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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 LevelSet / XFEM Approach for Topology Optimization of Thermally Loaded Structures

    SBC: Lateral Unbounded Software LLC            Topic: AF17AT015

    The automotive and aerospace industries use topology optimization to minimize structural weight while satisfying functional constraints. However, the industry-standard fictitious material or density approach has been less effective when applied to physics beyond simple structural mechanics. Known issues include: failed numerical convergence or so-called gray material in computed optimal designs, n ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. AC Plasma Sensor For High Enthalpy Hypersonic Test Facilities

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: AF17AT002

    Spectral Energies and the University of Notre Dame is developing a new class of point-wise sensors for high-enthalpy conditions that rely on the use of a weakly ionized AC discharge between two electrodes as the main sensing element. The advantages of this approach include a native high bandwidth with a theoretical maximum in excess of 15 MHz and a simple mechanical design that is inherently robus ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Advanced Outboard Propulsors

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: N17AT019

    CRG, partnered with the University of Cincinnati (UC), proposes to develop, demonstrate, and deliver drop-in replacement, advanced propulsors and lower units for DoD multi-fuel outboard engines. Optimized to eliminate cavitation, minimize vibration, minimize weight, and maximize efficiency, the propulsors will extend DoD small craft range and endurance, increase speed, and enhance mission capabili ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Advanced Hit Detection Systems

    SBC: FREENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: MDA13015

    FreEnt Technologies, Inc. (FreEnt) and Johns Hopkins Universitys Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) are proposing a multiple-hit detection sensor called the Optical Lethality Measurement System (OLMS). This system is based on the Planar Optical Penetration Sensor (POPS) technology (originally developed and patented by APL) and prior art associated with the Blast Initiation Detector (BID). The BID is ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Aerospace Vehicle Signature Modeling Technologies

    SBC: GoHypersonic Incorporated            Topic: MDA15T003

    The proposed work will incorporate the newly released software into the signature analysis workflow. Extensions of the US3D flow solver will include improvements to the decoupled implicit solver to robustly and efficiently handle reacting flow. Trajectory specification, conjugate vehicle heating, and ablation with surface recession will be enabled through use of a Trajectory Ablation & Shape Chang ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. An Immersed Boundary Framework for Topology Optimization of Nonlinear Thermoelastic Structures with Internal Radiation

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: AF17AT015

    Thermoelastic structures poses a critical challenge to designers due to the inherent proportionality of the thermal loading on the structural thickness. This is further exacerbated by structural nonlinearity where any out-of-plane deformation further increases the effective loading on the structure. As a result of this, conventional design optimization procedures, which are typically based on line ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Analog Co-Processors for Complex System Simulation and Design

    SBC: Ocius Technologies LLC            Topic: ST15C002

    The solution of systems of both linear and non-linear partial differential equations (PDE) is important to many scientific problems, such as magnetohydrodynamic and non-linear acoustics. Application areas include computational electromagnetics, fusion en...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  8. Anticipatory Analytics for Environmental Stressors

    SBC: ISCIENCES L L C            Topic: A17AT021

    Environmental stresses such as droughts, floods, storms, earthquakes, wildfires, pest infestations, volcanic eruptions, and infectious disease vectors are often key contributing factors to defense interventions, including humanitarian response, counter insurgency, and border control. As a result, early phase military planning activities need to incorporate systematic monitoring and forecasting of ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Biofidelic Rat Testing Device (RTD) to Measure Blast Exposure and Loadings for TBI

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: A17AT022

    The overall objective of this project (Phase I, II, and III) is to develop, fabricate, and test a novel biofidelic rat surrogate for the validation of primary blast loading conditions for mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The CFDRC/NJIT team will use extensive knowledge of blast loading characteristics and TBI studies coupled with past/ongoing efforts designing and testing a rat surrogate. In P ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Blended Reality Solution for Live, Virtual, and Constructive Field Training

    SBC: Mike Sutton Consulting, Inc.            Topic: AF17AT011

    The proposed Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will determine the technical feasibility and cost-effectiveness of utilizing emerging blended-reality technologies that enable interoperability with LVC simulations to create more effective and comprehensive Battlefield Airmen training environments. The proposed training technologies will be integrated across multiple platforms ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
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