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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

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  1. Mobile Software Tool for Counting Small Objects Using Computer Vision and Machine Learning

    SBC: Distat Co.            Topic: AF20ATCSO1

    It is difficult to manually count large quantity of small objects fast and accurately for human. Small parts (e.g. screws, bolts, gaskets) have different shapes, sizes, and materials. In this STTR Phase II proposal, we propose an artificial intelligence (AI) software solution to count many small objects that are laid out on a uniform non-reflective surface. By using computer vision (CV) algorithms ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Machine Learning of Part Variability for Predictive Maintenance

    SBC: EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN & ANALYSIS SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: AF20ATCSO1

    High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) characterization and maintenance accounts for a significant portion of the overall life cycle cost of most military propulsion systems.  A key variable that drives HCF margin is dynamic response which is directly related to the geometry of each part.  This is especially true of integrally bladed rotors (IBRs, or blisks).  It has been well established that HCF is a proba ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Machine Learning of Part Variability for Predictive Maintenance

    SBC: EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN & ANALYSIS SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: AF20ATCSO1

    High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) characterization and maintenance accounts for a significant portion of the overall life cycle cost of most military propulsion systems.  A key variable that drives HCF margin is dynamic response which is directly related to the geometry of each part.  This is especially true of integrally bladed rotors (IBRs, or blisks).  It has been well established that HCF is a proba ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Energy Dense, 10-Minute Charge, Long Cycle-Life Battery for eVTOL Aircraft

    SBC: EC Power Group, Inc.            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    It has become clear that the future of transportation will involve significant electrification. The simplicity of electric drive components, versatility in usable energy sources, and declining cost of energy storage devices contribute to moving the market in this direction. 5-10 minute charging of energy dense battery systems represents the next critical step forward. Despite the numerous advantag ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Advanced Extreme Rapid Deployment Emergency Whole Airframe Recovery Parachute System for Urban Air Mobility

    SBC: Aviation Safety Resources, Inc.            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    Urban/Advanced Air Mobility (UAM/AAM) technology is advancing rapidly with over 300 designs underway.  Primary to the challenges of an electric Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOL) is what will happen if the vehicle suffers a failure in flight (especially in VTOL).  Establishment of a level of safety is paramount in the success or failure of the UAM market. Currently, there is not a practical r ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Development of an Autonomous Recovery Function for eVTOL Aircraft Using an Adaptive / ML Controller

    SBC: JUMP AERO INC            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    Jump Aero has partnered with Caltech’s Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies (CAST) to move adaptive control and machine learning autonomy algorithms from the lab to the real world.  We will accomplish this transition through an incremental crawl-walk-run process where the first crawl step involves a combination of certifiable hardware and a software architecture that is based on Run T ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Development of eVTOL Aeroacoustics Software based on Vorcat CFD

    SBC: VORCAT, INC.            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    Interest in abating noise pollution from future eVTOL vehicles utilized in urban environments is a major motivating factor for this proposed study.  Past strategies for predicting noise about aircraft and rotorcraft tended to be highly empirical leading to limited generalization and accuracy. On the other hand, modern acoustics methodologies can be employed as an effective and comprehensive means ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Development of Graphene Batteries for Use in Aviation Applications

    SBC: Carbon Solutions Inc            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    This project aims to develop a technology for the preparation of scalable graphene batteries. The anodes are comprised of functionalized graphene sheets with basal plane nanoholes and assembled in a densely-packed covalently-linked framework. The anodes are prelithiated using a commercially scalable process, which enriches the electrodes with Li ions and forms a stable interface for increased cycl ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. A study of eVTOL safety and controllability using Vorcat and HAMSTR CFD

    SBC: VORCAT, INC.            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    This Phase I proposal will examine the feasibility of using Vorcat’s implementation of a grid-free vortex method coupled with the HAMSTR near-body flow solver to provide accurate simulations of the flow over modern, multirotor, eVTOL vehicles. The combination of these codes will result in a reliable CFD tool with the capability to accurately simulate eVTOL aerodynamics over a large set of fli ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. High Energy Batteries for Electric Flights

    SBC: Farad Power Inc            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of producing novel electrochemical cells with energy density of >500 Wh/kg, capable of recharge rates of 1C, with a robust safety profile. To accomplish this, we plan to use our patented carbon technology to synthesize C/Si composites for the anode and C/S composites (lithiated) for the cathode (all other components will be commercia ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
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