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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. Control of Dislocations for Improved IR Sensors Using Epitaxial Necking

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: A06T021

    It is well established that in order to produce large-format LWIR HgCdTe FPAs for third-generation IR systems, Si substrates must be used. In the DoD Militarily Critical Technologies List (December 2005), HgCdTe/Si is listed as a critical material and achieving an etch pit density (EPD) < 1x106 cm-2 is identified as a critical technology parameter. Thus it is imperative that a manufacturable techn ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. Polymer-ceramic Nanocomposites for High Power Capacitors

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF06T002

    Agiltron is developing a new family of polymer-ceramic nanoparticle composite dielectric materials for high power capacitors such as required in directed energy pulsed systems. In Phase I we showed that embedding large dielectric constant fillers into nanodielctrics results in a composite with greatly improved breakdown strength and reduced dielectric loss compared to conventional materials. Our ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. High Critical Current in Metal Organic Derived YBCO Films


    The Phase I STTR demonstrated major improvements in the deposition of high critical current YBCO films by a low-cost Metal Organic Deposition process on RABiTS substrates. A critical current of nearly 500 A/cm-width (77K, self-field) was achieved in a short length 2 m thick YBCO film, exceeding the Phase I goal of 450 A/cm-width. This performance is equivalent to a current of 200 A in an indus ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Low Power MEMS Retroreflectors for Optical Communications

    SBC: Boston Micromachines Corporation            Topic: A06T005

    Optical communication is emerging rapidly as a critical need for military operations. Through pioneering work in optical micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS) devices, the project team has created new technologies that can expand the capabilities of existing Warfighter equipment including NIR laser aiming/illumination with I2 night vision, laser rangefinding, laser target designation, and sh ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Real Time Parallel Channel Spectrometer for 3D Cloud Profiling

    SBC: Optra, Inc.            Topic: A06T023

    OPTRA proposes the development of an imaging open-path Fourier transform infrared (I-OP-FTIR) spectrometer for 3D cloud profiling. The system employs a single modulator and a novel optical configuration which projects an array of angularly dispersed IR beams, each of which exhibits comparable throughput to a single channel OP-FTIR, to an array of respective retroreflector arrays remotely located ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Rapid Concentration of Particles in Large Volumes of Fluid

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: A06T022

    Physical Sciences Inc. proposes an innovative approach to rapidly concentrate (1000:1) bacterial spores from large volumes of water for identification. The problem we address is the limitation of modern biological pathogen detection capability, a solution to which is contaminant concentration to a level at which these can respond. Our approach is based on the separation and collection of suspend ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Near-infrared Diffuse Optical Imaging for Noninvasive Monitoring of Cortical Spreading Depression

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: A06T028

    Cortical spreading depression (CSD) is a region of transient electrical and metabolic failure that propagates through peri-lesional brain tissue. Although characteristics of CSD have been shown to be relevant to injury outcome, subdural electrode measurements, currently in use, restrict monitoring only to patients requiring craniotomy. A portable, noninvasive monitoring device applicable to all pa ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Online Treatment of Subretinal Neovascular Membranes from Laser Eye Injury

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: A06T030

    Subretinal neovascular membranes are a deleterious complication of laser eye injury and retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), choroiditis, and myopic retinopathy. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) and anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) drugs are approved treatment methods. PDT acts by selective dye accumulation, activation by laser light, and disruption and clotting ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Novel Large, Flexible Light Emitting Arrays

    SBC: QD VISION, INC.            Topic: AF06T034

    Phase I results have successfully demonstrated our active camouflage approach that is aimed at reducing the visibility of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) through controlling the appearance of the surface. Active camouflage will provide a major performance improvement for all classes of military UAVs, since they normally fly low and slow and are vulnerable to attack with simple weapons, especially fo ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Computational Prediction of Kinetic Rate Constants

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: AF05T010

    A core component of aerospace manufacturing is based on cutting-edge materials used in extreme environments. Chemical kinetics models are vital for interpreting experimental measurements and predicting the behavior of these complex systems. For many applications, the reaction rates for all required chemical processes are unknown. We propose a versatile user-friendly computational package for ca ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
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