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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. Software Integration for Computational Cognitive Models in Virtual Environments

    SBC: Adaptive Cognitive Systems            Topic: AF07T020

    Development of a general purpose software interface between cognitive models and 3D virtual environments requires innovation and research in cognitive abstractions and interfaces, as well as a thoughtful application of software architecture and engineering principles. We propose to embed these innovative cognitive abstractions in a middleware layer that offers “plug-and-play” operation for ar ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. High Capacity, Lightweight, and Compact Thermal Energy Storage (TES) Technologies and Systems

    SBC: Aqwest LLC            Topic: AF073046

    Aqwest proposes to develop novel, high-performance thermal energy storage (TES) technologies and a TES integration concept for thermal management (TM) of directed energy weapons (DEW). In particular, we will develop a packed bed (PB) and sorption-based (SB) TES concepts, and a TES integration into a high-performance (HP) thermal management system (TMS), each offering unparalleled compactness and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. CdSe Top Cells Enabling CdSe/CIGS Tandem Junction Photovoltaics

    SBC: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc.            Topic: OSD07ES3

    Ascent Solar Technologies (AST) proposes to take the next step in spacecraft solar array development, building upon previous development to make the definitive thin-film photovoltaic (TFPV) device for high-efficiency (> 20%) and high-specific power (greater than 2000 W/kg) when combined with lightweight and flexible substrates. AST will develop wide-bandgap cadmium selenide (CdSe) as a high-effic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Development of a Near-field Acoustical Holography System for Aircraft Jet Source Noise Measurements

    SBC: Blue Ridge Research And Consulting, LLC            Topic: AF071023

    Military jet aircraft are exposing both ground maintenance personnel and the community to high levels of noise. The DoD is funding research to develop advanced modeling tools for community noise exposure and for noise reduction techniques. The lack of understanding of the actual jet noise source limits the progress of these new tools. For these tools to achieve their full potential, innovative ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. IR Step and Stare Imager Development

    SBC: Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF03142

    This proposal describes the development and fabrication of a step and stare mid-wave infrared (MWIR) imaging system. The system employs ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) optical shutters and a 3x3 array of lenses for imaging one of nine different look directions onto a focal plane array. Each image tile represents approximately a 6 degree by 6 degree field of view. By virtue of its architectur ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Wide-angle Non-mechanical Steering Development Using Thin Polarization Gratings

    SBC: Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF03142

    ABSTRACT: A non-mechanical technique for steering the field of view of lidar sensors is being proposed. This coarse steering technique allows the field of view of active sensors to be moved in precise discrete steps. The ability to scan over ±20° in one dimension has been demonstrated. For Phase II, this capability will be extended to two dimensions and implemented as a compact package. Th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Passively Deployed Lightweight Solar Array Structure for Thinned-Multijunction Solar Cells

    SBC: COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, INC.            Topic: AF081092

    Current deployable solar array systems are based on designs that have been in existence for more than 30 years. In general, these heritage designs can be divided into two classes: 1) hinged-panel arrays, which are mechanically simple but mass inefficient, and 2) tensioned-membrane arrays, which are mechanically complex but mass efficient. Arguably, no deployable solar array designs exist that ar ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Low Cost Solid Surface Deployable Reflector

    SBC: COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, INC.            Topic: AF073101

    Future Air Force satellites will require large aperture RF antennas for various missions in communications, signals intelligence, and Radar. At the same time, Operation Responsive Space (ORS) is striving to develop small satellite technology to provide flexibility and adaptability to meet new and evolving mission needs quickly. However, existing deployable antenna systems do not meet the cost requ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Adaptive Structures for Micro Munition Platforms

    SBC: COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, INC.            Topic: AF081050

    The U.S. Air Force has significant interest in the development of adaptive structures for micro munition platforms. However, power, mass and cost constraints significantly limits the applicability of existing adaptive structure concepts for these smaller platforms. To address these challenges, CTD is proposing the use of solid-state, electrically-driven actuators that require minimal power and a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Dynamic Kernel Monitoring for Attack Detection and Mitigation

    SBC: Computer Measurement Laboratory, LLC            Topic: OSD07I05

    In an information warfare scenario, the enemy will deploy an attack that has never been seen before. This attack will completely debilitate both defensive and offensive software capabilities. We have designed and developed a system that will defend against such attacks. The project's major innovation has been a comprehensive approach for tolerating security violations in mission/safety critical ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force

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