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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, High Precision, X-ray 3D Scanner for Non-Line-of-Sight Point Cloud Generation

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: AF161013

    ABSTRACT: Casting parts with intricate internal surfaces are routinely used in many gun systems. It is important to inspect those casting parts to ensure the inner structures comply with the original design during the first article testing and production lot certification. Currently, inspections of inner surfaces are often done with borescopes, which is time consuming, labor intensive, and costly. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. A Reconfigurable Machining Center for Depot Productivity Enhancement

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF161019

    Current depot-level manufacturing systems are not responsive to changing requirements and flexible specifications.The serial arrangement of individual work cells results in a lengthy timeline to complete the critically needed part; thus, critical assets are out of service for an extended period of time.The Reconfigurable Manufacturing System (RMS) is a new approach used by mass manufacturers to re ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Optical System for High-Speed 3D Velocimetry

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF161071

    ABSTRACT: Unsteady processes, such as vortex shedding and local extinction, play a key role in augmentor stability.These processes occur on fast timescales, and can involve complex, three-dimensional (3D) information.To fully elucidate unsteady processes, such as flame ignition and blowout, fast diagnostics that can provide information over a 3D volume are needed.In this research program, we will ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Tools for Cross-Platform Software Development and Performance Projection

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: AF161088

    ABSTRACT: The past decade has seen a proliferation of computing devices. A landscape once dominated by single core microprocessors has given way to a plethora of competing technologies including multicore x86, ARM, and Power-family processors, graphics processing units (GPUs), field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), Xeon Phis, DSPs, and TILE architectures, among others. Further complicating matter ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Laser-Based Detection of Fatigue Cracks for In-Service Aircraft Bolts and Wheels

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF161114

    ABSTRACT: Inspection for fatigue cracks in in-service aircraft bolts and wheels is an Air Force requirement that must be conducted through periodic maintenance or prior to rebuilding the assemblies.Current inspection methods include magnetic particle (MT) and penetrant testing (PT).These methods have significant disadvantages, including the generation of hazardous waste, false positives especially ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Automated Blade Repair System

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF161117

    ABSTRACT: High pressure compressor blades are subject to damage on the leading and trailing edges of the blades due to foreign objects.Repair of this damage is currently performed manually using grinding to blend out the damaged regions.Reliance on manual grinding operations requires highly skilled operators, is time consuming, and does not permit collection of data characterizing the nature of th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Diversified Hypervisors

    SBC: Siege Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF16AT11

    The widespread adoption of cloud computing resources has resulted in the proliferation of virtualization technologies.New technology begets new attack vectors; consequently, a new breed of malware techniques have emerged that detect the presence of a virtual machine or hypervisor and respond by directly attacking the hypervisor in an attempt to breakout of the virtual machine container. To counter ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Efficient Arrays for Generating Light Emission (EAGLE)

    SBC: Chip Design Systems            Topic: AF16AT22

    With today's IRLED devices, >99.4% of input electrical power is converted into parasitic/waste heat. Moreover, as the local temperatures of the pixels increase due to the generated heat, IRLED optical efficiency is further reduced. Overall this severely ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Hybrid Broadband Optical Links

    SBC: LUMILANT, INC.            Topic: AF151005

    ABSTRACT: The use of optical fibers for the transport and distribution of RF signals brings the benefits of both worlds at the fingertip of the network engineer! A Hybrid Broadband Optical Link enables such heterogeneous network, an end-to-end network solution that leverages the unique features and capabilities offered by RF and optical networks. The use of an optical fiber backbone to provide hig ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force

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