Award Data

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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. Development and Application of the High Bandwidth Powered Resonance Tube


    "The proposed Phase 2 program focuses on the development of Powered Resonance Tube (PRT) actuators for application to Active Flow Control (AFC). For effective control across the full operating envelope of an air vehicle, high bandwidth and authority arerequired. In Phase 1, a new variable-frequency PRT actuator concept was developed and its feasibility was demonstrated. In Phase 2, the new actu ...

    STTR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Flight Demonstration of Stealthy Closed-Loop Attitude Control


    "Flight demonstration of modern stealthy aircraft with an active flow control system is an important, complex, and challenging opportunity. The probability of success is maximized by a progressive plan in which complexity is introduced gradually. Wepropose a plan that includes flight testing of a simple system in Phase I and progressing to a multi-axis demonstration in Phase II. The proposed pr ...

    STTR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Aero-Optic Distortion Minimization using Active Flow Control


    "A system that integrates the use of zero frequency and high frequency flow control is proposed to reduce aero-optic distortions by minimizing large-scale shear layer structures. An important measure of performance for a tactical laser system is theintensity of the beam on a target. The performance of these systems is degraded by index of refraction variations introduced by large-scale flow stru ...

    STTR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. High Frequency Vortex Generation for Active Flow Control

    SBC: Mechanical Compliance, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    "FlesSys Inc. and the University of Michigan propose to develop and validate the performance of an active mechanical flow control device based on advanced complaint strictures technology. During STTR Phase I, PlexSys Inc (dba Mechnanical Compliance Inc.)has successfully developed a Gigh-Frequency Mechanical Vortex Generator by combining a compliant displacement-amplifier with a coice-coil generato ...

    STTR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Implementation of Facility Models Using Neural Networks for Improved Control of Wind Tunnels


    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
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