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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. Improved Modeling Tools for High Speed Reacting Flows

    SBC: ENGINEOUS SOFTWARE            Topic: AF05194

    Engineous is uniquely qualified to deliver successful results to the Air Force on this project. Engineous Software is, by far, the industry leader in this area, the PIDO (Process Integration, Design Optimization) space, with over 60% of the worldwide market. Over 250 customers such as Boeing, Lockheed, NASA, Airbus, GE, Pratt & Whitney, and AFRL have achieved success with Engineous Software produc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Understanding and Control of the Structure of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Produced in Laser Plasma

    SBC: XINTEK, INC.            Topic: AF05T005

    The exceptional properties of carbon nanotubes that have prompted potential applications rely on their atomic structure. While the sensitivity of nanotube properties on structural features has been extensively investigated through theoretical analysis and numerical simulations, in practice there is no still effective control of the atomic structure of nanotubes in any of the current synthesis tech ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Material Surface Properties Modifications by Nonequilibrium Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Processing

    SBC: Atmospheric Plasma Solutions, Inc.            Topic: AF05T028

    The proposed research will develop a non-equilibrium plasma source for deposition of thin films on refractory materials at temperatures less then 600K. The developed source will also have the flexibility to surface treat thermally sensitive substrates without damage. Our existing non-equilibrium atmospheric plasma source will be optimized for depositing amorphous SiC and ZrO2 thermal barrier mat ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Novel Structural Joining Concepts Using 3-D Textile Preforms and Composites

    SBC: 3TEX, Inc.            Topic: AF05248

    Strength and durability of commonly used bonded and bolted composite-to-composite and composite-to-metal structural joints suffer from sharp geometry variations, mismatch of elastic moduli, Poisson's ratios, coefficients of thermal expansion and thermal conductivity of the adherends, altogether causing high stress concentration and premature joint failure. The proposed work introduces several nove ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Cold Cathode for Traveling Wave Tubes

    SBC: POWER TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (PTS), INC.            Topic: AF05001

    A novel method of creating hot electrons via a pn junction will be used to eject electrons from a cold cathode. The accelerated electrons will have suficient energy to surmont the work function and surface dipole. The cold cathode will be used in a new type of minature Traveling Wave Tube or "Twystrode". Advanced semiconductor materials with low work functions will be produced and evaluated as pla ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Carbon Nanotube Based Electron Field Emission Cathodes for Traveling Wave Tubes

    SBC: XINTEK, INC.            Topic: AF05001

    The conventional thermionic cathodes used in traveling wave tubes (TWTs) suffer from many technical limitations including limited current density, poor energy efficiency, difficulty of control, and lack of miniaturization. Xintek, Inc. has developed proprietary technologies for fabrication of high performance field emission cold cathodes based on carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Our CNT cathodes tested at ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Agent Based Computing Machine

    SBC: LEXXLE, INC.            Topic: AF05109

    The objective of this SBIR project is to develop an attached processor called an "agent based computing" module (ABC Machine) that is optimized to convert information into knowledge and enable "cognitive computing" for higher understanding. The architecture of the ABC Machine is based upon a concept called "statistical dataflow computing" and it operates in local contexts over string operators. I ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Computer Architectures for Understanding

    SBC: SAFFRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF05109

    Saffron Technology, Inc., www.saffrontech.com, is the leader in the application of associative memory technology in cognitive computing applications. This work will identify and solve the computational architecture issues associated with creation of a hardware associative computing element and its integration into emerging cognitive computing architectures. This phase one effort will lead to a d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Database Expansion Issues

    SBC: Signal Innovations Group, Inc.            Topic: AF05211

    Software tools will be developed that define the underlying phenomenology of greatest importance to radar CID performance, allowing a trace back to the responsible target scattering physics. The proposed research entails development of algorithms that identify the target-sensor orientations (poses) of most relevance for classifying targets of interest to AFRL. These target-sensor poses will then b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Sensor Exploitation by Adaptive/Learning Systems (SEALS)

    SBC: Signal Innovations Group, Inc.            Topic: AF05219

    Information-exploitation algorithms are proposed for Air Force sensing and weapons systems, motivated by the inevitable variability and differences seen between conventional training and testing data. Adaptive feedback is proposed, yielding an active-learning framework, wherein the algorithm actively participates in the learning process, by asking questions of the scene under test. The goal of act ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
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