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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. Additive Manufacturing and Thin Film Coating Development for Lightweight Directed Energy Reflective Optics

    SBC: Optimax Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA13T009

    Optimax Systems, Inc. and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) propose a collaborative effort, led by Optimax, with two focus areas. Optimax will focus on thin film coating development for optical components to: increase laser damage threshold of optics used in high energy laser systems, investigate methods for laser hardening of sensors, and model and predict the distortion of lightweigh ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Conjugate heat transfer for LES of gas turbine engines

    SBC: CASCADE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N19BT027

    Current design tools for gas turbine engines invoke a variety of simplifying assumptions to estimate heat transfer to solid/metal engine components (e.g., isothermal boundary conditions). These approximations are often not valid, result in inaccurate predictions of heat transfer, and ultimately compromise the thermal integrity of propulsion and power systems. Wall-modeled large eddy simulation (WM ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Optimization of Fatigue Test Signal Compression Using The Wavelet Transform

    SBC: ATA Engineering, Inc.            Topic: N18BT029

    ATA Engineering has developed a wavelet-based damage squeezing methodology for generating optimally compressed fatigue test signals that produce an equivalent amount of fatigue damage in a predictably reduced amount of time compared to the baseline (uncompressed) signals. Fatigue-critical signal characteristics (e.g., magnitude, phase, frequency, and sequencing relationships) are identified in the ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Optimization of Sodium Guide Star Return using Polarization and/or Modulation Control

    SBC: ROCHESTER SCIENTIFIC, LLC            Topic: AF19AT008

    Laser guide stars (LGS) are artificial sources of light produced by laser-induced fluorescence from sodium atoms in the mesosphere between 85 km and 100 km altitude. The fluorescence can be detected on the ground with a telescope and used as a reference for compensating atmospheric aberrations in astronomical and space observations in conjunction with an adaptive optics system. Sodium LGS are vita ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. ENHANCE II – Enabling Hybrid Anodes with Nano-Carbon Electrodes II

    SBC: Cellec Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF19AT014

    The objective of this research program is to develop an ultra-lightweight carbon nanotube-lithium metal (CNT-Li) hybrid anode to enable high energy density lithium ion cells. These CNT-Li anodes will be paired with carbon nanotube enhanced high areal loading (mAh/cm2) cathodes to achieve cell-level energy densities that exceed 400 Wh/kg at the cell-level.  Electrode engineering will be used to mo ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Reconfigurable/Cognitive Optical Communications

    SBC: VULCAN WIRELESS, INC.            Topic: AF18AT010

    As the number of optical communication terminals proliferate there will be a need to have these terminals interoperate.  In the past, optical terminals were designed with a single purpose in mind.  New space constellations are requiring non-RF crosslink solutions.  It is expected that there will be a large number of both commercial and military systems providing crosslinks and space to earth li ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Realistic Image and Neighborhood Generator

    SBC: Stellar Science Ltd. Co.            Topic: AF19AT007

    Software that generates realistic images of models and outdoor scenes is crucial for many scientific and engineering endeavors. Applications include laser modeling for directed energy weapons and remote sensing simulation for sensor design and image analysis. In Phase I, we developed the Realistic Image and Neighborhood Generator (RING) synthetic scene generation platform. The Phase I RING prototy ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Three-Dimensional Tracking and Aimpoint Maintenance (3-D TrAM) Phase II

    SBC: MZA ASSOCIATES CORP            Topic: AF19AT005

    Target tracking and aimpoint maintenance are critical functions within a laser directed energy system.  Traditionally, the optical sensor is a conventional camera viewing an actively illuminated target.  In the absence of turbulence, it is still difficult to point the laser weapon to a specific hit spot when there are no features in the required direction.  Further, atmospheric turbulence scint ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Mid-Infrared Laser Absorption Spectroscopy for Multi-Parameter Rotating Detonation Analysis

    SBC: Opto-knowledge Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF19AT011

    New, innovative laser spectroscopy technology will be developed for performance quantification and combustion characterization in a Rotational Detonation Rocket Engine (RDRE). The effort will push the state of the art in tunable laser absorption spectroscopy to enable fast time response diagnostics of the extreme pressure and temperature conditions of an RDRE.

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Virtual Reality for Multi-INT Deep Learning (VR-MDL)

    SBC: Information Systems Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: AF19AT010

    A key goal stated in the United States Air Force Science and Technology Strategy for 2030 and Beyond is to “Increase the speed of battlespace understanding and decision-making to act faster than any adversary.” In this project, ISL and Ohio University (ISL-OU) will build on the success of Phase I and deliver a new game-changing capability for reliably performing complex radio frequency, multi- ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
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