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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. Solid Propellant Shock to Detonation Modeling and Formulation

    SBC: BUCKMASTER RESEARCH            Topic: AF08T003

    Determining the hazard classification of new propellant formulations is important for transportation safety and storage concerns. To avoid costly grain redesign and additional testing, a model that adequately predicts the shock sensitivity, including the outcome of the Naval Ordnance Laboratory Large Scale Gap Test, of modern solid propellants is required. The goals of this proposal are to develop ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Nanodielectrics with Nonlinear Response for High Power Microwave Generation

    SBC: TRS CERAMICS, INC.            Topic: AF08T030

    The proposed barium strontium titanate (BST) nanodielectric devices will combine some of the best features of bulk and thin-film based tunable dielectrics: low microwave losses, high tunability at high fields, the potential for low operating voltages, and less temperature dependent dielectric response. The miniaturization of devices and reduction of insertion losses requires developments of mater ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Improved Soft Magnetic Materials for High Power Density Electrical Machines

    SBC: Spang and Company            Topic: AF08T031

    CMU and Magnetics, A Division of Spang and Co. have developed a new high-saturation induction, high-temperature nanocomposite alloy for high-power inductors. This material has FeCo nanocrystals with an A2 or B2 structure embedded in an amorphous matrix. Field annealing resulted in a linear B-H response with a relative permeability of 1400, constant up to fields of 1.2 T. The material was used in ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Heat Transfer Prediction in Transitional Hypersonic Flow

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: AF08BT13

    Our Phase I program will extend and validate a high-speed engineering transitional model (ETM) using new CUBRC data sets (such as HIFIRE-1) of interest to the Air Force. The ETM is responsive to tunnel noise and wall heating, and predicts the overshoot in heat transfer observed in transitional data. The model solves PDEs for transition onset as well as for an intermittency parameter that blends th ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. A Toolkit for Deployable Best Practices

    SBC: Discovery Machine, Inc.            Topic: OSD08T002

    Discovery Machine, Inc. is partnered with Pennsylvania State University to produce a best practices capture system that goes beyond the storage and dissemination of lessons learned. The proposed system will leverage warfighters’ specific knowledge as deployable knowledge assets. These knowledge assets will be executable best practices that can be embedded in job aids and training systems. Th ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Ultra-Low-Noise Infrared Detector Amplifier for Next Generation Standoff Detector

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: A08T017

    This project aims to design, fabricate and characterize ultra-low-noise amplifiers for HgCdTe infrared detectors by using low-noise transistors as the active device and implementing novel noise cancellation schemes to reduce the noise figure of the amplif

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Dynamics-based Nondestructive Structural Health Monitoring Techniques

    SBC: Fbs, Inc.            Topic: AF08T016

    FBS, Inc. and The Pennsylvania State University propose the development of a novel ultrasonic structural health monitoring (SHM)/nondestructive testing (NDT) technology. The goal of our work is to bridge the gap from the short time transient ultrasonic guided wave analysis to the long time modal vibration analysis. This new technique will be sensitive to material properties, defect presence, and ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Novel Alternative Energetic Propellants for Space Propulsion

    SBC: Illinoisrocstar, L.L.C.            Topic: AF08T010

    We propose a comprehensive computational and experimental program to investigate the characteristics and dynamic behavior of novel energetic propellants for space propulsion. Several classes of advanced propellants will be considered. These include “green” propellants (no chlorine) such as GAP/ADN with and without nanostructured fuel additives, nanoscale aluminum and ice propellant, and a nove ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Dynamic Behavior of Nano-sized Particles in Novel Energetic Materials for Space Propulsion

    SBC: Illinoisrocstar, L.L.C.            Topic: AF08T010

    We propose a comprehensive computational and experimental program to investigate the charac-teristics and dynamic behavior of nano-size aluminum in novel energetic materials. Two classes of advanced propellants will be considered. The first will be composite propellants, consisting of solids including AP, HMX, RDX, or nano-aluminum with a suitable binder such as HTPB. The second will be a nanoscal ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Large Arrays of Microcavity Plasmas for Lighting and Medical Applications

    SBC: EDEN PARK ILLUMINATION, INC.            Topic: AF08T012

    EDEN PARK ILLUMINATION, INC. and the University of Illinois have formed a team to pursue the demonstration and commercialization of large arrays of microcavity plasmas capable of producing visible emission with luminous efficacies above 20 lumens/W. Originally developed in the Laboratory for Optical Physics and Engineering at the University of Illinois, microplasma array technology has recently ad ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
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