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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.

  1. High Fidelity Clutter Model for Active Sonar

    SBC: Applied Physical Sciences Corp.            Topic: N08056

    The results of the Phase I effort demonstrated the feasibility of constructing a realistic, high fidelity active sonar clutter model that is not computationally intensive. Our first objective is to create a library of clutter objects based on statistical descriptors extracted from existing sonar databases. Our second objective is to create several surrogate acoustic environments using range depend ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Robust Deployable Acoustic Node (RDAN)

    SBC: Applied Physical Sciences Corp.            Topic: N092099

    Applied Physical Sciences Corp. working with L-3 Communications Maripro will develop a trawl-resistant, Robust Deployable Acoustic Node (RDAN). The RDAN technology will enable the U.S. Navy to install and operate acoustic underwater training ranges in shallow water environment to enhance fleet readiness. The acoustic sensor on the node will be specially designed to provide excellent acoustic fid ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. An Innovative In-Flight Refueling Probe Component that Eliminates Accidental Overload of the Mast Assemble During Air Refueling

    SBC: DESIGN BY ANALYSIS, INC.            Topic: N092111

    gggGiven the U.S. Navy’s goal to eliminate the potential loss of an F-35/Joint Strike Fighter aircraft during in-flight refueling operations it is desirable to modify today’s probe and drogue system that is based on a “weak link” design. Refueling hose-whip is a long standing problem that leads to stress overloading of refueling components, which in turn break off leading to catastrophic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Innovative Analysis Tool for Damage Growth From Loaded Composite Fastener Holes

    SBC: Global Engineering and Materials, Inc.            Topic: N092095

    A software tool for residual strength and life prediction of composite bolted joints will be developed by enhancing and integrating an existing mesh independent delamination and matrix cracking network model in ABAQUS. The tool will be able to model arbitrary location, size of damage, and geometric configuration of a composite structure with fastener holes without user intervention or remeshing. H ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Innovative Approaches for Improving Progressive Damage Modeling and Structural Life Prediction of Airframes

    SBC: Global Engineering and Materials, Inc.            Topic: N091008

    An automatic software tool for 3D fatigue crack growth prognosis of structural systems under realistic complex loading will be developed by integrating a unified growth model with a mesh independent extended finite element toolkit in ABAQUS. The tool will be able to model arbitrary non-planer crack growth over multiple growth regimes with an arbitrary stress ratio without user intervention or reme ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Erosion Resistance Coatings for Composite Propulsor/Fan Blades

    SBC: HONTEK CORP.            Topic: N07097

    Fiber glass reinforced polymers (FRP) are used in building the structural components for ships and aircraft. As a structural part, these materials are very rigid and strong. However, they do not perform well in a cavitating environment, and they can be eroded by sand or rain fairly quickly. These deficiencies are especially serious for the propulsion and lift fans for air-cushion vehicles such as ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Inverse Autofrettage for Titanium Hydraulic Tubing

    SBC: FLIGHTWARE INC            Topic: N092120

    “Inverse Autofrettage” is an adaptation of the century old autofrettage method used to generate residual compressive stresses at the inner surface of thick walled tubes like cannon barrels. It relies upon briefly exposing formed hydraulic tubing (which is thin wall, in this case) to very high hydrostatic pressure in a specific manner that results in large residual hoop compression strain. With ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Development of a Miniature, Vibro-Mechanical Energy Harvester for Powering Wireless Sensors

    SBC: MicroStrain, Inc.            Topic: N07178

    A major barrier to the widespread adoption of wireless sensors for structural health monitoring is the requirement to power the network of wireless nodes. Batteries have a limited lifespan, adding significant size, weight, and costs to the wireless sensor network,and may represent a long term environmental problem. Battery maintenance can be eliminated by harvesting energy from the environment. Fo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Control Surface Buffet Load Measurement

    SBC: MicroStrain, Inc.            Topic: N091013

    Structural monitoring of Navy aircraft is of critical importance as the fleet ages. One critical area includes the control surfaces, which are subject to intense, dynamic buffet loading which can lead to structural cracking. The highly transient nature of buffet loading makes it difficult to measure using conventional sensors. We propose to solve this problem by combining a network of time-synchro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Low Cost Foil Bearing Supported Helium Circulation Fan

    SBC: R&D Dynamics Corporation            Topic: N091054

    A low-cost helium circulator will be designed and demonstrated for use in High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) systems. The circulator design will feature an oil-free high-speed rotor supported on foil gas bearings. The basis for this design has been extensively used and demonstrated by R&D Dynamics in other applications e.g. fuel cells, at very high temperatures, up to 700 deg. C. In Phase I th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
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