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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-Efficiency Radiation-Hard Solar Array Interface to Spacecraft Power System

    SBC: Alphacore, Inc.            Topic: AF162007

    The Phase II SAI prototype will be developed using COTS GaN switches and CMOS drivers. During Phase II Alphacore will design and fabricate a rad-hard CMOS driver ASIC to provide electrical and on-chip algorithmic control of the GaN switches. The SAI and its components will be tested and measured under varying environmental conditions, including across temperature and radiation extremes. The GaN de ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Heterogeneous Porous Media for Thermal Transport Mitigation in Hypersonics

    SBC: S. D. MILLER AND ASSOCIATES P.L.L.C.            Topic: AF161005

    S. D. Miller and Associates (SDMA) developed Opacified Fibrous Insulation (OFI) to replace MultiLayer Insulation (MLI) on the Falcon hypersonic vehicles.In 2015, OFI demonstrated improved efficiency in Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (HIAD) TPS, and became part of the preferred HIAD TPS.In Phase I, SDMA demonstrated OFI production in continuous rolls in a 12-in. width using pilot pro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Prediction of Boundary Layer Transition on Hypersonic Vehicles in Large-Scale Wind Tunnels and Flight

    SBC: Arizona Engineering Science LLC            Topic: AF161024

    A robust and computationally efficient "Versatile Transition Prediction Methodology" (VTPM) for hypersonic boundary layers is developed, verified and validated. VTPMis based on two approaches: (1) A frequency domain linearized Navier-Stokes solver (VTPM-FD), and (2) an adaptive mesh-refinement wave-packet tracking technique (VTPM-WPT). Both approaches build on the governing equations in their most ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Uniformed Aeroelastic ROM Realization Across Flight Parameter Space for Dynamic Flight Simulation

    SBC: Zona Technology, Inc            Topic: AF161026

    The technical objective of the Phase II project is to develop the production-ready Dynamic Flight Simulation (DFS) system using the F-15 Saudi as a testbed and validate it with the F-15 Saudi flight test data. The key element in the DFS system is the Reduced-Order-Model (ROM)-based aeroelastic solver with an embedded aerodynamic forces database that is generated by a steady Navier-Stokes solver an ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Multi-Attribute Circuit Authentication and Reliability Techniques

    SBC: Alphacore, Inc.            Topic: AF161140

    Alphacore will develop a design flow and library elements for incorporating process- and design-based self-ID and authentication circuitry into typical analog IP blocks. We will design and fabricate key radio frequency front-end building blocks utilizing the prototype flow and library elements. circuitry will be Tested and characterized to verify that the added circuitry is a successful realizatio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Integrated Circuit Authentication and Reliability Tool and Techniques

    SBC: Alphacore, Inc.            Topic: AF161141

    Alphacore is developing an Integrated Circuit Authentication and Reliability Tool that will allow the Air Force to identify and authenticate DER components after they have undergone the DER process. This will apply to older systems, that need replacement parts that are no longer in production and are generally not available from reliable supply sources. Alphacore will develop, fabricate, character ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) for Moderate Data Rate Communications (MMDR)

    SBC: W5 TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: AF171043

    The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) is designed to replace UHF SATCOM with enhanced capacity and performance, modern crypto and modern protocols. The MUOS waveform is being ported to a number of software defined radios (SDRs) that will soon be fielded and capable of utilizing the MUOS network of geosynchronous satellites and ground transport. Once these radios are in place, the process of movi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Manufacturing and Metrology of High Magnetic Permeability Materials for High Efficiency, Wideband, and Conformal RF Antennas

    SBC: Rayn Innovations, LLC            Topic: AF171100

    The critical Air Force need addressed by this effort is the enabling of high efficiency wideband (and ultrawideband) communication in a compact (conformal) form factor that minimizes (or eliminates) penalties of drag and structural reinforcement associated with conventional airborne antennas. Wideband multi-function antennas are the ideal solution to the congested spectrum problem and could lead t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Additive Manufacturing of Freeform Optical Elements for Imaging System Weight and Volume Reduction

    SBC: AdValue Photonics Inc            Topic: AF171101

    Freeform optics is a recent, emerging and developing field to meet the increasing demands created by the high performance and ultra-compact optical imaging systems that underpin consumer and medical applications, such as mobile phones, head mounted displays, and ultrathin endoscopes. Additive manufacturing will be an ideal method to prototype freeform optics if surface quality specifications can b ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. All-Fiber Optical Isolator for High Energy Lasers at 2 m

    SBC: NP Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF171108

    All-fiber optical isolators with high power handling are desired for high energy all-fiber laser systems.NP Photonics proposes to design and develop all-fiber optical isolators at the 2 m wavelength region using our unique magneto-optic glasses and innovative all-fiber designs.The proposed all-fiber isolators have the advantages of high power handling, compactness, and high reliability.In Phase I, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force

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