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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. 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. Low C-SWaP, Real-time, Targeted Infrared Hotspot Detection from a Rapidly Deployable Stratospheric Remote Sensing Balloon

    SBC: URBAN SKY THEORY INC            Topic: AF20CTCSO1

    Urban Sky is an aerospace startup that develops innovative stratospheric flight and remote sensing systems. For this Phase II STTR, Urban Sky, in collaboration with the University of Colorado Boulder (CUB), is proposing the development, test, and commerci

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Functional Engineering of a Photosynthetic Desalination Pump Circuit

    SBC: Phytodetectors, Inc.            Topic: G

    Phytodetectors will design and engineer a synthetic biological pump circuit to increase the volume of water produced via photosynthetic desalination. This project builds off previous technology designed by Phytodetectors: a mangrove-inspired ultra-filter that allows plants to purify salt water as well as secrete water with properties comparable to bottled water. The partnership seeks to demonstrat ...

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  6. 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
  7. Accurate Space Object Prediction via Improved HASDM Input Parameter Calibration

    SBC: KAYHAN SPACE CORP            Topic: AF20CTCSO1

    Atmospheric drag is the biggest source of error and the least predictable perturbing force acting on spacecraft and space debris objects in orbit around Earth. The U.S. Air Force uses the High accuracy satellite drag model (HASDM) to predict the atmospheric drag effects. Kayhan Space in collaboration with the University of Colorado Boulder and Space Environment Technologies seeks to improve the HA ...

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Novel Approaches to Electromagnetic Communication through Thin Collisional Plasmas

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    In this proposal, we study the behavior of electric monopole and magnetic dipole antennas in a collisional plasma such that the plasma thickness is much less than the EM wavelength. Since standard wave theory may not apply to this situation, current theor

    STTR Phase II 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
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