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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Fast Response Fabric Test Setup and Dynamic Fabric Model for BURNSIM

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF071025

    Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) will develop a Fast Thermal Response Fabric Test Setup for various thermal hazard scenarios involving convection (hot gas impingement by the jet engine exhaust), radiation (fire) and combination of convection and radiation (post-crash fire of aircraft, fire flash or bomb blast). The fabric test setup will (i) measure the thermal response of various clothin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Advanced NDE for SiC Optics Using Micromachined High Frequency Phased Array Ultrasound

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: AF071142

    TRS is pleased to propose an in-situ NDE imaging tool for SiC mirror surface damage (SD), sub-surface damage (SSD) and trapped internal stress detection using piezo-composite based micromachined ultrasound transducer (PCMUT) phased array technology. PCMUT technology has been developed at TRS to fabricate high frequency ultrasound transducers with broad bandwidth and high sensitivity. Phased array ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Improving Weapons Bay Acoustical Environments

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: AF071256

    The F-22A main weapons bay experiences severe acoustic loading when exposed to the freestream. The severity and attenuation of this loading is exacerbated by the flight envelope of the F-22A aircraft, as well as the requirement to carry and release “smart” weapons throughout this envelope. This extremely harsh environment can also impact components that are mounted within the bay itself, inclu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Turbopump Cavitation Tools

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: AF071204

    Next generation liquid rocket systems envision novel designs for turbopumps that can operate at high suction speeds (i.e. low inlet pressures), and can be throttled over a wide range of low, off-design flow conditions. This is an extremely demanding flow regime where performance loss and damage from cavitation instabilities can be catastrophic since they can generate large amplitude pressure fluc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. General Hypersonic Propulsion

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: AF071185

    Upgrades to a RANS Scalar fluctuation model (SFM) used to predict variations in turbulent Prandtl and Schmidt numbers in a scramjet combustor environment are proposed. Such upgrades will permit obtaining more accurate solutions leading to improved combustor designs. Experiments to be performed in Virginia Tech (and AFRL) facilities using existing models will be performed focused on SFM validation ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Improved inspection of Bonded Repairs

    SBC: Fbs, Inc.            Topic: AF071325

    Bonded joints are used extensively for both civilian and military aircraft applications, especially for corrosion damage mitigation via patch bonding. Assessing the quality of these bonds is typically performed using NDE techniques such as bulk wave ultrasonics or thermography. These methods cannot reliably differentiate between a good bond and a so-called "kissing" bond. A kissing bond has no mec ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Low Cost Fabrication of Carbon-Carbon (C-C) Aeroshells for Hypersonic Vehicles

    SBC: MATERIALS RESEARCH & DESIGN INC            Topic: AF071136

    Future Air Force hypersonic vehicles will employ complex shapes and fly extended maneuvering trajectories. Since the flight times may increase by an order of magnitude or more, existing ablative thermal protection systems will not be practical due to their excessive surface recession and high density. The future Air Force vehicles will employ wave rider shaped carbon-carbon aeroshells over multi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Remote-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Detection Identification and Classification Algorithms (RADICAL)

    SBC: NOKOMIS, INC            Topic: AF071219

    Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) continue to be the most significant threat affecting our troops today. Efficient electromagnetic capabilities that facilitate detection, identification, classification and geo-location of IEDs and associated subcomponents are critical. Nearly all IEDs utilized commercial electronic devices as triggering mechanisms. Examples include pagers, handheld radios, ga ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Radio Frequency/Microwave Hazard Assessment Tool (RHAZ)

    SBC: REMCOM, INC.            Topic: AF071042

    With the advent of High Powered Microwave (HPW) weapons, it has become necessary to understand the effect of the radiated energy on those persons exposed. Additionally, other systems, such as microwave and troposcatter systems, also pose a danger to humans who are exposed to their radiated energy. The U. S. government, the Air Force and other international organizations have developed standards th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Improved Radio Frequency (RF) Polymer Substrates for Antennas

    SBC: SPECTRUM MAGNETICS LLC            Topic: AF071134

    Based on multiple technology platforms and theoretical analyses, in the Phase I program we have demonstrated the feasibility that RF polymers with desirable high frequency properties can be achieved. Following Edison¡¯s model of product and process development for technology innovations, Phase-II will pursue further incremental improvement in material properties upon the concept-proving materi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
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