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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Zeteo Biomarker Analytical System (zBAS)

    SBC: Zeteo Tech, Inc.            Topic: AF18CT001

    This effort will investigate the use MALDI (matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization)-TOF (time-of-flight) mass spectrometer as a platform for rapid analysis of biomarkers in operational and training environments. In Phase I samples, will be acquired from human subjects under stress. These samples will be processed for analysis using our prototype portable MALDI TOF mass spectrometer. Samples w ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Wireless Torque Sensor for Condition Based Maintenance

    SBC: Albido Corporation            Topic: N11AT030

    In recent years, the need for highly reliable, durable and non-intrusive systems for monitoring the health condition of naval structures becomes more and more recognized. Of particular importance is the condition based maintenance of Navy rotating machinery (motors, generators, pumps, gear systems, etc.). Such Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems should be able to detect failures in their ea ...

    STTR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Wideband Metamaterial Antennas Integrated into Composite Structures

    SBC: JEM ENGINEERING, LLC            Topic: N10AT021

    A broadband antenna, having more than a 100:1 bandwidth,is integrated with a high impedance surface that is compatible with the manufacturing processes associated with with Navy topside panel constructions and marine vehicle armor. The high impedance surface (also known as an artificial magnetic conductor, or AMC) can be tuned to discrete frequency bands using voltage-variable capacitors and the o ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Wavelength-Agile Real Time Tabletop X-ray Nanoscope based on High Harmonic Beams

    SBC: Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: ST15C001

    Nanoscale, material sensitive, imaging techniques are critical for progress in many disciplines as we learn to master science and technology at the smallest dimensions — on the nanometer to atomic-scale. However, progress in both science and technology is becoming increasingly limited by the constraints of current imaging techniques and metrologies. Fortunately, by combining coherent extreme UV ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  5. Volumetric Wavefront Sensing for the Characterization of Distributed-Volume Aberrations

    SBC: Guidestar Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF18AT006

    Modern Directed Energy (DE) missions require target engagements at low elevation angles and long ranges.These engagement geometries require propagation through distributed-volume turbulence. To correct for distributed-volume turbulence effects, an estimation of the turbulence along the propagation path is required. Correcting for these image aberrations will improve the quality of the target image ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Volume Digital Holographic Wavefront Sensor Phase 2

    SBC: NUTRONICS, INC.            Topic: AF18AT006

    Through the execution of our Phase 1 effort, Nutronics, Inc. and Montana State University developed an improved means to optimize the Pellizzarri cost functional for coherent imaging using digital holography. Our algorithm developed during the Phase 1 effort accelerates convergence times by a factor of 20-40 for the majority of scenarios evaluated. Our proposed Phase 2 effort has a two-fold focus: ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Volume Digital Holographic Wavefront Sensor

    SBC: NUTRONICS, INC.            Topic: AF18AT006

    Nutronics, Inc. and Montana State University propose to develop and evaluate computational methods for a Volume Digital Holographic Wavefront Sensor (VDHWFS).VDHWFS based imaging offers the potential to provide the equivalent of wide field of view adaptive optics (AO) compensated imaging, but without the added complexity of AO components and hardware.Recent result for coherent imaging developed by ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. VLSI Compatible Silicon-on-Insulator Plasmonic Components

    SBC: ITN ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF08BT18

    This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will develop ultradense, low-power plasmonic integration components and devices for on-chip manipulation and processing of optical signals. Both passive and active components will be studied. Detailed performance predictions will be obtained through finite element modeling (FEM) of the harmonic Maxwell’s equations. The FEM provides detai ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Visual Interaction for Network Information (VINI)

    SBC: Next Century Corporation            Topic: ST12A004

    VINI Phase II will develop an end-to-end big network data visualization system. The VINI Phase II system will include visual decluttering features that simplify the display of graph data as the number of nodes and links increases. In addition, it will have visual interaction tools that allow users to find and filter data and metadata for the network in an intuitive manner. We will also develop an ...

    STTR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. Vibration imaging for the characterization of extended, non-cooperative targets

    SBC: Guidestar Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF19AT006

    Locating objects that vibrate is a way to discern potential threats and locate targets. However, current vibrometry technology typically measures only the global vibration of target and cannot create an extended spatial measurement of the vibration profile of the target. These solutions cannot identify what the target is, nor can they locate potential weak spots on the target, because they lack sp ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
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