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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. Commercial Solutions for Weather Forecasting

    SBC: EarthCast Technologies, LP            Topic: AF182001

    A comprehensive weather intelligence system capable of producing global environmental intelligence with real-time, high-resolution information and predictions requires the synthesis of observational surface data, radar data, aircraft, space and ground-based remotely sensed data, and the most advanced numerical weather prediction (NWP) technologies. Recent advances in real-time operational global o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Advanced Nano Composite Coating for Gear Applications

    SBC: UNITED PROTECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: AF182005

    The Air Force desires technologies demonstrating value and commercial success in non-defense applications which will solve current Air Force problems.Gears are central functioning parts to most mechanical systems such as engine transmissions.Fuel consumption and maintenance costs are significantly increased due to efficiency losses resulting from friction and wear of gears. The development of chem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Expert System for Radar Measurement Contamination Identification

    SBC: Vadum, Inc.            Topic: AF182019

    Vadum will develop a target agnostic Expert Analyst Software Engine (EASE) to identify contamination in multi-band RCS measurements. EASE consists of a novel hybrid machine learning architecture leveraging a combination of data-driven deep learning and state-of-the-art computer vision features to automate and expedite the detection, localization and classification of contaminates. The envisioned m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Gradient Index Metamaterial Integrating Sphere

    SBC: Oxford Defense North Carolina LLC            Topic: AF182036

    Oxford Defense North Carolina, LLC will design, simulate, and demonstrate a metamaterial for use in a microwave integrating sphere. This device is similar to optical integrating spheres by causing incident radiation from a device under test to be uniformly distributed over the inside surface via multiple scattering. We will undertake the design, simulation, fabrication, and characterization of a m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Powered Rollers for Cargo Aircraft

    SBC: SAFE INC            Topic: AF182047

    Air Force cargo aircraft do not currently have powered roller systems for cargo handling.Airmen must manually flip roller trays located in slots in the floor to face rollers upward to support the weight of pallets.For rolling stock, airmen must flip trays to face rollers downward and present a flush load-bearing surface.The manual effort to move pallets and flip trays causes injuries and lost work ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. AI for Pallet Planning and Logistics

    SBC: Aura Technologies Llc            Topic: AF182048

    AURA Technologies proposes to use advances in artificial intelligence to develop an automated logistics management tool for pallet configuration optimization to improve airmen productivity and efficiency at Air Force Aerial Ports. The tool will provide pragmatic solutions to Air Force shipping, packing, and logistics challenges.

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Efficient Modular Cooling Capacity (EMC2)

    SBC: BASCOM HUNTER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF182049

    The objective of this program is to develop and demonstrate an approach to providing Efficient Modular Cooling Capacity (EMC2) for aircraft and other platforms.EMC2 can be used to cool lasers, electronics, or other devices in slow or fast-moving aircraft that are operating in high ambient temperatures.It utilizes a modular approach that allows EMC2 to be quickly and easily modified for various pay ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Reliable High-Performance Microcontroller for Extreme Temperatures

    SBC: Trusted Semiconductor Solutions Inc.            Topic: AF182061

    A 32-bit, low-power, microcontroller will be developed that operates over a -55C to +200C temperature range and is architected for next generation aerospace systems with an operational lifetime exceeding 10,000 hours. The technology and processes developed and demonstrated through this SBIR program can be rapidly applied to other integrated circuits with similar environmental and reliability requi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Analysis Tool to Predict the Behavior of Bolted Composite/Metallic Hybrid Joints with Many Fasteners

    SBC: GLOBAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: AF182062

    Increased use of composites in USAF platforms, and in commercial aircraft necessitates accurate structural analysis of bolted joints.The main disadvantage of bolted joints is the formation of high stress concentration zones at the locations of bolt holes, which might lead to multi-mode failure of the joint.An optimum combination of geometric parameters in a bolted joint can lead to increases in jo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Solar Cell Bypass and String Blocking Diode Development

    SBC: Advent Diamond, LLC            Topic: AF182069

    High temperature bypass and blocking diodes are critical components for next generation spacecraft solar arrays, including those developed on flex blankets, which will have larger areas and harvest more power. Diodes for these next-generation systems must achieve superior reliability, radiation hardness, and operate at high temperature. Fortunately, recent advances in diamond electronics research ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force

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