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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. III-V Based Focal Plane Arrays for Video-Rate Terahertz Imaging

    SBC: TRAYCER DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF08T006

    Owing to a unique set of intellectual property and core expertise, this Phase II team, led by Traycer Diagnostic Systems, will build and characterize a packaged, 16x16 terahertz focal plane array (FPA) for broadband video-rate imaging at frequencies up to 1.3 THz. Traycer’s competitive advantage is based on its record-performing detectors, novel antennas, and array architectures that permit a d ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Analysis and Modeling of Foreign Object Damage (FOD) in Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs)

    SBC: N&R ENGINEERING            Topic: N10AT010

    The Phase I deliverable will be a physic-based model which represents a CMC gas turbine component concomitantly at the material level and the structural level. This model will be probabilistically analyzed to account for the uncertainties in material properties and the uncertainties in the size and impact velocities of possible foreign objects (FOD). A ceramic material must display sufficient capa ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Low-Cost Ball/Air/Magnetic Hybrid Bearing System for Extended-Life Micro Gas Turbine Engines

    SBC: Nastec, Inc.            Topic: N10AT037

    A unique type of air lubricated thrust bearing called a Wave Bearing is proposed to assist a rolling element bearing to carry the thrust load and to improve the bearing’s life when used in a micro gas turbine engine. The Wave Bearing technology will provide improved reliability, safety and life compared to rolling element bearings used alone, as well as to allow simplification of engine design a ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Platform Li-Ion Battery Risk Assessment Tool

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: N10AT014

    Modern warfare is becoming increasingly dependent on high technology and the means to power it. Lithium-ion batteries are a popular power choice due to high energy density and long charge hold. Unfortunately Lithium-ion batteries also have some distinct disadvantages including the possibility of catastrophic failure. This is of significant importance when the battery failure may take place in clos ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Advanced Interceptor Infra-Red Search and Track System (IRSTS) for Missile Defense Applications

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: MDA08T002

    The Oceanit¡¦s/APL Foveal InfraRed Search and Track (FIRST) prototype is a dual channel cryogenic WFOV optical sensor system. FIRST provides multifaceted support for an airborne IR search and track and uses the unique Multi-target-tracking Optical Sensor-array Technology (MOST) sensor chip, which has been developed at MDA. FIRST supports instantaneous field-of-view up to 90 degrees, with 360 deg ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Development of Multi-Frequency Multi-Scale Radiation Transport Modeling

    SBC: Prism Computational Sciences, Inc.            Topic: AF08T020

    The objective of this proposal is to develop advanced radiation transport modeling techniques that accurately and efficiently treat transport in media having widely varying optical properties; in particular, hot gases and plasmas with optical depths ranging from the optically thin to the optically thick regimes. We will develop a hybrid diffusion-Monte Carlo (HDMC) model that efficiently transpor ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Training Aware Common Operational Picture (TACOP)

    SBC: Referentia Systems Incorporated            Topic: N08T004

    The TACOP Phase II effort will research, design, and prototype an instructor / operator-friendly solution for the LVC entity-management problem. The TACOP system will be composed of open source and government software that is compatible with Navy training architectures. The system will focus on entity-management in the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) domain and provide the foundations for extensibili ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Development for Radiation Hardened Applications of Advanced Electronics Materials, Processes, and Devices

    SBC: RNET TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: MDA09T006

    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) seeks technical investigations related to the development and application of advanced electronic materials, processes, and devices to meet its need for radiation hardened, high performance electronics for critical space and missile applications. With the advent of smaller transistor dimensions and reductions in price per bit, significant changes in materials and pr ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Probabilistic Prediction of Location-Specific Microstructure in Turbine Disks

    SBC: Scientific Forming Technologies Corporation            Topic: N10AT028

    While there are established methods available in determining the fatigue life of critical rotating components, there is still room for improvement for better understanding and prediction of life limiting factors. Improved risk assessment of jet engine disk components would require probabilistic modeling capability of the evolution of microstructural features, residual stresses and material anomali ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Modeling Spin Test Using Location Specific Material Properties

    SBC: Scientific Forming Technologies Corporation            Topic: AF08T013

    Jet engine disk components are increasingly subjected to higher operating temperatures. To meet the demands of increasing thrust and higher operating temperatures, a newer generation of nickel based superalloys such as LSHR, Alloy 10, Rene104 and RR1000 are being processed with dual microstructure distributions. Fine grain, high strength, fatigue resistant bore properties are contrasted with co ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force

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