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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. Quantum and Nanostructure Enhanced Epitaxial Lift-Off Solar Cells

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: AF13AT13

    ABSTRACT: MicroLink and its collaborators, Rochester Institute of Technology and Magnolia Solar, will develop a high-efficiency, single-junction, epitaxial lift-off (ELO) GaAs solar cell by incorporating nano-scale features, such as quantum dots and optically functional textures, within the solar cell structure. The principal technical objective of the project is to increase the AM0 efficiency o ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Nondestructive Concrete Characterization System

    SBC: NLA DIAGNOSTICS LLC            Topic: A12aT013

    During covert operations, the U.S. Army may be required to breach a concrete structure using a controlled explosion. When choosing the most effective charge size and placement, it is vital to perform a rapid field assessment of the material and structural properties of the target structure. However, high strength concrete materials (such as Ultra-High Performance Concrete), including steel fiber r ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. Nonequilibrium Plasma-Assisted Combustion-Efficiency Control in Vitiated Air

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: AF13AT04

    ABSTRACT: CU Aerospace (CUA) and team partner the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) propose to perform research, development and demonstration of experimental quenching free measurements of heat-release in a realistic highly turbulent plasma-assisted flame. Kinetics models will be correspondingly updated and detailed 3D multiphysics simulations will be validated by the measuremen ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Microvascular Composites for Novel Thermal Management Devices

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: AF13AT09

    ABSTRACT: Living systems rely on pervasive vascular networks to enable a plurality of biological function, exemplified by natural composite structures that are lightweight, high-strength, and capable of mass and energy transport. In contrast, synthetic composites possess high strength-to-weight ratios but lack the dynamic functionality of their natural counterparts. CU Aerospace, with team partne ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. 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
  6. Ultrafast Physical Random Number Generation Using Hybrid Boolean Networks

    SBC: Eno River Technologies Co.            Topic: A14AT002

    Eno River Technologies and Duke University propose to develop Hybrid Boolean Network (HBN) technology for ultrafast physical random number generation. HBNs are circuits composed partly of unclocked logic elements that exhibit chaotic dynamics and clocked elements that provide readout and synchronization to the system bus. It is hypothesized that the chaotic elements amplify electronic noise in t ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Low Power Monolayer MoS2 Transistors for RF Applications

    SBC: KYMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: A14AT008

    Utilizing a novel solid/gas source CVD reactor designed for the growth of large area (substrates up to 4"in diameter) MoS2 single layer (SL) and multiple layer (ML) films, and leveraging already demonstrated capabilities in the growth and fabrication of 2D-FETs based on graphene and WSe2, we are proposing the growth, fabrication and testing of MoS2-based RF FETs. Utilizing a novel and optimized s ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Solar Blind MgZnO Photodetectors

    SBC: AGNITRON TECHNOLOGY, INC            Topic: A13AT006

    This project address the fabrication of solar blind detectors from the MgZnO material system. Both MBE and MOCVD material growth techniques will be used for deposition of the required material layers. Simulation software we be used to aid in the design of the photodetector structure. Devices will be fabricated from the grown structures and their electrical and optical characteristics determined.

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Parallel Two-Electron Reduced Density Matrix Based Electronic Structure Software for Highly Correlated Molecules and Materials

    SBC: RDMChem LLC            Topic: A14AT013

    Two-electron reduced-density-matrix (2-RDM) methods represent all of the electrons in any molecule or material with only two electrons by replacing the wave function by the 2-RDM as the basic variable for quantum many-electron theory. The 2-RDM methods, developed by David Mazziotti at The University of Chicago with support from the Army Research Office, have polynomial scaling with system size, al ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 and Water to Syngas

    SBC: DIOXIDE MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: AF11BT07

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this project is to move an energy efficient process for the conversion of carbon dioxide and water into syngas, a key feedstock for the production of synthetic chemicals. BENEFIT: If we are successful we will have a new process to convert air water and sunlight into transportation fuels. That will result in a domestic source of fuels that does not compete with the foo ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
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