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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. Detection of Hostile Fire from the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)

    SBC: RADIANCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF121102

    ABSTRACT:Recent technical demonstrations in hostile fire sensing and classification have highlighted the use of costly cryogenically-cooled electro-optical sensors.While capable, these types of sensors come with a higher initial purchase price as well as high life cycle costs per platform.This activity will implement a broad area hostile fire sensing architecture that uses lower cost discrete sens ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Scaled Hypersonic Test Bed

    SBC: PeopleTec, Inc.            Topic: AF151004

    ABSTRACT:The objective of this proposal is to design an inexpensive hypersonic test article with an associated instrumentation package capable of providing measurements necessary for advancing the understanding of aerothermal behavior in the hypersonic flow regime. Significant advances and accuracy validation within multi-physics computational science and engineering (CSE) toolsets (such as comput ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Handheld Dismount Kit for Persistent, Precision Navigation in GPS-challenged Environments for Military Operations

    SBC: Integrated Solutions for Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF153002

    ABSTRACT:The warfighter needs an accurate and reliable source of Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) when GPS is not available. Fortunately, technical advances in navigation sensors and algorithms can reduce dependence on the venerable, yet vulnerable, GPS system. Inertial sensors are becoming increasingly smaller and more accurate. Low cost, powerful embedded computing platforms enable real ti ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Generator Power Recapture

    SBC: P C KRAUSE AND ASSOCIATES INC            Topic: AF161008

    The Air Force rebuilds and tests many aircraft and ground-power generators each year, involving many hours of loaded run-time. Currently, the generator testing uses resistive load banks, meaning that all of the energy is wasted. To improve facility energy efficiency and to have a positive environmental impact, a regenerative ac/dc load bank is proposed to push power from generator testing back to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Prediction of Hypersonic Boundary-Layer Transition in Wind Tunnels and Flight

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF161024

    Boundary-layer transition is important in the design of hypersonic vehicles since it significantly affects the aerodynamic drag and heating.The ultimate goal of this SBIR project is to assemble an easy-to-use, accurate, efficient and robust suite of codes to predict boundary-layer transition on hypersonic vehicles in large-scale wind tunnels and flight.The Phase I objectives are to develop algorit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Real-time Hyperspectral Image Extraction from Plume Signature Databases based on Surrogate Modeling in Compressed States

    SBC: TRANSNOVA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: AF161030

    The proposed effort aims to develop and demonstrate an innovative software tool combining surrogate modeling and image compression techniques for high-speed hyperspectral image extraction from plume signature databases. Salient aspects of the proposed solution are: (1) image compression and data-driven surrogate modeling operate in concert to capture the effects of various parameters (Mach number, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Global-Local Modeling of Aircraft Occupant Safety Assessment during Ejection

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF161044

    ABSTRACT: The extreme ejection conditions in the fifth-generation fighter F-35 could lead to occupant injury. Rocket sled testing of ejection seat with manikins is limited in simulating human response. The current neck injury models and injury criteria from automotive safety are inadequate for the ejection-related injury. We propose to develop the global-to-local finite element models (FEM) and si ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Modular, Secure and Affordable Design for NextGen ADS-B Integration

    SBC: Minerva Systems & Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF161058

    Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) protocol provides significant benefits such as increased air safety and improved air-traffic conflict detection and resolution since it allows other aircrafts in the vicinity to know their relative positions without relying on an infrastructure. Despite the years of work on the development of standards, testing, etc., the ADS-B protocol does not s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Real Time Aeroservoelasticity Simulation Tool for Aircraft Life Prediction

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF161069

    ABSTRACT: Aircraft structure aging and life prediction require accurate prognosis of the dynamic loads and stress spectra as well as aircraft structure dynamic response leading to fatigue damage. CFDRC proposes to develop an ultra-efficient physics-based computational aeroservoelasticity Reduced Order Models (ROM) for real-time prediction and simulation of aircraft dynamic loads, stress spectra an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Low Cost High Temperature Multilayer Ceramic Modules

    SBC: OMEGA MICRO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF161070

    ABSTRACT: Thermal requirements for aerospace and military electronics pose significant issues for traditional PCBs. Under extreme environmental conditions, organic PCBs suffer from numerous reliability concerns with delamination and moisture absorption being prime concerns. The TCE of organic materials further introduces a source of failure from via integrity. One of the most reliable substrate ma ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force

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