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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. Automated Acoustic Monitoring of Birdstrike Hazards

    SBC: Advanced Acoustic Concepts, Inc.            Topic: AF02T009

    Bird-aircraft collisions (birdstrikes) present a significant threat to military and commercial aircraft, and as bird populations and air traffic continue to grow, and airport/airbase operations continue to expand, the problem will steadily get worse. A majority of the efforts to solve this problem focus specifically on bird mitigation via, e.g., wildlife and environmental management. However, a ke ...

    STTR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. SCorES, A Logical Programming Environment for Distributed Systems

    SBC: ATC-NY, Inc.            Topic: AF04T023

    Distributed systems, important to civilian and military infrastucture, have steadily become more complex and steadily more difficult to understand, implement, and maintain. Addressing these dangers, a collaboration between ATC-NY and Cornell University will build a mathematically based tool, SCorES, providing powerful automated support for specifying, developing, verifying, and synthesizing re ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Automated Design Optimization for Hypersonic Plasma-Aerodynamics

    SBC: CLEAR SCIENCE CORP            Topic: AF04T009

    Clear Science Corp. and the University of Minnesota propose to evaluate and develop design optimization methods that exploit flow ionization associated with hypersonic, trans-atmospheric flight vehicles. Using magnetic fields from on-board devices, power may be extracted from ionized gas generated in the high-energy flow and electromagnetic forces can control heating and aerodynamic loading on th ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 2.3 micron High Power Continuous Wave Diode Laser Arrays

    SBC: Power Photonic            Topic: AF03T025

    For phase I of this STTR, we propose the design, fabrication, and characterization of an electrically-pumped GaSb-based one-dimensional semiconductor laser array emitting at 2.3 microns. The laser array is expected to produce 5 watts of continuous-wave power from a single room-temperature 1 cm long laser bar by the end of phase I, and will be optimized to produce 10-15 watts per bar by the end of ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Photonic Crystal Chip-scale Optical Networks

    SBC: RSOFT DESIGN GROUP            Topic: AF03T021

    This proposal aims to spur the development of the next-generation of photonic crystal (PC) design tools. While current tools can model individual PC devices, they will prove insufficient to deal with the far-increased complexity of intregrated on-chip PC networks. There is a need for tools to improve both in their raw power and ability to handle very large problems robustly, but also to treat co ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. 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
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