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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY21 is not expected to be complete until September, 2022.

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Microwave manufacturing of large composite components utilizing hybrid carbon nanomaterial heaters

    SBC: Advanced Manufacturing LLC            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    The overarching goal of this proposal is to establish the feasibility of using an engineered mix of GNPs/CNTs as nanoheaters for rapid and uniform curing of large-scale composite structures OOA with minimal void formation while retaining aerospace/grade properties.  This goal will be achieved by:   Deposit an engineered mix of GNPs/CNTs nanoheaters on the surface of flat prepregs and dry carbon ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. IMSAR Low-SWaP Sense and Avoid Solution for eVTOL/UAM Platforms

    SBC: Imsar LLC            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    The US Air Force, along with the commercial aerospace industry, are actively engaged in developing electric-powered Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL)/Urban Air Mobility (UAM) platforms capable of responding to disaster events, providing humanitarian aid, and performing logistics missions. IMSAR LLC, in partnership with Brigham Young University (BYU), proposes to provide a reliable, multi-functi ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Attenuating airborne and structure borne sound from an autonomous vehicle exhaust system using novel geometries

    SBC: Cobra Aero, LLC            Topic: AFX20DTCSO1

    Operational security cannot be understated.  The ever-changing face of warfare, particularly in frequent adversarial transition from state to non-state actors has required continual growth in the way our U.S. military approaches conflicts.  With increasing regularity, our front-line teams courageously enter tactical situations that have greater and greater strategic outcomes.    To that point ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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