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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. Novel Manufacturing of Bimetallic Gun Barrels

    SBC: Ormond, LLC            Topic: A18090

    Gun barrels are subjected to wear and erosion from the hot propellant gases and high loads from the passage of projectiles.Sustained fire duration and rate of fire are largely limited by barrel thermal considerations, since the heat buildup in the barrel can cause rounds to fire prematurely (cook-off) or weaken the barrel and cause catastrophic failure. A cost effective solution of using a wear re ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. Commercial Solutions for Weather Forecasting

    SBC: Cook, Ashton Robinson            Topic: AF182001

    Exploitation of weather and climatological information has historically provided significant (and at times decisive) advantages for Air Force and Department of Defense missions (e.g., WWII, 2003 Iraq, etc.)Current and short-term (0-7 day) and climatological (long-term average) weather information near the geographic locations of missions have often been the basis for these operations.However, a cr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Open Call for Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions

    SBC: Janicki Bioenergy, LLC            Topic: AF182005

    The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of producing a decentralized, scalable, rapidly deployable system to treat wastewater streams with high total suspended solids (TSS) content to:1. Recover a clean, pathogen-free water output that meets potable drinking water standards2. Recover a dried, pathogen-free solid material, and3. Optionally recover a concentrated solution of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Open Call for Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions

    SBC: Maxset Worldwide Inc.            Topic: AF182005

    Automated and Efficient Extract Transformation and Labeling of Textual Data in a practical, rigid and structured way.200 million characters per hour deterministic formal machine translation of raw and ambiguous documents.Common input file types include; pdf, doc, ppt, txt, csv, xls, html, etc.Structuring is 100% accurate (hash value provable)Structuring and labeling is immutably retained (JSON & C ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Feasibility Test of Rotating Detonation Rocket Engine Using Storable Hypergolic Bipropellants

    SBC: GHKN Engineering, LLC            Topic: AF182063

    Rotating Detonation Rocket Engines (RDRE) support continuous detonation (constant volume) combustion in an annulus rather than in the deflagration combustion chambers of conventional rockets. Supersonic detonation waves travel circumferentially in the detonation zone of the annulus at some fraction of the theoretical maximum Chapman-Jouguet velocity. RDREs are mechanically simple devices, virtuall ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Dactylus

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: AF182080

    Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) proposes to develop Dactylus, a spacecraft fixture and accompanying soft capture end-effector for TUIs KRAKEN robotic arm for on-orbit servicing (OOS) of small spacecraft. Dactylus will enable capture and berthing in future space systems by providing a standard unobtrusive (compact, low-profile, 1U footprint) fixture to be included on spacecraft in the 10-50kg range. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. KRAKEN-X Lightweight Space-Qualified Robotic Arm

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: AF182082

    Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) proposes to develop KRAKEN-X, a compact 7 degree of freedom (DOF) modularly configurable robotic manipulator as a payload for on-orbit servicing (OOS) missions. KRAKEN-X will be a space-qualified version of TUIs KRAKEN robotic manipulator, which is based on compact 2DOF series elastic actuator (SEA) modules and is currently being matured for use inside the Internation ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Remote Monitoring of Sensors during Composite Curing

    SBC: ADVANCED PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF182091

    ThermoPulse is a wireless temperature sensing system that has been demonstrated to accurately and reliably read internal cure/bond temperatures of composites at depths to one-inch through common bagging materials using embedded sensors small enough to not degrade the structural performance of the composite.This project proposes meet the Air Force need for increased reading distance by modifying th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Low Cost, Agile Methods for Tooling for Manufacturing Composite Parts

    SBC: GLOBE MACHINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY            Topic: AF182099

    Due to the increasingly negative impact on DoD budgets and the critical need for future air platforms, the USAF has issued a mandate to significantly reduce the development and escalatingprocurement costs of Carbon Fiber Composites intensive air platforms.Traditional aerospace autoclave manufacturing processes, utilized to produce carbon fiber composite parts are limited to very slow cycle efficie ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Coupled Infusion-Cure Modeling Simulation for Low-Cost Composite Parts for Process Defects and Geometric Conformity

    SBC: Convergent Manufacturing Technologies US Inc.            Topic: AF182100

    With the increasing use of infusion methods for composite manufacturing, the need to improve part geometric and defect quality while reducing cycle times, cost, and risk is paramount. The use of simulation tools has become a key component in reducing the need for inefficient trial and error experimentation. Historically, flow simulations have been decoupled from cure and residual stress/deformatio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force

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