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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. 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. Nanotailored Carbon Fibers

    SBC: NANO ENGINEERED MATERIALS CORP.            Topic: AF08T028

    Polyacrylonitrile (PAN)/carbon nanotube (CNT) composite fibers will be spun using gel spinning technology in conjunction with bi-component spinning to obtain small diameter precursor fiber (2 - 6 micrometer). Single component spinning (multi-filaments) will also be conducted. The precursor fibers will have tensile strength >1 GPa and tensile modulus >25 GPa. By optimizing stabilization and carboni ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Nano-Structured Multi Band Visible to Long-Wavelength Infrared Detectors

    SBC: NDP Optronics LLC.            Topic: AF09BT37

    The aim of this proposal is to satisfy the U.S. Air Force (USAF) requirements for multi-mode sensing (spatial, spectral, polarization, etc) detectors without external components such as filters and polarizers. The main part of the work will involve the development of a four-band detector with wavelength selection capability without using optical filters based on a new device concept. The spectral ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Fused silica ion trap chip with efficient optical collection system for timekeeping, sensing, and emulation

    SBC: TRANSLUME, INC.            Topic: AF10BT17

    ABSTRACT: The goal of this program is to develop an atom chip with a dual integrated and miniaturized optical and electromagnetic capability. We intend to develop a compact atom-chip-based system capable of producing and optically controlling and monitoring ultracold atoms with substantial reduction in complexity, size, weight and power consumption over the present state of the art. As part of ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. The Holographic Sidelobe Canceller: Holographic Radar Processing for Interference Mitigation

    SBC: PROPAGATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: AF10BT29

    ABSTRACT: Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are teamed to propose an innovative holographic receiver and processing technology for enhanced radar electronic protection. PRA/GTRI will investigate applying holographic processing to Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Electronically Scanned Arrays (ESAs) in order to mitigate interference such ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force

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