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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY21 is not expected to be complete until September, 2022.

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  1. A Range Segment Upgrade for Air Force Satellite Control Network with Smart Antennas and Cognitive Satellite Radios

    SBC: INFOBEYOND TECHNOLOGY, LLC            Topic: AF14AT16

    ABSTRACT: A range segment upgrade for Air Force satellite control network (AFSCN) will significantly improve system effectiveness via spectrum sharing and seamless interoperation. However, the upgraded system requires new capabilities such as real-time and accurate RF interference detection and mitigation, array antenna backlobe/sidelobe suppressions, accurate performance degradation prediction, ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Broad Spectrum Optical Property Characterization

    SBC: SPECTRAL MOLECULAR IMAGING, INC.            Topic: AF15AT12

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of a flexible, low-cost, integrated and sensitive broad spectrum optical property characterization system. We propose a hyperspectral imager designed for operation in the 300nm 2000nm spectral region with state-of-the-art spectral and spatial resolution through the use of a high density array of high finesse (F = 1000) tuna ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Carbon Nanotube Technology for RF Amplification

    SBC: Carbonics, Inc.            Topic: AF15AT15

    ABSTRACT: This Phase I STTR project aims to develop a silicon friendly carbon nanotube field effect transistor platform technology with reduced contact resistance and wafer-scale aligned carbon nanotubes towards development of an L-band amplifier. Key innovation nuggets that will be developed include: 1) a wafer scalable process to deposit dense aligned arrays of high purity semiconducting and len ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Carbon Nanotube Technology for RF Amplification

    SBC: ATOM INC            Topic: AF15AT15

    ABSTRACT: In this project, we propose to develop the baseline process to form low source-drain contact resistance to the CNTs. This includes finding the right metal stack and annealing recipe to form good ohmic contact to the CNTs. The goal is to achieve a resistance less than 25 k at per nanotube contact. To reach such goal, we will leverage the interfacial dipole alignment of conjugated polyelec ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Carbon Nanotube Technology for RF Amplification

    SBC: Carbon Technology, Inc.            Topic: AF15AT15

    ABSTRACT: Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have great potential for high performance RF applications. Theoretical study has shown that the electrical current in a CFET is intrinsically linear. Today, linearity is the underlying limitation in increasing the data transport densities of wireless networks. The complex modulation protocols used to achieve higher data rates requires linear amplifiers. Increasing ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Compact Passive Millimeter Wave Sensor for GPS-denied Navigation

    SBC: First RF Corporation            Topic: AF15AT26

    ABSTRACT: FIRST RF has teamed with University Research Foundation (URF) and Radiometrics Corporation to develop a passive radiometer-based geolocation system for use with a wide variety of USAF platforms. The system will be comprised of a ruggedized, near-COTS radiometer system by Radiometrics Corporation, augmented with a robust 2-D scanning beamsteering antenna by FIRST RF Corporation and enhanc ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Compression Imaging Phase Array Ultrasound interrogator (CIPHOR)

    SBC: Luminit LLC            Topic: AF14AT05

    ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force need for a nondestructive evaluation technique applicable to energetic composites with low density gradients, Luminit, LLC, and Southern Illinois University Intelligent Measurement and Evaluation Laboratory propose to develop a new Compression Imaging Phase Array Ultrasound Interrogator (CIPHOR) system based on phased array higher frequency ultrasonic imaging. ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Design, Reconfigure, and Evaluate Autonomous Models in Training

    SBC: Tier 1 Performance Solutions, LLC            Topic: AF15AT14

    ABSTRACT: The proliferation of autonomous- and human-machine systems necessitates the creation of new tools for system design and evaluation. Key among these are simulation testbeds that support interactions between multiple warfighters and systems, and methods for creating and integrating intelligent agent models into simulation environments. We see a significant opportunity to advance the state ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Electrically Small Multiferroic Antennas

    SBC: SA Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF14AT12

    ABSTRACT: We exploit recent advances in magnetoelectric/piezoelectric (ME/PE) composite materials to enable the development of efficient sub-wavelength radio frequency (RF) transmitting antennas. With these materials will be possible to achieve high dielectric permittivity and magnetic permeability, slow electromagnetic propagation and low RF loss tangents. Together, these special properties m ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Embedded Sensors for Flight Test (Every Aircraft a Test Aircraft)

    SBC: Nextgen Aeronautics, Inc.            Topic: AF14AT01

    ABSTRACT: Two accelerating trends in military aircraft design and development are apparent: (1) increasing system capabilities in terms of weapon systems, ISR payloads, guidance, navigation and control (GNC), etc., enabled by ever-smaller and evermore capable electronics; and (2) reduction in overall size and available space for auxiliary equipment (and associated wiring, etc.) to measure and asse ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
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