You are here

Award Data

For best search results, use the search terms first and then apply the filters
Reset

The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. High specific power and cost effective solar array for spacecraft, lighter than air vehicles, and UAVs

    SBC: VectorSum Inc            Topic: AF13AT06

    ABSTRACT: Space solar power systems range in size from the International Space Station with 8 solar arrays producing 84,000 watts all the way down to body-mounted single wafers on individual cubesats. The current state-of-the-art relies on multi-junction gallium arsenide or inverted metamorphic cells affixed to rigid structural panels. The need for a low-mass, high energy output solar array for ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Development of light-weight, low-cost and high specific power organic solar modules with high radiation hardness

    SBC: SOLARMER ENERGY, INC.            Topic: AF13AT06

    ABSTRACT: Solar arrays play a key role in the operation of spacecrafts and unmanned aerial vehicles. Traditionally, inorganic semiconductor based solar arrays have been used for space applications because of their highest efficiencies. However, these solar arrays have several major limitations like extremely high cost, low specific power and large stowage volume. Organic photovoltaic (OPV) module ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Embedded Self-repairing Antenna Composite (ESAC)

    SBC: Nextgen Aeronautics, Inc.            Topic: A13AT012

    The goal of the proposed research is to develop self-healing embedded communication antennas to be used in transparent armori.e., ground vehicle windows. Embedded antennas are known to delaminate from their host structures after impact; this allows an empty space to form around the antenna and as a result detunes the antenna. A sandwich structure will be designed, fabricated, and tested whereby th ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Autonomous Broad Spectrum Environmental Sentinels

    SBC: Nevada Nanotech Systems Inc.            Topic: A13AT017

    We propose a platform for aerial environmental monitoring based on the integration of two advanced technologies for the first time: a lightweight, flying robotic platform capable of hovering and swarming, and a compact, low-power chemical sensor platform called the Molecular Property Spectrometer (MPS): a robust, low-cost, silicon-chip-based micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) that has been use ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Joint Transport and Routing Optimization for Adaptive Satellite Networks

    SBC: UTOPIACOMPRESSION,CORPORATION            Topic: AF11BT12

    ABSTRACT: Due to increasing communications demand for tactical mission operations force the DoD to initiative to migrate the existing circuit-switched, bent-pipe satellite communication systems to the onboard packet switched satellite systems using Internet Protocols. The new approach offers significant flexibility and performance gain, but there are still tough challenges, e.g., high bit error r ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Advanced Wavelength Tuners for Chem-Bio Detection Lasers

    SBC: LFK Technology Corp.            Topic: A11aT024

    Several laser types are in development by the government for advanced proximal sensors, including the quantum cascade laser, the miniature solid state laser with optical parametric oscillator and the miniature CO2 gas laser. The enabling critical component for all these advanced transmitters is the compact, robust, rapid, precision wavelength selector. It is proposed to develop and deliver a sta ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Low Loss, High Average Power PM WDMs for Raman Fiber Lasers

    SBC: POLARONYX, INC.            Topic: AF13AT03

    ABSTRACT: We propose a new fiber WDM fabrication method for single mode high power fiber laser. Our new approach will enable kW operation for both single mode fiber WDM and PCF WDM. At the end of Phase I, a proof of concept experiment will be demonstrated. In phase II, we will target at delivery of a reliable prototypes for both step index fiber WDM and PCF WDM. BENEFIT: The WDM is a key compon ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Highly Repetitive Power Modulators for Mobile Applications

    SBC: Transient Plasma Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF13AT07

    ABSTRACT: Recent experimental data from a number of DoD supported research programs have indicated that highly repetitive bursts of high peak power pulses are likely to enable or enhance important physical processes, such as combustion, boundary layer flow, and the generation of high power EM waves. Since many of these applications are mobile, the pulsed power source needs to be sufficiently com ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Precision high-frequency pressure measurements in ground and flight test

    SBC: SA Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF13AT15

    ABSTRACT: SA Photonics is pleased to propose the development of the Micro Interferometer Pressures Sensor (MIPS). MIPS uses an innovative sensing head structure being developed by our research partner, Virgina Tech. The pressure sensing head is then coupled to SA Photonics"high performance AccuSense photonic distance measurement system. AccuSense has demonstrated the capability of precision Fa ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. In-Flight Laser Sensor for Measurement of Acoustic Self-Radiation

    SBC: Phase Coherence, Inc.            Topic: A14AT001

    We propose a system that utilizes an on-board laser to measure the acoustic radiation emitted by an air platform. Its immediate advantages are access to in/above-horizon acoustic radiation, good discrimination against ground reflections, high signal compared to background noise, and, at the same time, precise synchronization with helicopter operating state and rotor blade position.The technique is ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government