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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. An Automated Test Bed for Assessing System-of-System (SoS) Assurance

    SBC: DeVivo AST, Inc.            Topic: 9040177R

    As System-of-Systems (SoS) become more complex, interactions and latent emergent behaviors become difficult to identify and control. Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) are a prime example of SoS that are both critical and difficult to assure. Drawing upon prior work into multi-criteria decision making (MCDM), DeVivo AST has developed TOP Score, a software tool that facilitates the modeling and anal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Massively Parallel High Temperature Probe System for Wafer-level Reliability Testing

    SBC: Celadon Systems Inc.            Topic: 910021R

    Historical methods of reliability assessment are less and less effective as device sizes shrink. Larger sample sizes and longer duration tests are increasingly needed. At the same time, efforts to continue scaling semiconductors to ever smaller geometries is leading to an explosion of new device structures, materials and processes. The cost of testing these innovations is becoming a major barrier ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Highly-Scalable Computational Algorithms for Solving Aerostructural FSI Problems on Emerging Parallel Machine Architectures

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF10BT13

    ABSTRACT: Traditional multidisciplinary solvers function by solving the individual governing equations on computer clusters. In the case of aero-elastic Fluid-Structures Interaction (FSI) simulations, individual solvers have disparate requirements for optimal performance. CFD codes use iterative schemes and distributed memory, while CSD codes, use direct linear-solvers and utilize shared memory t ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Self-Reconfigurable Memristor-Based Computing Architecture: Design, Fabrication, and Characterization

    SBC: Bio Inspired Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF10BT31

    ABSTRACT: The behavior of the Chalcogenide based ion-conducting memristor lends itself for use as an element in a simple neuromorphic computing circuit. The reaction of a circuit to an external stimulus may be the result of its ability to learn from previous similar, yet unrelated exposures to environmental stimulus. A highly specialized variation of the memristor, previously developed by the Ad ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Improving Software and Data Security in Industrial Control Systems

    SBC: Pikewerks Corporation            Topic: OSD09T003

    Pikewerks'Protection for Industrial and Environmental Controls from Exploitation, or PIECE, will be a cross-platform suite of capabilities providing anti-exploitation and anti-reconnaissance for Industrial Control Systems. PIECE will provide a suite of capabilities for Windows, Linux, VxWorks, and legacy devices that ensure survivability of critical infrastructure equipment. Anti-exploitation ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Hybrid Autonomous Router for Tactical (HART) Networks

    SBC: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION            Topic: OSD10AN2

    The DoD has identified the need for airborne platforms from the various services to be integrated into the Global Information Grid (GIG). The current state of the practice for connecting airborne platforms to the GIG has four major limitations, i.e., (1) inability to adapt dynamically to topology changes in the network; (2) need for excessive manual configuration; (3) lack of scalalability with ne ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Province

    SBC: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION            Topic: OSD10AN3

    As the DoD continues to"drawdown"the number of active duty personnel, there are a limited number of network operators to examine network status data and configure the large number of network devices present in any theater of operation. However, the ever increasing complexity of missions requires optimal network operation to provide mission assurance; this drives the need to maximize automation. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. High Fidelity Simulation Tools for Green Monopropellant Catalytic Thruster Degradation Mitigation and Performance Improvement

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF093189

    The U.S. Air Force is developing a catalytic thruster for advanced high density-specific impulse green monopropellants. The temperature and pressure generated in a green monopropellant thruster is much higher than with conventional hydrazine monopropellant, resulting in degradation of the catalyst. Therefore, developing and applying a model for predicting catalyst degradation and thruster performa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Nanomaterial Safety Assessment Platform

    SBC: AEGIS TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC., THE            Topic: AF103031

    ABSTRACT: Nanomaterials promise to bring critical advancements to technologies and products affecting multiple DoD mission areas. A major obstacle to realizing the strategic benefits of nanomaterials is the absence of computational risk assessment tools that allow nanomaterial developers to integrate and translate dose-response data and hazard rankings across in vitro and in vivo systems, between ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Multiscale Modeling of Nano Effects on Major Human Organs in the Body

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF103031

    ABSTRACT: Although nanomaterials have demonstrated potential for widespread applications, toxicology of these materials has not been thoroughly evaluated under different exposure scenarios. We propose to develop a comprehensive software tool integrating multidisciplinary physiology and systems biology approaches for modeling nanomaterial uptake, disposition, transport within the body and toxicity ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force

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