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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. Application of Cortical Processing Theory to Acoustical Analysis

    SBC: Advanced Acoustic Concepts, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Advanced Acoustic Concepts, Inc. (AAC) proposes to implement a computational model of human auditory processing based upon cortical theory and to demonstrate its utility to evaluate and improve systems for speech communication and automated recognition ofspectro-temporal patterns. Specifically, AAC believes that unusual brain representations and processing strategies are largely responsible for th ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Closed-Loop Control of Separation in Subsonic and Transonic Flows

    SBC: CLEAR SCIENCE CORP            Topic: N/A

    Clear Science Corp. and Syracuse University propose to demonstrate the feedback control technologies they developed during Phase I in a series of coordinated Phase II computational and experimental tests. The Phase II objective is validated software thatintegrates reduced-model simulations, CFD simulations, and experimental data into a package for designing fixed-wing aircraft flow control systems ...

    STTR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Computational Methods for Feedback Flow Controllers in Aerodynamic Applications

    SBC: CLEAR SCIENCE CORP            Topic: N/A

    Clear Science Corp. and the University of California at Los Angeles propose to develop a versatile and comprehensive computational toolbox for designing feedback flow controllers in aerodynamic applications. Target objectives include separation control tomanage lift and form drag, control of transition to turbulence, turbulence control to reduce skin friction drag, increase mixing, or reduce heat ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Self-Diagnosis of Damage Criticality of Fibrous Composites Based on Multifunctional Characteristics

    SBC: Impact Technologies            Topic: N/A

    Impact Technologies has teamed with the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and Professor William Curtin from Brown University to develop an autonomous damage detection, classification, and prognostic system for carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer(CFRP) structures. The proposed approach fuses data and information from a set of optimally placed electrodes and associated electro-mechanical mo ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  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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