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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 September, 2020.

  1. Next-generation ad hoc networking through joint cognitive routing and spread-spectrum channelization

    SBC: Andro Computational Solutions LLC            Topic: AF10BT09

    ABSTRACT: The primary objective of this STTR project is to develop a completely new approach to cognitive joint routing and spectrum allocation that will enable next-generation cognitive wireless networking between space, air, and ground USAF assets. The majority of cognitive radio network proposals rely on the notion of spectrum holes. This proposal will develop a system where cognitive users tr ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Self-Reconfigurable Memristor-Based Computing Architecture: Design, Fabrication, and Characterization

    SBC: Bio Inspired Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF10BT31

    ABSTRACT: The behavior of the Chalcogenide based ion-conducting memristor lends itself for use as an element in a simple neuromorphic computing circuit. The reaction of a circuit to an external stimulus may be the result of its ability to learn from previous similar, yet unrelated exposures to environmental stimulus. A highly specialized variation of the memristor, previously developed by the Ad ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. High frequency direction-finding system based on high-Tc Ion-Damaged Josephson Junction SQUID arrays

    SBC: HYPRES, INC.            Topic: AF10BT40

    ABSTRACT: The overall goal of this project is to develop a small size, weight and power Direction Finding (DF) system based on SQUID array technology. High sensitivity, linearity, wide bandwidth of SQUID arrays antenna sensors will be enable close spacing of smaller antennas even for HF range. The SQUID arrays will be fabricated using high-temperature superconductor ion damaged Josephson junct ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Cyber Superiority for Air Force Combatant Commanders: Integrated Air/Space/C2/Cyber Dynamic Spectrum Exploitation for Enhanced Situational Awareness

    SBC: Andro Computational Solutions LLC            Topic: AF08BT06

    ABSTRACT: This effort is to investigate advanced cyberspace capabilities that can integrate global and theater resources in support of the combatant commander in order to provide operators with robust situational awareness, control of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum, and maneuverability in cyberspace. A prototype spectrum exploitation/control and cyber security capability will be developed for ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Electrical power generation for sustained high speed flight

    SBC: Rivis, Inc.            Topic: AF08BT25

    ABSTRACT: The potential of scramjet engines for use by the U.S. military would revolutionize countermeasures enabling rapid responses to global hot spots. The scramjet traveling at hypersonic speed cannot use rotary power typically employed at sub-Mach velocities, while auxiliary power units and batteries add weight, volume, and system complexity. Thus, alternative power sources are sought to ai ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Narrowband Perfect Absorber using Metamaterials

    SBC: Phoebus Optoelectronics LLC            Topic: CBD11102

    We propose a metamaterial-enhanced microbolometer with strong absorption over a narrow band that is dynamically tunable over the 8-10 micron band. A single-layer photonic metamaterial consisting of a thin metal film perforated with a 2-D array of dielectric apertures will be deposited on an amorphous-Silicon layer acting as an absorber and bolometer. The metamaterial, in conjunction with planar di ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  7. Multiplex Microsphere Assay for Botulinum Neutralizing Antibodies

    SBC: AGAVE BIOSYSTEMS INC.            Topic: CBD11109

    Currently, the accepted standard experimental model for measuring protective efficacy against botulism is the Mouse Lethality Neutralization (MLN) assay. Botulism poisoning is a life threatening condition that is not only a public health concern, but could also be a potential biological weapon. With seven serotypes of botulinum neurotoxins, there is need for an alternative to the MLN assay due t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  8. Modeling and Simulation of Hybrid Materials/Structures for Sustainment Applications

    SBC: Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.            Topic: AF103005

    In Phase I, we propose to develop, assess and demonstrate the feasibility of a finite element-based computational simulation of multi-constituent material FMLs, appropriate for capturing delamination and crack interaction. Two separate approaches will be investigated: one based on individual constituent/lamina modeling in a multiscale context and in conjunction with an XFEM technique for tracking ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Unitized Composite Airframe Structures with Three Dimensional (3-D) Preforms for Elevated Temperature Applications

    SBC: 3TEX, Inc.            Topic: AF103006

    A novel method of manufacturing complex unitized composite structures reinforced with 3D non-crimp orthogonal woven fabric (serving as self-sustained single-ply skin preform) and 3D braided fabrics (serving as self-sustained unitary preforms for stiffeners, Pi-joints or other similar elements) is proposed. The method uses two consecutive steps: high temperature cure resin infusion and room tempera ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Modeling and Simulation Technologies to Support Physics Based Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar Models in Training Systems

    SBC: RESEARCH ASSOCIATES OF SYRACUSE INC.            Topic: AF103024

    ABSTRACT: This SBIR will develop and demonstrate an innovative modeling solution, STADIUM, to accurately represent Active Electronically Scanned Arrays (AESA) and related radar techniques (Track-While-Scan, multiple antenna beams, interleaved multiple modes, and RF and/or PRF agility) and their interaction with advanced jammer technologies such as DRFMs in Distributed and networked Training Simul ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
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