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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. Bulk Non-Equilibrium Materials by Shockwave Consolidation

    SBC: TXL GROUP, INC.            Topic: AF141006

    ABSTRACT: Phase 1 research will validate an approach for material synthesis that combines mechanical alloying with explosive powder consolidation to produce bulk materials with novel properties. The main advantage to the approach is that it can be applied to diverse material systems, including the creation of alloys with otherwise insoluble constituents. An additional advantage is that it has a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Shockwave Consolidation of Materials

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: AF141006

    ABSTRACT: Oceanit proposes to develop multiphase composite materials using shockwave consolidation approach. New materials will have exceptionally high mechanical strength, thermal and electrical conductivity as compare to current state-of-art technology. Oceanit"s prior experience in designing and fabricating novel will be critical in the success of the proposed effort. BENEFIT: Design future ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Improve Energy Source for NDI Equipment Tools

    SBC: PH MATTER, LLC            Topic: AF141204

    ABSTRACT: Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) equipment, such as Eddy Current (EC) and Ultrasonic Testing (UT), provide important tools for the Air Force to characterize flaws, cracks, and/or defects in aircraft, thus monitoring potential safety issues. This equipment is typically hand-held, and used by maintenance crew in flight lines and hangars to inspect aircraft. The U.S. Air Force currently ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Innovative DMFC Power Supply for NDI Hand Tools


    ABSTRACT: The Air Force regularly uses eddy current and ultrasonic NDI equipment which can be configured with a wide range of battery chemistries. Many of these battery chemistries, which include toxic heavy metals, are detrimental to the environment and can be difficult and costly to dispose of. The Air Force is seeking a new power supply for applicable NDI equipment that reduces the environment ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Non-Destructive Inspection for Medium Caliber Gun Barrel Fatigue Crack

    SBC: Prime Photonics, LC            Topic: AF141205

    ABSTRACT: Prime Photonics is developing an ultrasonically enhanced magnetic field detection system that will measure defects, voids and residual stresses in ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Successful development and deployment of this technology will enable on condition replacement of critical components, increasing safety and reducing cost. This product can also be part of an integrated logis ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Quantitative Gun Barrel Diagnostics with Remote Field Eddy Currents and Artificial Intelligence

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: AF141205

    ABSTRACT: Gun barrels have a variety of failure modes that must be monitored over the life of a barrel. Fatigue cracking is one of the most critical failure modes and can result in catastrophic barrel rupture if not detected and addressed. Currently, there is no existing NDI method or equipment to assess fatigue cracking within the barrel wall. Luna"s proposed technique has the advantage of autom ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Residual Stress Determination for Cold Expanded Holes

    SBC: Texas Research Institute, Austin, Inc.            Topic: AF141207

    ABSTRACT: Cold working has been used for holes in aircraft structure to extend fatigue life for decades. This procedure can be used as a terminating action or as an inspection interval extension. To have confidence in the process, the Air Force needs an inspection tool that can conclusively determine of the cold work process has been applied to a hole, and if the results are within process specif ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Validation Device for Cold Expanded Holes

    SBC: RESODYN CORPORATION            Topic: AF141207

    ABSTRACT: Resodyn Corporation proposes to develop a portable, cost effective, near-surface residual stress measuring tools based on electromagnetic principles. Resodyn Corporation has patented technology developed for validating cold expanded button head rivet holes.The first application in Phase I is to apply this technology to countersunk cold expanded rivet holes in 7075 aluminum. In Phase I ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Material and Process Specification Optimization

    SBC: Engineering And Software System Solutions, Inc.            Topic: AF141208

    ABSTRACT: As financial constraints become more pronounced for the DOD, and industry in general, the need for efficiency and elimination of waste becomes ever more important. Factories and repair depots expend tremendous amounts of resources applying high technology coatings to improve the performance of components and systems. The materials and application processes used for these coatings have ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Integrated In-process Strategy for Material and Process Specification Optimization

    SBC: RELIACOAT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: AF141208

    ABSTRACT: The thermal spray process has many inherent complexities within each sub-process including feedstock manufacturing, component surface preparation and masking, torch parameter selection, robot trajectory and laboratory coating evaluation. Each sub-process is governed by rigid specifications that provide thermal spray applicators with procedural and process guidelines throughout the appl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force

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