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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 April, 2020.

  1. Development of Ultra-Refined Microstructure in Friction Stir Processed 7xxx Aluminum using Microstructural and Thermomechanical Modeling

    SBC: Applied Optimization, Inc            Topic: AF07T038

    Applied Optimization, Inc., in working with EWI, Inc., Ohio State University, and Boeing Phantom Works, proposes to demonstrate feasibility of using microstructural models to predict the required processing conditions that can produce nanostructured grain sizes in the thermo-mechanical affected zone in friction stir processing [FSP] of 7075-T6 aluminum. First step will be an FSP trial using the p ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Light-Activated Shape Memory Composite

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: ST061007

    Future systems such as morphing aircraft will adapt and reconfigure to accommodate mission needs. These shape changes must allow change while still bearing substantial loads. Fiber-reinforced composites are the preferred reinforcement materials due to their mechanical and lightweight properties suited for meeting the requirements of morphing systems. Although thermally activated shape memory comp ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  3. High Temp High Energy Product Permanent Magnet Material

    SBC: FUTURE TEK USA CORP.            Topic: AF05T024

    Permanent magnet materials with high energy product of (BH)max = 30 MGOe at 450°C are needed for advanced Air Force power and weapon systems, which represents a 150% improvement in magnetic performance. Owing to the degree of difficulty this objective is unlikely achievable if using any existing permanent magnets, such as conventional high temperature SmCo5, Sm2Co17, or nanocomposite Sm2Co17/Fe- ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Diamond Studded Micro Helix TWT

    SBC: GENVAC HOLDINGS, LTD., DBA: TERAPHYSICS            Topic: AF06T022

    The radical design proposed here essentially reinvents the venerable helical TWT. The cathode, electron gun, slow wave circuit, output coupler and collector would all be significantly different from current conventional practice. This is not innovation for the sake of novelty. Without radical changes, the physical limitations of the conventional helical TWT, which is the work horse of lower fre ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Electronic-Resonance-Enhanced CARS for Quantitative in-situ Nitric-Oxide Measurements in High-Pressure Combustors

    SBC: Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.            Topic: AF05T012

    The primary objective of this Phase-II research effort will be to complete the development of the electronic-resonance-enhanced coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (ERE-CARS) technique for quantitative in-situ concentration measurements of nitric oxide (NO) in high-pressure flames. The research effort will be focused 1) on investigating the pressure-scaling laws for NO ERE-CARS at pressures up t ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Human-Machine Interfaces for Coordination Decision Support in Tactical Settings

    SBC: JXT Applications, Inc.            Topic: ST051002

    Mobile Army commanders must frequently adjust their planned course of action (COA) in response to events and changes in the battlespace. Advances in the battlefield information infrastructure and related technologies provide new opportunities for the development of human-machine collaborative systems to support decision-making in this context. The objective of this effort is to develop a prototy ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  7. Laser Plasma Manufacturing of Oriented Carbon Nanotubes and Nanowires

    SBC: Mound Laser & Photonics Center, Inc.            Topic: AF05T005

    MLPC and the University of Dayton will exploit a novel laser ablation technique, Through Thin Film Ablation (TTFA), to develop a controlled growth process for single wall nanotubes (SWNT). TTFA will allow formation of smaller catalyst particles and more precise control of the states of reactant species than conventional pulsed laser ablation techniques. Specialized plasma diagnostics will permit ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Advanced Infrared (IR) Sensor Components for Missile Defense

    SBC: Nanolight, Inc.            Topic: MDA06T011

    The objective of this proposal is to further develop IV-VI PbSnSe detectors epitaxially grown on Si substrates. The motivation of fabricating IV-VI detector arrays on Si is based on the following advantages of IV-VI Pb-salt semiconductors. (1) The large dielectric constant helps screen and localize the defect related effects. (2) The epitaxial material on Si is highly uniform, and thus the cutoff ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Advanced Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Technology

    SBC: Nextech Materials, Ltd.            Topic: OSD07T006

    In this Phase I STTR program, NexTech Materials, Ltd. (NexTech) and the University of Florida (UF) will collaboratively demonstrate a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) design and materials set tailored to provide military users with a rugged, compact power supply, operating at temperatures below 600°C. Utilizing robust, high performance cell designs demonstrated for intermediate temperature use (700- ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. High-yield plant based manufacturing of bioengineered spider silk (Phytosilk)

    SBC: Orbital Technologies Corporation            Topic: A06T015

    The high strength to weight and elasticity properties of spider silk make it of significant interest for the production of advanced fibers for military and civilian applications. Plants may offer the only feasible mechanism to produce quantities of spider silk proteins sufficient to sustain large scale manufacturing of these high performance fibers. Successful implementation of bioengineered spid ...

    STTR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseArmy

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