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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. 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
  2. Stochastic Characterization of Naval Aircraft Electromagnetic Vulnerability: ElectroMagnetic Susceptibility Threshold Analysis Techniques by Estimatio

    SBC: Andro Computational Solutions LLC            Topic: N08T006

    The objective of this research is to advance technologies for accurately and reliably characterizing the distributed fields within Naval aircraft and the associated currents on avionic systems and their interconnecting cables in the operational electromagnetic (EM) environment. This includes computing the fields and currents within aircraft cockpits, cabins and equipment bays at/near metallic wall ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. DIPAIN-Based Handheld Assay for the Detection of T-2 Toxin in Water Using a Handheld Reader

    SBC: ANP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: A10AT021

    A rapid assay for the detection of T2 trichothecene mycotoxin in water is proposed that will use ANP Technology, Inc.'s established handheld reader and rapid acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitor test ticket format. Dipain-II and other candidate Dipain derivatives will be immobilized on cellulose and other solid supports mounted as discs in wells on the existing test ticket, similar to the AChE i ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Automated Blood Component Separator

    SBC: Antek            Topic: A10AT026

    The objective of the proposed research is to develop a portable, passive system for rapid and efficient blood component separation. While a number of macro-scale devices are routinely employed in laboratory settings to separate, for example, red blood cells (RBCs) from platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and an emerging class of microfabricated devices are slowly being developed to address various low-th ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Ultrafast Hybrid Active Materials and Devices for Compact RF Photonics

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: AF09BT25

    Optical components for RF-photonic applications such as communication satellites, avionics, optical networks, sensors and phase array radar will require high speed, high capacity and low power. Due to the nature of crystalline electro-optic materials (LiNbO3, GaAs, InP, etc.) today’s commercial electro-optical devices do not perform well above 40 GHz. This limitation can be circumvented by utili ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Silicon-Based Nanomembrane Photonic and Electronic Components

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: AF08BT08

    This proposal deals with advanced design architectures for realizing silicon-based reconfigurable and stackable photonic analog signal processing engines supported on flexible or flat substrates using crystalline Si-based nanomembrane technology. Silicon nanomembranes are single crystals of Si that have been released from SOI substrates and redeposited on foreign flexible or flat substrates enabli ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Accelerated Linear Algebra Solvers for Multi-Core GPU-Based Computing Architectures

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: AF09BT18

    Many large-scale numerical simulations can be broken down into common mathematical routines. While the applications may differ, they often need to perform standard functions such as system solves, Fourier transforms, or eigenvalue calculations. Consequently, producing fast, efficient implementations of these methods will benefit a broad range of Air Force applications. Graphics Processing Units (G ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Adaptive Quantum-Dot Photodetectors with Bias-Tunable Barriers

    SBC: ESENSORS INC.            Topic: AF08BT02

    The proposed research program focuses on design, fabrication, and characterization of quantum-dot infrared photodetectors (QDIPs) which features bias-tunable parameters, including the spectral response, optical gain, and operating time. Wide variations of detector parameters can be realized through the bias-tunable potential barriers surrounding quantum dots. Changes in bias will transform the ba ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Algorithm Development for Multi-Core GPU-Based Computing Architectures

    SBC: GLOBAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: AF09BT18

    For the Phase I effort, a team comprised of experts in the areas of alternative high performance computing architectures such as the GPU, IBM Cell BE and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (Research Institution), and finite element analysis and continuum mechanics (Global Engineering Research and Technologies) has been formed to design and develop a framework and a library of algorithms optimized for ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Software System Reliability Analysis

    SBC: Grammatech, Inc.            Topic: OSD06SP4

    System reliability is a fundamental requirement for safety-critical weapons systems. A key challenge is identifying reliability problems early so that they can be fixed quickly and cheaply. Reliability problems are often integration problems: integration often reveals that flaws that seemed minor in isolated components but lead to serious system-wide reliability problems. The combination of static ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseArmy

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