Award Data

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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 Full Scale Engineeing Prototype Rechargeable Cryogenic Liquid Oxygen Storage and Delivery System for Fuel Cell Powered Underwater Vehicles

    SBC: Sierra Lobo, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The Phase II base period research effort will focus on demonstrating the operability of the rechargeable cryogenic liquid oxygen storage and delivery system under a variety of conditions including: start/stop/transient conditions at the maximum and minimumflow rates, and power generation with integrated fuel cell in the 10-100 W range. The Engineering Prototype liquid oxygen storage system will b ...

    STTR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. A New Electric Propulsion Concept Based on Pseudospark Discharges

    SBC: ERC, INC.            Topic: N/A

    It is proposed to develop a space propulsion concept based on the physics of pseudospark discharges. The device will be based on a multi-gap pseudospark device with a closed anode. The pseudospark is characterized by a transient phase, where high-intensityare created, and a "super-dense" glow discharge phase when the steady state is achieved. This phase produces very high plasma densities with min ...

    STTR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Autonomous Underwater Sensing of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

    SBC: Nomadics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Nomadics has teamed with the University of Rhode Island to propose a sensor payload to be carried by a REMUS unmanned underwater vehicle in order to patrol coastal regions and the areas around deployed ships for protection against attack. The system willbe able to patrol large areas autonomously and detect threats from radiological, chemical, and biological weapons of mass destruction. Further, ...

    STTR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseNavy

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: N/A

    "The quality of semiconductor thin-film grown by vapor phase epitaxy is strongly dependent on the growth conditions. The diffusion of adatoms on the flat surface is largely responsible for the quality of the film. The diffusion rate is directly related tothe bond energy of adatoms. Recent experiments have demonstrated that application of an external field can lead to a change in the microstruct ...

    STTR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Covert Micro-Reflector Tags

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: N/A

    "Cornerstone Research Group, Inc., with the University of Rochester, proposes to develop a covert marking system based on dust-sized micro-reflector tags composed of a material with unique reflectance signatures not visible to the naked eye. These tagswill be coupled with an imaging sensor capable of uniquely distinguishing tag signatures from the background environment. Material development wil ...

    STTR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Detection of Infectious Bacteria in Water

    SBC: Nomadics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    In this Phase I STTR, Nomadics has teamed with the Keck Graduate Institute to develop a new form of highly sensitive biological filter intended for the protection of water supplies. In light of the growing concern about bioterrorism, an early warningsystem for the presence of biological agents in potable water would be desirable. The proposed system will be capable of supplying real-time data in ...

    STTR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Development of Textured Buffer Layer on Metal Tapes for Oxide Superconductors

    SBC: UES, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    High current carrying conductors for various commercial and military applications can be fabricated by using a coating of high-temperature superconductor such as Yttrium-Barium-Copper-Oxide (YBCO) on a suitable metallic tape. It has been shown, however,that YBCO films deposited directly on polycrystalline metal substrates exhibit poor superconducting properties at liquid nitrogen temperature. A ...

    STTR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Geopolymers for Structural Ceramic Applications

    SBC: CATAWBA RESOURCES            Topic: N/A

    "Ceramic polymers or "geopolymers" are amorphous to semi-crystalline three dimensional alumino-silicate materials resulting from geochemistry. "Geopolymerisation" is the chemical reaction between various aluminosilicate oxides (Al+3 in Iv, V, or Vi foldcoordination) with silicates under highly alkaline conditions, yielding polymeric Si-O-Al-O bonds (HUA & VanDeventer 1999). Geopolymers form co-p ...

    STTR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. High Frequency Vortex Generation for Active Flow Control

    SBC: Mechanical Compliance, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    "FlesSys Inc. and the University of Michigan propose to develop and validate the performance of an active mechanical flow control device based on advanced complaint strictures technology. During STTR Phase I, PlexSys Inc (dba Mechnanical Compliance Inc.)has successfully developed a Gigh-Frequency Mechanical Vortex Generator by combining a compliant displacement-amplifier with a coice-coil generato ...

    STTR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. High Speed, Low Drive Voltage Optical Waveguide Devices Using Photonic Band Gap Structures

    SBC: Srico Inc            Topic: N/A

    This STTR proposal addresses the development of novel guided wave devices that use photonic band gap technology in epitaxial thin-film ferroelectric barium titanate. This proposed project combines the advanced ferroelectric materials technology developedat Northwestern University with the photonic integrated circuit expertise of Srico to develop next generation nanophotonic hybrid circuit devices. ...

    STTR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
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