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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 April, 2020.

  1. Brahms Contested Airspace Simulation Testbed (Brahms-CAST)

    SBC: Aqru Research and Technology, LLC            Topic: AF15AT14

    ABSTRACT: Remarkable advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and human-systems integration are providing aircrew with cockpit automation systems of unprecedented sophistication. Onboard intelligent assistants monitor the aircraft, interpret and carry out pilot commands, and advise the pilot (onboard or remote) as to aircraft and system status, mission progress, threats and alerts. Because pilots ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Modeling and Simulation for Design, Development, Testing and Evaluation of Autonomous Multi-Agent Models

    SBC: Soar Technology, Inc.            Topic: AF15AT14

    ABSTRACT: The rapid continued development of unmanned air systems (UAS) is enabling new mission types, in-creased mission effects, and increased airman safety. However, these advances also present numerous challenges to airman-machine interaction, tactics development, and defense. The rapid development pace has produced a situation where new technologies are outpacing the knowledge of how best to ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Low-Latency Embedded Vision Processor (LLEVS)

    SBC: Sage Technologies, Ltd.            Topic: AF15AT13

    ABSTRACT: The proposed VPHS (Vision Processor for Helmet Systems) is an advanced technology image processing engine that is designed to provide the image processing requirements of helmet mounted imagery systems. The VPHS will input high resolution image data from imaging sensors, process that data to yield enhanced visualization and output the imagery to operator displays. The VPHS will employ im ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Improved Materials and Designs for High Pressure Wind Tunnel Applications

    SBC: MATERIALS RESEARCH & DESIGN INC            Topic: AF15AT03

    ABSTRACT: This Phase I effort will identify and evaluate candidate materials to replace existing beryllium-copper alloy components for use in aerospace ground test flow facilities. The candidate materials must offer similar or better performance metrics (dimensional stability, lifetime, etc.), be domestically and readily available, offer similar or cheaper costs, and the ability to withstand temp ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Prediction and Measurement of the Soot Build-Up in Film-Cooled Rocket Engines

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: AF15AT21

    ABSTRACT: Methodology for prediction of soot build-up in liquid film-cooled rocket engines will be incorporated into the CRUNCH CFD code, using a reduced-mechanism pyrolysis model and soot formation model developed at University of Virginia. A companion experimental program will be conducted at University of Virginia to collect data for calibration of the pyrolysis models for conditions and fuels ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. DIMAGIC: Data Infrastructure for Materials Genome with Innovation and Certification

    SBC: MATERIALS GENOME INC            Topic: AF15AT30

    ABSTRACT: Present CALPHAD software tools do not address data heterogeneity and fragmentation challenges in a way conducive to the feasible development and maintenance of high-quality databases of more than, perhaps, 5 or 6 components, yet alloy systems of commercial interest can easily reach 12-15 components. We propose to use a newly developed thermodynamic software engine and new algorithms to d ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Plasma Generator for Controlled Enhancement of the Ionosphere

    SBC: General Sciences, Incorporated            Topic: AF15AT22

    ABSTRACT: The proposed program is a joint effort between General Sciences, Inc. (GSI) and Drexel University. The proposed concept for Plasma Generation is based on the use of highly exothermic condensed phase reactions yielding temperatures considerably higher than the boiling points of candidate metal elements with residual energy to maximize their vapor yield and, with high probability to enter ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Fused silica ion trap chip with efficient optical collection system for timekeeping, sensing, and emulation

    SBC: TRANSLUME, INC.            Topic: AF10BT17

    ABSTRACT: We will design, fabricate and test a quantum processing unit (QPU) based on a symmetric ion trap chip. The trap will provide trapping depth similar to that obtain with macrosize Paul traps. In addition to the ion trap, this chip will incorporate integrated optical systems which will deliver the light fields required by the elementary quantum processing unit (or quantum sensing unit). ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Hybrid Chemical-Electric Propulsion (HCEP)

    SBC: Electrodynamic Applications Inc            Topic: AF11BT10

    ABSTRACT: The proposed Phase I efforts seek to develop a dual-mode Hybrid ChemicalElectric Propulsion thruster concept design based on the extensive microwave torch/arcjet experience of PSU and Hall and ion experience of EDA. The primary focus of the Phase I effort will be demonstrate the operation of an ionic liquid microwave thruster in the high-T/P regime and the basic operation of a Hall and ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Satellite Drag Model for Near Real Time Operation

    SBC: Michigan Aerospace Corporation            Topic: AF11BT29

    ABSTRACT: Michigan Aerospace Corporation, in cooperation with the University of Michigan"s Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences, will refine existing upper atmospheric models and apply them to the problem of predicting satellite drag. The primary goal of this Phase 1 project is to run a fully validated version of University of Michigan"s Global Ionosphere Thermosphere Model (GI ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force

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