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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. 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
  2. High Efficiency Flexible Photovoltaic Blankets

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: AF10BT05

    ABSTRACT: MicroLink proposes a device that combines ultra-thin, high-efficiency, GaAs-based multijunction solar cells, made using our proprietary epitaxial lift-off (ELO) process, with a novel packaging approach that will result in high-efficiency, flexible photovoltaic blankets. MicroLink has developed a process that produces ultra-thin, flexible solar cells. In this project, these flexible so ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Customized Application Security Via Process Virtualization

    SBC: Zephyr Software, LLC            Topic: AF10BT18

    ABSTRACT: Military and other software systems often face the need to accept untrusted software components into the system. The proposed research will enable secure integration of untrusted software components by (1) isolating these components using application-level (per-process) virtualization; (2) assisting the customer in constructing a security policy tailored to each untrusted component; (3) ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Organic&Hybrid Organic/Inorganic-Based Graded-Index/Layered Optical Coatings by Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD)

    SBC: INTER MATERIALS, LLC            Topic: AF10BT19

    ABSTRACT: One of the Air Force main interests is to improve the antireflective (AR) optical properties of polycarbonate by exploring new coating materials or coating techniques to eliminate delamination and stress cracks due to the mismatch in the coefficient of thermal expansion between the coatings and the polymer substrates. SwRI and INTER Materials are in a unique position to assist the Air F ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Hybrid Energy Harvesting Systems

    SBC: Prime Photonics, LC            Topic: AF10BT22

    ABSTRACT: Harvesting electrical energy from thermal gradients can be a useful tool for numerous applications from large scale waste heat recovery to small scale self-powered sensors. Increasing the efficiency of traditional bulk thermoelectric generators (TEG) has been the subject of much development for 30-40 years yet efficiency improvements for commercially viable devices have been marginal. ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Modified Nanoparticles for Lipophilic Toxin Sequestration

    SBC: AuraSense, LLC            Topic: AF10BT24

    ABSTRACT: Mycotoxins are a class of weaponizable toxic secondary metabolites of molds and fungi. No treatments exist for exposure to these lipophilic poisons. AuraSense proposes to use lipid and protein modified gold nanoparticles to develop constructs for the sequestration of toxic lipophilic molecules. Nanoparticles are ideal materials for development of such a system, as they are able to be fi ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Next Generation Thermoelectric Devices

    SBC: Microxact, Inc.            Topic: AF10BT26

    ABSTRACT: Thermoelectric (TE) devices already found a wide range of commercial, military and aerospace applications. However, at present commercially available TE devices typically offer limited heat to electricity conversion efficiencies, well below the fundamental thermodynamic limit, calling for the development of higher efficiency materials. The team of MicroXact Inc., Virginia Tech and Sunde ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Spectral LES/FMDF for Simulation of Turbulent Combustion Interaction in High Speed Flow on Unstructured Grids

    SBC: Enabling Energy Systems            Topic: OSD10T001

    The focus of this project is on large-eddy simulation (LES) of high-speed turbulent reacting flows. The Enabling Energy Systems (EES) Inc., has assembled a well-experienced team of experts to tackle all the main issues involved in modeling of such complex flows. The members of this team are proposing several innovative ideas and have a long history of working together with complementary expertise. ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
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