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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 April, 2020.

  1. High energy density radioisotope batteries for highly stable and long-term reliable power generation

    SBC: Infinity Power LLC            Topic: N191041

    Nuclear batteries have enormous potential as power sources and have many benefits over other types of portable power sources. Nuclear batteries can provide power for at least as long as the isotope half-life and the energetic nature of nuclear radiation means that only a small mass of radioisotope material is required to achieve a high power output and therefore they can have power densities that ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Damage Tolerance Analysis of Grinding Burn Cracks in High Strength Steels

    SBC: APES INC.            Topic: AF172001

    Landing gear are often made from high strength steels, such as 300M , which are known to have excellent damage resistance when properly manufactured and maintained but to have lesser damage tolerance when compromised. For example, the grinding process, when done improperly, can heat the steel excessively and cause undesirable microstructural transformations, called grinding burns, which often cont ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Fast High Resolution, High Contrast Microfocus X-Ray Computed Tomography Reconstruction Algorithms for ICBM Components

    SBC: Lickenbrock Technologies LLC            Topic: AF171055

    Microfocus conebeam computed tomography is used by the Air Force to inspect small components of aerospace systems.Artifacts and distortion are caused by an incomplete complement of information needed for a mathematically accurate inverse, Compton scatter due to lack of beam collimation and other factors.The proposed solution will address the following limitations: (1) cone beam parallax artifact, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Resilient Design and Operation of Complex Manufacturing

    SBC: TRIPLET TECH CORP            Topic: AF182015

    As Air Logistic Centers (ALCs) become more cyber-connected, there is an increased need to improve the resilience of manufacturing machines fabricating replacement parts. Protecting machines, operators, and ultimately the fabricated parts is critical in the efficient operation of ALCs. Resilience against faults, failure modes, and cyber-attacks will insure that machines stay in working order under ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Realtime Multiframe Blind Deconvolution (MFBD) for Imaging through Turbulence

    SBC: Lickenbrock Technologies LLC            Topic: AF171025

    Ground-based space telescopes contend with atmospheric turbulence that distorts imagery. Despite adaptive optics (AO) mitigating these effects, deconvolution is needed because of residual distortions exist and not all telescopes have AO.The aim of this project is to develop blind deconvolution that operates in real time (between 2 and 30 frames/sec.).The objectives of Phase II are: (a), develop, b ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Advanced Materials and Coatings for Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Propulsion

    SBC: C-K Technologies L.L.C.            Topic: AF182059

    The objective of the work outlined in this proposal is to improve the low thermal efficiency, temperature, capability (operation at higher temperatures) and durability of small unmanned aerial system(UAS) engines producing less than 20 hp and 200 lb thrust.

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Next-Generation Radioisotope Power System

    SBC: ZENO POWER SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF183005

    Energy security and resilience is a paramount concern for the Air Force and the DoD. Zeno Power Systems is developing a next-generation radioisotope power system (RPS) that will be able to provide non-stop power for months to years at a time. RPS have the ability to provide consistent and reliable energy, but their use has been limited in the past due to their low specific-powers and inability to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Battery Thermal Runaway Propagation and Containment Solutions

    SBC: Thermavant Technologies, L.L.C.            Topic: AF182054

    ThermAvant proposes to design, model and empirically demonstrate high thermal conductivity two-phase cooling of Li-ion cell walls and Li-ion battery assembly bus work. Two-phase heat transfer is the core technology that will enable demonstration of eliminating cell to cell thermal runaway propagation while offering a low thermal resistance path to heat rejection locations. Key challenges will incl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. CORRELATION OF POLYIMIDE RESIN MECHANICAL PROPERTIES WITH POLYMERIC PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

    SBC: Brewer Science Incorporated            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROJECT IS A STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF POLYMERIC PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ON NEAT RESIN MECHANICAL PROPERTIES. THE POLYMER CHOSEN FOR THIS STUDY IS A POLYIMIDE SULFONE FORMED FROM BENZOPHENONE TETRACARBOXYLIC HIANHYDRIDE (BTDA) AND 3,3'-DIAMINODIPHENYLSULFONE (DDS). DURING PHASE I, SAMPLES OF POLYIMIDE SULFONE OF DIFFERENT MOLECULAR WEIGHTS, PURITIES, AND CURING SCHEDULES WILL BE SYNTHESIZED. THE SA ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. LASER PATTERNING OF COLOR FILTERS FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAYS

    SBC: Brewer Science Incorporated            Topic: N/A

    COLOR FILTER FABRICATION IS ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE STEPS IN THE MANUFACTURE OF COLOR LCD DISPLAYS. COLOR FILTER FORMATION IS USUALLY ACCOMPLISHED BY A PHOTOLITHOGRAPHIC PROCESS WHICH REQUIRES A NUMBER OF STEPS. THE YIELD IS LOW AND LABOR AND MATERIAL COSTS ARE RELATIVELY HIGH. IN ADDITION, THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE CHEMICALS REQUIRED FOR EXISTING PROCESSES IS NOT DESIREABLE. WE PROPOSE TO ...

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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