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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

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  1. Determination of Significant Failure Size for Finite Element Analysis (FEA)


    High strength safety critical parts may show localized high stress areas that exceed the yield or ultimate strength when evaluated with finite element analysis (FEA) methods. The feasibility of developing FEA methods to accurately predict part failures with localized stress concentrations will be demonstrated. Linear elastic, nonlinear plastic, implicit and explicit FEA methods will be developed a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Determination of Significant Failure Size for Finite Element Analysis (FEA)


    The result of the project will be an evidence-based technical specification and guidelines for evaluating the strain distribution in a Finite Element simulation to predict real-world failure in landing gear components. This will be accomplished through a coordinated series of material characterization tests, component level tests, and Finite Element sensitivity studies using highly-validated model ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Low Distortion Repair of Thin Superalloy Components

    SBC: VRC Metal Systems, LLC            Topic: AF191100

    Thin walled nickel alloys in exhaust sections of USAF propulsion systems are prone to cracking. Traditional repairs result in distortion and require post heat treatment. Needed is a method of repair that eliminates distortion and is mechanically, microstructurally, and chemically stable in engine exhaust environments. VRC Metal Systems (VRC) and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDS ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Low Cost Additive Manufacturing for Cast Tooling

    SBC: Technical Directions Inc            Topic: AF191099

    Support low-cost turbine engine manufacturing for 100 lbf thrust class engine. Utilize additive manufacturing in combination with traditional manufacturing to significantly reduce the cost of permanent tooling for investment wax patterns.

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. AgilePod® Capability Enhancements: LiDAR

    SBC: Advanced Scientific Concepts, LLC            Topic: AF191102

    ASCs next generation LiDAR has incorporated lessons learned and incorporates agile manufacturing. The modular design concept divides the camera into three modules that can be interchanged to accommodate a variety of missions. The adaptability of the modular concept benefits lower cost, improve reliability, and decrease schedule and risk. The ASC modular LiDAR design allows for an interchangeable o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Micro-STT Ground-to-Air Radar

    SBC: Agile RF Systems LLC            Topic: AF191051

    Agile RF Systems in partnership with the University of Oklahoma (OU) propose to develop and test an impulse radar (IR) based on a new, low cost, commercially available chipset. This chipset was originally developed and is used in medical radar devices. The radar incorporates an Ultra-Wideband (UWB) array antenna with correlation-sampling electronic scanning in the time-domain, to achieve a scalabl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Sea-Skimming Missile Tracking

    SBC: DEFENSE RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: AF191052

    The Air Force requires a system to provide over the horizon tracking to support development and test of Sea Skimming Missiles (SSM). Under this SBIR Phase I effort, Defense Research Associates, Inc.(DRA) will document system requirements, identify and assess sensor technologies capable of performing the missile tracking task, develop a system design to meet the requirements using the most promisin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Enhanced UHSS Casing for Penetrating Munitions

    SBC: Shear Form Inc            Topic: AF191082

    In Phase I, Shear Form, Inc will apply a severe plastic deformation (SPD) processing technology to ultra-high strength steels (UHSS), specifically 4340M and AF 9628, to enable penetration improvement for munitions casings. Equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE), a fully scalable SPD method, will be used to process the steels under ausforming conditions. This will facilitate microstructural enginee ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Innovative Methods for Thermoplastic Composites on ATL/AFP

    SBC: FIBER DYNAMICS, INC            Topic: AF191093

    Thermoplastic composites materials have shown potential to surpass the properties of aerospace thermoset composites for many years. However, the rigid material form, high processing temperatures and high cost have rendered them impractical for most warfighter applications. Recent advances in lower-cost automation, improved material processability / cost and precision heating systems have demonstra ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Cybersecurity for Standalone Airgap Systems

    SBC: Siege Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF191049

    WriteWarden provides full-time, in-situ data device protection, allowing selected permitted and verified writes to occur to the device, while reliably performing hardware-enforced, full write-protection at all other times. In all instances of unverified writes, WriteWarden is designed to fail safe, prohibiting all modification to the data storage media though not only software assurances, but also ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
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