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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. A Vacuum Arc Ion Thruster for Space Propulsion

    SBC: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) and its co-operative partner, the Plasma Applications Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (PAG/LBNL) propose to develop and commercialize a sub-kW vacuum arc ion thruster for electric propulsion and other government and commercial applications. The proposed thruster will use a solid propellant, which offers several advantages over Xenon or ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. The Design of a Solid-State 3D Display for Air Force TSPI Data Presentation

    SBC: 3D Technology Laboratories            Topic: N/A

    The proposed work is intended to provide a basic system design for a true three-dimensional display for the AFDTC and AFFTC to visualize TSPI and OAR data. This project will include an in-depth analysis of the current display systems including data formats and transfer protocols, a design parameter specification for each agency, and system architectures tailored to each for displaying Air Force d ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Nonintrusive System for Extraction of Interlayer Printed Circuit Patterns

    SBC: Aracor            Topic: N/A

    The goal of this two-phase program is to develop a prototype system which addresses the problem of nondestructively extracting layout patterns for multilayer printed circuit boards. The system will use x-ray digital tomosynthesis for image acquisition, and advanced image processing, including morphological operators, to extract circuit features from the images. The objectives of Phase I are to 1 ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Smart Sensor Technology for Air Vehicles

    SBC: Advanced Scientific Concepts, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Sensors, using a two-dimensional array of detectors, either in a passive or active mode to obtain two or three dimensional images, are increasingly being considered for target detection and tracking. In addition, because of the large information content of two- and three-dimensional images, they are very useful for near-error-free object recognition and identification. However, a sen ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Tagging Acquisition Mode Radar Signals for Countermeasures

    SBC: Advent Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The capability to identify radar signals from enemy fighters about to launch a semi-active air-to-air missile would allow jamming before launch. If the attacking radar could be recognized within the first several pulses, the aircraft under attack would have this capability. Advent Systems proposes a nonconventional approach to the identification problem by using both intrapulse and c ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Microwave Curing for Reversible Bonding of Composites

    SBC: AEROTECH ENGINEERING & RESEARCH CORP.            Topic: N/A

    Fastening and joining technology has lagged behind the progress that has been made in other areas of composites for advanced air vehicles. Aerotech proposes the development of reversible polymeric adhesive bonding of composites using variable frequency microwave energy. With this method, composites are bonded using Poly Ether Ether Ketone (a high temperature thermoplastic) which is cured using v ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Digital Staring Array IR Imager with on Focal Plane Analog to Digital Conversion

    SBC: AMAIN ELECTRONICS CO., INC.            Topic: N/A

    As the size of staring sensors increase, the bandwith to move data off the focal plan increases proportional to the number of pixels in the array. For analog focal planes increased bandwidth also means increased noise. Readout noise limited systems will be less sensitive, detector noise limited systems may become readout limited at the higher bandwidths. Power dissipation will also increase wit ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Advanced GPS Based Passive Tracking System

    SBC: AMERICAN GNC CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    There is a need to accurately determine the three-dimensional position and velocity of an airborne threat. In this project, a special GPS/INS system is designed for providing highly accurate position and velocity information. In the system, several innovative GPS/INS integration techniques are employed: (1) Advanced real-time GPS attitude determination algorithms and integer ambiguity resolution ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Real-Time Inertial Measurement Unit Simulator

    SBC: AMERICAN GNC CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    This SBIR Phase I project proposes the development of a real-time IMU simulator which can inject simulated electronic signals into the GPS guidance receiver with least intrusion and is applicable to a wide range of navigation systems. The proposed IMU Simulator consists of a PC compatible microcomputer, a set of plug -in IMU signal generator boards, and a set of general purpose flight simulator i ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Fully-Coupled Kinematic GPS/IMU Algorithm

    SBC: AMERICAN GNC CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    High accuracy and severe dynamic requirements is a must for the kinematic GPS/IMU integrated system used in the precise navigation and control of the tactical munitions. The technical challenges in the development of kinematic GPS/IMU algorithms used for the high dynamic environment of the tactical munitions are mainly phase integer ambiguity resolution methods, IMU V-A (velocity and acceleration ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force

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