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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. Stable High Bandwidth AO Control with physical DM constraints

    SBC: Guidestar Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF18AT008

    Adaptive optics (AO) can compensate for the aberrating effects of atmospheric turbulence which degrade the performance of high energy laser (HEL) weapon systems and, as such, is an enabling technology for effective deployment of HEL weapon systems. A key component in an HEL AO system is the deformable mirror (DM). However, mechanical constraints in currently available DMs limits AO system performa ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Novel Circulating RNA-based Markers as Diagnostic Biomarkers of Infectious Diseases

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: CBD18A001

    In resource limited settings, rapid and accurate diagnosis of infections is critical for managing potential exposures to highly virulent pathogens, whether occurring from an act of bioterrorism or a natural event. This is especially important for hard to detect intracellular bacterial and alphavirus infections, that overlap symptomatically and often treated empirically due to a lack of reliable an ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  3. Multiband Equipment for Spectrum Agility (MESA)

    SBC: First RF Corporation            Topic: AF19BT009

    In this Phase I STTR program, FIRST RF and GMU will investigate the interrelated trades of directional antenna hardware capabilities and the operational advantages of spectrum agility for airborne networking. GMU’s modeling and simulation (M&S) capabilities combined with the FIRST RF expertise in advanced antenna hardware will provide Air Force with a powerful team to understand the advanta ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Test Rig for Effective Reproduction of Inlet Distorted Supersonic Flows

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF19BT012

    The subsonic diffuser duct of a modern tactical aircraft is the most difficult component to verify performance at off-design conditions, because of the large cost of testing/modeling complete installations at large scale. It is desirable to effectively reproduce the flow at the end of a supersonic inlet for interfacing with a direct-connect subsonic duct rig. The CFDRC team proposes to deliver a r ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Assembly of Topological Qubits into a Register

    SBC: Streamline Automation, LLC            Topic: AF19CT010

    Quantum computer technology is critical and strategic to the Air Force. Quantum computer technology based on topological qubits is inherently stable and resistant to errors because it exploits local topological symmetries and global boundary conditions of chalcogenide materials to yield unique, emergent quantum cooperative signatures. Wake Forest University and Streamline Automation have been work ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Advanced Measurement Capability of Turbine Engine Exhaust and Jet Flows through Non-intrusive Methods

    SBC: Non-Contact Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF19CT010

    The United States Air Force (USAF) at Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) has identified a need for improved turbine engine exhaust flow measurement. Non-Contact Technologies, LLC, (NCT) seeks to apply research techniques developed by the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) for non-intrusive diagnostics of exhaust and gas flows from turbine engines during ground testing. The U ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Open Call for Science and Technology Created by Early-Stage (e.g. University) Teams

    SBC: QARDIAN LABS, LLC            Topic: AF19CT010

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death, and experts estimate that approximately half of all heart attacks and strokes occur in people who have not been flagged as 'at risk.' To this end, we investigate the potential of using data analysis, and in particular the design and use of deep neural networks (DNNs) for detecting heart disease based on routine clinical data. Our main contribution is th ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Satellite Constellations for Entanglement-Based Time Distribution

    SBC: Speqtral Quantum Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF20AT001

    This project examines the feasibility of using a space-based quantum network for secure and accurate time transfer. The design and analysis of a space based quantum network that can support time transfer is expected to show that a relatively small modification of the current designs for quantum payloads could provide large benefits in the form of a highly accurate, non-spoofable time transfer inf ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Compact, high-performance optical clockwork for quantum timing

    SBC: Vescent Photonics LLC            Topic: AF20AT001

    Vescent Photonics, LLC (Vescent) in collaboration with MIT Lincoln Laboratory (MIT-LL) proposes to develop a compact, low-phase-noise optical frequency comb (OFC) stabilized to a novel, fiber-based, ultra-narrow linewidth reference laser that will meet the Air Force’s needs for a high performance, fieldable clock. OFCs are a core tool of quantum timing, enabling a range of new technologies criti ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Stable High Bandwidth AO Control with physical DM constraints

    SBC: Guidestar Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF18AT008

    Adaptive optics (AO) can compensate for the aberrating effects of atmospheric turbulence which degrade the performance of high energy laser (HEL) weapon systems and, as such, is an enabling technology for effective deployment of HEL weapon systems. A key component in an HEL AO system is the deformable mirror (DM). However, mechanical constraints in currently available DMs limits AO system performa ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
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