Award Data

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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 September, 2020.

  1. Robust Bearings and Gears


    Critical gears and engine bearings in our newest vertical thrust aircraft must operate with absolute reliability under high loads, high heat, corrosive salt air and intervals without any lubricant whatever. Current materials and coatings that meet some of these conditions fail when subjected to the others. Now a breakthrough in surface engineering technology can precisely control deposition of c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Initial Demonstration of High-Brightness IR (1.8-1.9 µm) Strain-Compensated InGaAsP/InGaAs QW Lasers

    SBC: EpiWorks, Inc.            Topic: AF04010

    The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate 1.8 - 1.9 µm high-power, InP-based pump lasers.

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. High Power Quantum Cascade Lasers for Terahertz Applications

    SBC: MP Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF03T024

    It is here proposed to investigate quantum cascade laser technology for THz (0.3 - 7.5 THz) applications. Various material systems based on InP and GaAs will be studied theoretically and experimentally with respect to their suitability for laser growth. Material growth, following the design, will be done in-house using gas-source molecular beam epitaxy. Material characterization will be used to ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Enabling Technologies for Free Space Quantum Cryptography

    SBC: NUCRYPT LLC            Topic: AF04103

    In this SBIR Phase-I project we aim to exploit a new invention in quantum cryptography to secure free-space optical links and networks. Unlike the techniques based on single-photon states that are limited to low bit rates and short distances, our approach is based on coherent states emitted by ordinary lasers, permitting scaling to high speeds and deployment over realistic distances. We have alrea ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Advanced Rocket Propulsion Technologies

    SBC: QUESTEK INNOVATIONS LLC            Topic: AF04199

    Current rocket propulsion technology is in large part limited by the materials used in component fabrication. QuesTek Innovations is proposing this Phase I SBIR effort to utilize emerging computational design techniques to predictively design and develop an Al-based amorphous alloy that would enhance rocket propulsion through a dramatic increase in specific impulse achieved using components of rev ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. A Miniature, High-Fidelity Imaging Spectrometer

    SBC: Resonon, Inc.            Topic: AF04228

    The role of Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the military is growing rapidly and advances in technology are allowing the UAVs to become smaller, lighter, and carry more sophisticated sensors and instrumentation. While the use of hyperspectral imagers aboard UAVs has been shown to possess great potential for target acquisition and battlefield intelligence gathering, current hyperspectral syst ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Air Traffic Management Information Exchange and Visualization System

    SBC: SSS RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: AF04085

    Air Force Command and Control systems have access to a wide variety of real-time Air Traffic Management data that, if suitably packaged, could help DOD and Civilian Agencies improve flight safety in the vicinity of Air Force operations. In this project we will define an XML schema for ATM data, create a system that collects and fuses Air Force ATM data, and will publish information products using ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. A Next-Generation Multi-Level Visualization System for Understanding Spatial Network Simulations

    SBC: VISUALYTICS, LLC            Topic: AF03078

    Simulation technolgies play a key role in the design and development of many applications in the network and geospatial domains, and are often crucial to our understanding of information within those domains. Such simulations can often generate very complex information spaces that are difficult to fully comprehend using traditional techniques. This proposal presents a new generation of visuali ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. A Framework for Understanding Uncertainties in Battle Space Visualization Systems

    SBC: VISUALYTICS, LLC            Topic: OSD03028

    This project will develop novel methods for visually portraying battlespace information to users so that both the information itself and the uncertainties associated with that information can be understood. Our goal is to use advanced graphics and visualization techniques to provide intuitive representations of these complex information spaces so that commanders can make more effective command de ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Innovative High Power Hall Thruster Configuration Using Novel Rotating Magnetic Fields

    SBC: STARFIRE INDUSTRIES LLC            Topic: AF04198

    Starfire Industries has identified a novel Hall thruster configuration with significant potential for higher thrust-to-power ratio, thrust-to-mass ratio and intrinsic efficiency compared to the current state-of-the-art. In this Phase I SBIR exploratory development, Starfire Industries will build and test a proof-of-principle next-generation Hall thruster configuration employing rotating magnetic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
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