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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. Failure Initiation Predictors for Reliability-Based Design of Hybrid Composite Materials

    SBC: Comet Technology Corporation            Topic: AF08T025

    ABSTRACT: This proposal is concerned with the development of a novel failure initiation and progressive failure analysis modeling method for advanced composite structures, including the analysis of selected structural joints utilizing a statistically based micromechanics model embedded in a 3D non-linear finite element code. The method accounts for the interaction between out-of-plane failure and ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Next-generation magnetic flowmeter for characterizing the dynamic behavior of novel energetic materials for space propulsion

    SBC: Electrodynamic Applications Inc            Topic: AF08T010

    The objective of this program is to build upon many decades of experience with magnetic flowmeters to develop a next-generation system to measure the burning surface admittance of high-energy-density solid propellants at high frequencies and pressures. Using the results of research on solid propellant rocket motor combustion instability from the past fifty years, one can directly measure the ac ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Skin-Friction Sensor for Hypersonic Flows

    SBC: Michigan Aerospace Corporation            Topic: AF09BT32

    Michigan Aerospace Corporation proposes to develop an optical MEMS based skin friction sensor specifically designed for hypersonic applications. This instrument will be capable of shear stress resolutions as small as 0.01 Pa, have a high dynamic range, and data rates in excess of 100 Hz. The sensor will be compact and tolerant of the extreme environmental conditions of hypersonic propulsion test f ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Multifunctional Nanocomposite Structures Via Layer-by-Layer Assembly Process

    SBC: Nico Technologies Corp.            Topic: AF09BT36

    The realization of materials with record mechanical and electrical properties is of paramount importance to the Air Force and other branches of the US Armed Forces. Layer-by-layer (LBL) assembly is capable of producing nanocomposite materials with record properties surpassing those made by many traditional composite preparation techniques. However the process is time consuming and typically yiel ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Instrumentation for Nanoscale Spectroscopy

    SBC: R H K Technology, Inc.            Topic: AF08BT30

    This STTR will provide a prototype Electronics Package that integrates disparate streams of spectrographic and topographic data to provide high resolution imaging and chemical specificity at the nanoscale. It will enable development of a commercial instrument delivering routine near-field tip-enhanced optical imaging with spatial resolutions in the range of 10-50nm along with topographic (Atomic F ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Development of Strategic Organic Energy Storage Capacitor Devices

    SBC: Wolverine Energy Solutions and Technology            Topic: AF09BT05

    High energy density and high power capacitors operating at a high frequency are in great demand for a variety of residential, military, medical, and industrial applications. In fact, a large percentage of the cost of alternative energy components is consumed by the cost of capacitors. Although there have been some developments in the fabrication of inorganic super-capacitors, the problems encoun ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. STTR Phase I: Advanced Uncooled Infrared Detectors at the Nano-Scale

    SBC: KYTARO, INC.            Topic: MM

    This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project aims to develop highly sensitive and inexpensive uncooled microbolometers using ultra-thin films of metals, metal oxides, or semi-metals. These microbolometers will be attractive for use in portable night vision devices and other thermal imaging applications that require a Noise Equivalent Temperature Difference (NETD) of less than 20 mK. We ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 National Science Foundation
  8. STTR Phase II:Havesting Hydrokinetic Energy Using Vortex Induced Vibration and Fish Biomimetics

    SBC: VORTEX HYDRO ENERGY LLC            Topic: EO

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will advance the development and prototype testing necessary to transition an innovative large scale generating system from concept to commercialization. The underwater energy generation system is based on the naturally occurring phenomenon of vortex induced vibration (VIV). This device harvests hydrokinetic energy via a system of cyl ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 National Science Foundation
  9. Efficient plasma synthesis of high-quality graphene

    SBC: APS LLC            Topic: NM

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project aims to develop a highly-efficient and cost-effective plasma-based method for graphene mass production. The approach is to utilize unique properties of magnetically controlled arc discharge to couple the plasma production of carbon species and the synthesis of graphene. The broader/commercial impact of this project will be the potenti ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 National Science Foundation
  10. STTR Phase II:Designing and Engineering Thermoplastic Starch BioFoam Materials for Protective Packaging Applications

    SBC: KTM Industries            Topic: BE

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project targets the design and engineering of biodegradable starch biofoam materials for protective cushion packaging and thermal insulation (coolers) market. These new biobased foam materials are expected to displace petro/fossil-based materials used currently in these applications. Previous feasibility demonstration has: (a) established the ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 National Science Foundation

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