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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 June, 2020.

  1. Fast Self-Adaptive Algorithms for Generating Hardbody Thermal Histories

    SBC: Stellar Science Ltd. Co.            Topic: MDA10T003

    To reduce the cost of new hardware development, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is developing fast new computational tools that enable in-the-loop hardware testing. The MDA and contractors have developed high-fidelity scene modeling tools such as the Fast Line-of-sight Imagery for Target and Exhaust-plume Signatures (FLITES) to test optical signature trackers. Currently, these high-speed tools ar ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Optical Refrigeration for Dramatically Improved Cryogenic Technology

    SBC: ThermoDynamic Films LLC            Topic: AF10BT02

    ABSTRACT: The demonstration of 155 Kelvin refrigeration by optical cooling performed by the co-PIs of this proposal is a first step toward revolutionizing Air Force cryogenic systems. The stated focus of this STTR solicitation is"developing the concepts of a solid-state optical cryocooler that can approach 100 K with a cooling power exceeding 200 mW."To achieve this performance, a crucial propose ...

    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. Nonintrusive Diagnostics for Off-Body Measurements in Flight Experiments

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: AF10BT07

    ABSTRACT: Developing the quick strike capability of the Air Force requires hypersonic testing using advanced instrumentation to determine key aerodynamic parameters. A novel method for stand-off measurement of gas velocity is proposed. The method should operate over a wide dynamic range, from still air to hypersonic velocities. The method is non-contacting, precise, and spatially-resolved. It doe ...

    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. Highly-Scalable Computational-Based Engineering Algorithms for Emerging Parallel Machine Architectures

    SBC: SCIENTIFIC SIMULATIONS            Topic: AF10BT13

    ABSTRACT: In order to significantly advance the fidelity and capability of current computational engineering tools, algorithms, techniques, and software which map effectively to emerging massively parallel hardware architectures must be developed. The objective of this project is to investigate and demonstrate specific techniques for enhancing the scalability of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Security through Component-based Isolation Framework (SCIF)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: AF10BT18

    ABSTRACT: Networked PCs are critical to the success of data-based missions, and the complex software they execute is both the source of their power and their prime area of vulnerability. Applications and services are often composed of multiple software components developed by different vendors or open source communities, who may in turn incorporate components developed by another tier of vendors. ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. High-Power, Room-Temperature Interband Cascade Laser Optimization

    SBC: Maxion Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF10BT20

    ABSTRACT: Maxion Technologies, Inc, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook propose to develop a fundamental understanding of the principles of operation of interband cascade (IC) lasers and to use that understanding to overcome present-day limitations of IC lasers and thereby design lasers that are capable of watt-level performance in the 3V4-fYm wavelength band. Our innovation is t ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
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