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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. 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. High-Power Millimeter-Wave Micro-Sources for Communications & Radar Dominance

    SBC: BEAM-WAVE RESEARCH INC            Topic: AF06T022

    The proposed effort is to evaluate the feasibility of a W-band sheet-beam vacuum electronic device that can provide up to 1 kW of peak RF power at a minimum efficiency of 20%. Key elements of this effort are on the generation and transport of the sheet beam and its interaction with the RF circuit. The potential of employing a depressed collector to improve overall efficiency will also be investiga ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Chemical Kinetics Modeling Tools for Hydrocarbon Scramjet Propulsion System Design

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

    One of the difficulties in reactive flow simulation is the development of reduced models that are capable of predicting the non-equilibrium processes such as ignition and blow-out. Hydrocarbon fuels become viable alternatives to hydrogen at Mach numbers below 10, because of greater fuel densities and endothermic cooling capabilities. However, hydrocarbon fuels show difficulties for flame holding ...

    STTR Phase II 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. Deposition of Amorphous Aluminum Alloys as a Replacement for Aluminum Cladding

    SBC: ENIGMATICS, INC.            Topic: AF06T023

    The protective properties of the oxide films that form on aluminum alloys can break down locally and allow extensive corrosion. An amorphous alloy system recently developed at the University of Virginia is promising as an environmentally compliant metal cladding. We propose a new method for converting alloy powder into coatings. This technique does not require large standoffs and has very high hea ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
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