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  1. DE-FOA-0002239: Aviation-Class Synergistically Cooled ElectricMotors with Integrated Drives (ASCEND)

    Release Date: 12-16-2019Open Date: 12-16-2019Due Date: 01-31-2020Close Date: 01-31-2020

    The ASCEND program supports the development of novel lightweight and ultra-efficient electric motors, drives, and associated thermal management system (collectively referred to as the all-electric powertrain) that will facilitate net-zero carbon emissions in the single-aisle, 150-200 passenger commercial aircraft segment. This FOA represents part of a wider ARPA-E effort in the development of enab ...

    SBIR/STTRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of EnergyARPA-E
  2. DE-FOA-0002241: Range Extenders for Electric Aviation with Low Carbon and High Efficiency (REEACH)

    Release Date: 12-16-2019Open Date: 12-16-2019Due Date: 01-31-2020Close Date: 01-31-2020

    ARPA-E seeks to mitigate the greenhouse gas emissions associated with commercial air travel at minimum economic cost by developing elements of an ultra-high efficient aircraft propulsion system that uses Carbon Neutral Liquid Fuels (CNLFs). Since these fuels generally either have lower specific-energies (kWh/kg) or are projected to have higher cost than traditional fossil-based jet fuels, ultra-hi ...

    SBIR/STTRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of EnergyARPA-E
  3. A20-001: ARMORS (Augmented Reality Maintainer-Operator Relay System): Real-time maintenance management software

    Release Date: 12-10-2019Open Date: 01-14-2020Due Date: 02-12-2020Close Date: 02-12-2020

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Info Systems, OBJECTIVE: Develop a software application to allow Soldiers to easily identify, document, and manage vehicle maintenance issues that includes an augmented-reality based guidance system for operators and mechanics. DESCRIPTION: The Army’s current approach to preventative vehicle maintenance is outdated and analog. Currently a soldier must locate the technical m ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseArmy
  4. A20-003: True Harvard Architecture RISC-V DSP

    Release Date: 12-10-2019Open Date: 01-14-2020Due Date: 02-12-2020Close Date: 02-12-2020

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Info Systems, OBJECTIVE: RISC-V is an open source instruction set architecture (ISA). The offeror shall develop a RISC-V Digital Signal Processor (DSP) architecture using a true Harvard cache and bus architecture (completely separate instruction and data bus architecture). DESCRIPTION: We are interested in RISC-V DSP architecture to create an open source DSP standard with pre ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseArmy
  5. A20-004: Using Artificial Intelligence to Optimize Logistics and Sustainment Trade-offs

    Release Date: 12-10-2019Open Date: 01-14-2020Due Date: 02-12-2020Close Date: 02-12-2020

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Info Systems, OBJECTIVE: Develop methods to use artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and real-time computational intelligence to optimize Army logistics and sustainment simulations and predictions for both legacy and future Army aviation systems. Identify aviation platform life cycle metrics, such as Materiel Availability (Am), Operational Availability (Ao), sparing ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseArmy
  6. A20-006: Articulated Landing Gear for Class IV UAS

    Release Date: 12-10-2019Open Date: 01-14-2020Due Date: 02-12-2020Close Date: 02-12-2020

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Air Platform OBJECTIVE: Develop an actively controlled, legged, articulated landing gear which significantly improves rugged landing capabilities of large UAS air vehicle. The articulated landing gear will also support landing under degraded visual environments (DVEs), shipboard landing, and extreme terrain operations. DESCRIPTION: Landing safely on uneven ground in unprepare ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseArmy
  7. A20-007: Compact Thermal Solutions through Advanced Manufacturing Techniques

    Release Date: 12-10-2019Open Date: 01-14-2020Due Date: 02-12-2020Close Date: 02-12-2020

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Electronics, OBJECTIVE: Additive Manufacturing is a quickly growing field of technology that has been adopted across the military and even deployed on the ISS by NASA. The technology allows for the creation of complex components that cannot be achieved using traditional subtractive methods such as machining. The CCDC Aviation and Missile Center is interested in using Additive ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseArmy
  8. A20-008: Additively Manufactured Functionally Graded Radomes for Hypersonic Vehicles

    Release Date: 12-10-2019Open Date: 01-14-2020Due Date: 02-12-2020Close Date: 02-12-2020

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Materials OBJECTIVE: Develop an advanced additive manufacturing technology for constructing functionally graded radomes for use in missiles and other hypersonic vehicles. DESCRIPTION: Radome is a cover or enclosure that protects radar antennas from environmental influences, and made from an electromagnetically transparent material. The radome can have a huge influence on sens ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseArmy
  9. A20-009: Transient Combustion Effects on Observable Signatures of Maneuvering Hypersonic Configurations

    Release Date: 12-10-2019Open Date: 01-14-2020Due Date: 02-12-2020Close Date: 02-12-2020

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Battlespace OBJECTIVE: Development of modeling tools that properly account for transient combustion effects on the observable signatures of maneuvering hypersonic configurations during extreme maneuvers. DESCRIPTION: The Army has in interest in the observable signatures of hypersonic configurations during extreme maneuvers. Such configurations may employ liquid or solid prope ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseArmy
  10. A20-010: Optimization of Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) Interfaces

    Release Date: 12-10-2019Open Date: 01-14-2020Due Date: 02-12-2020Close Date: 02-12-2020

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Materials OBJECTIVE: Demonstrate a computational tool for material and process development of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) that can assist in minimizing production time and optimize density, compression and tensile strength, toughness and thermal stability of the resulting CMC composites for missile structures. The computational tool will be informed by an enhanced understan ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseArmy

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