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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. High Speed Nano-Infrared Spectroscopy

    SBC: Anasys Instruments Corp.            Topic: AF08BT30

    Anasys Instruments in collaboration with University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and subcontractor Dr. Konstantin Vodopyanov propose to develop the world’s first high speed nano infrared spectroscopy (“NanoIR”) capability. By combining and extending the capabilities of infrared spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy, this breakthrough platform will provide sub-100 nm chemical mapping capa ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Novel protocol for Quantum Key Distribution

    SBC: G A Tyler Assoc. Inc. dba the Optical Sciences Co.            Topic: AF09BT21

    The proposed effort develops the understanding required to assess the utility of using OAM states and quantum entanglement as a novel protocol for quantum key distribution for propagation through an aberrating medium such as the atmosphere. In addition a conceptual design of an experiment that is appropriate to further the development of this capability will be developed on the proposed Phase I e ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Scalable technology for growth of high quality single crystal gallium nitride

    SBC: Soraa            Topic: AF08BT20

    We propose to demonstrate and advance several key aspects of our novel, scalable ammonothermal technology for growth of high quality single crystal gallium nitride. Specifically, we propose to demonstrate a high growth rate and high crystalline quality, to design and analyze a pilot-scale reactor, and to construct and validate a quantitative model to describe the fluid dynamics of the growth envi ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Innovative Combat Simulation to Craft Tomorrow’s UAV Operational Doctrine

    SBC: HPS Simulations            Topic: AF09BT31

    Existing computer combat wargames offer a sophisticated and high fidelity base platform for accurately modeling standard combat scenarios. However, the rapid development of UAV capabilities in terms of sizes, weapons, sensors, communications and flight ability is presenting a new challenge for these simulations. At the same time, the general state of world affairs is changing such that the likeli ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Theoretical Innovations in Combining Analytical, Experimental, and Computational Combustion Stability Analysis

    SBC: HYPERCOMP, INC.            Topic: AF09BT38

    Combustion stability is an important consideration in the design of liquid rocket engines. While fundamental modes of unstable operation in simple geometries are easily identified using analytical methods, recent times have seen these methods greatly expand in scope, applied in semi-numerical format to increasingly complex geometries and flow situations. Much remains to be explored in understandin ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Advanced Computational Methods for Study of Electromagnetic Compatibility

    SBC: HYPERCOMP, INC.            Topic: AF09BT13

    The leakage of electromagnetic (EM) energy into air vehicles, and particularly into ordnance, poses a hazard that requires careful evaluation. Under current guidelines, such evaluations are primarily to be carried out through extensive testing of items under possible field conditions, a process that can be both time-consuming and costly. The scope of this STTR Phase I activity is to implement a h ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. High-order modeling of applied multi-physics phenomena

    SBC: HYPERCOMP, INC.            Topic: AF08T023

    The gap between research in numerical methods and popular commercial solvers in CFD and related areas has been gradually widening in the recent past, particularly in the realm of high order accurate algorithms. At HyPerComp we are advancing a suite of high order codes based on the discontinuous Galerkin (DG) technique that can be used in electromagnetics, fluid mechanics, MHD and radiative heat tr ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Efficient Multi-Scale Radiation Transport Modeling

    SBC: HYPERCOMP, INC.            Topic: AF08T020

    Radiative heat transfer is a dominant mode of heat transfer in combustion and propulsion systems as well as for hypersonic flow encountered during planetary entry. Solution of the Radiative Transfer Equation (RTE), which is an integro-differential equation, places stringent requirements on the computational resources as: (a) the radiation depends both on spatial and angular dimensions, (b) radiati ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Nanotechnology and Molecular Interconnects

    SBC: NEXGENSEMI CORPORATION            Topic: AF09BT35

    Graphene has become one of the most promising new materials to form semiconductor devices and microelectronic interconnects. NexGenSemi Corporation in collaboration with Sandia National Labs will develop a “Patterned Graphene Interconnect (PGI) and material modification for nanofabrication of transistor devices. This process resolution will dip deep down into the state-of-the-art technology no ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. A Unique Focal Plane Array Detector for THz and MM Wave Imaging

    SBC: Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF09BT33

    Detecting explosives and weapons under clothing or in hand carried packages, and imaging terrain and objects through fog and smoke are two high-priority needs that can be met using light in the Terahertz frequency range. However, to image concealed threats, and aid in navigation in fog and smoke, a practical, low cost THz camera is needed. Intelligent Optical Systems (IOS) in collaboration with Re ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force

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