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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. Supercontinuum Laser Systems and the Simulation of the High Radiance Solar Lunar Spectrum for Space Sensor Testing

    SBC: OPTICAL SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: AF093218

    ABSTRACT: This document presents Optical Sciences Corporation's Phase II SBIR proposal for the development, fabrication, and demonstration of an infrared solar-lunar spectral simulator (SOLUSS) system using supercontinuum lasers as sources for space sensor exclusion testing. The all-optical fiber supercontinuum laser system will be capable of efficiently generating the high solar lunar radi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Autonomous Distributed Plant Monitoring Network

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: AF093217

    ABSTRACT: Regardless of age or service history, machine equipment at AEDC must be reliable and ready for operation when required by test and evaluation schedules. Condition based maintenance of rotating machinery using embedded instrumentation has proven to be an effective approach for increasing the reliability of plant equipment. It is anticipated that broader monitoring capabilities would resu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Heterogeneously Structured Conductive Resin Matrix/Graphite Fiber Composites for High Thermally Conductive Structural Applications

    SBC: KAI, LLC            Topic: AF10BT01

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this project is to design and fabricate tailored thermal interface and continuous paths among nanoscale conductive fillers and filler/graphite fiber to promote effective phonon transport along through-thickness direction. The goal is to realize at least 100 fold increase of Kz from 0.2 to 20+ W/mK in graphite fiber composites. Meanwhile, we will study to construct chemi ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Highly-Scalable Computational Algorithms for Solving Aerostructural FSI Problems on Emerging Parallel Machine Architectures

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF10BT13

    ABSTRACT: Traditional multidisciplinary solvers function by solving the individual governing equations on computer clusters. In the case of aero-elastic Fluid-Structures Interaction (FSI) simulations, individual solvers have disparate requirements for optimal performance. CFD codes use iterative schemes and distributed memory, while CSD codes, use direct linear-solvers and utilize shared memory t ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Highly-Scalable Computational-Based Engineering Algorithms for Emerging Parallel Machine Architectures

    SBC: SCIENTIFIC SIMULATIONS            Topic: AF10BT13

    ABSTRACT: In order to significantly advance the fidelity and capability of current computational engineering tools, algorithms, techniques, and software which map effectively to emerging massively parallel hardware architectures must be developed. The objective of this project is to investigate and demonstrate specific techniques for enhancing the scalability of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Selective Oxidation of Heterocyclic Amines

    SBC: Omm Scientific, Inc            Topic: AF10BT25

    ABSTRACT: New energetic materials are needed for use in explosives and propellants that have a very powerful energy release yet are insensitive to handling. Safer materials that also allow development of lighter weight, longer range missiles and higher performance explosives are needed. One class of such compounds is materials based on furazan heterocycles. While some furazans are too energeti ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Selective Oxidation of Heterocyclic Amines

    SBC: Infoscitex Corporation            Topic: AF10BT25

    ABSTRACT: The ability to oxidize organic functional groups in a selective manner is of major importance in preparing compounds of interest to the Air Force and DoD. This is particularly critical in the preparation of high energy density compounds and fuels. Heterocyclic ring systems that contain both nitro and amino groups have been found to be an important class of compounds that are useful in ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Directionally-Tailored Infrared Emission and/or Transmission

    SBC: SensorMetrix            Topic: AF10BT30

    ABSTRACT: It is proposed to develop an innovative structured class of devices with directive emission and transmission that utilize metamaterial concepts. The proposed structures will be thin films with electromagnetic responses that can be systematically manipulated in the infrared region to enable directionally tailored emissivity and transmissivity. The team has demonstrated nearly perfect abs ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Embedded real time diagnostics and health management for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Payloads

    SBC: MANAGEMENT SCIENCES INC            Topic: AF112001

    ABSTRACT: MSI has developed and is delivering systems for condition based monitoring (CBM) and prognostic health management (PHM) of tactical vehicles, aircraft and their payloads. The system includes workstation tools for remote assessment and a Smart Connector with an electronics processor and a data acquisition module mounted inside the backshell of avionic connectors. The ground based softwa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Diagnostics and Health Management for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Payloads

    SBC: QorTek, Inc.            Topic: AF112001

    ABSTRACT: In recent years significant effort in the development of sophisticated algorithms to complete prognostics (remaining useful life) RUL of electronic and mechanical systems has been completed. Life prediction of on-board sensor suites of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) remains behind the development curve of current work in health monitoring. QorTek, in collaboration with Northrop Grumm ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force

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