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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 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
  4. Volume Charge Distribution Measurement in Thin Dielectrics

    SBC: Box Elder Innovations, LLC            Topic: AF11BT20

    ABSTRACT: Over half of spacecraft system anomalies attributed to interactions with the natural space environmentincluding electron upsets, damage to components, power system debilities, and complete satellite failuresare attributed to spacecraft charging. While measurements of electron emission, surface potential and electrostatic breakdown provide important information, the"holy grail"of materi ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Variable Thrust/Specific Impulse Electrospray Propulsion

    SBC: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation            Topic: AF08BT09

    Yale University and Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) propose to develop a single propellant electrospray micro-thruster for space propulsion with a wide specific impulse range, from 500s at the low end to >2500s, with the goal of 10,000s, while maximizing the performance. Three key prior accomplishments have motivated the formation of this team: Yale, working with ARL has demonstrated M ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Validation Experiments to Measure Transient Aerothermoelastic Response of a Curved Panel to Hypersonic Flows

    SBC: Metrolaser, Inc.            Topic: AF16AT24

    An experiment to obtain validation data on the transient aerothermoelastic response of a curved panel in hypersonic flows will be designed and evaluated for its feasibility. Significant challenges must be overcome for a successful experimental campaign i...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. User-Safe "Virtual Laboratory" Environment for High-Voltage Radiation Source Experiments

    SBC: Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.            Topic: AF04T006

    The Computational Virtual Laboratory for High Voltage Radiation Experiments (VLAB) will be a computer-based laboratory for carrying out experiments with high-voltage, high-current electron-driven sources of electromagnetic radiation. Applications for the VLAB include studies of fundamental physics in the high-voltage, high-current environment; high power microwave sources for directed energy weapo ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Ultraviolet Generation by Atmospheric Pressure Micro-Hollow Cathode Discharges

    SBC: Ultraviolet Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A new deep-ultraviolet light source has been developed which employs a microhollow cathode discharge formed in cathode cavities with dimension on the order of 100¿n¿Ym. The hollow-cathode lamp has numerous advantages over other light sources, includingoperation at relatively low voltages in a quiescent DC or repetitively pulsed mode, linear control of the intensity by controlling the current ...

    STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Ultrahydrophobic Coatings

    SBC: Seashell Technology LLC            Topic: AF05T014

    The development of ultrahydrophobic coatings that are safe, economic, and applicable to a variety of different materials will result in significant savings due to the prevention of any water-caused damage such as corrosion and reduced maintenance requirements. Recent studies evalating naturally occuring ultrahydrophobic properties in plants have identified the so-called "Lotus Effect", where super ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Ultradense Plasmonic Integrated Devices and Circuits

    SBC: ULTIMARA INC.            Topic: AF08BT18

    We propose to develop ultradense plasmonic integrated devices and circuits for optical interconnect compatible with the electronic circuitry. In our proposal, we will employ engineered metallic nanostructures that combine energy concentration by plasmonic lenses and retardation-based plasmonic resonances to even further boost the efficiency of materials exhibiting optical nonlinearity. These plas ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
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