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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Multifunctional Prepregs and Laminated Composites Made by Shear Pressing Carbon Nanotube Arrays

    SBC: 3TEX, Inc.            Topic: AF09BT36

    A novel method of fabricating carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforced polymer matrix composites is proposed. It includes growing super-aligned carbon nanotube arrays on a flat substrate, using NCSU proprietary shear pressing method to compress the grown arrays into a layer of densely packed, highly aligned CNTs inclined at an angle of several degrees to the substrate, separating the produced CNT sheet fr ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Ultra Low Power, High Performance Microprocessor Core for Military and Space Applications

    SBC: American Semiconductor, Inc.            Topic: AF093082

    For Phase I, an ultra low power, high performance microprocessor core using a combination of double-gated and independent double-gated Flexfet™ SOI CMOS technology from American Semiconductor will be designed to address the requirements of military and space communication systems. High integration feasibility using Flexfet technologies followed by confirmation of the power and performance improv ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Robust Wideband Aircraft Altitude Estimation for Over-the-Horizon HF Radar

    SBC: STRAD Corporation            Topic: AF083184

    Robust altitude estimation for over-the-horizon radar (OTHR) requires a combination of advanced signal processing and high fidelity ionospheric propagation modeling. Since aircraft height is manifested in closely-spaced direct and ground-bounce reflections off the target, during Phase I, we have developed two new approaches for discriminating small delay differences from a sequence of radar dwells ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. A Proactive Countermeasure to Harden Integrated Circuits Against Exploitation

    SBC: Computer Measurement Laboratory, LLC            Topic: OSD10IA1

    We propose to implement a novel countermeasure against the exploitation of integrated circuit hardware. The proposed countermeasure is applicable to both FPGAs and ASICs, increases design obfuscation and promises to block embedded hardware exploits. It also is fully compatible with virtually any other hardware exploit countermeasure and reduces forensic costs when exploits are suspected. The propo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Innovative Techniques for Defeating HDBT/UGF

    SBC: Bennett Aerospace, Inc.            Topic: AF093096

    Bennett Aerospace proposes to develop an innovative system that will neutralize hard and deeply buried targets (HDBTs). The system would incorporate a novel technologies and advance materials to gain access to the target for intended missions. BENEFIT: This approach will expand upon existing technologies that will be adapted for this application. The benefits of Bennett Aerospace’s modified-COTS ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Holographic Waveguide Visor Display

    SBC: Bennett Aerospace, Inc.            Topic: AF093017

    Bennett Aerospace proposes to develop a transparent visor for helmet-mounted display (HMD) applications. The novel visor utilizes the wave-guiding characteristics of light to provide a low mass and a large eye box. BENEFIT: The revolutionary technology provides significant improvements in terms of mass, cost, volume and optical performance. Bennett Aerospace’s approach allows for a larger field ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Kinetic Power for Dismounted Warriors

    SBC: Bennett Aerospace, Inc.            Topic: AF093023

    Bennett Aerospace proposes to develop an innovative method of generating electrical power via soldier-worn systems. Our approach integrates energy harvesting structures into various locations on garments and equipment in order to collect kinetic energy. The structures are lightweight and flexible. BENEFIT: Benefits to this approach are numerous in that it provides a simple, though novel, method of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Embedded Wire for Aircraft Applications

    SBC: Minnesota Wire & Cable Co.            Topic: AF093006

    The state of wiring in aging aircraft has been an increasing concern in recent years. Wire deteriorates with age and environmental conditions, particularly inflight vibration, which causes wires chafing. Wire failures can result in aircraft downtime, higher maintenance costs, mission failure, and even an aircraft crash. Composite materials may present a unique solution to the aging wire problem. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Enriched Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes for High Frequency Large Area Flexible Transistor Arrays

    SBC: NanoTechLabs Inc.            Topic: AF09BT26

    A great deal of research has been done on thin film Carbon Nanotube Transistors. Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs) have exceptional electrical properties, High speed circuits require high carrier mobility, and individual SWNTs have a carrier mobility of up to 120,000 cm2/Vs and can be doped n and p-type. Enriched semiconducting SWNTs (s-SWNTs), narrowed down to individual chiralities provid ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Corrosion and Fatigue Degradation Analysis and Forecasting System

    SBC: POSITRON SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF083225

    The proposed effort in Phase II is to develop, produce, and demonstrate a prototype inspection platform and complementary damage modeling tool as a complete nondestructive evaluation solution referred to as the X-Ray Corrosion Detection System (XCDS). This system will be based on the state of the art radiographic techniques including narrow-bandwidth, spectral, and phase-contrast radiography, as w ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force

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