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NOTE: The Solicitations and topics listed on this site are copies from the various SBIR agency solicitations and are not necessarily the latest and most up-to-date. For this reason, you should visit the respective agency SBIR sites to read the official version of the solicitations and download the appropriate forms and rules.


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  1. AF221-0001: Experimental Digital Twins for Multi-GNSS Integrity Monitoring

    Release Date: 12-01-2021Open Date: 01-12-2022Due Date: 02-10-2022Close Date: 02-10-2022

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Network Command, Control and Communications; Autonomy; Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning; General Warfighting Requirements (GWR) TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Sensors; Space Platform; Information Systems OBJECTIVE: Develop experimental digital twin concepts for “eCreate before You Aviate” offering new digital engineering perspectives to competitive market-driven acquisitio ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  2. AF221-0002: Low C-SWaP EO/IR Sensor Technology for Attritable Platforms

    Release Date: 12-01-2021Open Date: 01-12-2022Due Date: 02-10-2022Close Date: 02-10-2022

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: General Warfighting Requirements (GWR) TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Sensors OBJECTIVE: The objective of this topic is to develop low cost, size, weight, and power (C-SWaP) electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) sensing technologies and capabilities that can be incorporated onto attritable platforms. The resultant sensing technology/capability will support air-to-ground mission areas in con ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  3. AF221-0003: Effect of Control Surface Damage and External Defects on System Flight Dynamics

    Release Date: 12-01-2021Open Date: 01-12-2022Due Date: 02-10-2022Close Date: 02-10-2022

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Directed Energy; General Warfighting Requirements (GWR) TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Air Platform OBJECTIVE: Develop a flight dynamics model capable of assessing the impact of externally generated defects in the outer mold line or control surfaces on the overall flight stability for high-speed aircraft and missiles. DESCRIPTION: Defects on the outer mold or control surfaces of ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  4. AF221-0004: Programmability of Niche Military Open Architectures

    Release Date: 12-01-2021Open Date: 01-12-2022Due Date: 02-10-2022Close Date: 02-10-2022

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Network Command, Control and Communications; Autonomy; Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Sensors; Information Systems OBJECTIVE: Develop programmability aid technologies to enable broad adoption of military sensor software focused open architectures. DESCRIPTION: Open architectures (OAs) provide mechanisms for faster technology refresh, techn ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  5. AF221-0005: Image-based COTS Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) Measurement

    Release Date: 12-01-2021Open Date: 01-12-2022Due Date: 02-10-2022Close Date: 02-10-2022

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Directed Energy TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Space Platform; Materials OBJECTIVE: Develop an image-based system operated by a minimally trained operator for rapid BRDF generation. DESCRIPTION: Generating realistic and radiometrically accurate images of modeled scenes, both for computer graphics and remote sensing applications, requires a complete description of the reflection f ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  6. AF221-0006: Mid-Infrared High Efficiency Broadband Diffraction Gratings for Ultra- Short Pulse Compression

    Release Date: 12-01-2021Open Date: 01-12-2022Due Date: 02-10-2022Close Date: 02-10-2022

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Directed Energy TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Space Platform; Air Platform OBJECTIVE: This topic addresses the broadband nature of ultrafast optics and increase the efficiency of the diffractive elements in the Mid-InfraRed (MIR). Technological research areas which may enable reaching high efficiencies across broad bandwidths in the MIR include Ultrafast Laser Inscription (ULI) dire ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  7. AF221-0007: RF System Response and Analysis

    Release Date: 12-01-2021Open Date: 01-12-2022Due Date: 02-10-2022Close Date: 02-10-2022

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Directed Energy TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Electronics; Air Platform OBJECTIVE: Analysis performed under this topic will be used to develop the capability to utilize these detailed predictive models for systems of interest to the Air Force and other DoD entities. The Air Force seeks tools capable of evaluating system performance of an actively tracking RF seeker system subject to ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  8. AF221-0008: Satellite and Debris Discrimination and Identification

    Release Date: 12-01-2021Open Date: 01-12-2022Due Date: 02-10-2022Close Date: 02-10-2022

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Directed Energy; Network Command, Control and Communications; Autonomy TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Sensors; Information Systems; Battlespace OBJECTIVE: This topic seeks new methodologies to characterize and discriminate between classes of space objects using available sensing and imaging technologies and be compatible with future imaging ground and space-based assets. The proposed ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  9. AF221-0009: Enabling Thermal Solutions for Future Laser Weapon Systems

    Release Date: 12-01-2021Open Date: 01-12-2022Due Date: 02-10-2022Close Date: 02-10-2022

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Directed Energy TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Electronics; Materials; Air Platform; Battlespace OBJECTIVE: Perhaps the most critical obstacle limiting the scalability of Laser Weapon Systems is rugged, low volume and weight thermal dissipation architectures. Lightweight, compact system thermal management begins in the laser source itself. DESCRIPTION: High Energy Laser Weapon S ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  10. AF221-0010: Innovative Solutions for Laser Weapon Components, Devices, and Subsystems

    Release Date: 12-01-2021Open Date: 01-12-2022Due Date: 02-10-2022Close Date: 02-10-2022

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Directed Energy TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Air Platform OBJECTIVE: The objective of this topic is to advance the state-of-the-art in beam quality control in high energy lasers for directed energy applications through the development of a functional intra- or extra-cavity hardware/software implementation which would ultimately result in an innovative, robust, and scalable solution ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
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