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Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-19-P-A049
Agency Tracking Number: F19B-001-0056
Amount: $24,977.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF19B-T001
Solicitation Number: 19.B
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-11-08
Small Business Information
1751 Pinnacle Dr Ste 600
McLean, VA 22102
United States
DUNS: 081112826
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Linda Vahala
 Associate Professor
 (757) 683-4968
Business Contact
 Kayla Farrow
Phone: (202) 630-9009
Research Institution
 Old Dominion University
 Linda Vahala Linda Vahala
5115 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23529
United States

 (757) 683-4968
 Nonprofit College or University

There are numerous ongoing research and development efforts on SansEC technology for applications to enhance warfighter and commercial technologies. Two major SansEC applications of interest are (1) the detection of damage on composite airframes, (2) the measuring of the shape of morphing airframes actively in-flight, and subsequently feeding this information back to a flight control system in real-time. These applications are critical when requiring information on the effects of lightning strikes on the airframe, on drag reduction over plane wings, and on noise reductions due to ionized plasma sheath regions around the wings. SansEC applications can be computationally extensive on classical computers depending on the application, size, and complexity of a single sensor or sensor mesh. This is due to the series of Maxwell’s equations to be solved. The limitations of classical computer and algorithms are well established. This effort aims to develop a qubit unitary lattice algorithm for the time-dependent solution of Maxwell’s equations for SansEC sensors in varying material media. The application of quantum algorithms to SansEC sensors is of use to military and commercial customers because it would allow for real-time diagnostic monitoring of the structure and health of composite materials for in-flight static and morphing airframes.

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