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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.

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  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. Aircraft Brake Titanium Torque Tube Heat Damage Nondestructive Inspection

    SBC: Vibrant Corporation            Topic: AF182013

    Titanium torque tubes in aircraft braking systems can suffer material property degradation from heat damage in extreme braking events. The Air Force requires a nondestructive inspection (NDI) method to identify heat-damaged titanium torque tubes. Vibrant Corporation performs NDI services in the aerospace industry using its Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) technology. PCRT uses the reso ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Directed Energy Decision Aids

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: AF182033

    Atmospheric propagation effects have a profound impact on Directed Energy (DE) High Energy Lasers and electro-optical sensor systems which operate at near infrared and visible wavelengths.In order to provide an accurate assessment of (DE) weapon system effectiveness, several parameters describing the atmospheric conditions must be either measured or modeled.On top of the atmospheric modeling, one ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Powered Rollers for Cargo Aircraft

    SBC: SAFE INC            Topic: AF182047

    Air Force cargo aircraft do not currently have powered roller systems for cargo handling.Airmen must manually flip roller trays located in slots in the floor to face rollers upward to support the weight of pallets.For rolling stock, airmen must flip trays to face rollers downward and present a flush load-bearing surface.The manual effort to move pallets and flip trays causes injuries and lost work ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Surrogate Model for Jitter Estimation in Preliminary Design of Optical Turret Installations

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: AF182057

    MZA has teamed with the University of Notre Dame in the development of a surrogate model for jitter estimation in optical turret designs for aircraft laser weapon systems which applies our expertise in physics modeling of aerodynamic loading, turret-optics structural dynamics analysis, optical design, and beam control systems assessment.We make use of existing optical turret wind tunnel data, alon ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Analysis Tool to Predict the Behavior of Bolted Composite/Metallic Hybrid Joints with Many Fasteners

    SBC: GLOBAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: AF182062

    Increased use of composites in USAF platforms, and in commercial aircraft necessitates accurate structural analysis of bolted joints.The main disadvantage of bolted joints is the formation of high stress concentration zones at the locations of bolt holes, which might lead to multi-mode failure of the joint.An optimum combination of geometric parameters in a bolted joint can lead to increases in jo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. A Standard Stand-Alone Space Environment Workbench

    SBC: Stellar Science Ltd. Co.            Topic: AF182070

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    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) Navigation for Spacecraft, in Order to Augment GPS Position and Navigation

    SBC: A-TECH CORPORATION            Topic: AF182072

    Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes to develop the Precision Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for Spacecraft Applications (PISA), which will provide position, velocity, and acceleration information for Air Force SmallSat and CubeSat spacecraft.To achieve this objective, we will leverage our inertial instrument development experience and resources to produce a low-SWaP, navigation-grade IMU ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Process Compensated Resonance Testing for Qualification of Additively Manufactured Launch and Space Vehicle Components

    SBC: Vibrant Corporation            Topic: AF182073

    The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV) is focused on developing qualification processes for AM components for launch and space vehicles. Among the needs AFRL/RV has identified are processes for material characterization, rapid component validation, model validation, non-destructive evaluation (NDE), and process monitoring that will reduce the cost and time to qualif ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Hybrid Multi-Core Chip for Small UAS target acquisition and tracking

    SBC: MANAGEMENT SCIENCES INC            Topic: AF182085

    In small business innovative research (SBIR), Management Sciences, Inc. (MSI) is producing a miniature embeddable processing and instrumentation chip (Mini-EPIC) that is so small it fits inside the shell of an aerospace wiring connector. We propose innovative research that will employ the Mini-EPIC in a form factor to perform automatic moving target acquisition, tracking and aim point selection. P ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force

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