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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. Distributed Conformal Actuation for Simultaneously Controlling Flow Separation and Transition

    SBC: ENVIRONMENTAL ROBOTS, INC.            Topic: AF08T007

    The objective of the proposed research is the demonstration of an optimized, planar-constrained Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite (IPMC) under the influence of a low, O(10V), voltage signal as a conformal surface capable of actuation of a laminar/transitional boundary layer for the goals of transition and/or separation control. The material will be modeled using standard techniques for analyzing a st ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. NON-THERMIONIC CATHODE FOR HIGH POWER, LONG PULSE, LONG LIFETIME MAGNETRONS

    SBC: collins clark technologies inc.            Topic: AF08BT14

    In conventional microwave tubes, electrons are supplied by tunneling from specially prepared cathodes that are heated to high temperatures (>1000C),  Total current (and tube power) is limited by cathode temperature with higher power possible only with higher temperatures or more exotic cathode materials.  Operating at these temperatures results in reduced cathode lifetime and fragile tubes.  Si ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Diffusion Geometry Based Nonlinear Methods for Hyperspectral Change Detection

    SBC: Plain Sight Systems Inc            Topic: AF08BT24

    We propose a suite of nonlinear image processing algorithms derived from the analysis of the underlying diffusion geometry of a collection of hyperspectral images of interest. These tools enable the comparison of spatio-spectral features of hyperspectral images acquired under different conditions, for the purposes of target detection, change detection and anomaly assessment. This methodology also ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. NON-THERMIONIC CATHODE FOR HIGH POWER, LONG PULSE, LONG LIFETIME MAGNETRONS

    SBC: KTECH CORP.            Topic: AF08BT14

    A non-equilibrium plasma is proposed as a source to generate repetitive high current, electron beams for microwave production in a slow wave structure.  Due to the gas environment inside the hollow cathode electrode, the electron beam will generate a plasma channel minimizing beam space-charge effects allowing self-focusing.  Since the non-equilibrium plasma is effectively the electron gun catho ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Ultrashort Pulse Quantum Dot Laser for Machining Applications

    SBC: MESA PHOTONICS, LLC            Topic: AF08T029

    Optical micromachining using ultrafast lasers (< 1 ps) is an emerging technology that can create high quality nanoscale structures though a variety of matter-light interactions. Commercial success requires the development of inexpensive ultrafast laser systems that can tune system parameters for changing feature scales and removal rates in real-time. This ability requires real-time changes in fl ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Sub-aperture based EO imaging systems

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: AF08T021

    MZA proposes refinement and optimization of a novel method of atmospheric phasing for a distributed array of sub-apertures enabling high-resolution imaging. The phasing method derives tilt correction through sub-aperture image shifts used to approximate sub-aperture piston correction with linear estimation. Piston correction is optimized through image-metric-based feedback, resulting in an accur ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Development of a Renormalization Group Approach to Multi-Scale Plasma Physics Computation

    SBC: NumerEx            Topic: AF07T022

    NumerEx/UCLA propose advanced theoretical and computational research in the application of the renormalization group (RG) to speed the development of advanced methods to simulate dense plasmas exhibiting critical kinetic phenomena.  These dense plasmas combine a wealth of length and time scales by virtue of their high plasma frequencies and short Debye lengths, while still requiring long length/t ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Versatile Dense Pattern Optical Multipass Cell

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: AF07T005

    Southwest Sciences Inc., in collaboration with the University of Texas, proposes to construct, test and deliver a versatile enhanced gain multiple pass cell for optical absorption and spontaneous Raman measurements of flames.  This is achieved primarily by the use of a new multiple pass cell design capable of over 100 optical passes with a tight central spatial footprint.  This system will be de ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. 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
  10. Targets for RADAR Calibration and Test of Advanced Discrimination Technologies and Concepts

    SBC: Qynergy Corporation            Topic: MDA05T005

    Qynergy Corporation proposes to develop a unique power system for space targets for RADAR calibration and test of advanced discrimination technologies and concepts. There is a need for well-characterized cooperative space targets that can decrease reliance on expensive BMDS integrated flight tests. The space target system would consist of at least 2 objects: a cone of approximately 1-m diameter, ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
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