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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. 2-Dimensional Phase Controlled Coherent VCSEL Arrays for Military Applications

    SBC: Aerius Photonics, LLC.            Topic: N11AT024

    Aerius Photonics and the University of Illinois propose to develop a large two-dimensional coherently coupled Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) array that will enable phase controlled operation, providing a building block for electronic steering of optical beam outputs with no mechanical parts. In Phase I, the program team will design the array including epitaxial layers, VCSEL array ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. A Universal, Low-Cost Atomic Magnetometer

    SBC: Twinleaf LLC            Topic: N13AT019

    Twinleaf LLC and Princeton University propose an STTR Phase II research and development program to study, build, and deliver a compact magnetometer featuring both vector and scalar operating modes. The vector magnetometer design focuses on unprecedented high vector sensor performance at the low 0.001 Hz frequency range, which is a key metric for Navy applications such as harbor monitoring.

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Adaptable Sensor Processing for Passive Targets Using Neuro

    SBC: Nova Research, Inc. DBA Nova Sensors            Topic: N/A

    Work to be performed in this program is based upon years of innovative technology development invested by personnel at Nova Research. Techniques proposed here are patterned after biological principles which, when applied to finding targets which are moving against highly cluttered infrared backgrounds, will be shown to exhibit remarkable performance. Sensor and data fusion techniques may ...

    STTR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Advanced-Architecture Compressor/Expanders for Energy Storage Applications

    SBC: Bright Energy Storage Technologies, LLP            Topic: N11AT028

    Bright Energy Storage Technologies and the Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory at Colorado State University propose to demonstrate the feasibility of a custom reversible compressor design for use in compressed air energy storage systems. The design proposed combines a very lightweight rotary compressor design with extremely high flow volumes, allowing a highly efficient device at extremely lo ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Agnostic Wireless Communications Waveform Gateway

    SBC: MAXENTRIC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: N09T037

    Each tactical radio uses a particular waveform that inhibits it from freely communicating with a radio on another network. There is a need for a flexible communication gateway that supports interoperability, and can automatically translate among a set of waveforms to transfer information across networks. In response to the need for a flexible gateway, MaXentric and The Cooper Union have partnered ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Augmentor Screech Instability Control through Directed Plasma Discharge

    SBC: Knite Inc            Topic: N14AT004

    Directed plasma discharge using Knite Inc.s Kinetic Spark Ignition (KSI) hardware is proposed as a means to quell augmentor screech tone. Contrary to typical plasma ignitors, where plasma discharge is between anode and cathode, the KSI can discharge plasma into the flow in a reproducible manner. This controllability was used successfully on projects to improve performance of igniters and is also k ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Carbon Nanofiber Supercapacitors for Grid Scale Energy Storage

    SBC: Jema Science, Inc            Topic: N11AT028

    Jema Science Inc teams up with Dr. Yuegang Zhang"s group at Molecular Foundray of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to propose an electrochemical capacitor (supercapacitor) energy storage concept based on low-cost electrospun carbon nanofibers. We take advantage of extremely low-cost of electrospinning technology coupled with our research on metal oxide nanomaterials to produce state-of ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Compact Megavolt Switch Utilizing Novel Switching Mediums

    SBC: Radiabeam Technologies, LLC            Topic: N14AT018

    A rugged, laser-free design of electrically controlled MV-class, ns-sub-ns switch is proposed to develop in Phase I. The novel switch design is based on combination of Drift Step Recovery Diode, and inverse-switchable dynistor used as a closing circuit and correspondingly matched charging/discharging resonant pulsed circuitry. The approach is capable of generating of fraction of MV pulses at up to ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Compact Radar Technology For Over the Horizon Small-Boat and Semi-Submersible Detection and Tracking

    SBC: First RF Corporation            Topic: N11AT002

    As with all service branches within the Department of Defense (DoD), the mission objectives of the Navy are expanding to encompass not only major combat operations, but also asymmetric warfare scenarios. This expanding role requires the Navy to increasingly operate in littoral waters where effective identification of small craft and semi-submersibles is a critical capability for both fleet protect ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Compact Radar Technology For Over the Horizon Small-Boat and Semi-Submersible Detection and Tracking

    SBC: SA Photonics, Inc.            Topic: N11AT002

    Over-The-Horizon (OTH) radar plays a crucial role in naval situational awareness and the ultimate safety of the naval warfighter and navy assets. Traditionally, OTH detection has been enabled by large land based radars exploiting the interaction of high frequency (HF) radio waves with the ionosphere, but this method is susceptible to instabilities in propagation and the limitations of HF systems. ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseNavy
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