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  1. AF182-076: Non-traditional Sensor Data Confidence

    Release Date: 04-20-2018Open Date: 05-22-2018Due Date: 06-20-2018Close Date: 06-20-2018

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Space Platforms  OBJECTIVE: Deliver a modular/scalable/portable, autonomous, distributed computing system that is used to process crowdsourced space observations for the purposes of SSA. Provide a “report card” per data provider that 1) grades for the quality of the supplied data, and 2) assesses uncertainty from the grading algorithm based at least o ...

    SBIR Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  2. AF182-077: Legacy Embedded Weapon System Cyber Microvisor

    Release Date: 04-20-2018Open Date: 05-22-2018Due Date: 06-20-2018Close Date: 06-20-2018

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Space Platforms  OBJECTIVE: Develop a low SWaP-C cyber monitoring, indications, warnings, and out-of-band data storage and recovery capability for legacy embedded weapon system applications. This system shall observe and record a variety of cyber information to support a range of forensics, analysis, and mission assurance / cyber-resiliency activities.  DES ...

    SBIR Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  3. AF182-078: Adapting UAV/UAS Cyber Security Algorithms to Small Satellites

    Release Date: 04-20-2018Open Date: 05-22-2018Due Date: 06-20-2018Close Date: 06-20-2018

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Space Platforms  OBJECTIVE: Develop the capability to quickly convert algorithms from the air domain to the space domain for cyber resilience  DESCRIPTION: Current Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Systems (UAV/UAS) are devising platform security algorithms and software. These unmanned platforms are architecturally similar to small spacecraft. The small spac ...

    SBIR Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  4. AF182-079: Integrating Performance Enhanced Proxies with Bundle Protocols over High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptions

    Release Date: 04-20-2018Open Date: 05-22-2018Due Date: 06-20-2018Close Date: 06-20-2018

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Space Platforms  OBJECTIVE: Develop a performance enhanced Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) network architecture tailored for satellite communications (SATCOM) that integrates Performance Enhanced Proxies (PEPs) and provides interoperability with High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptions (HAIPEs).  DESCRIPTION: Today, almost all of Disruption Tol ...

    SBIR Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  5. AF182-080: Standardized Manipulator Fixture for Small Satellites (1112)

    Release Date: 04-20-2018Open Date: 05-22-2018Due Date: 06-20-2018Close Date: 06-20-2018

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Space Platforms  OBJECTIVE: To develop a small- or micro- manipulator/end-effector and associated multi-degree-of-freedom (DOF) arm for physically attaching a servicing spacecraft (host) to a determined safe location on a small, micro, or nanosatellite (client) for purposes of enabling logistics functions such as on-orbit servicing and refueling.  DESCRIPTIO ...

    SBIR Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  6. AF182-081: Smart On-Board Satellite AGC Loop with Anti-jamming Capability for Spread Spectrum Frequency Hopping Systems

    Release Date: 04-20-2018Open Date: 05-22-2018Due Date: 06-20-2018Close Date: 06-20-2018

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Space Platforms  OBJECTIVE: Design, develop, and demonstrate an innovative and smart automated gain control (AGC) loop for anti-jamming and reducing amplitude fluctuation and associated Intermodulation (IM) products of the Spread Spectrum Frequency Hopping (SS-FH) satellite transponder output.  DESCRIPTION: Current satellite receiver systems use an AGC ...

    SBIR Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  7. AF182-082: Simple and Lightweight On-Orbit Servicing Components

    Release Date: 04-20-2018Open Date: 05-22-2018Due Date: 06-20-2018Close Date: 06-20-2018

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Space Platforms  OBJECTIVE: Develop an on-orbit servicing (OOS) payload and interface that is simpler and more lightweight than state of the art systems to enhance ride-share opportunities or increase mission consumable capacity  DESCRIPTION: On-orbit servicing has been identified by the Air Force as a potential solution to many of the Space Enterprise ...

    SBIR Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  8. AF182-083: Spacecraft Dead Bus Recovery (Li-ion Based)

    Release Date: 04-20-2018Open Date: 05-22-2018Due Date: 06-20-2018Close Date: 06-20-2018

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Space Platforms  OBJECTIVE: The objective of this solicitation is development of battery level failure attenuation technologies that can recover from li-ion cell fault or sustain partial operational capability.  DESCRIPTION: Within the past few decades, the defense community has experienced complete power failure on a statistically significant fraction ...

    SBIR Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  9. AF182-084: Microstructurally-Based Constitutive Models for Composite Energetic Materials

    Release Date: 04-20-2018Open Date: 05-22-2018Due Date: 06-20-2018Close Date: 06-20-2018

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Weapons  OBJECTIVE: Develop techniques to model the evolution of microstructure in composite energetic materials through a continuum level framework.  DESCRIPTION: Large scale penetration events subject the energetic fill to severe environments of both pressure and shear loading. Energetic material damage may cause premature initiation or suboptimal per ...

    SBIR Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  10. AF182-085: Real-time Single Chip Target Acquisition and Tracking for sUAV Gimbal

    Release Date: 04-20-2018Open Date: 05-22-2018Due Date: 06-20-2018Close Date: 06-20-2018

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Weapons  OBJECTIVE: To develop a plug-and-play real-time EO/IR target acquisition, tracking, and aim-point selection algorithm; host the developed algorithm on a single integrated chip; and support integration of the tracking system hardware into a Small Unmanned Air Vehicle (sUAV) gimbal.  DESCRIPTION: In recent years, there has been significant progre ...

    SBIR Air ForceDepartment of Defense

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