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. Real-Time Detector of Human Fatigue

    SBC: Bio-Behavior Analysis Systems, LLC            Topic: AF04T007

    We have selected three technologies for the unobtrusive monitoring of bio-behavioral events. Camera-based measures of gaze, including eye and head movements, pupil diameter, vergence, and blink parameters; Laser Doppler Vibrometry (LDV) based measures of cardiovascular and muscle activity; and behavioral measures including movements of body parts as well as keyboard operations will be utilized. Ou ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Automated Detection of Steganographic Content

    SBC: COLORADO ENGINEERING INC.            Topic: AF04T008

    Colorado Engineering, Inc., a small woman owned business, and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are teaming to develop a Stegi@work architecture for an extensible, distributed application that can be utilized to detect steganographic content in media files, alert the user, and either mitigate (destroy) the content if possible or quarantine the files as appropriate. The key distinguis ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. The Use of Boron Nitride for Improved Cold-Cathode Electron Field Emission Technology

    SBC: Electrodynamic Applications Inc            Topic: AF03T016

    Low-power Hall thrusters offer potentially important advantages for certain military applications but issues of lifetime and efficiency degradation at lower powers are issues hindering its utilization. A factor impacting efficiency is that the state-of-the-art techniques for electron generation used for neutralization (such as hollow cathodes operating on the same propellant as the thruster) do n ...

    STTR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Flow Control for Improved Optical Propagation through Turbulent Shear Flows


    The proposed Phase II effort will result in the development of new devices for improving optical propagation of both directed energy and free space communication systems. The Phase I effort has demonstrated the feasibility of these devices. The Phase II effort will provide the optimization and maturation needed to bring them to the commercial markets through two paths. The first is a high frequ ...

    STTR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Waveguide coupled high speed plasmon optical modulator

    SBC: ITN ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF04T013

    Silicon is the dominant material for electronic devices, but basic material properties have limited its use for optical devices. Passive components such as waveguides, splitters and multiplexers have been demonstrated on silicon wafers. Most active photonic devices have been made with materials such as gallium arsenide that cannot be grown directly on silicon electronics. The development of act ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. The Software Therapist: Usability Problem Diagnosis Throught Latent Semantic Analysis


    We propose an unprecedented suite of Usability Engineering software tools to be built upon the conceptual foundation of Virginia Tech's User Action Framework (UAF). We will use K-A-T's proprietary Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) methods and software tools to validate and refine the UAF. We will also use LSA as the underlying analysis engine for the software tools, which will provide support for pro ...

    STTR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force

    SBC: Opteos, Inc.            Topic: AF04T025

    An innovative electromagnetic wave detection and measurement system based on broadband, non-intrusive, miniaturized electro-optic (EO) and magneto-optic (MO) sensors will be developed in order to evaluate the effects caused by short duration burst or pulsed EM waves incident on electronic circuits. Due to the compact size and non-metallic construction, the EO and MO sensors can be placed within cl ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Organic Based Flexible Transistors and Electronic Devices

    SBC: Organicid, Inc.            Topic: AF04T010

    The work outlined in this proposal is directed toward the development of materials and fabrication processes for organic-based complementary circuits. New and improved n-channel (electron transporting) semiconductors will be synthesized and characterized at Northwestern University. These materials will possess a mobility of about 1 cm2/V-s and will be combined with p-channel FET materials such a ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. MEMS Colloid Thruster Array

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: AF04T005

    Colloid thruster technology continues to be attractive for spacecraft propulsion, since its specific impulse can be many times greater than even the best bi-propellant chemical rocket. However, the technology was abandoned in the 1970s due to low charge-to-mass ratios, which lead to excessively high voltages and large inert mass fractions. The recent advent of microelectromechanical systems (MEM ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Numerical Modeling of Omnidirectional Reflectivity

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: AF02T015

    We will provide convenient and accurate time-domain modeling capabilities for electromagnetics (EM) in dielectric media with regions having oblique boundary conditions, specifically for devices exhibiting omnidirectional reflectivity. Omnidirectional reflectors, constructed with layers of dielectrics, reflect electromagnetic radiation with 100% efficiency for all incident angles and polarizations ...

    STTR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
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