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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. POWER: Political Will Expert Reasoning Tool

    SBC: 21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: OSD07T002

    There are many challenges in addressing the problem of Political Will. The first is developing a clear, complete, consensual definition of Political Will driven by both theory and field practice. But a larger challenge is deconstructing and unpacking the Political Science and Social Science concept of Political Will into its complex constituent elements in order to arrive at their computational, r ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. Surface-Enhanced Detection of Molecular and Biomolecular Species

    SBC: BIOTOOLS, INC.            Topic: AF05T025

    This Phase II STTR project continues the development of two prior successful Phase I STTR projects aimed at developing surface-enhance Raman optical activity (ROA) on near-infrared tuned gold-coated nanoshells for the detection of chiral molecules, biological molecules and higher biological structures and organisms for applications in the areas of biological research, pharmaceutical development an ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Development of commercially useable codes to simulate aluminized propellant combustion, and related issues

    SBC: BUCKMASTER RESEARCH            Topic: AF06T012

    We propose to develop marketable codes which will: model the morphology of heterogeneous propellants (a packing code); calculate the thermal and mechanical 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 agglomerates through the chamber, after surface detachment, ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Nanostructures for dislocation blocking in infrared detectors

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: A07T006

    HgCdTe is the material of choice for the fabrication of high performance infrared focal plane arrays. HgCdTe is usually grown on CdZnTe substrates, which suffer from cost and size limitations. Silicon substrates do not have these constraints. Although device-quality HgCdTe cannot be grown directly on silicon, a CdTe buffer layer allows its growth. However, large lattice and thermal mismatches betw ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Rapid Detection Nano-Sensors for Biological Warfare Agents in Buildings and HVAC Systems

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: A06T026

    In the Phase I program, EPIR Technologies successfully developed a technology for real-time, simultaneous detection of several types of biological agents using a novel FRET-based detection technique. The development of multiplexed detection capabilities with extremely low false positives in this Phase I program allowed EPIR to establish improved standards in biosensing. Innovative surface modifica ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Wavelength and Polarization Agile Infrared Detectors based on HgCdTe

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: AF07T027

    Modern seekers need to detect, recognize, identify and track a variety of autonomously guided munitions under a wide spectrum of conditions and countermeasures. We propose the implementation of hyperspectral and polarization-sensitive techniques based on HgCdTe infrared detectors to improve the accuracy of target detection for these seekers. In the proposed hyperspectral system, the HgCdTe detecto ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Fiber nonlinearity based entangled-photon sources

    SBC: NUCRYPT LLC            Topic: A07T020

    Entangled photons have special properties arising from their quantum nature and have been used for scientific purposes such as demonstrating quantum teleportation. Several fascinating applications for entangled photons have been proposed including quantum metrology, computation, communication, and key generation. However, generating entangled light is currently an experiment in itself, thereby ham ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Photonic Analog-to-Digital Converter

    SBC: NUCRYPT LLC            Topic: AF07T028

    Analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) is an essential operation in many applications including radar, sensing, communications, and instrumentation. Two key parameters of an ADC are its sampling rate and resolution, measured in samples per second and number of bits, respectively. Unfortunately, as the sampling rate increases the maximum resolution is reduced. High-speed electronic ADCs (>10Gs/s) are c ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Continuous Variable Quantum Encryption using Short Laser Pulses

    SBC: NUCRYPT LLC            Topic: AF05T007

    The use of optical technology in communication links has compelling advantages in terms of data rate, power consumption, weight, and size of the system. However, with the adoption of such technology, we have become heavily reliant on optical communication systems for our economy and national security. It is thus prudent to give careful consideration to the reliability, robustness to attack, and se ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Microwave Plasma Propulsion Systems for Defensive Counter-Space

    SBC: Starfire Industries LLC            Topic: AF07T036

    Due to the proliferation of inexpensive nano-satellites, space situational awareness and object detection/negation are high priorities for protecting US space-borne assets. Starfire Industries is proposing a novel microwave plasma thruster employing electron cyclotron resonance techniques for simultaneous high-power high-efficiency electric propulsion and multiple secondary "dual-use" application ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force

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