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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. A Vacuum Arc Ion Thruster for Space Propulsion

    SBC: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) and its co-operative partner, the Plasma Applications Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (PAG/LBNL) propose to develop and commercialize a sub-kW vacuum arc ion thruster for electric propulsion and other government and commercial applications. The proposed thruster will use a solid propellant, which offers several advantages over Xenon or ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Compact, High Capacity Parallel Optical Memories

    SBC: Accuwave Corp.            Topic: N/A

    In this proposed SBIR program, Accuwave will investigate and demonstrate architectures for compact hologrpahic storage using materials and system innovations to reduce complexity and improve performance. Crosstalk, data formatting, input/output interfaces, and other relevant parameters will be characterized. Both wavelength and angle multiplexing, as well as its combination, will be used to prov ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  3. The Design of a Solid-State 3D Display for Air Force TSPI Data Presentation

    SBC: 3D Technology Laboratories            Topic: N/A

    The proposed work is intended to provide a basic system design for a true three-dimensional display for the AFDTC and AFFTC to visualize TSPI and OAR data. This project will include an in-depth analysis of the current display systems including data formats and transfer protocols, a design parameter specification for each agency, and system architectures tailored to each for displaying Air Force d ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Electromagnetic Coupling to Satellite Cavities


    The proposed research combines an innovative eigenvector method with other electromagnetic techniques to produce a hybrid approach towards solving the EM coupling to satellite cavity problem. The physical structure is divided into an exterior region and one or more interior regions. The exterior region is modeled with method of moments (MOM) and or hybrids of MOM with the uniform theory of diffr ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Nonintrusive System for Extraction of Interlayer Printed Circuit Patterns

    SBC: Aracor            Topic: N/A

    The goal of this two-phase program is to develop a prototype system which addresses the problem of nondestructively extracting layout patterns for multilayer printed circuit boards. The system will use x-ray digital tomosynthesis for image acquisition, and advanced image processing, including morphological operators, to extract circuit features from the images. The objectives of Phase I are to 1 ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Smart Sensor Technology for Air Vehicles

    SBC: Advanced Scientific Concepts, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Sensors, using a two-dimensional array of detectors, either in a passive or active mode to obtain two or three dimensional images, are increasingly being considered for target detection and tracking. In addition, because of the large information content of two- and three-dimensional images, they are very useful for near-error-free object recognition and identification. However, a sen ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Tagging Acquisition Mode Radar Signals for Countermeasures

    SBC: Advent Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The capability to identify radar signals from enemy fighters about to launch a semi-active air-to-air missile would allow jamming before launch. If the attacking radar could be recognized within the first several pulses, the aircraft under attack would have this capability. Advent Systems proposes a nonconventional approach to the identification problem by using both intrapulse and c ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. HLA Federation Implementation Tools

    SBC: Aegis Technologies Group, LLC, The            Topic: N/A

    The Defense Modeling and Simulation Office (DMSO) has developed the High Level Architecture (HLA) as one of the principle components of a DoD-wide Common Technical Framework for modeling and simulation (M&S). Unlike previous distributed simulation technologies such as DIS and SIMNET, HLA provides federation developers, via the Object Model Template (OMT), the means to define the structure and for ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  9. Digital Staring Array IR Imager with on Focal Plane Analog to Digital Conversion

    SBC: AMAIN ELECTRONICS CO., INC.            Topic: N/A

    As the size of staring sensors increase, the bandwith to move data off the focal plan increases proportional to the number of pixels in the array. For analog focal planes increased bandwidth also means increased noise. Readout noise limited systems will be less sensitive, detector noise limited systems may become readout limited at the higher bandwidths. Power dissipation will also increase wit ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Advanced GPS Based Passive Tracking System


    There is a need to accurately determine the three-dimensional position and velocity of an airborne threat. In this project, a special GPS/INS system is designed for providing highly accurate position and velocity information. In the system, several innovative GPS/INS integration techniques are employed: (1) Advanced real-time GPS attitude determination algorithms and integer ambiguity resolution ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseAir Force
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