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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. Versatile and Robust Three-Dimensional Software for Multi-Fluid Plasma Modeling

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: AF11BT08

    ABSTRACT: Tech-X Corporation in partnership with the University of Washington will develop a commercial tool for modeling multi-fluid and single fluid plasmas including the ability to model problems using unstructured grids. An oracle will be developed to inform the user of the validity of plasma models in the regime of a given simulation. Algorithms developed at the University of Washington (i ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Technologies for Nanoscale Imaging Using Coherent Extreme Ultraviolet and Soft X-Ray Light

    SBC: Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: AF11BT11

    ABSTRACT: Microscopy is a critical enabling technology for advancing our understanding of nature. Imaging nanoscale objects with light in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and soft x-ray regions of the spectrum has advantages over visible light for resolution, elemental specificity, and imaging internal structures. Coherent diffractive imaging (CDI) has been developed as a tool to get around the li ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Routing for IP based Satellite Ad-Hoc Networks

    SBC: Seakr Engineering, Inc.            Topic: AF11BT12

    ABSTRACT: The need for improved routing to support ad-hoc satellite communications is apparent and protocol research has been performed to date which would greatly impact future DoD systems. The Internet Router in Space (IRIS)technology developed by SEAKR and Cisco has provided an advantageous mixture of space-qualified capability and commercial device performance and provides a strong basis upo ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Modeling Tools for Plasmas in the Strongly-Coupled State

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: AF11BT23

    ABSTRACT: Strongly coupled plasmas are important to the Air Force for emerging applications including plasma opening switches, quantum information systems, ionospheric plasmas related to atmospheric explosions, and micro-plasma devices. Traditionally, researchers have used modeling and simulation with great success to help understand plasma behavior. However, present modeling tools usually assu ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Satellite Drag Physical Model Module for a Near Real Time Operation Test Bed

    SBC: Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates, L.L.C.            Topic: AF11BT29

    ABSTRACT: Satellite drag is the leading cause of orbit prediction error in low earth orbit. Modeling of this drag force and its variability is critical to accurate orbit determination and prediction. One of the leading contributing factors to error in drag prediction is thermospheric neutral density variability. Operational models up until the present time have been empirical, with inputs includ ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. High-temperature superconducting SMES for airborne applications

    SBC: Advanced Conductor Technologies LLC            Topic: AF11BT31

    ABSTRACT: The Air Force has needs for compact, light weight and efficient energy storage devices that do not experience significant performance degradation after many operating cycles. We propose to develop a superconducting magnetic energy storage device (SMES) that is constructed from high-temperature superconducting helical REBCO coated conductor cables. The high charge and discharge powers re ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Theoretical and experimental development of an atmospheric sensing suite for deep-turbulence research

    SBC: Radio-Hydro-Physics LLC            Topic: AF11BT41

    ABSTRACT: This Phase I SBIR will produce a concept, and algorithms, for a Sensor Suite which can be used as a research tool to characterize strong atmospheric turbulence. Previous and on-going theories, statistics, and empirical data will be evaluated to arrive at an optimal Sensor design concept. That Sensor may exploit the superior resolution and performance inherent in the Radio-Hydro-Physi ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Autonomic Performance Assurance for Multi-Processor Supervisory Control

    SBC: COLORADO ENGINEERING INC.            Topic: OSD11T01

    Multi-processor computing systems are growing in capacity and usage. They encompass multiple, distributed implementations as well as heterogeneous, embedded computing architectures. The processing density enabled by such approaches holds promise for unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs) with their plethora of mission sensors and command and control processing requirements. However, the software ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Design and Analysis of Multi-core Software

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: OSD11T03

    As the computer industry moves toward multi-core, many-core and Graphical Processing Unit (GPU)-based architectures, traditional serial software can no longer make optimal use of a computer"s processing power. Instead, applications now need to be parallelized to take full advantage of modern multi-core CPUs and accelerators such as GPUs. However, developing parallel applications is not an easy ta ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Space-Time Signal Processing for Detecting and Classifying Distributed Attacks in Networks

    SBC: Numerica Corporation            Topic: AF09BT09

    ABSTRACT: In our work we are developing and applying a mathematical and computational framework for detecting and classifying weak, distributed patterns in sensor networks. Our work demonstrates the effectiveness of space-time inference on graphs, robust matrix completion and second order analysis in the detection and classification of distributed patterns that are not discernible at the level o ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force

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