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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. 28GHz-43GHz Nadir/Near-Nadir (~70-90 degrees wrt horizontal) Low Probability of Intercept Radio Frequency Direction Finding/GeoLocation Capability

    SBC: SPECTRUM MAGNETICS LLC            Topic: N102118

    In this NAVY SBIR Phase I program, we propose a radio frequency (RF) direction finding sensor for low probability of intercept (LPI) RF radar system. This sensor consists of a dielectric fisheye lenses and an innovative focus plane detector array (FPDA). The fisheye lenses, as a RF antenna, have been broadly used in camera and electronic-optical systems (from visible to infrared wavelength). In th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. A Compact, Low Cost, Handheld Sensor for Non- Destructive Material Case Depth Verification

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: N102141

    In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. and the Center for Non-destructive Evaluations at Iowa State University detail the development of a compact, low cost handheld sensor for non-destructive material case depth verification. The key innovations of this proposal include the following: a) case depth evaluations based on electromagnetic property measurements, b) a model based alternating current potent ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. A Handheld Sensor for Amorphous Coating Integrity Evaluation

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: SB093002

    Under the DARPA sponsored Naval Advanced Amorphous Coating (NAAC) program, a novel, thermal sprayed amorphous metal coating has been developed. Such a coating has demonstrated superior mechanical and corrosion resistance properties. Although the coating is designed to be life-of-ship, the application and operational conditions may compromise the integrity of the coating. For example, the applicati ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  4. A Light Weight Titanium Alloy Machine Gun Barrel with a Ceramic Liner

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: N091004

    Current rapid fire guns used by the Marines overheat during sustained rapid firing. As a result they are subject to failure in combat situations placing the war fighter at risk. The use of a gun barrel with greater refractory capability than the current steel barrels would present a true solution to this problem. A ceramic lined gun barrel would have excellent resistance to failure from excessive ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. A Novel Automated and Controlled Dual Laser Ablation System for Selective Removal of Thermal Barrier Coatings

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: AF093120

    Thermal barrier coatings have been widely used to provide thermal protection to superalloy components in gas turbine engines. After certain amount of service time, the coating experiences a reduction in thickness by processes such as wear, erosion and foreign/domestic object damage. When the thickness decreases below a critical value, the thermal barrier effect provided by the coating is no longer ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. A Novel Noninvasive Microwave Sensor for Quantitative Assessment of Degree of Sensitization in Marine Aluminum Alloys

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: N09T022

    In phase I, we have proven the feasibility of using the microwave cavity perturbation technique to detect and quantify DoS in marine aluminum alloys. We implemented an alpha version sensor prototype, characterized and validated its performance using ASTM G67 method. We also identified methods to further enhance the sensor sensitivity, so that DoS in the low (a few mg/cm2) to moderate range can be ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. A Plasma Process to Apply Refractory Metal Coatings to Continuous Lengths of Copper Alloy Rails

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: N10AT025

    High strength copper alloys are preferred as the base rails for railguns due to their combination of strength and electrical and thermal conductivity, but suffer damage due to high current densities, arcing, gouging, and exposure to molten aluminum armatures. A refractory metal/alloy coating on the copper base alloy is an attractive approach for increasing rail life if the refractory metal coating ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. A Proactive Countermeasure to Harden Integrated Circuits Against Exploitation

    SBC: Computer Measurement Laboratory, LLC            Topic: OSD10IA1

    We propose to implement a novel countermeasure against the exploitation of integrated circuit hardware. The proposed countermeasure is applicable to both FPGAs and ASICs, increases design obfuscation and promises to block embedded hardware exploits. It also is fully compatible with virtually any other hardware exploit countermeasure and reduces forensic costs when exploits are suspected. The propo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. A Rapid and Cost-Effective Approach to Nanostructural Analysis of Semiconductor Devices

    SBC: FABMETRIX, INCORPORATED            Topic: AF083170

    An expedited and economical nanostructural sampling and analysis of semiconductor devices will be crucial to accelerated product development and rapid introduction of these technologies to the market with a higher quality at a lower cost. The proposed effort aims to carry out the next phase of development activities, geared toward realization of the above objective. We successfully demonstrated ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Accelerated Linear Algebra Solvers for Multi-Core GPU-Based Computing Architectures

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: AF09BT18

    Many large-scale numerical simulations can be broken down into common mathematical routines. While the applications may differ, they often need to perform standard functions such as system solves, Fourier transforms, or eigenvalue calculations. Consequently, producing fast, efficient implementations of these methods will benefit a broad range of Air Force applications. Graphics Processing Units (G ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force

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