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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. Novel Manufacturing Process of Optoelectronic Transceiver Technology

    SBC: OPTICOMP CORP.            Topic: AF083152

    The proposed program will develop OptiComp''s coarse WDM transceiver manufacturing technology.  This WDM optical transceiver technology is highly novel, emphasizing manufacturability, ruggedization, modularity, ease of upgrade and qualification, extensive built-in diagnostic monitoring and test capabilities, as well as superior performance with reduced manfacturing complexity.  The modular desig ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Energetic Polyazide Materials

    SBC: Orbital Technologies Corporation            Topic: AF08T022

    Orbital Technologies Corporation and Penn State University propose to examine and characterize novel energetic formulations in solid fuels to replace conventional, low-energy, binders such as HTPB. The proposed solid fuels will provide higher enthalpy, higher density, and improved rocket engine performance. In Phase I, we will calculate theoretical rocket performance of selected materials, chara ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Self Pressurizing Gas Generator (SPGG)

    SBC: Orbital Technologies Corporation            Topic: AF083111

    Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC) proposes to develop a monopropellant Self-Pressurizing Gas Generator (SPGG) warm gas pressurization system for satellite propulsion system applications.  The SPGG system will utilize a novel method to pressurize the propellant.  The proposed system offers significant advantages over the traditional helium gas pressurization system.  The SPGG will provi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Advanced Microwave Electrothermal Thruster for Dual-Mode Water Rocket Propulsion (AMET-DMWRP)

    SBC: Orbital Technologies Corporation            Topic: AF081065

    ORBITEC proposes to develop the Advanced Microwave Electrothermal Thruster (AMET) for use as one of the primary thrusters in the Dual-Mode Water Rocket Propulsion system.  The AMET uses an electrodeless microwave discharge to produce thrust from water vapor propellant, delivering specific impulse in excess of 800 seconds with a highly efficient process.  Microwave energy is introduced to a reson ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Heat Transfer Model for Bubbly Flows

    SBC: Orbital Technologies Corporation            Topic: AF083119

    ORBITEC proposes to develop a heat transfer model to predict heat transfer coefficient in bubbly flows in small tubes.  This model is intended for application to thermal management systems in a variety of propulsion systems, including both air-breathing and rocket engines.  The Phase I work will include parallel experimental and modeling work.  The experimental program will measure heat transfe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Injector Stability Screening Technique (ISST)

    SBC: Orbital Technologies Corporation            Topic: AF083112

    ORBITEC proposes to demonstrate and validate a laboratory scale experimental injector stability screening technique which will quantify injector element stability characteristics.  The experimental approach promises to dramatically reduce development cost by utilizing a gaseous single element test facility which presents savings in hardware manufacturing, consumables such as propellant and test p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. High-Performance Fuels

    SBC: Orbital Technologies Corporation            Topic: AF06194

    ORBITEC proposes to continue the development of high-performance fuels to replace monomethyl hydrazine (MMH) and other storable fuels for in-space propulsion applications. Compounds from various chemical families were proposed in Phase I to address these needs. These families of compounds have greater heats of formation, lower volatility, and lower toxicity than MMH. Their reduced vapor pressur ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. High Fracture Toughness in Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics

    SBC: Ormond, LLC            Topic: AF083126

    Air Force and NASA contractors are in need of ultra-high temperature materials with improved toughness properties for hypersonics and rocket propulsion applications.  This SBIR will make available a new technology that can significantly increase the fracture toughness of existing and emerging ultra-high temperature ceramics and composites.  Ormond, LLC has developed data that indicates cavitatio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Improved magneto-optic methods for aircraft corrosion detection

    SBC: Quest Integrated, LLC            Topic: AF073118

    ABSTRACT: Corrosion under multi-layer structures is a significant problem for the Air Force. The ability to detect this corrosion rapidly over a large area is also very important. The Magneto-Optic Imager (MOI) is an eddy current visualization tool that has been accepted in the market and has demonstrated the ability to rapidly inspect large areas. The principle application of the MOI within t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Nonlinear Dielectric Nanocomposites for High Frequency Operation

    SBC: SIENNA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF08T030

    This SBIR program will develop a highly non-linear polymer-ceramic nanocomposite capable of operation at >1 GHz. Highly non-linear, nanocrystalline ceramic dielectric particles will by synthesized via sol-gel processing. We will control the chemical composition and particle size to obtain nanosize particles with a high dielectric constant (e>1000), low loss (1 m length) for pulse forming or nonl ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force

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