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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. 1 Micron Fiber Optic Receiver for Mil-Aero Environment

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: N171031

    In this SBIR effort we will develop a high-power, high-speed photodiode (PD) receiver optimized for operation at 1 micron wavelength based on collaboration with Dr. J.C. Campbells research group at the UVA. Demand of such photonic receiver arose from the urgent need of high performance microwave photonic links that replace the conventional metal cables for better SWaP, immunity to EMI and broader ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. 3D Tool for Physics-Based Weather Simulation in a Training Environment

    SBC: Planet, LLC            Topic: N07037

    There are many high-end weather simulation tools available, but most focus on visual aspects of weather effects or predication modeling and not the capability (without extreme levels of programming) to demonstrate the physical effects of weather on objects in a realistic manner. The goal of this Phase II project is to create a set of real-time weather conditions and other shipboard physical phenom ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. A 42% Fuel Efficient, 650-HP, Advanced Diesel Technology Demonstrator

    SBC: ADVANCED ENGINES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION            Topic: A06228

    AED Corp., C-K Technologies, Control Systems inc, and Digital-Engines will structure and focus their collective expertise to design, optimize technologies, build, test, and develop a 650-hp advanced diesel technologies demonstrator. The work will be supported by AED’s Phase II Advanced Military Diesel Engine (AMDE) program. During Phase I this team of experts incorporated AMDE design feature ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. A Cavity Enhanced Terahertz Absorption Spectrometer (CETAS)

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: A08075

    In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. (AI) and the Oklahoma State University (OKState) detail the development of a novel Cavity Enhanced Terahertz Absorption Spectrometer (CETAS). Key innovations of the proposed system include: a) the use of a small Whispering- Gallery- Mode (WGM) cavity to achieve very long pathlength; and b) the integration of the WGM cavity with the conventional pulsed and continu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. A compact, low cost, in- process welding defects detection system based on thermal plasma emission

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: N08178

    In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. (AI) and the University of Michigan (UM) detail the development of a compact, portable, and low cost in-process weld defects detection system. Key innovations of the proposed system include: a) weld defects monitoring based on plasma emission characteristics; b) use the electron temperature of the plasma as an indicator of the weld quality, c) use multiple plasma ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. A Novel, Low Cost and Handheld Metal Sorting Sensor for Chemical Cleaning and Stripping Process

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: AF161009

    ABSTRACT: After a certain amount of service time, many aircraft components need to be cleaned and the coatings on those parts need to be stripped. Prior to the chemical cleaning and stripping processes, those parts are routinely examined by inspectors to locate the part numbers and find their matches on a list. Such a visual inspection process is not only time consuming, but also prone to human er ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Ablation Casting of Aluminum Metal Matrix Composites

    SBC: Eck Industries, Inc.            Topic: A07204

    The Ablation process is a liquid to solid phase conversion process that has cooling rates exceeding 400F per second coupled with steep thermal gradients approaching 900F over a .500" span. Preliminary work casting Aluminum Metal Matrix Composites (359, 30% SiCp) using this technology demonstrated better SiC particle distribution than shown in other casting processes. Preliminary data suggest high ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. 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
  9. Advanced Friction Stir Processing for Ultra-refined Microstructure Development of Aluminum 7XXX Series Alloys

    SBC: FRICTION STIR LINK, INC.            Topic: AF07T038

    Friction Stir Processing (FSP) has been demonstrated to generate refined microstructures, resulting in improved material properties. This has several areas of application. First, FSP can enhance the formability of the particular alloy of interest. This is especially important for the superplastic forming process, where the use of FSP can be used to create superplastic behavior at high strain r ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Advanced Intelligent Web-Based Options to Acquire and Analyze Aircraft Health and Test Data

    SBC: SENTIENT CORPORATION            Topic: N08122

    Topic Synopsis: Current aircraft disposition tools are not designed to take advantage of predictive prognostic information that will be available on new systems such as the F-35 PHM system or the proposed Maintenance and Monitoring system for the E-2D Hawkeye. The central challenges in this topic are to (1) develop automated reasoner technologies to distill large volumes of PHM data into actionabl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseNavy

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