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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. The Holographic Sidelobe Canceller: Holographic Radar Processing for Interference Mitigation


    ABSTRACT: Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are teamed to propose an innovative holographic receiver and processing technology for enhanced radar electronic protection. PRA/GTRI will investigate applying holographic processing to Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Electronically Scanned Arrays (ESAs) in order to mitigate interference such ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Self-Reconfigurable Memristor-Based Computing Architecture: Design, Fabrication, and Characterization

    SBC: Bio Inspired Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF10BT31

    ABSTRACT: The behavior of the Chalcogenide based ion-conducting memristor lends itself for use as an element in a simple neuromorphic computing circuit. The reaction of a circuit to an external stimulus may be the result of its ability to learn from previous similar, yet unrelated exposures to environmental stimulus. A highly specialized variation of the memristor, previously developed by the Ad ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Precise fabrication of photonic integrated systems using low cost nanoimprint process

    SBC: Sinoora Inc.            Topic: OSD10T006

    In this STTR proposal, we propose to develop a cost-effective and high-fidelity nanoimprint process for the fabrication of integrated photonics devices. VLSI photonics applications require a hig-level of control on device-to-device uniformity. Nanoimprint lithography (NIL) holds promise to overcome the current technological challenges in lithography while being cost effective at the same time. One ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Electrical power generation for sustained high speed flight

    SBC: Johnson Research & Development Co Inc            Topic: AF08BT25

    ABSTRACT: Providing electrical power for long duration hypersonic flight is a technology that is required to bring about this revolutionary mode of transport. Whether for weapons delivery or for space access, the long duration missions anticipated require a novel approach to the generation of electrical power during flight. Scramjets contain no rotating shafts from which typical generators or mec ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Novel Analytical and Experimental Methods for Evaluating Bolted Joint Repairs in Composite Structure

    SBC: Stratton Composite Solutions            Topic: AF103146

    In today"s composite aircraft structures, bolted joints are frequently subject to abuse, overloads, heat damage, or lightning strikes which can damage both the fastener and the surrounding composite material. This damage, when detected, must be repaired. However, little information currently exists to guide the maintainer in the design, analysis, or certification of the repair. SCS proposes to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Multimode Tracking for Next Generation Over the Horizon Radar Real-Time Ionospheric Correction


    Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to develop a real-time error correction processor using multimode tracking for over the horizon radar. In particular, PRA will leverage its extensive experience in propagation effects and tracking algorithms coupled with target selectivity algorithms to develop a dynamic real-time mode linking process for over the horizon radar using aircraft b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Real-Time Health Monitoring for Solid Rocket Motors

    SBC: Polymer Aging Concepts Inc            Topic: AF103214

    ABSTRACT: A Health Monitoring Sensor for Solid Rocket Motors (SRMs) uses actual polymeric components of propellant in a tiny new sensor called AgeAlert. These sensors will provide real-time data corresponding to aging of the propellant. The sensors are mounted external to the propellant and automatically track degradation passively without electrical power until interrogated. They are extremely ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Valve Health Monitoring System

    SBC: GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY CONNECTION, INC.            Topic: AF103220

    Global Technology Connection, Inc., in collaboration with academic partner, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and valve actuator manufacturer, BAFCO, addresses valve diagnostics and prognostics by proposing a Valve Prognostic Health Monitoring System (VPHMS) that detects and identifies valve incipient failure modes and estimates valve remaining useful life from sensor data. Valve types consider ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Smart Miniaturized Power Supply

    SBC: Excellatron Solid State, LLC            Topic: AF103232

    ABSTRACT: This Phase I proposal will meet the Air Force requirements for smart scalable miniaturized batteries with high energy density, safety, and reliability. The battery design allows for energy densities in excess of 800 Wh/L and solid state cells are capable of extremely high cycle life, and extended operating temperature range. The lithium cell proposed is fabricated using low cost produc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. High Performance, Ultra Low Power SPA-1 ASIC for Space Plug-and-Play Avionics

    SBC: American Semiconductor, Inc.            Topic: AF093082

    ABSTRACT: The Space Plug-and-play Avionics (SPA) initiative is designed to improve the ability of the US military to respond to rapidly changing operational needs by creating, integrating, and launching a new spacecraft in less than one week. This would provide major benefits to war fighters on the ground, in the sky, and at sea. SPA-1 ASICs using I2C as the transport interface will likely be t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force

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