You are here

Award Data

For best search results, use the search terms first and then apply the filters

The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Next Gen Optical Modem for SmallSat High Data Rate Optical Communications

    SBC: FIBERTEK, INC.            Topic: AF182066

    Fibertek proposes to develop a space qualifiable, small, optical modem board to support interoperable, encoding and decoding for free-space optical communications links. Space is a contested environment where traditional RF communications are susceptible to being jammed and intercepted. Optical communications offer a resilient solution, and its inclusion on SmallSats and in constellations is an Ai ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. A Novel Integrated Low Leakage IPS and Thrust Bearing for Rocket Turbopumps

    SBC: Concepts NREC, LLC            Topic: AF181031

    A novel integrated inter-propellant seal and thrust bearing (IPS/TB) for rocket turbopump applications that uses the latest technology developments in seal coatings and additive manufacturing to advance the state-of-the-art. The IPS/TB has low propellant loss, requires little or no purge gas, and no continuous purge when the turbopump is not in operation. The thrust bearing portion can handle all ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Self-Calibrating, Conformal Nanomembrane based Pressure Sensors for Embedded Sensing Applications

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: AF18AT002

    This Air Force Phase I STTR program would develop self-calibrating, conformal nanomembrane (NM) based pressure sensors for embedded sensing applications, using SOI (Silicon on Insulator) NM techniques in combination with our pioneering nanocomposite materials.Such low-modulus, conformal nanomembrane sensor skins with integrated self-calibration, interconnect elements and electronic devices that ca ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Effects of sustained vibration and high temperature environments on polymer bonded composite materials

    SBC: LEVEL 6 ENGINEERING LLC            Topic: AF181005

    Comparatively little research has explored the influence of mechanical vibrations on energetic materials (or other polymer-bonded composite materials), despite the importance of these materials in defense-related applications.Recently, interest has started to grow, but the vast majority of research has been focused on developing a basic physical understanding, rather than establishing standardized ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Chip-Scale Superluminal IMU Using Rubidium Atoms and Integrated Photonics

    SBC: Digital Optics Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF181006

    We will develop chip-scale components at 780/795 nm, for a superluminal ring laser gyroscope and accelerometer (SRLGA) using Rubidium.The components include high-power and narrow-band lasers, modulators, detectors, low-loss waveguides, and micro-resonator based magneto-optic isolators, integrated on a single chip. The components will be built on GaAs substrate.GaAsP Quantum Wells (QWs) will enable ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Innovative Position Navigation and Timing

    SBC: Echo Ridge, LLC            Topic: AF182002

    Echo Ridge proposes to study the utility of non-GNSS satellite-based broadcasts as additional RF sources to provide PNT in GPS-unavailable environments.The capability will be used in conjunction with two on-going Air Force-sponsored efforts; one addressing a dismount need where LEO satellite broadcasts are currently being used to provide PNT in a commercial handheld UE devices, and a second direct ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Predictive Missile Sustainment and Reliability Capability

    SBC: Veracity Forecasting and Analysis            Topic: AF181038

    Veracity Forecasting and Analysis will develop a capability to predict reliability and maintainability issues using existing data for nuclear weapons systems. During Phase I, Veracity will (1) identify multiple reliability and maintenance data streams for use in modeling; (2) develop methods to process, clean, and fuse the data; (3) design a software framework for using data to predict reliability ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Rotating Detonation Engines for Increased Payload to Orbit at Lower Cost

    SBC: In Space, L.L.C.            Topic: AF181030

    The space launch community has been pursuing improvements in performance and efficiencies leading to higher specific impulses since the inception of rocketry. This effort has been largely successful reaching near theoretical limits for constant pressure combustion devices leaving little margin for higher specific impulses. Todays advances in traditional rocket engines focus on incremental improvem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Dual use technology: Assembly

    SBC: Federal Foundry LLC            Topic: AF182005

    We propose investigating the utility of Assembly, our existing personnel and team capability analysis and matchmaking software, to 1) support the Air Force’s mission to develop and field the most lethal force possible 2) help with pilot retention. The Air Force builds thousands of pilot, maintenance, and support services teams each year, and the success of those teams is determined in large ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Application of Hierarchical Memory Models to Automatic Target Recognition Modeling and Simulation

    SBC: Novateur Research Solutions, LLC            Topic: AF18AT014

    This SBIR Phase I project proposes a visual processing system for automated target recognition. Inspired by biological vision systems and hierarchical memory models, the proposed system is capable of learning hierarchical invariant features from unlabeled data that are independent of object labels. The model exploits these learned features to create hierarchical representations of target memories ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government