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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. Terminally Guided Robots and Robotic Applications in Confined Spaces

    SBC: Variation Reduction Solutions Inc            Topic: AF063C011

    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has a contract with Lockheed Martin to design, build, and produce the center fuselage section of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF F-35). There are three ducts which are the primary components of this section – the aft duct and two forward (inlet) ducts – right and left. Due to their length, curvature, and extremely tight constraints, the RH & LH inlet ducts pr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Affordable Accurate Robot Guidance (AARG)

    SBC: Variation Reduction Solutions Inc            Topic: AF091C001

    The authors establish a novel metrology system capable of determining the pose of a robotically-mounted End of Arm Tool (EOAT) in Six Degrees of Freedom (6-DOF) to a capability better than True Position (TP) 0.010 in. The metrology system consists of low-cost, modular components in the form of motorized gimbals that steer laser beams onto robot-affixed, photosensitive chips typical of those found ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Panel Step/Gap Mismatch Measurement

    SBC: PICOMETRIX, LLC            Topic: AF082C001

    In phase II we will develop a prototype TD-THz step/gap mismatch measurement system. This system will be able to measure the sub-surface ground-plane step and gap dimensions on the seams of panels on the F-35 aircraft. In phase I, we demonstrated the ability of the TD-THz method to measure the dimensions of the ground-plane step and gap through otherwise opaque boots and coatings. The first app ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Automated Fastener Installation System

    SBC: Variation Reduction Solutions Inc            Topic: AF103C148

    ABSTRACT: Sorting, solvent-cleaning, promoting, delivering, sealing and installing 30,000 fasteners per day is a critical task required for full-rate production of the F-35 Lightning II. These 30,000 fasteners are comprised of approximately 350 unique part numbers and each must receive one of three different promoter solutions and sealers, each with time-limited properties. Preparing the fast ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Transparent YAG Ceramics for IR Windows Produced from High Purity YAG Nanopowders

    SBC: NANOCEROX, INC..            Topic: AF071118

    Nanocerox proposes to use our custom formulated, high purity yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) nanopowder for the production of YAG windows 6” by 12” by 10 mm thick with theoretical transmission from visible to 5µm wavelengths to demonstrate their utility in IR transparent material applications. YAG is a high strength ceramic which, with proper processing, can achieve our phase II optical goals ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Advanced Lightweight Vehicle Components and Materials

    SBC: GS Engineering Inc.            Topic: SOCOM07001

    The additional weight of add-on armor systems and extra equipment required by the fighting force, coupled with IED tactical warfare has negatively impacted the performance of tactical wheeled vehicles. This is demonstrated by overstressed suspension systems, higher vehicle center of gravity, increased rollovers, and reduced performance on all tactical vehicles. It has been especially prevalent in ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  7. In-Process Cure Monitoring of Specialty Material Coatings

    SBC: PICOMETRIX, LLC            Topic: AF071117

    We propose to develop and test a prototype TD-THz system and method for the non-contact, rapid, in-process cure monitoring of specialty material coatings. The instrumentation will determine the thickness and cure state both “dry” and “wet” coatings and predict final thickness from “wet” measurements. The system will consist of a rack mounted TD-THz control unit which is connected t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Solution for Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Interfaces

    SBC: Michigan Aerospace Corporation            Topic: N04092

    As the Navy proceeds to update our shipboard assets through the fielding of new and innovative ship designs, the need for a modular, adaptable, multi-purpose warship becomes apparent. The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program is intended to field a multi-purpose, mission-adaptable combat ship for littoral near-coastal warfare, and to yield a platform ship capable of sustaining unmanned, automated sy ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Tin Whisker Mitigation Technologies for Sn-based Surface Finishes on Electronic Assemblies and Microelectronic Devices

    SBC: Foresite, Inc.            Topic: MDA08T010

    The impact of metal whiskers on the reliability of electronics has been exacerbated by environmentally-driven efforts to eliminate lead from tin plating and solders. Even exempt applications, such as military, are affected due to COTS. Foresite, Inc., a consultant, laboratory and test equipment development company, has a goal for the subject research, in collaboration with Purdue University, to ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. A Noninvasive Sensor/Control Suite for Health Monitoring and Extended Life of Aircraft Generation Systems

    SBC: P C KRAUSE AND ASSOCIATES INC            Topic: N06T007

    Catastrophic failures in aircraft electrical power systems can compromise the readiness, safety, and capabilities of the war-fighter. In this effort, a multi-physics suite of tools will be developed based upon the successful Phase I research to provide a comprehensive prognostics and health management system (PHM) for aircraft generators and associated electrical systems. The PHM will be based upo ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseNavy

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