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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 June, 2020.

  1. Vinyl Ester Compatible High-Modulus Fiber System for Composite Laminates

    SBC: Adherent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N04094

    An aqueous-based finish (sizing) was developed in Phase I to improve the carbon/vinyl ester interfacial bond. The finish is composed of a reactive coupling agent, a low viscosity vinyl ester resin, a free radical inhibitor, and a surfactant. The reactive finishes substantially improved the carbon/vinyl ester interface compared to unsized or FOE sized materials. Failure mode analysis shows that ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. High Temperature Finishes/Sizings for Polyimide Matrix Composites

    SBC: Adherent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N04251

    New high-temperature sizings are needed to improve the properties and durability of carbon/polyimide composites. Compatibility with weaving and braiding operations and improved wetting during prepregging or resin infusing polyimide resin is also needed. Achieving these characteristics will result in reducing life cycle costs for jet engine composites through better property translation, reduced ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Finishing Process to Improve Interfacial Bonding in SiC/BMI Composites

    SBC: Adherent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N05025

    High-temperature (HT) polymer matrix composites (PMCs) are desired for many aerospace and military applications. Silicon carbide (SiC) fibers provide a potentially attractive reinforcement for HT PMCs for applications ranging from propulsion systems to structures for the orbiting space plane. The sizings routinely added to commercial SiC fibers are not compatible with the new HT matrix resins. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. High-Resolution Wide-Dynamic-Range MEMS-Based Closed-Loop Adaptive Optics System

    SBC: AGILOPTICS            Topic: AF05003

    AgilOptics’ Phase I SBIR proposed the development of a moire¢ Wave-Front Sensor (MWFS) test-bed to evaluate the MWFS design developed and patented by the University of New Mexico (UNM) and to extend the design for use in a closed-loop Adaptive Optic (AO) system with a Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) Deformable Mirror (DM) corrector. Our Phase I results have shown that the MWFS provides i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Algorithms for Rapid and Accurate Depth Localization of Targets for Mine Avoidance

    SBC: Applied Physical Sciences Corp.            Topic: N04218

    Under SBIR Topic N04-218, Applied Physical Sciences Corp. (APS) developed and demonstrated candidate modifications to the existing DD(X) Integrated Undersea Warfare System’s High Frequency (IUWS-HF) bow sonar signal processor that would improve the sonar’s mine-hunting capabilities in refractive, multipath environments. In Phase I, we derived a localization algorithm that correlates measured ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Tuneable Low Frequency Microwave Source

    SBC: ASR Corporation            Topic: AF05006

    The proposed effort is to develop a frequency and waveshape agile pulse forming system. The pulse forming system is based on a Blumlein topology and allows a wide range of waveforms to be generated from a fixed set of mechanical hardware.

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Manufacturing Engineering Development and Weaponization of Bonded Components For Lethal Air-to-Air Warheads

    SBC: HYTEC, INC.            Topic: AF05170

    For a variety of warhead concepts, both for air-to-air applications and ground-based, it is desirable to explore new material combinations that provide enhanced lethality and functionality. For example, it may be desirable to combine materials that have high density with those having pyrophoric or other properties. In such advanced air-based weapons systems such as PIOS (Programmable Integrated ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Ultra High Speed Aero Optics Compensation

    SBC: Kestrel Corporation            Topic: AF05010

    Aberrations due to aero optics effects around a turret in flight cause degradation of any optical beam traversing the turret. The degradation causes reduction in system performance of directed energy weapons in terms of the lethality range and increased dwell time as the energy on target is reduced. Kestrel Corporation has developed a new wavefront sensors based on measuring the curvature of the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Computer Architectures for Understanding: CBNX

    SBC: MANAGEMENT SCIENCES INC            Topic: AF05109

    Situation awareness involves the real-time understanding of emerging events, impacts, threats, and effective responses. Situation awareness requires the mutual interplay of perception, comprehension, and anticipation to dynamically refocus attention, adapting sensor and cognitive resources to accurately track unfolding events. The objective of this research is to continue development of a computat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. osives- Computational research and development of robust, flexible, and compact munitions based on advanced fuel-air and energetic material mixtures.

    SBC: NumerEx            Topic: AF05153

    Volumetric explosives offer unique advantages to the development of advanced munitions. They have high energy density, excellent coupling to targets, and potentially lower collateral damage compared with existing blast and fragmentation weapons. Under Phase I SBIR funding, NumerEx has developed a high fidelity modeling capability to simulate the evolution of volumetric explosives under a variety ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
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