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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. Development of Novel Cooling and Temperature Monitoring for High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) Coating Applications


    Temperature control has been a major concern during High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) processing since it was originally utilized in the aerospace industry. Typically, temperature must not exceed 300oF to prevent heat damage/ tempering of the substrates on steel alloys, and even lower temperature requirements for aluminum and titanium alloys. These problems have prevented USAF depots from usage of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. A High Stability, Monolithic, Spiral Reference Cavity & Integrated Source for Application to Ultra-stable Microwave Generation

    SBC: HQPHOTONICS INC.            Topic: SB121001

    In Phase I a novel spiral resonator was demonstrated that is both chip based and has high immunity to thermal noise. The system uses a silica-on-silicon platform and is therefore compatible with a wide range of photonic and electrical components. In Phase I, the optical coupling to the resonator utilized a fiber taper. In Phase II, a program is proposed to further increase the robustness of the re ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  3. Semantically Enabled Event Reasoning

    SBC: ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc.            Topic: AF121084

    ABSTRACT: Over the last twenty years the United States has become dependent on space technology for communications, precision tracking and many other applications. Globalization of the worlds economy, which has also dramatically increased over the past twenty years, has resulted in this same dependence in industrialized and developing nations around the world. As a result of these trends, the s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Aeroacoustic Analysis

    SBC: Cmsoft, Inc.            Topic: AF083267

    ABSTRACT:The reduction of aerodynamic/hydrodynamic noise caused by violent turbulence is of strategic importance to many military systems. These include modern fighter jets, unmanned weapons with sensitive electronics, and surface and underwater vessels. For all these systems, aerodynamic or hydrodynamic noise can produce unacceptable levels of operational loads or acoustic vibrations, or be detri ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Near-Surface Residual Stress Measurements for Aerospace Structures

    SBC: HILL ENGINEERING, LLC            Topic: AF121112

    ABSTRACT:It is widely recognized that near surface residual stresses play a significant role in fatigue performance. Tensile residual stresses are of concern because they accelerate fatigue crack initiation and fatigue crack growth relative to what would occur in the absence of residual stress. Compressive residual stresses, on the other hand, have the opposite effect and can be used to improve fa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Porosity-Free Molded Surfaces for Out-of-Autoclave (OoA) Composites

    SBC: Aerospace Materials Processing LLC            Topic: AF121121

    ABSTRACT:We have investigated different strategies for removing the surface porosity from out-of-autoclave (OOA) composites.It was found that a release layer on the aluminum tool with a microstructure similar to that of woven Teflon release plies was effective at reducing the porosity.These structures allow trapped gases to escape during curing, so that they do not generate bubbles/pores in the la ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Integrated Ultra-high Performance Oscillator based on a Crystalline Kerr Comb

    SBC: OEWAVES, INC.            Topic: SB121001

    In this Phase II DARPA SBIR effort, OEwaves Inc., along with UC Davis, will investigate, design, build, test, characterize and deliver for independent Government testing a miniature oscillator based on an optical Kerr frequency comb [1-8] produced with an ultra-high Q crystalline microresonator [9], for targeted use in electronic warfare receivers and transmitters. The projected performance of the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  8. Automated Surface Preparation of Organic Matrix Composites for Structural Adhesive Bonding

    SBC: Aerospace Materials Processing LLC            Topic: AF121120

    ABSTRACT: Peel ply, sanding and atmospheric plasma treatment have been examined as alternative methods for the surface preparation of bismaleimide carbon-fiber composites prior to bonding. It was found that atmospheric plasma treatment of the composite surface decreases the water contact angle from 822 to 202. X-ray photoemission spectroscopy of the treated composites revealed a 91% increase in s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Target Characterization using McMODAF (Markov-chain Augmented Multiple-Modality Data Fusion) Technique

    SBC: Advanced Systems & Technologies Inc            Topic: AF112074

    ABSTRACT: The proposed technique employs a variety of sensors that combine data to form a comprehensive picture of a situation of interest. The goal is to increase the effectiveness of military surveillance by giving a more complete, integrated picture of situations to enable a quicker response while eliminating errors from potential failures of individual sensors. In Phase I of this program, AS& ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Interpolated Liquid Shim Application System

    SBC: Physical Optics Corporation            Topic: AF112120

    ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a liquid shim application system for automated advanced fighter assembly, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) developed the Interpolated Liquid Shim Application System (ILSAS), which has demonstrated the ability to apply highly precise amounts of liquid shim that achieve perfect squeeze-out of cured material. Studies with the system demonstrate a 300% red ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
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