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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 Comprehensive Framework to Develop, Refine, and Validate Learning Agents for Tactical Autonomy

    SBC: Orbit Logic Incorporated            Topic: AF15AT14

    ABSTRACT: To maintain superiority in the battle domains of space, ground, air and sea, it is natural that the U.S. move toward incorporating autonomous capabilities to enhance/replace the traditional role of humans. Continued advances in processing capability and techniques to employ decision logic and adaptive learning strategies will soon make this vision reality. To deploy any such capability o ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Active Control of a Scramjet Engine

    SBC: COMBUSTION SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: AF15AT19

    ABSTRACT: The hydrocarbon-fueled scramjet is capable of providing hypersonic air-breathing propulsion for high-speed applications. The effective operation of high-speed air-breathing engines (ram- and scram-jets) over a wide range of flow parameters (velocity and altitude) is one of the most technically difficult challenges in the design of hypersonic vehicles. The most promising approach to overc ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Affordable Integrated Circuit Packaging and Assembly for High-Temperature Intelligent Components

    SBC: Microelectronics Research Development Corporation            Topic: AF16AT17

    Micro-RDC proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of developing low-cost, low-weight, reliable packaging materials and processes to produce low-power advanced Integrated Circuits (ICs) that can operate continuously at temperatures between -55C and +225...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. AFSCN Upgrade Based on Smart Antenna and Cognitive Satellite Radio

    SBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF14AT16

    ABSTRACT: This proposal presents an Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) upgrade scheme using smart antenna and cognitive satellite radio techniques. On the remote tracking station (RTS) side, switched beam smart antenna, distributed beam forming technique, multiple access technique based on FDMA and/or CDMA are applied to obtain multiple satellites reception objective. On the satellite si ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. A Novel, Microscale, Distributable Sensor Technology for Ionizing Radiation

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: DTRA14B004

    Terrorist use of radioactive nuclear materials via nuclear and/or radiological dispersion devices (dirty bombs) is a serious threat. Therefore, it is critical to detect the proliferation of nuclear material. Critical challenges facing this objective include: (a) high sensitivity detection of signature emissions (e.g., gamma rays) from common radioactive isotopes behind shielding, and (b) cost-effe ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Broad Spectrum Optical Property Characterization

    SBC: SPECTRAL MOLECULAR IMAGING, INC.            Topic: AF15AT12

    Liquid Crystal Arrayed Microcavities (LCAM) are a new hyperspectral technology initiated by collaboration among Spectral Molecular Imaging, Advanced Microcavity Sensors and Montana State University Spectrum Laboratory.At the core of this revolutionary technology lie picoliter volume optical cavities that exploit liquid crystal birefringence for tuning an effective cavity length.During a Phase I on ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. 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
  10. 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
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