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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. Integrated, High-Performance Spacecraft Technologies for the Next Generation of Small Satellite Missions

    SBC: NOVI LLC            Topic: AF182066

    The proposed effort aims to design and additively manufacture a highly-integrated 12U-class spacecraft bus to demonstrate increased performance, functionality and payload volume (relative to todays conventionally assembled spacecraft that use a variety of commoditized components from different suppliers and integrate them together in a bolt-on manner).Specific Phase I activities will include a cri ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Horizon: Additive Manufacturing Qualification Measurement System

    SBC: Made In Space, Inc.            Topic: AF182073

    MIS is a global leader in manufacturing technologies for harsh environments. MIS developed, owns and operates a commercial Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) aboard the International Space Station (ISS), for both government and commercial use. Over multiple years of operation, MIS developed quality processes that ensure successful printing in AMF aboard the ISS. These processes include ground t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. On-Orbit Small Spacecraft Servicing System

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: AF182080

    The use of small satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) is increasing every year. The expected lifetime of these platforms is smaller than many of their larger kin. Many efforts are underway to enable satellite-servicing missions to autonomously repair, recover, or extend the utility of large satellites. Due to the increase of the small satellite platform, forward ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Enhanced Lethality in Smaller Form Factor via Structural Reactive Materials

    SBC: ENERGETIC MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS, INC.            Topic: AF182087

    EMPI demonstrates a path to structural reactive material (SRM) fragments based on past work developing reactive material formulations. One project extended Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control (LMMFC) ICEPK technology. Quasi-static pressure values of ~2x the reference material was demonstrated in Southwest Research Institutes (SwRI) ballistic calorimeter at ~2800 ft/sec. This effect allows for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. High Density, High Entropy Reactive Materials

    SBC: Matsys Incorporated            Topic: AF182087

    MATSYS proposes to develop high density and high strength reactive materials (RMs) with a high energy density to enhance warhead performance, especially during penetration and post-penetration of air-delivered munitions. The specific intent is to fabricate structural surrogates for conventional steel components of the munition body to significantly enhance their lethality. The proposed structural ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Advanced Type-II SLS Materials for HOT MWIR FPA Applications

    SBC: INTELLIEPI IR, INC            Topic: AF182088

    This Phase I SBIR proposes to develop high-quality high-performance infrared epitaxy materials based on Type II SLS absorber material strain balanced to GaSb substrate for Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) seeker FPA applications. The materials will be developed to ensure that this effort will benefit from advanced unipolar barrier detector design and exceptional detector characterization capabilities. The ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Remote Monitoring of Sensors during Composite Curing

    SBC: ADVANCED PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF182091

    ThermoPulse is a wireless temperature sensing system that has been demonstrated to accurately and reliably read internal cure/bond temperatures of composites at depths to one-inch through common bagging materials using embedded sensors small enough to not degrade the structural performance of the composite.This project proposes meet the Air Force need for increased reading distance by modifying th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Modeling and Property Measurement Tools for Corrosion Resistant Aircraft Design and Maintenance

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: AF182092

    Design for corrosion resistance and corrosion prediction for maintenance are both required to achieve sustainment cost and operational readiness objectives over the life cycle of an aircraft.Mixed material aircraft structures are susceptible to galvanic corrosion, and it is estimated that more than 80% of aircraft fatigue damage initiates by galvanic corrosion.To improve design and maintenance pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Next-Generation Conductive Coating for Advanced Aircraft

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: AF182094

    Conductive coatings, putties and adhesives are used on aircraft structures to control electrostatic discharge and provide lightning strike protection.Electrical contact of these conductive materials with alloy components creates the potential for significant corrosion.Standard silver-filled conductive paints are very costly and a large maintenance burden when they need to be removed and replaced.A ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Develop Capability to Measure the Health of High Impedance Resistive Materials

    SBC: Texas Research Institute, Austin, Inc.            Topic: AF182096

    Texas Research Institute Austin proposes to team with a premier university and a DoD prime aircraft contractor to demonstrate feasibility of a modified pitch-catch RF energy method to measure resistivity of thin resistive coatings covered by dielectric topcoats.Phase I will also develop and demonstrate reflection measurement simultaneous to the pitch-catch approach.The combined data will allow, wi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force

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