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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. A universal framework for non-deteriorating time-domain numerical algorithms in Maxwell's electrodynamics

    SBC: COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCES LLC            Topic: A13AT008

    The project will remove a key difficulty that currently hampers many existing methods for computing unsteady electromagnetic waves on unbounded regions. Numerical accuracy and/or stability may deteriorate over long times due to the treatment of artificial outer boundaries. We propose to develop a universal algorithm and software that will correct this problem by employing the Huygens' principle an ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. Solar Blind MgZnO Photodetectors

    SBC: AGNITRON TECHNOLOGY, INC            Topic: A13AT006

    This project address the fabrication of solar blind detectors from the MgZnO material system. Both MBE and MOCVD material growth techniques will be used for deposition of the required material layers. Simulation software we be used to aid in the design of the photodetector structure. Devices will be fabricated from the grown structures and their electrical and optical characteristics determined.

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. A General-Purpose Software Tool for Multi-disciplinary Simulation Data Management and Learning

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF11BT27

    ABSTRACT: The overall goal of the proposed effort is to develop and demonstrate a general-purpose, fast, and reliable management and learning software tool for analyzing massive data sets generated by dynamic multi-disciplinary simulation. In Phase I, key technology elements were developed and proof-of-principle was successfully demonstrated. Data management software encapsulating salient feature ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Oriented Enzymatic Electrodes with Enhanced Charge Transfer

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: A12aT011

    Our objective is to significantly increase the electron transfer efficiency of the enzyme-catalyzed reactions at electrodes and thereby establish a new state-of-the-art power source for military and commercial systems. The approach is to develop a novel method for orienting enzymes immobilized onto the electrode surface that results in facilitated charge transfer. The proposed bio-electrode techn ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Computational Model for Electrode Erosion by High-Pressure Moving Arcs

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF11BT25

    ABSTRACT: The goal of this project is to develop theoretical models for electrode erosion in high-pressure arcs and incorporate them into computational tools for simulations of arc heaters. The complexity of the electrode material removal process is associated with the multi-phase nature of the arc-electrode interactions, melting and vaporization of the electrodes near the arc foot. Available mod ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Real Time 3-D Modeling and Immersive Visualization for Enhanced Soldier Situation Awareness

    SBC: Carnegie Robotics LLC            Topic: A12aT003

    We propose a rapid mapping and 3-D visualization system especially suited for inside buildings, tunnels, urban canyons, and other environments where GPS may be poor or not available. The system--which was fully demonstrated in our Phase I effort-- includes mobile Sensor Nodes that wirelessly supply compressed 3D range data and color imagery to a central Fusion Node. The Fusion Node runs 3D recon ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. 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
  8. Secure Efficient Cross-domain Protocols

    SBC: INFOBEYOND TECHNOLOGY, LLC            Topic: AF13AT08

    ABSTRACT: Coordinating and sharing information across multi-level security (MLS) networks are of great interest in many military applications. However, it is very challenging to accomplish those goals due to the heterogeneous security classifications of different network domains. The recent proposed cross-domain solutions (CDS) provide initial steps to make such applications possible. However, th ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Ultrafast Physical Random Number Generation Using Chaos

    SBC: Torch Technologies, Inc.            Topic: A14AT002

    Ultrafast true random number generators are ideal for data encryption, Monte Carlo testing, and other data transport applications. Torch"s team has extensive experience designing, building, and testing oscillators based on the innovative, hybrid, exactly-solvable, chaotic oscillator theory as developed by Corron, Blakely and Pethel. These oscillators are capable of generating provably-chaotic wa ...

    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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