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  1. AF212-0009: Design Tool for Multiple Electromagnetic Radome Problems

    Release Date: 04-21-2021Open Date: 05-19-2021Due Date: 06-17-2021Close Date: 06-17-2021

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Microelectronics; General Warfighting Requirements (GWR) TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Sensors; Materials; Information Systems OBJECTIVE: Develop a software tool for designing next generation military radomes that accounts for all aspects of the radome performance. DESCRIPTION: Modern military radomes have many electromagnetic requirements. A holistic approach must be taken when design ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  2. AF212-0010: Innovative Engines for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS)

    Release Date: 04-21-2021Open Date: 05-19-2021Due Date: 06-17-2021Close Date: 06-17-2021

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Autonomy TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Air Platform OBJECTIVE: This topic is for innovative propulsion for SUAS (Group 2 thru small Group 4 UAS) that supports Global ISR missions such as: long range – persistent ISR, air launch – extended reach ISR, and time critical – responsive ISR. The topic shall address how innovative propulsion will allow for improved UAS capabilities, the us ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  3. AF212-0011: ASCENT Based Thruster Component and System Characterization and Optimization for Lifetime Extension

    Release Date: 04-21-2021Open Date: 05-19-2021Due Date: 06-17-2021Close Date: 06-17-2021

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Network Command, Control and Communications TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Space Platform OBJECTIVE: Mature advanced spacecraft energetic non-toxic (ASCENT), formerly referred to as AF-M315E, technology to meet or exceed the performance of state of the art chemical propulsion systems for air and space platforms requiring thrust levels from 1 N through 44.5 kN. DESCRIPTION: The intent of ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  4. AF212-012: Rocket Landing on Irregular Surfaces

    Release Date: 04-21-2021Open Date: 05-19-2021Due Date: 06-17-2021Close Date: 06-17-2021

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Autonomy; General Warfighting Requirements (GWR) TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Space Platform; Air Platform OBJECTIVE: Both Tactically Responsive Space Access as well as Rocket Cargo have the need to lift-off from and/or land on a non-improved, irregular surface. This could be anything from a parking lot to an irregular farm field. However, little work has been conducted in landing a r ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  5. AF212-0013: Mid-IR Satellite Communications

    Release Date: 04-21-2021Open Date: 05-19-2021Due Date: 06-17-2021Close Date: 06-17-2021

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Directed Energy; Network Command, Control and Communications TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Space Platform OBJECTIVE: The goal is to develop a high-speed infrared laser transmitter for ground-to-satellite and satellite-to-ground communications that is highly directional and covert. DESCRIPTION: Military and often commercial satellites require high-speed ground-to-satellite and satellite ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  6. AF212-0014: Simultaneous Harvesting of Incoming Solar and Outgoing Thermal Radiation in a Space Environment

    Release Date: 04-21-2021Open Date: 05-19-2021Due Date: 06-17-2021Close Date: 06-17-2021

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Network Command, Control and Communications TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Sensors OBJECTIVE: The objective of this topic is to develop technologies that enable harvesting of outgoing thermal radiation to generate useful work. Moreover, the incoming sunlight and outgoing thermal radiation typically occupy different spectral wavelength ranges. The sunlight is in the wavelength range spanni ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  7. AF212-0015: Meta-lens Filtering and Beam Forming for Mid-Wave and Long-Wave Infrared LEDs and Photodiodes

    Release Date: 04-21-2021Open Date: 05-19-2021Due Date: 06-17-2021Close Date: 06-17-2021

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: General Warfighting Requirements (GWR) TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Sensors OBJECTIVE: The objective of the topic is to develop meta-lens filtering and beam-forming for LED and PD packaging using novel materials such as chalcogenide as windows materials for patterning into meta-lenses. DESCRIPTION: Compared to commercial visible optical packaging technology for LEDs and PDs, the mid- ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  8. AF212-D001: Transfer Learning of Control Policies Pitch Day for Trusted AI

    Release Date: 04-21-2021Open Date: 05-19-2021Due Date: 06-17-2021Close Date: 06-17-2021

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Autonomy; Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Information Systems OBJECTIVE: The objective of this topic is to explore the development of explainable decision-making algorithms that address the challenges of deriving explanations of autonomous behavior in decision-making systems. In particular, there is (i) the challenge of handling the fact that autonom ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  9. AF212-D002: Assurance of Trusted AI/ML Systems Pitch Day for Trusted AI

    Release Date: 04-21-2021Open Date: 05-19-2021Due Date: 06-17-2021Close Date: 06-17-2021

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Cybersecurity; Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Information Systems OBJECTIVE: The objective of this topic is to explore the design of tools, techniques and methods necessary to support the development of trusted AI systems at speed and scale within modern development pipelines. DESCRIPTION: A key element of trust in AI is our ability to impart and as ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  10. AF212-D003: Applications of AI/ML Pitch Day for Trusted Artificial Intelligence

    Release Date: 04-21-2021Open Date: 05-19-2021Due Date: 06-17-2021Close Date: 06-17-2021

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Cybersecurity; Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Information Systems OBJECTIVE: The objective of this topic is to apply existing AI/ML solutions to operational Air Force problems. This topic will reach companies that can complete a feasibility study and prototype validated concepts in accelerated Phase II schedules. This topic is specifically aimed at l ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
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