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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 April, 2020.

  1. 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
  2. Sensitivity Analysis Methods for Complex, Multidisciplinary Systems

    SBC: SCIENTIFIC SIMULATIONS            Topic: AF11BT06

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this proposal is to develop efficient sensitivity analysis methods based on adjoint techniques for multi-disciplinary time-dependent problems. The approach is based on the discrete adjoint, which will be derived and implemented on a software component basis, with the various multidisciplinary software components being linked together through a Python interface, thus pre ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Technologies for Nanoscale Imaging Using Coherent Extreme Ultraviolet and Soft X-Ray Light

    SBC: Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: AF11BT11

    ABSTRACT: Microscopy is a critical enabling technology for advancing our understanding of nature. Imaging nanoscale objects with light in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and soft x-ray regions of the spectrum has advantages over visible light for resolution, elemental specificity, and imaging internal structures. Coherent diffractive imaging (CDI) has been developed as a tool to get around the li ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Routing for IP based Satellite Ad-Hoc Networks

    SBC: Seakr Engineering, Inc.            Topic: AF11BT12

    ABSTRACT: The need for improved routing to support ad-hoc satellite communications is apparent and protocol research has been performed to date which would greatly impact future DoD systems. The Internet Router in Space (IRIS)technology developed by SEAKR and Cisco has provided an advantageous mixture of space-qualified capability and commercial device performance and provides a strong basis upo ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Modeling Tools for Plasmas in the Strongly-Coupled State

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: AF11BT23

    ABSTRACT: Strongly coupled plasmas are important to the Air Force for emerging applications including plasma opening switches, quantum information systems, ionospheric plasmas related to atmospheric explosions, and micro-plasma devices. Traditionally, researchers have used modeling and simulation with great success to help understand plasma behavior. However, present modeling tools usually assu ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Metamaterial-based MEM ultra-low-loss non-dispersive phased-array antenna

    SBC: A. BROWN DESIGN            Topic: AF11BT28

    ABSTRACT: Under this collaborative effort between A Brown Design, Michigan State University, and Raytheon, a novel phase shifter design is proposed. The phase shifter design builds upon existing RF MEMS capacitive technology by co-integrating MEMS switches with metamaterial unit cells. The metamterial unit cell design is versatile and allows significant degree of freedom in integration and design ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Satellite Drag Model for Near Real Time Operation

    SBC: Michigan Aerospace Corporation            Topic: AF11BT29

    ABSTRACT: Michigan Aerospace Corporation, in cooperation with the University of Michigan"s Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences, will refine existing upper atmospheric models and apply them to the problem of predicting satellite drag. The primary goal of this Phase 1 project is to run a fully validated version of University of Michigan"s Global Ionosphere Thermosphere Model (GI ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Satellite Drag Physical Model Module for a Near Real Time Operation Test Bed

    SBC: Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates, L.L.C.            Topic: AF11BT29

    ABSTRACT: Satellite drag is the leading cause of orbit prediction error in low earth orbit. Modeling of this drag force and its variability is critical to accurate orbit determination and prediction. One of the leading contributing factors to error in drag prediction is thermospheric neutral density variability. Operational models up until the present time have been empirical, with inputs includ ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force

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