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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. Accelerated Burn-In Process for High Power Quantum Cascade Lasers to Reduce Total Cost of Ownership

    SBC: ADTECH PHOTONICS, INC            Topic: N20BT029

    Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs) are one of the most versatile sources of radiation in the mid-infrared range and have found applications in a variety of fields. Despite their widespread adoption, one of the main hurdles holding QCLs back from large volume manufacturing is the large cost of ownership. While QCLs, like most semiconductor devices based on III-V compounds, can leverage the economies of ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Efficient Burn-in Process for High Power QCL Lasers

    SBC: Raytum Photonics LLC            Topic: N20BT029

    Raytum Photonics teams with the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) of University of Maryland in order to come up with an efficient burn-in process to effectively screen out infant mortality and accurately predict life time for QCL lasers in shortest possible time.   The proposed burn-in process is based on an accelerated degradation model which speeds up the burn-in process by el ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Quiet Propeller using Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Thermophone

    SBC: Great Lakes Sound & Vibration, Inc.            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    The GLSV and MTU team are proposing a novel acoustic method using carbon nanotube (CNT) thin film as a thermophone embedded into the tip and trailing edge of advanced unmanned aerial vehicles to actively reduce propeller noise.  The of CNT thermophones in active noise cancellation has been demonstrated by the team in engine exhaust applications as well as fan applications to date.  The applicati ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Energy Dense, 10-Minute Charge, Long Cycle-Life Battery for eVTOL Aircraft

    SBC: EC Power Group, Inc.            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    It has become clear that the future of transportation will involve significant electrification. The simplicity of electric drive components, versatility in usable energy sources, and declining cost of energy storage devices contribute to moving the market in this direction. 5-10 minute charging of energy dense battery systems represents the next critical step forward. Despite the numerous advantag ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Universal Navigation Solution Manager

    SBC: PLANCK AEROSYSTEMS INC.            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    Planck Aero and UC San Diego will collaborate to adapt and modify technology to address defense needs by providing an innovative, modular aerial navigation system that is capable of identifying and monitoring the accuracy, availability, and integrity of sensor sources, and ingesting all data into algorithms capable of providing a precision navigation solution for the duration of a mission withou ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Novel Honeycomb Hollow Carbon Fiber Composite

    SBC: Technology Holding, LLC            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    The current commercial polyacrylonitrile (PAN) based carbon fibers such as IM7 and T300 are limited in modulus at 155 and 130 N/tex respectively. In addition, these fibers are high density (1.75 – 1.93 g/cc) and are known to exhibit buckling behavior under compression stress. If these shortcomings are overcome, a number of new applications within DOD as well as civilian markets can be enabled.  ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Development of an Autonomous Recovery Function for eVTOL Aircraft Using an Adaptive / ML Controller

    SBC: JUMP AERO INC            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    Jump Aero has partnered with Caltech’s Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies (CAST) to move adaptive control and machine learning autonomy algorithms from the lab to the real world.  We will accomplish this transition through an incremental crawl-walk-run process where the first crawl step involves a combination of certifiable hardware and a software architecture that is based on Run T ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. TEACHR: Technical Explanation of Algorithmic Choice Hierarchy and Reasoning

    SBC: Colvin Run Networks, Inc.            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    Today, predictive analytics solutions provide workflow automation and data connectivity to enable maintenance recommendations. There is a USAF-identified defense need for explainability of the resultant recommendations for decision support, enabling human users to understand, appropriately trust, and effectively manage the emerging generation of machine learning outputs. Questions to explain predi ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Multiple Hypothesis Tracking of Cyberthreats

    SBC: GCAS, Inc.            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    This Proposal addresses the tracking and forecasting a cyberthreat’s future maneuvers in compromised network. Our approach is as follows: Movement in the Network observed by Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Sensor Data = Discrete States (e.g., IP or Port Addressed per IDMEF alert format) Forecast Threat Track Vector using Multiple Hypothesis Method (MHM) Use Probabilistic Relational Model (PRM) ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Development of eVTOL Aeroacoustics Software based on Vorcat CFD

    SBC: VORCAT, INC.            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    Interest in abating noise pollution from future eVTOL vehicles utilized in urban environments is a major motivating factor for this proposed study.  Past strategies for predicting noise about aircraft and rotorcraft tended to be highly empirical leading to limited generalization and accuracy. On the other hand, modern acoustics methodologies can be employed as an effective and comprehensive means ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
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