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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. Phased array ultrasonic aircraft fatigue damage inspection

    SBC: ACOUSTIC IDEAS, INC.            Topic: AF083246

    The practice of removing aircraft from service and disassembling parts of its structure for periodic inspection negatively impacts readiness and leads to high sustainment costs. Using Acoustic Ideas''''''''s uniquely powerful and versatile phased array technology we will develop a novel inspection method that does not require disassembly. Multiple layers, large thicknesses, dissimilar metals, seal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Visualization for Command and Control of Cyberspace Operations

    SBC: VISITREND            Topic: AF083022

    We propose to research, design, and evaluate the feasibility of a Visualization for Integrated Cyber Command and Control (VIC3) system that fuses and displays vast amounts of multidimensional cyber security data from multiple sources to provide a unified view of the cyber battlespace. VIC3 will allow commanders to monitor cyber activity, correlate events, understand information dependencies, evalu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Low Visibility Decoy Flare

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: SOCOM09002

    Low visibility flares offer significant advantages for nighttime protection of rotary wing vehicles. Aerodyne Research Inc (ARI) and its teaming partner ATK propose flares having nearly same intensity in IR bands of interest while having greatly reduced visibility. The Phase I program will build on previous work performed by ARI on low visibility flares to identify candidate flare compositions h ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  4. Characterizing JP-10 High Temperature Decomposition Chemistry using RMG- An Automatic Reaction Mechanism Generator

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: N09T011

    Aerodyne Research, Inc. (ARI) and MIT are collaborating to establish the feasibility of fully characterizing the complex chemistry of JP-10 high temperature decomposition, in the presence of oxygen, using a novel automatic reaction mechanism generation tool (RMG) developed at MIT. JP-10 is a very attractive fuel for missile and other air-breathing propulsion applications due to its high energy den ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. CMR Oxides Based Microbolometer Focal Plane Array with Reduced 1/f Noise

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: A09AT014

    We propose to realize a new class of microbolometer FPA technology with significantly reduced 1/f noise by replacing the sensing material (e.g. VOx) with colossal magnetoresistive (CMR) oxides. The program uniquely combines Agiltron’s experience in novel IR imager development and leading academic research on CMR at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL). The LANL Team has developed a breakthrough pro ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Large Area Metamaterial Films

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: N09T018

    In this Phase I STTR research program Agiltron will demonstrate that low-cost, micro-contact printing is suitable for the fabrication of large area, thin-film, flexible metamaterials with unique optical properties for wavelengths between 2 and 14 microns. Our research partner, the University of Michigan, will use roll-to-roll micro-contact printing to pattern the fine structure of the metamaterial ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Advanced nanocomposite scintillator for gamma radiation detection

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: DTRA08005

    Gamma radiation detection has traditionally required single crystal materials that are difficult to produce consistently on an industrial scale. Agiltron has developed a new class of scintillator materials based on composites containing nanoparticles. These so-called nanocomposites exhibit radiation detection characteristics superior to currently available single crystal scintillators. In Phase I ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. Aircraft Corrosion Inspection

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF083245

    Leveraging on our extensive R&D and production experience in MEMS based components and sensors, AGILTRON proposes to realize a portable and low-cost equipment based on an innovative highly sensitive magnetometer, for detecting the presence of corrosion without disassembling the aircraft or removing the skin of the aircraft.  This equipment can be applied to detect different kind of corrosion of/b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Tunable High Pulsed Energy Blue Fiber Laser

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: N09T006

    Leveraging on our extensive production experience in fiber optical components and fiber lasers, AGILTRON proposes to develop a new novel high pulse energy tunable blue laser with doped ZBLAN fiber. Based on enhanced blue upconversion by properly selected co-doped materials, the proposed blue fiber laser will be able to generate high power. Furthermore, by using Agiltron’s proprietary beam combin ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Portable Missile Miss-Distance Identification System

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF083254

    Agiltron will develop and produce a low-cost and rugged yet highly accurate Portable Missile Miss-Distance Identification System (PMMDIS). The PMMDIS will be based on Agiltrons field-tested, low-cost uncooled photomechanical infrared imaging technology, the only technology to demonstrate high-frame rate (up to 1000 fps) imaging in an uncooled infrared camera, a domain that is usually reserved for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force

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