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  1. Stick-to-Stress Dynamic Flight Simulation for Virtual Flight Test

    SBC: Zona Technology, Inc            Topic: AF10BT16

    ABSTRACT: ZONA proposes to develop a comprehensive virtual flight test software system by enhancing the capabilities of the ZONA's Stick-To-Stress Dynamic Flight Simulation (STS-DFS)"previously developed under AFRL contractual support. The current STS-DFS combines flight dynamic model and a nonlinear aeroelastic solver constructed based on neural net-based aerodynamic reduced order mode ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Scale up of EO polymers and their utilization in novel nano-imprinted sub-wavelength waveguide-based Modulators and Arrays

    SBC: TIPD, LLC            Topic: AF11BT01

    ABSTRACT: We present a completely novel design for the polymer waveguide portion of the EO modulators, thereby resolving the fundamentally important low-loss coupling issue. This significantly simplified and elegant design will be fabricated by a nanoimprinting process, making use of electro-optic polymers that have been scaled-up to commercial levels. These polymers will be optimized for the t ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Sensitivity Analysis Methods for Complex, Multidisciplinary Systems

    SBC: Zona Technology, Inc            Topic: AF11BT06

    ABSTRACT: The Phase I technical objective is twofold. First, the ZONA/MIT team will develop an Unsteady Aero-Structural Adjoint (UASA) methodology and implement it in a 2-D unsteady Euler solver. The objective of the effort is to investigate and resolve the technical issues involved in the development of the proposed UASA methodology. In this effort, we will first identify the pros and cons of a ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. End to End Trusted Path for Embedded Devices and Applications

    SBC: Cummings Engineering Consultants, Inc.            Topic: AF11BT15

    ABSTRACT: Smartphones are powerful computing devices that manipulate, store and transmit sensitive data and are becoming increasingly popular for malware attacks as a result. In order to use them for military purposes, a mesh of security techniques are needed in order to contain sensitive data and prevent it from leaving the device in an unapproved manner. Data separation primarily relies on addr ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Total Fatigue Life Assessment of Complicated Structures

    SBC: GLOBAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: N12AT006

    Based on the foregoing, the goal of this proposed project is to develop a novel methodology based on the peridynamic (PD) theory to predict fatigue life of aerospace structures with high fidelity. A new fatigue model will be implemented in PD framework. The model and its implementation in PD will be validated against experimental measurements. A pre- and post- processor with a graphical user inter ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Developing and validating a model to understand mixed lubrication regions for fluid-film bearings

    SBC: SENTIENT CORPORATION            Topic: N12AT010

    Under this effort, Sentient will develop mixed-EHL models to predict the performance of fluid film bearings for submarine applications. The models will consider critical design and operational parameters such as component geometry and surface finish, start up and shut down speeds/loads, and lubrication properties to predict torque, film thickness, and associated wear/efficiency. The result will be ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. High Resolution Measurement of the Coupled Velocity and Acceleration Fields of both the Fluid and Structure in Hydrodynamic Fluid Structure Interactio

    SBC: Physics, Materials, and Applied Mathematics Research L.L.C.            Topic: N12AT011

    PM & AM Research and Texas A & M University will develop an innovative non-invasive technique to meet the current DoD need for simultaneous acquisition of the velocity and acceleration fields of both a fluid and solid undergoing a fully-coupled fluid-structure interaction. Modern composite structures are being designed to flex or deform under fluid loading to attain desired performance gai ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. A Platform-Independent Framerwork for Efficient Massively Parallel Execution

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: OSD11T02

    Next-generation high-performance computers (HPCs) are built as massively parallel systems where the parallelism exists at many levels. These systems are a collection of nodes all working together. Each node generally contains more than one processor and each processor contains multiple cores. Managing and efficiently utilizing the different parallelism in such a system is a complex task. Furth ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. A Plasma Process to Produce Refractory Metal Clad Continuous Lengths of Copper Alloy Gun Rails

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: N10AT025

    An electromagnetic launcher also known as a rail gun is a major gun system the Navy is developing for long range fire support. A refractory metal cladding on a copper rail is enabling for the successful high fire rate and long life of the electromagnetic launcher. Heretofore, a successful process for adherently cladding/coating a refractory metal onto a copper rail that withstands the rigors of an ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Deep ultraviolet laser for Raman spectroscopy

    SBC: TIPD, LLC            Topic: A11aT005

    The Phase II program proposes to commercialize frequency quadrupling technology developed in the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona to build a 244 nm UV frequency quadrupled optically pumped semiconductor laser (FQ-OPSL). The laser will provide a self-contained small footprint (<1 cu. ft.) compared to commercially available Ar ion or Kr ion laser which required an externa ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseArmy

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