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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. Epitaxial Technologies for SiGeSn High Performance Optoelectronic Devices

    SBC: ARKTONICS, LLC            Topic: AF141002

    ABSTRACT: Silicon-based lasers/detectors have long been desired for owing to the possibility of monolithic integration of photonics with high-speed Si electronics and the aspiration of broadening the reach of Si technology by expanding its functionalities well beyond electronics. The goal of this project is to first develop high quality SiGeSn material and then use it to demonstrate prototype opt ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Low-Latency Embedded Vision Processor (LLEVS)

    SBC: Nanowatt Design, Inc            Topic: AF15AT13

    ABSTRACT: The goal of head-worn display systems is to increase situation awareness and reduce operator workload. The urgent need is for higher image resolution and lower system latency, while meeting constraints on head-borne weight and power. Current processor solutions cannot meet increased requirements. The challenge is that power consumption is proportional to the amount of data being handled, ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Just In Time (JIT) Component Presentation

    SBC: Aspire Solutions, Inc            Topic: AF073105

    ABSTRACT:STTPBENEFIT:STTP

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Advanced Locomotive Energy Storage System

    SBC: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.            Topic: 121FR3

    At present, trains use various dissipative braking systems to slow and stop, and this significant braking energy is ultimately converted to heat and wasted. APEI, Inc. has proposed a hybrid tender which can capture and reuse a significant fraction of this braking energy (at least 50%). The hybrid tender draws power from the rails using a regenerative braking technique rather than by being electr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Transportation
  5. ElectroDynamic Shield for Prevention of Optical Surface Contamination

    SBC: Poly Adaptive LLC            Topic: 122FR2

    The Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Automated Track Inspection Program uses optical systems such as cameras or laser-based systems to monitor rail performance throughout the country. These systems are hindered by adverse weather conditions that allow water, dirt and mud to coat their optical components resulting in unwanted maintenance costs. Thus FRA is seeking a low-cost, practical s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Transportation
  6. Multi-Module, Scalable, High Power Density, Radiation-Hardened Power Converter Interface Systems for Space Rated Li-Ion Battery in Satellite Applicati

    SBC: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.            Topic: AF121056

    ABSTRACT: To significantly reduce procurement overhead and recognizing the mission strategic importance of developing modular power electronics for interfacing the battery to the spacecraft bus, APEI, Inc. is proposing to develop a novel multi-module, inherently scalable, high power density, radiation-hardened, intelligent battery module. The proposed development will focus on the following main ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Condition Based Maintenance: Planning and Implementation

    SBC: Aspire Solutions, Inc            Topic: AF121213

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this proposal is to develop new techniques for addressing dynamic scheduling needs of a production environment in the MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) industry where unknown repair issues force continuous schedule modifications. The existing techniques involve detailed work cards set by planning with both skill set and work hours. Changes to these variables requir ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Improved Methodology for Engineering Repair Process

    SBC: Aspire Solutions, Inc            Topic: AF103243

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this proposal is to develop 202 inspection techniques that standardize both the inspection process and any defect data captured as part of the inspection in support of engineering analysis on 202 processes. The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC) current processes are manual, paper based solutions that vary greatly based on the background and expertise of the p ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Optical Communication Turrets for Highly Mobile Vehicles

    SBC: Space Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF04223

    Space Photonics proposes a miniature, low power, high speed, optical communications turret utilizing a unique system design requiring no gimballing. This technology and design enables optical communications turrets specifically for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and other airborne vehicle applications to rapidly acquire and track optical cross-link signals crucial for advanced high speed, high dat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Performance Enhanced Managed FPGA

    SBC: Space Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF05149

    The Managed FPGA is a system component that contains a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), System-on-a-Chip (SoC), and security features, packaged within a Multichip Module (MCM), that make this enhanced FPGA a sustainable, upgradeable component for use in DoD applications. Innovations include the use of a SoC to manage FPGA configurable logic block (CLB) defragmentation and perform security fu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force

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