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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. HYBRID STRUCTURES FOR IMPROVED DAMAGE TOLERANCE OF UBITIZED STRUCTURES

    SBC: Alpha Star Corporation            Topic: AF08BT07

    ABSTRACT: Recent developments of advanced hybrid metallic structural concepts have been promising for enhancing durability and damage tolerance (D & DT) of unitized aircraft structures. The Alpha STAR team, comprised of Alcoa, Northrop Grumman (NGC), and Southwest Research Institute, proposes to demonstrate and verify/validate the application of advanced hybrid materials in a realistic large sca ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Variable Thrust/Specific Impulse Electrospray Propulsion

    SBC: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation            Topic: AF08BT09

    ABSTRACT: Future Department of Defense space missions require precise, fine-positioning capabilities combined with large maneuvrability requirements. The purpose of this STTR is to: a) identify propellants for electrospray propulsion able to cover, at high propulsion efficiency, an unusually wide range of specific impulses, from several hundred seconds, typical today of colloidal propulsion up to ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Thermally Remendable Composite Structures with Resistive Heating Network of Carbon Fibers

    SBC: NANOCOMPOSIX INC            Topic: AF08BT11

    ABSTRACT: Carbon fiber-reinforced composites undergo subcritical damage well before final failure. A self-healing composite material is proposed that will autonomously sense and repair localized damage in composite structures. Healing is accomplished via two main components. The first component is a thermally remendable polymer matrix that is integrated into the structural carbon fiber composite ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Heat Transfer Prediction in Transitional Hypersonic Flow

    SBC: CASCADE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF08BT13

    ABSTRACT: Predicting the wall heat loading experienced by hypersonic vehicles during the transition from laminar to turbulent boundary layer flow is the grand-challenge tackled by the present proposal. Previous studies have not focused completely on this phenomenon. In this work we adopt high-fidelity numerical simulations (Direct Numerical Simulation, DNS) to shed some light on the problem, with ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Health Monitoring of Composite Structures Using Carbon Nanotubes

    SBC: ACELLENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC            Topic: AF08BT23

    ABSTRACT: Acellent Technologies and University of Delaware jointly propose to develop an integrated system of carbon nanotubes (CNT) and piezoelectric sensors for structural health monitoring (SHM) of composite structures. The proposed integrated hybrid SHM system will detect the initiation of damage and monitor its growth in composite structures. This system will combine the unique sensing capa ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Real-time In-situ Impact and Damage Locator in Anisotropic Aerospace Structures

    SBC: Avanti Tech, LLC            Topic: AF08BT27

    ABSTRACT: This Phase II proposal aims at developing and demonstrating the impact/damage monitoring technology whose feasibility was shown in Phase I. The project objective is to demonstrate a new technique based on piezoelectric rosette nodes for (1) locating the points of impact or growing damage in realistic aerospace structures, (2) identifying the magnitude of the impact force, and (3) discr ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Flare with Optically Invisible Light Signature (FOILS)

    SBC: Exquadrum, Inc.            Topic: SOCOM09002

    The proposed program will develop and demonstrate an effective infra-red (IR) countermeasure in the desired IR spectrum range while minimizing detectable signatures in the visible light spectrum. The prototype flare shall be developed to Technology Readiness (TRL) Level 6 and demonstrated in a relevant environment". The prototype should be as close to the final planned production/commercial config ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  8. Airborne RF Direction Finding System

    SBC: QUASAR Federal Systems, Inc.            Topic: SOCOM06017

    The proposed Phase II SBIR Program aims to develop and test a compact, integrated system suitable for conducting RF direction finding (DF) and geolocation in near-real time from a small airborne platform. QUASAR Federal Systems will produce a system suitable for integration into Unmanned Aircraft Systems as small as a MEUAS (e.g., Boeing ScanEagle) or an aerostat and provide both signal intercept ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  9. Optical Wave Guide Integrated Weather Sensor

    SBC: PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION            Topic: SOCOM10006

    To address the SOCOM need for a micro weather station with the accuracy of current larger fielded systems but small enough to fly on a micro unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or to be handheld for field and tactical use, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) is developing the Optical Wave Guide Integrated Weather Sensor (WAGIS). This system is based on novel POC sensing and imaging technologies combined ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  10. Innovative Laser-based Cueing Technology for Space Protection Countermeasures

    SBC: SA Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF093066

    ABSTRACT: SA Photonics FALCON Space Situational Awareness (SSA) cueing system provides long range detection of space objects objects to enable rapid and high accuracy cueing of counter measures. FALCON incorporates world class digital low light passive sensing coupled with high performance image processing to enable long range detection of very small space objects. The passive sensors cue a ver ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force

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