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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. Advanced Wear Coating Systems for Landing Gear

    SBC: ADVANCED GLOBAL SERVICES, LTD            Topic: AF04268

    Landing Gear components (LG) are protected from in-service wear by application of hard Chromium (Cr). The porosity and columnar structure of the currently utilized galvanic Cr coatings allow corrosive media to penetrate through dramatically decreasing the life span of the component. For the non-line-of-site LG surfaces electrodeposited Cr is being replaced by the HVOF–applied compositions of WC ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Advanced Sacrificial Dense Metallic Coatings for Aircraft Components

    SBC: ADVANCED GLOBAL SERVICES, LTD            Topic: AF04270

    Majority of Aircraft Components (AC) is protected from corrosion by application of galvanic Cadmium (Cd). In some instances, mostly for the non-line-of-site configurations, Cd is replaced by Aluminum (Al) which is applied by Ion Vapor Deposition (IVD). The porosity and columnar structure of the currently utilized IVD coatings require additional treatment of AC that increases the cost to produce th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Advanced Coating Systems for Aircraft Brake Pressure Plates

    SBC: ADVANCED GLOBAL SERVICES, LTD            Topic: AF04271

    Carbon fiber-based brakes are made out of so-called carbon-carbon composite material (CC) that consists of two components: weaved carbon cloth and solid carbon matrix. The limitations of oxidation protection systems for CC, especially in long duration, cyclic and/or reusable applications, have made an impact on continuous use of CC materials for aircraft brakes. During the exploitation they are ex ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Corrosion Resistant Composite Bearings

    SBC: ADVANCED GLOBAL SERVICES, LTD            Topic: AF05277

    Steel bearings are being used on numerous weapon systems currently employed by many organizations of the Department of Defense including the Air Force. Due to continuous exposure to cruel weather environments, corrosion and lack of maintenance, bearings endure pre-mature failures. Composite materials are known to provide the highest levels of corrosion protection with minimal or no requirements fo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Alternative Power Sources and Technologies

    SBC: ADVANCED GLOBAL SERVICES, LTD            Topic: AF05272

    Numerous power sources are currently in use by the US military. Over 80% of the logistics re-supply is battlefield fuel. Diesel generators have been traditionally employed for both stationary and portable power units. Where weight and volume are presently a major concern the military is seeking to build air portable units to replace diesel-based power with alternate energy sources (AES). Such sour ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Environmentally Friendly Luciferase-based Illumination Technology

    SBC: AGAVE BIOSYSTEMS INC.            Topic: AF04145

    Current technologies for marking of landing zones as well as areas for search and rescue have significant drawbacks ranging from the additional weight of batteries for some systems to plastic and metallic debris left behind. There are clear advantages both operationally and environmentally to utilizing bioluminescent materials that can be lighter and do not leave behind non-biodegradable debris. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Metal Oxide Nanoparticle CO Detector Kit

    SBC: Applied Nanotech, Inc.            Topic: AF05053

    Applied Nanotech Inc. proposes a miniaturized, low power, rapid responsive CO sensor based on molybdenum oxide nanoparticle networks applied to a thin-film transistor architecture. This sensor will be designed as a low maintenance detector for CO levels in air vehicles. Molybdenum oxide is an n-type semiconductor that shows an increase in conductance due to the oxidation of CO. The thin-film tra ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. High Current Density Carbon Nanotube Cold Cathode for TWT Applications

    SBC: Applied Nanotech, Inc.            Topic: AF05001

    We propose a carbon nanotube based cold cathode designed for high current density, continuous beam operation for Traveling Wave Tubes and other microwave device applications. Our approach in this proposal will be to design the CNT emitters to spread the emission current load and to heat sink the emitters firmly to high thermal conducting carbon fibers. The carbon fiber substrate will also be use ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Tuneable Low Frequency Microwave Source

    SBC: Applied Physical Electronics, L.C.            Topic: AF05006

    High voltage RF sources designed to deliver frequencies from 10's of MHz to 1 GHz can be excessively large systems due to the geometric dependence on the radiating wavelength and the high voltage insulation requirements. Past efforts have targeted specific frequencies with specific temporal signatures and typically require large overhead in ancillary devices. Applied Physical Electronics, L.C. of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Methods to Direct and Focus Blast

    SBC: Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants Inc.            Topic: AF05153

    This project will determine a means of focusing blast waves from volumetric explosives such as thermobaric and vapor cloud explosions. The work will be carried out using a combination of numerical and experimental approaches and will produce a first optimization of the selected solution.

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force

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