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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. Autonomous Nonbattery Wireless Strain Gage for Structural Health Testing and Monitoring in Extreme Environments

    SBC: Albido Corporation            Topic: AF08BT01

    There is a need to monitor the structural health of aerospace components operating in extreme temperatures ranges (e.g. -60 to +300C) and with high accelerations. Ideally the sensors employed for this task should be passive (i.e. not powered through batteries), permanently placed on the critical components and transmit the relevant data to a remote data processing center wirelessly.  Albido is pr ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Protecting Polymers from the Natural Space Environment with Films Grown Using Atomic Layer Deposition

    SBC: ALD NANOSOLUTIONS, INC            Topic: AF07T011

    Polymers in space are subjected to various threats including hyperthermal oxygen atoms, UV and VUV photons, and ions.  These threats can degrade the polymer and lead to static charge accumulation.  This Phase II proposal will build on the Phase I work which demonstrated that inorganic films grown by atomic layer deposition (ALD) can protect polymers such as Kapton, Teflon and PMMA.  Al2O3 ALD f ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Short-Wavelength Countermeasure for Circadian Desynchrony

    SBC: AVAcore Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF07T015

    Exposure to light at critical phases of the circadian cycle is the main stimulus that entrains circadian rhythms.  Previous work has concluded that exposure of humans to bright light for an hour or more at the right phase of the circadian cycle produces significant phase shifts of circadian rhythms speeding recovery from jet-lag, and optimizing cognitive functionality and restorative sleep.  Our ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Platform for Ultracold Atom Inertial Sensor Development

    SBC: Coldquanta, Inc.            Topic: AF07T024

    This work proposes to develop two critical subsystems and a rotation platform designed to enable ultracold atom inertial sensing research and development, with emphasis on rotation sensing (gyroscopes) for navigation, geolocation, mapping, and similar tasks.  The two subsystems presented here, the computer control and interface subsystem, and the integrated atom chip power source/current driver s ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Failure Initiation Predictors for Reliability-Based Design of Hybrid Composite Materials

    SBC: Comet Technology Corporation            Topic: AF08T025

    This proposal is concerned with the development of a novel failure initiation and progressive failure analysis (PFA) modeling method for advanced composite structures. The laminate is modeled as a collection of degrading lamina within the framework of lamination theory and executed using user defined subroutines through a commercial finite element software package. In the proposed approach, design ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. NanoFET- Nanoparticle Field Extraction Thruster for Micro-Satellites and Defensive Counterspace

    SBC: Electrodynamic Applications Inc            Topic: AF07T036

    The Nanoparticle Field Extraction Thruster (NanoFET) is being developed as a high thrust-to-power, highly compact, variable specific impulse electric propulsion device especially for micro-satellite applications. NanoFET provides thrust by extracting and charging nanometer to micron-sized conducting particles (e.g., spheres) fed from a dry reservoir and accelerating them electrostatically. This te ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Characterizing the dynamic behavior of novel energetic materials for space propulsion.

    SBC: Electrodynamic Applications Inc            Topic: AF08T010

    The objective of this program is to build upon many decades of experience with magnetic flowmeters to develop a next-generation system to measure the burning surface admittance of high-energy-density solid propellants at high frequencies and pressures. Using the results of research on solid propellant rocket motor combustion instability from the past fifty years, one can directly measure the acou ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. A Low Cost Production Process for Large High Temperature Polymer Matrix Composites

    SBC: ELTRON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, INCORPORATED            Topic: AF07T013

    Eltron Research & Development Inc. and the Southwest Research Institute® will focus on three primary objectives during Phase II of this Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) STTR program, building upon the success realized during Phase I work. First, we will be prepared to transition High Temperature Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (HTVARTM) needed in Phase III, by optimizing and ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Plasmonic Cavity Spectroscopic Polarimeter

    SBC: ITN ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF08T027

    This Small Business Technology Transfer program will develop a spectroscopic polarimeter-on-a-chip using novel plasmonic resonant cavities sensitive to linear polarization over a narrow wavelength range. Spectral selection will be possible through geometric scaling, with this work concentrating on the visible to near infrared wavelength band. Dielectric gratings with subwavelength period will act ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Massively Parallel Micromachining with Ultrafast Lasers

    SBC: Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: AF08T029

    Having recently built a 32-beam micromachining workstation, a systematic investigation that rigorously quantifies the multifocal, micromachining approach will be performed. While the manufacturing throughput gains of a multifocal approach are obvious, the method needs to be thoroughly characterized to identify the conditions that produce the features of highest integrity at the highest manufacturi ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
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