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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. Stability Models for Augmentor Design Tools and Technology Assessment

    SBC: CASCADE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF06T033

    Augmentors, increase the thrust of a gas turbine engine by burning additional fuel with hot engine exhaust gases. Maintaining flame stability over a wide range of operating conditions is desired. An understanding of the effects of geometry and combustion processes on the flame stability is required to design advanced, efficient, and stable augmentors. Key factors affecting flame stability are vit ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. High Strength, Transparent Alumina IR Windows with Nano-scale (< 100 nm) Sintered Microstructure

    SBC: Technology Holding, LLC            Topic: AF07T009

    This STTR Phase I project is designed to develop a novel process for fabricating a nano-grained ceramic material for infrared windows. The proposed STTR builds upon our previous Phase I (Navy) SBIR experience to minimize risks and maximize the likelihood of success. This proposed work will utilize an innovative method to fabricate nanocrystalline alumina infrared window materials with significantl ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Hybrid Approach for Multi-Scale Modeling of Radiation Transfer in Three-Dimensional Non-Gray Media

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF08T020

    In this STTR project, an efficient and high-fidelity computational module to predict non-gray radiative transfer will be developed and validated. The proposed hybrid approach to solve the radiative transport equation (RTE) is a combination of the spherical harmonics (PN) method and the Monte-Carlo method. Non-gray gases will be treated using the full spectrum correlated k-distribution (FSCK) metho ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. High-current Field Emitter Arrays for Directed Energy Weapons

    SBC: Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.            Topic: AF06T018

    Field-emission electron-emitting arrays hold promise for use in high current-density electron-beam devices as replacement for power consuming thermionic emitters. Large field-emitter arrays, however, are limited in total current due to non-uniformity and resulting instability problems. As a solution to these problems current-limiting devices, such as a field-effect transistor (FET) for each emitte ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Ballistic Imaging for Dense Spray Diagnostics in Harsh Chemically Reacting Environments

    SBC: Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.            Topic: AF06T009

    The primary objective of this Phase-II research effort will be to build, deliver, and test a next-generation time-domain ballistic photon imaging (BPI) system based on ultrafast lasers for characterizing the two-phase combustion region within bi-propellant rocket engines. This will include integration into a rocket facility of choice for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Air For ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Stability and Performance Analysis of Turbine Engines under Fiber Optic Networked Distributed Control Architecture

    SBC: Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation            Topic: AF08T026

    Gas Turbine Engine Control is one of the most complex tasks ever attempted. Currently, a centralized architecture system, labeled, Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) is being widely used. However, new engine performance technologies started to increase the burden of FADEC. This has necessitated the beginning of a new phase of engine control development, Distributed Engine Control syste ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Combustion Stability Innovations for Liquid Rocket

    SBC: METACOMP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF06T005

    The proposed effort provides a unified modeling & simulation framework to substantially improve the capability for understanding, analyzing, and predicting the underlying mechanisms dictating the combustion stability characteristics of liquid-propellant rocket engines. Emphasis will be placed on the effects of atomization, mixing, and distributed combustion of liquid oxygen (LOX) and kerosene pro ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Hearing Protection for High-Noise Environments

    SBC: MONOPOLE RESEARCH            Topic: AF06T035

    We propose to develop high fidelity software tools which would allow identification and understanding of the relevant bioacoustic and psychacoustic mechanisms responsible for the transition of acoustic energy through non-airborne pathways to the cochlea and significantly reduce the cost of design of noise suppression devices. The principal numerical tool we propose to use is the fast integral e ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Energy Harvesting From Temperature Variation with Time (HOTT)

    SBC: Nextgen Aeronautics, Inc.            Topic: AF07T001

    NextGen is partnering with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to develop tiny energy harvesting modules exploiting variation/fluctuation in ambient temperature with time. Our team is proposing to improve electric power generation by an order of magnitude over state-of-the-art thermoelectric power-converters by using pyro-piezoelectric properties of ferroelectric materials. We are proposing thi ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Flex-Skins Using Cellular Cores (XSCL)

    SBC: Nextgen Aeronautics, Inc.            Topic: AF06T013

    Consistent with the solicitation, the top level program objective of this STTR is to demonstrate the viability and benefits of morphing wing skin designs incorporating cellular cores with tailor-able geometry and material properties. NextGen Aeronautics and Penn State University plan to build on our Phase I work and propose to mature our concepts and designs for a shear-morphing skin to a TRL of 5 ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
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