Award Data

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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 June, 2020.

  1. Software-Only Front-End Processors for Satellite Command and Control

    SBC: AMERGINT Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF131067

    ABSTRACT: The development of software front-ends with enhanced capabilities is critical to affordable satellite missions. New space vehicles, even small satellites, are significantly more capable than their predecessors. Concepts like disaggregation and hosted payloads are driving mission timelines to new extremes. Gone are the days of 10-year development cycles. New ground systems need to suppor ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Shared Aperture Non-mechanical Beam Steering for FLIR/3D SWIR LADAR

    SBC: Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF141180

    ABSTRACT:A SWIR 3D imaging LADAR architecture is proposed in which it shares the aperture with a FLIR sensor. To enable this combined passive and active sensor system, wide angle non-mechanical beam steering (NMBS) will be implemented at the exit window/entrance pupil of the system. Due to the large steering angles the SWIR LADAR is not constrained to the FOV of the passive MWIR sensor, freeing it ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. High Power Fiber Laser Array High Accuracy Pointing and End Preparation

    SBC: OPTICAL ENGINES, INC            Topic: MDA13019

    This proposed phase 2 program builds on the foundations established in the phase 1 effort to demonstrate both a one dimensional close packed removable array for spectrally combined systems, and a two dimensional large collimated array for both diffractive optical element (DOE) coherently combined systems and also for multi aperture systems. This proposed program is well within Optical Engines exp ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Extreme Long Life High Energy Battery

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA13011

    State-of-the-art battery power sources cannot adequately meet the combined energy density and long life requirements of existing and emerging military applications such as environmental sensors and other sensitive systems. There is a need for a new battery technology that can provide high-energy and long-life in a small robust form factor. In Phase I, ADA Technologies Inc. (ADA) successfully dem ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Thermal Ground Planes for High Power Solid-State Lasers

    SBC: i2C Solutions, LLC            Topic: MDA13022

    A key challenge toward future directed energy systems is the development of power and thermal management technologies needed to support the laser systems, particularly pump diodes.I2C Solutions and the University of Colorado have developed a Thermal Ground Plane (TGP) technology that interfaces with doide laser bars in order to spread heat and transport it to the laser cooling loop.During Phase II ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. All Solid-State Rechargeable Batteries for Throttleable Divert and Attitude Control Systems (TDACS)

    SBC: Soild Power, Inc.            Topic: MDA13005

    A key design feature affecting the performance and reliability of TDACS is the on-board energy storage system. Current systems utilize thermal batteries to meet their on-board energy storage needs. However, current thermal batteries have several notable limitations that can negatively impact mission assurance. Most notable are their relatively low energy density, their manufacturing complexity, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Thermal Isolation Technology for Large-Format Li-ion Batteries

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF141071

    ABSTRACT:Large format lithium-ion batteries with ineffective cell isolation are potentially hazardous when exposed to conditions such as crush, overcharge, discharge, high temperature and internal short circuit. The recent Boeing incidents and similar incidents in the automotive industry underscore the importance of current research into the root causes and safety hazards associated with such batt ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Conformal High-Efficiency Emitter Systems Enhancement (CHEESE)

    SBC: First RF Corporation            Topic: AF141045

    ABSTRACT:In this Phase II effort, FIRST RF proposes a pragmatic approach targeting small UAS systems but easily scalable to meet the demands of any platform. Small tactical aircraft have drag constraints but have challenges of extremely tight payload restrictions, limited internal space and available power. For these platforms, FIRST RF proposes a low profile, multi-band antenna requiring no inter ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Enabling Automated Real-Time AFSCN Scheduling- Ace Premier Intelligent Distributed Scheduler (AceIDS)

    SBC: Braxton Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF131069

    ABSTRACT:Braxtons primary goal is to leverage our Phase I prototyping and continue research to evolve the ACE Premier Intelligent Distributed Scheduler (AceIDS) products capability to automatically optimize AFSCN and non-AFSCN (commercial provisioning) resource allocation. We fuse electronically-generated routine and real-time priority access requests with real-time space and ground resource statu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. GPS PNT Flexible Satellite Modulation

    SBC: NAVSYS CORPORATION, THE            Topic: AF141122

    ABSTRACT:The objective of this effort is to investigate designs and possible options for a Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) flexible satellite for GPS to enhance PNT capabilities at a low cost.A desired feature to help overcome GPS coverage issues due to terrain, spoofing, jamming and interference is to broadcast military signals at higher power than the civilian signals.Under the Phase I SB ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
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