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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.

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  1. Variable Leg Length Ground Robot with Novel Prismatic Actuators

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: HR001119S003523

    Triton Systems, Inc. will work in collaboration with Professor Mark Yim of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) to design a viable, robust ground robot with novel, reconfigurable actuators. This robot can reconfigure from a wheeled state to a legged state, enabling it to overcome tall obstacles and rough terrain. This ground robot will also be of a modular nature, able to be combined with others ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  2. Open, Programmable, Affordable Distributed Propulsion Control System


    The Agility Prime Air Vehicle requires a distributed propulsion control system.  New Eagle proposes a hierarchical control system using the Rugged UAS control components of Raptor™ Open Architecture system and Control Algorithms developed in partnership with Georgia Tech. The proposed hierarchical architecture allows for advanced flight control and diagnostics safety functions in flight man ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Leveraging Next Generation Artificial Intelligence to Improve Readiness

    SBC: MALUM CORPORATION            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    Malum Terminus Technologies, Inc. AFX20D-TCSO1-0393 Leveraging Next Generation Artificial Intelligence to Improve Readiness Malum Terminus Technologies, Inc. (MTTI) is an artificial intelligence (AI) startup exclusively licensing IP developed by the Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) under a 3 year ONR Code 30 effort that demonstrated success predicting athletes’ musculoskeletal injuries (MSK-I) an ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. OASES: Open Autonomy/Safety Enhancement System

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL), Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), and Agility Prime operations will require advanced autonomy and perception capabilities to ensure reduced operator workload and operating costs, and enable future unmanned operations. In fact, in many instances, the move towards unmanned operations is key to the business case for longer term eVTOL commercial operations. Before thes ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Novel Efficient Power Generation for Extended Range UAVs

    SBC: Mesodyne Inc.            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    Mesodyne has developed a new class of power generator that fits in the palm of your hand - the Light-cell power generator. Its ultra-high energy density increases the endurance of drones 10X over batteries alone. Mesodyne’s generator converts any fuel to electricity with no moving parts, achieving energy densities of 1000-2000 Wh/kg. In this Phase I, Mesodyne will explore the feasibility of a ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Lightweight Protection Systems of Direct-Current Propulsion Power Link


    With the advent of aircraft propulsion electrification, the need for highly effective, lightweight power protection systems is imperative. Current protection schemes consist of combinations of melting fuses and/or thermo-magnetic circuit breakers. These devices are effective and reliable, but have a number of short-comings such as lack of precision and negative ambient temperature impacts; bulkine ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Implementation of BatPaC Battery Sizing Software in AxSTREAM® Platform for eVTOL System Level Simulation

    SBC: Softinway, Inc.            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    With the rise of concerns for sustainable vehicles there is an exponentially growing need for hybridization and electrification of VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircrafts - eVTOL. These advanced air mobility aircrafts present some significant advantages over traditional VTOL like helicopters and over airplanes in both military and civilian situations meant to dispatch resources or personnel ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Technological assessment for Agility Prime

    SBC: TechNext Inc            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    TechNext provides a comprehensive granular account of the pace of technological change. More specifically, the algorithm estimates yearly performance improvement rates for nearly all definable technologies for the first time. It does this by creating a correspondence of all patents within the US patent system to a set of technology domains. A technology domain is a body of patented inventions achi ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. UAS Traffic Management for Dense Air Environments and Logistics Efficiencies


    A major challenge is how to enable 100’s or 1000’s of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to fly safely at the same time over an urban or other dense airspace. The proposed STTR Phase I research extends and applies previously developed University of Utah technologies for a a lane-based Urban Air Mobility system, where flights are scheduled along lanes. The proposed effort will specify scenarios of ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Hybrid Electric X-Engine for VTOL Propulsion Systems

    SBC: Liquidpiston, Inc.            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    LiquidPiston Inc. (LPI) and the University of Wisconsin - Madison propose to investigate the technical, scientific, and commercial viability of applying LPI's patented thermodynamic cycle and rotary "X" engine architecture as a hybrid-electric propulsion system to support Group 3 eVTOL SUAS as well as Urban Air Mobility (and "Orbs").  Specifically, 1) the team will investigate and optimize thr ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
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