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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. 3-Dimensional Deployable Articulated Boom System

    SBC: STARSYS, INC.            Topic: AF06259

    Future DoD spacecraft will require larger and more thermally stable deployable structures than ever before to support these instruments. The structures must be stiff and lightweight and affordable. The deployable structure must be reliable and capable of being fully ground-tested prior to flight to ensure that it will perform as required. In the 3-D Deployable Articulated Boom System (3DABS), Sta ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. 3D Measurement for Aircraft Maintenance and Part Remanufacture

    SBC: Photon-x, Inc.            Topic: AF05267

    Those responsible for maintaining the operational status of the aircraft of the United States Air Force face many increasingly difficult challenges in completing their mission. With an ever aging, and yet, ever more valuable inventory of older aircraft, the maintenance depots assigned their upkeep and readiness continually work to maximize flight time and minimize costs. As a result, many are lo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. A Compact Deployable Micro Immersive Display Component

    SBC: XIMAX Technologies Corporation Ltd            Topic: AF073111

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is to develop a compact deployable micro immersive display component for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) based simulation, training, exercises or mission rehearsal applications. The proposed display component is an eye protection goggle type wearable high resolution stereo display. With head tracking and registration, it enabl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. A Comprehensive Modeling Tool for Cold Hearth Melting Processes

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF05130

    CFDRC proposes to develop a comprehensive, high fidelity commercial quality simulation tool for modeling the Cold Hearth Melting (CHM) processing of Titanium alloys. The code will accurately predict the transient temperature distribution, flow patterns, skull shape, species evaporation, and particle fates in the hearth region for a given set of dynamic operating conditions. The foundation for this ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. A Computational Framework for Multiscale Simulations of Weakly Ionized Plasmas

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF07T022

    The goal of the proposed research is to develop a unified computational framework integrating adequate physical models for simulating complex non-equilibrium plasmas. Plasma dynamics is characterized by disparate spatial and temporal scales each described by appropriate physical models. The project aims to classify possible scenarios and develop general recipes for clustering phase space to dynami ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. A Coupled Transport and Fate Model for Health and Environmental Effects

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF05316

    A coupled transport, fate and human effects model is proposed that may be used to better understand and minimize the occupational exposure encountered during the maintenance of aircraft and other associated weapons systems while improving their operational efficiency. In Phase I a Computational Fluid Dynamics-based, micro-scale transport and dispersion model will be integrated with lung deposition ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. A Low Cost Production Process for Large High Temperature Polymer Matrix Composites

    SBC: ELTRON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, INCORPORATED            Topic: AF07T013

    The prime objective of this Phase I project is the development of a cost-effective and reliable production method for fabrication of large carbon fiber reinforced polyimide composites. Eltron Research & Development Inc. (Eltron) and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) will work together to successfully achieve this objective. Eltron has already developed a vacuum assisted resin transfer m ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. A New Method for Automation and Optimization of the Curve Fit Kinetics Generating Process

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF05194

    Hydrocarbon combustion chemical kinetics are extremely complex, with detailed reaction mechanisms typically consist of thousands of reaction steps and hundreds of species. However, most reacting flow CFD simulations can only afford reduced global mechanisms with standard Arrhenius rates. Unfortunately, global mechanisms are typically only valid over limited operating ranges and cannot account fo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Accurate and Efficient Computation of Electromagnetic Fields and Waves over Unbounded Regions in 3D

    SBC: COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCES LLC            Topic: AF081001

    The proposed project will rectify the current bottleneck in the simulation of 3D magnetic fields around high-current pulsed power devices. In the existing software, fields in the air are approximated by an artificial magnetic diffusion equation, which is both computationally expensive and nonphysical. The proposed solution avoids any nonphysical quantities and relies on exact conditions for the qu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Accurately Validated High-Speed Wear Prediction Code

    SBC: SYNCRONESS, INCORPORATED            Topic: AF05289

    Successful rocket sled testing stretches the limits of known science in many areas including aerodynamics, thermal heating, impact dynamics and material structural integrity to name a few. As sled speeds and payload weights have increased over recent years, the margin of tolerable error in engineering judgment has been shrinking. Computational tools for predicting aerodynamics and structural res ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force

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