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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. A Coaxial High Energy Thruster for Defensive Space Applications

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: AF07T036

    Busek Co. Inc. and Stanford University propose to develop and test an advanced high power plasma propulsion concept referred to here as a Coaxial High EnerGy Thruster, or CHENG thruster.  The thruster is first and foremost a propulsive device.  However, because the device is pulsed, compact, and efficient the plasma beam is highly condensed and energetic. For this reason, the thruster may also b ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. A FAP-Activated Proteasome Inhibitor for Killing Solid Tumors

    SBC: ARISAPH PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.            Topic: 102

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Cancer is the second leading cause of death after heart disease in the US Chemotherapy is a mainstay of treatment after surgical removal of tumors but the balance of clinical benefit versus disabling or life threatening side effects is often uncertain Genotyping of cancers to identify mutated oncogenes has enabled an era of targeted therapy Drugs targeting ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  3. A novel Approach for High Rate Production of IR to IR Up-converting Nano-particles

    SBC: UES, Inc.            Topic: AF11BT24

    ABSTRACT: Phosphor materials are currently being utilized in a wide variety of applications. The requirements for phosphors have become more and more stringent with smaller and smaller particles being required. In the Phase I program UES Inc. in collaboration with Penn State University has demonstrated the feasibility of a few approaches for high rate production of high efficiency IR to IR up-con ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Advanced infrared laser fibers

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF07T037

    This program will demonstrate, for the first time, a commercial prototype high power fiber laser in the 3-5µm band, based on Agiltron chalcogenide glass infrared optical fiber technology. High power IR lasers that emit multiwatt output at various infrared wavelengths in the 212µm region are a long-standing technical challenge. Fiber lasers, widely considered the choice for almost all high power ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Advanced Optical Diagnostics/Modeling Platform for Plasma Assisted Combustion in Vitiated Air

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: AF13AT04

    ABSTRACT: Modern gas-turbine engines designs for the next-generation warfighter need to reduce exhaust gas temperatures to reduce effective thermal footprint thereby improving the mission capability. In such situations, high-altitude engine operation is often limited by the overall combustion efficiency, lean flame blow out (LBO) limit, and combustion instabilities that results in narrower opera ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Advanced Window Materials for High Energy Propulsion

    SBC: CERANOVA CORPORATION            Topic: AF07T009

    CeraNova transparent polycrystalline alumina - advanced window materials for high energy propulsion.  High total transmission in the visible and the MWIR.  Submicron grains result in high hardness and strength.  High chemical resistance, thermal shock resistance, impact and erosion resistance.  Powder processing enables cost effective near-net shaping of curved parts.  Proprietary technology ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Atomic Layer Deposition of Atomic Oxygen Resistant, Static Dissipative Coatings for Spacecraft

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: AF07T011

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and Harvard University will continue our development of atomic oxygen (AO) and UV/VUV-resistant, static dissipative coatings for spacecraft in Low Earth Orbit (LEO).  We will build on our Phase I success and use Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) to produce less-than or equal to 25 nm thick conformal pinhole free coatings on Kapton coupons as well as on materials commonly ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Brain penetrant Hsp90 inhibitors for Alzheimer's disease


    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Neurodegeneration in Alzheimerandapos s disease AD may result from deposition of A as plaques in brain tissue However less effort has been made to elucidate the role of tau containing neurofibrillary tangles NFTs in AD Accumulating evidence suggests that tau containing NFTs is an important component in the initiation and progression of AD and other neu ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  9. Cold Cathode for High Power Magnetrons

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: AF08BT14

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Busek Co. Inc. propose to develop high total current (10A) planar and cylindrical cold cathode for high power magnetrons.  The cathode will be based on Vertically Aligned Carbon Nano-Fiber (VA CNF) technology.  Emission uniformity and burnout prevention will be achieved by individual ballasting of the CNFs.  MIT will demonstrate high total current ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Compact CMOS-Compatible Optical Transceiver

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: AF14AT13

    ABSTRACT: Close integration of photonic devices with silicon complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) electronics can yield significant performance improvements in many applications. The recent development of novel integrated structures in silicon including waveguides, resonators, and photodetectors will enable dramatic reductions in size, weight, and power for components implementing compl ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
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