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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Cryogenic-Vacuum Compatible Infrared Scene Projection System (CVC IRSP) Based on the Digital Micromirror Device

    SBC: OPTICAL SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: AF083255

    ABSTRACT: This document presents Optical Sciences Corporation's SBIR technology transition proposal to complete development of an advanced Cryogenic-Vacuum Compatible Infrared Scene Projector (CVC IRSP) for Wide Field-of-View (WFOV) space sensor testing and to integrate the CVC IRSP into a government owned space simulation chamber. The CVC IRSP will be capable of projecting complex scenes w ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Ultra-Scalable Nonvolatile Graphene Memory

    SBC: Harper Laboratories            Topic: AF131082

    ABSTRACT:Nonvolatile memory (NVM) technologies are a critical component of modern satellites.These NVM chipsets perform tasks ranging from storing mission-critical boot code to large multi-gigabyte mission data recorders.This requirement for high-density NVM has shifted focus on to commercial CMOS FLASH.FLASH technologies are capable of high-density devices, compared to resistive or phase-change t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Noncontacting Full-Field Real-Time Strain Measurement System for Air Platforms in Combined Extreme Environments

    SBC: Correlated Solutions, Inc.            Topic: AF151069

    ABSTRACT:A cooperative small business and university research and development program is proposed to begin development of a robust, non-contacting, digital image correlation based, full-field strain measurement system for high temperature applications. The Phase I studies will demonstrate that a robust high temperature digital image correlation system (HTDICS) can be developed that is capable of a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Radiation Hardened Digital to Analog Converter

    SBC: Scientic, Inc.            Topic: AF151089

    ABSTRACT:There is a need for a moderate resolution, high speed, radiation hardened (RH) Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) to support new satellite developments. Scientic proposes to develop a high speed, radiation-hardened DAC to be produced on-shore in a trusted semiconductor foundry to meet the data conversion needs of the US Air Force (AF) and other military and aerospace system developers. To ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Advanced Experimental Design and Modeling and Simulation for Testing Large Format Sensor Arrays

    SBC: Nou Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF151173

    ABSTRACT:nou Systems proposes an innovative analysis and test methodology for testing space-based high-resolution wide field-of-view (WFOV) focal plane arrays (FPAs). Current space sensor test facilities are incapable of fully testing state-of-the-art high-resolution WFOV sensors without infrastructure modifications. The test methodology described in this proposal focuses on testing only a subset ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Infrared Target Collection System (ITCS)

    SBC: North Star Systems Inc            Topic: AF151178

    ABSTRACT:The proposed system design provides a capability to collect target signatures faster, and at more aspect angles from a locus of points on a hemisphere centered on the target. State of the art communications channels are used to transmit radiometric infrared data to remote data recorders. Payload positioning may be done by manual or pre-programmed control with precision GPS and inertial se ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Impact of Hypersonic Flight Environment on Electro-Optic/Infrared (EO/IR) Sensors

    SBC: Analysis and Applications Associates, Inc.            Topic: AF15AT40

    ABSTRACT: Analysis and Applications and Associates, Inc. (AAA) proposes to develop software that evaluates effects of the hypersonic flow environment on electro-optic/infrared optical systems and vehicles for specific hypersonic flight profiles. We propose a high fidelity definition of the near-field flow, using the latest CFD and turbulence modeling technologies, to determine the environment from ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Rapid Rewarming Reduction of Cryoprotectant Toxicity and Concentration Employing Magnetic Nanoparticles

    SBC: TISSUE TESTING TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: DHP15014

    We will evaluate a novel warming method, developed by our collaborator John Bischof, that promises solution of one of the remaining barriers for banking of large organs and vascularized composite tissues. The method involves radiofrequency and magnetic nanoparticles to obtain rapid uniform electromagnetic rewarming of biological materials instead of warming from the outer boundary using convection ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  9. Avoiding the Ice Cryolesion in Tissue Cryopreservation with Ice Modulators

    SBC: TISSUE TESTING TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: DHP15013

    The long term goal of the proposed research is to develop improved methods for cryopreservation of complex tissues at extreme low temperature. An innovative approach is taken in the proposed line of research, where synthetic ice modulators (SIMs) are combined with established cryoprotective agent (CPA) cocktails to create more favorable conditions for cryopreservation in a process known as vitrifi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  10. Oxidation Resistant Heating Elements for High Temperature Wind Tunnels

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: AF131189

    ABSTRACT:High temperature wind tunnels are needed to replicate the environment vehicles will experience during high Mach Number flight.Of particular interest are sustained airflow temperatures of 2800aF.To obtain this temperature, improved heating elements and systems are needed.During Phase I, an oxidation resistant, high temperature iridium-based wind tunnel heating element has been developed.Re ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
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