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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. Multi-Sensor Space Object Tracking

    SBC: Numerica Corporation            Topic: AF103064

    ABSTRACT: Space surveillance or reconnaissance is that component of space situational awareness focused on the detection of resident space objects (RSOs) and the use of multisource data including available radar and electro-optical reports to support their tracking and identification. The proposed program aims to develop modern and robust approaches to tracking RSOs through the use of advanced u ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Very-Wide-Operating-Temperature Li Batteries Based on Unique Ionic Liquid Electrolytes Originally Developed for Electrochromics in Spacecraft Thermal

    SBC: Ashwin-Ushas Corporation            Topic: AF103065

    ABSTRACT: While secondary Li batteries have advanced significantly in the last 30 years, one of their critical deficiencies remains poor performance seen at low (+90 C) temperatures, due primarily to poor conductivity/ion mobility at these temperatures. This work seeks to use a new ionic liquid, developed in entirely unrelated work by this firm (in variable-emittance electr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. E-Band Gimbaled Dish Antenna

    SBC: First RF Corporation            Topic: AF103075

    ABSTRACT: FIRST RF proposes three lightweight E-Band gimbaled dish solutions that meet the need for scanning in two axes from a Geosynchronous Orbiting satellite (GEO). The designs are based on a gimbaled main reflector fore steering in one axis, but vary the method by which the orthogonal axis is scanned. During Phase I, FIRST RF will establish RF, mechanical, system and cost models of each a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. High-Data-Rate Radio-Frequency (RF) Crosslink Transceiver

    SBC: Seakr Engineering, Inc.            Topic: AF103077

    ABSTRACT: High-speed inter-satellite links (ISLs) are a key feature to improving satellite communications (satcom) bandwidth in support of global military operations. ISLs increase the number of paths in the network which tend to improve aggregate bandwidth, network survivability, and improve the global instantaneous transmission coverage. Along with expanding network ground coverage, ISLs prov ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Diode Lasers for Space-Based Cold Atom Clocks

    SBC: Princeton Optronics            Topic: AF103079

    ABSTRACT: Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) is a new technology which can be used for developing high performance laser components for cold atom Atomic Frequency Standards(AFS) technology. The narrow linewidth of these devices combined with high modulation bandwidth and large spacing between the longitudinal modes which makes them relatively immune to mode hopping, and their high r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Diode Laser Systems for Space-Based Cold Atom Clocks

    SBC: Vescent Photonics LLC            Topic: AF103079

    ABSTRACT: We propose to combine distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) laser diodes with novel sideband locking schemes, MEMS atomic vapor cells, and offset phase locking to produce compact frequency-agile laser systems capable of autonomous operation on spaced-based platforms and remote environments. A master laser will output up to 40 mW of usable power and be locked to an atomic vapor cell forming ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) for CubeSats

    SBC: BLUE CANYON TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: AF103083

    ABSTRACT: To overcome the limited Attitude Determination and Control performance of current Cubesats, Blue Canyon Technologies proposes a reliable, high performance design compatible with a variety of cubesat configurations. The BCT FleXible ADCS Cubesat Technology (XACT) architecture leverages a powerful processing core with BCT"s micro-CMG or micro-Reaction Wheel Assemblies to enable a new ge ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. High Compliance Carbon Nanotube based Thermal Interface Material for Space Applications

    SBC: COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, INC.            Topic: AF103086

    ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force is seeking high-thermal conductivity gaskets to improve the thermal efficiency of space-based electronic systems. Advanced gasket materials will enhance the performance of electronic packages by improving heat dissipation during operation. Moreover, thermal management systems are often large, relatively heavy components that add volume and weight to the spacecraft. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. A Modular High Power Solar Array for NanoSats

    SBC: M.M.A. Design LLC            Topic: AF103089

    ABSTRACT: With increased focus on development of highly capable Nanosat satellites and missions, innovations in spacecraft system design and architecture that yield high performance, modular and multi-function systems will enhance Air Force mission capability and flexibility. SWAP constraints in NanoSats necessitate this system approach to result in significant increases in performance and missi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Radiation-Hardened, Analog-to-Digital Converter with High-Bit Precision

    SBC: Astronix Research LLC            Topic: AF103092

    ABSTRACT: Astronix Research Corp. proposes a novel pipeline ADC in 45nm CMOS SOI with 2GSPS sample rate and 62dB SNDR dynamic performance at 1/2 Nyquist rate (10 bits SNDR). The approach is based on extensive analysis and simulation showing that with properly optimized architecture and circuit topologies, as well as other proprietary methods, a single pipeline of only 3 stages can achieve over ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force

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