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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. Design Tools for Combustion Stability

    SBC: IN SPACE, L.L.C.            Topic: AF083112

    ABSTRACT:A joint experimental and computational project using a carefully designed, flexible test article is proposed to assess the velocity-coupled combustion response of a representative liquid rocket injector element to transverse acoustic disturbances. In the proposed Phase II, the response of an injector flowfield at supercritical pressure conditions will be simulated, measured, and reduced i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Next-Generation Micro-chip Carrier for Cooling of Satellite Payload Electronics

    SBC: Thermavant Technologies, L.L.C.            Topic: AF112057

    ABSTRACT:A chip carrier for high power density electronics made from low CTE materials and embedded with an oscillating heat pipe will be applied to a real world satellite electronics device to transform high heat flux (e.g. 100-300W/cm2) at the device package to a lower heat flux at the heat sink areas - and do so with minimal thermal resistance. Deliverables at conclusion of two-year effort will ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Flame-Assisted Flash Sintering for Ceramic-Coated Heat Exchangers

    SBC: Engi-Mat Co.            Topic: AF121181

    ABSTRACT:In this Phase II effort, nGimat will utilize its newly-developed FAFS technique to sinter ceramic films to metal substrates.The FAFS method was developed and proved feasible through a Phase I SBIR grant and we will expand our understanding of the technique through thorough R&D in Phase II.Sintered samples will undergo thorough surface and mechanical analysis to validate the FAFS process.S ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Surface Treatments for Stainless Steel Actuators

    SBC: IBC Materials & Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF131202

    ABSTRACT: Stainless steel ballscrew components, such as those found in landing gear and flap actuators on the C-130 aircraft, experience wear and subsequent failure due to corrosion, contamination and foreign object damage (FOD). High"dither"conditions, where the actuator undergoes a constant short-travel, high-frequency movement to maintain level flight, can also induce wear on actuator ballscr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Method for Evaluating Candidates for Additive Manufacturing (AM) Processes

    SBC: IMAGINESTICS, LLC            Topic: AF141213

    ABSTRACT: A challenge which continues to present a barrier to the utilization of AM and wide spread adoption is knowing when to use the technology. This is particularly problematic in aerospace and in MRO operations because the technology is still emerging, and knowledgeable, experienced practitioners remain in short supply and will likely remain so until the next generation of technicians and en ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Cryogenic-Vacuum Compatible Infrared Scene Projection System (CVC IRSP) Based on the Digital Micromirror Device

    SBC: OPTICAL SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: AF083255

    ABSTRACT: This document presents Optical Sciences Corporation's SBIR technology transition proposal to complete development of an advanced Cryogenic-Vacuum Compatible Infrared Scene Projector (CVC IRSP) for Wide Field-of-View (WFOV) space sensor testing and to integrate the CVC IRSP into a government owned space simulation chamber. The CVC IRSP will be capable of projecting complex scenes w ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Advanced Propulsion and Power Concepts for Large Size Class Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

    SBC: Engine Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: AF131160

    ABSTRACT: Desired tactical requirements for unmanned aerial systems (UASs) exceed current capabilities for performance, reliability, maintainability, cost and supportability. Mission requirements such as extended endurance, increased power for auxiliary/sensor systems, and low altitude, low speed maneuverability are becoming paramount, specifically, in the 10,000 lb class of vehicles. These desir ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Ultra-Scalable Nonvolatile Graphene Memory

    SBC: Harper Laboratories            Topic: AF131082

    ABSTRACT:Nonvolatile memory (NVM) technologies are a critical component of modern satellites.These NVM chipsets perform tasks ranging from storing mission-critical boot code to large multi-gigabyte mission data recorders.This requirement for high-density NVM has shifted focus on to commercial CMOS FLASH.FLASH technologies are capable of high-density devices, compared to resistive or phase-change t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Resonant Cavity Enhanced Photo-Diodes for LWIR Communications

    SBC: AMETHYST RESEARCH INCORPORATED            Topic: AF151050

    ABSTRACT:The LWIR spectrum is well suited for moderate- to long-range free space communications because of its atmospheric window and low scattering by dust, haze, precipitation, and fog. The recent impressive laser development of QCLs is poised to provide the high speed LWIR transmitter for such a free space communication system; a corresponding advance in LWIR detectors is needed to enable the h ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Reduced-Order Model for the Prediction of Supersonic Aircraft Jet Noise

    SBC: INNOVATIVE TECH APPLICATIONS LLC            Topic: AF151065

    ABSTRACT:Innovative Technology Applications Company, LLC proposes the development of an analytical tool that predicts jet noise and engine performance for current and future generations of supersonic two- and three-stream engines. The goal is to provide robust and reliable noise predictions in minutes that can be used for design optimization. The physics-based approach will be capable of addressin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force

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