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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 June, 2020.

  1. Real-Time Sensor Data Processing and Compression Performed On-board Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

    SBC: DRAGONFLY PICTURES, INC.            Topic: AF131132

    ABSTRACT: The K-128 co-processor leverages insights from neuroscience to achieve superior performance. Unlike previous efforts along those lines, our approach is to create a software programmable co-processor that runs existing applications. One of the most salient characteristics of such a co-processor is its power efficiency: not just a few percent more efficient than a traditional processor, b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. In-Plane Conductivity Improvement to Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials (MSC P4146)

    SBC: Materials Sciences LLC            Topic: A13070

    Missile modernization and future missile designs are utilizing more sophisticated and higher powered electronics in the pursuit of extended missile range, improved accuracy and precision targeting for striking enemy threats. Tight packaging and sophistication of these electronic systems can generate significant heat loads, which needs to be dissipated efficiently in order to maintain functionality ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. Compact and Integrated IMU for GPS Denied Navigation Using Fast-Light Gyroscopes and Accelerometers

    SBC: Digital Optics Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF112100

    ABSTRACT:For GPS denied navigation, there is a need for developing inertial measurement units (IMU), employing gyroscopes and accelerometers, with better accuracy and/or smaller volume and weight than the state of the art.Under Phase I, we have established the feasibility of realizing a superluminal ring laser gyroscope (SRLG) and a superluminal ring laser accelerometer (SRLA), based on diode-pump ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Quantum and Nanostructure Enhanced Epitaxial Lift-Off Solar Cells

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: AF13AT13

    ABSTRACT: MicroLink and its collaborators, Rochester Institute of Technology and Magnolia Solar, will develop a high-efficiency, single-junction, epitaxial lift-off (ELO) GaAs solar cell by incorporating nano-scale features, such as quantum dots and optically functional textures, within the solar cell structure. The principal technical objective of the project is to increase the AM0 efficiency o ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Robust, Lightweight Wiring for Space Applications

    SBC: MINNESOTA WIRE & CABLE COMPANY            Topic: AF112093

    ABSTRACT: An ability to reduce the weight of cables has the potential to provide significant cost savings, reduce maintenance and improve reliability of satellites. The costs of developing and producing satellites are linearly proportional with the satellite"s weight, with each kilogram costing around $1 million when delivery-to-space costs are included. With global satellite launches expected to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Nonequilibrium Plasma-Assisted Combustion-Efficiency Control in Vitiated Air

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: AF13AT04

    ABSTRACT: CU Aerospace (CUA) and team partner the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) propose to perform research, development and demonstration of experimental quenching free measurements of heat-release in a realistic highly turbulent plasma-assisted flame. Kinetics models will be correspondingly updated and detailed 3D multiphysics simulations will be validated by the measuremen ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Modular Flexible Weapons Integration

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: AF141076

    CRAFT Tech proposes the development of an innovative design optimization tool called"AeroRCS"which will simultaneously solve for both aerodynamic performance as well as electromagnetic reflectivity (Radar Cross Section). When operated in an automated environment, AeroRCS will intelligently"morph"and steer the shape to converge on an optimal solutions. AeroRCS will be demonstrated by developing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Radiation Model Development for Combustion Systems

    SBC: Tetra Research Corporation            Topic: AF141084

    Evolving demand for robust and accurate multi-physics modeling tools for high performance combustion devices is being driven by increasingly complex design, analysis, and simulation requirements, but existing models and their underlying assumptions need to be rigorously examined in light of their intended Air Force propulsion system applications. The production use of coupled multi-physics module ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Environmental Control Unit with Integrated Thermal Storage

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: OSD13EP1

    Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes the development of an Environmental Control Unit (ECU) that uses an integrated Phase Change Material (PCM) to provide thermal energy storage. The PCM is contained within the system. During the thermal energy regeneration or collection stages of operation, the coolant is pumped through the PCM to remove or deposit thermal energy, respectively. I ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. BLAST: A System for Bandwidth- and Latency-Scalable Teleoperation

    SBC: Neya Systems, LLC            Topic: OSD13HS3

    Most current teleoperated ground vehicle systems require a high-bandwidth link to support either real-time streaming video or streamed 3D structure back to the operator control unit, and experience significant performance degradation in the presence of communication latencies as small as 100 milliseconds. These latency and bandwidth requirements severely hamper use of teleop systems in situations ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
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