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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. 20-kW Bismuth Hall Thruster with Evaporative Anode

    SBC: Aerophysics, Inc.            Topic: AF04198

    High-power Hall thrusters operating at high thrust-to-power ratios will consume and emit unprecedented amounts of xenon propellant. The inherent costs associated with xenon use have significantly hindered development of such devices. Metallic propellants, specifically bismuth, have recently emerged as potentially higher-performing, lower-cost alternatives to xenon. When used in a Hall thruster ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. 3D Haptic Femur Interface for Medical Training

    SBC: Cybernet Systems Corporation            Topic: OSD04DH1

    Medical personnel in training learn by practicing on real patients under supervision. Although effective, this approach is fraught with potential risks for both patient and trainee. Technological success involving other virtual training environments suggests that medical simulation has great potential to improve training time, quality, and efficiency; enhance patient care; and reduce medical risk ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. 4.5 Liter Opposed-piston engine development for improved power density

    SBC: BAKER ENGINEERING, LLC            Topic: A03227

    Baker Engineering Inc. proposes a 4.5 liter opposed-piston, 3-cylinder, 2-cycle diesel engine with a target of 500 hp, weighing less than 900 lbs. to fulfill the Army's quest for an improved power density, multi-fuel capable and low heat rejection compression engine. This 4.5 liter engine offers an opportunity to further advance the opposed-piston combustion technology by building upon the succes ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. 42-Volt Vehicle System Conversion

    SBC: AMERICAN SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: A02249

    The Phase I effort began with a survey of 42-Volt research and development. All vehicle and top-tier component manufacturers recognize the numerous benefits of 42-Volt electrical systems for improved performance, fuel efficiency, packaging, and emissions. However, it was quickly determined that the commercial automotive industry has significantly reduced the pace of 42-Volt adaptation and there ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. A Personal Virtual Collaborative Maintenance System (PVCMS)

    SBC: Cybernet Systems Corporation            Topic: AF04060

    This proposal describes a Portable Virtual Collaborative Maintenance System (PVCMS) that can support maintenance personnel in austere locations. Efficient communications between personnel is especially important when maintaining the complex machinery currently used by the military. In addition to technical documents and schematics, technicians frequently need support from other maintainers that ha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Acoustic direction finding using biologically inspired techniques

    SBC: IC TECH, INC.            Topic: A04T013

    The ability to determine the direction and characteristics of sounds they hear is one many birds and mammals are endowed with. This biological ability evolved over millions of years, and if one can understand the mechanisms, one expects, we can copy and mimic the capability to some extent in practical applications. Audio cues are also essential for situation awareness for soldiers. Ability t ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Advanced 42-Volt Technologies for Military Vehicles

    SBC: Global Embedded Technologies, Inc.            Topic: A02249

    With the integration of new technologies and advanced electronics into military vehicle applications, there grows an increasing demand on electrical systems to generate and sustain adequate power. Commercial automotive manufacturers and suppliers, dealing with similar needs, are addressing heightened load requirements through the on-going development of innovative vehicle power distribution archi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Advanced High Frequency Tunable Filters for Wide-Band Arrays

    SBC: EMAG TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF04221

    The future military communication, sensing and electronic warfare systems such as the proposed national missile defense (NMD) system require increasing functionality and performance endurance in harsh space environments. There is a persistent need for reliable tunable filters with a wide bandwidth of operation. In response to this need, EMAG Technologies in collaboration with Purdue University pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Advanced High Mass Fraction Tactical Rocket Motor Case

    SBC: FMW COMPOSITE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF04199

    The maturation of Titanium Matrix Composite into an affordable material system with production experience on the F-16 opens up a wide series of opportunities for improved propulsion performance. This SBIR builds on the baseline TMC demonstrations being conducted by FMW and ATK and extends them to advanced systems. The use of configured residual stress states and enhanced Titanium matrix systems ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Advanced IR Scene Model

    SBC: Thermoanalytics, Inc.            Topic: N03118

    The next generation of surface combatants will be designed with stringent requirements on efficiency, performance, and survivability. To support their design, ThermoAnalytics successfully developed a thermal design and infrared scene-rendering tool based on the Army infrared analysis code MuSES and commercial thermal design tool RadTherm. This prototype used detailed heat transfer models, ray trac ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseNavy

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