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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. Novel, Low Cost t'- and m'-Zirconia Ceramics for a Storage Heater

    SBC: Materials and Systems Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The objective of this work is to determine the best possible polycrystalline zirconia from the standpoint of properties and cost for applications in storage heaters. Our prior work has shown that highly stable tetragonal t'-zirconia with domain structure containing (

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Improved Threaded Fastener Coatings for Turbine Engine Applications

    SBC: SURFACES RESEARCH & APPLICATIONS, INCO            Topic: N/A

    Maintenance of Air Force turbine engines is hampered by threaded fasteners which have seized and cannot be removed, particularly in high-temperature turbine sections. Removal of these fasteners for routine maintenance often results in galled, seized or broken parts, with accompanying damage to the mating parts and lost maintenance time. This is very costly to the Air Force. Surfaces Research has d ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. High Emissivity Arcjet Thruster Anodes

    SBC: Technical research Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    High-power ammonia arcjet thrusters are being investigated as primary propulsion systems for carrying satellites into high altitude orbits. As a method to enhance the power levels and efficiency of the engine, the thermal emissivity of the outer anode surface must be substantially enhanced. Ideally, the anode material should be low density, both highly electrically and thermally conductive, and be ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Carbon/Carbon Composites with Refractory Metal Tubes Formed In-situ for Improved Heat Transfer

    SBC: Technical research Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    In the next generation of air-breathing high-performance engines, significant engine performance improvements are envisioned by combusting hydrogen with air in a regeneratively cooled carbon/carbon composite combustion chamber. Surfaces subjected to aerodynamic heating will also be cooled by recirculating hydrogen through cooling tubes. To date, approaches investigated have not had desired levels ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Department of DefenseAir Force
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