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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. A novel Approach for High Rate Production of IR to IR Up-converting Nano-particles

    SBC: UES, Inc.            Topic: AF11BT24

    ABSTRACT: Phosphor materials are currently being utilized in a wide variety of applications. The requirements for phosphors have become more and more stringent with smaller and smaller particles being required. In the Phase I program UES Inc. in collaboration with Penn State University has demonstrated the feasibility of a few approaches for high rate production of high efficiency IR to IR up-con ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. 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
  3. Engine Health Management of Mechanical Systems for High Performance Turbine Engines

    SBC: Etegent Technologies, Ltd.            Topic: AF121173

    ABSTRACT:This effort will advance the Technology Readiness Level of a new vibration sensor and a vibration/ODM data fusion software system to level 7 through lab testing and development as well as seeded-defect testing in 5000 hp industrial turbine engines, long-term testing in similar engines at a local utility company, and 800-hour/2000-cycle testing in the large CAESAR F135 demonstrator engine ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Advanced Optical Diagnostics/Modeling Platform for Plasma Assisted Combustion in Vitiated Air

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: AF13AT04

    ABSTRACT: Modern gas-turbine engines designs for the next-generation warfighter need to reduce exhaust gas temperatures to reduce effective thermal footprint thereby improving the mission capability. In such situations, high-altitude engine operation is often limited by the overall combustion efficiency, lean flame blow out (LBO) limit, and combustion instabilities that results in narrower opera ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Extended-Range Atmospheric Sensing Suite (ERASS) for Deep Turbulence Characterization

    SBC: MV Innovative Technologies LLC (DBA: Opt            Topic: AF11BT41

    ABSTRACT: During Phase 1 the technical feasibility of the Extended-Range Atmospheric Sensing Suite (ERASS) which includes a set of sensors at three different wavelengths (0.53, 1.06, and 1.55 microns), capable of operating in strong-scintillation conditions over long (>100 km) propagation paths and providing both near and far-field measurements of major atmospheric turbulence, laser beam and imag ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Dimensional Restoration of Aircraft Components Damaged by Corrosion

    SBC: UES, Inc.            Topic: AF131190

    ABSTRACT: Current methods for restoration of corrosion affected aircraft components in the Air Logistic Complex are in the need of process and equipment improvement. This proposal offers to perform research to identify and characterize aircraft components/areas requiring dimensional restoration and to identify restoration requirements. It also offers to demonstrate the feasibility of improved te ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Image Quality Indicator(s) and Software for Computed Radiography (CR)

    SBC: American Testing Services LLC            Topic: AF131191

    Most NDT applications require some gauge of image quality prior to evaluation of the image for defects. In order to assess and quantify the image quality of a radiograph, a numerical value is assigned based on accepted imaging criteria. Film radiographs are typically characterized by the film density and by the visual detection by the inspector of an image artifact intentionally placed on the te ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Find substitute for Methylene Chloride in depaint operations at Hill AFB


    ABSTRACT: Hill AFB paint stripping operations for aircraft landing gear components is currently achieved by soaking landing gear components in a methylene chloride-based (MeCl) solution for 30 minutes, followed by plastic media blasting to remove residual paint. Their current operations use over 16,000 gallons of MeCl-based stripper each year. OSHA classifies MeCl as a potential carcinogen and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. A Performance Driven Framework for Real-time Exploitation of OPIR Imagery

    SBC: Etegent Technologies, Ltd.            Topic: AF141105

    As the number of OPIR sensors and the corresponding resolution and frame rates increase, the cost of transmitting the raw data stream to the ground station and moving this data between analyst workstations is rapidly increasing. Because of this, the incorporation of real-time processing both at the sensor and the ground station to characterize regions of interest is becoming a crucial component ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Adaptive Antenna Structures

    SBC: Vector ElectroMagnetics LLC            Topic: AF141109

    Vector ElectroMagnetics, LLC and The Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory propose to adapt design modifications to existing AFSCN ground site SATCOM antenna systems in order to reduce radio frequency interference (RFI) from various sources in L and S bands. The proposed modifications will reduce side and back lobes in the antenna radiation pattern by at least 10 dB as well as achieve a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force

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