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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 September, 2020.

  1. Quantum-Entanglement Based QKD Security Guarantee Over QoS-Driven 3-D Satellite Networks

    SBC: G. A. Tyler Associates, Inc.            Topic: AF14AT15

    ABSTRACT: The proposed effort builds upon previous results obtained independently by the Optical Sciences Company and in collaboration with the DARPA InPho Program and other AFRL activities to develop a quantum communication system between ground links and a constellation of satellites. To address the losses in the link an advanced adaptive optics system is used to provide a robust classical cha ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Prediction of Remaining Useful Life of Rotorcraft Structures with a Fiber-Optic-Based Sensing System and a Unified Damage Mechanism-Based Model

    SBC: Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation            Topic: N14AT002

    IFOS proposes to develop a fiber-optic-based sensing system and a unified damage mechanism model utilizing an integrated fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensor system for prediction of remaining useful life of rotorcraft structures. The proposed new rotorcraft damage modeling technique makes it possible to incorporate temperature and acoustic emission (AE) measurements with load tracking techniques for ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Design Optimization and Analysis of Advanced Exhaust Systems

    SBC: CASCADE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N14AT005

    Cascade Technologies and its collaborators from the Florida State University and Stanford University propose to develop a robust computational framework to enable geometrical optimization of complex non-axisymmetric exhaust systems with controlled accuracy and low computational cost. In this framework, Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) surrogates will be constructed based on extensive databas ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Technologies for the Suppression of Combustion Instability or Screech

    SBC: Peschel, William P            Topic: N14AT004

    Conduct comprehensive experimental tests using an existing microwave generated plasma igniter (M/W Igniter) that provides a continuously stabilized heat release source to suppress augmentor combustion instability or screech and to reduce the lean blowout (LBO) and light-off (LO) limits in modern/advanced or legacy augmentor flameholders. The test flow environments will include known combustion tes ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Local Carrier-Based Precision Approach and Landing System (LC-PALS)

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: N14AT009

    Toyon Research Corporation, together with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), propose to develop a Local Carrier-based Precision Approach and Landing System (LC-PALS) that provides a full navigation solution (3-D position and altitude) for platforms within range of an aircraft carrier equipped with at least one beacon. Preliminary analysis indicates that the system will achieve 10- ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Foveated Video Object Detection

    SBC: MAYACHITRA, INC.            Topic: N14AT008

    Humans are still unsurpassed in their ability to search for objects in visual scenes. On the other hand, object detection continues to be one of the hot areas of computer vision, and it attests both to the fundamental importance of the problem and the fact that existing state-of-the-art algorithms are still shy of performing well in practice. We propose to utilizes human vision modeling of a fovea ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Quantum-Entanglement Based QKD Security Guarantee Over QoS-Driven 3-D Satellite Networks

    SBC: SA Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF14AT15

    ABSTRACT: The secure transmission of digital information is of extreme importance for military and commercial applications. The need for protecting information from hostile eavesdroppers has motivated the search for novel security schemes. This EPR-based Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) approach promises to provide a final solution to the problem by insuring ultimate security based upon the laws o ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Innovative Materials for Microwave Tube Applications

    SBC: Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.            Topic: N14AT010

    Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) offers a powerful technique for changing the surface properties of a material while maintaining the bulk properties. This allows one to create a new class of materials where one combines excellent bulk properties of lower cost materials, such as copper, with desirable surface properties of rare or expensive materials, such as tungsten, platinum, titanium, molybdenum, ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Scaled Transonic Dynamic Aeroelasticity Through Wind Tunnel Testing (ST-DAWTT)

    SBC: CREATIVE AERO ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS INC.            Topic: AF12BT12

    ABSTRACT: In Phase II of this research, Creative Aero Engineering Solutions (CAES) and its academic partner University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) will design, fabricate, and test a semispan model based on the novel aeroelastic models analyzed in Phase I. The objectives are to develop a physics-based understanding of transonic aeroelasticity near Mach 1, and to provide high-fidelity experime ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Transition to the Next Generation High Power Phased Array Transceivers

    SBC: G. A. Tyler Associates, Inc.            Topic: AF12BT13

    ABSTRACT: Given the results obtained in the Phase I effort, we are now in a position to advance to the next generation of High Power Phased Array Transceiver Systems. The new approach proposed here is to use enough elements in the phased array to ensure that significant wavefront compensation performance can be obtained with only piston commands. A system of this nature can be developed in two ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
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