that cause corrosion, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a micro-miniature, flexible integrated optical chip (FlexOChip) sensor for aircraft leak detection. This proposed sensor could be cemented to the aircraft to detect chemical leaks from fluid lines ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. A General Solver Framework for Radiative Heat Transfer Models in Combustion Systems

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF141084

    ABSTRACT:Modern combustion systems such as gas-turbine combustors and rocket engines are characterized by high operating pressures and temperatures due to increased power density. Thermal radiation has significant impact on both, the heat fluxes at the wall and physical phenomena controlling the combustion process. The objective of this SBIR project is to develop a general, computationally efficie ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. A Generic Waveform Agnostic Modular Architecture for a Bolt-On MIMO Applique for Airborne Communications

    SBC: Silvus Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF151032

    ABSTRACT:Based on prior experience designing and building several MIMO applique prototypes, Silvus team proposes a generic modular waveform agnostic hardware/software architecture that can be reused across different MIMO applique realizations and applications. Phase I effort will include simulations and flight tests.BENEFIT:Multi-Antenna, MIMO, techniques have been proven to significantly improve ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. A Handheld Radio System with Advanced MANET, ROVER and Legacy Capability

    SBC: Silvus Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF151037

    ABSTRACT:Legacy narrowband military waveforms are limited in their throughput (data rate) and can typically carry only a single type of traffic. Special Operations Forces, however, require a communications solution that can deliver and transport a blend of information from multiple systems and sources. The ideal SOF communication system should provide immediate links to Command and Control; Fires; ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. A High Fidelity, Physics-based Mid-IR Bismides Semiconductor Laser Simulator for High Power Outputs

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF14AT27

    ABSTRACT: Recently quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) and interband cascade lasers (ICLs) have progressed steadily in the 3.5 10 m range with optical powers < 0.5 W. However, these devices rely on complicated band alignment and large numbers of repeating quantum wells which pose significant challenges in device fabrication. Furthermore, the sub-Watt power limitation and poor wall-plug efficiencies (W ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force

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