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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. New Generation Hybrid Carbon/Ceramic Nanocomposites

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF05T023

    Based on in-depth experience with advanced optical ceramics, nano-particle coating, nanoceramic sintering and superplasticity deformation, in this program, Agiltron, Inc. and Florida International University propose to develop next generation airframe and engine materials made of CNT/alumina nano-composites. The proposed approach uniquely combines low-cost and potentially large scale technology of ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Polymer-ceramic Nanocomposites for High Power Capacitors

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF06T002

    We propose to develop new polymer-ceramic nanoparticle composites for high power capacitors. The new approach combines the leading-edge nanomaterials development and manufacturing at Agiltron will transfer the high dielectric constant fillers to our new nanodielctrics with extremely improved breakdown strength and extensively lowered dielectric loss. We expect to fully overcome the problems of cu ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Two-Dimensional Micro-Colloid Thruster Fabrication

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: AF04T005

    The specific opportunity to be addressed in this research is the exploitation of new scientific understanding about electrospray phenomena and novel micro-fabrication technology for use in new space missions that call for precise, flexible and efficient propulsion. Information gained during the course of this program should enable the production of electrosprays consisting of droplets or ions whi ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Coaxial High Energy Thruster for Rapid Maneuvering of Space Assets

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: AF06T001

    Busek Co. Inc. and Stanford University propose to jointly develop and test a high power plasma propulsion concept called the Coaxial High EnerGy (CHENG) thruster. This high efficiency (> 85%) pulsed system will be capable of average thrust levels commensurate to chemical propulsion (10^4 N/m^2), but with an Isp comparable to electrostatic propulsion (4000-50,000 s). Both thrust and Isp will be va ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. A High Current Microfabricated Carbon Nanotube Field Emitter Array with Ballasting

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: AF06T018

    High current density carbon nanotube-based field emission arrays with uniform emission will be developed under this program. Working in conjunction with MIT, microfabrication techniques will be used to produce high density arrays of CNT emitters on substrates which incorporate feedback to ensure uniformity of emission between emitters. The feedback techniques employed will minimize thermal effec ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Enhancing IPB with Representations of Meta-information (EPROM)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: AF06T031

    Modern military operations increasingly require decision-makers to reason predicatively about adversary actions and the battlespace environment – a task made more challenging due to meta-information (i.e., qualities of information such as uncertainty or staleness). Understanding the role of meta-information in reasoning about intelligence and developing methods for effectively portraying it ha ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Nanotube Transparent Electrodes for Nanomaterial Photovoltaics

    SBC: Eikos, Inc.            Topic: AF06T026

    Eikos Inc. and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory propose to develop nanomaterial transparent electrodes to enhance the efficiency of three junction solar cells. Eikos leads the world in developing transparent conductive electodes based on carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Branded as Invisicon®, our patented technology has already been successfully employed to improve solar cell performance. Eikos c ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Real-Time Resource Optimization of a UAV Network for Continuous Video Tracking

    SBC: Parietal Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF06T020

    Networks of UAV’s equipped with video sensors promise an affordable capability to keep track of moving ground targets of military interest in an urban environment in the presence of target occlusion, clutter, and other background traffic. But maintaining continuous track on multiple targets that move in and out of the field of view of any single UAV’s sensor poses a significant problem of cont ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. High Spatial and Temporal Resolution Velocimetry Measurements for Microfluidic Devices

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: AF04T024

    Microscale and nanoscale fluid engineering is an emergent technology with applications in many areas including micro-gas turbine engines, space propulsion, biotechnology, and materials processing. Uncertainties in the near-wall velocity flow and in the exact nature of the fluid-solid boundary condition become particularly important for microengineering applications where careful control of flow r ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
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