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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. 6000297

    SBC: Chip Design Systems LLC            Topic: AF18AT017

    We propose to develop an innovative concept of the high speed dynamic IRSP that combines components and devices from proven suppliers with novel system-level research topics from CDS and University of Delaware. Having previously built and delivered working LED IRSPs to users gives CDS a unique advantage. In line with system theme of the solicitation, our phase 1 research topics are focused on syst ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. ACTIVATED METAL DECOY FOR LOW IR SIGNATURE AIRCRAFT

    SBC: Alloy Surfaces Company, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    ACTIVATED STEEL FOIL FABRICATED INTO ELEMENTS TO BE PACKAGED AS EXPENDABLE DECOYS HAS SHOWN GOOD PERFORMANCE IN LOW IR SIGNATURE APPLICATIONS. THE PRESENT BATCH PRODUCTION PROCESS FOR THESE FOILS ENTAILS, IN PART, TWENTY HOURS OF FURNACE TREATMENT. A COMBINATION OF NINE SEPARATE OPERATIONS, LOW PRODUCTION RATES AND HIGH LABOR COSTS YIELDS A UNIT MANUFACTURING COST OF MORE THAN $250.00. WE PROPOSE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Additive Manufacturing for RF Materials and Antennas

    SBC: DeLUX Engineering, LLC            Topic: A18020

    To reduce size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-c), military platforms have been evolving towards more integrated platforms that utilize all available space. For radiating systems, this will require exploring innovative design methods, materials and manufacturing approaches to realize cost-effective, customizable and conformal antennas. An attractive solution to this challenge is offered by additive ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. ALUMINUM-GALLIUM-ARSENIDE TOP SOLAR CELL FOR MECHANICAL ATTACHMENT TO A SILICON CONCENTRATOR WITH IMPROVED AMO EFFICIENCY

    SBC: ASTROPOWER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    INCREASES IN SOLAR CELL EFFICIENCY CAN BE ACHIEVED WITH TANDEM MULTI-JUNCTION STRUCTURES TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE AND SCALE OF SPACE PHOTOVOLTAIC CONCENTRATORS. THE "TOP SOLAR CELL" TANDEM APPROACH COULD INCREASE ENERGY CONVERSION EFFICIENCY BY AS MUCH AS 100%. A SELF-SUPPORTING ALUMINUM-GALLIUM-ARSENIDE (ALGAAS) TOP SOLAR CELL IS BEING DEVELOPED FOR MECHANICAL ATTACHMENT TO A SILICON CONCENTRAT ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. AMPLIFYING NERVE AGENT DETECTOR

    SBC: Resource Technologies Group            Topic: N/A

    DEVELOPMENT OF AN AMPLIFYING CHEMICAL AGENT DETECTOR, INCORPORATING A MODULAR APPROACH TO SENSING OF NERVE AGENTS AND OTHER CHEMICALS OF MILITARY INTEREST, IS PROPOSED. THE THREE MODULES: (1) A DYNAMIC TRIGGER WHICH RESPONDS TO THE CHEMICAL AGENT OF INTEREST; (2) A BIOAMPLIFIER WHICH CONTAINS THE CENTRAL SWITCH AND WHICH PROVIDES AN INITIAL AMPLIFICATION STAGE; AND (3) AN ELECTROCHEMICAL TRANSDUCE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Applications Using New Satellite Communications Constellations

    SBC: Foundry Defense Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF172009

    Foundry Defense Systems, Inc. (FDSI) proposes to ensure the the USAF is poised to leverage the latest Non-geo Symchronous Orbit Satellite Constellation as it comes online, versus the traditional years of delay to access a new networking capability.Through this Phase I and follow-on efforts FDSI will access emerging technical capabilities of Non-geo Synchronous Orbit satellite constellations to pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Development of In-Process Monitoring Closed-Loop Feedback for Use in Aluminum Alloy Additive Manufacturing (AM) Applications

    SBC: Sentient Science Corporation            Topic: A17003

    Sentient Corporation proposes to integrate its DigitalClone Component (DCC) physics-based modeling technology and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratorys in-situ thermal sensors to develop a comprehensive sensor-based tool to monitor, identify and locate defects in metallic additive manufacturing, and create a DCC model-enabled feedback loop to correct the process-induced defects to i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Fiber Reinforced Aluminum Crack Repair for Aluminum Structures

    SBC: TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD (INC)            Topic: N161069

    Touchstone proposes to build on the Phase I effort to incorporate its MetPreg fiber reinforced aluminum material into a concept for bonded-on repairs to cracked aluminum ship hulls and superstructure. The method would not require logistics beyond that which is normally available to ships force or entail the use of materials with short shelf life. MetPreg has been shown to arrest cracks in 7xxx ser ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. HIGH TEMPERATURE SURVIVABLE CONTACTS FOR GALLIUM ARSENIDE SPACE SOLAR CELLS

    SBC: ASTROPOWER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    EXISTING METALLIC-TYPE CONTACTS ON GALLIUM ARSENIDE (GAAS) HAVE NOT BEEN STABLE AT HIGH TEMPERATURES BECAUSE OF INTERDIFFUSION AND/OR ALLOYING OF THE GAAS TOP LAYER. HIGH TEMPERATURE CONTACTS TO GAAS SPACE PHOTOLTAIC CELLS ARE BEING DEVELOPED BASED ON THE FORMATION OF A HIGHLY-STABLE INTERMEDIATE DEGENERATE SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER BETWEEN THE GAAS AND A HIGH TEMPERATURE METAL ALLOY. THE INTERMEDIATE S ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. HIGH TEMPERATURE SURVIVABLE INDIUM PHOSPHIDE SOLAR CELLS

    SBC: ASTROPOWER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    HIGH TEMPERATURE (>600 DEGREES CELSIUS) INDIUM PHOSPHIDE (INP) SPACE SOLAR CELLS ARE BEING DEVELOPED TO ELIMINATE THEPROBLEMS, SURFACE DECOMPOSITION AND CONTACT FAILURE, ENCOUNTERED WHEN INP SOLAR CELLS ARE EXPOSED TO HIGH TEMPERATURES. KEY TO THIS PROGRAM ARE THE USE OF AN ENCAPSULANT LAYER TO ARREST SURFACE DECOMPOSITION AND A HIGHLY-STABLE INTERMEDIATE DEGENERATE SEMICONDUCTOR CONTACT SYSTEM DE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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