Award Data

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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. Novel Biomimetic MEMS Based Infrared Sensor

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF03T005

    This program addresses a new approach to IR imager that closely mimics biological organisms sense principals, having advantages in sensitivity, energy efficiency, reliability, and cost as compared with the competitive approaches. The innovation is based on incorporation of sensitive polymer-molecular with a highly efficient micro-machined thermal-mechanical FPA that directly converts IR image into ...

    STTR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Cooperative Search, Acquisition and Tracking by UAV Teams

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: AF04T011

    ALPHATECH and MIT propose to extend existing real-time mission manager, path planning, and video tracking technologies developed under DARPA, AFOSR, and AFRL programs to solve the Cooperative Search Acquisition and Track (CSAT) problem for multiple moving targets. This CSAT mission presents difficult challenges combining different types of tasking: area search, periodic track maintenance, focuse ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Active Silicon Nanophotonics based on Photonic Crystal with Quantum Dots

    SBC: Altair Center, Llc.            Topic: AF04T013

    ALTAIR Center in cooperation with University of Rochester proposes to develop a new class of active nanophotonic devices based on quantum dots embedded into photonic crystal microstructures fabricated in silicon-on-insulator waveguides. Due to extremely strong nonlinear optical and electro-optical properties and extremely short switching times, the silicon-based photonic crystal microstructures wi ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. YBCO Coated Conductors with Reduced AC Losses


    This Phase I Project will produce RABiTS-based YBCO CCs which are suitable for the manufacture of YBCO Coated Conductors with reduced AC losses. The improvements are based on a novel approach in the production of elements of the conductor. Anticipated AC losses will be analyzed for magnetic field and frequency conditions resembling those experienced by synchronous generator windings and air core ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Two-Dimensional Micro-Colloid Thruster Fabrication

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: AF04T005

    The proposed research for this project is to perform preliminary required research in order to pursue microfabricated colloid thruster arrays. The project is comprised of the following tasks: i. propellant selection studies to determine appropriate propellant for microfabricated configurations and desired thrust regimes, ii. study of capillary feed physics for transport of propellant to electrosp ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Ionic Liquid Lubrication

    SBC: COVALENT ASSOC., INC.            Topic: AF04T018

    The U.S. Air Force requires advanced lubricants (oils and greases) that can perform at elevated temperatures and under a high vacuum for military and aerospace applications. Additionally, the rapidly growing field of microelectromechanical systems requires advanced lubricants for moving parts incorporated into microscopic actuators. Based on preliminary data collected by us, we believe that Coval ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. High Mobility Stable Crosslinked Conductive Polymers

    SBC: EIC LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: AF04T010

    In this STTR program, EIC Laboratories is teaming with the University of Florida (Prof. John Reynolds group) to design a new class of charge-transporting electronic polymers that exhibit a high degree of organization, leading to high charge mobilities. Furthermore, the structures will be highly crosslinked, which will make them tough and less prone to destruction by chemicals or in the space envir ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Smart Reconfigurable Plasma Antennas for Seamless Sensor Network Communications


    *Haleakala R&D Inc. and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will develop novel approaches for space-time coding of sensor networks to convert spatially distributed sensor nodes into efficient, robust and secure wireless networks. Contemporary and future sensor network applications are expected to utilize anywhere from 10 to 1000 or more individual sensors in potentially hostile and militarily sens ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. An Automated Acoustic System to Monitor and Classify Birds

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: AF02T009

    To minimize the number of birdstrikes, a common method uses microphone arrays to monitor and identify dangerous birds near the airport or critical locations in the airspace. However, it was recognized that the range of existing ground-based acoustic monitoring devices is limited to a few hundred meters. Moreover, the identification performance in low signal-to-noise environments such as airports i ...

    STTR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. A Novel Non-Intrusive Approach to Detect Human Fatigue in Real-time

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: AF04T007

    Fatigue affects human performance. If we can capture the early signs of fatigue such as lack of concentration, yawning, changes in voice characteristics, etc., we will be able to evaluate individual job performance and plan optimal work schedules to optimize performance. Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI) and its subcontractor, Prof. Jianbo Shi and Prof. David Dinges of the University of ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
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