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Explore the many ways to work with AFRL through grants, contracts, agreements and partnership opportunities

PARTNER SUCCESSES

  • OPTO-KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS INC

    Air Force Small Business Innovation Research

  • GATR TECHNOLOGIES

    Air Force Small Business Innovation Research

  • MULTIDISCIPLINARY UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INITIATIVE

    Defense Innovation Marketplace

  • BATTLE SIGHT TECHNOLOGIES

    AFRL's Innovation Hubs

  • PROTECTIVE INNOVATION

    Air Force Technology Transfer

  • AFWERX

    Technology Accelerators

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Opto-Knowledge Systems Inc

Air Force Small Business Innovation Research

Air Force Small Business Innovation Research provided seed and prototype funding to California-based Opto-Knowledge Systems Inc to develop a system to detect and analyze spectral emissions from the high-temperature combustion of rocket engine propellants. The Optical Combustion Analysis System, also known as OCAS, finds trace amounts of metallic elements that indicate wear or erosion of the engine…

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GATR Technologies

Air Force Small Business Innovation Research

The Department of Defense now has access to a portable antenna with tracking capability that can be deployed in places where these capabilities are traditionally limited.

With support from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program and the Air Force Research Laboratory, Alabama-based GATR Technologies developed a version of its inflatable antenna that can follow moving targets. Also known as GATR TRAC, the new antenna is relatively lightweight and has a low-stowage volume so it can be easily transported then quickly assembled.

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Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative

Defense Innovation Marketplace

The Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program funds teams of investigators that include more than one traditional science and engineering discipline in order to accelerate the research progress. Notable examples include self-assembled materials (SAM), microcontact printing and advances in fully optical data control and switching.

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Battle Sight Technologies

AFRL's Innovation Hubs

AFRL’s Innovation Hubs

Battle Sight Technologies worked with the Wright Brothers Institute, who acted as a guide, in the Technology Acceleration Project to discover an AFRL chemiluminescent writing device technology, license the technology from AFRL and leverage community resources to scale up and find customers.

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Protective Innovation

Air Force Technology Transfer

Air Force Technology Transfer

A patent developed by Air Force scientists and engineers to Protective Innovation to commercialize an active shooter alert system. The system was developed as part of the Air Force Research Laboratory Commander’s Challenge. Protective Innovation was founded by a veteran, former USAF Captain Chris Perrine, who participated in the team that produced the technology. Perrine hopes to deploy the technology to schools, airports and military bases.

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AFWERX

Technology Accelerators

AFRL worked with the Air Force’s newest innovation team, AFWERX, to partner with Techstars and run an Autonomous Technology Accelerator. The accelerator brought together startup companies that were developing ideas improve the Air Force’s drone systems.