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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 June, 2020.

  1. Transparent YAG Ceramics for IR Windows Produced from High Purity YAG Nanopowders

    SBC: NANOCEROX, INC..            Topic: AF071118

    Nanocerox proposes to use our custom formulated, high purity yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) nanopowder for the production of YAG windows 6” by 12” by 10 mm thick with theoretical transmission from visible to 5µm wavelengths to demonstrate their utility in IR transparent material applications. YAG is a high strength ceramic which, with proper processing, can achieve our phase II optical goals ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. In-Process Cure Monitoring of Specialty Material Coatings

    SBC: TeraMetrix, LLC            Topic: AF071117

    We propose to develop and test a prototype TD-THz system and method for the non-contact, rapid, in-process cure monitoring of specialty material coatings. The instrumentation will determine the thickness and cure state both “dry” and “wet” coatings and predict final thickness from “wet” measurements. The system will consist of a rack mounted TD-THz control unit which is connected t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. V- Band Radio Frequency (RF) Filters

    SBC: A. BROWN DESIGN            Topic: AF071222

    This proposal details the feasibility, design, implementation, risk mitigation, and plan for construction of prototype millimeter-wave, electronically tunable filters. Such a technology can achieve near fixed frequency filter performance while tuning over a respectable bandwidth enabling applications to take advantage of reduced size, weight, and potentially additional bandwidth.

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Bismuth Hall Thruster Plume Impact Study

    SBC: Aerophysics, Inc.            Topic: AF081062

    Because of its condensable nature Bi may cause unacceptable spacecraft contamination when used as a Hall thruster propellant. Experiments are proposed to determine the potential for bismuth deposition on spacecraft surfaces. The proposing team’s extensive experience with bismuth technology has uncovered surprising bismuth/surface interaction kinetics that will greatly complicate deposition mea ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Semi-autonomous Local Space Imaging System

    SBC: Aerophysics, Inc.            Topic: AF071293

    The Local Space Imaging System (LSIS) proposed here will be capable of continuous, autonomous situational awareness of the local space about a high-value host spacecraft with minimal impact to the host. The LSIS can independently determine instrument inertial attitude and bring a high-resolution imager to bear on a hemispherical field-of-regard. Innovative image processing algorithms will be use ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force

    SBC: Airtech Precision Shot            Topic: N/A


    SBIR Phase I 1983 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Develop High-Temperature, Low-Humidity Aromatic Hydrocarbon-based H2/O2 Membranes for Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells

    SBC: AKRON POLYMER SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF071130

    In order to achieve high performance at acceptable cost, PEM fuel cells are required to work at elevated temperature and low relative humidity (near 0 RH) for extended periods of time. However, to date, no commercial PEMs or publicly reported PEMs can meet these requirements. The objectives of this work are: (1) to develop PEMs that have high proton conductivities (50-100 mS/cm) and low area-spec ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Environmentally Friendly Cleaning for Titanium Welds and Brazing


    The first critical step in welding or brazing is cleaning to remove surface contamination. The Air Force has a need for an environmentally cleaning method that has no waste stream, minimal requirements of personal safety protection, and does not impact component integrity. The Arc Scrubber is an emerging non-chemical cleaning technology that utilizes and electrical arc to remove surface contamin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Unresolved Resident Space Object Characterization Using Time-Frequency Analysis

    SBC: Applied Optimization, Inc            Topic: AF071283

    Applied Optimization, Inc. [AO] proposes to demonstrate full feature characterization of unresolved RSOs by performing spectral unmixing and time-frequency analysis of its time and spectrally resolved signature in the visible or infrared spectrum. The characterization will be performed step-by-step by following a taxonomy of feature extraction. Materials identification will be performed via spectr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Silicon-Modified Nanofibers for Advanced Lithium Ion Anodes

    SBC: Applied Sciences            Topic: OSD08EP2

    Advanced rechargeable battery technology providing higher energy densities and higher specific energies is being sought by the OSD to extend the range and capability of small electronic systems. In this proposal, an anode material is proposed based on carbon nanofiber alloyed with silicon. While many researchers have tested carbon-silicon alloys created through various schemes, these materials s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
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