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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. Eddy current detection of cracks within the bore of installed Taper Lock fastener

    SBC: ALBANY INSTRUMENTS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    It is proposed to develop novel eddy current probes based on spin dependenttunneling (SDT) magnetoresistive (MR) sensors to enhance the probability ofdetection of cracks within the bore of installed Taper Lok fasteners. Preliminaryresults show that the use of shaped excitation coils, together with extremelysensitive SDT sensors properly positioned above the structure under inspection,provides a si ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Ad Hoc Routing for Nanosatellite Constellation Communications

    SBC: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    This proposal suggests an approach to providing self-organizing network communications between the nodes comprising a nanosatellite constellation. Using the proposing firm's existing body of work on self-organizing ad hoc networks for 802.11 wireless LANsand miniaturized robotics platforms as a baseline, issues relating to ad hoc networking in a nanosatellite constellations will be identified, a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Common Data Access Models and Services Using Datalets

    SBC: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    The Air Force needs to access a large variety of databases with varying data schemas and storage architectures from an equally large variety of applications. This presents a rewarding but challenging problem of enabling access to these databases via commondata access models and services. This problem, and also its most challenging implementation aspect, is particularly significant in the context o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Novel LADAR Signature Exploitation for Obscured Target Environments

    SBC: FREESTYLE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Laser radars (ladars) have been investigated for the detection, classification and terminal tracking of military targets. One area of concern is the performance of automatic target acquisition (ATA) algorithms on targets that are stochastically obscuredby foliage. A program is proposed that will increase the understanding of target obscuration while increasing the set of non-proprietary ATA algo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Computational Modeling of Remelting Processes for Ingot Casting of High-Performance Alloys

    SBC: INNOVATIVE RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The overall goal of the proposed research is to develop a comprehensive, efficient, and well validated model of various remelting processes used for the production of ingots of superalloys and titanium alloys. Phase I research has demonstrated thefeasibility and the validity of developing a unified computational model for efficient and accurate prediction of AC and DC electromagnetics, fluid flow, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Computational Modeling of Remelting Processes for Ingot Casting of High-Performance Alloys

    SBC: INNOVATIVE RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The overall goal of the proposed research is to develop a comprehensive, efficient, and well validated model of various remelting processes used for the production of ingots of superalloys and titanium alloys. Phase I research has demonstrated thefeasibility and the validity of developing a unified computational model for efficient and accurate prediction of AC and DC electromagnetics, fluid flow, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Multiple Frequency GaN FETs on Aluminum Nitride Substrates

    SBC: KYMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This program will develop high power, multiple frequency RF switches utilizing AlN substrates developed by Kyma Technologies, Inc. High-performance GaN-based devices, such as microwave transistors, have been demonstrated on sapphire and silicon carbidesubstrates; however, defects due to lattice and thermal expansion mismatch limit device performance. Dislocations significantly affect the performan ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Ice Phobic Materials

    SBC: MICROPHASE COATINGS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    After four years of research, MicroPhase Coatings has invented a breakthrough silicone-silicate technology. Preliminary tests indicate that the coating is ice-phobic and meets requirements for aviation use. During Phase I we prove: (a) feasibility of usingthe coating to prevent ice buildup in B-2 engine inlets, and (b) compatibility with B-2 systems and Low Observable materials. During Phase I we ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. High Speed Digital Bus Isolator for Space Applications

    SBC: NVE CORP. (FORMERLY NONVOLATILE ELECTRONICS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    NVE will produce and package IC's that monolithically integrate their existing high speed GMR signal isolator silicon into a prototype 800 Mbits/sec. 8 bit transceiver. Commercial high speed data bus interfaces between subsystems such as IEEE 1284 andIEEE 1194 have not been galvanically isolated due to performance, size and cost constraints. These interfaces would benefit from the inclusion of m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. High Speed Linear Spin-Valve Sensors for Analog Isolator Applications

    SBC: NVE CORP. (FORMERLY NONVOLATILE ELECTRONICS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate two types of linear spin-valve sensors with excellent linearity and sensitivity as well as optimized bias points, and will also demonstrate the feasibility of their application inanalog isolator devices. The first type of linear spin-valve sensor will be designed similarly to a spin-valve recording head. The second type of li ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force

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