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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. Novel, Optimal, Physics-Based Reduced Order Models for Nonlinear Aeroelasticity

    SBC: Advanced Dynamics, Inc.            Topic: AF08BT03

    Research is proposed for the development and implementation of state of the art, reduced order nonlinear aeroelastic models for multidisciplinary/multi-fidelity optimization problems. Highly efficient and accurate aeroelastic simulation tools will be constructed based upon the mathematical formalism of optimal prediction theory and a novel implementation of a filtered harmonic balance solution met ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Nanodielectrics with Nonlinear Response for High Power Microwave Generation

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: AF08T030

    The proposed barium strontium titanate (BST) nanodielectric devices will combine some of the best features of bulk and thin-film based tunable dielectrics: low microwave losses, high tunability at high fields, the potential for low operating voltages, and less temperature dependent dielectric response. The miniaturization of devices and reduction of insertion losses requires developments of mater ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Improved Soft Magnetic Materials for High Power Density Electrical Machines

    SBC: Spang and Company            Topic: AF08T031

    CMU and Magnetics, A Division of Spang and Co. have developed a new high-saturation induction, high-temperature nanocomposite alloy for high-power inductors. This material has FeCo nanocrystals with an A2 or B2 structure embedded in an amorphous matrix. Field annealing resulted in a linear B-H response with a relative permeability of 1400, constant up to fields of 1.2 T. The material was used in ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Heat Transfer Prediction in Transitional Hypersonic Flow

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: AF08BT13

    Our Phase I program will extend and validate a high-speed engineering transitional model (ETM) using new CUBRC data sets (such as HIFIRE-1) of interest to the Air Force. The ETM is responsive to tunnel noise and wall heating, and predicts the overshoot in heat transfer observed in transitional data. The model solves PDEs for transition onset as well as for an intermittency parameter that blends th ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. A Toolkit for Deployable Best Practices

    SBC: Discovery Machine, Inc.            Topic: OSD08T002

    Discovery Machine, Inc. is partnered with Pennsylvania State University to produce a best practices capture system that goes beyond the storage and dissemination of lessons learned. The proposed system will leverage warfighters’ specific knowledge as deployable knowledge assets. These knowledge assets will be executable best practices that can be embedded in job aids and training systems. Th ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Dynamics-based Nondestructive Structural Health Monitoring Techniques

    SBC: Fbs, Inc.            Topic: AF08T016

    FBS, Inc. and The Pennsylvania State University propose the development of a novel ultrasonic structural health monitoring (SHM)/nondestructive testing (NDT) technology. The goal of our work is to bridge the gap from the short time transient ultrasonic guided wave analysis to the long time modal vibration analysis. This new technique will be sensitive to material properties, defect presence, and ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Distributed Conformal Actuation for Simultaneously Controlling Flow Separation and Transition

    SBC: MICROMECHATRONICS, INC.            Topic: AF08T007

    The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of producing a Conformal Actuator Array Active Skin (CAAAS) that can be implanted on the surface of the airfoil to deliver a system that can actively control transition and separation. It will be realized through operation of actuators with unique driving methods as well as recent advances and innovations in piezoelectric actuator te ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Biomimetics for treating biofilm-embedded infections

    SBC: PolyMedix, Inc.            Topic: A09AT004

    Multi-drug resistant (MDR) biofilms are perhaps the most difficult bacterial infections to fight. They require novel antibiotics that operate through new mechanisms which overcome the biofilm environment. We have discovered a class of antibiotics that are novel and have new targets which appear to evade resistance development. One example is already in the clinic to systemically treat Staphyloc ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Autonomous Broad Spectrum Environmental Sentinels

    SBC: Nevada Nanotech Systems Inc.            Topic: A13AT017

    We propose a platform for aerial environmental monitoring based on the integration of two advanced technologies for the first time: a lightweight, flying robotic platform capable of hovering and swarming, and a compact, low-power chemical sensor platform called the Molecular Property Spectrometer (MPS): a robust, low-cost, silicon-chip-based micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) that has been use ...

    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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