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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. Cell Isolation Materials for Deflagration Prevention and Projectile Containment in Li-ion Batteries

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF182054

    Lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries are ubiquitous in Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs), generating more efficient and effective systems. The increase in Li-ion cells also represents an increase in hazardous cell failure instances. Electrical shorting, overcharging, over-discharging, and physical damage to the cells can result in thermal runaway (TR), yielding violent and explosive events tha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Liquid Injection Modeling for High Enthalpy Air Breathing Propulsion Applications

    SBC: Tetra Research Corporation            Topic: AF182056

    A critical aspect of high-speed air-breathing propulsion systems is liquid fuel injection into supersonic flow.The lack of understanding of primary and secondary breakup of liquid columns into droplets, spray plume interaction with shocks and droplet evaporation in high enthalpy flows can only be partially mitigated by targeted experiments.To fill in essential insight, the development of numerical ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Advanced High Temperature Capable Materials and Coatings Integration with 200 lbt Low-Cost Turbojet for Increased Performance

    SBC: SPYTEK AEROSPACE CORPORATION            Topic: AF182059

    The role of class III UAVs is becoming prevalent for high altitude DOD operations.Turbine engine concepts, capable of long lives and reliability, with minimal maintenance, high fuel efficiency, altitude capability, low noise, operating in austere environments, produced at low cost are required.Spytek proposes to use its newly developed J302-GMX-2 200 lbt turbojet developed under a SOSSEC/LCMC cont ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Low Cost High Performance Solar Arrays for SmallSats and CubeSats

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: AF182066

    MicroLink Devices proposes to integrate its high-efficiency, lightweight, and flexible solar sheet technology onto cube and small satellites at greatly reduced costs over conventional CIC technology.MicroLinks epitaxial lift-off (ELO) based solar cells have efficiencies of 30% at 1-sun AM0 with specific powers more than 2000 W/kg.This is a breakthrough technology that can answer the needs of the A ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Electronically Tunable Narrow-Band Infrared Focal Plane Array Based on the Quantum-Confined Stark Effect in Colloidal Quantum Dots

    SBC: SIVANANTHAN LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: AF182068

    Spectral imaging in the infrared enables cameras to not only detect objects in the scene, but also provide information that can be used to determine their chemical composition. Variations in emissivity can be exploited using spectral imaging to improve contrast and object detection. In addition, certain spectral bands can be exploited to reduce visual degradation caused by dust and weather obscura ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Compound semiconductor bypass and blocking diodes with improved temperature and radiation performance

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: AF182069

    In this Phase I program we will demonstrate the feasibility of building high-performance diodes for space arrays using compound semiconductors. Wider bandgap materials offer not only higher breakdown voltages using thinner device structures, they also enable substantially improved high-temperature performance and enhanced radiation resistance. We will first carry out a trade study using advanced d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Standardized Scalable Components for ESPA-Class Power Systems

    SBC: ROCCOR, LLC            Topic: AF182074

    Roccor proposes to develop the Atom Array family of advanced solar arrays that advance the miniaturization of power generation components within a state-of-the-art, high performance solar array sub-system.The Atom Array architecture is purposely designed for ease of scalability (from 2.3kW down to 160W on an ESPA-class satellite) using a modular PV panel assembly and a fan fold array architecture, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Magnetic Capture Technology for Affordable Microsat/Nanosat Servicing

    SBC: ALTIUS SPACE MACHINES, INC.            Topic: AF182080

    Satellite servicing is a major emerging space operations capability. However current satellites servicing is primarily limited to large GEO spacecraft. Altius proposes developing a magnetic capture technology and magnetic grappling interface that can allow affordable satellite servicing in LEO of spacecraft as small as cubesats.In this Phase I effort, Altius proposes developing a proof-of-concept ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Magnetic Modular Interfaces and Robotics for Affordable Satellite Servicing

    SBC: ALTIUS SPACE MACHINES, INC.            Topic: AF182082

    Altius Space Machines seeks to work with potential satellite servicing customers to identify desirable variants of its MagTag architecture, a robust and low-impact magnetic interface for use in plug-and-play enhancement or replacement modules for satellite subsystems. By the conclusion of the Phase I effort, Altius will have performed functional testing on a proof-of-concept prototype of a high-pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Integrating the ALE3D Hydrocode with MEVA and Endgame Framework

    SBC: Illinoisrocstar, L.L.C.            Topic: AF182086

    The goal of this effort is to develop seamless integration between MEVA and Ale3D for high-fidelity modeling of penetrator performance, and lethality/vulnerability assessment. The approach proposed will enable inclusion of arbitrary physics-modeling capabilities as plugin extensions to MEVA utilizing Illinois Rocstar's in-house physics coupling software IMPACT and meshing software NEMoSys. Illinoi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force

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