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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. 3-D Digital Image Correlation Based Non-Destructive Testing System for Qualification of Additive Manufacturing Parts

    SBC: X-Wave Innovations, Inc.            Topic: NA

    NIST's seeks a high resolution DIC technology for qualification of complex AM parts. To meet this critical need, X-wave Innovations Inc. proposes to develop a 3-Dimentional Digital Image Correlation (3-D DIC) based NDT system. The proposed effort builds upon the success of XII in developing a variety of NDT technologies (including DIC system) for advanced materials evaluation. The success of the p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. HQ-55 VTOL UAS for Ship Based Operation

    SBC: L3 Latitude, LLC            Topic: 832

    The Hybrid Quadrotor concept, developed by Latitude Engineering, combines the high power density of electric motors and propellers with the high energy density of a piston engine and liquid fuel. Together, each technology enables maximum performance in HQ's two regimes of flight: the electric system is responsible for lift while hovering (high power, short endurance), and the gas engine gives long ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Alternative Methods for Creating a Sodium Guidestar

    SBC: Hart Scientific Consulting International LLC            Topic: AF17AT005

    The objective of the proposed research is to demonstrate high-power, scalable, and stable laser sources at specific wavelengths with narrow linewidth matched to the single velocity class of mesospheric atomic sodium for guide star application. The operation at tailored wavelengths, 1141 nm and 1178 nm (for 589 nm via frequency doubling) is addressed by the use of bandgap-engineered optically pumpe ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Alternative Methods for Creating a Sodium Guidestar

    SBC: TPhotonics Inc.            Topic: AF17AT005

    The purpose of this proposed research is to develop and commercialize a novel two color sodium guidestar laser operating simultaneously at 589 nm and 1141 nm. Our patented T-cavity design combined with VECSEL technology will be the basis for the guidestar development. The polychromatic laser guidestar (PLGS) system being proposed currently does not exist and would allow for the correction of atmos ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Three-sided Pyramid Wavefront Sensor for High Sensitivity Wavefront Control

    SBC: Hart Scientific Consulting International LLC            Topic: AF17AT006

    Fully develop the analytic theory of wavefront reconstruction from measurements made with a three-sided pyramid wavefront sensor (PWFS3), including the effects of variable modulation, photon and camera noise sources, and object angular extent. Carry out performance predictions of the PWFS3 through numerical modeling. Compare the sensitivity of the PWFS3 to a conventional Shack-Hartmann sensor and ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Bayesian Inference of Spacecraft Geometry and Pose

    SBC: Vision Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF17AT007

    Space platforms are complex dynamical systems and there are many reasons to model them from ground telescope imagery as well as from space-based sensor platforms. One key motivation is to determine the operational state and configuration of the vehicle. Key questions such as did the solar panels fail to deploy, did the object begin to tumble unexpectedly may be addressed by a sufficiently detaile ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Practical Application of Molecular-Scale Modeling to Problems at the Grain Scale and Larger

    SBC: GLOBAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: AF17AT023

    The mechanical testing of energetic materials makes experimentation highly expensive and hazardous. Therefore, an accurate and practical modeling approach is necessary to predict their mechanical properties. Numerous atomistic to continuum models exist to predict the properties of energetic materials. However, these methods are not coupled with each other in a systematic and practical way; thus, ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Investigating Satellites Cataloged as Debris (ISCAD)

    SBC: GEOST, Inc.            Topic: AF16AT04

    GEOST has teamed with the University of Arizona to create a one-person mobile telescope, mount, and camera able to track nearly all cataloged space debris.In Phase II of the ISCAD effort also called RoboScope, GEOST and the University of Arizona will implement the Phase I design in functional hardware and software, and then demonstrate the mobile observatory at the customer site.GEOST brings the O ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. High-Efficiency Radiation-Hard Solar Array Interface to Spacecraft Power System

    SBC: Alphacore, Inc.            Topic: AF162007

    Alphacore proposes to design and implement the desired Analog to Information Processor (AIP) converter capable of directly converting RF (radio frequency) signals to information. Analog to feature/direct-information converters has been widely researched across various methods of implementation (including use of optics, magnetic field storage and so on). The hardware implementation of such systems ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Air to Ground Target System for Engineering Based Airborne Electro-Optics Imaging System Performance

    SBC: Technology Service Corporation            Topic: AF171012

    The Air Force has a requirement to measure the sensitivity and spatial resolution of airborne electro-optical and infrared imaging (EO/IR) sensors. A ground-based target system is needed to provide the source to test these sensors, since the current syst

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force

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