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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. Rapid construction of 3-D Satellite models from limited amounts of 2-D imagery

    SBC: Vision Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF181020

    Increases in space traffic have caused an ever-growing need to recognize, track, and determine the operational state of both known and unknown satellites in-situ. Imagery from ground and/or space-based observation platforms provide a convenient and versatile data source for such characterization but is often limited in both quantity and quality. Rapid and automated 3D reconstruction of satellite m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Turn-Key Small Satellite Thruster with On-Demand Pressurization and Non-Toxic Propellant

    SBC: Benchmark Space Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF183005

    As the new space revolution develops, the number of small satellites is expected to grow to thousands launched each year. Following the current commercial satellite demonstration period, production spacecraft and constellations will depend on innovative micro-scaled propulsion technology to meet mission capability and endurance requirements. Most satellite integrators and end-users have not yet id ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Open Call for Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions with a Clear Air Force Stakeholder Need

    SBC: Startup Community, Inc            Topic: AF191005

    With over 40+ years of community and entrepreneurial ecosystem building experience across our team, we have the knowledge, network, and frameworks to efficiently research and develop the best approach for the Air Force/AFWERX to expand its entrepreneurial ecosystem and engagement. The ultimate benefit is to keep the USAF and AFWERX competitive through innovation.

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Micro Reactor Synthesis of Energetic Ionic Liquids

    SBC: Digital Solid State Propulsion, Inc            Topic: AF171061

    Current production of AF-M315E relies on foreign sourced materials. It also includes a nitration step to make HEHN from HEH which is currently done in a slow batch process. This program will build a microreactor to continuously produce HEHN, reducing the total time spent on the nitration process from weeks to days. This program will also scale up the electrolytic cell built in the Phase I program ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. A Novel Integrated Low Leakage IPS and Thrust Bearingfor 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 th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Secure Cockpit-to-Ground Wireless Data Transfer

    SBC: Ionotronics Corporation            Topic: AF183013

    Current communication between a Fighter Pilots Helmet and the Cockpit is through a sophisticated cable. The requirements for the Helmet Heads Up Display and Video/Audio feed require Giga bps throughput. In this Phase I effort, a millimeter wave wireless system will be designed that supports end to end Gigabit Ethernet through a wireless link with the potential for 3.4 Gbps throughput. The proposed ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Field trials of MVP mobile target adapted to live fire training

    SBC: Mobile Virtual Player LLC            Topic: AF182005

    The Phase I study successfully demonstrated the viability of the MVP mobile target technology as a multi-purpose training solution for the military.The response of the Special Operations personnel to the testing iterations significantly built our confidence that this technology fills a need for a cost-effective and flexible live-fire training platform.The Phase I testing allowed us to narrow our f ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Turn-Key Small Satellite Thruster with On-Demand Pressurization and Non-Toxic Propellant

    SBC: Benchmark Space Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF183005

    The overall objective of this SBIR project is to adapt Benchmark Space Systems commercially-available chemical propulsion system, the B125, for use in Air Force small satellite missions. During Phase I of the project, Benchmark Space personnel worked with customer/end-users from the AFRL SSP to identify the modifications required to adapt the B125 to meet current and future needs of the broad USAF ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Intelligent Plume Mapping Payload (IPMP)

    SBC: Deep Analytics LLC            Topic: AF18BT009

    With recent programs that enable the airborne launch and recovery of UAVs, there are opportunities to provide aerial threat assessment in difficult to deploy areas. A valuable enhancement to the airborne-deployed UAV system are sensors that detect invisible threats such as chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) weapons. The Intelligent Plume Mapping Payload, proposed by ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Small UAS compatible Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensors

    SBC: Nevada Nanotech Systems Inc.            Topic: AF18BT009

    Proposed herein are novel design methodologies to create sensors for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and/or explosive (CBRNE) detection aboard a Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS), as well as intelligent Bayesian-based plume analysis and source detection algorithms that offer capabilities for the Air Force above and beyond the state of the art.The assembled technical team of experts f ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force

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