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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Improved Bearing Compartment Sealing for Gas Turbine Engines

    SBC: ADVANCED COMPONENTS & MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: AF071172

    Carbon seals generlly used for bearing compartments will incrasingly become unsuitable for future gas turbine engines with higher buffer air temperatures, higher pressur and rotor surface speeds.Phase I effort will focus on a synergistic approach including advanced materials and design.Three materials including a (Ti,Mo)(C,N) cermet, B-C composite and a current high temperature grade carbon MAT-12 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Enhanced, All-Weather Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) Sense and Avoid (SAA)

    SBC: FLIGHT SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF071257

    This SBIR Phase I proposal requests $99739 for Flight Safety Technologies, Inc. to investigate the feasibility and all-weather capability of a novel radar concept as an active, non-cooperative SAA sensor for UAVs. The concept radar, which we call Unicorn, is a narrow-band pulsed radar operating around a center frequency of 5.145 GHz in the aviation C-band, which has been approved for this develop ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. 3-D Woven Conformal Antenna Structures

    SBC: APPLIED RADAR, INC.            Topic: AF05238

    New missions require that airborne radars operate at increasing ranges with higher target resolution. This combination necessitates the cost-effective deployment of large apertures while maintaining aerodynamic performance. Externally mounted antenna arrays are not a satisfactory solution due to the large size at low frequencies, for example with UHF foliage penetration radar. Another approach emp ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. 3-D Woven Conformal Antenna Structures

    SBC: APPLIED RADAR, INC.            Topic: AF05238

    Applied Radar proposes to investigate a new method of incorporating microwave antenna and feed components directly into airframe structural members. This method is based on the 3-D weaving of a resin transfer molded (RTM) fiber reinforcement preform that meets both RF and structural requirements. The result will be lighter weight, higher performance radar and communications antenna arrays for both ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. A 71 to 86 GHz Digital Communications Transceiver with 5 GHz Instantaneous Bandwidth

    SBC: APPLIED RADAR, INC.            Topic: AF03208

    A W-band digital communications transceiver will be developed with 5 GHz instantaneous bandwidth utilizing the 71 - 76 and 81 - 86 GHz frequency spectrum recently allocated by the FCC. This project has both military and commercial applications for SATCOM and Point-to-Point digital communications using formats such as 1.25 Gbps and 10 Gbps Ethernet for extremely wideband data and video transmission ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. X-Band Digital Transmit Module for DBF Transmit/Receive Array

    SBC: APPLIED RADAR, INC.            Topic: AF02197

    An X-band digital transmit module will be developed that is suitable for phased-array radar and communications applications. This proposed Phase II SBIR will combine our Phase-I X-band transmit module design with a DBF receiver that Applied Radar is developing through separate (non-SBIR) funding from AFRL. In addition, we will investigate the development of a synthesizer to provide a common LO sig ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. EHF Wideband Digital Beamforming Array for SATCOM

    SBC: APPLIED RADAR, INC.            Topic: N/A


    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. X-Band Multi-Channel Digital Beamforming Transmit Array Employing both Waveform Agility and Spatial Diversity

    SBC: APPLIED RADAR, INC.            Topic: N/A

    "A multi-channel transmit array is to be developed for high-speed digital communications and radar applications. Digital beamforming (DBF) will be combined with direct digital synthesis (DDS) waveform generation to achieve a system capable of using bothwaveform diversity and spatial diversity. Multiple simultaneous transmit beams will be generated that may be configured and scanned digitally. Usin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Drilling 170 Micron Diameter Holes


    "The U.S. Air Force must develop the ability to rapidly drill many millions of 170 micron diameter holes through metal plates, to form injector heads as part of its ABL program. The holes must be high quality, non-invasive to the surrounding metal, and theprocess must be less labor and time intensive than present methods. As discussed in this proposal the physics of material removal with pulsed ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Compliant Brush Shroud Casing Development for Aircraft Engine Compressors


    The proposed Phase II program will optimize the design and manufacturing process of a compliant brush shroud casing. Recent tests at Wright Laboratories with staged brush seals have demonstrated significantly increased blade to shroud rub tolerance of acompliant casing. Phase I of the program is expected to demonstrate the feasibility of two innovative brush shroud designs with lower cost and we ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force

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