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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 Fidelity Clutter Model for Active Sonar

    SBC: Applied Physical Sciences Corp.            Topic: N08056

    The results of the Phase I effort demonstrated the feasibility of constructing a realistic, high fidelity active sonar clutter model that is not computationally intensive. Our first objective is to create a library of clutter objects based on statistical descriptors extracted from existing sonar databases. Our second objective is to create several surrogate acoustic environments using range depend ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Robust Deployable Acoustic Node (RDAN)

    SBC: Applied Physical Sciences Corp.            Topic: N092099

    Applied Physical Sciences Corp. working with L-3 Communications Maripro will develop a trawl-resistant, Robust Deployable Acoustic Node (RDAN). The RDAN technology will enable the U.S. Navy to install and operate acoustic underwater training ranges in shallow water environment to enhance fleet readiness. The acoustic sensor on the node will be specially designed to provide excellent acoustic fid ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. MHD Earth Referenced Azimuth Detector (MERAD)

    SBC: A-TECH CORPORATION            Topic: N08106

    Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes to develop a miniature, rapid, non-magnetic azimuth sensor by exploiting innovative magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) inertial angular rate sensing technology. The proposed solution centers upon use of a spinning MHD sensor that outputs a modulated version of Earth rate and offers means of deriving true azimuth. Inertial rate sensing is employed to link the MH ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Thin Fast Steering Mirror (TFSM)

    SBC: A-TECH CORPORATION            Topic: N091087

    The Navy is developing LADAR sensors for responsive Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance use where ranges to targets exceed 10km. If such a LADAR sensor is to image a target area by scanning one or several laser beams at such long ranges, high-pointing-accuracy or knowledge, over a wide operational temperature range, is required to obtain a high-quality LADAR image. A two-axis Fast Steeri ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. An Innovative In-Flight Refueling Probe Component that Eliminates Accidental Overload of the Mast Assemble During Air Refueling

    SBC: DESIGN BY ANALYSIS, INC.            Topic: N092111

    gggGiven the U.S. Navy’s goal to eliminate the potential loss of an F-35/Joint Strike Fighter aircraft during in-flight refueling operations it is desirable to modify today’s probe and drogue system that is based on a “weak link” design. Refueling hose-whip is a long standing problem that leads to stress overloading of refueling components, which in turn break off leading to catastrophic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Innovative Analysis Tool for Damage Growth From Loaded Composite Fastener Holes

    SBC: Global Engineering and Materials, Inc.            Topic: N092095

    A software tool for residual strength and life prediction of composite bolted joints will be developed by enhancing and integrating an existing mesh independent delamination and matrix cracking network model in ABAQUS. The tool will be able to model arbitrary location, size of damage, and geometric configuration of a composite structure with fastener holes without user intervention or remeshing. H ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Innovative Approaches for Improving Progressive Damage Modeling and Structural Life Prediction of Airframes

    SBC: Global Engineering and Materials, Inc.            Topic: N091008

    An automatic software tool for 3D fatigue crack growth prognosis of structural systems under realistic complex loading will be developed by integrating a unified growth model with a mesh independent extended finite element toolkit in ABAQUS. The tool will be able to model arbitrary non-planer crack growth over multiple growth regimes with an arbitrary stress ratio without user intervention or reme ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Erosion Resistance Coatings for Composite Propulsor/Fan Blades

    SBC: HONTEK CORP.            Topic: N07097

    Fiber glass reinforced polymers (FRP) are used in building the structural components for ships and aircraft. As a structural part, these materials are very rigid and strong. However, they do not perform well in a cavitating environment, and they can be eroded by sand or rain fairly quickly. These deficiencies are especially serious for the propulsion and lift fans for air-cushion vehicles such as ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Inverse Autofrettage for Titanium Hydraulic Tubing

    SBC: FLIGHTWARE INC            Topic: N092120

    “Inverse Autofrettage” is an adaptation of the century old autofrettage method used to generate residual compressive stresses at the inner surface of thick walled tubes like cannon barrels. It relies upon briefly exposing formed hydraulic tubing (which is thin wall, in this case) to very high hydrostatic pressure in a specific manner that results in large residual hoop compression strain. With ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Prevention of Corrosion for Navy Aviation

    SBC: MANAGEMENT SCIENCES INC            Topic: N091030

    Management Sciences, Inc. scientists have developed Cognitive Bayesian Information Exploitation (CBNX), a revolutionary set of algorithms that apply context frames as filters to learn causal relationships needed to understand and exploit the meaning of data. We have applied the CBNX toolset to develop real time situation awareness of the health of aircraft engines, forest fires, and intelligent ma ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy

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