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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. 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 critical to detect the proliferation of nuclear material. Critical challenges facing this objective include: (a) high sensitivity detection of signature emissions (e.g., gamma rays) from common radioactive isotopes behind shielding, and (b) cost-effe ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Active Transfer Learning for Intelligent Tutoring

    SBC: Soar Technology, Inc.            Topic: N15AT013

    We propose an intelligent assessment concept that will discover and reason about KSAs in multiple instruc-tional domains and settings. SoarTech will team with world-class researchers from the University of Califor-nia, Davis and the University of Memphis to research and develop TARGET: Transfer via Active Requests to Generalize Effective Training. TARGET will enhance SoarTechs assessment system DA ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Compact Passive Millimeter Wave Sensor for GPS-denied Navigation

    SBC: First RF Corporation            Topic: AF15AT26

    ABSTRACT: FIRST RF has teamed with University Research Foundation (URF) and Radiometrics Corporation to develop a passive radiometer-based geolocation system for use with a wide variety of USAF platforms. The system will be comprised of a ruggedized, near-COTS radiometer system by Radiometrics Corporation, augmented with a robust 2-D scanning beamsteering antenna by FIRST RF Corporation and enhanc ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Compact robust testbed for cold-atom clock and sensor applications

    SBC: Coldquanta, Inc.            Topic: N13AT018

    Our goal in this Phase II effort is to construct and test a compact, robust testbed for generating laser-cooled strontium atoms on a mobile platform. The focus of the Phase I effort was designing and fabricating an ovenized strontium source that also serves as a 2D+ MOT cell. In Phase II, we will integrate the strontium source into an all-glass-and-silicon vacuum system maintained by a miniature i ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. E-Field Sensor for Submarine Detection

    SBC: VIRTUAL EM INC.            Topic: N15AT004

    A major challenge in MAD for submarine detection is the separation of the background magnetic noise from the magnetic field anomalies caused by a submarine. Virtual EM Inc., in partnership with the University of Michigan (UM), proposes to develop a novel electric field sensor system for measurement of the background magnetic noise by correlating the magnetic field background noise with the changin ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Grid-Spacing-Independent and Discretization-Order-Independent Simulation for Naval Single-Phase and Two-Phase Flow Applications

    SBC: Kord Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N15AT002

    Turbulent shear flows in naval applications are characterized by vastly different lengths and time scales associated with rotor tip vortices and the vortical structures shed from the ship, and additional phase from water drops and water vapor. To tackle the modeling challenges, we propose a novel methodology that combines a vorticity preserving method and a new approach to LES turbulence modeling ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. High Speed Electronic Device Simulator

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: AF15AT33

    ABSTRACT: Wireless communications, radar, and biological detection require electronic components operating in the mm-wave and THz frequency ranges. GaAs metal semiconductor field effect transistor and nanoscale CMOS technologies have demonstrated high frequency capabilities and will likely benefit from future material systems and device architectures. The cost of exploring this wide design space c ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. High Speed Electronic Device Simulator

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF15AT33

    ABSTRACT: This project will develop and demonstrate a software package based on coupled Fokker-Planck (FP) - Fermi Kinetic Transport (FKT) models and full-wave Maxwell electromagnetic (EM) solver to accurately predict semiconductor device behavior from dc up through the mm-wave and THz frequency ranges. The FP model provides accurate non-equilibrium occupation functions for hot electrons with real ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. High-Power, Monolithic THz Sources via Difference Frequency Generation in Phase-Locked Arrays of Quantum Cascade Lasers

    SBC: INTRABAND, LLC            Topic: A15AT003

    The technical objectives of this proposal are: 1) the design of high-index-contrast (HC) photonic-crystal (PC) THz, difference-frequency-generation (DFG) quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) with midinfrared pumps at 8 micron and 9 micron wavelengths; 2) design and demonstrate operation of a 4 THz DFG-QCL with the midinfrared pumps operating at 8 and 9 microns; and 3) Theoretically demonstrate the feasib ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Hybrid Battery/Supercapacitor Energy Storage Device

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: A15AT010

    ADA, in collaboration with USC, proposes the development of a high energy hybrid battery/supercapacitor to replace multiple heterogeneous energy storage devices currently used by the Army soldier. The hybrid electrical energy storage system (HEESS) will be developed incorporating ADAs high energy supercapacitor and a commercial-off-the-shelf high energy Li-ion battery through an externally paralle ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseArmy
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