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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. Monitoring for Advanced Geolocation Processing and Interference Exploitation (MAGPIE)

    SBC: SCIENTIFIC APPLICATIONS & RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: AF06254

    SARA will develop an L-band detection sensor node that will detect, characterize, and geo-locate GPS jammers. At least eight nodes will be produced and they will be networked into an integrated surveillance system. The integrated, multi-node system will be controlled by a central monitoring system, where real-time surveillance results will be displayed to the end-user. The system will be tested an ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Integrated Fiber-Optic Sensor Reliability Modeling and Analysis Tools for Thermal and Power Management Systems for Gas Turbine Engines

    SBC: Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation            Topic: AF16AT16

    Addressing a key technology gap in deployment of fiber-optic sensor networks, IFOS and multidisciplinary collaborators are developing an integrated fiber-optic component reliability modeling software toolkit. The RelOptics toolkits analytical engine is based upon predictive failure models developed for the first time in aerospace industry via rigorous environmental testing of optical fiber splices ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Cognitive Radio-Based UHF/VHF Crosslink Enhancement for Satellites

    SBC: PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION            Topic: AF161084

    To address the Air Force need for enhanced Global Positioning System (GPS) crosslinks, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development of a new Cognitive Radio-Based UHF/VHF Crosslink Enhancement for Satellites (CRUCES). In Phase I, POC developed the CRUCES cognitive radio architecture incorporating POCs spectrum sensing and dynamic spectrum access, and developed an operation ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. CrossBeam GPS Crosslink and Long Range Free Space Optical Communication System

    SBC: SA Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF161090

    SA Photonics CrossBeam Free-Space Optical (FSO) communication system is a fully integrated, compact, and robust system that has been designed specifically for GPS crosslink applications. CrossBeam includes integrated beam steering, high bandwidth tracking capability, an all fiber optic-based transmit and receive optics design, and high performance FSO modem technology to provide reliable data comm ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Intelligent and Multiplexable Ultra-High Temperature Fiber Optic Pressure Sensors for Robust Distributed Engine Control

    SBC: Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation            Topic: AF16AT18

    Engines will be getting smaller and hotter for efficiency reasons, requiring novel sensors with extended and enhanced performance. Emerging fiber-optic sensing approaches could provide a unique solution to the widening technology gap between next-gen engine requirements and conventional sensors limited capabilities. The overall objective of this program is to develop techniques to integrate new pr ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Highly Integrated EFI Chip Assembly for Reliable Use after Multi/Pyro-Shock Events

    SBC: Tanner Research, Inc.            Topic: AF161111

    In the Phase I, Tanner developed and demonstrated structural simulations and static loading tests that improved shock survivability of this highly integrated monolithic EFI chip design. Even under shock excitation spanning the resonant frequencies of the EFI, the stress observed at the copper/FR4 interface was a factor of 6 below the failure point of the materials. With the simulation and empirica ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Compact Optical Inertial Reference Unit for High Energy Laser System Line-of-Sight Stabilization

    SBC: CONTROLLED DYNAMICS INC            Topic: AF161037

    CDI is proposing a tactical OIRU/INS design based on a modified production IMU combined with our LOS/INS module. The combination of production IMU hardware in a compact OIRU design, tailored to the tactical vibration environment, provides a competitive OIRU design on a $/rejected jitter basis.

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. High-speed, Asynchronous, Next Generation SAL Seeker

    SBC: Attollo Engineering, LLC            Topic: AF151112

    Attollo Engineering will build from its successful Phase I concept feasibility demonstrations and develop an event based, asynchronous InGaAs-based FPA that enables a dual band, dual mode SAL seeker capability. The Attollo SAL seeker offers high angular a

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Stratagems: ShadowBox Training to Augment Game-Based Simulations for Combat Rescue Helicopter Aircrew

    SBC: Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.            Topic: AF161039

    Personnel Recovery plays a very critical role in the success of military missions for both humanitarian and strategic reasons. Maintaining highly trained Combat Search and Rescue teams is of critical importance to the Air Force. Cost efficiency considerations demand the development of training solutions that provide high efficacy at lower costs. Game-based trainers have the potential to meet this ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. V-Band Terminal Low Noise Amplifier

    SBC: QUINSTAR TECHNOLOGY, INCORPORATED            Topic: AF161146

    QuinStar Technology, Inc. proposes to develop a low noise amplifier (LNA), operating at E-band frequencies (71-76 GHz), with optimized noise performance, enhanced linearity (high OIP3), and low power consumption. This will be accomplished by utilizing the latest state-of-the-art (SOA) device technology and innovative circuit techniques. The key to the noise performance is the short gate length (35 ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force

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