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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. Quantum and Nanostructure Enhanced Epitaxial Lift-Off Solar Cells

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: AF13AT13

    ABSTRACT: MicroLink and its collaborators, Rochester Institute of Technology and Magnolia Solar, will develop a high-efficiency, single-junction, epitaxial lift-off (ELO) GaAs solar cell by incorporating nano-scale features, such as quantum dots and optically functional textures, within the solar cell structure. The principal technical objective of the project is to increase the AM0 efficiency o ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Nonequilibrium Plasma-Assisted Combustion-Efficiency Control in Vitiated Air

    SBC: COMBUSTION SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: AF13AT04

    ABSTRACT: The ability of plasmas to modify combustion has been known for more than 50 years. Recent advances in plasma generation technology and measurement diagnostics have led to extensive efforts to understand both the kinetics of the plasma-flame interaction and the enhancement of combustion properties such as ignition, extinction, flame speed and dynamics. Combustion Science & Engineering, ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Nonequilibrium Plasma-Assisted Combustion-Efficiency Control in Vitiated Air

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: AF13AT04

    ABSTRACT: CU Aerospace (CUA) and team partner the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) propose to perform research, development and demonstration of experimental quenching free measurements of heat-release in a realistic highly turbulent plasma-assisted flame. Kinetics models will be correspondingly updated and detailed 3D multiphysics simulations will be validated by the measuremen ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Bio-Inspired Visual Navigation: From Landmarks via Bearing to Controls

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: A12aT030

    The proposed Bio-Inspired Visual Navigation System will enable UGVs to operate semi-autonomously with minimal input from an operator even in degraded communication environments. Semi-autonomous landmark-based navigation in low-texture indoor environments is difficult due to the lack of distinctive micro-features needed by conventional algorithms such as SIFT and SURF. In Phase I, Intelligent Aut ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Microvascular Composites for Novel Thermal Management Devices

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: AF13AT09

    ABSTRACT: Living systems rely on pervasive vascular networks to enable a plurality of biological function, exemplified by natural composite structures that are lightweight, high-strength, and capable of mass and energy transport. In contrast, synthetic composites possess high strength-to-weight ratios but lack the dynamic functionality of their natural counterparts. CU Aerospace, with team partne ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. 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
  7. Physical Sub-Model Development for Turbulence Combustion Closure

    SBC: COMBUSTION SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: AF13AT12

    ABSTRACT: Ramjets and scramjets are the preferred propulsion platforms for flight in the supersonic (3

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Ultra-Coherent Semiconductor Laser Technology

    SBC: Morton Photonics Incorporated            Topic: A14AT005

    In this STTR program, technology created at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) to fabricate silicon photonics based integrated laser devices, including wafer bonded gain elements, will be utilized to develop ultra-coherent integrated laser devices that are widely tunable. Novel laser designs developed by Morton Photonics, taking advantage of ultra-low loss microresonator based f ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Two-Dimensional MoS2 Transistors for Low-Power RF Applications

    SBC: N5 Sensors, Inc.            Topic: A14AT008

    The proposed project will demonstrate high-frequency (0.5 5 GHz) operation of novel 2-dimensional semiconductor molybdinum disulphide (MoS2) based field-effect transistors. Our project will focus on innovative growth startegies for large-area growth of MoS2 along with novel device design methodologies which will consider the tradeoffs between monolayer and multilayer device designs for high-frequ ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Circadian Rhythm Monitoring and Regulation Device (CMR)

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: A14AT009

    The Department of Defense is concerned with circadian rhythm misalignments as they are known to affect judgment, psychomotor skills, and can lead to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). At present, there is no comprehensive unobtrusive and easy-to-use solution that measures the circadian misalignment and automatically administers the appropriate therapy for realignment of circadian rhythm. Intel ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
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