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  1. An All-Fiber Mid-Infrared Frequency Combs

    SBC: AdValue Photonics Inc            Topic: AF08BT16

    A low-cost fiber-based octave-spanning frequency comb system operating in the mid-IR region is proposed, which is based on femtosecond-Tm-fiber-laser-pumped supercontinuum generation in a mid-IR-transmitting dispersion-engineered fiber. An all-fiber femtosecond mode-locked Tm-doped fiber laser at 2 micron will be used as a seed source for mid-IR supercontinuum generation. A femtosecond soliton fib ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Novel, Optimal, Physics-Based Reduced Order Models for Nonlinear Aeroelasticity

    SBC: Advanced Dynamics, Inc.            Topic: AF08BT03

    Research is proposed for the development and implementation of state of the art, reduced order nonlinear aeroelastic models for multidisciplinary/multi-fidelity optimization problems. Highly efficient and accurate aeroelastic simulation tools will be constructed based upon the mathematical formalism of optimal prediction theory and a novel implementation of a filtered harmonic balance solution met ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Advanced infrared laser fibers

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF07T037

    This program will demonstrate, for the first time, a commercial prototype high power fiber laser in the 3-5µm band, based on Agiltron chalcogenide glass infrared optical fiber technology. High power IR lasers that emit multiwatt output at various infrared wavelengths in the 212µm region are a long-standing technical challenge. Fiber lasers, widely considered the choice for almost all high power ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Smart photodetector and focal plane array with voltage-tunable multi-spectral polarimetric imaging and on-chip signal processing and control capabilit


    Multi-modal photodetectors and focal plane arrays (FPA) with adaptive multi-spectral polarization sensing and signal processing functionalities will greatly enhance Air Forces target recognition and discrimination capabilities. Current existing multi-spectral imaging systems employ scanning dispersive optics (gratings or prisms) to obtain spectral and polarimetric characteristics. These systems ar ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. System for Information and Meta-information Portrayal of Lessons-learned (SIMPL)

    SBC: Aptima, Inc.            Topic: AF08T002

    A key challenge for net-centric warfare in the age of information is: How do we know that our actions are having the desired effects? This deceptively simple question often goes unanswered despite the increasingly massive amounts of information available. In the Air and Space Operations Center (AOC), the Operational Assessment Team is responsible for answering this question for the Joint Forces A ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. A Coaxial High Energy Thruster for Defensive Space Applications

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: AF07T036

    Busek Co. Inc. and Stanford University propose to develop and test an advanced high power plasma propulsion concept referred to here as a Coaxial High EnerGy Thruster, or CHENG thruster.  The thruster is first and foremost a propulsive device.  However, because the device is pulsed, compact, and efficient the plasma beam is highly condensed and energetic. For this reason, the thruster may also b ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Variable-Isp Ionic Liquid Electrospray Thruster

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: AF08BT09

    Busek proposes, with the MIT Space Propulsion Lab, to develop and characterize a variable-Isp colloid thruster operating only in the ionic mode and achieving its variable-Isp through use of a deceleration grid.  This approach overcomes the usual inefficiencies encountered in variable-Isp colloid thruster operation, where lower Isp is accomplished through operation in droplet or mixed droplet/ion ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Cold Cathode for High Power Magnetrons

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: AF08BT14

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Busek Co. Inc. propose to develop high total current (10A) planar and cylindrical cold cathode for high power magnetrons.  The cathode will be based on Vertically Aligned Carbon Nano-Fiber (VA CNF) technology.  Emission uniformity and burnout prevention will be achieved by individual ballasting of the CNFs.  MIT will demonstrate high total current ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Growth of Alloy Semiconductors with Travelling Magnetic Fields

    SBC: CapeSym, Inc            Topic: AF07T026

    The goal of this program is to build a system for growth of alloy semiconductors with electro-magnetic stirring, and to use this system to grow AlGASb crystals.  The growth system will be built to be easily configurable for crystal growth by the Vertical Bridgman,and Traveling Heater methods. It will include two different setups for generation of stirring forces in the liquid semiconductor, each ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Advanced Window Materials for High Energy Propulsion

    SBC: CERANOVA CORPORATION            Topic: AF07T009

    CeraNova transparent polycrystalline alumina - advanced window materials for high energy propulsion.  High total transmission in the visible and the MWIR.  Submicron grains result in high hardness and strength.  High chemical resistance, thermal shock resistance, impact and erosion resistance.  Powder processing enables cost effective near-net shaping of curved parts.  Proprietary technology ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
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