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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. Innovative Low-cost, In-situ Consolidation Head for Complex Geometry Thermoplastic Fiber Placement

    SBC: ACCUDYNE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N08135

    Accudyne proposes a SBIR program, endorsed by Sikorsky, Cytec Engineered Materials, and NASA-LaRC, to develop a cost-effective thermoplastic automated tow placement (ATP) process and demonstrate it by fabricating and testing a complex contoured skin (Phase 1) and a CH-53K rotorcraft lower cabin or ramp skin (Phase 2). The process employs in situ consolidation, avoiding the autoclave. The targete ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Innovative Approaches to the Fabrication of Composite Rotary Wing Main Rotor Blade Spars

    SBC: ACCUDYNE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N08026

    This proposal will supply to NAVAIR and to rotorcraft manufacturing companies the emerging solution to their fabrication needs as it relates to the production of Rotor Blade Spars. The process and machine concept developed in Phase I will provide NAVAIR and the rotocraft manufacturing companies an automated solution to spar manufacturing. This will enable: • Low part manufacturing cost • High ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Innovative Low-cost, In-situ Consolidation Head for Complex Geometry Thermoplastic Fiber Placement

    SBC: ADC Acquisition Co. dba Automated Dynamics            Topic: N08135

    xxxIn-situ fiber placement is able to offer a wide and robust processing approach that is well suited for many aerospace structures. Flat, single curvature and large radius complex curvature parts can be effectively handled with the current in-situ techniques. However, there are limitations associated with this process. The use of a rigid metallic consolidation applicator is routinely used in t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Innovative Approaches to the Fabrication of Composite Rotary Wing Main Rotor Blade Spars

    SBC: ADC Acquisition Co. dba Automated Dynamics            Topic: N08026

    Commonly, composite rotor blade spars are fabricated by hand layups or other non-optimized, not fully automated procedures. These methods are labor intensive and require many de-bulking steps, making them expensive. The results are often inconsistent due to the nature of work done by hand. In our process, continuous graphite fiber reinforced thermoset prepreg tape will be used in conjunction wi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Lightweight Integrally Stiffened Composite Structure

    SBC: ADC Acquisition Co. dba Automated Dynamics            Topic: N08016

    Increased performance and reduced cost structures, is the direction many aerospace companies work toward. Our objective in Phase I is to demonstrate our automated in-situ fiber placement processing technology can provide low cost manufacturing methods with thermoplastic composites while maintaining structural integrity, increased performance and address issues such as corrosion and impact resista ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Innovative Approaches to the Fabrication of Composite Helicopter Tail Booms

    SBC: ADC Acquisition Co. dba Automated Dynamics            Topic: N07027

    Optimize process to meet the specifications and challenges associated with the UH-1 tail boom. This will entail performing testing and evaluation of the factors deemed most relevant. This could include, but is not limited to material property testing, tooling design, tooling trials, in-situ process modifications, labor and fabrication cost analysis. Some of the specific topics that possibly pre ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Binaural Capture and Synthesis of Ambient Soundscapes

    SBC: Advanced Acoustic Concepts, Inc.            Topic: AF081015

    Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC) will develop a reliable, validated, and fully documented system for digitally recording ambient soundscapes and resynthesize the desired soundscape for binaural presentation to human listeners via headphones. The system will take advantage of the established acoustical signal processing technology of AAC and the state-of-the-art psychoacoustics research and audio r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Unmanned Vehicle Security System

    SBC: Advanced Acoustic Concepts, Inc.            Topic: N07210

    Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) deployed beyond the direct observation of the host Littoral Combat Ship are susceptible to significant threats due to vandalism, piracy, and/or fouling from fishing gear. Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC) and Accurate Automation Corporation propose a multi-sensor fusion and dissuasion solution that is robust and cost effective for protection of USVs. This Unmanned V ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Acoustic Detection and Verification of Intrusions against Military Facilities

    SBC: Advanced Acoustic Concepts, Inc.            Topic: A08113

    Large military installations and training complexes are difficult to secure because they consist of largely remote and/or unoccupied areas that are open to trespassers and contain numerous sites of localized high-value assets that are vulnerable to vandalism. An acoustic surveillance system that can recognize human activity and provide much needed intelligence information to security officers coul ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Biologically Based Non-Language Speech Sound Detection

    SBC: Advanced Acoustic Concepts, Inc.            Topic: AF071079

    This proposal addresses the application of new acoustic processing technologies to automatically identify and eliminate non-language speech sounds as a pre-processing stage to improve audio processing. Non-language speech sounds (coughing, breathing, ‘ah,’ ‘uhmm’) make up a large part of natural human language use, but contemporary speech recognition data preparation relies on hand-labelin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force

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