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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. Aerosol Plasmon-Enhanced Laser Desorption Ionization

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: AF09BT34

    Aerodyne Research, Inc. (ARI) and The University of Massachusetts at Amherst will collaborate to develop a novel technique for efficient mass spectrometric analysis of high molecular weight analytes such as proteins and polymers. Laser desorption and ionization with minimal analyte fragmentaton will be carried out on metal nanoparticle substrates in a particle beam sampled by Aerodyne’s proprie ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Uncooled Photomechanical Terahertz Imagers

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF09BT33

    Agiltron and the University of Massachusetts Lowell will develop a transformational terahertz (THz) imager based on Agiltron’s established optical readout photomechanical imaging technology. The photomechanical imager contains a MEMS-based focal plane array that transduces THz radiation into a visible signal for capture by a high-performance CCD imager. By leveraging the advances made in the fie ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Instrumentation for Nanoscale Spectroscopy

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: AF08BT30

    We propose to develop a combination Tip-Enhanced Raman Scattering and Shear-Force Microscopy (TERS-SFM) instrument to study the composition and morphology of nanoparticles, surfaces, and biofilms on any substrate material. The instrument developed during Phase I will rely upon Scanning Tunneling Microscopy combined with TERS (TERS-STM) to test the effects of various excitation wavelengths and tip ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. High Speed Nano-Infrared Spectroscopy

    SBC: Anasys Instruments Corp.            Topic: AF08BT30

    Anasys Instruments in collaboration with University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and subcontractor Dr. Konstantin Vodopyanov propose to develop the world’s first high speed nano infrared spectroscopy (“NanoIR”) capability. By combining and extending the capabilities of infrared spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy, this breakthrough platform will provide sub-100 nm chemical mapping capa ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Adaptive multi-mode photodetector and focal plane array

    SBC: APPLIED NANOFEMTO TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: AF09BT37

    Multi-modal (including spatial, spectral and polarimetric) photodetectors and focal plane arrays (FPA) can dramatically enhance the target detection, tracking and identification capability of a battle field sensing system. Most existing multi-spectral polarimetric sensing systems employ dispersive optics (gratings or prisms), or external polarizer technologies to obtain spectral and polarimetric c ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Novel protocol for Quantum Key Distribution

    SBC: G. A. Tyler Associates, Inc.            Topic: AF09BT21

    The proposed effort develops the understanding required to assess the utility of using OAM states and quantum entanglement as a novel protocol for quantum key distribution for propagation through an aberrating medium such as the atmosphere. In addition a conceptual design of an experiment that is appropriate to further the development of this capability will be developed on the proposed Phase I e ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Advanced Auditory Modeling for Acoustic Analysis

    SBC: BIOMIMETIC SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF09BT12

    The human auditory system out-performs all current machine-based systems for analyzing and interpreting real world acoustic environments. Central to that human performance is the method of auditory scene analysis used by listeners and the mechanisms that allow creation of auditory objects. BioMimetic Systems has implemented real-time biomimetic algorithms in embedded hardware based on the ‘what ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Tools for Modeling & Simulation of Molecular and Nanomaterials for Optically Responsive Devices

    SBC: EIC LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: AF09BT30

    The effective de novo prediction of linear and nonlinear optical properties of materials would be a great resource for developers of military and commercial optical devices. Of particular military interest are multiphoton processes that can be optimized for laser protection as well as for improving photovoltaic efficiencies above the Shockley–Queisser limit, for photodynamic therapy and for opti ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Multi-scale Physics-Based Models for High Strength Titanium Alloys Accounting for Higher-Order Microstructure Statistics.

    SBC: Global Engineering and Materials, Inc.            Topic: AF09BT29

    The goal of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of new multi-scale models for linking higher order micro-structure descriptions to failure initiation and crack propagation for high cycle fatigue of high strength titanium alloys. This includes new high temperature materials such as the lightweight intermetallic titanium aluminide turbine blades to be used in the lower pressure sections ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Innovative Combat Simulation to Craft Tomorrow’s UAV Operational Doctrine

    SBC: HPS Simulations            Topic: AF09BT31

    Existing computer combat wargames offer a sophisticated and high fidelity base platform for accurately modeling standard combat scenarios. However, the rapid development of UAV capabilities in terms of sizes, weapons, sensors, communications and flight ability is presenting a new challenge for these simulations. At the same time, the general state of world affairs is changing such that the likeli ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
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