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  1. Improved Bearing Compartment Sealing for Gas Turbine Engines

    SBC: ADVANCED COMPONENTS & MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: AF071172

    Carbon seals generlly used for bearing compartments will incrasingly become unsuitable for future gas turbine engines with higher buffer air temperatures, higher pressur and rotor surface speeds.Phase I effort will focus on a synergistic approach including advanced materials and design.Three materials including a (Ti,Mo)(C,N) cermet, B-C composite and a current high temperature grade carbon MAT-12 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Enhanced, All-Weather Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) Sense and Avoid (SAA)

    SBC: FLIGHT SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF071257

    This SBIR Phase I proposal requests $99739 for Flight Safety Technologies, Inc. to investigate the feasibility and all-weather capability of a novel radar concept as an active, non-cooperative SAA sensor for UAVs. The concept radar, which we call Unicorn, is a narrow-band pulsed radar operating around a center frequency of 5.145 GHz in the aviation C-band, which has been approved for this develop ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. X-Band Multi-Channel Digital Beamforming Transmit Array Employing both Waveform Agility and Spatial Diversity

    SBC: APPLIED RADAR, INC.            Topic: N/A

    "A multi-channel transmit array is to be developed for high-speed digital communications and radar applications. Digital beamforming (DBF) will be combined with direct digital synthesis (DDS) waveform generation to achieve a system capable of using bothwaveform diversity and spatial diversity. Multiple simultaneous transmit beams will be generated that may be configured and scanned digitally. Usin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Drilling 170 Micron Diameter Holes


    "The U.S. Air Force must develop the ability to rapidly drill many millions of 170 micron diameter holes through metal plates, to form injector heads as part of its ABL program. The holes must be high quality, non-invasive to the surrounding metal, and theprocess must be less labor and time intensive than present methods. As discussed in this proposal the physics of material removal with pulsed ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force

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