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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. Construction of a Force Probe for Characterization of Microscale Features

    SBC: INSITUTEC, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The Phase 2 objective is to provide NIST with a modular gauge head unit equipped with InsituTec's standing wave probe technology. The complete gauge head unit will be retrofitted to the NIST M48 which is one of the most precise measuring machines in the world. This unit will enable NIST to achieve the agency's program goal in dimensional metrology which is to provide microscale measurement capacit ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Single ply 3Dwoven Functionally Gradient Multi-Fiber / Multi-Matrix Composites with Thermal Management Systems

    SBC: 3TEX, Inc.            Topic: AF04249

    In composites, not only can properties vary with load direction, fiber based composites also offer the unique ability to tailor material properties locally. Localized matrix or fiber architecture changes can meet local mechanical, electrical, or thermal loads within a component or vehicle, without weight penalty or resort to additional external structures. In Phase I, the team used 3TEX 3-D wea ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Novel Structural Joining Concepts Using 3-D Textile Preforms and Composites

    SBC: 3TEX, Inc.            Topic: AF05248

    Strength and durability of commonly used bonded and bolted composite-to-composite and composite-to-metal structural joints suffer from sharp geometry variations, mismatch of elastic moduli, Poisson’s ratios, coefficients of thermal expansion and thermal conductivity of the adherends, altogether causing high stress concentration and premature joint failure. The proposed work is focused on develop ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Agent Based Computing Machine

    SBC: LEXXLE, INC.            Topic: AF05109

    This SBIR will develop a new class of computer architecture called an “agent based computing” module (ABC Machine) that enables “cognitive computing” algorithms to be implemented effectively on a large scale. The ABC Machine is a biologically inspired architecture derived from the field of “membrane computing” and is also based upon “statistical dataflow computing”. It operates in ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. High Frequency Optoelectronc Oscillator

    SBC: OPEL            Topic: AF05043

    Low phase noise oscillators are core components for communications and radars. System timing jitter is fundamentally important for digital systems and phase noise is the figure of merit for RF systems. For multi-GB/s clocks, optoelectronic oscillators using optical delay for the clock period, appear to have significant advantages. The phase noise may be minimized because the delay variability li ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Sensor Exploitation by Adaptive/Learning Systems (SEALS)

    SBC: Signal Innovations Group, Inc.            Topic: AF05219

    Signal Innovations Group (SIG) and its Fast Track partner, Integrian (, propose development of an adaptive video sensing system, with a focus on intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). The proposed adaptive system is applicable for ISR in general environments, addressing base and port security, as well as urban and suburban sensing during wartime and peace-keeping o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Database Expansion Issues

    SBC: Signal Innovations Group, Inc.            Topic: AF05211

    State-of-the-art radar combat ID (CID) must address target identification in complex environments, often with very limited measured training data. Consequently, the algorithms frequently rely on data computed via numerical models, as a function of required sensor conditions (bandwidth, target-sensor orientation, polarization, etc.). Such data are usually computed using approximate high-frequency ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Carbon Nanotube Based Electron Field Emission Cathodes for Traveling Wave Tubes

    SBC: XINTEK, INC.            Topic: AF05001

    We propose in this project to develop carbon nanotubes (CNTs) based field emission cathodes with high current density and long lifetime in pulsed and continuous beam operation for traveling wave tube applications. In phase I, we have successfully demonstrated high current density (>1 A/cm2) from our diode and triode CNT cathodes. In phase II, we will concentrate on improving our cathode design to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. N/A

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This subtopic solicited Phase I R&D for an advanced Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) system that would provide fast-scanning high resolution (3 scans/sec at 1cm-1 resolution), low noise, mid-infrared measurements for characterization of spray flames. In Phase I, Advanced Fuel Research, Inc. (AFR) demonstrated FT-IR emission/transmission (E/T) measurements from the NIST spray combustion faci ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Commerce
  10. Control Sensor for Turbine Engine Augmentor Rumble and Screech

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    During aircraft turbine engine operation, augmentor (afterburner) operation is often associated with combustion instabilities (oscillations) that can be potentially detrimental to the turbine engine if the resonant amplitude levels are excessive.Oscillation in the frequency range of 50-100 Hz is commonly called

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force

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