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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: 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
  3. Cognitive Radio Spectrum Management and Waveform Adaptation for Advanced Wideband Space Communication Systems

    SBC: SHARED SPECTRUM COMPANY            Topic: AF11BT03

    ABSTRACT: Shared Spectrum Company (SSC) partners with Virginia Tech (VT) to develop resilient and agile space communication systems using innovative cognitive radio techniques. The objective of this STTR Phase II project is to develop anti-jamming capability using frequency agility provided by Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) technology for satellite communications (SATCOM) systems. The SSC team foc ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Semiconductor Nanomembrane based Sensors for High Frequency Pressure Measurements

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: AF13AT15

    ABSTRACT: The Air Force Phase I program would develop and demonstrate semiconductor nanomembrane (NM) based sensors and arrays for high frequency pressure measurements, using SOI (Silicon on Insulator) NM technique in combination with our pioneering HybridsilTM copolymer nanocomposite materials. NanoSonic would work cooperatively with Virginia Tech to develop an improved mechanical and electrical ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. High-Performance Magnesium Alloys and Composites by Efficient Vapor Phase Processing

    SBC: Directed Vapor Technologies International, Inc.            Topic: A14AT007

    The low density of magnesium makes it of interest for the development of advanced materials having high specific strength and stiffness. Current Mg applications, however, are limited by the performance and cost/quality relationships of existing Mg-alloy systems. One approach to obtain improved Mg alloys is through the development of new alloys and/or Mg-based composite materials that are enabled t ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Biologically-Derived Targeted Antimicrobials for Textile Applications

    SBC: TECHULON, INC.            Topic: A14AT012

    Skin infections caused by bacteria represent a significant risk to wounded soldiers. The most common source of bacterial infection is found in the fabrics of clothing, boots, and gear worn by the warfighter. Reducing the risk of infection for soldiers by treating the source fabrics will lead to positive outcome and support medically-related activities in non-sterile environments encountered by t ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Multiphysics-based Sensor Fusion

    SBC: Guerci Consulting LLC            Topic: AF13AT01

    ABSTRACT: A new approach to multisensor fusion is proposed that utilizes a knowledge-aided (KA) multi-physics model as the main fusion engine, as opposed to traditional purely statistical methods. The new Multi-Physics Sensor Fusion (MPSF) is enabled by advances in high performance computing, knowledge-aided (KA) processing, and new techniques in multi-physics modeling. Traditional sensor fusion ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Decision Making under Uncertainty for Dynamic Spectrum Access

    SBC: SHARED SPECTRUM COMPANY            Topic: AF13AT02

    ABSTRACT: SSC and VT develop algorithms and approaches to manage uncertainty in dynamic spectrum access (DSA) systems for small satellite constellations. We use various DSA rule sets such as sensing, database, and monitoring systems to reduce the uncertainty on a systems level. We investigate uncertainty modeling using Dempster-Schafer theory to build belief, disbelief and ignorance maps of spe ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
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