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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. Development of HTS Buffer Layers Using the ECONO Process

    SBC: APPLIED THIN FILMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Under Phase I effort, Applied Thin Films, Inc. (ATFI) discovered a new process to deposit oxide buffer layers for HTS coated conductors that is economical, scalable, and has demonstrated excellent performance with YBCO films (current densities of 1MA/cm2). The process is called ECONO (Epitaxial Conversion to Oxide via Nitride Oxidation) which is now being considered as the primary contender for t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Microsensors for Gaseous Emissions Analysis

    SBC: Cavition, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Caviton has developed a new generation of microsensors utilizing microdischarge based emission spectroscopy. The microdischarge plasma is well suited for emission spectroscopy of gases introduced into the discharge, at atmospheric pressure. An opticalfiber near the discharge couples the light from the discharge to a small spectrometer, and a computer for analysis. The properties of these device ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Ecologically Benign Corrosion Protection by Stratified Coatings

    SBC: Nomadics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Military aircraft are largely constructed from special aluminum alloys, which typically have secondary precipitate phases that substantially improve mechanical strength. However, these regions also promote corrosion in such common environmental conditionsas acid rain, saltwater, and thermal cycling. The problem is significant enough that the U.S. Air Force expends approximately $1 billion per year ...

    STTR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Multifunctional Fuel Additives for Reduced Jet Particulate Emissions

    SBC: Reaction Engineering International            Topic: N/A

    REI has assembled a team to develop and validate screening tools for 1) assessing different additive functionalities on soot emission, 2) relating these tools to additive performance in engines, and 3) applying the validated tools to nominate additives.This will be accomplished through the following technical tasks: 1) Nomination of additives of known chemical composition (with the assistance of R ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Low-Cost Enamel Coatings on Stainless Steel Foils for Thin Film Photovoltaics

    SBC: Sommer Materials Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    An inexpensive method to insulate the CIGS thin-film from the stainless steel substrate is needed to make monolithic production of lightweight CIGS-based photovoltaics feasible. This coating must allow good foil flexibility and exhibit high breakdownvoltages. The coating must also be compatible with the CIGS and metal substrate layers, both thermophysically and chemically. An inexpensive method ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Assimilating Physics-Based Model for High-Latitude Electrodynamics Specifications and Forecasts

    SBC: Space Environment Corporation            Topic: N/A

    We propose to construct a physics-based, Kalman filter, data assimilation model of high-latitude electrodynamics. Our new model will provide accurate specifications and forecasts for convection electric fields, particle precipitation, conductances, Jouleheating rates, field-aligned and ionospheric currents, and ionospheric densities in the D, E, and F regions. High-resolution patterns of the ele ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Reconfigurable Computing Applications for Aircraft, Munitions and Dispensers

    SBC: STAR BRIDGE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Reconfigurable computing using FPGAs offers the opportunity for increased performance and capability in a reduced size with reduced power consumption. There is a need for a standardized high-level programming language that will efficiently and effectivelyprogram FPGAs, making it possible that code can be reused for different applications and hardware platforms. Star Bridge Systems' reconfigurabl ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Power Efficient Space Computer

    SBC: STAR BRIDGE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Power consumption in microprocessors is repidly increasing. Reconfigurable computing using FPGA chips offers the opportunity for increased performance and capabilitiy at reduced power consumption. Star Bridge Systems is producing reconfigurable hardwareand a high level object oriented programming language to effectively and efficiently program FPGA and/or microprocessor systems. Honeywell Space ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Performance Based Support Model

    SBC: TOTAL QUALITY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    For several years, since Defense policies have promoted Performance Based Acquisition (PBA) instead of traditional Military Specification definition of requirements, logistic support teams have struggled with the realities of applying revolutionaryconcepts to fielded weapon systems. Historically when a part or assembly failed often, the government usually bought more identically configured items ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Nickel Nanostrand Additives for Conductive Resins and Composites-Phase 2

    SBC: Conductive Composites Company, L.L.C.            Topic: N/A

    A new form of small diameter, high aspect ratio nickel, known as nickel nanostrands, has been created and evaluated. The unique material exhibits a complex geometry, small diameter, high aspect ratio and high conductivity. It appears to provide anexcellent nanostructured three dimensional conductive lattice in a polymer, or acts as an interconnecting conductive lattice in composites whose reinforc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
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