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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. 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
  6. Carbon-Carbon/Carbon Foam/Aerogel Process for Integrated Aerostructure TPS

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: MDA08020

    Extreme heating conditions of future MDA missions are too severe for existing low-density systems (i.e., PICA – Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator); and existing high-density systems (i.e., carbon-carbon, carbon-phenolic) are too heavy and thermally inefficient. The proposed effort seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of wrapping a lightweight, rigid carbon foam with a carbon-carbon outerlayer ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Corrosion and Fatigue Degradation Analysis and Forecasting System

    SBC: POSITRON SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF083225

    Corrosion is becoming an increasing problem in the Air Forces aging fleet. Corrosion is developing in airframes in inaccessible areas never intended for disassembly.  This potentially leads to premature failure due to fatigue or significant reduction of material integrity. Mitigation efforts are proving to be costly and time consuming. A methodology to locate and evaluate hidden corrosion in-situ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Deep Focus, Multi-Zone Inspection Capability for Automated Acoustic Microscope Inspections in the Field

    SBC: OKOS SOLUTIONS, LLC            Topic: A09114

    Aging and newer composite aircraft fleets have led to the need for advanced damage detection systems. Inspections for damage in the field are limited due to equipment capability, size/weight, automation challenges, human error and disassembly issues. A portable, lightweight, robust inspection system powered by an user-friendly, automated software system, with remote scanning capability, could imp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Detection and Mitigation of Electrical Faults in Medium Voltage DC (MVDC) Architectures

    SBC: CREATIVE ENERGY SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: N091050

    The proposed technology has the potential to change the paradigm such that the traditional “brute-force” method of the mechanical breaker is replaced with natural commutation. Further, a downfall of the conventional solid-state breaker is that it still must interrupt large fault currents requiring very specialized semiconductors and controls. Ultimately, the dc breaker herein prevents large cu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Development of Multi-layer Aluminum Alloys for Armor

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: A09AT010

    The proposed STTR Phase I study is aimed at exploring lightweight and multi-layer materials towards enhancing their armor performance. Different Al alloys will be assembled into a two-layer configuration with good metallic bond between inter-layers. 2139-T8 Al alloy evolved by efforts of Alcan and the Army Research Laboratory will be selected as one of the layers in the laminated assembly. 5083, 7 ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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