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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY22 is not expected to be complete until September, 2023.

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  1. Autonomous Flight Control System for eVTOL / UAM Vehicles with Distributed Electric Propulsion Systems

    SBC: OPTOXENSE INC            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    The objective of this effort is to create potential commercial flight control products in the emerging eVTOL / UAM vehicles market. The focus will be on the development of eVTOL vehicles autonomy and distributed electric propulsion (DEP)-based control tec

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Sensor Technology for Safe Urban Air Mobility

    SBC: Information Systems Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    Sensors and trusted autonomy are as important to the future of Flying Cars as safe and reliable propulsion systems. The recent autonomous car tragedies indicate the gravity of the matter. And the increased speeds, 3-D complexities, and numerous obstacles

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. In-Space Testbed for Defense Software Applications

    SBC: Loft Orbital Solutions Inc.            Topic: AF21ATCSO1

    Space-based onboard processing for sensor data exploitation, autonomy, satellite self-protection, and other applications is becoming increasingly critical for national security space missions. Loft Orbital has developed an existing commercial capability b

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Rapid Aircraft Emergency Parachute Recovery System for In-Flight Emergencies on AAM Vehicles

    SBC: Aviation Safety Resources, Inc.            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    Conventional Aircraft Emergency Parachute Recovery Systems (AEPRS) have been in use since the 1980s and are credited with saving + 500 lives.  Current designs are dependent on forward speed and will not work efficiently in a VTOL environment (no forward speed).  ASR currently designs and produces mature AEPRS products for the general aviation and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) markets.  ASR also ...

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Intelligent fly-by-feel systems for autonomous aircraft


    Future intelligent autonomous vehicles like the Orb/eVTOL/UAM (Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing/Urban Air Mobility) vehicles will be able to “feel”, “think”, and “react” in real time by incorporating high-resolution state-sensing, awareness, and self-diagnostic capabilities. They will be able to sense and observe phenomena at unprecedented length and time scales allowing for super ...

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Leading Edge Cooling for Hypersonic Vehicles

    SBC: Venus Aerospace Corp.            Topic: AF20CTCSO1

    Hypersonic flight generates a significant heat flux on the vehicle leading edge, often driving the selection of exotic materials which require rigorous inspections and material handling procedures, preventing high flight rates (multiple per day). However,

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. CFD-Augmented Comprehensive eVTOL Analysis and Certification Tool


    The amount of eVTOL air vehicle development activities has increased dramatically in recent years, covering numerous area of applications, including urban air mobility, cargo delivery, surveillance, disaster relief, etc. Many current designs either adopt

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Fiber Optic Sensor System for Machinery Vibration Monitoring and Diagnosis


    Smart Factory asset condition monitoring to avoid unexpected and costly downtime depends upon reliable and robust sensor data acquisition, processing, and assessment for maintenance decision-making and fault diagnostics/prognostics. Conventional electroni

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Systems-Driven Component Development for Photon-Superconductor Multi-Node Quantum Networks

    SBC: Rigetti & Co, Inc.            Topic: AF20AT004

    Three leading teams—spanning quantum computing, photonics, and theoretical quantum information science—are joining forces to develop an integrated quantum optics-microwaves testbed. A lab-scale experimental prototype at Harvard will coherently wire a room

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Quantum Entanglement on Drones

    SBC: QUBITEKK INC            Topic: AF20AT004

    Quantum technologies are rapidly being developed to one day realize the promise of quantum information: the ability to surpass the limits of classical physics and achieve unprecedented capabilities in computing, sensing, and communication. Although the te

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
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