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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. Software System for Criteria Management in Multi-Objective Optimization Guided Design of Sequences of Materials Processes

    SBC: AUSTRAL ENGINEERING & SOFTWARE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    "Austral Engineering and Software, Inc. proposes continued development of a software application for design criteria management in multiobjective optimization-guided design of sequences of materials proceses. This effort integraesstate-of-the-art-milti-objective optimization algorithms and visualization techniques with apropriate systems, materials, process and cost models, and simulation tools in ...

    STTR Phase II 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Geopolymers for Structural Ceramic Applications

    SBC: CATAWBA RESOURCES            Topic: N/A

    "Ceramic polymers or "geopolymers" are amorphous to semi-crystalline three dimensional alumino-silicate materials resulting from geochemistry. "Geopolymerisation" is the chemical reaction between various aluminosilicate oxides (Al+3 in Iv, V, or Vi foldcoordination) with silicates under highly alkaline conditions, yielding polymeric Si-O-Al-O bonds (HUA & VanDeventer 1999). Geopolymers form co-p ...

    STTR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Functional Geopolymer Composites for Structural Ceramic Applications

    SBC: Technology Holding, LLC            Topic: N/A

    "Continuous fiber-reinforced ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) are attractive candidate materials for structural components in military/commercial airframe or engine/turbine components due to their high-temperature mechanical properties. However, currentCMCs have two major limitations that have prevented replacement of current materials, namely (1) very high processing/materials costs and (2) insu ...

    STTR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. 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
  5. CONTROL OF SEMICONDUCTOR EPITAXY BY APPLICATION OF AN EXTERNAL FIELD

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: N/A

    "The quality of semiconductor thin-film grown by vapor phase epitaxy is strongly dependent on the growth conditions. The diffusion of adatoms on the flat surface is largely responsible for the quality of the film. The diffusion rate is directly related tothe bond energy of adatoms. Recent experiments have demonstrated that application of an external field can lead to a change in the microstruct ...

    STTR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. 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
  7. Non-Equilibrium Pulsed Plasma Ignitor

    SBC: Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    "The proposed program is directed toward the development of a plasma ignitor to address relight and flame-holding problems experienced by high-altitude aircraft. Conventional spark ignitors are insufficient to overcome these problems that are associatedwith the reduced temperature and pressure of air-breathing aircraft at high altitude. The proposed ignitor is based on highly non-equilibrium pulse ...

    STTR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. High Speed, Low Drive Voltage Optical Waveguide Devices Using Photonic Band Gap Structures

    SBC: Srico Inc            Topic: N/A

    This STTR proposal addresses the development of novel guided wave devices that use photonic band gap technology in epitaxial thin-film ferroelectric barium titanate. This proposed project combines the advanced ferroelectric materials technology developedat Northwestern University with the photonic integrated circuit expertise of Srico to develop next generation nanophotonic hybrid circuit devices. ...

    STTR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseAir Force
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