Award Data

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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. Ultra-Scalable Nonvolatile Graphene Memory

    SBC: Harper Laboratories            Topic: AF131082

    ABSTRACT: The physical scalability of Si based nonvolatile memory is problematic for the terascale integration of space memory. In particular and with regards to Flash, this problem is two-fold as device designs breakdown and photolithographic patterning approaches its limits to minimum feature size. Whereas phase-change and ferroelectric polymer devices have shown promise to scale beyond Flash ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Radiation Hardened Graphene based Nonvolatile Memory for Space Applications

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: AF131082

    ABSTRACT: This Air Force Phase I SBIR program would develop and demonstrate radiation hardened graphene based nonvolatile memory(NVM) for space applications. Specifically, we would combine advances in resistive memory materials, including graphene and graphene oxides, with the careful manipulation of metal ion, oxygen vacancy or other charge transport in graphene based materials, to realize the r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Quantum and Nanostructure Enhanced Epitaxial Lift-Off Solar Cells

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: AF13AT13

    ABSTRACT: MicroLink and its collaborators, Rochester Institute of Technology and Magnolia Solar, will develop a high-efficiency, single-junction, epitaxial lift-off (ELO) GaAs solar cell by incorporating nano-scale features, such as quantum dots and optically functional textures, within the solar cell structure. The principal technical objective of the project is to increase the AM0 efficiency o ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Cryogenic Optical Refrigeration for Space Applications

    SBC: ThermoDynamic Films LLC            Topic: AF131083

    ABSTRACT: Optical refrigeration is currently the only demonstrated all-solid-state cryocooling technology. Optical cryocoolers use laser light to cool small crystal or glass cooling elements. The cooling element absorbs the laser light and reradiates it at higher energy, an example of anti-Stokes fluorescence. The extra energy of the outgoing light comes from the thermal energy of the cooling ele ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Angle of Incidence (AOI) Measurement Capability

    SBC: Photon-x, Inc.            Topic: AF131177

    ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force seeks to advance the state-of-the-art in angle-of-incidence (AOI) sensing. A key motivation is that the lethality of certain weapon systems used against certain targets is often strongly influenced by AOI at a favorable aim point. Weapon systems that can most benefit from AOI sensing include directed energy weapons and precision guided munitions. The proposed work is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Nonequilibrium Plasma-Assisted Combustion-Efficiency Control in Vitiated Air

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: AF13AT04

    ABSTRACT: CU Aerospace (CUA) and team partner the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) propose to perform research, development and demonstration of experimental quenching free measurements of heat-release in a realistic highly turbulent plasma-assisted flame. Kinetics models will be correspondingly updated and detailed 3D multiphysics simulations will be validated by the measuremen ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Corrosion Identification, Removal and Cleaning of Galvanic Couples in Difficult to Access Areas


    Laser & Plasma Technologies (LPT) is proposing an optical fiber coupled corrosion treatment system, in which a unique thermographic imaging technique is used for early detection of corrosion. Combined with fiber laser removal and repair technologies, the system provides the capabilities of corrosion detection, removal, cleaning, and repair in difficult to access areas without damaging the underly ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Blast Booth Noise Reduction- An OSHA Compliance Issue

    SBC: Figure Engineering, LLC            Topic: AF131199

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this proposal is improve the safety of employees working in or around compressed air delivery blast cleaning rooms (BCR) and blast cabinets (BC) by decreasing the levels of noise exposure to below the OSHA 8-hour Time-Weighted Average (TWA) while maintaining or decreasing ergonomic stress burdened by the operators and maintaining or increasing productivity. This resear ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Smart Aircraft Conceptual Design in Multidisplinary Design Optimization

    SBC: AVID LLC            Topic: AF141083

    AVID will develop software to perform interactive conceptual design integration to enable improved estimates of performance, including weight and balance associated with early definition of subsystems layout and integration. The software will leverage AVID"s expertise in geometric modeling for conceptual design, along with the integration with multidisciplinary analyses. Three-dimensional visual ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. A General Solver Framework for Radiative Heat Transfer Models in Combustion Systems

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF141084

    Modern combustion systems such as liquid rocket engines and gas turbines are characterized by high operating pressures and temperatures due to increased power-density. Thermal radiation has significant impact on both heat fluxes at the wall and on physical phenomena controlling the combustion process at these conditions. Coupling between radiation, turbulence and chemistry can have a large effect ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
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