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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. Ultra-stable Frequency Reference Based on Spectral Hole Burning

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: SB12A001

    Highly stable, ultra-narrow linewidth frequency references are required for current and next generation timing systems. Timing systems with improved accuracy from primary clocks to fieldable references all require laser oscillators with improved inherent stability (time scales shorter than ~ 1 second). This proposal describes a novel frequency reference based on spectral hole burning in rare-ear ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  2. Design of Robot Control Interfaces

    SBC: Boston Engineering Corporation            Topic: SB12A002

    Boston Engineering"s Advanced Systems Group and Dr. Holly Yanco"s team at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell propose to develop a design science for robot operator interfaces and demonstrate its application through existing design tools and prototype systems that reduce operator training time, maximize the ability of an operator - robot team to maintain synchronization, and provide a baseli ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  3. Applications and Methods for Continuous Monitoring of Physiological Chemistry

    SBC: Pinnacle Technology, Inc.            Topic: SB12A003

    With the notable exception of glucose, most metabolic biomarkers cannot be accurately, and practically measured over long periods, in vivo and in real-time. A primary reason is stable, selective enzymes suitable for biosensors are not available. Biosensors could revolutionize acute and long-term monitoring in the development, clinical, first responder and battlefield arenas. Pinnacle has develo ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  4. Non-invasive Continuous Hemodynamic Monitor

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: SB12A003

    Emergency departments, trauma centers, and military field physicians have a critical need for a simple, easy-to-use, and reliable method of monitoring the onset of hemorrhagic shock that is able to predict onset during the compensatory phase, before syncope and cardiac collapse signaled by a rapid drop in blood pressure. In collaboration with Dr. Michael Joyner"s laboratory at the Mayo Clinic, RMD ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  5. Visualization, Human Systems, Information Systems

    SBC: SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH LLC            Topic: SB12A004

    We propose to develop and evaluate a social media visualization testbed, using a novel first-principles design approach based on visual thinking algorithms(VTA"s). Much like software design patterns, VTA"s are reusable blueprints for design of new interactive visualizations. VTA's describe the steps in the visual thinking process that capture both operations occurring in a computer and in the ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  6. Broad photonic-based Tunable High Quality Factor RF Filter

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: SB12A006

    Leveraging Agiltron"s industrial leading developments and production of high speed fiber optical components and modules as well as commercial photonic devices, we propose to develop a new class of high performance tunable RF filters and filter banks for advanced RF systems. The approach is closely coupled with recent progress in photonic devices and fiber optic devices to push the filter performan ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  7. Electrostatically Flocked Graphite Fiber Interface for Thermally Conductive Structural 2D Laminate Graphite Fiber Reinforced Composites

    SBC: EY TECHNOLOGIES            Topic: AF10BT01

    ABSTRACT: The objective of the EY Technologies proposal is to develop a graphite fiber interface on the surface of a 2D graphite unidirectional tape to enhance the thermally conductive and structural properties on all axis of a composite, with emphasis in enhancing the Z-axis. Currently, industry has not been able to make 2D laminate composite from unidirectional materials that simultaneously ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Theoretical Models of Quantum Conductance on Graphical Processing Units

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: AF10BT21

    ABSTRACT: Due to the costs associated with their fabrication, theoretical prediction of conductance in molecular and nano-electronic systems is a cost-effective tool in the design of new devices. Unfortunately, the techniques currently used to treating conductance are computationally expensive, and modeling real systems accurately has been a challenge. We propose to tackle this problem by develop ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Porosity Gradient in Hybrid Composite Structure for Thermal Protection

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: AF10BT27

    ABSTRACT: Many military and aerospace platforms, including a number of airborne and spaceborne vehicles, significantly benefit from new materials that save weight and improve performance. Thermal protection systems (TPS) and extremely high temperature structures are required for a range of hypersonic air and space vehicles. For example, over 20,000 thermal protection ceramic tiles are usually i ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Highly Directional Infrared Emission and Transmission

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF10BT30

    ABSTRACT: In this STTR program, Agiltron and Iowa State University (ISU) jointly propose to develop simple material and structural solutions that enable directionally dependent emission in the infrared regime. The highly directional infrared emission has extremely narrow emission patterns and a large difference between high and low emission states. In the Phase I program, the structure will be fa ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force

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