Award Data

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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until June, 2020.

  1. Development of Hydrocarbon-Based Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs)

    SBC: Functional Coating Technology, LLC            Topic: AF06164

    We have recently demonstrated that high power densities can be achieved for SOFC using liquid hydrocarbon fuels via direct internal reforming. This approach can provide solutions for the highly power-dense applications required by Air Force (e.g. auxiliary power units for aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles) and many portable and transportation applications in commercial sector. Because the sta ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Self-Healing Adhesives and Composites for Aerospace Systems

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: AF06T025

    Self-healing composites and adhesives would alleviate longstanding problems in aerospace structures associated with multiple types of damage mechanisms such as mechanical/thermal fatigue, microcracking, and debonding. A composite cryogenic tank based on self-healing technology would prevent leakage by sealing microcracks throughout the lifetime of the tank and enable the use of composites in this ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. High-Efficiency Compact Toroidal Plasma Acceleration Using Annular Helicon Pre-Ionization For High-Power, High-Specific Impulse Electric Space Propuls

    SBC: Starfire Industries LLC            Topic: AF06T001

    Electromagnetic propulsion using compact toroidal plasmas is ideal for high-thrust, high-Isp missions since velocities and densities are not space charge limited, the self-field structure does not suffer magnetic detachment problems and the inductive electrode-less nature has superior lifetime. This STTR builds on a long history of research by integrating an annular helicon source with a conical ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Innovative Structural Joining Concepts and Analysis Techniques

    SBC: Technova Corporation            Topic: AF06234

    A new joining principle is proposed where a massive number of physical and mechanical bonds between responsive nanostructured constituents bridge the (rough) joining surfaces. Recent advances in nanostructured materials, linked supramolecular systems and directed self-assembly techniques provide the technological basis for developemnt of the proposed joining mechanism. The new joining principle ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Development of commercially useable codes to simulate aluminized propellant combustion, and related issues

    SBC: BUCKMASTER RESEARCH            Topic: AF06T012

    We propose to examine the necessary ingredients for the development of marketable codes which will: model the morphology of heterogeneous propellants (a packing code); calculate the thermal and mechancial properties of such a morphology or pack; simulate the combustion of the pack; predict the statistics of aluminum agglomeration on the burning pack surface; simulate the flight of these agglomera ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Terahertz Imaging Detection of Delamination and Water Intrusion

    SBC: TeraMetrix, LLC            Topic: AF06346

    We propose to demonstrate the feasibility of using time domain Terahertz (THz) measurements to locate and identify defects such as delaminations and water intrusion in advanced composite materials used in ground based radome panels, shelters and towers. We will investigate the ability of terahertz measurements, both with time domain and Fourier domain (i.e., spectroscopy) analysis, to detect defec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Innovative Measurement Approaches for Harsh, Chemically Reacting Environments

    SBC: Industrial Measurement Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF06T009

    In this proposal we exploit the remote sensing attributes of ultrasound to measure temperature, transient temperature and heat flux in liquid rocket combustion chambers. In previous work, we have demonstrated the capability to measure the local temperature at the inner surface of large caliber Navy guns using sensors attached to the external gun barrel surface (2.5” from the measurement point). ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Reconfigurable Nanophotonic Optical Interconnects for Advanced FPGAs

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: AF06T006

    Optically interconnected systems provide a number of additional benefits. For example, by removing metallic traces, many signal integrity issues are also eliminated as the parasitic capacitance and inductance associated with high-speed lines are removed, which further improves systems performance. Additionally, such systems typically require less power and experience less leakage, or wasted power ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. RF Polymer

    SBC: SPECTRUM MAGNETICS LLC            Topic: AF06T015

    Leveraging Spectrum Magnetics’ expertise in large scale fabrication of nanomaterials together with University of Delaware’s know-how in the research of magnetodielectric materials with simultaneously large permittivity and permeability, we propose to design and fabricate RF polymers that promise applications in antenna with much improved functionalities in miniaturization, impendence matching, ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Sense and Control for Efficient Aerostructure

    SBC: Flexsys, Inc.            Topic: AF06236

    SensorCraft and other endurance vehicles are prone to performance degradation when the flow over the airfoil trailing edge separates due to gusts, high angle of attack maneuvers, or trailing edge flap deflections which push the limits of laminar airfoil lift production. FlexSys has already developed adaptive trailing edge devices under previous and ongoing AFRL contracts including one for the HiL ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
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