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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. A Novel Technology to Produce Yb:Sr-FAP Transparent Laser Host Ceramics in Non-Isotropic Materials

    SBC: Texas Biochemicals Incorporated            Topic: AF14AT26

    ABSTRACT: To fabricate transparent ceramics composed of anisotropic laser gain media, the crystal orientations of micro-domains should be aligned identically. Current method involve application of high magnetic field. Texas Biochemicals Inc. recently developed a novel technology to produce faceted hexagonal prism c axis oriented Yb: Sr-FAP [Yb: Sr5(PO4)3F nanocrystallites and sintered into transp ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Compressive Sampling Applied to Millimeter-wave Single Detector Imagers

    SBC: Texas Research Institute, Austin, Inc.            Topic: A14AT003

    Millimeter and terahertz wave imaging can image objects behind or within other objects. However, current equipment that does this quickly is expensive, and affordable equipment is prohibitively slow. Researchers at Missouri S & T have successfully developed and demonstrated several innovative millimeter wave imaging systems capable of real-time, high-resolution imaging at frequencies up to 150 G ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. Decision Making under Uncertainty for Dynamic Spectrum Access

    SBC: INFOBEYOND TECHNOLOGY, LLC            Topic: AF13AT02

    ABSTRACT: Due to scarcity of spectrum, Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) becomes a needed technology to improve the utilization of electromagnetic spectrum for DoD satellite communication. However, current DSA approaches are developed for terrestrial communications without addressing the unique challenges for SATCOM environments such as error-prone spectrum sensing, high mobility, and large coverage. ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Electronic Warfare: EMS Monitor&Broadcast Training Capacity Enhancement

    SBC: Kerberos International, Inc.            Topic: AF14AT28

    ABSTRACT: Kerberos and SwRI plan to develop and evaluate new monitoring and broadcasting methods in a laboratory environment in the context of expected current and future military RF operating environments. Our proposed solution, called Electromagnetic Spectrum Monitor & Broadcast System (EMBS), will create a low-cost, small packaged device that can emulate anticipated opposing force broadcastin ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. High Performance Electric-Field Sensor Based on Enhanced Electro-Optic Polymer Refilled Slot Photonic Crystal Waveguides

    SBC: Omega Optics, Inc.            Topic: AF11BT01

    ABSTRACT: This Phase II STTR research proposal aims to demonstrate an antenna coupled phase modulator based on an Electro-optic (EO) polymer refilled slot photonic crystal waveguide (PCW) for operation in the Q band. The goal is to detect field strengths of 100uW/m^2 in an Intensity Modulation Direct Detection (IMDD) scheme using subwavelength antennas. The EO polymer is the SEO125 provided by Dr ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. High Power WDM Based Upon Mode Coupling

    SBC: AdValue Photonics Inc            Topic: AF13AT03

    ABSTRACT: AdValue Photonics and University of Arizona propose to demonstrate the capability of fabricating wavelength division multiplexers (WDM) for high-power fiber laser applications. It is based on AdValue Photonics"unique fused fiber technology using large-mode-area (LMA) fibers. Both polarization-maintaining (PM) and non-PM LMA fiber WDMs will be fabricated. By the end of Phase I, two proto ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Low-Cost, High-Throughput Roll-to-Roll Printing of Integrated Photonic Devices on Flexible Substrates via a Combination of Nanoimprinting and Ink-Jet

    SBC: Omega Optics, Inc.            Topic: AF11BT05

    ABSTRACT: In this program, Omega Optics, Inc., in collaboration with the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and the University of Texas at Austin, proposes to develop integrated photonic devices by using a combination of high-rate R2R nanoimprint lithography (R2RNIL) and R2R ink-jet printing. Patterning of photonic devices with sub-wavelength (

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Low Power Monolayer MoS2 Transistors for RF Applications

    SBC: APPLIED NOVEL DEVICES INC            Topic: A14AT008

    The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of producing large area, single crystal monolayer Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) for high frequency applications. In order to be able to achieve this aim, it is necessary to work on three main components: (a) the channel material itself, (b) the gate dielectric and (c) the drain/ source contacts to the channel material. This work propo ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Microplasma Vaporization Technology for Novel Magnesium Alloys and Composites

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: A14AT007

    The use of novel magnesium materials with desirable properties can provide significant weight reduction and improved fuel economy in military, automobile, and aerospace applications. The proposed project aims to develop a microplasma discharge based magnesium vaporization process for manufacturing of novel magnesium alloys and composites. The method utilizes operation of a microplasma discharge in ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Physical Sub-Model Development for Turbulence Combustion Closure

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: AF13AT12

    ABSTRACT: The innovation proposed is a computationally-tractable, physics-based, portable turbulent combustion modeling strategy for application to a wide range of Air Force aero-propulsive systems, including augmentors, liquid rockets and scramjets. This modeling strategy will be implemented within an Application Programming Interface (API) library suitable for easy integration within Air Force ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
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