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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. Micromachined Deformable Mirrors for Beam Control and Imaging Applications

    SBC: AGILOPTICS            Topic: N/A

    Micromachined deformable mirrors are being commercialized by the contractor and applied to DOD related projects due to their light weight, fast response, small size, and inexpensive fabrication costs. During Phase II, the contractor and university teamwill demonstrate a novel projection system incorporating a micromachined deformable mirror, and develop a complete adaptive optics system based upo ...

    STTR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Shear Stress Sensor Using Shape Memory Films

    SBC: DOMINCA LLC            Topic: N/A

    There is a need for a low profile, simple, accurate, localized, responsive sensor to measure shear stress in fluid flow. The unusual properties of the shape memory alloy Ni2MnGa suggest it could make a very sensitive sensor. In recent years,single-crystal films of this alloy have been grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy. Once released from their substrate, the films have exhibited shape memory beh ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. The Use of Boron Nitride for Improved Cold-Cathode Electron Field Emission Technology

    SBC: Electrodynamic Applications Inc            Topic: N/A

    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 thestate-of-the-art techniques for electron generation used for neutralization (such as hollow cathodes operating on the same propellant as the thruster) do no ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. MEMS-Augmented Structural Sensor (MASSpatch) for wireless health monitoring

    SBC: Extreme Diagnostics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This STTR project develops self-powered PZT sensor/actuators, MEMS temperature sensors and data transmitters, chip-sized mechanical impedance analyzers, and data processing procedures and integrates them into a self-contained structural health-monitoringpackage for wireless inspection of aerospace-weapons systems.The opportunity:Legacy system maintenance, the development of relatively disposable a ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Next Generation Hall effect Thruster Concepts

    SBC: Kaufman & Robinson, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The purpose of this proposal is the research and development of low power (about 100 W) close-drift thruster with improved magnetic field. The patented design of the magnetic field makes possible to dramatically reduce the permissible size of aconventional stationary plasma thruster (SPT) that is limited by magnetic saturation of the inner magnetic path. The thruster with our improved magnetic f ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. The Software Therapist: Usability Problem Diagnosis through Latent Semantic Analysis

    SBC: KNOWLEDGE ANALYSIS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC.            Topic: N/A

    Knowledge Analysis Technologies (K-A-T) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) will partner to fulfill this Research and Development effort. We propose an unprecedented suite of Usability Engineering software tools to bebuilt upon the conceptual foundation of Virginia Tech's User Action Framework (UAF). We will use K-A-T's proprietary Latent Semantic Analysis (LS ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Adaptive Laser Beam Control Using Return Photon Statistics

    SBC: Nukove Scientific Consulting, Llc            Topic: N/A

    Strategic laser systems for uses including high bandwidth communication, non-imaging target identification, imaging, and the deposition of high laser energy on a target, are subject to the dispersive and refractive effects of a turbulent atmosphere. Theatmosphere manifests itself with effects on the beam size and shape at the target, thus adaptive modification of the far-field pattern to optimize ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Conductive Polymer Elastomers as Gap Treatment Material for Aircraft

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The Air Force maintains a fleet of aircraft that depend on low-observability to successfully carry out their missions. This low-observability depends on a continuity of electrical conductivity at the outer mold line of the aircraft, and thus the panelseams and gaps must be filled with a conducting material. Currently, metal-filled elastomers or resins are used, but these materials suffer from po ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Hadamard Transform Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This STTR program will develop a two-dimensional Hadamard transform method for combining time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOFMS) and ion mobility separation (IMS) analysis of trace species. Target applications include chemical and biological agentdetection as well as protein sequencing and identification. The work builds on previous research by the Clemmer group that shows the usefulness of IMS w ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Induction-based Thermographic Inspection of Composites

    SBC: Thermal Wave Imaging Inc            Topic: N/A

    Rapid growth in the performance and capabilities of thermography, and the increased use of composite materials in the construction and repair of military and commercial aircraft, has strongly positioned it as a viable NDI technique. In Phase I, ThermalWave Imaging, Inc. and UD-CCM propose to develop an AC coupled, non-contact Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) technique that can evaluate 3-D state o ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
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