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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Nanotechnology and Molecular Interconnects

    SBC: NEXGENSEMI CORPORATION            Topic: AF09BT35

    Graphene has become one of the most promising new materials to form semiconductor devices and microelectronic interconnects. NexGenSemi Corporation in collaboration with Sandia National Labs will develop a “Patterned Graphene Interconnect (PGI) and material modification for nanofabrication of transistor devices. This process resolution will dip deep down into the state-of-the-art technology no ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. A Unique Focal Plane Array Detector for THz and MM Wave Imaging

    SBC: Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF09BT33

    Detecting explosives and weapons under clothing or in hand carried packages, and imaging terrain and objects through fog and smoke are two high-priority needs that can be met using light in the Terahertz frequency range. However, to image concealed threats, and aid in navigation in fog and smoke, a practical, low cost THz camera is needed. Intelligent Optical Systems (IOS) in collaboration with Re ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Theoretical Innovations in Combining Analytical, Experimental, and Computational Combustion Stability Analysis

    SBC: METACOMP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF09BT38

    The occurrence of combustion instability has long been a matter of serious concern in the development of liquid-propellant rocket engines due to the high rate of energy release in a confined volume in which energy losses are relatively small. Shear layer instabilities and intermittent growth rates of the mixing layer cause fluctuations in the burning rates and result in acoustic waves triggering ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Skin-Friction Sensor for Hypersonic Flows

    SBC: Michigan Aerospace Corporation            Topic: AF09BT32

    Michigan Aerospace Corporation proposes to develop an optical MEMS based skin friction sensor specifically designed for hypersonic applications. This instrument will be capable of shear stress resolutions as small as 0.01 Pa, have a high dynamic range, and data rates in excess of 100 Hz. The sensor will be compact and tolerant of the extreme environmental conditions of hypersonic propulsion test f ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Multifunctional Nanocomposite Structures Via Layer-by-Layer Assembly Process

    SBC: Nico Technologies Corp.            Topic: AF09BT36

    The realization of materials with record mechanical and electrical properties is of paramount importance to the Air Force and other branches of the US Armed Forces. Layer-by-layer (LBL) assembly is capable of producing nanocomposite materials with record properties surpassing those made by many traditional composite preparation techniques. However the process is time consuming and typically yiel ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Extreme Wear-Resistant Thermal Spray Coatings.

    SBC: PLASMA TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF09BT19

    The demand for higher performance and rapid transition of new technologies into extreme performance has lead to the need for engineered materials and surface modification technologies. The present proposal is focused on finding a surface engineered solution that can withstand exceptionally harsh environments such as those found in supersonic ground test tracks or rail gun environments. This SBIR p ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Near-field Fiber Laser Comb Spectroscopy (NFLCS)

    SBC: POLARONYX, INC.            Topic: AF08BT30

    Based on our success in developing the world first commercial 100 micro Joule

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
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