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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. Highly-Scalable Computational Algorithms for Solving Aerostructural FSI Problems on Emerging Parallel Machine Architectures

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF10BT13

    ABSTRACT: Traditional multidisciplinary solvers function by solving the individual governing equations on computer clusters. In the case of aero-elastic Fluid-Structures Interaction (FSI) simulations, individual solvers have disparate requirements for optimal performance. CFD codes use iterative schemes and distributed memory, while CSD codes, use direct linear-solvers and utilize shared memory t ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Improving Software and Data Security in Industrial Control Systems

    SBC: Pikewerks Corporation            Topic: OSD09T003

    Pikewerks'Protection for Industrial and Environmental Controls from Exploitation, or PIECE, will be a cross-platform suite of capabilities providing anti-exploitation and anti-reconnaissance for Industrial Control Systems. PIECE will provide a suite of capabilities for Windows, Linux, VxWorks, and legacy devices that ensure survivability of critical infrastructure equipment. Anti-exploitation ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. High Fidelity Simulation Tools for Green Monopropellant Catalytic Thruster Degradation Mitigation and Performance Improvement

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF093189

    The U.S. Air Force is developing a catalytic thruster for advanced high density-specific impulse green monopropellants. The temperature and pressure generated in a green monopropellant thruster is much higher than with conventional hydrazine monopropellant, resulting in degradation of the catalyst. Therefore, developing and applying a model for predicting catalyst degradation and thruster performa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Multiscale Modeling of Nano Effects on Major Human Organs in the Body

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF103031

    ABSTRACT: Although nanomaterials have demonstrated potential for widespread applications, toxicology of these materials has not been thoroughly evaluated under different exposure scenarios. We propose to develop a comprehensive software tool integrating multidisciplinary physiology and systems biology approaches for modeling nanomaterial uptake, disposition, transport within the body and toxicity ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. High Radiance Low Background Infrared Scene Projection for Wide Field of View (WFOV) Sensors

    SBC: OPTICAL SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: AF103068

    Optical Sciences Corporation proposes an advanced, broadband, high radiance, low background, wide field-of-view, flight motion simulator compatible infrared scene projection system using a proprietary digital micromirror device emitter engine concept. This high radiance, low background projector system will be capable of projecting complex 2-dimensional scenes over a wide field-of-view with a lar ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. E-band Traveling Wave Tube Amplifier with Innovative Carbon Nanotube Cathode

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF103074

    ABSTRACT: Existing satellite communication devices use Travelling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs), which operate in the ultra-high frequency, super-high frequency, or extremely-high frequency bands. Because these TWTAs use thermionic cathodes, they are bulky and heavy, and take valuable volume and weight budget in a satellite. Recently, the Air Force identified needs for a compact (<30 lb) TWTA ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Strategically Radiation-Hardened Star Tracker

    SBC: Scientic, Inc.            Topic: AF103114

    ABSTRACT: Scientic, Inc. and Comtec AeroAstro (CAA) in partnership proposes to determine intrinsic radiation hardness of the CAA MST design in order to identify requirements needed for a strategic radiation level star tracker that will include tolerance to natural space radiation environments. We will investigate improvements in the MST design such as EEE parts replacements, innovative shieldin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Rapid Assembly and Alignment of Electro-Optical Sensor Payloads

    SBC: Advanced Optical Systems, Inc            Topic: AF103118

    ABSTRACT: Optical component fabrication for electro-optical sensor payloads has advanced in leaps and bounds; however, component assembly into a final system has not. Payload designers often must choose between fabricating optical components with extremely tight mechanical tolerances to support snap-together assembly, or using less-tightly-toleranced components that must be painstakingly aligned ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Hypervelocity Aerodynamic Interaction of Ballistic Bodies

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF103123

    The process of dispensing unguided submunition projectiles from weapons systems must result in stable projectile flight with high kinetic energy and even dispersion over the target area. This project will incorporate a solid body collision methodology into the existing Loci/CHEM coupled 6-DoF/CFD framework to enable simulation of the simultaneous collision and aerodynamic interference effects betw ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Multi-fidelity Simulation Tool for Hypervelocity Aerodynamic Interaction of Ballistic Bodies

    SBC: Kord Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF103123

    Many military systems dispense objects such as submunitions or fragments which are designed to destroy targets through explosive munitions or hypervelocity impacts. The dispersion pattern of the dispensed objects is of paramount importance in determining the efficacy of the system as a weapon. The routine modeling of such systems is prohibitive through traditional computational methods, such as ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force

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