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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. Exploiting Microstructural Evolution for Material and Damage State Sensing

    SBC: ADTECH SYSTEMS RESEARCH INC            Topic: AF06T037

    The objective of this project is to develop a multi-purpose combination type optical fiber sensor that enables simultaneous sensing of microstructural evolutions in the sensor materials and the environmental conditions such as pressure and temperature. It is very well known that materials subjected to fatigue and high temperature will go through microstructural changes such as plastic deformation, ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. MEMS-Based Aero-optics Simulator System

    SBC: AGILOPTICS            Topic: AF06T030

    This effort joins the MEMS-based deformable mirror technology available from AgilOptics, a New Mexico small business, with the aero-optics technology of the University of Notre Dame to develop an Aero-optics Simulator. This simulator will develop a library of aero-optics patterns to simulate atmospheric distortions for test and evaluation of military or commercial beam control systems.

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Quench-Protection Strategies for HTS Conductors

    SBC: CERAMPHYSICS, INC.            Topic: AF04T002

    The quench-protection strategy at 77 K identified in the Phase I STTR program involves depositing a thin film of a ceramic insulation having a large thermal conductivity at 77 K. Two ceramics were identified for this strategy, ZnO and Zn2GeO4, and in the Phase II STTR program the deposition properties of these ceramics will be explored (sputtering, ion-beam-assisted sputtering, pulsed laser depos ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Diamond Studded Micro Helix TWT


    A highly efficient, very wide bandwidth, diamond studded micro helix TWT for operation at 95 GHz will be designed and fabricated by means of a novel application of solid state micro fabrication technology. Because of the nature of the fabrication process proposed here, this device can be built as a single TWT or just as readily as an array of TWTs. By spatially combining the power output of seve ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Improved Pressure- and Temperature-Sensitive Paint

    SBC: Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.            Topic: AF04T001

    The Phase I technical objectives of this program were to use existing lifetime based PSP technology and identify a combination of existing probes and binder that would provide a temperature-insensitive pressure sensitive paint (PSP). This was accomplished using the current lifetime-based systems that employ two-gate detection and by adding a second probe to the standard FIB pressure paint system. ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Ballistic Imaging for Dense Spray Diagnostics in Harsh Chemically Reacting Environments

    SBC: Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.            Topic: AF06T009

    During the Phase I effort, we propose to evaluate the feasibility of performing ultrafast-laser-based ballistic imaging for studying liquid hydrocarbon and oxygen injection characteristics for possible application in bi-propellant rocket engines. Ballistic imaging has the potential to circumvent the difficulties associated with propagating light through dense media. Through the combined use of ult ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. High-current Field Emitter Arrays for Directed Energy Weapons

    SBC: Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.            Topic: AF06T018

    Field emission electron emitting arrays hold promise for use in high current density electron beam devices and can replace power consuming thermionic emitters. While single emitters can emit currents up to milliamps, large field emitter arrays are limited in total current due to non-uniformity and resulting instability problems. Solutions to these problems have been attempted using current limitin ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Application of Non-Local Effects to Lasers and Plasma Chemistry in Flowing-Gas and Pulsed Electric Discharges.

    SBC: Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.            Topic: AF06T038

    Oxygen and/or air plasmas are widely used in different processes such as etching, purifying, ashing, surface cleaning, ozone generation and for electrical oxygen/iodine laser discharges. The oxygen plasma is an important example of electronegative plasmas and has been widely studied and modeled, including non-local effects due to discharge boundaries, low pressure or unsteady-state or afterglow op ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Carbon Nanotube- Quantum Dot Nanostructures for Ultra-high Efficiency Photovoltaics

    SBC: NEWCYTE, INC.            Topic: AF06T026

    Space applications continue to be limited by the availability of cost-effective power. Significantly higher efficiency cells with lower mass and volume are required to improve performance and lower mission costs; however, improvements in conventional multijunction technology are not expected to meet the necessary performance increases. Instead, new materials and mechanisms are needed to obtain th ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Scalable Mobile Wireless Mesh Networks

    SBC: NOVA ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: AF06T008

    The proliferation of low-cost wireless devices has led to increased commercial interest in dynamic mesh networks. At the same time, similar military requirements have surfaced, stemming from Network Centric Warfare and emerging advanced MANET applications. Tactical users stand to realize enormous benefits in size, weight, power and cost by leveraging new commercial wireless technologies, with thei ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
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