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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. Topological Data Analysis and Wide Area Detection of Chemical and Biological Contamination

    SBC: FOLDED STRUCTURES COMPANY LLC            Topic: A10AT020

    Topological data analysis is a new mathematical method used to study these massive data sets that arise in a variety of situations including military operations and national security. The use of passive infrared sensors for a wide area detection system involving chemical and biological contaminants produces massive amounts of hyperspectral image data. Recent research in this area include fast al ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. High Performance THz Detector Arrays Using Planar Metamaterial Absorbers

    SBC: DOLCE Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF09BT33

    DOLCE Technologies, LLC, in collaboration with Professor Rick Averitt’s research group at Boston University and Eric Shaner’s group at Sandia National Laboratories, will develop and deliver a high performance room-temperature Terahertz detector array solution based on metamaterial absorbers integrated with bi-material cantilevers. The metamaterial approach is frequency scalable and can operat ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. DEVELOPMENT OF MICROPLASMA ARRAYS FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY LIGHTING TILES

    SBC: EDEN PARK ILLUMINATION, INC.            Topic: AF08T012

    ABSTRACT: EDEN PARK ILLUMINATION, INC. and the University of Illinois have formed a team to pursue the demonstration and commercialization of large arrays of microcavity plasmas capable of producing white light panels with luminous efficacies above 30 lumens/W. This proposed project will demonstrate the ability of arrays of microplasmas to yield flat lamps of high efficiency, luminance, and col ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Innovative CFD Algorithm, Libraries & Python Frameworks for Hybrid-GPU Computing Architectures

    SBC: JMSI INC.            Topic: AF09BT18

    The need for faster highly resolved solutions coupled with the advent of General Purpose Graphics Processing Unit (GPGPU) architectures and the development of GPGPU algorithms at the University of California, Davis present an opportunity that JMSI Inc. proposes to leverage by developing algorithmic and software solutions for GPGPUs in “Innovative CFD Algorithms, Libraries & Python Frameworks for ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Intelligent In-Situ Feature Detection, Extraction, Tracking and Visualization For Turbulent Flow Simulations

    SBC: JMSI INC.            Topic: AF08T017

    The Phase II STTR project proposed herein presents a new methodology that Detect, Ex-tract, Track and Display features in a CFD solution. BENEFIT: It is projected that his work will impact the Air Force’s procurement methods through improved analysis capabilities in: 1. Aerostructures analysis 2. Weapons bay and structural acoustics analysis 4. Active flow control analysis 5. High lift syste ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. DIPAIN based assay for the T-2 Toxin

    SBC: L. C. PEGASUS CORP.            Topic: A10AT021

    This proposed project is to develop a rapid assay for T-2 Toxin. Under this project we will develop DIPAIN-derivative based test-strips that indicate the presence of trace quantities of trichothecene mycotoxins in aqueous solutions. The T-2 toxin will be used as a test case for this effort. We will use of 2-(diphenylacetyl)-l,3-indanedione-l-hydrazone (DIPAIN II) and its derivatives as reagents o ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Software Defined Multi-Channel Radar Receivers for X-band Radars

    SBC: MAXENTRIC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: MDA09T003

    The United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is searching for a software-defined multi-channel radar receiver that would provide improved performance and added flexibility over currently deployed radar systems. In response, MaXentric is proposing a system codenamed MASR (Manycore Adaptive Software Radar). The MASR system is composed of a hierarchy of X-band front-ends, high-speed digitizers, F ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. 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
  10. 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

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