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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. Modeling and Simulation for Design, Development, Testing and Evaluation of Autonomous Multi-Agent Models

    SBC: Soar Technology, Inc.            Topic: AF15AT14

    ABSTRACT: The rapid continued development of unmanned air systems (UAS) is enabling new mission types, in-creased mission effects, and increased airman safety. However, these advances also present numerous challenges to airman-machine interaction, tactics development, and defense. The rapid development pace has produced a situation where new technologies are outpacing the knowledge of how best to ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Exploitation Algorithms in the Compressive Sensing (Sparse Measurement) Space

    SBC: MAXENTRIC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: AF15AT27

    ABSTRACT: In this proposal, the MaXentric team outlines its strategy for creating a Radar-based Compressive Sensing and Target Classification system, code-named Rad-CSC. In this Phase I, the team will implement and optimize compressive sensing and classification algorithms for use with conventional and synthetic aperture radar data. Data will be chosen from publicly available datasets, such as the ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Ultra-High-Performance Concrete

    SBC: METNA CO            Topic: AF12BT04

    Ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC) offers superior properties for structural applications. Existing UHPC design and production methods employ special materials and mixers. This project is developing mix design and fabrication methods for reliable production of UHPC with local materials and facilities. The Phase I project devised material selection criteria, proportioning methods and mixing pro ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Innovative, Rapid Non-Linear Physics-Based Aeroelastic Analysis System

    SBC: Continuum Dynamics Inc            Topic: AF14AT04

    ABSTRACT: Accurate aeroelastic predictions are critical to the development of aircraft and assessment of aircraft/store compatibility since structural deformation and aeroelastic instabilities during flight affect pilot/aircraft safety and mission success. Indeed, several fighter aircraft have demonstrated recurring susceptibility to Limit Cycle Oscillations (LCO) when certain external stores ar ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Nondestructive Evaluation Techniques for Composite Materials with Low Density Gradients

    SBC: METNA CO            Topic: AF14AT05

    ABSTRACT: Energetic composite materials comprise crystalline energetic particles embedded in a polymer matrix. There is a need to gain insight into the microstructure and damage mechanisms of energetic composites via nondestructive evaluation. Applications of x-ray computed micro-tomography to resolve the microstructure of energetic composites are challenged by the low density gradient between th ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. 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
  7. High efficiency materials&processes for the reduction of CO2 to syngas

    SBC: Liquid Light, Inc            Topic: AF11BT07

    ABSTRACT: Liquid Light and Princeton University will develop an electrochemical process for syngas evolution that uses carbon dioxide and water as the feedstocks. Syngas evolved from the system will then be converted to JP-8 via existing Fischer-Tropsch systems. The syngas evolution process will be based on heterocyclic catalysts originally discovered at Princeton University. Research in Phase I ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. 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
  9. Dynamic Assured Routing Technology (DART) for IP based Satellite Ad-Hoc Networks

    SBC: Foresight Wireless, LLC            Topic: AF11BT12

    ABSTRACT: Foresight Wireless, LLC (Foresight) proposes a novel autonomous bi-focal cross-layer routing solution, DART, to meet the Air Force"s objective, namely, to demonstrate novel IP routing protocols onboard satellites that would link user preferences and network conditions and improve end-to-end network performance, including heterogeneity of satellite nodes, interferences of satellite links ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. 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

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