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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. 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. High Performance THz Detector Arrays Using Planar Metamaterial Absorbers

    SBC: DOLCE Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF09BT33

    DOLCE Technologies, LLC, in collaboration with Professor Rick Averitt’s research group at Boston University and Eric Shaner’s group at Sandia National Laboratories, will develop and deliver a high performance room-temperature Terahertz detector array solution based on metamaterial absorbers integrated with bi-material cantilevers. The metamaterial approach is frequency scalable and can operat ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. DEVELOPMENT OF MICROPLASMA ARRAYS FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY LIGHTING TILES

    SBC: EDEN PARK ILLUMINATION, INC.            Topic: AF08T012

    ABSTRACT: EDEN PARK ILLUMINATION, INC. and the University of Illinois have formed a team to pursue the demonstration and commercialization of large arrays of microcavity plasmas capable of producing white light panels with luminous efficacies above 30 lumens/W. This proposed project will demonstrate the ability of arrays of microplasmas to yield flat lamps of high efficiency, luminance, and col ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Innovative CFD Algorithm, Libraries & Python Frameworks for Hybrid-GPU Computing Architectures

    SBC: JMSI INC.            Topic: AF09BT18

    The need for faster highly resolved solutions coupled with the advent of General Purpose Graphics Processing Unit (GPGPU) architectures and the development of GPGPU algorithms at the University of California, Davis present an opportunity that JMSI Inc. proposes to leverage by developing algorithmic and software solutions for GPGPUs in “Innovative CFD Algorithms, Libraries & Python Frameworks for ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Intelligent In-Situ Feature Detection, Extraction, Tracking and Visualization For Turbulent Flow Simulations

    SBC: JMSI INC.            Topic: AF08T017

    The Phase II STTR project proposed herein presents a new methodology that Detect, Ex-tract, Track and Display features in a CFD solution. BENEFIT: It is projected that his work will impact the Air Force’s procurement methods through improved analysis capabilities in: 1. Aerostructures analysis 2. Weapons bay and structural acoustics analysis 4. Active flow control analysis 5. High lift syste ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. An Auditory Scene Analysis Approach to Speech Segregation

    SBC: Kuzer            Topic: AF09BT12

    This proposal seeks to investigate monaural (one-microphone) speech segregation. Motivated by the observation that the human auditory system has the remarkable ability of segregating an acoustic mixture and grouping the components of the same event into a stream in a perceptual process called auditory scene analysis, the proposed approach is based on auditory scene analysis principles. The overall ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Development of Advanced Programmable Memristors

    SBC: STRUCTURED MATERIALS INDUSTRIES, INC.            Topic: AF09BT23

    Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI), working with others have demonstrated functioning fundamental memristor material technology. In this program, working with our University partner and end use collaborators, we propose to provide an infrastructure for making memristor materials at production scales, expand/refine the known memristor materials, provide samples of the produced memristor ma ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
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