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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. Novel Materials In-Situ Ablation and Thermal Sensing

    SBC: KAI, LLC            Topic: AF10BT04

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this project is to design and fabricate multi-signal in-situ ablation sensors based on an acoustic transducer system, thermal measurement system (i.e., either photonic technology or in-situ thermal sensors based on ultra small thermocouples), and fast inverse heat transfer algorithms. This project will use the following approaches: Utilize commercially available opt ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Stick-to-Stress Dynamic Flight Simulation for Virtual Flight Test

    SBC: Zona Technology, Inc            Topic: AF10BT16

    ABSTRACT: ZONA proposes to develop a comprehensive virtual flight test software system by enhancing the capabilities of the ZONA's Stick-To-Stress Dynamic Flight Simulation (STS-DFS)"previously developed under AFRL contractual support. The current STS-DFS combines flight dynamic model and a nonlinear aeroelastic solver constructed based on neural net-based aerodynamic reduced order model (RO ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Advanced Antireflective Coatings for Polycarbonate Lenses

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: AF10BT19

    ABSTRACT: Robust optical coatings are of great importance across a broad spectrum of applications. Hard, durable, stress-free coatings are needed and used in everything from ophthalmic polymers to infrared optics. One of the principal shortcomings of typical inorganic oxide, nitride, and sulfide coatings when applied to polymeric substrates is the large difference in the coefficient of thermal ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Conformal Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Antireflective Coatings

    SBC: ZT Solar, Inc            Topic: AF10BT19

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this STTR Phase I proposal is to investigate the feasibility of a hybrid organic/inorganic gradient index anti-reflective (GRIN-AR) coating on both rigid and flexible substrates, based on the resonant infrared matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation (RIR-MAPLE) process. The hybrid organic/inorganic material approach enables both optical index control, as well as mechan ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Lightweight Composite/Hybrid Structures with Enhanced Properties

    SBC: MATERIALS RESEARCH & DESIGN INC            Topic: AF10BT27

    ABSTRACT: Future hypersonic vehicles, like X-43 and X-51 derivatives and Falcon HTV-3, will require advanced strategies for thermal protection systems (TPS) and methods of structural integration. The goal in designing TPS for these types of high performance applications is to establish multi-mission reusable systems with reduced weight and increased performance that possess multifunctionality, e ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Thermally Responsive Energy Storage- Phase Change Materials encapsulated in Carbon Foam- Ultrathin Graphene based Thermal Energy Storage Device

    SBC: Graphene Materials LLC            Topic: AF10BT32

    ABSTRACT: The work proposed involves the design and prototype concept creation of a high-performance thermal energy storage device (TES) based on graphene/ultrathin graphite and organic phase change materials. To achieve these goals, the following specific tasks will be accomplished: 1. Fabrication and design: use of emerging fabrication processes to develop a sub-scale three-dimensional struc ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. High Performance Electric-Field Sensor Based on Enhanced Electro-Optic Polymer Refilled Slot Photonic Crystal Waveguides

    SBC: Omega Optics, Inc.            Topic: AF11BT01

    ABSTRACT: In this program, we propose to develop a miniaturized Electromagnetic (EM) wave sensor based on defect engineered slotted photonic crystal waveguide (PCW) Mach Zehnder interferometer (MZI). EO polymers with large EO coefficient (r33>150pm/V) will be designed and synthesized to refill the slot PCW in order to take advantage of high field concentration in the narrow slots. Band engineered ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Scale up of EO polymers and their utilization in novel nano-imprinted sub-wavelength waveguide-based Modulators and Arrays

    SBC: TIPD, LLC            Topic: AF11BT01

    ABSTRACT: We present a completely novel design for the polymer waveguide portion of the EO modulators, thereby resolving the fundamentally important low-loss coupling issue. This significantly simplified and elegant design will be fabricated by a nanoimprinting process, making use of electro-optic polymers that have been scaled-up to commercial levels. These polymers will be optimized for the t ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. 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 low-cost, high-throughput roll-to-roll (R2R) printing of integrated photonic devices by using a high-rate R2R ink-jet printing system in conjunction with a high-rate R2R nanoimprint lithography (R2RNIL) system and demonstrate fabrication of pho ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Sensitivity Analysis Methods for Complex, Multidisciplinary Systems

    SBC: Zona Technology, Inc            Topic: AF11BT06

    ABSTRACT: The Phase I technical objective is twofold. First, the ZONA/MIT team will develop an Unsteady Aero-Structural Adjoint (UASA) methodology and implement it in a 2-D unsteady Euler solver. The objective of the effort is to investigate and resolve the technical issues involved in the development of the proposed UASA methodology. In this effort, we will first identify the pros and cons of a ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
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