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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. The Use of Hydrogen for Defect Reduction in Large Format Infrared Detector Materials

    SBC: Amethyst Research Incorporated            Topic: MDA11T002

    In Phase I we demonstrated a novel in-situ cleaning technique based on UV-activated surface reactions involving ozone and hydrogen to remove organic adsorbates and chemically-bonded impurities, e.g oxides, from the substrate surface. In Phase II the program will develop this process to significantly decrease the density of material defects in large-format, infrared, focal-plane arrays. Electrica ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Fast Algorithms for Generating Hardbody Thermal Histories

    SBC: Aegis Technologies Group, LLC, The            Topic: MDA10T003

    The results of the Phase I effort has identified the feasibility of real-time hardbody thermal solver algorithms on high performance hardware for use by MDA applications and real-time hardware-in-the-loop environments. Phase II development of the thermal solver will be expanded to include complex targets by expanding upon the techniques prototyped in Phase I. A new inline Parallel Euler Solver w ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Improved Multi Junction Solar Cell Technology for Satellites

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: MDA09T005

    Higher efficiency solar cells are needed to reduce mass, volume, and cost of DoD space missions. However, to achieve higher efficiency and radiation hardness of the best to date multi-junction photovoltaic (MJ PV) devices, several challenges must be addressed. This project aims to develop: 1) Quantum Well (QW)-based multi-junction cell technology that exhibits enhanced efficiency, and 2) Radiation ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Physics Based Modeling Tools for Next-Generation Lithium Ion Battery Performance and Lifetime

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: MDA10T004

    The MDA is developing the Precision Tracking Space System and other satellite based systems that could benefit from ongoing developments in advanced materials for lithium ion batteries. Unfortunately, the applications driving much of that battery research have less abusive operational cycles than the frequent cycling, and sporadic pulse loads to deep discharge, of MDA satellite applications. Phy ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Underwater Sensor System Autonomous Burial and Operation

    SBC: Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc.            Topic: N11AT017

    In coordination with the SPAWAR Systems Center (SSC), San Diego, Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc. is proposing to develop an Autonomous Burial Vehicle (ABV) to install U.S. surveillance arrays. The proposed work focuses on: (a) designing an ABV that can bury a long surveillance array following a pre-determined route on the seabed (b) manufacturing a full-scale ABV prototype able to perform the missio ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Matched Filter Chaos Communications

    SBC: Torch Technologies, Inc.            Topic: A11aT002

    Chaos is a natural phenomenon that offers unique features that may be exploited to yield communication systems having beneficial characteristics. Useful chaotic oscillators of low-dimensionality can be constructed using simple, inexpensive components."Sensitivity to initial conditions"may be harnessed by means of the Hayes encoder concept to provide modulation of nearly arbitrary efficiency. The ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Advanced Mediator Architectures for Efficient Electron Transfer in Enzymatic Fuel Cell Electrodes

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF09BT03

    ABSTRACT: Our objective is to develop advanced mediator architectures for efficient electron transfer in enzymatic fuel cells (EFCs) for low power systems. The proposed EFC will leverage ongoing research at both CFDRC and Michigan State University to provide a fully-integrated lightweight, low-cost, manufacturable, and renewable power supply, for various military and civilian applications. EFC sy ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. On-Chip Passive Phase-Locking for High Coherent Power, Mid-IR Quantum Cascade Lasers

    SBC: INTRABAND, LLC            Topic: A10aT007

    The technical objectives of this proposal are: 1) Implement the design developed in Phase I for the realization of 8 micron-emitting active-photonic-crystal (APC) quantum-cascade (QC) lasers of 3 W average, diffraction-limited power and 15 % wallplug efficiency in quasi-CW operation; 2) Design and realize 4.6 micron-emitting APC QC lasers of 3 W CW diffraction-limited power and 15 % wallplug effic ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. A Tactical Decision Support Tool for High Speed Projectiles in Adverse Weather Conditions

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: N11AT036

    High speed projectile launch decisions always tend toward"clear sky"days because no capability has existed to assess high speed flight risk due to weather in either design or operations. Since clear sky conditions occur about 50% of the time, the risk of mission failure is unknown half of the time when clouds are present. Under a Navy Phase I STTR, CFD Research Corporation and the University of Al ...

    STTR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Dive Helmet Noise Quieting

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: N12AT020

    Helmeted navy divers are exposed to high levels of noise from self-generated mechanisms, such as regulator exhaust, and external sources, such as underwater tool-generated noise. Noise exposure limits can be easily exceeded especially if effective communications through helmet-mounted speakers is required. A multi-faceted approach is proposed to reduce self-generated noise as well as overall helme ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseNavy
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