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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. Novel Materials for In-Situ Ablation Sensing

    SBC: Industrial Measurement Systems Inc.            Topic: AF10BT04

    ABSTRACT: In order to achieve precise guidance, navigation and control in re-entry vehicles, aerodynamic shape must be accurately known throughout the flight trajectory. For this Phase I program an ultrasonic-based technique for real-time, non-intrusive (5 KHz) measurement of recession during ablation will be developed. The system combines the elements of ultrasonic thickness gauging technology w ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Porous Hybrid Composite for Enhanced Thermal Protection Systems (ComTPS)

    SBC: Nextgen Aeronautics, Inc.            Topic: AF10BT27

    ABSTRACT: The proposed research will demonstrate feasibility of a high temperature insulating, load bearing thermal protection system (TPS) using a hybrid composite technology. This program will incorporate a hierarchically porous ceramic core material in a sandwich structure with a conventional polymer matrix composite (PMC) and ceramic matrix composite (CMC) to fabricate an enhanced TPS. This m ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Hybrid Composite Porous Structural Insulators

    SBC: Ultramet            Topic: AF10BT27

    ABSTRACT: Future Air Force as well as other DoD and NASA missions require structural composites capable of enduring peak hot surface temperatures of 3000 degrees F or higher while providing cold face temperatures of 600 degrees F or lower to prevent damage to underlying structures and components. Potential missions that would benefit from or be enabled by materials and structures with such capabi ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. High frequency (HF) direction-finding (DF) system based on an array of high-Tc superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs)

    SBC: Out of the Fog Research LLC            Topic: AF10BT40

    ABSTRACT: In Phase I, we will analyze and design a physically small superconducting antenna for HF DF. We will develop a set of target antenna specifications. We will model and simulate a superconducting antenna for this application, including control electronics. We will complete an array design and device fabrication. We will measure noise properties of high-Tc ion-damage junction SQUID arrays. ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Electrically-Small Superconducting Wide-Bandwidth Receiver

    SBC: SUPERCONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF11BT02

    ABSTRACT: This work will develop high-transition temperature (HTS) Superconducting QUantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs) for wide-bandwidth receiver applications. Two dimensional arrays of ion damaged Josephson junctions will be designed and simulated to achieve a highly linear voltage response for unlocked operation. A variety of thin film YBCO HTS materials will be grown and patterned with ion ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Cognitive Radio Spectrum Management and Waveform Adaptation for Advanced Wideband Space Communication Systems

    SBC: Space Micro Inc.            Topic: AF11BT03

    ABSTRACT: Space Micro, a current producer of space-qualified radios, has partnered with the University of Arizona to develop an agile space radio. Space Micro will enhance its wideband spectrum sensing, modulation sensing and adaptive waveform transmission capabilities with the intelligent management strategies developed by the University of Arizona. This will create a context-aware radio capable ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. 3D nondestructive imaging techniques for mesoscale damage analysis of composite materials

    SBC: Nextgen Aeronautics, Inc.            Topic: AF11BT04

    ABSTRACT: Energetic materials may be subjected to severe environments of pressure and shear loading, causing damage that leads to premature initiation or suboptimal performance. This damage is at the mesoscale, at and below the grain size of the particles, in the range of 5-400 microns. X-ray computed microtomography is a 3D non-destructive technique that can be used for imaging this damage. It e ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. 3-D nondestructive imaging techniques for mesoscale damage analysis of composite materials

    SBC: L J ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY            Topic: AF11BT04

    ABSTRACT: The main issue with the development of a reliable constitutive model for explosive materials and concretes is the lack of a fundamental understanding of the evolution of 3-D microstructure and damage in these materials when they are subjected to multi-axial loading under confinement conditions. The main technical challenges are determining the 3-D microstructure and damage evolution pro ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Printable Integrated Photonic Devices

    SBC: ABEAM TECHNOLOGIES INC.            Topic: AF11BT05

    ABSTRACT: aBeam Technologies, Inc. proposes a new printing technology for fabricating photonic devices. This nanofabrication process could potentially reduce to a single step, the fabrication of photonic crystals by direct imprinting on inorganic materials. The method is low cost and suitable for large-scale areas. The demonstration of feasibility of the method will provide the basis for fabricat ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 and Water to Syngas

    SBC: DIOXIDE MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: AF11BT07

    ABSTRACT: This proposal attepts to develop a new high efficiency process for conversion of carbon dioxide and water to syngas, as a first step in production of synthetic fuels. We have already demonstrated the conversion of carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide at over 80% energy efficiency. The objective of the proposed work is to extend the process so that we can also produce syngas. BENEFIT: I ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force

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