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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. MWIR Seeker-Sensor for Strap Down Weapon/SUAS applications

    SBC: SURFACE OPTICS CORP.            Topic: AF141139

    ABSTRACT:A program to develop a compact, HOT-FPA-based MWIR imager for small UAS sensor and strap-down seeker applications is proposed. The proposed system builds upon Surface Optics real-time broad-band and spectral imaging activities to generate a compact sensor appropriate for both ground and airborne operations that includes real-time detection and tracking of targets. Integrated into the proc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. EDA for Strategic Radiation Hardened Precision Analog IC Obsolescence Mitigation

    SBC: MILANOWSKI & ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: AF131057

    ABSTRACT:The problem being addressed in the M&A, Inc. ANDROMEDA program is obsolescence of strategic hardened analog integrated circuits (ICs). Most of the suppliers of analog ICs for strategic hardened systems are no longer supporting the parts and processes developed for those programs. Virtually all U.S. strategic assets are faced with such electronics obsolescence problems. Our approach to sol ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Lowest Lifecycle Cost (LLC) Propulsion System

    SBC: Science and Technology Applications, LLC            Topic: AF141088

    ABSTRACT:Future military and commercial spacelift systems will utilize reusable systems, consisting of liquid oxygen/hydrocarbon staged combustion engines, in order to increase the military utility by both enhancing current missions, enabling new missions and reducing cost. One innovative approach to reduce both non-recurring and recurring costs is through an innovative modular Aerospike engine th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Depth Insensitive Fiber Optic Acoustic Sensor Systems

    SBC: Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation            Topic: SB152007

    Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation (IFOS) and Stanford University (SU) intend to demonstrate a 150 meter long, 12-sensor depth insensitive pressure sensor array. The overall goal of this SBIR project is to develop an innovative, passive, low-power array of acoustic pressure and vector sensors that can operate effectively across all ocean depths to detect, classify, and localize low-level ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  5. Gas Turbine Engine Particle Emission Characterization

    SBC: ARTIUM TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: AF131188

    ABSTRACT:There is no single method available today that can reliably measure soot particle mass concentrations, number concentrations, PM specific surface area, and particle size distributions, especially with specificity to soot (black carbon, elemental carbon). It has been demonstrated that laser induced incandescence (LII) methods can reliably measure soot volume fraction, soot primary particle ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Vision Based Sense and Avoid Solution for small UAS


    Currently, the lack of a proven Sense and Avoid (SAA) technology is the largest technological obstacle in the way of wide scale Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) deployment in the National Airspace Systems (NAS). Group 2-3 UAS, due to their small size, slow cruise speeds and climb rates; exacerbate the probability of their involvement in a Mid Air Collision (MAC). Therefore, there exists a need for ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  7. Topographic/HSI Active Transceiver (TOPHAT)

    SBC: SA Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF141178

    ABSTRACT:Hyperspectral imaging provides the ability to detect targets in complex environments and is essential in distinguishing manmade objects from natural surroundings. However, a significant limitation of hyperspectral systems is that they rely on natural illumination which varies based on time of day and weather conditions. A system that combines active, broadband illumination with hyperspect ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. nForge: A Multi-Model Framework for System Designers


    ABSTRACT: Enhanced Modeling and Analysis of embedded real-time systems is vital to prevent late stage architecture changes, which can be costly from program risk and cost perspectives. System designers use various standards for modeling, including UML and SysML with MARTE augmentations, with supporting tools. These do not integrate well with specialized tools - e.g., for schedulability, performanc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Laser Diode Pumped Compact Deep Ultraviolet Laser

    SBC: Onyx Optics, Inc.            Topic: A11012

    Currently, efficiencies of frequency quadrupled 236.5-nm DUV lasers from 946-nm Nd:YAG output are low and beam quality is not even close to LUSTER specifications, due to the unfavorable quasi- three-level laser transition and the spatial walk-off of the nonlinear optical (NLO) crystals during frequency conversions. Therefore, the approach is inefficient for cw laser and would require very large eq ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. Advanced Composite Structural Members for Tall, Narrow Structures

    SBC: COMPOSITE SUPPORT & SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: AF04267

    ABSTRACT:It is proposed that a novel tall (118') fasternerless composite tower erection method be established and demonstrated atHanscom AFB. This tower is the first of a new generation of tall composite towers that has the distinct advantage of being free from corrosion in harsh and humid environments.With the tower in place, an in-situ displacement measurement will be performed and demonstrated. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force

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