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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. Automated Analog Electronics Design Tools for Obsolete Parts

    SBC: RIDGETOP GROUP, INC.            Topic: AF131057

    ABSTRACT: Ridgetop Group will develop design tools to facilitate fabrication of obsolete, radiation-hardened, precision analog components. The methodology that is developed and validated during the nine-month Phase I SBIR program will be transitioned into an easy-to-use prototype software tool during Phase II. The Ridgetop EDA tool integrates well-known commercial EDA solutions to support radia ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Radiation Hardened Low Power Variable Bandwidth/Resolution Sigma Delta Converters

    SBC: MIAO IC DESIGN LLC            Topic: AF131073

    ABSTRACT: By reducing radiation through rad-hard design, device modeling and manufacture process, we at MIAO LLC technology will provide a state of art solution for 130 nm CMOS/SOI space borne, 10 MHz bandwidth with over 114 dB signal-to noise ratio (SNR) delta-sigma analog-to-digital converters at Total Ionizing Dose greater than 1 MRads. The device power consuming is estimating less than 80 mW ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Robust, Lightweight Wiring for Space Applications

    SBC: MINNESOTA WIRE & CABLE COMPANY            Topic: AF112093

    ABSTRACT: An ability to reduce the weight of cables has the potential to provide significant cost savings, reduce maintenance and improve reliability of satellites. The costs of developing and producing satellites are linearly proportional with the satellite"s weight, with each kilogram costing around $1 million when delivery-to-space costs are included. With global satellite launches expected to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. High-Frequency Energy-Deposition Actuators for Effective Scramjet Control

    SBC: Physics, Materials, and Applied Mathematics Research L.L.C.            Topic: AF121191

    ABSTRACT: Hypersonic propulsion systems, such as supersonic combustion ramjets (scramjets) are generally expected to operate from Mach 3.5 up to Mach 7-8 and are designed for specific flight Mach numbers to achieve optimum performance. However, realistic flight vehicles will experience a wide range of flight conditions during a typical mission. These off-design flight conditions degrade the perfo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Laser-scopic Approach to Identify, Remove and Clean Galvanic Couple Corrosion in Difficult to Access Areas

    SBC: Physics, Materials, and Applied Mathematics Research L.L.C.            Topic: AF131192

    The proposed effort will investigate and develop a laser-scopic tool that will provide earlier and improved capabilities for corrosion-detection, -removal, -cleaning and -repair due to galvanic couples in hard-to-access areas, without damaging the underlying substrate or adjacent features. The key focus areas include system definition, power-delivery, mitigation/elimination of splatter and debris ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) Compliant GPS Receiver for GEO

    SBC: Minerva Systems & Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF141113

    The objective of this proposal is to develop Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) compliant GPS receiver for Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) applications. In this proposal, we explore an approach to design the GEO GPS SAASM receiver based on improved techniques for signal acquisition (or detection) and then signal tracking (and demodulation) of weak GPS signals. GPS signals availa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Space-based RF Emitter Detection and Localization Using Field Programmable Gate Arrays

    SBC: Rincon Research Corporation            Topic: AF141124

    Satellite communications are increasingly vulnerable to radio frequency (RF) jamming due to availability of satellite operations information and reduced RF equipment cost. The Air Force seeks a trade study into how a constellation of 5-kg, 10x10x30-cm CubeSats can be used to detect and geolocate RF transmitters operating in the satellite X/Ku/K/Ka/Q frequency communication bands. RRC, together wit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Optical System for Precision Atomic Clocks and Stable Oscillators

    SBC: NP Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF141126

    Ultra-stable and accurate frequency and timing devices such as atomic clocks are essential for modern communication, navigation, surveillance, and missile guidance systems. There are many atomic oscillators such as neutral calcium and neutral ytterbium that produce clock signal in optical domain. However, these optical standards are expensive and not widely available. The phase stabilized frequenc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Cloud-Based Efficient Data Analysis and Reduction (CEDAR)

    SBC: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION            Topic: AF141181

    Architecture Technology Corporation (ATCorp) proposes the Cloud-based Efficient Data Analysis and Reduction (CEDAR) system, a novel hardware and software solution to efficiently increase and manage shared compute resources located within an autonomous vehicle to run mission-specific software that analyzes, combines, and filters sensor data in real-time or near real-time according to changing needs ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Enabling Flexible Materials, Devices and Processes for Defense

    SBC: American Semiconductor, Inc.            Topic: AF121003

    ABSTRACT:Emergence and feasibility for flexible body-worn electronics and particularly medical patches requires high performance electronics capability.The problem is that these new technologies must have flexible and conformal physical formats and conventional electronic components are not in any way flexible. In the CLAS Phase I program, a new flexible high-performance manufacturing and material ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force

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