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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. Software Integration for Computational Cognitive Models in Virtual Environments

    SBC: Adaptive Cognitive Systems            Topic: AF07T020

    Development of a general purpose software interface between cognitive models and 3D virtual environments requires innovation and research in cognitive abstractions and interfaces, as well as a thoughtful application of software architecture and engineering principles. We propose to embed these innovative cognitive abstractions in a middleware layer that offers “plug-and-play” operation for ar ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Thermodynamic Modeling and Mechanical Testing for the Multiphase Mo-Si-B-X (X=Ti, Zr, Hf) Alloy for High Temperature (1300ºC-1500ºC) Services

    SBC: Computherm, LLC            Topic: AF07T003

    CompuTherm, LLC in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory proposes to develop a modeling tool that can be used to understand the effect of Ti, Zr, and Hf addition on the improvement of ductility of the (Mo) phase in the Mo-Si-B system. The tool will be developed by integrating thermodynamic modeling with mechanical testing. Thermodynamic descriptions of the Mo-Si-B-X (X=Ti, Zr, Hf) syste ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Advanced Friction Stir Processing for Ultra-refined Microstructure Development of Aluminum 7XXX Series Alloys

    SBC: FRICTION STIR LINK, INC.            Topic: AF07T038

    Friction Stir Processing (FSP) has been demonstrated to generate refined microstructures, resulting in improved material properties. This has several areas of application. First, FSP can enhance the formability of the particular alloy of interest. This is especially important for the superplastic forming process, where the use of FSP can be used to create superplastic behavior at high strain r ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Modeling and Simulation of the Stability of ORSC Main Combustion Chambers

    SBC: IN SPACE, L.L.C.            Topic: AF06T005

    The potential for combustion instability has historically been a hindrance in developing rocket engines, and nearly always represents the major technical risk in engine developments. This proposal addresses innovative approaches toward prediction of liquid rocket engine combustion instability, as well as innovations in full-scale engine stability verification. Specific objectives are to demonstrat ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Development of Multi-Frequency Multi-Scale Radiation Transport Modeling

    SBC: Prism Computational Sciences, Inc.            Topic: AF08T020

    The objective of this proposal is to develop advanced radiation transport modeling techniques that accurately and efficiently treat transport in media having widely varying optical properties; in particular, hot gases and plasmas with optical depths ranging from the optically thin to the optically thick regimes. In doing this, we will develop a hybrid diffusion-Monte Carlo (HDMC) model that effic ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Perception for Realistic Cognition in Virtual Environments (PRCVE)

    SBC: Soar Technology, Inc.            Topic: AF07T020

    We propose the development of a general software infrastructure for simplifying the integration of computer-game software with cognitive modeling tools. The software is designed to meet the requirements of two state-of-art cognitive models, one focused on spatial reasoning, the other on visual imagery. The approach extracts visual scene information from a computer game, represents it in a common ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Nonintrusive fiber interferometer for ablative TPS recession measurement

    SBC: Electrodynamic Applications Inc            Topic: AF10BT04

    ABSTRACT: The next generation of hypersonic and reentry vehicles being designed for the Department of Defense (DoD) applications will require advanced Thermal Protection System (TPS). While new TPS shields are under development, a key difficulty is the ability to predict and diagnose TPS performance. ElectroDynamic Applications (EDA) has been developing an optical diagnosticfor use during testi ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Resonant infrared pulsed laser ablation for the deposition of polymer and polymer composite films for conformal optical coating on plastic substrates

    SBC: AppliFlex LLC            Topic: AF10BT19

    ABSTRACT: This project will apply resonant infrared pulsed laser ablation techniques to deposit environmentally-durable, adherent and conformal anti-reflection (AR) coating on a plastic (polycarbonate) substrate. The proposed broadband AR coating is based on a multilayer architecture of low-refractive index polymer and high-refractive index polymer or polymer hybrid materials. High quality poly ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Versatile and Robust Three-Dimensional Software for Multi-Fluid Plasma Modeling

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: AF11BT08

    ABSTRACT: Tech-X Corporation in partnership with the University of Washington will develop a commercial tool for modeling multi-fluid and single fluid plasmas including the ability to model problems using unstructured grids. An oracle will be developed to inform the user of the validity of plasma models in the regime of a given simulation. Algorithms developed at the University of Washington (i ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Hybrid Chemical-Electric Propulsion (HCEP)

    SBC: Electrodynamic Applications Inc            Topic: AF11BT10

    ABSTRACT: The proposed Phase I efforts seek to develop a dual-mode Hybrid ChemicalElectric Propulsion thruster concept design based on the extensive microwave torch/arcjet experience of PSU and Hall and ion experience of EDA. The primary focus of the Phase I effort will be demonstrate the operation of an ionic liquid microwave thruster in the high-T/P regime and the basic operation of a Hall and ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
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