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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. DELPHI: Decision-aid using Event Likelihood Probabilities for Hypothesis-based Intelligence

    SBC: Numerica Corporation            Topic: AF182043

    Maintaining situational awareness in the modern era requires effectively predicting potential adversary actions and tasking (but not overtaxing) sensors to monitor them. Numerica will automate and enhance this process by developing a Decision-aid using Event Likelihood Probabilities for Hypothesis-based Intelligence (DELPHI) software suite. DELPHI will autonomously generate hypotheses about advers ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Human-Centered Workflows for Interacting with Automated Processing Systems

    SBC: Numerica Corporation            Topic: AF182045

    US military and intelligence agencies continuously collect, process, and analyze data and have invested significant resources in automatic data extraction and effective search and analytics tools. While data quality is critical, current workflows do not support expert feedback to correct or improve data utility or aid training of algorithms. Instead, errors are left uncorrected, new insights not d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Cell Isolation Materials for Deflagration Prevention and Projectile Containment in Li-ion Batteries

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF182054

    Lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries are ubiquitous in Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs), generating more efficient and effective systems. The increase in Li-ion cells also represents an increase in hazardous cell failure instances. Electrical shorting, overcharging, over-discharging, and physical damage to the cells can result in thermal runaway (TR), yielding violent and explosive events tha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Standardized Scalable Components for ESPA-Class Power Systems

    SBC: ROCCOR, LLC            Topic: AF182074

    Roccor proposes to develop the Atom Array family of advanced solar arrays that advance the miniaturization of power generation components within a state-of-the-art, high performance solar array sub-system.The Atom Array architecture is purposely designed for ease of scalability (from 2.3kW down to 160W on an ESPA-class satellite) using a modular PV panel assembly and a fan fold array architecture, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Magnetic Capture Technology for Affordable Microsat/Nanosat Servicing

    SBC: ALTIUS SPACE MACHINES, INC.            Topic: AF182080

    Satellite servicing is a major emerging space operations capability. However current satellites servicing is primarily limited to large GEO spacecraft. Altius proposes developing a magnetic capture technology and magnetic grappling interface that can allow affordable satellite servicing in LEO of spacecraft as small as cubesats.In this Phase I effort, Altius proposes developing a proof-of-concept ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Magnetic Modular Interfaces and Robotics for Affordable Satellite Servicing

    SBC: ALTIUS SPACE MACHINES, INC.            Topic: AF182082

    Altius Space Machines seeks to work with potential satellite servicing customers to identify desirable variants of its MagTag architecture, a robust and low-impact magnetic interface for use in plug-and-play enhancement or replacement modules for satellite subsystems. By the conclusion of the Phase I effort, Altius will have performed functional testing on a proof-of-concept prototype of a high-pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Shared-Aperture Polarization-Grating Beam Steering for Attritable Platforms

    SBC: Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF182109

    Beam control for a SWIR 3D imaging lidar which shares an aperture with a forward looking MWIR sensor is proposed. To enable this combined passive and active sensor architecture, polarization grating based non-mechanical beam steering (NMBS) will be investigated. Using the proposed beam control technology will enable the SWIR lidar to track and identify regions of interest within the MWIR sensor fi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Erosion Tolerant Snake Tongue Hollow Cathode

    SBC: Plasma Controls, LLC            Topic: AF182065

    Plasma Controls will work to develop an erosion tolerant, ultra long life, high power cathode electron emitter for electric propulsion technologies. Plasma Controls will address the most common wear out problems of hollow cathodes and proposes a unique solution, the "snake tongue", to combat the inevitable effects of sputter erosion.

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Li-Ion/Supercapacitor Hybrid Electrical Energy Storage System for Small Satellite Systems

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF182066

    ADA proposes the development of a LIC HEESS for CubeSat applications to afford high-pulse power (enabled by ADAs high-energy LIC) coupled to a high-energy Li-ion battery via our HEESS. Our LIC imparts battery level specific energy (>50 Wh/kg at the cell level) utilizing an asymmetric supercapacitor configuration while maintaining the sought after benefits of an electrochemical double-layer capacit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Intelligent Plume Mapping Payload (IPMP)

    SBC: Deep Analytics LLC            Topic: AF18BT009

    With recent programs that enable the airborne launch and recovery of UAVs, there are opportunities to provide aerial threat assessment in difficult to deploy areas. A valuable enhancement to the airborne-deployed UAV system are sensors that detect invisible threats such as chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) weapons. The Intelligent Plume Mapping Payload, proposed by ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force

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