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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. 20-kW Bismuth Hall Thruster with Evaporative Anode

    SBC: Aerophysics, Inc.            Topic: AF04198

    High-power Hall thrusters operating at high thrust-to-power ratios will consume and emit unprecedented amounts of xenon propellant. The inherent costs associated with xenon use have significantly hindered development of such devices. Metallic propellants, specifically bismuth, have recently emerged as potentially higher-performing, lower-cost alternatives to xenon. When used in a Hall thruster ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Distributed Robotic Intelligent Behaviors

    SBC: Architecture Technology, Inc.            Topic: AF03148

    Recent military efforts have illustrated the difficulty for conventional weapons to find and defeat "deep-targets" that are concealed, guarded, mobile, or even buried. Examples include underground hardened bunkers, cave/tunnel systems, and mobile SCUD launchers. Miniature robotics could be used to find, collect data, track, and even defeat such targets, but the robots need to be well coordinate ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Multi-Mode Mobility for Micro-Platforms

    SBC: Architecture Technology, Inc.            Topic: AF04177

    Recent military efforts have illustrated the difficulty for conventional weapons to find and defeat "hard-targets" that are concealed, guarded, mobile, or even buried. Examples include underground hardened bunkers, cave/tunnel systems, and mobile SCUD launchers. Robotic micro-platforms could be used to find, collect data, track, and even defeat such targets, but the robots need to be nimble, agi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Advanced High Frequency Tunable Filters for Wide-Band Arrays

    SBC: EMAG TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF04221

    The future military communication, sensing and electronic warfare systems such as the proposed national missile defense (NMD) system require increasing functionality and performance endurance in harsh space environments. There is a persistent need for reliable tunable filters with a wide bandwidth of operation. In response to this need, EMAG Technologies in collaboration with Purdue University pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Multiple-View Genlocked Camera

    SBC: FREESTYLE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF03143

    The multiple-view genlocked camera (MVGC) developed and demonstrated duringthe first phase of this program will be extened to the long infrared domain. In addition, real-time structure from motion (SFM) and video-based anvigation algorithms will be coded on the Phase I and Phase II ontrol computers. Captive Flight Tests in winter and summer conditions will be executed to gather data and to evalu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Development of Low Cost, High Tensile Strength Composite Materials and Connection Systems Utilizing Thermoplastic Matrix Composites

    SBC: Fulcrum Composites Inc            Topic: AF04265

    Many items of both commercial, military equipment and infrastructure require materials with high tensile properties combined with resistance to corrosive environments and other environmental factors. Today these applications are typically made in steel with the attendant problems of corrosion protection, monitoring and maintenance. Composite materials have the potential to eliminate the corrosio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Computational Modeling of Laser Additive Manufacturing Processes

    SBC: INNOVATIVE RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: AF03117

    The overall goal of the proposed research is to develop a comprehensive, efficient, and well-validated model for the prediction of the shape and thermal history of components manufactured using Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM) processes. The proposed model will use a combined Eulerian-Lagrangian treatment for analyzing the three-dimensional gas-particle flow. Analysis of radiative heat exchange ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Wiring System In-Situ Health Monitoring Diagnostics

    SBC: MINNESOTA WIRE & CABLE COMPANY            Topic: AF04153

    Lockheed Martin delivered the first operational F-16 Fighting Falcon to the United States Air Force in January 1979. With more than 10 miles of wiring packed into an aircraft just 49 feet long, the aging F-16 suffers from intermittent power wire failures that pose a significant fire hazard. These failures often occur when a cable's degraded jacket enables a water droplet or metal shaving to temp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Instrumentation Support Systems Smart Transducer Plugins

    SBC: NVE CORP. (FORMERLY NONVOLATILE ELECTRONICS, INC.            Topic: AF04303

    Newer, smart transducers that conform to the IEEE 1451 standards will be used in new and legacy Instrumentation Support Systems (ISS)s allowing the ISSs to know exactly what is available on a test vehicle and also the coordination of the instrumentation setup, ground station setup, full pre-test checkout and dynamic error correction. Changes in the operational scenarios of ISS as a consequence of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Rad-Hard Reconfigurable Level Shifters

    SBC: NVE CORP. (FORMERLY NONVOLATILE ELECTRONICS, INC.            Topic: AF04042

    As new technologies trend towards lower supply voltages to reduce power consumption at higher speeds their interfaces become less compatible with older legacy systems. In space electronics the challenge is greater since components and systems must also be radiation hardened. Therefore, there exists a need for unique radiation hardened interface devices that transparently convert from one type of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
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