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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. Commercial Solutions for Weather Forecasting

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: AF182001

    Accurate and timely weather information for situational awareness is critical to the success of Air Force missions.To date, space-borne sensors for weather forecasting primarily include visible, infrared, and microwave instruments.While visible and infrared sensors have reached a high level of maturity and performance, those operating in the microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum continu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Resilient Design and Operation of Complex Manufacturing

    SBC: TRIPLET TECH CORP            Topic: AF182015

    As Air Logistic Centers (ALCs) become more cyber-connected, there is an increased need to improve the resilience of manufacturing machines fabricating replacement parts. Protecting machines, operators, and ultimately the fabricated parts is critical in the efficient operation of ALCs. Resilience against faults, failure modes, and cyber-attacks will insure that machines stay in working order under ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Battery Thermal Runaway Propagation and Containment Solutions

    SBC: Thermavant Technologies, L.L.C.            Topic: AF182054

    ThermAvant proposes to design, model and empirically demonstrate high thermal conductivity two-phase cooling of Li-ion cell walls and Li-ion battery assembly bus work. Two-phase heat transfer is the core technology that will enable demonstration of eliminating cell to cell thermal runaway propagation while offering a low thermal resistance path to heat rejection locations. Key challenges will incl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Advanced Materials and Coatings for Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Propulsion

    SBC: C-K Technologies L.L.C.            Topic: AF182059

    The objective of the work outlined in this proposal is to improve the low thermal efficiency, temperature, capability (operation at higher temperatures) and durability of small unmanned aerial system(UAS) engines producing less than 20 hp and 200 lb thrust.

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. ANGRIBRD: ANGR for Intelligent Binary Runtime Defense

    SBC: Computer Measurement Laboratory, LLC            Topic: AF182104

    This project will investigate the use of offensive binary analysis techniques to extract data from program binaries for use by a runtime diagnostic engine capable of malware detection and response. The open-source Angr framework provides the basis for the tools used to collect the analysis data needed to support a diagnostic engine. A diagnostic engine capable of using these collected results will ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Next-Generation Radioisotope Power System

    SBC: ZENO POWER SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF183005

    Energy security and resilience is a paramount concern for the Air Force and the DoD. Zeno Power Systems is developing a next-generation radioisotope power system (RPS) that will be able to provide non-stop power for months to years at a time. RPS have the ability to provide consistent and reliable energy, but their use has been limited in the past due to their low specific-powers and inability to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Fast High Resolution, High Contrast Microfocus X-Ray Computed Tomography Reconstruction Algorithms for ICBM Components

    SBC: Lickenbrock Technologies LLC            Topic: AF171055

    Microfocus conebeam computed tomography is used by the Air Force to inspect small components of aerospace systems.Artifacts and distortion are caused by an incomplete complement of information needed for a mathematically accurate inverse, Compton scatter due to lack of beam collimation and other factors.The proposed solution will address the following limitations: (1) cone beam parallax artifact, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Realtime Multiframe Blind Deconvolution (MFBD) for Imaging through Turbulence

    SBC: Lickenbrock Technologies LLC            Topic: AF171025

    Ground-based space telescopes contend with atmospheric turbulence that distorts imagery. Despite adaptive optics (AO) mitigating these effects, deconvolution is needed because of residual distortions exist and not all telescopes have AO.The aim of this project is to develop blind deconvolution that operates in real time (between 2 and 30 frames/sec.).The objectives of Phase II are: (a), develop, b ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Damage Tolerance Analysis of Grinding Burn Cracks in High Strength Steels

    SBC: APES INC.            Topic: AF172001

    Landing gear are often made from high strength steels, such as 300M , which are known to have excellent damage resistance when properly manufactured and maintained but to have lesser damage tolerance when compromised. For example, the grinding process, when done improperly, can heat the steel excessively and cause undesirable microstructural transformations, called grinding burns, which often cont ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Development of In-Process Monitoring Closed-Loop Feedback for Use in Aluminum Alloy Additive Manufacturing (AM) Applications

    SBC: SENTIENT CORPORATION            Topic: A17003

    The overall goal of this project is to develop an in-process defect monitoring and correction technique for additive manufacturing (AM) of aluminum alloy to improve repeatability for geometric dimensions, material properties, and quality. In Phase I, Sentient collaborated with Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, and successfully completed all proposed tasks demonstrating two key capabili ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseArmy

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