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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. 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
  2. 3 Dimensional Nano-Scale Reinforcement Architecture for Advanced Composite Structures

    SBC: Carbon Solutions, Inc            Topic: AF04T020

    In Phase II of this project we will capitalize on the successful incorporation of carbon nanotubes into carbon fabrics, by optimizing the process and scaling the technique for the manufacture of large 3-D composites that will be of use to the aerospace industry and the Air Force. In Phase I we successfully demonstrated the feasibility of incorporation of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into carbon fibers ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Environmentally-Benign Oxidizers for Propulsion

    SBC: FLUOROCHEM, INC.            Topic: AF06T007

    Ammonium perchlorate (AP) is the most commonly used oxidizing ingredient in solid propellant formulations. It carries a sufficient excess of oxygen to allow for the combustion of the required binder and added metal, such as aluminum. One major drawback of AP is its chlorine content which results in the formation of hydrochloric acid (HCl) as a combustion product and can cause environmental probl ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Seamless Sensor Network Communications

    SBC: Irvine Sensors Corporation            Topic: AF04T015

    Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) together with the University of Southern California (USC) propose to build a prototype sensor environment (Figure 1) using multiple SCOUT modules. A SCOUT Module is a very compact miniature hardware platform consisting of a reconfigurable processing support for multi-antenna structure (Multiple input multiple output - MIMO) using multi-carrier schemes (Orthogonal ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Advanced Antenna Pattern Prediction Software

    SBC: MATHEMATICAL SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS INC            Topic: AF05T018

    The present text proposes development of a software infrastructure for the prediction of antenna patterns on and around aircraft, for frequencies throughout the electromagnetic spectrum - including UHF through L bands as well as arbitrarily high frequencies - and applicable to aircraft which, like those designed for low observability, contain non perfectly conducting surface materials. Relying on ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Combustion Stability Innovations for Liquid Rocket

    SBC: METACOMP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF06T005

    The proposed effort can provide the framework for a unified modeling & simulation program to substantially improve the capability for understanding, analyzing, and predicting the underlying mechanisms dictating the combustion stability characteristics of liquid-propellant rocket engines. Emphasis will be placed on the effects of atomization, mixing, and distributed combustion of liquid oxygen (LO ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Hearing Protection for High-Noise Environments

    SBC: MONOPOLE RESEARCH            Topic: AF06T035

    We propose to develop high-fidelity numerical simulation tools to be used in the analysis and assessment of bone conduction of sound in the human head and the desigh of noise protection devices. The proposed approach utilizes boundary and volumetric integral equation methods, and will constitute an extension of our currently developed approach from acoustics to coupled elasticity-theory and acou ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Low-Cost, Laser Process for Synthesizing Nanolayered Solar Cells

    SBC: NANOTRON            Topic: AF06T026

    A low-cost laser process for synthesizing nanolayers in solar cells is proposed. The net effect of these nanolayers is a wide absorption of the solar spectrum. In this proposed process a laser is used to form many p-n junctions in a thin, lightly doped wafer. Each p-n junction formed will be unique so that each p-n junction converts a different range of the sunlight’s spectrum into current.

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Mechanically Adaptive Materials for Morphing Aircraft Skins

    SBC: Nextgen Aeronautics, Inc.            Topic: AF06T017

    The main goal of the proposed research is to develop a material with a high modulus ratio (Ez / Ex = 105 ) by the end of Phase II. This material is ideally suited for use in morphing aircraft that require large shear strains of the skin, while limiting out-of-plane pillowing at the same time. The major effort during the beginning of the program will be to characterize Shape Memory and Electroactiv ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Flex-Skins Using Cellular Cores (XSCL)

    SBC: Nextgen Aeronautics, Inc.            Topic: AF06T013

    Morphing aircraft structures have been under focused development over the last five years, primarily under DARPA and Air Force sponsorship. NextGen has been a leader in this effort; prior and on-going work by the NextGen team has identified significant technology barriers which need fundamental understanding as well as innovative solutions. Key among these is the development of skins which have in ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
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