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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Multi-functional nanocomposite materials with high-temperature polymer resin matrice

    SBC: Sensintel Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Composites that are reinforced with well-dispersed carbon nanotubes have been shown to improve the performance of polymers in many areas such as stiffness, heat distortion temperature, control of thermal coefficient of expansion, and corrosion resistancein extreme environments. However, much of the nanocomposite related research and development has not been directly relevant to carbon fiber reinfo ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Novel Biomimetic MEMS Based Infrared Sensor

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: N/A

    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 onincorporation of sensitive polymer-molecular with a highly efficient micro-machined thermal-mechanical PFA that directly converts IR image into ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Automated Diagnosis of Usability Problems Using Statistical Computational Methods

    SBC: Aptima, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The effects of poor usability range from mere inconvenience to disaster. Human factors specialists employ usability analysis to reduce the likelihood or impact of such failures. However, good usability analysis requires usability reports that are rarelycollected, rarely complete, and difficult to analyze.Aptima and the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (U. Mass. Amherst) have partnered ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Compact Induced Current Hall Thruster

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Conventional Hall thrusters are difficult to scale to very small sizes. The proposed concept is a new type of compact plasma accelerator that addresses these scaling issues. It resembles a Hall thruster, taking advantage of the heritage of this proventechnology, but the current is driven inductively. It has the advantage of needing no cathode. While inductive coupling has been successfully dem ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Centering Resonance Analysis: A superior data mining algorithm for textual data streams

    SBC: Crawdad Technologies, L.L.C.            Topic: N/A

    Crawdad Technologies, L.L.C. is an R&D firm located in Chandler, Arizona that specializes in quantitative communication analysis. Their first product Crawdad 1.0 is based on Centering Resonance Analysis (CRA; patents pending), a radical new way to modeland analyze text. CRA models texts as networks, and uses sophisticated methods to perform a variety of analyses. CRA is the only text analysis a ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Organic Solar Cells Using Star Conductive Polymers

    SBC: EIC LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Continued research and development on anew class of organic photovoltaics is proposed based on star conducting polymers. These materials will provide superior processibility and transport properties that determine the ultimate efficiency of the devices.The star polymer architecture employs linear conjugated arms radiating from a centrosymmetric core, and therefore, unlike the linear arms alone, fa ...

    STTR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Nanostructured Substrates for Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering

    SBC: EIC LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The proposed program aims to demonstrate nanoengineered metal surfaces which will reproducibly enhance the Raman scattering of chemical and biological agents while still providing selective detection at trace concentrations. With proven success infielding SERS systems and published results in nanomaterials engineering, EIC Laboratories, Inc. and Clemson University are uniquely poised to collabora ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Biomimetic Microstructure Formation of High Performance Silk Films and Fibers

    SBC: FOSTER-MILLER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The complex biological processing used by the silkworm and spider to create silk fibers yields exceptionally high strength, stiffness, and extensibility. In this proposed program, Foster-Miller will again join with Prof. David Kaplan and theBiotechnology Center at Tufts University to develop fibers and films based on reconstituted silkworm silk that possess unique and tailorable properties for e ...

    STTR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. A Novel Self-diagnosis Approach to Nondestructive Inspection of Composite Structures


    High strength and low weight composite materials have been widely used in many critical, high-value military systems. The military environment is very harsh due to large changes in temperature, pressure, and loading conditions. As a result, delamination,fiber breakages, matrix cracks, disbonds, and other failures creep in once the system is in service for some time. Conventional methods are either ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers

    SBC: LYTEK CORP.            Topic: N/A

    Terahertz frequencies are promising for spectroscopy in chemistry and biology, astrophysics, plasma diagnostics, remote atmospheric sensing and imaging, noninvasive inspection of semiconductor wafers, and free-space communications. We propose to develophigh temperature and high power THz quantum cascade lasers operating at various frequencies, with the developed design, growth, processing and pack ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
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