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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. New Generation Hybrid Carbon/Ceramic Nanocomposites

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF05T023

    Based on in-depth experience with advanced optical ceramics, nano-particle coating, nanoceramic sintering and superplasticity deformation, in this program, Agiltron, Inc. and Florida International University propose to develop next generation airframe and engine materials made of CNT/alumina nano-composites. The proposed approach uniquely combines low-cost and potentially large scale technology of ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Polymer-ceramic Nanocomposites for High Power Capacitors

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF06T002

    We propose to develop new polymer-ceramic nanoparticle composites for high power capacitors. The new approach combines the leading-edge nanomaterials development and manufacturing at Agiltron will transfer the high dielectric constant fillers to our new nanodielctrics with extremely improved breakdown strength and extensively lowered dielectric loss. We expect to fully overcome the problems of cu ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. ADAPT: Allocation of Dynamic Attention across People & Teams

    SBC: APTIMA, INC.            Topic: AF06T003

    Effective task management is a critical component of mission success. As warfighters are given more information to monitor, however, their ability to detect and attend to critical information and tasks is stressed. An automatic task manager is needed to help ensure that responses to events occur in a timely manner. The foundation of such a tool is an accurate model of human dynamic attention. Many ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. CIFTS:Communications and Information Flow Tracking System

    SBC: APTIMA, INC.            Topic: AF06T027

    Electronic text chat has become a primary medium of communication throughout the military over the past fifteen years. In organizations such as the Air and Space Operations Center’s Dynamic Targeting Cell (DTC), it is used extensively among team members as they collaboratively process information about time sensitive targets for prosecution. To assure the highest degree of performance, operators ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Two-Dimensional Micro-Colloid Thruster Fabrication

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: AF04T005

    The specific opportunity to be addressed in this research is the exploitation of new scientific understanding about electrospray phenomena and novel micro-fabrication technology for use in new space missions that call for precise, flexible and efficient propulsion. Information gained during the course of this program should enable the production of electrosprays consisting of droplets or ions whi ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Coaxial High Energy Thruster for Rapid Maneuvering of Space Assets

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: AF06T001

    Busek Co. Inc. and Stanford University propose to jointly develop and test a high power plasma propulsion concept called the Coaxial High EnerGy (CHENG) thruster. This high efficiency (> 85%) pulsed system will be capable of average thrust levels commensurate to chemical propulsion (10^4 N/m^2), but with an Isp comparable to electrostatic propulsion (4000-50,000 s). Both thrust and Isp will be va ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. A High Current Microfabricated Carbon Nanotube Field Emitter Array with Ballasting

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: AF06T018

    High current density carbon nanotube-based field emission arrays with uniform emission will be developed under this program. Working in conjunction with MIT, microfabrication techniques will be used to produce high density arrays of CNT emitters on substrates which incorporate feedback to ensure uniformity of emission between emitters. The feedback techniques employed will minimize thermal effec ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Enhancing IPB with Representations of Meta-information (EPROM)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: AF06T031

    Modern military operations increasingly require decision-makers to reason predicatively about adversary actions and the battlespace environment – a task made more challenging due to meta-information (i.e., qualities of information such as uncertainty or staleness). Understanding the role of meta-information in reasoning about intelligence and developing methods for effectively portraying it ha ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Nanotube Transparent Electrodes for Nanomaterial Photovoltaics

    SBC: Eikos, Inc.            Topic: AF06T026

    Eikos Inc. and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory propose to develop nanomaterial transparent electrodes to enhance the efficiency of three junction solar cells. Eikos leads the world in developing transparent conductive electodes based on carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Branded as Invisicon®, our patented technology has already been successfully employed to improve solar cell performance. Eikos c ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Real-Time Resource Optimization of a UAV Network for Continuous Video Tracking

    SBC: Parietal Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF06T020

    Networks of UAV’s equipped with video sensors promise an affordable capability to keep track of moving ground targets of military interest in an urban environment in the presence of target occlusion, clutter, and other background traffic. But maintaining continuous track on multiple targets that move in and out of the field of view of any single UAV’s sensor poses a significant problem of cont ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force

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