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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. Multi-user Collaborative Tools for Immersive Scientific Visualization

    SBC: OPEN TECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Open Tech will create an interactive multi-user collaboration product for immersive and desktop scientific visualization. This product will leverage our Virtual Reality Windowing Library to enable an easy to use collaboration interface that includes user lists, radars, maps, avatars, white boards, and virtual presentations. The product will also contain a software framework that enables developers ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Grid-Group Cm-alpha, Profiling Cultural Factors for Decision Aiding

    SBC: 21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF05069

    Human biases and routines, capabilities, and limitations strongly influence overall mission effectiveness; whether during real operations or simulations using models of humans. Many missions and environments challenge human capabilities (e.g., combat stress, waiting, fatigue from long hours or lengthy tour of duty). Knowledge is needed on cultural differences that may affect human effectiveness ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Actuator Design and Development for Optimized CIC Audio

    SBC: Adaptive Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF05057

    Advancements in subminiature earphone drivers will provide needed improvements in active noise reduction (ANR) earplug attenuation magnitudes and bandwidth. Prior investigations have illustrated a need for improvements in frequency response, sound power output, geometrical configurations, and ease of manufacturing for drivers that are optimized for military ANR earplug applications. This Phase I ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. UAV Hingeless Flight Controls Via Active Flow Control

    SBC: AEROPROBE CORPORATION            Topic: AF05243

    Limitations of conventional hinged aerodynamic platform controls have sparked interest in new “hingeless” systems, where control is effected through use of synthetic jet actuators and pneumatic circulation control. These new systems’ advantages are augmentation of the conventional flight control envelope leading to increased maneuverability and survivability, decreased weight and a decrease ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Adaptive Control of Synthetic Jet Arrays with Unknown Nonlinearities

    SBC: BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: AF04T027

    Active flow control using synthetic jet actuators has been the subject of significant research in recent years. Modulated input signals to achieve flow control objectives have been shown to be highly nonlinear and complex. Developing a comprehensive, wind tunnel-validated model of synthetic jet actuators in a single application is technically challenging and expensive. Given the varied and growi ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Intelligent Control for Morphing Aircraft

    SBC: BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: AF05244

    Morphing air vehicles constitute an emerging class of aircraft capable of substantial changes in geometry during flight enabling improved performance characteristics and smaller fleets of versatile vehicles. The proposed effort will develop advanced control technologies for morphing aircraft that can: (1) precisely manipulate the morphing planform adhering to physical limitations and actuator cons ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Assured QoS and Collaboration in Tactical Networks

    SBC: DATALINE, INC.            Topic: AF05087

    We propose to develop a prototype QoS (Quality of Service) system optimized for the specific requirements of real-time collaboration applications (Chat, VoIP, Video) in tactical networks. This addresses the acute need to manage the battlespace bandwidth deficit problem and to assure prioritized and preemptive information delivery in low-bandwidth, high-latency networks. Our approach is based on in ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Dynamic Module Server for Routing-Driven FPGA Defragmentation

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: AF05149

    Luna Innovations proposes to develop a set of Dynamic Module Servers (DMS) that manage dynamically reconfigurable modules to prevent fragmentation in runtime-reconfiguring FPGA applications. The DMS will be capable of maximizing the available contiguous FPGA resources by efficiently floorplanning the modules currently running on the FPGA. While many FPGA defragmentation approaches model the FPGA ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Ultrahydrophobic Coatings

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: AF05T014

    Due to the staggering costs stemming from corrosion of metal structures, there is a tremendous need to develop multifunctional coatings that can out perform traditional coatings. This research program will develop robust, inexpensive ultrahydrophobic coatings that repel water and corrosion causing materials as a first line of defense for metal. Various surface modification approaches have report ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Advanced Aluminum Alloy Cleaning Methods for Improved Corrosion Resistance

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: OSD04C16

    The objective of the program is to build on the success of our Phase I program to develop environmentally acceptable surface cleaning methods that improve the corrosion performance of non-chromate coating systems for aircraft aluminum alloys. Through the Phase I effort, Luna Innovations, Inc. has demonstrated the ability to selectively remove detrimental intermetallic particles and prevent copper ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force

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