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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. Automated Scaling Software for Oblique Incidence Ionograms

    SBC: Northwest Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: AF151098

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this solicitation is to develop real-time automatic scaling software for oblique ionograms (OIs).In Phase I, using recently developed mathematical concepts of sparsity and fractional norms, we have developed a novel method for detecting the desired trace data and determining whether a given point is an ordinary magnetoionic mode (O) or an extraordinary mode (X) while red ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Integrated Software to Predict Material Degradation in Special Technology Coatings

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF151118

    The Air Force faces challenges related to selecting, maintaining and repairing coatings that protect and enhance the performance of critical components in gas turbine engines. Coatings must maintain performance despite experiencing several degrading mechanical, thermal and chemical impacts.In Phase I, CFDRC demonstrated feasibility of a physics-based model to compute damage progression under stres ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Hydrogenation of SLS for Defect Mitigation of III-V-based Infrared Detectors

    SBC: AMETHYST RESEARCH INCORPORATED            Topic: AF151132

    Infrared devices fabricated using III-V strained-layer superlattice (SLS) materials have many advantages over present state-of-the-art HgCdTe detectors, e.g., cost, manufacturability, operability, and theoretically lower Auger generation rates. However, due to the presence of inherent growth related defects the SLS materials have not achieved full potential. While growth improvements are anticipat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Influence of Long-range Ionospheric and Atmospheric Effects on Surveillance and Communication Systems

    SBC: Northwest Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: AF151154

    Abstract: Electromagnetic signals used in communications and sensor systems can be seriously impacted after propagation through a region of the atmosphere or ionosphere disturbed by turbulence.This work will develop new physics-based technology that calculates EM propagation from HF to laser frequencies, including the effects of turbulence with long correlation length in the direction of propagati ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Impact of Hypersonic Flight Environment on Electro-Optic/Infrared (EO/IR) Sensors

    SBC: Analysis and Applications Associates, Inc.            Topic: AF15AT40

    EO/IR sensors can provide high spatial resolution images using multiple frequency bands ranging from the visible to mid-wave IR. EO/IR sensors have been very successful for terrain imaging from subsonic aircraft and from satellites. Imaging using these platforms has been studied extensively. EO/IR sensors can provide high spatial resolution images using multiple frequency bands ranging from the v ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Development of Adaptive Closure Models for Large Eddy Simulations of Lean Blow-Out Conditions

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF16AT14

    Next-generation turbulent combustion models must enable accurate prediction of lean blow-out and flashback for complex geometries, fuels and operating conditions relevant to the Air Force. Improved models are needed to better predict kinetically and hydr...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Improved MWIR LED Arrays on GaAs and Si Substrates for Scene Projectors

    SBC: AMETHYST RESEARCH INCORPORATED            Topic: AF16AT22

    The state-of-the-art in infrared scene projection uses micro-machined resistor arrays. While a proven technology, these arrays are limited in frame-rate and dynamic range, and can be prohibitively costly as array size increases. Alternative technologies ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Laser Ignition for Large Scale Combustion Air Heaters

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF141230

    ABSTRACT: Comprehensive assessment and rigorous documentation of a customized fiber optic coupled laser system suitable for installation into the AEDC Aerodynamic and Propulsion Test Unit (APTU) Combustion Air Heater (CAH) was completed. Phase I concluded fundamental fuel injection and combustion stability enhancement improvements are immediately required to assure robust ignition operation within ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Dual use, non-cryogenic operating temperature, mid-infrared laser

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Future IRCM laser transmitters are being developed based on optically pumped GaSb mid-infrared semiconductor laser, however, the current technology requires the laser to be operated at cryogenic temperature. Aculight and MIT Lincoln Laboratory propose toinvestigate methods to increase the operating temperature of these semiconductor lasers, which will dramatically decrease the cost of the laser t ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Space Qualified One Micron Lasers

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: N/A

    We propose a Yb:SFAP laser system, using a novel resonator scheme, that will provide over 1 J per pulse output at 100 Hz at high efficiency, in a package far more compact, lower mass and efficient that conventional systems. The high-pulse-energy poweroscillator architecture is especially suited to space platforms where weight, volume, cooling and efficiency are particularly important. The propos ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force

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