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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. AF22A-T001: Active techniques for ground-based space domain awareness

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

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Directed Energy TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Sensors; Electronics; Battlespace OBJECTIVE: The objective of this project is to develop and demonstrate key components that would help make sodium-beacon or Rayleigh-beacon adaptive optics practical for military, ground-to-space imaging applications. Current commercial laser systems used to produce sodium and Rayleigh beacons were devel ...

    STTRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  2. AF22A-T002: Additive Manufacturing Techniques for Astronomical Mirror

    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 OBJECTIVE: This topic's outcome will be ability to create a telescope mirror not requiring much/any figuring to be usable for observing space objects. DESCRIPTION: Efforts will aim to develop techniques/technologies to allow 3D printing at nanometer scales to produce parabolic/spherical mirrors requiring little to n ...

    STTRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  3. AF22A-T003: Distributed Satellite Autonomy and Multi-perspective Data Fusion

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

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Autonomy TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Space Platform OBJECTIVE: Research and develop algorithms applied distributed satellite autonomy for clustered satellite systems as well as leveraging multi-perspective observations and measurements. DESCRIPTION: Academic circles have investigated the topic of distributed collaborative control and autonomy for decades and recent applications ...

    STTRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  4. AF22A-T004: Satellite Fault Identification

    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: Space Platform OBJECTIVE: Currently, for USSF satellites there is a team of >5 SMEs furiously monitoring the state of a satellite's health. Fault classification software plus already existing fault detection software would remove the need for constant monitoring. This would not only allow the operators to focus ...

    STTRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  5. AF22A-T005: Characterization of Store Trajectory Dynamics Released from Internal Cavities Using Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Other Advanced Data Analysis Techniques

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

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Information Systems; Air Platform OBJECTIVE: This topic's objective is to develop analysis techniques via application of machine learning, artificial intelligence and/or other advanced data analysis techniques to evaluate and characterize large amounts of trajectory data generated for stores released from an i ...

    STTRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  6. AF22A-T006: Development of Integrated Infrared Focal Plane Arrays on Si, Requiring No Hybridization

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

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Microelectronics TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Sensors OBJECTIVE: This topic seeks to develop infrared focal plane arrays (FPAs) directly onto silicon readout integrated circuitry without hybridization, operating at 2 um or longer, and using GeSn or GeSiSn absorbing layers. DESCRIPTION: Conventional short- and mid-wave infrared (SWIR and MWIR) detectors based on III-V (i.e., GaI ...

    STTRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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