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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. Modified Collins Cryocooler for Cryo-Propellant Thermal Management

    SBC: Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc.            Topic: T402

    Future lunar and planetary explorations will require the storage of cryogenic propellants, particularly liquid oxygen (LOX) and liquid hydrogen (LH2), in low earth orbit (LEO) for periods of time ranging from days to months, and possibly longer. LEO is a relatively warm thermal environment and without careful thermal management, significant quantities of stored liquid cryogens can be lost due to ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Non-Dispersive Atomic Absorption System for Engine Health Monitoring

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: T1001

    We propose to design, construct and test a first implementation of a non-dispersive technique for the measurement of atomic absorption in the plumes of liquid rocket engines in altitude test facilities. Led by NASA Stennis Space Center (SSC), the observation of metal atom emission from liquid rocket engine exhausts at sea level conditions has become a highly successful health monitoring technique ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. 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
  6. A Thermal-Electrically Cooled Quantum-Dot Middle-Wave Infrared Photodetector with High Quantum Efficiency and Photodetectivity


    Middle-wave infrared (LWIR, 3.2-3.6 ƒÝm) photodetectors with a high specific photodetectivity (D*) are of great importance in NASA¡¦slidar and remote sensing applications. However, existing MWIR photodetectors are required to be operated at low temperature of below 77K to achieve high photodetectivity (D*). The requirement for cryogenic cooling systems adds cost, weight and reliability issues, ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. 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
  8. Passive Wireless SAW Humidity Sensors and System

    SBC: SENSANNA INCORPORATED            Topic: T601

    Phase I demonstrated the technical feasibility of creating surface acoustic wave (SAW) based humidity sensors that respond rapidly (under 0.5 second) and reversibly to a wide range of humidity levels using nanoparticle and thin polymer films. This proposal describes a Phase II effort that will result in the development of multiple uniquely identifiable, wirelessly interrogable, passive humidity s ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. 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
  10. 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
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