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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Advanced Data Processing, Storage and Visualization Algorithms for Structural Health Monitoring Sensor Networks of Naval Assets

    SBC: ACELLENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC            Topic: N10AT042

    Acellent Technologies Inc. and Prof. F. G. Yuan at North Carolina State University (NCSU) are proposing to develop a Hybrid Distributed Sensor Network Integrated with Self-learning Symbiotic Diagnostic Algorithms and Models to determine materials state awareness and its evolution, including identification of precursors, detection of microdamages and flaws near high stress area or in a distributed ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Coupled Viscous Vortex Particle Method and Unstructured CFD Solver for Rotorcraft Aerodynamic Interaction Modeling

    SBC: ADVANCED ROTORCRAFT TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: N09T009

    The rotorcraft aerodynamic interaction is a complicated problem and remains an extremely challenging aspect of rotorcraft analysis. This STTR is dedicated to developing a solution for the complicated rotorcraft aerodynamic interaction problem. The Phase I research coupled a state-of-the-art vortex particle method (VPM) with an unstructured Navier-Stokes CFD body surface solver and prototyped a hyb ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Mitigation of USV Motions via Wave Sensing and Prediction

    SBC: Advanced Scientific Concepts, LLC            Topic: N10AT036

    Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) has teamed with the Department of Ocean Engineering at The University of Rhode Island to devise a sensor suite and computer algorithm to predict ocean waves to aid autonomous boat navigation in heavy weather. The centerpiece of the sensor suite is a Lidar designed by ASC that is adapted to image the ocean at glancing angles. It’s ability to acquire a 3D s ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Innovative Application of Urban ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) Imagery for High Fidelity Training Devices

    SBC: AECHELON TECHNOLOGY            Topic: N09BT038

    Military operations in urban areas have increasingly become a key capability for our armed forces. The increased risk of use of the unique nature of large urban environments by hostile forces to their tactical advantage, and related civilian casualties, requires updated procedures, comprehensive training, and constantly evolving capabilities. Current training technologies fail to address the signi ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Integrated Thermal Management and Wafer-Scale Packaging for High-Power VCSELs

    SBC: Aerius Photonics, LLC.            Topic: MDA08T011

    Aerius Photonics is proposing to develop high-power Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) and arrays on 4” substrates with an integrated thermal management approach to improve the thermal performance on an entirely wafer-level manufacturing compatible process. This is critical as waste heat and wafer-scale manufacturing approaches are driving factors for performance and costs in a la ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. High Speed Polarization Modulation of Microcavity Lasers for Laser Radar (LADAR) Applications

    SBC: Aerius Photonics, LLC.            Topic: ST092003

    A need exists for polarization interrogating and discriminating Ladar systems to detect and discriminate defilade targets. In the proposed effort, Aerius, and our partner at the University of Illinois, will apply photonic crystal technology to extend Aerius’ high power, high wall plug efficiency, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) results to develop a stable polarization switched VC ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  7. Analysis and Modeling of Foreign Object Damage (FOD) in Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs)

    SBC: Alpha Star Corporation            Topic: N10AT010

    A significant barrier to the insertion of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials into advanced aircraft engines is their inherent lack of toughness under foreign object Damage (FOD) as well as post FOD. Our team will develop and demonstrate a physics-based model for FOD/post FOD in CMC’s. The model will incorporate physical mechanisms associated with impact for two different CMC systems: a) ma ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. A Novel Noninvasive Microwave Sensor for Quantitative Assessment of Degree of Sensitization in Marine Aluminum Alloys

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: N09T022

    In phase I, we have proven the feasibility of using the microwave cavity perturbation technique to detect and quantify DoS in marine aluminum alloys. We implemented an alpha version sensor prototype, characterized and validated its performance using ASTM G67 method. We also identified methods to further enhance the sensor sensitivity, so that DoS in the low (a few mg/cm2) to moderate range can be ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Low Cost High Durability Reactor for Logistic Fuel Reforming

    SBC: Altex Technologies Corporation            Topic: A09AT018

    Altex, a small business entity, and Pennsylvania State University (PSU), a research institution, have teamed up under this STTR program to develop the Low Cost High Durability reactor that reduces the cost of logistic fuel reforming by an order of magnitude. LCHD uses the PSU’s novel low cost catalyst and an Altex innovative reactor design with low manufacturing cost. Under the proposed program ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. High Speed Nano-Infrared Spectroscopy

    SBC: Anasys Instruments Corp.            Topic: AF08BT30

    Anasys Instruments in collaboration with University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and subcontractor Dr. Konstantin Vodopyanov propose to develop the world’s first high speed nano infrared spectroscopy (“NanoIR”) capability. By combining and extending the capabilities of infrared spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy, this breakthrough platform will provide sub-100 nm chemical mapping capa ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force

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