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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Nanofiber-based Paint Overspray air filters for hexavalent chromium

    SBC: eSpin Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF182005

    This SBIR Phase I proposal will design and develop high performance, energy efficient ion-exchange nanofiber-based paint overspray pocket air filter to capture hexavalent chromate particulate matter and paint shop dust created during sanding, grinding, and aircraft prep operation present in air. ion exchanging polymer will be electrospun to produce high surface area nanofiber and combined with lay ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Pressure Gain Combustor

    SBC: GLOYER-TAYLOR LABORATORIES LLC            Topic: AF182064

    Pressure-gain combustion systems such as an RDE allow for increased thermodynamic efficiency. In a gas-generator or staged combustion system, an RDE would allow for reduced pump size, and an increase in efficiency. For the past decade GTL has been developing novel propulsion modeling methods and hardware. In this effort, the application of an RDE along with a novel complimentary alternative will b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Physical-Cyber Vulnerability Identification

    SBC: METAMORPH INC            Topic: AF183003

    Differentiating from conventional cybersecurity approaches, the Physical-Cyber System penetration test, PCS-PenTest, evaluates physical side-channel attacks where RF energy is injected into the system and received on unintended antennas, transduced by accidental RF receivers, and causes abnormal system operation and/or state changes.Finding these vulnerabilities is challenging.Given that the poten ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Condition-Based Health Monitoring Utilizing Tip Timing Data

    SBC: Non-Contact Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF191005

    The United States Air Force at Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) has identified a need for long-term health monitoring software utilizing blade tip timing. This software will provide multiple benefits, including the potential to minimize $500,000 in time-based maintenance costs experienced by the Engine Test Facility at AEDC, improve maintenance and analyst personnel productivity, and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Automated Test Data Analysis for Turbine Engine Testing

    SBC: EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN & ANALYSIS SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: AF191005

    Engine testing requires extensive time for manual data reduction and analysis, adding several months to the end of the test, increasing test costs and impacting the overall development schedule.Commercial industry has adopted automated data reduction and analysis techniques, which has led to reduced engine development cycle times, improved test efficiency, and reduced development costs.Adopting co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Portable Ruggedized Energy Efficient Medical Sterilizer (PREEMS)

    SBC: Fort Defiance Industries, LLC            Topic: N182096

    Sterilization requirements in far-forward Roles 1 & 2 are challenging and not easily satisfied with currently available commercial devices. Steam-sterilant systems are hindered by excessive cube/weight, large power requirements, high water consumption and fragile unreliable designs. Non-steam options such as ozone and ethylene oxide have harmful residues, undesirable off-gassing, long cycle times, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. X-Ray Tomography

    SBC: RJ Matthews LLC            Topic: AF183021

    Aircraft fleets in the U.S. and around the world are aging. With this age, electronic components are wearing out and in need of replacement. Oftentimes OEMs for electrical components, and the printed circuit boards (PCBs) on which they are placed, no longer exist or have halted production on the parts that are now failing. In many cases, these are parts that have been reliable for decades and orig ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. SBIR Phase I: Grid-scale electricity storage from waste heat

    SBC: Active Energy Systems, Inc.            Topic: CT

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project is to significantly lower the cost and expand the number of addressable markets for ice thermal energy storage. Cost effectively storing energy is imperative to a sustainable future. Storage can provide reliable access to power from intermittent renewable sources, increase the resiliency of the grid t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
  9. SBIR Phase I: A SWING-ASSIST KNEE PROSTHESIS FOR INCREASING MOBILITY IN TRANSFEMORAL AMPUTEES

    SBC: Synchro Motion LLC            Topic: MD

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is to make walking both safer and easier for transfemoral amputees. Falling and fear of falling are pervasive in this population. Transfemoral amputees fall at a rate approximately 200 times that of healthy age-matched individuals, and they seek medical attention from falls at the same rate as ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
  10. SBIR Phase I: Scalable Electrochemical Production Of Carbon Nanotubes From Carbon Dioxide

    SBC: SKYNANO LLC            Topic: MN

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will address a critical bottleneck to widespread advanced material use in commercial markets. Carbon nanotubes are advanced supermaterials that have been at the forefront of technological innovation since their discovery in the early 1990s, but limited commercial success has ensued due to thei ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
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