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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. Aerosol Plasmon-Enhanced Laser Desorption Ionization

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: AF09BT34

    Aerodyne Research, Inc. (ARI) and The University of Massachusetts at Amherst will collaborate to develop a novel technique for efficient mass spectrometric analysis of high molecular weight analytes such as proteins and polymers. Laser desorption and ionization with minimal analyte fragmentaton will be carried out on metal nanoparticle substrates in a particle beam sampled by Aerodyne’s proprie ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Uncooled Photomechanical Terahertz Imagers

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF09BT33

    Agiltron and the University of Massachusetts Lowell will develop a transformational terahertz (THz) imager based on Agiltron’s established optical readout photomechanical imaging technology. The photomechanical imager contains a MEMS-based focal plane array that transduces THz radiation into a visible signal for capture by a high-performance CCD imager. By leveraging the advances made in the fie ...

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

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: AF08BT30

    We propose to develop a combination Tip-Enhanced Raman Scattering and Shear-Force Microscopy (TERS-SFM) instrument to study the composition and morphology of nanoparticles, surfaces, and biofilms on any substrate material. The instrument developed during Phase I will rely upon Scanning Tunneling Microscopy combined with TERS (TERS-STM) to test the effects of various excitation wavelengths and tip ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Adaptive multi-mode photodetector and focal plane array

    SBC: APPLIED NANOFEMTO TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: AF09BT37

    Multi-modal (including spatial, spectral and polarimetric) photodetectors and focal plane arrays (FPA) can dramatically enhance the target detection, tracking and identification capability of a battle field sensing system. Most existing multi-spectral polarimetric sensing systems employ dispersive optics (gratings or prisms), or external polarizer technologies to obtain spectral and polarimetric c ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Advanced Auditory Modeling for Acoustic Analysis

    SBC: BIOMIMETIC SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF09BT12

    The human auditory system out-performs all current machine-based systems for analyzing and interpreting real world acoustic environments. Central to that human performance is the method of auditory scene analysis used by listeners and the mechanisms that allow creation of auditory objects. BioMimetic Systems has implemented real-time biomimetic algorithms in embedded hardware based on the ‘what ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Enabling Representation of Meta-Information in Net-Centric Environments (ERMINE)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: AF08T002

    We propose to develop and evaluate generalizable techniques for Enabling Representation of Meta-Information in Net-Centric Environments (ERMINE). The proposed ERMINE effort represents a fundamental contribution to research in meta-information portrayal that will generalize across domains. Under Phase I, we demonstrated the feasibility of the proposed approach to developing and evaluating meta-info ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Tools for Modeling & Simulation of Molecular and Nanomaterials for Optically Responsive Devices

    SBC: EIC LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: AF09BT30

    The effective de novo prediction of linear and nonlinear optical properties of materials would be a great resource for developers of military and commercial optical devices. Of particular military interest are multiphoton processes that can be optimized for laser protection as well as for improving photovoltaic efficiencies above the Shockley–Queisser limit, for photodynamic therapy and for opti ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
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