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

    SBC: Sensintel Inc.            Topic: AF03T018

    The overall objective of the proposed Phase II STTR program is to continue optimization of properties already obtained during Phase I which established the feasibility of concept to multi-functionality for BMI polymer matrix composites along with structural capability. Throughout this 2-year effort, it is proposed to seek optimization of the composite properties. The goal is develop and demonstrat ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. 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, and University of California at Davis propose to develop next generation airframe and engine materials made of CNT/alumina nano-composites. The proposed approach uniquely combines low-cost and ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Silicon-Based Photonic Crystal Lasers

    SBC: Altair Center, Llc.            Topic: AF05T013

    ALTAIR Center in cooperation with the University of Rochester proposes to develop the first silicon-based photonic crystal laser diode. The photonic crystal microcavity forms gain region of the laser diode. This enhances the system efficiency. The laser operating either in bandgap edge emitting mode with enhanced density of states or using defect mode in the photonic crystal structure will exhibit ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. YBCO Coated Conductors with Reduced AC Losses

    SBC: AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORPORATION            Topic: AF03T023

    The Phase II program will build on technical achievements of Phase I and extend the process to producing 2G filamentized wires optimized for targeted military applications. This is a complex undertaking due to the variety of military and commercial applications with different operating regimes and ac loss requirements. The proposed filament arrangement appears ideally suited for a fine filamentar ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Coil Simulator for AC Conductors

    SBC: AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORPORATION            Topic: AF04T002

    This STTR Project addresses stability issues in Second Generation High Temperature Super- conductor (2G HTS) wire. It explores novel ways to address and characterize 2G HTS stability, in particular when used under ac conditions. In the Phase I novel components for increased stability were explored. Stability of various conductors was tested. A so-called "Coil Simulator” was designed. In the Phas ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Coil Simulators for AC Conductors

    SBC: AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORPORATION            Topic: AF04T002

    This STTR Project addresses stability issues in Second Generation High Temperature Superconductor (2G HTS) wire and will test novel components for increased stability and measurement techniques to evaluate stability at a wide range of conditions, in particular for demanding military AC HTS applications. Wire fabrication at AMSC and testing experiments at FSU will focus on AC stability and quench ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. High Critical Current in Metal Organic Derived YBCO Films

    SBC: AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORPORATION            Topic: AF05T009

    Second Generation (2G) High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) wire based on the YBCO coated conductor is being developed for new military and commercial applications not accessible to First Generation (1G) HTS wires. Although a critical current (Ic) of nearly 300A/cm-w (77K, sf) has been obtained in 10-meter lengths of 2G conductors, significant improvement in the Ic of practical conductors is re ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Compact Induced Current Hall Thruster

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: AF03T016

    This Phase II STTR program is proposed to investigate a new kind of electric thruster, an inductively-driven Hall thruster. In contrast to conventional Hall thrusters, this device has the big advantage of needing no cathode. We expect it to be more efficient, because the inefficiencies from electrode voltage drops have been eliminated, and it can also be smaller, because the cathode that cannot ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Chemical Kinetics Modeling Tools for Hydrocarbon Scramjet Propulsion System Design

    SBC: COMBUSTION SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: OSD05T002

    Reliable design tools are of paramount importance to predict the combustion processes under supersonic conditions, as obtaining ground experimental data under these conditions is difficult and expensive. Combustion Science & Engineering, Inc. (CSE) proposes to develop a global approach for creating and implementing reduced chemical kinetic mechanisms for hydrocarbon fuels in the design process of ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Ionic Liquid Lubrication

    SBC: COVALENT ASSOC., INC.            Topic: AF04T018

    The U.S. Air Force requires advanced lubricants that will outperform state-of-the-art lubricants at elevated temperatures and under a high vacuum for a broad spectrum of military and aerospace applications. Additionally, the rapidly growing field of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) requires advanced lubricants for extremely low-torque moving parts that are incorporated into microscopic actua ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
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