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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. Ultra-Scalable Nonvolatile Graphene Memory

    SBC: Harper Laboratories            Topic: AF131082

    ABSTRACT: The physical scalability of Si based nonvolatile memory is problematic for the terascale integration of space memory. In particular and with regards to Flash, this problem is two-fold as device designs breakdown and photolithographic patterning approaches its limits to minimum feature size. Whereas phase-change and ferroelectric polymer devices have shown promise to scale beyond Flash ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Space based Hyper-Spectral Imaging Sensor

    SBC: SPECTRUM PHOTONICS, INC.            Topic: AF131146

    ABSTRACT: The Phase I effort will focus on a design tradeoff study to address the mission requirements and how alternate HSI sensor system designs address the requirements. These trades will include field of view and sampling rate versus target velocity within the scene, focal plane array size, number of spectral bands, spatial resolution, scanning method (e.g. Fourier Transform/scanning Fabry-Pe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Angle of Incidence (AOI) Measurement Capability

    SBC: Photon-x, Inc.            Topic: AF131177

    ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force seeks to advance the state-of-the-art in angle-of-incidence (AOI) sensing. A key motivation is that the lethality of certain weapon systems used against certain targets is often strongly influenced by AOI at a favorable aim point. Weapon systems that can most benefit from AOI sensing include directed energy weapons and precision guided munitions. The proposed work is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Blast Booth Noise Reduction- An OSHA Compliance Issue

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: AF131199

    ABSTRACT: Oceanit proposes to reduce employee exposure to hazardous noise during Blast Cleaning Room (BCR) and Blast Cabinet (BC) abrasive media blasting operations below OSHA 8-hour Time Weighted Average without increasing ergonomic stress on the operator. This will be done using an engineering noise control approach. BENEFIT: Benefits of the proposed effort would be compliance for government ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. A General Solver Framework for Radiative Heat Transfer Models in Combustion Systems

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF141084

    Modern combustion systems such as liquid rocket engines and gas turbines are characterized by high operating pressures and temperatures due to increased power-density. Thermal radiation has significant impact on both heat fluxes at the wall and on physical phenomena controlling the combustion process at these conditions. Coupling between radiation, turbulence and chemistry can have a large effect ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) Compliant GPS Receiver for GEO

    SBC: Minerva Systems & Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF141113

    The objective of this proposal is to develop Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) compliant GPS receiver for Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) applications. In this proposal, we explore an approach to design the GEO GPS SAASM receiver based on improved techniques for signal acquisition (or detection) and then signal tracking (and demodulation) of weak GPS signals. GPS signals availa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Triaxial Accelerometer with Low Offset and Noise (TALON)

    SBC: Archangel Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF141135

    Archangel Systems, Inc. proposes a feasibility study coined Triaxial Accelerometer with Low Offset and Noise (TALON) to meet the accelerometer needs for DoD"s next-generation IMUs in agile missile programs. DoD targets for IMU size, weight and power (SWAP) budgets are aggressive. To meet these requirements, TALON leverages prior Archangel work for DARPA"s NGIMG project. Specifically, the MEMS a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Advanced Space Antenna for GPS

    SBC: Scientic, Inc.            Topic: AF141243

    We propose to develop a space based radiation hardened GPS transmit antenna capable of forming spot beams to enhance the GPS signal on the ground by greater than 5 dB. It is expected that our transverse compound hybrid antenna will provide as much as 30 dB gain over a hemispherical antenna allowing enhanced signals over specific areas as large as 500 km. A tradeoff between spot size and signal g ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Fast, Anatomy and Physiology Based Computational Tool for RF-Induced Thermal Response

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF121032

    ABSTRACT: Military and industrial personnel are often exposed to RF electromagnetic energy which can cause thermal and electrokinetic biological effects. To understand these effects, AFRL is using computational electromagnetic tools to predict RF energy deposition and thermal effects in humans. Unfortunately, high resolution thermal simulations are computationally very expensive. The goal of this ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Multimodal-Multidimensional image fusion for morphological and functional evaluation of the retina

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: AF141028

    ABSTRACT: Oceanit will develop a software platform capable of integrating information collected over repeated experiments and from disparate sensors to facilitate the measurement of the physiological response of ocular-tissue to damaging levels of light. BENEFIT: Beyond the study of changes in physiological function of the retina resulting from light induced damage, this technology will have wi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force

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