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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. Adaptive Control of Synthetic Jet Arrays with Unknown Nonlinearities

    SBC: BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: AF04T027

    Active flow control using synthetic jet actuators has been the subject of significant research in recent years. Modulated input signals to achieve flow control objectives have been shown to be highly nonlinear and complex. Developing a comprehensive, wind tunnel-validated model of synthetic jet actuators in a single application is technically challenging and expensive. Given the varied and growi ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Advanced Finite Element Model Development for Characterization and Mitigation of Bone Conducted Sound Transmission in High Noise Environments

    SBC: Adaptive Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF06T035

    Improved characterization of the dominant paths of bone conducted sound transmission caused by external acoustic excitation for a person wearing a plug/earmuff combination is urgently needed for development of effective hearing protection in extremely high noise fields. This two phase program will achieve this ambitious goal through the extensive use of computer simulation techniques which are su ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Advanced Hearing Protection

    SBC: DOMINCA LLC            Topic: N/A

    Some ground crews for aircrafts are exposed to ambient noise levels up to 150 dB SPL: at these levels, conduction of sound through tissues is significant and may be responsible for hearing loss. Protecting the ear canal with earplugs and earmuffs cannotprevent damage caused by tissue-conducted sound. Our research partners at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, experts in bioacoustics and ...

    STTR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Carbon Fiber Nanotube Reinforced Alumina Nanocomposite

    SBC: HY-Tech Research Corp.            Topic: AF05T023

    Reinforced tough ceramics that fail gracefully are requied for structural components in airframes and engines of military and commercial airplanes. The expected toughening was not realized when alumina powder, containing carbon nanotubes (CNTs), was consolidated by hot isostatic pressing due to the destruction of the CNTs at the high temperatures encountered. HY-Tech has demonstrated in the Phase ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Crested Tunnel Barriers for Fast, High Density, Nonvolatile Memory Devices

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Crested multi-layer tunnel barriers have been proposed, which offer a revolutionary solution to overcome density to speed trade-offs characteristic of present data storage technologies. Practical implementation of the proposed technology will involve useof thin film materials which are readily manufacturable and CMOS-compatible. A critical need exists for experimental verification of the theoret ...

    STTR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Design and Synthesis of Nanostructured Corrosion Resistance Coating for Ageing Aircraft

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This STTR program would investigate the feasibility of ionic self-assembled monolayer (ISAM) synthesis techniques for the fabrication of flexible multilayer, multifunctional corrosion mitigating coatings for the protection of large area aluminum aircraftstructural components. NanoSonic and our Virginia Tech STTR partner have already demonstrated that multiple properties and morphologies may be in ...

    STTR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Diode Laser-Based Flight Test Instrumentation for Scramjets

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: AF04T012

    This Phase II STTR project will continue the research and development of a simultaneous multi-species sensor system for scramjets flight test instrumentation. The sensor system is based on modulation-frequency multiplexing to combine several laser wavelengths and using a single two-color photodiode detector to collect the laser signals along the same optical path. High-sensitivity detection of c ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Experimental Active Separation Control on a Wing Section

    SBC: Technology In Blacksburg Inc            Topic: N/A

    Technology in Blacksburg (Techsburg) and the Vibration and Acoustics Laboratories (VAL) at Virginia Tech propose to investigate the potential of a combined suction and blowing system to provide active flow control on a 2D wing (airfoil). Techsburg hasdeveloped a novel method to produce suction and blowing from the same fluidic actuator that reduces complexity over separate systems and produces mor ...

    STTR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. High Temperature, High Bandwidth Fiber Optic Pressure Sensor for Gas Turbine Applications


    Acquiring transient point measurements of pressure in gas turbine environments is very difficult using currently available sensor technology. The current state-of-the-art often requires researchers to sacrifice frequency response for increased accuracy,forcing them to make assumptions about the transient nature of the environment being monitored. Clearly, there is a need for flush-mounted senso ...

    STTR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Instrumentation for Monitoring Breath Biomarkers for Diagnosis of Health, Condition, Toxic Exposure, and Disease

    SBC: RESPIRATORY RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: AF04T017

    Exhaled breath condensate (EBC) pH is a non-invasive measurement capable of identifying lung redox- and acid-stresses that occur in association with inflammatory conditions (pneumonia, trauma, asthma), acidic gas inhalation (chlorine), and gastric acid aspiration. Phase I efforts focused on the development of methodology to continuously measure EBC pH in critically ill or injured mechanically-ven ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
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