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Warfighters in the field will soon have access to a better way to confidently assess the vulnerabilities of GPS receivers, thanks to an Ohio-based company working with support from the Air Force SBIR/STTR Program. (Courtesy photo) Air Force awards $23.9 million contract for continued development of technology to expose threats to and defects in communications system
Air Force awards $23.9 million contract for continued development of technology to expose threats to and defects in communications systems
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2018
Eccrine Systems outfitted Air Force pararescue personnel, also known as PJs, with its technology to collect data during a training exercise at the recent Tech Warrior OPS event. (Courtesy photo) Small businesses push warfighter solutions through participation in expanded Tech Warrior enterprise
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A recently expanded technology accelerator funded by the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program is already producing results. Eccrine Systems, for example, is planning a commercial rollout this fall of its first-generation sweat sensor, a product designed to
0 5/07
2018
(From left to right) Major Nick Kirsch, Maj. Gen. Michael Brewer and Col. Francesca Bartholomew of Air Force Materiel Command review the analysis from an ISWAT scenario.  The new ISWAT technology, developed by an Ohio company with support from the Air Force SBIR/STTR Program technology, provides a more realistic impact of logistics in long-term conflicts. (Air Force photo) New wargame analysis tool will boost long-term mission success
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force is poised to improve warfighter success rates in long-term conflicts with new wargaming technology developed by a small business partner.With support from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program, Ohio-based Frontier Technology Inc. produced a
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2018
With support from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program, GATR Technologies developed a portable antenna with tracking capability. Shown here (in the foreground), the GATR TRAC packs into cases that are easy to transport compared to traditional antenna systems such as the one shown in the background. (Photo courtesy of GATR Technologies) New satellite communication technology positioned for widespread use
Rome Research Site, N.Y. – 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,
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2018
The Air Force SBIR/STTR Program supported development of a virtual aircraft maintenance trainer that is currently being adapted for the F-15E Strike Eagle. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Mitchell Lichtenwald) AFRL and small business develop game-based, virtual fighter aircraft maintenance training
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - A Massachusetts-based company is building a virtual aircraft maintenance trainer for the Air Force that would allow for larger class sizes and troubleshooting scenarios that are difficult to present in a traditional live setting.Also known as MAGPIE – which stands for Maintenance Training Based on an Adaptive
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2018
Sweat Sensor tested at Tech Warrior Air Force expands key resource for small businesses to mature technology
An increasingly popular Air Force event is expanding to provide small companies with even more opportunities to refine their technology.The annual Operation Tech Warrior exercise – conducted by the Air Force Research Laboratory and sponsored by the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program – is now part
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2017
Tech Warrior 2017 Tech Warrior participants walk in the shoes of battlefield Airmen
FAIRBORN, Ohio – Whoever owns the technological advantage when it comes to warfighting likely controls the battlespace of today. Scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory, as well as acquisition personnel from throughout Air Force Materiel Command work hard to ensure that Airmen never enter a battle without that
0 10/04
2017
Tech Warrior 2017 Pararescue Demonstration Event provides opportunity for Air Force SBIR/STTR companies, other small businesses, to refine technology
FAIRBORN, Ohio – On a blazing hot afternoon, Air Force pararescue specialists are called to the scene of an attack. They arrive to find two people down, burned and bleeding. One is pinned under a rock and neither is responsive.Also known as PJs, the highly-trained combat rescue medics work methodically to save the pair. The rescue mission itself
0 10/03
2017
Overcoming GPS-contested environments New technology shows promise for ground ops to sidestep GPS jamming threats
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Ground forces may soon be getting a new tool to find their way around hostile territory. With support from the Air Force SBIR/STTR Program, Virginia-based Echo Ridge LLC is developing a process to overcome GPS-contested environments by using radio frequency signals as a source of positioning information. The
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2017
Sebastian Harrelson, an electroplater in the 309th Commodities Maintenance Group, prepares to submerge the nose gear of an F-16 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The organization is overhauling an increasing number of landing gear components with a more eco-friendly coating because of a new process developed by Utah-based ES3 under the Air Force SBIR/STTR Program. The coating - made possible by the new application process - has been shown to provide better protection for components and is expected to yield significant savings over the environmental cleanup needed for traditional coatings. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Alex R. Lloyd) AF SBIR/STTR program solves problems for major commands, strengthens economy through small business growth
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – On the ABC television show, Shark Tank, prospective entrepreneurs receive a chance to turn dreams of a successful business into reality. Contestants present their ideas to investors – who achieved their own business success – in hopes of financial support.In a way, the Air Force Small Business Innovation
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