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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. Long-Life Data Transfer Device

    SBC: Mustang Technology Group, L.P.            Topic: AF132001

    ABSTRACT: Mustang Technology Group, LP proposes an aggressive program of innovation research for the design of a rugged, open architecture, long-life data transfer device that will lower overall life cycle costs by avoiding future obsolescence. This proposed Phase I effort focuses on reviewing the current DTDs for commonalities and differences that will drive the design as well as a consolidation ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Ultra-efficient Thermoelectric Cooling Module for Satellite Thermal Management

    SBC: Sheetak Inc.            Topic: AF131074

    ABSTRACT: Current waste heat management technologies from satellite payload including the sensor, control and actuators, are bulky and energy inefficient because they cannot provide on-demand site-specific cooling. Fluidic systems are not desirable for satellite applications due to leakage issues. High ZT thin film thermoelectric (TFTE) devices have the potential to overcome all these issues. How ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Reusable Extended Artificial Light Source


    ABSTRACT: We propose a lamp for ultra-high speed photography according to the specifications of the solicitation. BENEFIT: The lamp design can be used for any ultra-high speed photography, particularly where the item under test is explosive or passes at sufficient speed to cause an over-pressure event.

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. FlashLED: A Reusable Extended Light Source

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: AF131176

    ABSTRACT: Nanohmics proposes to develop the FlashLED, a reusable extended artificial light source. Using commercial off the shelf (COTS) light emitting diodes (LEDs) and custom optics, it is possible to create a lighting system that matches the luminous output of the flash bulb with triggerability and intensity rise-time on the nanosecond timescale. The complete system will be expandable and of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. 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
  6. High Performance Electric-Field Sensor Based on Enhanced Electro-Optic Polymer Refilled Slot Photonic Crystal Waveguides

    SBC: Omega Optics, Inc.            Topic: AF11BT01

    ABSTRACT: This Phase II STTR research proposal aims to demonstrate an antenna coupled phase modulator based on an Electro-optic (EO) polymer refilled slot photonic crystal waveguide (PCW) for operation in the Q band. The goal is to detect field strengths of 100uW/m^2 in an Intensity Modulation Direct Detection (IMDD) scheme using subwavelength antennas. The EO polymer is the SEO125 provided by Dr ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Intelligent Sense and Control of RF MEMS Switching Technology

    SBC: MEMtronics Corporation            Topic: AF141004

    The proposed effort utilizes CMOS control electronics to"sense and control"the operation of MEMS switches as a solution to overcome the existing limitations of"set and forget"MEMS operation. These efforts build upon several successful prior demonstrations of MEMS-CMOS integration and CMOS control of MEMS switches by MEMtronics and Lehigh. The incorporation of high-speed electronics with MEMS swit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Non-flammable Ionic Liquid Electrolytes for Li-ion Batteries

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: AF141070

    Lithium-ion batteries with improved safety and that maintain high specific energies, high powers, and wide temperature ranges are needed for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and other platforms. Current lithium-ion batteries contain a highly flammable electrolyte and can combust under failure mechanisms such as overcharging, internal shorting, defects, physical damage, overheating, etc. Lynntech ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Stabilized Laser and Tracking System

    SBC: Ascendant Engineering Solutions, LLC            Topic: AF141130

    Ascendant Engineering Solutions (AES) proposes to develop a Stabilized Laser and Tracking System (SLATS) for handheld Laser Target Markers (LTM). AES will leverage existing low-latency target tracking and their laser beam stabilization technologies to provide a mature solution to AFRL. As part of the Phase I program, AES will build and demonstrate the basic technology in a TRL5"brassboard"system. ...

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


    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

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