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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Advanced Transport Damage Tolerant GLARE Hybrid Bonded Wing Structure

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: AF08BT07

    ABSTRACT: Aurora and UCLA"s Phase I efforts demonstrated the feasibility of the synthesis of advanced hybrid materials, unitized structure, and metallic-composite bonding on the Air Force Next Generation Transport. The X-55 Advanced Composite Cargo Aircraft (ACCA) wing was used to demonstrate the damage tolerance of Glass-Reinforced Aluminum Laminate (GLARE), which is an advanced hybrid material ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Nanomembrane Integrated Lasers on Silicon

    SBC: Semerane Inc.            Topic: AF08BT08

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this STTR Phase II proposal is to continue and complete the development of a commercially practical laser source on silicon (Si), with the demonstration of high performance ultra-compact electrically-pumped infrared laser prototype at 1550 nm band. Currently, silicon (Si)-based photonics are bottlenecked by the lack of an economical yet reliably integrated on-chip laser ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Printable Silicon Nanomembranes for Solar-Powered, Bi-directional Phased-Array Antenna Communication System on Flexible Substrates

    SBC: Omega Optics, Inc.            Topic: AF08BT08

    ABSTRACT: Realizing the tremendous demand and commercialization potential of silicon nanomembrane (SiNM) based flexible electronic and photonic components for modern systems, Omega Optics, Inc., together with The Nanophotonics Group at the University of Texas at Austin, propose Printable Silicon Nanomembranes for Solar-Powered, Bi-directional Phased-Array Antenna (PAA) Communication System on Fle ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Variable-Isp Ionic Liquid Electrospray Thruster

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: AF08BT09

    ABSTRACT: Busek proposes, with the MIT Space Propulsion Lab, to leverage successful Phase I proof-of-concept results to develop and deliver a 1mN, micro-fabricated electrospray thruster that features variable Isp and bi-polar operation. The thruster achieves variable Isp at no power penalty by innovative use of a deceleration grid, and operating in purely ionic mode so as to overcome many of the ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Shielded Cold Cathodes for High Power Magnetrons

    SBC: Stellar Micro Devices            Topic: AF08BT14

    ABSTRACT: This program will investigate cold cathode field emission arrays as electron source for high power magnetrons. The approach uses lateral edge type field emitters which inject electrons horizontally, just above the surface of the substrate. The electrons are extracted laterally by a gate and injected into a vacuum region below magnetron sole electrode, which serves as a shielding structu ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Physics-Based Control Technology for Augmentor Screech Suppression

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: AF08BT15

    ABSTRACT: High frequency combustion instabilities in gas turbine thrust augmentors (called screech) are detrimental to performance and limit operational flexibility, but are unavoidable due to the nature of augmentor operation and design. Present approaches to screech suppression via passive control provide acoustic damping over limited bandwidth, while active control methods are impractical for ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Computational Prediction of Kinetic Rate Constants for Condensed Phases

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: AF08BT19

    ABSTRACT: A core component of aerospace manufacturing is based on cutting-edge technological applications of material design. Chemical kinetics models are vital for interpreting experimental measurements and predicting the behavior of these complex systems. Modern computational chemistry software programs are invaluable for the accurate prediction of reaction rates for kinetics models, but thei ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. High-Temperature Environmental Barrier Coating for Silicon Carbide Composites

    SBC: Directed Vapor Technologies International, Inc.            Topic: AF08BT21

    ABSTRACT: Lightweight silicon-based ceramics are leading candidates to replace heavier nickel-based superalloys for use on hot section components in next generation gas turbine engines having increased specific power. However, exposures of these materials to the high temperatures, pressures and velocities of water vapor containing combustion environments alter the effectiveness of thermally grow ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Multi-Physics, Multi-Functional Nano-Engineered Composites for Structural Health Monitoring

    SBC: Metis Design Corporation            Topic: AF08BT23

    ABSTRACT: Composite materials are increasingly adopted into Aerospace application due to their superior specific strength/stiffness, resistance to fatigue and ability to reduce part-count. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that by introducing carbon nanotubes (CNTs), multi-functional capabilities can be achieved by virtue of their high conductivity and piezoresistive nature. During the prop ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Frequency Agile Sensor for Trace Explosives Detection

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: AF08BT26

    ABSTRACT: In collaboration with Sandia National Laboratory, Physical Sciences Inc (PSI) proposes to design, develop, and demonstrate a Frequency Agile Terahertz Sensor (FATS) for trace explosives residue detection. The critical frequency agile terahertz (THz) detector is based on an electronically tunable plasmonic grating-gate technology developed by our collaborators at Sandia. The Phase I ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
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