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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 April, 2020.

  1. Infrared Spectrometer for the Cryovacuum Environment

    SBC: Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF103224

    The 7V and 10V space chambers at Arnold Air Force Base are deep space environment simulators developed to test high performance interceptors and surveillance sensors in deep space conditions (20K background temperature).The chambers operate over the visible to Long Wave Infrared portions of the spectra.The proposed spectrometer will be designed for integration into either space chamber to assist i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Multi-Physics Models for Parachute Deployment and Braking for Coupling with DoD CREATE-AV Kestrel

    SBC: Kord Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF18AT004

    Design analysis of parachute recovery systems has relied on a combination of core design principles, historical empirical data, and extensive testing for decades. Parachute motion involves complex phenomena involving porous bluff-body aerodynamics and highly deformable cloth. The proposed project is a plugin for the DoD CREATE-AV Kestrel simulation suite that will enable high-fidelity simulations ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. High Performance Computing for DEAP Imaging through Atmospheric Turbulence

    SBC: HIGH PERFORMANCE IMAGING LLC            Topic: AF18AT006

    Previous research indicates the digital holography (DH) methods when combined with model-based iterative reconstruction can solve the challenging problems posed by the need to image through deep turbulence real time. In this Phase I STTR research, we propose to analyze and design a high-performance computing system and associated Deep-turbulence Estimator for Anisoplanatic Propogation (DEAP) algor ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Mechanically Static High Speed 3-D Optical/Digital Holographic Polarimeter

    SBC: Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF18AT007

    Phase I of this effort involves the creation of a comprehensive end-to-end model of a novel holographic polarimeter.The polarimeter that can be constructed based on our model will be able to determine the full polarization properties (Mueller matrix elements) of scattering, reflecting and absorbing media as a function of the materials depth.Unlike previous attempts, this system will be a real-time ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Carbon NanotubeCopper Composite as Electron Emitter for Passive Spacecraft Discharging

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF18AT011

    This SBIR project will develop and demonstrate efficient electron emitter based on carbon nanotubecopper (CNT-Cu) composite for passive discharging of spacecraft in plasma environment. A spacecraft moving through harsh plasma environment collects electrons, which leads to the spacecraft charging up to several kilovolts. High voltage between different parts of the spacecraft can ignite arcing, whic ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Radio Frequency (RF) Filter Tuning Element

    SBC: INDIANA MICROELECTRONICS, LLC            Topic: AF18AT015

    This proposed effort will focus on the design, development and analysis of a high voltage BST based varactor for tunable filter applications. The high voltage BST varactor will enable wide tuning range filters with high quality factor and increased power handling and linearity. Advanced filter design techniques will also be leveraged to increase the effective quality factor of the filter resonator ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. High speed, multispectral, linear polarization display

    SBC: Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF17AT021

    To understand how insects and crustaceans sense and process light fields, researchers need a projection system that provides realistic wide field of view (FOV), high-speed imagery from UV to red (320-650nm) that includes polarization control. Insects and crustaceans have vastly different visual acuity and wavelength response from humans. In addition, some can sense polarization. Therefore, commerc ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Coupled Multi-Physics Tool for Analysis of Structural Profile Disruption Effects of Aerovehicles

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF17AT025

    High speed air vehicles operate at material strength performance limits and are at significant risk when subjected to additional localized heating that can result in softening, pitting and burn-through the material and potentially change the vehicle structural profile. These effects degrade aerodynamic performance. The team of CFDRC and UDRI proposed to develop, validate and deliver a comprehensiv ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Effects of sustained vibration and high temperature environments on polymer bonded composite materials

    SBC: LEVEL 6 ENGINEERING LLC            Topic: AF181005

    Comparatively little research has explored the influence of mechanical vibrations on energetic materials (or other polymer-bonded composite materials), despite the importance of these materials in defense-related applications.Recently, interest has started to grow, but the vast majority of research has been focused on developing a basic physical understanding, rather than establishing standardized ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Chilled Brine Separation

    SBC: En'urga Inc.            Topic: AF181011

    En'Urga is proposing to develop a low cost method of separating, Dynalene HC-40 and ethylene glycol.These fluids are currently used as brines for industrial refrigeration processes..EnUrga will evaluate the feasibility of developing a high throughput multi-channel separation device during Phase I research.The separation device will be fabricated using MEMS technology at Purdue University.During th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force

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