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  • SBIR/STTR

    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

    AFWERX

  • The High Thrust Rocket Research facility at Edwards Air Force Base, California, is one of only four stands in the United States capable of 10 million pounds of thrust. The facility has tested programs such as Big Dumb Booster, High Thrust, Space Shuttle Alternative 1969-1971, and Super Hippo 1976-1979. (Courtesy photo)
    ABL SPACE SYSTEMS

    Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)

  • The Altitude facility at Edwards Air Force Base, California, does tactical scale research on next generation rocket motor and engine components, propellant formulations, and subsystems; and high vacuum research on satellite components, subsystems, and systems. Research testing includes solid rocket motor testing at simulated altitudes up to 120,000 feet. The complex has been used for space simulation to validate thrust vector control systems, baseline a standard for solid rocket motor propellants, research extendible nozzle cones, and systems, and research space qualified ignition systems. (Courtesy photo)
    BLUE ORIGIN

    Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)

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SBIR/STTR

Air Force Small Business Innovation Research

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program was established by Congress to fund research and development (R&D) by small businesses of 500 or fewer employees. Eleven (11) federal agencies participate in the program, including the Department of Defense.

The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program was established to fund cooperative R&D projects with small businesses and non-pr…

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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

AFWERX

AFWERX is expanding technology, talent, and transition partnerships for rapid and affordable commercial and military capability.

Organizationally, AFWERX has three efforts:AFVentures, Spark,andPrime.

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The High Thrust Rocket Research facility at Edwards Air Force Base, California, is one of only four stands in the United States capable of 10 million pounds of thrust. The facility has tested programs such as Big Dumb Booster, High Thrust, Space Shuttle Alternative 1969-1971, and Super Hippo 1976-1979. (Courtesy photo)
ABL Space Systems

Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)

The Air Force Research Laboratory and ABL Space Systems are collaborating to develop and test rocket propulsion elements for use in launch vehicles thanks to a 3-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) both organizations have agreed to.

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The Altitude facility at Edwards Air Force Base, California, does tactical scale research on next generation rocket motor and engine components, propellant formulations, and subsystems; and high vacuum research on satellite components, subsystems, and systems. Research testing includes solid rocket motor testing at simulated altitudes up to 120,000 feet. The complex has been used for space simulation to validate thrust vector control systems, baseline a standard for solid rocket motor propellants, research extendible nozzle cones, and systems, and research space qualified ignition systems. (Courtesy photo)
Blue Origin

Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)

The Air Force Research Laboratory and Blue Origin are developing a new test facility for the Blue Origin BE-7 lunar lander engine at the AFRL rocket lab here.