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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. Ultra-lightweight Lubrication Free Hybrid Carbon Composite Ring-less Piston Engines for Remotely Piloted Aircraft

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: AF181034

    Lightweight high performance engines capable of operating on multiple fuels are a strategic requirement for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAs). Seals for reciprocating piston engines are of particular importance. Heretofore, very lightweight all carbon-carbon (C-C) composite engines in a ring-less piston configuration were developed, fully demonstrated and utilized in lightweight vehicle racing. Thi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. High Performance Radiation Hardened Solar Power

    SBC: REGHER SOLAR LLC            Topic: AF181040

    Reducing degradation of solar arrays is critically important for Orbital Transfer Elements (OTE). Currently used III-V solar cells suffer from radiation induced degradation.In this project we propose novel ultrathin bifacial silicon solar cells for OTE, which are rad-hard, enabling low degradation, and reducing the cost both in $/W and $/kg by a factor of 10 compared to III-V cells.Ultrathin bifac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Low-Cost Innovative Connections for Broadband Photonic Devices

    SBC: Norcon Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF181055

    Advanced R&D breakthroughs in integrated photonics, in parallel with the launch of the Advanced Institute for Manufacturing: Photonics (AIM Photonics), make feasible the production of manufacturable photonic integrated circuits (PIC).Presently, however, PICs are limited primarily to a small wavelength region (near 1550nm) dictated by telecom needs, or rely on glass waveguide technology that does n ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Broadband Fiber Optic Components for DoD Applications based on Tellurite Glass Fibers

    SBC: NP Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF181055

    Development of passive optical fibers and fiber-based components for transport and distribution of laser energy between optical components and around an optical platform would be a great advance in laser and optical system design. Particularly compelling would be fibers and fiber-based functional elements capable of transmitting laser power with low loss over a wide wavelength range from UV to LWI ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Heterogeneous Porous Media for Thermal Transport Mitigation in Hypersonics

    SBC: S. D. MILLER AND ASSOCIATES P.L.L.C.            Topic: AF161005

    S. D. Miller and Associates (SDMA) developed Opacified Fibrous Insulation (OFI) to replace MultiLayer Insulation (MLI) on the Falcon hypersonic vehicles.In 2015, OFI demonstrated improved efficiency in Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (HIAD) TPS, and became part of the preferred HIAD TPS.In Phase I, SDMA demonstrated OFI production in continuous rolls in a 12-in. width using pilot pro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Prediction of Boundary Layer Transition on Hypersonic Vehicles in Large-Scale Wind Tunnels and Flight

    SBC: Arizona Engineering Science LLC            Topic: AF161024

    A robust and computationally efficient "Versatile Transition Prediction Methodology" (VTPM) for hypersonic boundary layers is developed, verified and validated. VTPMis based on two approaches: (1) A frequency domain linearized Navier-Stokes solver (VTPM-FD), and (2) an adaptive mesh-refinement wave-packet tracking technique (VTPM-WPT). Both approaches build on the governing equations in their most ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Uniformed Aeroelastic ROM Realization Across Flight Parameter Space for Dynamic Flight Simulation

    SBC: Zona Technology, Inc            Topic: AF161026

    The technical objective of the Phase II project is to develop the production-ready Dynamic Flight Simulation (DFS) system using the F-15 Saudi as a testbed and validate it with the F-15 Saudi flight test data. The key element in the DFS system is the Reduced-Order-Model (ROM)-based aeroelastic solver with an embedded aerodynamic forces database that is generated by a steady Navier-Stokes solver an ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Multi-Attribute Circuit Authentication and Reliability Techniques

    SBC: Alphacore, Inc.            Topic: AF161140

    Alphacore will develop a design flow and library elements for incorporating process- and design-based self-ID and authentication circuitry into typical analog IP blocks. We will design and fabricate key radio frequency front-end building blocks utilizing the prototype flow and library elements. circuitry will be Tested and characterized to verify that the added circuitry is a successful realizatio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Integrated Circuit Authentication and Reliability Tool and Techniques

    SBC: Alphacore, Inc.            Topic: AF161141

    Alphacore is developing an Integrated Circuit Authentication and Reliability Tool that will allow the Air Force to identify and authenticate DER components after they have undergone the DER process. This will apply to older systems, that need replacement parts that are no longer in production and are generally not available from reliable supply sources. Alphacore will develop, fabricate, character ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) for Moderate Data Rate Communications (MMDR)

    SBC: W5 TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: AF171043

    The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) is designed to replace UHF SATCOM with enhanced capacity and performance, modern crypto and modern protocols. The MUOS waveform is being ported to a number of software defined radios (SDRs) that will soon be fielded and capable of utilizing the MUOS network of geosynchronous satellites and ground transport. Once these radios are in place, the process of movi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force

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