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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 September, 2020.

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Pantograph: Secure, Cross-domain Object Models

    SBC: ATC-NY, Inc.            Topic: AF13AT08

    ABSTRACT: Most cross-domain information flows require some human intervention to ensure that the requirements for releasability are met. Such intervention is expensive and slow, and can form a bottleneck in operations. Unfortunately, fully automated sharing of information across security domain boundaries is also fraught with difficulties due to problems with identifying releasable information, a ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. 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
  5. Broad-Spectrum PV Devices Based on Charged Quantum Dots

    SBC: Optoelectronic Nanodevices LLC            Topic: AF13AT13

    ABSTRACT: This project addresses the need for high-efficiency broad-spectrum PV cells. The proposed original PV design is based on quantum dots with built-in charge (Q-BIC), where the dot charging is realized by selective doping of dot medium. The preliminary data demonstrate that the charged dots placed in a single p-n-junction strongly enhance harvesting and conversion of sub-bandgap photons an ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Multifunctional Integrated Sensing Cargo Pocket UAS

    SBC: Centeye, Inc.            Topic: AF19AT016

    The overall goal of this project is to prototype a physical robust autonomous nano UAS having the following characteristics: 1) It can handle repeated contacts with hard obstacles at speeds up to 10 meters per second, 2) it includes integrated chemical sensing capable of identifying and homing in on chemicals of interest, 3) it incorporates autonomy technology enabling auto hover and avoidance of ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Technical training software platform using machine learningand AR for Air Force maintenance and service operation

    SBC: Distat Co.            Topic: AF19BT001

    A comprehensive technical training software platform combining computer visionand Augmented Reality (AR) technologies can transform the human learningprocess and experience. Computer vision is leveraged to understand the physicalenvironment, while AR is used to superimpose contextual information onto thephysical world. We aim to provide software solution using AR tools and systemsto address specif ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Open Call for Science and Technology Created by Early-Stage (e.g. University) Teams

    SBC: ESTAT Actuation, Inc.            Topic: AF19BT001

    Designing actuation hardware for autonomous systems is challenging due to the high weight and power consumption of conventional actuators and clutches. Compared to existing clutch technologies, the electroadhesive clutches produced by ESTAT have exceptional holding force as a ratio of both mass and power consumption. They weigh 10x less and consumes 1000x less power than other clutching technologi ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Space-Based Computational Hyperspectral Machine Vision using Compressed Sensing Neural Networks

    SBC: Kent Optronics, Inc.            Topic: AF19AT015

    In this STTR Phase I proposal, Kent Optronics (KOI) together with its partner, Rice University, propose to develop novel deep learning algorithms to perform machine vision tasks such as target recognition and tracking utilizing the direct measurements from a compressive hyperspectral imaging system. By skipping the hypercube reconstruction, this combination of hardware and software will allow real ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. ENHANCEEnabling Hybrid Anodes with Nano-Carbon Electrodes

    SBC: Cellec Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF19AT014

    The objective of this research program is to develop an ultra-lightweight carbon nanotube-lithium metal (CNT-Li) hybrid anode to enable high energy density lithium ion cells. These CNT-Li anodes will be paired with carbon nanotube enhanced high areal loading (mAh/cm2) cathodes to achieve cell-level energy densities that exceed 400 Wh/kg at the cell-level and have the potential to exceed 500 Wh/kg. ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
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