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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. Heterogeneous Silicon Photonics OFDR Sensing System

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: T8

    Luna will team with Dr. John Bowers of UCSB to continue development of an Optical Frequency Domain Reflectometry (OFDR) system-on-chip using heterogeneous silicon photonics to enable a minimal weight structural health monitoring system. This system-on-chip will be the building block for distributed sensing interrogation systems that are the size of a deck of playing cards. This lightweight, rugged ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Blast Overpressure Omnidirectional Measurement Device

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: A18078

    Mainstream proposes developing a blast overpressure omnidirectional measurement (BOOM) device that detects, records, and transmits captured data for blast events experienced by individual personnel. The BOOM device is composed of a microcontroller that collects, stores, and transmits data collected from several miniature pressure transducers placed on personnel. The sensors enable capture of the p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. Lightweight, Durable, Low-Cost Recuperators Designed for Integration with Small Turbo-generators for Future Army Unmanned Aerial Systems

    SBC: Florida Turbine Technologies Inc.            Topic: A17001

    FTT proposes to design, build, and test an advanced light-weight, low-cost, and durable additively manufactured recuperator.Testing will be first performed in a component rig with similar engine conditions to increase TRL to 5.Following successful completion of the component rig, FTT will mate the recuperator up with a 5KW turbogenerator and run the assembly at FTT Small Engine Test Facility in or ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Monolithic Quantum Cascade Laser-based Platform with Electronically Controlled Output Beam Steering

    SBC: IRGLARE, LLC            Topic: N182109

    In response to the NAVY SBIR solicitation N182-109, the IRGLARE team proposes the development of a 4.6m Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) source delivering >1W of continuous wave (CW) optical power with monolithically integrated 2D beam steering mechanism. The steering angle of the output beam will be electronically controllable in the range of 10 and 25 degrees in the two planes normal to the device em ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. EROSION RESISTANT HYBRIDSIL ICEPHOBIC COATINGS FOR AIRCRAFT PROPULSION TURBOMACHINERY INLET COMPONENTS

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: N182115

    Through the proposed Navy SBIR program, NanoSonic will molecularly engineer and empirically optimize its HybridSil Icephobic coating technology for imparting long-term passive ice protection to aircraft propulsion turbomachinery inlet components. Unlike competing icephobic coating technologies that rely on unreacted, surface enriching / lubricating oils that impart temporary ice protection, NanoSo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. WAHTER- Wearable Aircrew Hydration Tracking and Extended Recording

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: N182114

    Dehydration is a significant issue for both military and civilian personnel. However, it is of increased concern in the military fast-jet environment. Due to inconvenient urine relief mechanisms, aircrew can often become dehydrated over the course of an extended mission, whether intentionally or inadvertently. Dehydration is known to result in cognitive shortcomings, and given the complex nature o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Multifunction-Multimodal Airborne Radar in Maritime/Littoral Environments

    SBC: Azure Summit Technology, Inc.            Topic: N182120

    Airborne surveillance radars continue to advance towards more flexible architectures that enable them to address evolving adversary tactics facilitated by global proliferation of RF and High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) technologies. Aided by these technologies, the adversary can use multiple electronic counter measures that can confuse traditional monostatic radars and obscure the true o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Effect of Surface Finish and Post-Processing on the Fatigue Life of Additively Manufacturing Parts

    SBC: TECHNICAL DATA ANALYSIS, INC.            Topic: N182126

    Additive manufacturing technology is becoming more popular for the fabrication of 3D metal products as it offers rapid prototyping and large design freedom. However, with more complex geometric features due to topology optimization, it becomes infeasible to carry out traditional surface machining process to improve surface roughness for fatigue performance. In this effort, we will develop a novel ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Computer Learning Obfuscating Adversarial Kit (CLOAK)

    SBC: DECISIVE ANALYTICS CORPORATION            Topic: N182127

    In 2013, Szegedy et al. identified a series of intriguing properties of neural networks. One property introduced in the paper, adversarial examples, describes the possibility of instability in neural network classification when a small perturbation is added to input. Specifically, the authors found that a small strategic perturbation to an input image could cause a classifier to misclassify an obj ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Nanocomposite Polymer Binders with Reversible Crosslink Architectures

    SBC: Helicon Chemical Company LLC            Topic: N182129

    Many energetic material formulations rely on elastomeric polymer binders to achieve required safety, aging, and mechanical properties. These binder systems are commonly produced by cast-cure methods using HTPB and an isocyanate curative. To take advantage of emerging technologies in weapon design and manufacturing, innovative new binders are needed with tailorable cure/cross-link chemistry, improv ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy

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