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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. Heterogeneously Structured Conductive Resin Matrix/Graphite Fiber Composites for High Thermally Conductive Structural Applications

    SBC: KAI, LLC            Topic: AF10BT01

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this project is to design and fabricate tailored thermal interface and continuous paths among nanoscale conductive fillers and filler/graphite fiber to promote effective phonon transport along through-thickness direction. The goal is to realize at least 100 fold increase of Kz from 0.2 to 20+ W/mK in graphite fiber composites. Meanwhile, we will study to construct chemi ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. STOC: Secure, Tactical On-Demand Cloud

    SBC: Harmonia Holdings Group, LLC            Topic: AF10BT03

    ABSTRACT: We present a novel architecture for on-demand clouds, which means creating a cloud computing environment when needed that opportunistically takes advantage of available processors. The processors are located on mobile computers at the tactical edge of a network and connect via wireless networks. Clusters of processors can be interconnected by trunks. Compute nodes may appear or disappea ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Foldable/Rollable High Efficiency Solar Cell Modules

    SBC: OPTICOMP NETWORKS, INC.            Topic: AF10BT05

    ABSTRACT: A new method for manufacturing thin, flexible, portable high efficiency III-V PV modules that can be folded and rolled. In particular, IMM3J cells are lifted-off their growth substrate and transferred to a polyimide blanket sheet holding up to a few hundred cells. They are fully encapsulated. The interconnects are made with novel use of electrically conductive adhesives and polymers. Th ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. High Efficiency Flexible Photovoltaics

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: AF10BT05

    ABSTRACT: Recent advances in manufacturing in Inverted Metamorphic Multi-junction (IMM) cells have opened new terrestrial opportunities that demand high specific power as a key enabling component. Originally designed for space applications, IMM photovoltaics have a high overall power conversion efficiency (>30%) which compares favorably to amorphous silicon, CIGS and bulk heterojunction photovolt ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. RF Microplasma for Ozone Generation

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: AF10BT08

    ABSTRACT: Ozone generation for decontamination systems has been around for many decades but systems, such as dielectric barrier discharge (DBD), are not suited to field use and the high voltages employed present serious safety problems. RF-driven microplasma devices are a unique technology for low-cost and low-power-voltage plasmas in vacuum and in air up to atmospheric pressure with a number of ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Ultra Light Weight and Compact, Flexible Nano-Photonic Mach-Zehnder Interference (MZI) Modulators Based on the combination of Electro-Optic Polymer Na

    SBC: Omega Optics, Inc.            Topic: AF10BT14

    ABSTRACT: In this program, Omega Optics, Inc., in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin, propose to integrate the unique advantages of combining silicon nanomembranes (SiNMs) and electro-optic (EO) polymer nanomembranes in developing a novel low power, high frequency modulator on a flexible substrate. A four order magnitude increase in the electro-optic effect compared to conventio ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Multi-Color Nanomembrane Imaging Sensor Arrays

    SBC: Semerane Inc.            Topic: AF10BT14

    ABSTRACT: The simultaneous sensing of light of multiple wavelengths can enhance the survivability, sustainability, and versatility by enabling unmanned reconnaissance and intelligent surveillance for both DoD and homeland security. The objective of this STTR Phase I proposal is to investigate the feasibility of a new type of multi-color/band nanomembrane imaging sensor array system, based on vert ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Semiconductor Nanomembrane Based Flexible PV Power Sources

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: AF10BT14

    ABSTRACT: The purpose of the proposed Air Force Phase I STTR program is to fabricate semiconductor nanomembrane based photovoltaic (PV) power sources on flexible substrates, using Virginia Tech NanoCMOS Laboratory"s SOI silicon nanomembrane technique in combination with NanoSonic"s pioneering Polynanoguard antireflection copolymer nanocomposite materials, which afford high levels of antireflectio ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. SWIR Image Sensor Based on SiGe Nanomembranes

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF10BT14

    ABSTRACT: With a cutoff at 1.6 & #956;m, high carrier mobility, and the potential to be integrated with silicon integrated circuits, Ge offers the possibility to achieve large size arrays and small pixel pitch for high sensitivity SWIR imaging near room temperatures. In addition, integrating SWIR image sensors on flexible substrates opens new applications and opportunities for night vision system ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Miniature Quantum Gas System based on an Atom Chip with Integrated Optical Micro-Cavity

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: AF10BT17

    ABSTRACT: In the proposed work, Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) will team with MIT to develop a chip-based spin-squeezed atomic clock with a fractional frequency stability below the standard quantum limit. This will be accomplished by the development and fabrication of an atom chip that includes an integrated optical micro-cavity for confinement, imaging, and readout of the trapped cold atomic ense ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force

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