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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. Nanophase Technology for Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) Battery Safety

    SBC: Applied Colloids            Topic: OSD09EP1

    Many of the safety incidents that occur with lithium-ion batteries are due to the carbon anode currently in use. Incidents can occur that include overcharging in the system, which causes lithium metal to plate out of the cell and passivation at the surfaces of the electrodes in the cell, which can also cause an incident. Applied Colloids proposes the use of its proprietary nanomaterials in a "ro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Organically Assured Routing System (OARS) for the Airborne Network

    SBC: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION            Topic: AF073019

    The Air Force has identified the need for an assured routing system for the Airborne Network (AN) that will protect the routing infrastructure from security attacks designed to disrupt the operation of the network. Subversion of the network routing function by attackers could be catastrophic for mission-critical applications running on the AN. This is because security attacks on the routing functi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Border Gateway Protocol with Mobility Extensions (BGP-MX)

    SBC: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION            Topic: AF081019

    The inter-domain routing protocol BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) was designed for statically configured land-based networks, which experience infrequent topology changes. As a result, BGP performs poorly in airborne network environment, where the topology of the networks is constantly changing because of domains mobility. Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) has, as part of its Phase I effort, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Short-Wavelength Countermeasure for Circadian Desynchrony

    SBC: AVAcore Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF07T015

    Exposure to light at critical phases of the circadian cycle is the main stimulus that entrains circadian rhythms.  Previous work has concluded that exposure of humans to bright light for an hour or more at the right phase of the circadian cycle produces significant phase shifts of circadian rhythms speeding recovery from jet-lag, and optimizing cognitive functionality and restorative sleep.  Our ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Modeling & Simulation for Optimization of Heavy-Fuel Micro Rotary Engines

    SBC: BAKER ENGINEERING, LLC            Topic: N/A

    This Phase II SBIR will develop and test a direct injected, heavy-fueled rotary engine based upon upgrading the existing engine (the AR74-1380) and utilizing analysis tools developed during Phase I. The program will provide the opportunity to continue research through modeling and simulation for optimization of heavy fuel micro rotary engines, and testing to provide model verification, all in sup ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Directed Energy Detection and Characterization Instrumentation

    SBC: Cybernet Systems Corporation            Topic: AF083253

    The increasing power, energy, and maturity of DE weapons systems has created an acute need for better measurement capabilities.  Systems designed to melt or disrupt electronics cannot be measured by many conventional methods, as they will destroy the diagnostic equipment along with their target.  To this end, Cybernet proposes the development of disposable HEL and HPM sensors which can provide a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Autonomic Knowledge Representation Construction for Software Protection Systems

    SBC: Cybernet Systems Corporation            Topic: OSD09IA4

    Leveraging our current thrust of research into novel modes of computer, this project will focus on characterizing the state of the system using low-level descriptors abstracted with machine learning and processed to identify normal operation from varying levels of suspicious behavior. With this, we will be able to thwart novel attacks, providing a needed and novel security capability.

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Failure Initiation Predictors for Reliability-Based Design of Hybrid Composite Materials

    SBC: Comet Technology Corporation            Topic: AF08T025

    This proposal is concerned with the development of a novel failure initiation and progressive failure analysis (PFA) modeling method for advanced composite structures. The laminate is modeled as a collection of degrading lamina within the framework of lamination theory and executed using user defined subroutines through a commercial finite element software package. In the proposed approach, design ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. The Design of Defensive Software Systems

    SBC: Computer Measurement Laboratory, LLC            Topic: OSD09IA3

    CML proposes to extend its current work in dynamic kernel monitoring for attack recognition and mitigation. The focus of this proposal is on mitigating the effects of an attack on executing software process by an individual user. The object of interest is the mapping of the activity of a user of a software system onto a model of their normal use of this software. In the construction of a mathe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. NanoFET- Nanoparticle Field Extraction Thruster for Micro-Satellites and Defensive Counterspace

    SBC: Electrodynamic Applications Inc            Topic: AF07T036

    The Nanoparticle Field Extraction Thruster (NanoFET) is being developed as a high thrust-to-power, highly compact, variable specific impulse electric propulsion device especially for micro-satellite applications. NanoFET provides thrust by extracting and charging nanometer to micron-sized conducting particles (e.g., spheres) fed from a dry reservoir and accelerating them electrostatically. This te ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force

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