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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. Safe, Large-Format Lithium Ion Batteries for Aircraft

    SBC: Yardney Technical Products, Inc.            Topic: AF141071

    YTP will develop technology that provides a high performance, modular Li-ion battery with: redundant safety features, safer thin, metal case cell designs; fin/micro-channel thermal control system; and an evaporating fluid system that rapidly quenches failing cells to prevent thermal runaway and fratricide. The end goal of the proposal is making a lighter, longer lasting, less expensive, safer JSF ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Air Cycle Toolsets for Aircraft Thermal Management System (TMS) Optimization

    SBC: P C KRAUSE AND ASSOCIATES INC            Topic: AF141080

    ABSTRACT: Modern military aircraft are encountering major thermal obstacles as a result of significant increases in on-board heat generation combined with a reduced ability to transfer heat to the ambient environment. Adaptive power and thermal management systems (APTMS) are being studied in great detail in order to mitigate these thermal restrictions, but complexity of such systems necessitates ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Low Temperature Limits for Gas Turbine Engine Oils

    SBC: ADIABATICS INCORPORATED            Topic: AF071106

    Viscosity and low temperature lubricant characteristics determine turbine engine starting capability, and lubricant motion with respect to the contact surfaces at low ambient temperature. Such low ambient temperatures influence the oil viscosity and also the variation of its curve shape versus the temperature. According to the aforementioned research method, the requirements for accuracy and rel ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Experimental Characterization of Particle Dynamics Within Solid Rocket Motors

    SBC: En'urga Inc.            Topic: AF081067

    This Phase I project will evaluate the feasibility of high-speed microscopic imaging and statistical correlation velocimetry to determine the particle size and velocity in solid rocket motors. Statistical correlation velocimetry relies on obtaining an ensemble of high-speed videos of turbulent flows (both reacting and non-reacting). These videos are analyzed using a statistical correlation techn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Integrated Power Generation for Small Unmanned Vehicles

    SBC: Engine Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: OSD08UM5

    This program will improve the size, weight and efficiency of power generators by integrating a lightweight, high efficiency alternator with a quiet, fuel efficient and high power density heavy fuel engine. It will be capable of meeting DoD needs for reliable and efficient propulsion and power systems for unmanned aircraft, ground and maritime systems. The electrical power source will use a propr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Variable Thrust, Multiple Start Hybrid Motor Solutions for Missile and Space Applications

    SBC: IN SPACE, L.L.C.            Topic: OSD08PR3

    Energy management in missile systems can provide substantial performance advantages, especially for modern missiles capable of all-aspect engagements. Maximum flexibility is offered by a system that can be throttled, shut off entirely and restarted when needed. The proposed project aims to achieve efficient combustion during throttling and restart capability without the need for a separate ignit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Modeling and Simulation of the Stability of ORSC Main Combustion Chambers

    SBC: IN SPACE, L.L.C.            Topic: AF06T005

    The potential for combustion instability has historically been a hindrance in developing rocket engines, and nearly always represents the major technical risk in engine developments. This proposal addresses innovative approaches toward prediction of liquid rocket engine combustion instability, as well as innovations in full-scale engine stability verification. Specific objectives are to demonstrat ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. COMPREHENSIVE JP-8 MECHANISM FOR VITIATED FLOWS

    SBC: INNOVATIVE ENERGY SOLUTION            Topic: AF081057

    Despite the importance of jet fighter afterburner designs, there exists very little data on the majority of the individual components of jet fuel, especially JP-8, to enable development of a detailed kinetic mechanism. Although the Multi University Research Initiative program has been initiated for that purpose, it is oriented for the main engine combustor where the process is different from afte ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Advanced Heat Exchanger (HEX) Scaling Methodologies for High-Performance Aircraft

    SBC: P C KRAUSE AND ASSOCIATES INC            Topic: AF073050

    The well-known consequence of high-performance, low-observable, more-electric strike aircraft is the increased thermal loading that can ultimately threaten mission-critical components. The ability to efficiently transport the resulting waste energy to onboard coolants is now understood to be an airframe-level design point that should be considered with a priority approaching that of thrust, range ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Design, Analysis, and Optimization Environment for Directed Energy Systems

    SBC: P C KRAUSE AND ASSOCIATES INC            Topic: AF071004

    The primary objective of the proposed work is to develop a directed energy system analysis and design environment. This analysis and design environment will be based upon Distributed Heterogeneous Simulation (DHS) and Distributed Heterogeneous Optimization (DHO) technology. DHS allows the interconnection of models developed in different simulation languages running on different computing platfor ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force

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