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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Out of the lab and into the front office: Researchers boosting Air Force technology commercialization through new path to business ownership

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – For nearly two decades, Joe Diemunsch played a key role on teams developing the Air Force’s combat identification capabilities. Creating better sensors for pilots to automatically confirm their targets much sooner than could be done with the naked eye, provided a satisfaction the computer engineer thought he
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