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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 April, 2020.

  1. Permanent Magnets with Improved Mechanical Properties for Propulsion

    SBC: IAP RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Perrmanent magnets are very brittle and are prone to cracking during transportation and assembly in devices such as motors and generators. Conventional routes of alloying and microstructure modifications have produced only limited success in improving theabove mentioned properties of intermetallic compounds. In addition, the permanent magnetscorrode when exposed to oxygen. In industrial usage, ...

    STTR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Carbon Nanotubes for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding


    This STTR Phase I Program will test a processing scheme for fabricating a polymer-based nanocomposite material with significant electrical conductivity for electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding of electronic components and signal wires. The highconductivity of the nanocomposite material is introduced by a nanophase inclusion of a class of cost-effective vapor-grown carbon nanotubes. In th ...

    STTR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Reactants and Combustion Processes for Neutralization of Chemical and Biological Agents


    The neutralization and destruction of chemical and biological agents requires unique approaches because of the hazards associated with dispersing materials that may not have been completely neutralized. The METSS Team is proposing to use formulations,similar to incendiary devices with spreading characteristics like NAPALM, that contain energetic materials combinations including specialty polymers ...

    STTR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Novel Assessment Tools for Empirical Determinants of Direct Leadership

    SBC: Psychological Systems & Research            Topic: N/A

    The overall goal of this project is to improve the assessment, diagnosis, and prediction of direct leadership. To achieve these goals, the following objectives will be addressed in Phase 1. These are: (1) conduct cognitive task analyses to define directleadership performance; (2)develop an event-based measures of performance and effectiveness; (3) utilize cognitive test design to develop new mea ...

    STTR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Al(In)GaN/(In)GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors for Low-Noise and High-Power Applications


    AlInGaN-based heterostructures have demonstrated unmatched versatility in optical and electronic applications. In particular, AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) are the leading candidates for realizing ultra-high frequency, low-noiseand high-power amplifiers. The addition of indium to the composition of these HEMTs is expected to dramatically improve their performance. We prop ...

    STTR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. High Speed VCSEL for 1300 nm Optical Network


    Fiber optical transmission is increasingly applied to computer network, secure telecommunication systems, military aircraft, and even in missile guidance systems. 1300 nm vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL) are becoming a prefered technologyfor transceivers in short- and medium-haul, enterprise and metro data network. There is significant interest in using diluted nitride GaInNAs as ac ...

    STTR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Band Gap Engineering of Advanced Photodetectors via Quantum Size Effects in SiC Nanostructures

    SBC: TAITECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The proposed research addresses the critical need for the development of an advanced sensor technology for ballistic missile defense applications. The proposal is aimed at investigating the unique physical processes which occur in wide band gap (WBG)semiconductor nanostructures due to quantum confinement effects. Silicon carbide, an attractive high-temperature, radiation hard semiconductor, whic ...

    STTR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Plasma Spraying of Nd2Fe12B Permanent Magnet Materials

    SBC: APS Materials, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A major problem that exists with Nd2Fe14B permanent magnets is the high cost of fabricating complex shaped isotropic magnets. The fabrication of conventional high performance Nd2Fe14B magnetic materials involves complicated multi-step processes, such as melting, casting, homogenization, crushing, milling, magnetic alignment, pressing, sintering, and annealing. The Controlled Atmosphere Plasma Spra ...

    STTR Phase I 2001 Department of Energy
  9. Production of Butyric Acid and Butanol from Biomass

    SBC: Environmental Energy, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    In a process known as ABE furmentation (acetone, butanol, ethanol), butanol is produced from biomass carbohydrates via fermentation using the bacteria strain Clostridium acetobutylicum. The process involves the uptake of butyric acid while maintaining the bacteria in a solventogenic phase. In this project, the process will be scaled up to produce only butanol and to determine the efficiency of t ...

    STTR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  10. Rechargeable Cryogenic Liquid Oxygen Storage and Delivery System for Fuel Cell Powered Underwater Vehicles

    SBC: Sierra Lobo, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A system is proposed for generating, storing, and delivering cryogenic liquid oxygen to fuel cell powered underwater vehicles. This cryogenic system increases the mass of oxygen that can be stored in a fixed tank volume compared to high-pressure gaseousoxygen systems. The proposed system integrates cryocooler technology with existing water electrolysis systems on-board the host vessel to autonomo ...

    STTR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseNavy

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