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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. Novel Materials In-Situ Ablation and Thermal Sensing

    SBC: KAI, LLC            Topic: AF10BT04

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this project is to design and fabricate multi-signal in-situ ablation sensors based on an acoustic transducer system, thermal measurement system (i.e., either photonic technology or in-situ thermal sensors based on ultra small thermocouples), and fast inverse heat transfer algorithms. This project will use the following approaches: Utilize commercially available opt ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Advanced Antireflective Coatings for Polycarbonate Lenses

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: AF10BT19

    ABSTRACT: Robust optical coatings are of great importance across a broad spectrum of applications. Hard, durable, stress-free coatings are needed and used in everything from ophthalmic polymers to infrared optics. One of the principal shortcomings of typical inorganic oxide, nitride, and sulfide coatings when applied to polymeric substrates is the large difference in the coefficient of thermal ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Conformal Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Antireflective Coatings

    SBC: ZT Solar, Inc            Topic: AF10BT19

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this STTR Phase I proposal is to investigate the feasibility of a hybrid organic/inorganic gradient index anti-reflective (GRIN-AR) coating on both rigid and flexible substrates, based on the resonant infrared matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation (RIR-MAPLE) process. The hybrid organic/inorganic material approach enables both optical index control, as well as mechan ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Thermally Responsive Energy Storage- Phase Change Materials encapsulated in Carbon Foam- Ultrathin Graphene based Thermal Energy Storage Device

    SBC: Graphene Materials LLC            Topic: AF10BT32

    ABSTRACT: The work proposed involves the design and prototype concept creation of a high-performance thermal energy storage device (TES) based on graphene/ultrathin graphite and organic phase change materials. To achieve these goals, the following specific tasks will be accomplished: 1. Fabrication and design: use of emerging fabrication processes to develop a sub-scale three-dimensional struc ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. High Performance Electric-Field Sensor Based on Enhanced Electro-Optic Polymer Refilled Slot Photonic Crystal Waveguides

    SBC: Omega Optics, Inc.            Topic: AF11BT01

    ABSTRACT: In this program, we propose to develop a miniaturized Electromagnetic (EM) wave sensor based on defect engineered slotted photonic crystal waveguide (PCW) Mach Zehnder interferometer (MZI). EO polymers with large EO coefficient (r33>150pm/V) will be designed and synthesized to refill the slot PCW in order to take advantage of high field concentration in the narrow slots. Band engineered ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Low-Cost, High-Throughput Roll-to-Roll Printing of Integrated Photonic Devices on Flexible Substrates via a Combination of Nanoimprinting and Ink-Jet

    SBC: Omega Optics, Inc.            Topic: AF11BT05

    ABSTRACT: In this program, Omega Optics, Inc., in collaboration with the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and the University of Texas at Austin, proposes low-cost, high-throughput roll-to-roll (R2R) printing of integrated photonic devices by using a high-rate R2R ink-jet printing system in conjunction with a high-rate R2R nanoimprint lithography (R2RNIL) system and demonstrate fabrication of pho ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Metamaterial-Based MEMS Compact Phase Shifters

    SBC: MEMtronics Corporation            Topic: AF11BT28

    ABSTRACT: The main objective of this project is to design metamaterial-based MEM phase shifters, and to enable their application in phased-array radar and communications systems. A compact, low-loss, low-power-consumption, and non-dispersive Ka-band 4-bit phase shifter is chosen as the demonstration vehicle. To determine the feasibility of the overall project, the objective during Phase I will be ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. 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
  9. Sub-1mm Electronics for Actuating, Controlling, and Linking Programmable Matter

    SBC: Ambiq Micro            Topic: AF11BT26

    ABSTRACT: The scope of this effort is to study the technical feasibility of producing electronics for programmable matter that can generate high-voltage actuation signals; receive, store, and execute a program; harvest and store energy; and wirelessly communicate with other similar devices. The target power budget for the electronics is 10W, with a form-factor of 0.1 sqmm, with no dimension being ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Framework for Adaptive Learning CONtent Management Delivery (FALCON)


    Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes to research, design, and demonstrate a Framework for Adaptive Learning CONtent Management Delivery (FALCON). FALCON will include the following innovative capabilities (1) training content management and content delivery using multiple training modes and at multiple levels of fidelity; (2) automated and adaptive training performance assessment and test ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force

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