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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. Tape-Wrapped Carbon / Silicon Carbide Composites for Launch Vehicle Applications

    SBC: MATERIALS RESEARCH & DESIGN INC            Topic: AF173008

    To ensure continued access to orbit for United States government and commercial payloads, attractive replacement candidates for foreign-made propulsion components must be identified and the associated technology matured. The innovation proposed herein will identify and further maturation of a domestically available, oxidation-resistant, high-temperature C/SiC material candidate for launch vehicle ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Hybrid Acoustic Emission and Guided Wave Inspection System for Radar Tower Structures

    SBC: Fbs, Inc.            Topic: AF161011

    A novel hybrid acoustic emission (AE) and guided wave (GW) inspection approach for radar towers inspection is presented. Keeping aging radar sites (many are over 50 years old) in good repair is important because they are critical intelligence components that provide advanced aircraft notification. This proposed work will continue development of new, patent-pending shear-type AE sensors, and apply ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Nonlinear Ultrasonic Guided Wave System for Detection of SCC

    SBC: Fbs, Inc.            Topic: AF161017

    Sudden structural failure caused by stress corrosion cracking (SCC) in aircraft components is becoming a severe safety threat to Air Force aircraft and other aviation vehicles. Detection of SCC often occurs late in the damage development cycle, in which fast-growing macroscale cracking has already developed. This significantly increases depot maintenance cost and can negatively impact aircraft ava ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Novel Ceramic Composites for Low Loss Hypersonic Radome Materials

    SBC: HAMR Industries LLC            Topic: AF18AT013

    As threats emerge in geographically diverse locations, precision responses are often required immediately.However, the time-to-target for many munitions can be simply too long for short lived opportunities.To enable timely responses to long range threats, hypersonic munitions with velocities greater than Mach 5 are necessary.However, with hypersonic velocities comes a significant increase in the a ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Development of Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids for Reversible Electroplating

    SBC: BORON SPECIALTIES, LLC            Topic: AF16AT20

    This phase 2 proposal builds upon Phase 1 successes, with plans for the construction of an electrochemical variable emissivity device (EC VED). The viability of this EC VED will be determined by the development of a new family of ionic liquid (IL) electrolytes featuring polyhedral boron cages as the anionic component. In these new electrolytes, the negligible vapor pressures and high ionic conduct ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Integrated Constant Speed Drive Input Shaft Monitor

    SBC: KCF TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF172004

    The feasibility of a small, rugged electronics and sensor package that will be installed within the housing of the Constant Speed Drive (CSD) will be determined.The Variable Reluctance sensor that is used will monitor the tooth-passing speed of an existing input shaft gear.The micro-controller within the electronics package will count the revolutions, and correlate the revolutions with statistics ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Drone Aircraft New CER (DANCER)

    SBC: NOKOMIS, INC            Topic: AF172008

    Drone Aircraft New CER (DANCER) development addresses a rapidly evolving need for Air Force in the integration and operations of first strike UCAS drone aircraft, namely the operational and maintenance budgeting for these aircraft. Use as an extension of the J-35 strike fighters capabilities and force projection in deep and first strike missions could be critical in achieving air dominance over ad ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Laser-based Steam Mass Flow Sensor

    SBC: NOKOMIS, INC            Topic: AF181008

    Increasing energy costs have placed budget constraints on many branches of the military and has brought to the forefront the problem of reducing costs by maximizing energy efficiency. The Air Force currently heats many of its facilities with the use of steam-based HVAC systems and the overproduction of steam can exacerbate these internal costs. To optimize this steam production, the Air Force is s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Automated Guided Wave Phased Array Scanner for Inspection of ICBM Silo Walls

    SBC: Fbs, Inc.            Topic: AF181009

    Existing inspection techniques for corrosion detection and wall thickness monitoring on ICBM silo walls are highly inefficient. Guidedwave (FBS, Inc. d.b.a. Guidedwave) has developed a revolutionary guided wave phased array (GWPA) ultrasound technology for the efficient inspection of large-area structures for plate and weld defects. The patented GWPA technology performs rapid 360-degree volumetric ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. A Novel Process Modeling Framework for Linear Friction Welding

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF181051

    Welding of aerospace structural components is an expensive process due to high material cost of titanium alloys, energy consumption, and CO2 emissions. Linear friction welding (LFW) is a solid state process of joining materials together through frictional contact. Due its several advantages like absence of solidification defects and additional heat source, the technique is increasing attracting at ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force

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