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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Zinc Oxide-based Spintronic Devices

    SBC: ZN TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF03T020

    Zinc oxide is a versatile material, with a wide direct band gap (~3.3eV) with the potential for highly efficient light emitters and detectors, very high radiation hardness, and has high electromechanical coupling coefficients. In addition, transition metal doped ZnO has potential for sprintronics applications. This project will develop the mechanisms for realization of new spintronics devices ba ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Wireless Strain Gage

    SBC: SAN DIEGO RESEARCH CENTER, INC.            Topic: AF05T004

    San Diego Research Center (SDRC) teamed with the University of Rhode Island's (URI) Thin Film Research Center group led by Dr. Otto Gregory will determine the feasibility of a passive wireless transponder-based solution to the wireless strain requirement. Our unique and novel solution is based on a passive microwave circuit deposited directly on the engine fan blade. The passive RF transponder ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Wireless Sensing for Survivable Machinery Control

    SBC: SAN DIEGO RESEARCH CENTER, INC.            Topic: N05T020

    San Diego Research Center (SDRC) teamed with UCLA's Embedded Computing group will develop, validate, and demonstrate the feasibility of a magnetic-induction based wireless bridge for use in effectively communicating data through steel wall bulkheads located onboard naval combatants. In addition, we will develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a network architecture and management structure to ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Wireless Sensing for In-Situ Impact and Damage Location in Anisotropic Aerospace Structures

    SBC: Nextgen Aeronautics, Inc.            Topic: AF08BT27

    The ability to quickly and inexpensively detect and identify incipient damage in aerospace structural components before catastrophic failure occurs has become a pressing need for the Air Force. Acoustic emission technologies have been explored extensively over the last 30 years for NDE and structural health monitoring applications, but significant limitations exist in practically implementing this ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Windable Lithium-ion Conducting Ceramic Electrolytes

    SBC: Chemat Technology, Inc.            Topic: A09AT011

    Lithium-air battery consists of a lithium anode electrochemically coupled to atmospheric oxygen through an air cathode. The major advantages of lithium air batteries are that air cathode active material, oxygen, is not stored internal to cell system and lithium anode being extremely lightweight metal with a highest theoretical specific energy density. This energy density is well comparable with t ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Wideband Tunable Bandstop Filters Based on High Reliability MEMS Varactors

    SBC: Freeform Wave Technologies, LLC            Topic: N11AT016

    Co-site interference is a common source of jamming aboard naval vessels where several high power systems such as radars and electronic warfare equipment are co-located on same mast or in close vicinity of communication systems. High power transmissions from these systems act as local source of jamming and can be disruptive to the function of the communication radios also operating in the same envi ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Wideband Metamaterial Antennas Integrated into Composite Structures

    SBC: Nextgen Aeronautics, Inc.            Topic: N10AT021

    A team led by NextGen Aeronautics Inc., and working with San Diego State University proposes the development of redundant wideband antennas that are embedded in composite armor structures The planned work builds upon the team’s extensive prior experience in conformal load-bearing antenna structures (CLAS), antenna design, and metamaterials. The proposed antenna is a combination of concepts that ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Wide Bandgap Material and Device Development

    SBC: SP3 CORP.            Topic: MDA04T018

    The purpose of the proposed research is to develop GaN molecular beam epitaxy on diamond substrates up to 3 inches in diameter. This unique substrate/epilayer combination will provide electronic materials suitable for high-power and opto-electronic devices without the commonly observed limitations due to the production of excess heat during device operation. The resulting devices will have built- ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Wearable Neurophysiological Monitoring Device for Circadian Rhythm Assessment and Intervention

    SBC: Cognionics, Inc.            Topic: A16AT014

    This Phase I STTR project will develop a platform to demonstrate high-quality, multi-modal acquisition of neurophysiological signals, including EEG, heart rate/blood oxygenation via photoplethysmography (PPG), electrodermal (EDA) activity, temperature plus environmental factors such as ambient light and sound in a simple, wearable headband. The hardware will be coupled with the development of a cl ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Wearable Electrophysiologic Sensor Suite for Detection of Neurotoxic Effects

    SBC: Quantum Applied Science And Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This program combines a breakthrough in electrophysiologic sensors with state-of-the-art (SoA) research into the determination of cognitive state and autonomic arousal. The sensor breakthrough enables accurate measurement of bioelectric signals withoutcontact to the skin, even operating through clothing if desired. The target configuration for the prototype system to be built in Phase II is a sma ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseArmy
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