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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 April, 2020.

  1. Suppression of Wind Turbine Clutter from Radar Data

    SBC: Matrix Research, Inc            Topic: AF12BT05

    ABSTRACT: It is well known that wind turbine clutter (WTC) presents a significant challenge to detecting targets in civilian and military applications. The large radar cross section (RCS) of wind turbines, combined with their significant range of Doppler spread, make traditional clutter mitigation techniques effectively useless. The objective of this Phase I effort is to develop a physically con ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Exploitable Physics for Recognition and Classification

    SBC: Matrix Research, Inc            Topic: AF12BT06

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this effort is to develop innovative methods for deriving a sparse set of physical target features that can be used for exploitation of air to ground signature data collected from sensor systems including electro-optical, infrared, and laser radar. Current classification methods require near exact replication of the original imaging parameters, or extensive modeling in ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Miniaturized, Power Efficient C-band Telemetry

    SBC: Quasonix, LLC            Topic: AF12BT07

    ABSTRACT: The overall program objective is to utilize the best available technologies to successfully develop the concept and design of a state of the art C-Band telemetry transmitter that meets or exceeds the performance qualification parameters and size constraints detailed in the AF12-BT07 solicitation. Specifically, the objective of the entire two-phase program is to develop, test, and deliv ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Terahertz Frequency Materials Testing at Cryogenic Temperatures and in High Magnetic Fields

    SBC: Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.            Topic: AF12BT08

    ABSTRACT: Terahertz (THz) spectroscopies offer unmatched non-contact probing of low-energy excitations underlying electronic transport and magnetism in a wide range of novel materials. To-date, expensive and complex THz Time Domain Spectroscopy (THz-TDS) systems are the most common THz source used in these studies. Lower cost, continuous wave (CW-THz) spectroscopy systems can offer comparable per ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Scalable Adaptive Fiber-Array Elements (SAFARE) for Directed Energy Phased Arrays

    SBC: MV Innovative Technologies LLC (DBA: Opt            Topic: AF12BT13

    ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for an adaptive optics system using a fiber laser array as the spatial phase correction system within the subaperature of an array of discrete telescopes, Optonicus and The University of Dayton propose the development of a new Scalable Adaptive Fiber-Array Elements (SAFARE) system. The integration of new fiber-array architectures with novel imaging and ada ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Aero-Optical Flow Control for Mitigation of Shock Effects in Airborne Applications

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: AF112011

    ABSTRACT: Spectral Energies, LLC in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame and Georgia Tech proposes to develop and deliver flow control approaches for mitigating adverse effects of shock formation, unsteadiness, and shock-induced separation on aero optical turrets. During Phase I, one passive and two active flow control approaches were identified for a favorable modification of the turr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Universal Fire Suppressant Nozzle

    SBC: Engineering and Scientific Innovations, Inc.            Topic: AF103235

    ABSTRACT: Engineering & Scientific Innovations, Inc. (ESI) has an extensive background in aircraft survivability and vulnerability reduction and has specific experience in the fundamental understanding of the fire suppressant transport phenomena in highly cluttered spaces such as engine nacelles and dry bays. This opportunity allows for the development of a unique smart nozzle technology which co ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Tailoring Titanium Microstructures for Reduced Oxygen Ingress during High Temperature Applications using a Novel Microstructure-Informatics Approach

    SBC: MRL MATERIALS RESOURCES LLC            Topic: AF112125

    ABSTRACT: High temperature applications of titanium alloys are limited by their affinity to oxygen. In these alloys, oxygen absorption results in a brittle surface layer that has a deteriorating effect on the mechanical properties of the material. Reducing oxygen ingress into these alloys at high temperatures is essential to their cost-effective utilization in both metallic thermal protection sy ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. High-Bandwidth Laser-Based Measurements and Modeling for Thermoacoustic Instabilities in High-Pressure Combustors for Aerospace Fuels and Emerging Alt

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: AF112169

    ABSTRACT: The objectives of this Phase-II research effort are to perform various advanced laser-based measurements in a swirl stabilized combustor test cell, in a high-pressure combustor, and turbulent laboratory flames for various hydrocarbon fuels in order to identify suitable technologies as well as to develop a mathematical model for investigating various combustion instabilities with the aim ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Hypersonic Propulsion: Improvements in Controls and Instrumentation

    SBC: Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.            Topic: AF112182

    ABSTRACT: Among the technical challenges associated with current Air Force scramjet technology development is coupling between the combustor and isolator that leads to isolator unstart. Performance is currently restricted because the engine is not actively controlled. While simple passive techniques such as cavities for shock capture exist, they result in increased drag. We propose a closed-loop ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force

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