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  1. Aeroacoustic Analysis

    SBC: Cmsoft, Inc.            Topic: AF083267

    ABSTRACT:The reduction of aerodynamic/hydrodynamic noise caused by violent turbulence is of strategic importance to many military systems. These include modern fighter jets, unmanned weapons with sensitive electronics, and surface and underwater vessels. For all these systems, aerodynamic or hydrodynamic noise can produce unacceptable levels of operational loads or acoustic vibrations, or be detri ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Integrated Fast-light Micro-inertial Sensors for GPS Denied Navigation

    SBC: SA Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF131065

    ABSTRACT: The ability to maintain precision navigation without periodic position updates from external sensors such as GPS is challenging. One particularly challenging scenario is navigation for transonic through hypersonic weapon systems and UAVs. The flight dynamics and operational environment of medium / high altitude platforms limit the availability and precision of traditional non-GPS positi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Integrated Micro-Inertial Sensors For GPS Denied Navigation Using Fast-Light Enhanced Ring Laser Gyroscopes and Accelerometers

    SBC: Digital Optics Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF131065

    ABSTRACT: For navigation of space platforms under GPS denied conditions, there is a need for micro-inertial sensors, with better accuracy and smaller volume and weight than the state of the art. We at Digital Optics Technologies (DOT) have been developing a superluminal ring laser gyroscope (SRLG) that can improve the accuracy of rotation sensing by nearly six orders of magnitude. Alternativel ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. A Novel High-Conductance Thermal Interface for Aerospace Electronics

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF131077

    ABSTRACT: Current separable thermal mechanical interfaces (STMIs) found in advanced digital processing electronics are unable to efficiently remove dissipated heat from the active electronics, limiting electrical performance far below their capability. The standard approach produces high thermal resistance (~1.0°C-in./W) with local variations in excess of +/-25%, severely limiting allowable ele ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Thermal Enhancements for Separable Thermal Mechanical Interfaces

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF131077

    ABSTRACT: The purpose of the proposed SBIR program is to develop a thermally enhanced, separable thermal mechanical interface (STMI) that aims to significantly enhance heat transfer by providing a direct thermal path from the high power density components to the heat sink. In the current commercial off-the-shelf STMI multiple interfaces significantly increase the thermal resistance resulting in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Realistic Autonomous Mission Manager Modeler (RAMMM)

    SBC: A-TECH CORPORATION            Topic: AF131092

    ABSTRACT: The Air Force is seeking methods to enhance satellite responsiveness by developing autonomous flight software that supports on-board event detection, planning, and task execution. Key to autonomous flight software is a realistic simulation environment with realistic satellite models. ATA proposes a systems-driven methodology for producing high fidelity, realistic satellite models, a R ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Easy-to-Employ Satellite and Space System Robustness

    SBC: PnP Innovations, Inc            Topic: AF131092

    ABSTRACT: Investing in innovation that moves toward the widespread use of satellite autonomy has the potential to yield significant benefits to the space situational awareness (SSA) community. Most notably, if satellite platforms have the ability to detect and respond to events without exchanging information over the space-to-ground link (which is subject to latency and availability limits), thei ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Model-Based Architecture for Responsive Spacecraft Autonomy

    SBC: Okean Solutions, Inc            Topic: AF131092

    ABSTRACT: This proposal addresses the need for solutions that enable higher levels of spacecraft autonomy to reliably maintain operational capabilities. Random hardware faults and hostile threats necessitate autonomous systems capable of responding quickly and effectively to these threats and unexpected events. The proposed research will develop an autonomy software architecture that enables evol ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. LL-HAMMER: Long Lived Highly Autonomous Mission Manager for Event Response

    SBC: Smart Information Flow Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF131092

    ABSTRACT: Military missions increasingly rely on satellites for surveillance, communication, and navigation. While performing these mission-critical tasks, satellites must respond quickly to new enemy threats and changing mission objectives. Under prior AFRL SBIR awards, SIFT and TRACLabs have developed the Highly Autonomous Mission Manager for Event Response (HAMMER) to provide on-board auto ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Affordable Multi-Physics Local Environment (AMPLE) Space Situational Awareness

    SBC: BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: AF131095

    ABSTRACT: Barron Associates Inc. proposes development of an Affordable Multi-Physics Local Environment (AMPLE) Space Situational Awareness (SSA) system. The solution integrates multiple sensor phenomenologies, unconventional data sources, cross-platform information sharing, and sensor fusion to realize a low size, weight, and power (SWAP) platform that provides operational SSA for high value asse ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force

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