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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. A Compact UWB Radar Front End Using a Single Antenna With a Directional Coupler

    SBC: FARR RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: AF03007

    Ultra-Wideband radar systems have already demonstrated an ability to detect and locate non-cooperative targets. Existing systems, however, are clumsy to use because they require two separate antennas for the transmit and receive channels. Because the antennas are large, it is challenging to mount both of them onto a HMMWV. What is needed is a UWB radar that will allow the use of a single antenna f ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. A Dual Polarized Tapered Slot Antenna Embedded into an Inflatable Wing

    SBC: FARR RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: AF04006

    Airborne UWB radar systems will require a receive antenna that can be printed or mounted onto the inflatable wing of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Such antennas need to reach as low as VHF frequencies, and must be positioned to look to the side of the aircraft. To satisfy this requirement, tapered slot antennas (TSAs) looking off the wingtip have been proposed. However, this antenna receives o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. A Long-Life, Lightweight, and Thermally Stable Composite Gimbal for Space Applications

    SBC: SEQUOIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: MDA04085

    This effort investigates an advanced modular composite gimbal architecture for application to high performance space systems systems. The effort focuses on two long-life bearing concepts: an athermalized mechanical bearing design and a low-power magnetic beating design. The overall gimbal approach relies on several innovations which include: high specific stiffness thermally stable composite stru ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. A Modular Composite Gimbal and Control Architecture for Improved Precision and Disturbance Rejection in Airborne Applications

    SBC: SEQUOIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: MDA04072

    This effort investigates an advanced modular composite gimbal architecture for application to high performance acquisition, tracking, and pointing (ATP) systems. The effort focuses on application to the Airborne Laser (ABL) and similar directed energy systems. A key contribution is a proof-of-concept demonstration of Gimbal Adaptive Disturbance Rejection for dramatically improving disturbance reje ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Aberration-Corrected Retinal Spot Projector and Imager (ARSPI)

    SBC: AGILOPTICS            Topic: AF04073

    Intellite, Incorporated will team with the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona to develop an adaptive optics system that will project a diffraction-limited spot on the retina by pre-correcting the laser beam for all significant optical aberrations of the specific eyeball under test. The system will use real-time feedback from a low-power laser reflected from the retina to measure ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Adaptive Mitigation of Acoustically Induced Jitter for Airborne Laser

    SBC: SEQUOIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: MDA04070

    This effort investigates an adaptive acoustic mitigation approach for reducing jitter in airborne directed energy platforms such as the airborne laser. Key benefits of the approach are reduced latency, improved correlation to the disturbance, its relative simplicity in implementation, and ability to integrate with other ABL control systems. This approach offers significant advantages in improving ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. 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
  8. Advanced Rocket Propulsion Technologies

    SBC: FMW COMPOSITE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF04199

    The future propulsion requirements of the USAF will require substantial performance improvements, especially stage mass fraction as defined by the Phase III IHPRPT goals. The development and transition to production of titanium matrix composites (TMC) offer the potential of significant mass fraction gains for liquid engines. This program proposes the substitution of TMC into the impeller, which ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Advanced Thermal Barrier Coating Materials

    SBC: Thor Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N04T001

    Military and commercial gas turbine engines used in aircraft, in ships, and for utility power generation require more durable and more reliable hot-section components to achieve their "design" service life. Less durable parts lead to increases in unscheduled (and costly) outages, inspections, repairs, and major overhauls. For aircraft applications, these inspections, repairs and overhauls result ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. An Adaptive Disturbance Rejection Approach for Enabling Pointing and Shape Control of Highly Flexible Antenna Structures

    SBC: SEQUOIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF04018

    This effort investigates an adaptive disturbance rejection approach for improving attitude control performance of spacecraft with large flexible structures. The technique blends adaptive sensor fusion with closed loop adaptive filtering to improve baseline attitude controller performance. The effort focuses on application to systems with large radar structures, to enable lighter more flexible str ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force

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