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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Protecting Polymers from the Natural Space Environment with Films Grown Using Atomic Layer Deposition

    SBC: ALD NANOSOLUTIONS, INC            Topic: AF07T011

    Polymers and paints in space are subjected to a barrage of incident oxygen atoms, UV and VUV photons and ions. The oxygen atoms and photons can erode the polymer and the ions can lead to the buildup of static charge. This Phase I proposal will use atomic layer deposition (ALD) methods to coat polymers with various conformal films to protect the polymer and prevent the buildup of static charge. ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. The Dual MOT Atom Chip Miniature Vacuum Cell

    SBC: Coldquanta, Inc.            Topic: AF07T034

    This work studies key issues facing the practical utilization and commercialization of a miniature atom chip vacuum system. The system consists of a two-dimensional magneto-optic trap (MOT) forming a cold atom beam that is recaptured by a 6-beam MOT in an ultrahigh vacuum region of the system. A miniature ion pump and non-evaporable getters sustain the ultrahigh vacuum. The atom chip serves to s ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Critical Considerations and Technology for Cold Atom Chip Inertial Sensors

    SBC: Coldquanta, Inc.            Topic: AF07T024

    This work seeks to identify and analyze the major performance issues facing chip-based ultracold atom inertial sensors. Such sensors have enormous potential to provide unprecedented inertial sensing precision with competitive size, weight, and power consumption compared with optical and other technologies. Nevertheless, many potential issues affecting design performance are either not well explo ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Adaptive Materials for Morphing Aircraft Skins


    The overarching objective of the proposed Phase II is to increase the technology readiness level to enable technology insertion at the conclusion of the Phase II effort. During Phase II, efforts will focus on the optimization of novel adaptive materials enabling future morphing aircraft applications. Composite Technology Development Inc. (CTD) will work with Raytheon Missile Systems and The United ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Cognitive Models for learning to control dynamic systems

    SBC: COMPUTELLIGENCE LLC            Topic: AF07T012

    The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of automated model development for dynamic system control based on action, event, and outcome sequences. The proposed approach focuses on the implementation of swarm intelligence algorithms that learn rapidly and adapt rapidly to non-stationary environments and scenarios with rapidly changing goals. The swarm intelligence-based mod ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. nanoFET Satellite Propulsion System for Defensive Counter Space

    SBC: Electrodynamic Applications Inc            Topic: AF07T036

    The nanoparticle field extraction thruster (nanoFET) is being developed as an efficient, variable specific impulse electric propulsion device. NanoFET provides thrust by extracting nanometer- to micron-sized particles from a liquid reservoir, and accelerating them electrostatically. With its high efficiency and large thrust-to-power ratio over an unprecedented specific impulse range (100 to 10,000 ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. A Low Cost Production Process for Large High Temperature Polymer Matrix Composites


    The prime objective of this Phase I project is the development of a cost-effective and reliable production method for fabrication of large carbon fiber reinforced polyimide composites. Eltron Research & Development Inc. (Eltron) and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) will work together to successfully achieve this objective. Eltron has already developed a vacuum assisted resin transfer m ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Combinatorial Discovery of High Temperature Sensing Materials

    SBC: LUTRONICS            Topic: AF07T002

    This STTR program intends to develop a new combinatorial material strategy toward finding new materials efficient for simultaneously sensing both temperature and strain under high temperature environments. Combination of unique luminescence behaviors with a novel multilayer structure will offer the great potential to reach the proposed program goals.

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Hybrid CMOS/Nanodevice Integrated Circuits

    SBC: MICROTECH, INC.            Topic: AF07T025

    The goal of this project is to develop new techniques to enable feasible fabrication of the hybrid CMOS/nanodevice integrated circuits (CMOL). In Phase I, a new technique will be developed to implement a practicable CMOL cell by using a novel 3D integration approach, which will significantly reduce the fabrication challenges. The fabricated 3D CMOL cell performance will be tested and validated. ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Algorithm Development for Reconfigurable Computing Architectures

    SBC: MNB TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF07T017

    High performance reconfigurable computing (HPRC) is an expanding technology offering workstations and small clusters performance levels previously reserved for large-scale systems populating the "Supercomputing 500" list. However, the lack of open-source libraries of generically applicable numeric methods (i.e. BLAS, LAPACK, Numeric Recipes, etc.) optimized for FPGA embodiment has hindered adopti ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
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