Award Data

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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. Mitigation of Aero-Optic Distortions by Active Flow Control


    A program to develop flow control techniques to reduce aero-optic distortion due to near field turbulence is proposed. The program combines the use of advanced computational techniques such as Large Eddy Simulations, new experimental methods such as Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Laser Speckle techniques, along with actuator development and modeling technology to achieve this goal. The demon ...

    STTR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. An Open Software Framework for Steganalysis


    We propose to develop a platform-independent Rapid Steganographic Detection Suite (RSDS). The RSDS will be capable of applying a diverse collection of steganalysis detection methods to all relevant files on a PC or other hardware system. The software will have a publicly available API for steganalysis methods and will thus allow new methods to be incorporated by any user who has the RSDS and the ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. A Decomposition Based Approach to Optimal Layout of Complex Systems such as UAV's and Satellites

    SBC: Desantage Corporation            Topic: AF04T019

    This STTR proposes to solve the problem of automated component placement (also known as intelligent packaging) for UAV's and other products by building on our unique state-of-the-art, patented technology platform. The goal of this work is to enable the automated layout of an entire complex product, such as a UAV, featuring a multitude of systems and subsystems with 3D components. This will be ac ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Alternating Current (AC) Losses Associated with High Temperature Superconductors

    SBC: Long Electromagnetics, Inc.            Topic: AF03T023

    Because on their high current carrying capacity in large magnetic fields, biaxially oriented superconducting films (coated superconductors) are the only superconducting materials that offer the possibility of operating in power applications at liquid-nitrogen temperatures in AC fields. Their use is predicated on the assumption that ac losses in these materials can be reduced to a very low level. ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers

    SBC: LYTEK CORP.            Topic: AF03T024

    This program focuses on the development of novel high-temperature and high-power THz quantum cascade lasers operating in the 1 to 7 THz range. These devices have promising applications in the areas of spectroscopy in chemistry and biology, astrophysics, plasma diagnostics, remote atmospheric sensing and imaging, noninvasive inspection of semiconductor wafers, and free-space communications. Such ...

    STTR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Low Pressure Source for Mass-Selective, Diffusion Assisted Epitaxy

    SBC: SVT ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED            Topic: AF02T005

    Epitaxial growth of non-equilibrium thin-film structures, which have high quality and abrupt interfaces, is still the main challenge that limits many material systems for applications in semiconductor devices. In this STTR Phase II program, SVT Associates (SVTA) in collaboration with the University of Minnesota (UMN) will develop a new RF plasma light-mass ion source, compatible with the low-pres ...

    STTR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Novel MgZnO-based spintronic materials and devices.

    SBC: SVT ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED            Topic: AF03T020

    This Phase I STTR project addresses the development of novel Zinc Oxide-based spintronic devices. The spintronic devices will find widespread application in civilian and military markets offering new generation of transistors, lasers and integrated magnetic sensors. The objective of the Phase I effort is to explore novel doping schemes to achieve room temperature ferromagnetism in ZnMgO materials ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Low-Noise Avalanche Photodiodes for Mid-IR Applications

    SBC: SVT ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED            Topic: AF04T021

    Avalanche photodiodes (APDs) are the detector of choice for low noise, high speed, high sensitivity photodetectors. Applications in the mid-IR (3-5 micron) include optical trace gas detection, LADAR, quantum cryptography and targeting countermeasures. Currently there are no commercially available APDs operating in this wavelength range. To address this need, this Phase I program will investigat ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Development of III-V Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers

    SBC: SVT ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED            Topic: AF03T024

    The purpose of this Phase I study is to develop quantum cascade laser (QCL) with terahertz (THz) emission. Terahertz photons have energies which lie in the regime between optical photons and high frequency radio waves and have many important commercial and military applications. In the QCL, quantum wells (QWs) and injection layers are grown in a III-V semiconductor superlattice. The QWs and barr ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Solid State Terahertz-Frequency Laser Prototype

    SBC: Terahertz Device Corp.            Topic: AF00T017

    Compact, coherent terahertz-frequency radiation sources would open up an otherwise technologically dark part of the electromagnetic spectrum. The Phase II work objective is to develop solid state, semiconductor-based laser prototypes. The Phase I work demonstrated the feasibility of developing both optically and electrically pumped lasers based on semiconductor active devices embedded in metallic ...

    STTR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
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