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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 June, 2020.

  1. Nanodielectrics with Nonlinear Response for High Power Microwave Generation

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: AF08T030

    Fine grained BST ceramics with high density has attractive properties including nonlinearity, low dielectric loss and high dielectric breakdown strength to realize high tunability. In Phase I program we demonstrated that modification of powder characteristics and composition in nano BST powder resulted in greater than 65% tunability at 250KV/cm with ~500KV/cm breakdown strength and Q value greate ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Extreme Wear-Resistant Materials

    SBC: C-K Technologies L.L.C.            Topic: AF09BT19

    Successful completion of the proposed Phase I work outlined and follow-on Phase II work will provide a system to rank existing materials and coatings for severe wear applications. In addition, the ranking system can be utilized to identify desirable properties in new materials and/or coatings that could be developed for specific severe wear applications. The validated system resulting from the Ph ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. High-Fidelity Simulation of Dynamic Weakly Ionized Plasma Phenomena

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: AF09BT10

    In the Phase I program, we will design an experiment/test article, and test/validate instrumentation and diagnostics, to be used to obtain plasma properties about a hypersonic vehicle having characteristics and features of the RAM-C flight vehicle. The test model is to be installed and tested in the LENS-XX facility (in Phase II) and experimental planning will be supported by detailed numerical si ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. 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
  5. Innovative Combat Simulation to Craft Tomorrow’s UAV Operational Doctrine

    SBC: DECISIVE POINT LLC            Topic: AF09BT31

    Could the future military use of UAV create a revolution in military affairs as great as the introduction of the airplane or the tank? Is the revolution underway now? If so, how can we best prepare our military for success? The advent of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) is once more changing present and future aerial warfare. The configuration, deployment, and face of the United States Air Force ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. 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
  7. Dynamics-based Nondestructive Structural Health Monitoring Techniques

    SBC: Fbs, Inc.            Topic: AF08T016

    FBS, Inc. and Penn State, during Phase I of its Air Force Phase I STTR contract, demonstrated high sensitivity defect detection in both isotropic metallic and anisotropic composite structures using a novel ultrasonic modal analysis technique (UMAT). The resulting technology which is a merge of vibration modal analysis and the ultrasonic guided wave technique has shown great potential for providing ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Reactive Fusion Welding for Ultra-High Temperature Ceramic Composite Joining

    SBC: MO-SCI Corp.            Topic: AF09BT24

    For this Phase I program, MO-SCI Corporation and Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) will develop reactive fusion and reactive plasma welding techniques that are capable of joining ultra-high temperature ceramic (UHTC) composites. Past work at Missouri S&T demonstrated the feasibility of fusion welded UHTC composites. This program will build on the joining successes at M ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Implementation of Facility Models Using Neural Networks for Improved Control of Wind Tunnels

    SBC: INNOVATIVE TECH APPLICATIONS LLC            Topic: AF09BT16

    Test facilities such as wind tunnels require stringent control of test parameters such as wind speed, temperature, pressure, etc., in order to satisfy the objectives of the simulation. Control of test facilities can be significantly improved using mathematical models for the facility behavior that are developed from physical principles. A shortcoming of mathematical control models is that they t ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. 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

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