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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. Spacecraft Fault Detection Identification & Causation Using Machine Learning

    SBC: XL Scientific, LLC            Topic: AF191072

    Machine learning-based Fault Detection, Identification and Recovery (FDIR) software will enable autonomous responses to faults onboard a spacecraft. By removing the human in the loop, anomalies can be addressed quickly, avoiding communication delays and long periods spent in safe mode during which the spacecraft cannot perform its mission. There are, however, several hurdles to machine learning-ba ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Low-Cost, High-Bandwidth Fast Steering Mirror (FSM)

    SBC: A-TECH CORPORATION            Topic: AF191056

    As airborne threats become increasingly widespread, low-cost High Energy Laser (HEL) systems including Fast Steering Mirrors (FSMs) can effectively help protect innumerable lives and resources. Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes the Low Cost Fast Steering Mirror (LCFSM) program to develop a high bandwidth FSM capable of operating at full performance for the airborne HEL application, whil ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Low SWaP Tactical Beam Control System

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: AF191057

    MZA proposes to develop a conceptual design for a low-SWaP beam control system for general airborne directed energy applications that is optimized for line-of-sight stabilization, precision pointing, and high bandwidth tracking.The proposed design will leverage MZAs significant prior experience in designing, constructing, and testing high-energy laser (HEL) and adaptive-optic (AO) compatible beam ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Aero-Mechanical Force Emulator

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: AF191058

    For this Phase I proposal, MZA and Etegent Technologies Inc. have teamed to leverage our complementary skill sets and put together a comprehensive force emulation solution for ELTF. MZA has extensive experience in the quantification and analysis of DE aero-effects data. This includes pressure loading and finite element analysis to predict the jitter performance beam directors, including ways to ab ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. RF Reception in Highly Reflecting Environments

    SBC: XL Scientific, LLC            Topic: AF191033

    XL Scientific, LLC, dba Verus Research is pleased to respond to the Air Force Phase-I SBIR solicitation AF191-033 entitled Radio Frequency (RF) Reception in Highly Reflective Environments. Under this solicitation, the Air Force is seeking the development, demonstration and deployment of a robust, stable, reliable, and scalable receive-telemetry-link capability utilizing broadband RF communications ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Electromagnetic Simulation Software for Strongly Coupled Plasmas

    SBC: Voss Scientific, LLC            Topic: AF11BT23

    The objective of this effort is to provide next generation plasma physics modeling tools for accurate simulation of phenomenology occurring in exceptionally wide-ranging states of matter.This modeling tool will enable scientists and engineers to design robust, reliable systems operating in the harsh environments of extraordinary temperature, density, and charge-states.These designs will support di ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Directed Energy Wind Tunnel Test Methodology

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: AF131180

    MZA proposes the development of the Integrated Directed Energy Aero-optical Surrogate (IDEAS) which consists of a 1/4th scale aircraft parent model and a laser pod architecture with modular beam director and supporting flow control configuration for transonic and supersonic aero-effects testing at the AEDC 16T wind tunnel.The laser pod model may be remotely articulated to point in arbitrary direct ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Unique Modular, High Power, Cascadable Amplifier for support of EMP Direct Drive Testing

    SBC: FIORE INDUSTRIES INC.            Topic: AF172006

    The objective of this proposed Phase II project is to further investigate and develop the amplifier design concepts and technologies to build a wideband (six decades), high-power, modular, cascadable amplifier system that meets the requirements for driving a- -dynamic load (varying from zero to infinite impedance), to support Direct Drive testing for MIL-STD-3023.This new design will allow the amp ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. A Compact and Fast Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) Spectroscopy System for Aerosol Combustion

    SBC: OPTICSLAH, LLC            Topic: DTRA182003

    To fully understand the combustion dynamics when chemical warfare agents are detonated, fast time-scale diagnostics are needed. While computational modeling may provide insight into the different processes, experimental measurements are needed to verify and validate these models. Since the detonation or combustion of chemical agents can result in optically thick fireballs, innovative techniques mu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. Pitch Day Investment in Digital Technology

    SBC: Metis Technology Solutions, Inc.            Topic: AF191011

    The DoD warfighting and defense mission capability is at constant risk of impairment or exploitation due to vulnerability in the system supply chain and its critical functions. Vulnerabilities within a system may be sabotaged or subverted by foreign intelligence, terrorists, or other hostile parties. Due to these risks it is essential that robust system engineering, supply chain risk management, s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force

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