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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. Optical Cryocooling for Space-borne Sensors

    SBC: NP Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF10BT02

    ABSTRACT: We propose to develop a light weight, compact, vibration-less and micro-scale cooler for space-mission conditions based on optical refrigeration using an all-fiber approach. Specifically, we will use a Tm+3-doped fiber laser to pump Tm+3-doped glass fibers, which provide the cooling action on the affixed heat source. The cooling fiber is attached to the heating sample e.g., EO-IR detect ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Highly-Scalable Computational-Based Engineering Algorithms for Emerging Parallel Machine Architectures

    SBC: SCIENTIFIC SIMULATIONS            Topic: AF10BT13

    ABSTRACT: In order to significantly advance the fidelity and capability of current computational engineering tools, algorithms, techniques, and software which map effectively to emerging massively parallel hardware architectures must be developed. The objective of this project is to investigate and demonstrate specific techniques for enhancing the scalability of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Securing Applications by Limiting Exposure

    SBC: SoftKrypt, LLC            Topic: AF10BT18

    ABSTRACT: This STTR Phase I project addresses exploit attempts being mounted against applications code and modules with vulnerabilities that need to be protected. The team's strategy is to"blacken"or isolate applications and the inter, and intra communications paths between them and the lnternet using innovative algorithms developed by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). We plan to ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. High Power, Room Temperature 2.4- 4 micron Mid-IR Semiconductor Laser Optimization

    SBC: NONLINEAR CONTROL STRATEGIES, INC.            Topic: AF10BT20

    ABSTRACT: The key objective of the proposal is to develop sophisticated, graphical user interface driven software tools built on fully microscopic physics to design, guide and provide feedback on growth, fabrication and evaluation of semiconductor structures that provide optical gain in the critical 2.4-4 micron wavelength window. Existing technologies are severely limited by low gain, high losse ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Self-Reconfigurable Memristor-Based Computing Architecture: Design, Fabrication, and Characterization

    SBC: Bio Inspired Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF10BT31

    ABSTRACT: The behavior of the Chalcogenide based ion-conducting memristor lends itself for use as an element in a simple neuromorphic computing circuit. The reaction of a circuit to an external stimulus may be the result of its ability to learn from previous similar, yet unrelated exposures to environmental stimulus. A highly specialized variation of the memristor, previously developed by the Ad ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Cyber-Battle Management System (CBMS)

    SBC: AVIRTEK, INC.            Topic: AF08BT06

    ABSTRACT: We are experiencing grand challenges to ensure that cyberspace resources and services can effectively tolerate epidemic-style cybperattacks, and manage automatically its resources and services. Currently, there are no effective commercial technologies to secure and protect cyberspace resources and services; they are mainly labor intensive (e.g., patch update), signature based, and not f ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Heat Transfer Prediction in Transitional Hypersonic Flow

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: AF08BT13

    ABSTRACT: Our Phase II program concentrates on extending, rectifying, and validating the ETM engineering transition model for 3D flows. ETM solves PDE"s for both transition onset and intermittency and has full 3D capabilities, shown to generate swept onset curves and variable transitional lengths downstream of the onset curve. It is incorporated into Navier-Stokes codes in a manner akin to the i ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Scale up of EO polymers and their utilization in novel nano-imprinted sub-wavelength waveguide-based Modulators and Arrays

    SBC: TIPD, LLC            Topic: AF11BT01

    ABSTRACT: The Phase II technical objectives follow directly from the Phase I effort, where all tasks necessary for RF photonic receiver fabrication were demonstrated. The Phase II effort will pursue two major objectives: 1) further development of SEO100 EO polymer based chips, packaged devices and arrays in collaboration with University of Dayton (antenna designs), taking advantage of multiphoto ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. High Power WDM Based Upon Mode Coupling

    SBC: AdValue Photonics Inc            Topic: AF13AT03

    ABSTRACT: AdValue Photonics and University of Arizona propose to demonstrate the capability of fabricating wavelength division multiplexers (WDM) for high-power fiber laser applications. It is based on AdValue Photonics"unique fused fiber technology using large-mode-area (LMA) fibers. Both polarization-maintaining (PM) and non-PM LMA fiber WDMs will be fabricated. By the end of Phase I, two proto ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  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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