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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. Production of New Durable, Transparent Conductive Coatings


    Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) is currently used as a transparent electrically conductive coating on aircraft canopies to provide electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding for electronic components. The problem with ITO is that it is relatively soft and scratches easily, requiring frequent replacement of the windscreen, leading to high maintenance costs and aircraft downtime. In addition, ITO is applie ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Non-Invasive Model Attitude and Deformation Measurement

    SBC: ACUITY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF06298

    A system for high-resolution, real-time (40Hz), non-invasive wind tunnel attitude and deformation measurement is proposed. The system combines projection of structured laser light with photography of the illuminated surface. Photogrammetric techniques are used to obtain the three dimensional shape of the surface. Whereas most structured light systems employ a repeating pattern of lines, the prop ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Development of Flow-Field Seeding for Large Wind Tunnels

    SBC: Advanced Projects Research, Incorporated            Topic: AF06297

    The Air Force seeks a large production wind tunnel seeding system with full field steering capability. Additionally, the system must offer control of the particle size and density along with minimal maintenance and flow disturbance characteristics. These features will increase tunnel productivity, and compliment nonintrusive flow visualization techniques, such as Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Optical Void Sensing for Deeply Buried Hardened Target Penetrators

    SBC: Aerius Photonics, LLC.            Topic: AF071146

    Aerius Photonics proposes an optical void sensor that will meet the objectives of the Air Force for a survivable, reliable, non-inertial void detector for deeply buried hardened target penetrators. The sensor approach draws low power, is compact and has the potential for precise distance ranging, void counting, void measurements, and pseudo void imaging in cluttered environments. To achieve this ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Enhanced Fuel-Lubricated Bearing for Turbine Engine Applications

    SBC: Allcomp Inc.            Topic: AF071184

    There is a constant need to reduce the size and part counts of state-of-the-art (SOA) turbine engines. One already demonstrated solution, which offers significant weight and cost payoffs, uses advanced fuel-lubricated (fuel-lubed) bearing. The challenge associated with fuel lubrication is that the fuel does not provide nearly as much lubricity to the bearing components as the traditional oil lubri ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Compact Hybrid Liquid/Air Heat Exchanger

    SBC: Allcomp Inc.            Topic: AF071119

    High conductivity (Hi-K) Carbon-based foams offering extremely high surface area and the highest specific thermal conductivity (conductivity/ density) among engineering materials are considered as ideal candidate materials for advanced heat exchanger and for various thermal management applications. A hybrid heat exchanger using carbon-based foam and standard aluminum heat exchanger materials and c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Adaptive Multiwaveform Laser Radar

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: AF071236

    Rapid and reliable identification or discrimination of friendly and hostile targets at beyond visual ranges remains a major technical challenge that may be best served by advances in ladar technology. Next-generation intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) ladar systems will tackle the difficult problem of detecting, identifying and imaging targets at great range. Ladar based ISR syste ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Development of a Near-Field Acoustic Holography System for Noise Source Characterization of a Full-scale Jet

    SBC: ATA Engineering, Inc.            Topic: AF071023

    This SBIR Phase II proposal addresses the development of a combined near-field acoustic holography (NAH)/beamforming (BF) system to characterize jet noise sources from military aircraft. The hardware and software designs are motivated by requirements set by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson AFB. The technical approach focuses on (1) development and validation of novel ar ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. MEMS Adaptive Optics Enhancement of Quantum Entanglement for Secure Message Transmission through the Atmosphere

    SBC: G A Tyler Assoc. Inc. dba the Optical Sciences Co.            Topic: AF06T030

    The proposed effort builds upon the results obtained from the successful Phase I effort to develop a design for a quantum communication demonstration experiment to be conducted at an Air Force facility such as SOR or NOP. Because of the low cost and light weight of MEMS adaptive optics, this technology is considered as the baseline approach to create the quantum communication channel for propagat ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Stability Models for Augmentor Design Tools and Technology Assessment

    SBC: CASCADE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF06T033

    Augmentors, increase the thrust of a gas turbine engine by burning additional fuel with hot engine exhaust gases. Maintaining flame stability over a wide range of operating conditions is desired. An understanding of the effects of geometry and combustion processes on the flame stability is required to design advanced, efficient, and stable augmentors. Key factors affecting flame stability are vit ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force

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