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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 Novel Microwave Sensor for Non- Destructive Evaluation of Silicon Nitride Bearing Balls

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: AF083109

    In this proposal, Alphasense, Inc. details the development of a novel microwave NDE sensor for defect inspections in silicon nitride bearing balls. The key innovations of this proposal include the following: a) the use of the spherical bearing ball as a dielectric resonator, thus enabling us to correlate the resonance characteristics of the bearing ball with various defects; b) the measurements in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. A Novel Noninvasive Microwave Sensor for Quantitative Assessment of Degree of Sensitization in Marine Aluminum Alloys

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: N09T022

    In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. (AI) and the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) detail the development of a novel noninvasive microwave sensor to quantify the DoS in marine aluminum alloys. The key innovations of this proposal include the following: a) DoS quantifications based on the correlation between the surface resistivity with the microstructures of the aluminum alloys, b) measurements o ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. A Sensor for Relative Position and Attitude Determination

    SBC: Radio-Hydro-Physics LLC            Topic: SB072039

    Radio-Hydro-Physics LLC will design, fabricate, test and demonstrate a Sensor, based on Dispersed Fourier Transform Spectrometer (DFTS) technology, which will be light-weight, less than one-half cubic foot in size, without moving parts, with low power requirements, suitable for operation on a host satellite in prototype form, and capable of determining the relative range and attitude (pose or orie ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  4. Advanced Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACS)

    SBC: FMW COMPOSITE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: MDA08005

    FMW Composite Systems, Inc., in collaboration with Aerojet (OEM), proposes to develop nano-enhanced titanium alloy components for advanced light weight Divert and attitude control systems (DACS), which are capable of replacing current materials to achieve improved performance, net weight reductions, improve producibility, improve reliability, and lower cost. A plan of approach will be developed us ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Alloy Design for Corrosion Resistance Via Computational Optimization Route

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: OSD09C01

    The objective of the proposed SBIR Phase I study is to evolve an aluminum alloy (7xxx series) with superior corrosion resistance and mechanical properties making use of computational tools. The methodology of this approach is to obtain corrosion data from the literature as input data and then perform optimization trials making use of the multi-objective hybrid evolutionary optimization software pa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Aspect-Oriented Secure Fuselet Runtime Environment

    SBC: ORIELLE, LLC            Topic: MDA04044

    We propose to develop a secure runtime environment for fuselet-based missile targeting and threat analysis built on a foundation of aspect-oriented secure web services. Aspect-oriented techniques enable the modularization of crosscutting concerns such as remote access, security, transactions, and monitoring. We will compose aspect-oriented instrumentation with distributed object technologies in a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Carbon Foam Composite Tooling

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: MDA03049

    Touchstone Research Laboratory has developed a novel material, CFOAMr. The primary enabling carbon foam characteristic is that the Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) values are comparable to carbon fiber polymer matrix systems in manufacturing advanced composites. Other advantages of carbon foam-based tools are low mass, reduced energy, easy modifications, unmatched repair capabilities, and r ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Carbon Foam Innovative Processing

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: MDA02021b

    Touchstone Research Laboratory is currently producing carbon foam in its pilot production facility. In the Phase I feasibility study, Touchstone identified opportunities to reduce the production cycle by combining manufacturing processes. The results indicated that a batch foaming process was optimum and the heat treatment step should be converted to a continuous process. This would lead to a s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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