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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 June, 2020.

  1. Perching Micro Air Weapon

    SBC: AETHERMACHINES INC            Topic: AF083096

    The objective of Phase II R&D concerns micro air vehicles (MAVs). These MAVs are typically used for remote, surreptitious surveillance using video links. Under Phase I, AetherMachines Inc. has developed and test flown a MAV employing many new features which extend MAV capabilities and mission duration significantly. First, it has a very unique ‘insect like’ topology which enables great maneuv ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Common Gravity Dropped Small Weapon Electronic Safe Arm Fuze (ESAF)

    SBC: OMNITEK PARTNERS LLC            Topic: AF083089

    The objective of this project is to develop innovative means to effectively enable Safe/Arm (S/A) functionally within gravity dropped small weapons. Several concepts have been developed and their feasibility demonstrated during the Phase I of this project. Methods have also been developed for their optimal design. The developed concepts are suitable for weapons dropped from any altitude. Fully ele ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Weapons Effects FRMs for Reinforced Concrete Walls & Floor/Ceiling Slabs

    SBC: Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.            Topic: AF083088

    The effort proposed in this Phase II SBIR will develop improved fast running blast response and progressive collapse models for reinforced concrete walls and slabs used in civil construction. These models will be developed and integrated within the MEVA (Modular Effectiveness Vulnerability Assessment) software. Currently, the blast response models in MEVA are limited to hardened construction and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. High Fidelity Modeling of Building Collapse with Realistic Visualization of Resulting Damage and Debris

    SBC: Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.            Topic: DTRA082005

    The proposed Phase II effort investigates innovative finite element formulations, alternative structural modeling procedures and modern parallel computational strategies to improve the computational performance of high fidelity simulation software for modeling the progressive collapse behavior of blast damaged buildings. Its goal is to reduce the time required to compute and visualize high fideli ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. Adaptive Quantum-Dot Photodetectors with Bias-Tunable Barriers

    SBC: ESENSORS INC.            Topic: AF08BT02

    Esensors, with SUNY at Buffalo and SUNY at Albany as a subcontractor, will simulate, fabricate, experimentally investigate, evaluate, and deliver aprototype of a new adaptive IR photodetector based on advanced quantum dot (QD) structures. The detector’s operating principle is based on a new concept of the photoelectron lifetime tunable via adjustable potential barriers in QD structures. The phot ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Exploiting Essential Elements of Information from Significant Activity Reports (SIGACTS) for Forensic Analysis

    SBC: Janya Inc.            Topic: AF083055

    The goal of this research is to provide automated information extraction services, in particular event and relationship extraction for forensic analysis. Specifically, we propose to develop and pursue an ontology-driven approach to information extraction. We will use a formal ontology capturing concepts of interest not only to facilitate the exploitation of extraction results in a larger forensi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. OPTOFLUIDIC WAVEGUIDES FOR RECONFIGURABLE PHOTONIC SYSTEMS

    SBC: Illuminaria LLC            Topic: AF08T024

    In this Phase I STTR, Illuminaria, in collaboration with Professor Erickson’s Laboratory at Cornell University, designed and developed a practical liquid based reconfigurable photonic device photonic switch using low voltage microfluidic pumps and microfabricated optofluidic waveguides. Briefly, the basic element of this approach comprises a stream of high index of refraction liquid (core) micr ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Reconfigurable Optical Elements Based on Single and Coupled Microdisk Resonators with Quantum Dot Active Media

    SBC: Hybrid Photonics LLC            Topic: AF08T024

    In this Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) - Phase II project we will build photonic integrated circuits that perform flip-flop and optical switching operations on silicon platform. These circuits are based on our Phase I work where we have established the feasibility of using coupled microdisk resonators and active waveguides coupled to a single microring resonator to realize bista ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Modeling & Simulation for Optimization of Heavy-Fuel Micro Rotary Engines

    SBC: L.K. Industries, Inc.            Topic: OSD08UM6

    This program will conduct analytical studies and demonstrate the conversion of the UEL, rotary engine, to run on heavy fuel. Specifically, CFD modeling will be used to show how direct injection/stratified charge can be employed to convert this engine to heavy fuel. The direct injection will avoid predetonation, while the stratified charge or layering of the fuel air mixture will be investigated fo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Ceramic Materials Optimization and Thermocouple Fabrication

    SBC: MESOSCRIBE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF083079

    MesoScribe Technologies will improve the performance of ceramic thermocouples for applications in gas turbine engines. A number of semi-conducting ceramic oxides have been identified as temperature sensors in Phase I. The Phase II project will optimize the material’s chemistry and sensor fabrication processing to yield stable thermoelectric output at 1250°C. Sensor performance and durability ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
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