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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until June, 2020.

  1. Low Cost High Durability Reactor for Logistic Fuel Reforming

    SBC: Altex Technologies Corporation            Topic: A09AT018

    Altex, a small business entity, and Pennsylvania State University (PSU), a research institution, have teamed up under this STTR program to develop the Low Cost High Durability reactor that reduces the cost of logistic fuel reforming by an order of magnitude. LCHD uses the PSU’s novel low cost catalyst and an Altex innovative reactor design with low manufacturing cost. Under the proposed program ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. Windable Lithium-ion Conducting Ceramic Electrolytes

    SBC: Chemat Technology, Inc.            Topic: A09AT011

    Lithium-air battery consists of a lithium anode electrochemically coupled to atmospheric oxygen through an air cathode. The major advantages of lithium air batteries are that air cathode active material, oxygen, is not stored internal to cell system and lithium anode being extremely lightweight metal with a highest theoretical specific energy density. This energy density is well comparable with t ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. Broadband agile wavelength laser for chemical aerosol detection

    SBC: DBC Technology Corp.            Topic: A09AT020

    Chemical agents in aerosol form have been identified as a major threat, and there is now interest in applying the long wave infrared frequency agile laser sensor to detection of this important agent form. If successful, it would be possible to perform detection of chemical agent vapors and aerosols and biological aerosol agents with a single dual-use sensor. To accomplish this, it is critical to ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Sustainable Materials for Thermal Management of Base Camps

    SBC: HI-Z TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: A10AT024

    Hi-Z Technology, Inc. (Hi-Z) and the University of California San Diego propose to adapt Hi-Z’s innovative Quantum Well (QW) thermoelectric (TE) technology to develop a TE cooler for the Army’s base camp tents. The cooler is to be embedded in the flexible tent materials and powered by electricity generated by photovoltaics. Hi-Z has developed nanocomposite QW TE materials that have high Figur ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Simultaneous Imaging of Velocity and Temperature Fields in Reacting Flows using Thermographic Phosphors

    SBC: Metrolaser, Inc.            Topic: A09AT003

    A method is proposed for the simultaneous imaging of temperature and velocity fields inside combustion chambers to enable experimental data on turbulent heat fluxes needed for model validation and development. Applications include turbine engines, afterburners, internal combustion engines, and boilers. Temperature imaging is proposed with laser-induced luminescence imaging of phosphor particles su ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Improved Sensing Using Simultaneous Deep UV Raman and Fluorescence Detection

    SBC: Photon Systems, Inc.            Topic: A09AT019

    This proposal addresses the need to increase the probability of detection (PD) and reduce the probability of false alarm (PFa) for non-contact, real-time sensors for trace levels of biological and chemical targets using simultaneous detection of Raman and fluorescence emissions. Raman spectroscopy is a spectroscopic method that provides information about molecular bonds in target materials. F ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Coherent Beam Combining of Mid-IR Lasers

    SBC: Pranalytica, Inc.            Topic: A10AT007

    Military applications, such as IRCM (Infrared Countermeasures) and stand-off sensing, require highly efficient optical sources with power outputs for room temperature continuous wave operation of several to a hundred watts in the 3-5 micron and 8-12 micron spectral bands. While quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) have become the sources of choice in these spectral regions, the only realistic option to ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Multi-input Multi-output Synthetic Aperture Radar with Collocated Antennas

    SBC: SA Photonics, Inc.            Topic: A10AT005

    SA Photonics and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are please to propose the development of MIMO SAR/GMTI techniques. The approach is to leverage the extensive amount of research that has been conducted in an academic setting and to assess the feasibility of the transition of these techniques into system of practical interest.

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Ultra Fine Grain Steel Alloys by Severe Plastic Deformation

    SBC: TRANSITION45 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: A10AT001

    This STTR program proposes to exploit the tremendous benefits that could be offered by the development of ultra fine grain steel alloys for application to the production of high performance components for military rotorcraft applications. A severe plastic deformation technology based on isothermal forging technologies will be explored here. The goal is to demonstrate a practical, production leve ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Plasmonic Sensor Array

    SBC: ULTIMARA INC.            Topic: A10AT002

    The goal of this program is to develop devices that can detect small electric fields over large frequency ranges while being compact and power efficient. We propose an electro-optic resonant plasmon that enhances the electro-optic phase shift in a small volume (

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
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