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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. Pulse Voltammetry Tools for Accurate and Rapid Analysis of Batteries

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: A152092

    Pulse voltammetry techniques, coupled with model-based analysis tools, provide a number of advantages for quantitative analysis of electrochemically active materials that govern the performance of batteries and fuel cells. In prior Phase I and II research, CFD Research developed and validated computational models in software that reads voltammogram data from laboratory instruments; predicts the re ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. Temperature Sensing Submarine ISR Buoy / Surface Ship Sensor Tow Cable

    SBC: Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc.            Topic: N18AT017

    The U.S. Navy currently utilizes a number of towed systems from surface ship and submarines for sensing and communication applications. In a number of these cases, a tow cable extends either down from a surface ship or up from a submarine through the upper part of the water column where seawater temperature can be both highly variable vs. depth and dynamic in time and geographic location. Having a ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Physics-based Computationally Efficient Spray Combustion Models for LES of Multiphase Reacting Flows

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: N17AT002

    One important challenge for the reliable prediction of liquid fuel effects on the combustion in aviation combustors and augmentors is the accurate modeling of underlying physical processes, involving the evaporation of fuels, preferential vaporization, scalar mixing and ignition. LES methodologies are required to accurately capture these transient and inherently unsteady combustion processes. In t ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Super-Efficient Mid-Infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers with Continuous-Wave Wall-Plug Efficiencies in Excess of 40%

    SBC: INTRABAND, LLC            Topic: N17AT006

    The technical objectives of this proposal are: 1) demonstrate a single-element, 4.6 micron-emitting quantum-cascade-laser (QCL) with > 40 % continuous-wave (CW) wallplug efficiency (WPE) at room temperature; (2) perform a comprehensive simulation to achieve a design for a monolithic QCL operating in a single spatial mode to 10 W CW output power; 3) perform a thermal-management analysis for the des ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Computational tools for reliable prediction of complex hypersonic flows

    SBC: Next Frontier LLC            Topic: AF17AT014

    In order to enable reliable predictions based on full scale vehicle simulations relevant to high-speed ISR missions, detailed interactions among various nonequilibrium physical phenomena and their coupling to turbulent flow structures, characterized by a broad range of length/time scales, need to be accurately modeled. Through this Phase II STTR project new computational tools for reliable and eff ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Flexible Broad-band Optical Device

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: AF17AT010

    Oceanit proposes to first is to use radiative transfer techniques pioneered for astrophysics, instead of Monte Carlo simulation. In particular, we used a variant of the Bohm-Vitense method, which expresses the solution as a weighted sum of basis functions, allowing us to convert the radiative transfer equation into a set of linear equations that we can solve with standard linear algebra methods. S ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Computationally Efficient, Accurate and Uncertainty Characterized Chemical Kinetics for Hydrocarbon Fuels

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF17AT004

    High-pressure turbulent combustion occurs in many combustion devices critical to the Air Force. Notwithstanding significant progress in computational modeling of these devices; several challenges have remained. A fundamental challenge is identification of reaction pathways and reactions in small molecule foundational chemical kinetics requiring improvements under these high-pressure turbulent cond ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Fast Optical Limiters (OL) with Enhanced Dynamic Range

    SBC: Aegis Technologies Group, LLC, The            Topic: AF17AT029

    Current fielded sensor protection is limited to fixed wavelength filters. Broadband filters designed to circumvent multi-wavelength laser threats are plagued by low transmittance, which degrades the sensitivity and performance of the sensor. Future warfighter threats include frequency agile lasers and thus have the potential of defeating fixed filters. Self-activating (passive) devices where prote ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Full Mueller Matrix Characterization of Imaged Samples using Digital Holography

    SBC: Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF18AT007

    The Phase II effort will be to clearly demonstrate the feasibility and build a prototype of a noncontact, high-quality holographic polarimetry system with pixel level depth and Mueller matrix information with a user-friendly interface to image and display this data. The measurements of each data product will be validated with trusted truth samples. The system will be reproducible and will have a d ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. A Novel, Microscale, Distributable Sensor Technology for Ionizing Radiation

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: DTRA14B004

    Terrorist use of radioactive nuclear materials via nuclear and/or radiological dispersion devices (dirty bombs) is a serious threat. Therefore, it is crucial to detect proliferation of nuclear material. Critical challenges include: (a) high sensitivity detection of signature emissions from radioactive isotopes, and (b) cost-effectiveness for deployment of sensor networks across large storage facil ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
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