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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. 3D Tomographic Reconstruction of Flow Fields for Spatio-Temporal Resolved Measurements in Augmentors

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: AF083102

    We propose an innovative sensor technology that combines a high-bandwidth Time-Division Multiplexing laser system along with a 3D tomographic reconstruction model to provide spatially and temporally resolved 3D temperature and H2O concentration image of the flow field at data rate of 50 kHz.  The primary objective of this Phase-I research effort is to perform the feasibility study of 3D tomograph ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Active-Distributed Boundary Layer Management Using Flow Sensory Actuators

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: AF08T007

    The goal of achieving efficient flow control becomes even more challenging for MAVs as a result of the significant weight and size limitations. These preclude the use of complex hardware and control schemes which may be usable in conventional aircraft. In this research program, we propose an ambitious but realistic approach for developing and implementing, self-adapting, integrated sensor-actuato ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Femtosecond Temporal Pulse Shaping and Spectroscopy for Drilling and Inspecting Straight and Shaped Cooling Holes

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: AF083101

    Laser micromachining is being widely used in every industry, including aerospace, automobile, microelectronics and bio-technology. The recent advent of commercial turn-key, high power femtosecond lasers has prompted a great amount of interest in using femtosecond lasers for machining. It has been demonstrated that the femtosecond laser has potential for achieving high precision owing to its extrem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Genetic Optimization and Programming for Analog/RF Modeling and Synthesis

    SBC: Orora Design Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    We propose to develop a CAD tool for the automated synthesis of analog/RF device models and analog/RF circuits. In the Phase I of the project, we will focus on parameter optimization. To achieve the desirable optimization performance using a reasonable amount of CPU time, the proposed tool will combine the genetic algorithm with local search techniques. VHDL-AMS language will be exploited as a ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. High Efficiency Amorphous Solar Cells on Polyimide Web

    SBC: PowerFilm, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    "Thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules fabricated on polymer substrates have a number of very attractive features for space use. Flexible a-Si modules: 1) have shown minimum degradation due to radiation; 2) can have low fabrication costs; 3) havedemonstrated very high power to weight ratios; 4) have high tolerance to vibration and shock; 5) can be monolithically integrated to give very flexible des ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. High-Bandwidth Noninvasive Sensor Systems For Measuring Enthalpy and Mass Flux in Detonation-Powered Devices

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: AF083124

    The objective of the proposed Phase-I research effort is to perform velocity, temperature, pressure, and H2O concentration measurements at the end of a detonation tube and the exhaust of a detonation-powered turbine at a rate of 50 kHz.  These measurements will help quantify the efficiencies of detonation-powered devices.  High-speed measurements of temperature, H2O mole fraction, pressure, and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. High-Efficiency Amorphous Solar Cells on Polyimide Web

    SBC: PowerFilm, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Thin film photovoltaic modules fabricated on polymer substrates have a number of very attractive features for space use. Flexible a-Si modules: 1) have shown minimum degradation due to radiation; 2) can have low fabrication costs; 3) have demonstratedvery high power to weight ratios; 4) have high tolerance to vibration and shock; 5) can be monolithically integrated to give very flexible design op ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Integrated Electric Actuator Application to Flight Control Technology

    SBC: Etrema Products, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    For current aircraft, hydraulic power is the preferred method of gaining mechanical advantage. Due to its distributed nature and system redundancy requirements, the power comes with the penalty of high weight, cost, and maintenance. ETREMA proposes to develop a magnetostrictive TERFENOL-D driven pump element and active flow control valves to power an electrohydraulic actuator packaged as a self- ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Investigation of Combustion Instability in Augmentors Using High-Speed PIV and PLIF

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: AF071173

    The objective of the proposed Phase-I research effort is to assess the feasibility of performing high-speed (1-5 kHz) particle-image velocimetry (PIV) and planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) for understanding combustion stability and related phenomena in gas-turbine augmentors. Initial demonstration measurements will be performed in cold and heated air flows using PIV and acetone/biacetyl PL ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Investigation of Combustion Instability in Augmentors Using High-Speed PIV and PLIF

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: AF071173

    The objective of this Phase-II effort is to build and deliver a high-speed laser system for performing particle-image velocimetry (PIV) and planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) of OH at rates of 5 to 10 kHz in augmentor test facilities. This state-of-the-art laser system will allow velocity and 2-D flame radical measurements for understanding the complex spatio-temporal development of instab ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force

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