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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. Nonlinear Enhancement of Visual Target Detection

    SBC: Applied Sciences            Topic: AF05T021

    Object identification, quantification and localization are key goals in both military target detection and quantitative medical imaging. As in medical imaging, military images are often difficult to interpret due to noise, spatial resolution limits, changing background conditions and uncertainty about the materials being imaged. We propose to vastly improve the results from hyperspectral imaging s ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Novel Method for Fabricating Carbon Nanofiber Toughened Silicon Carbide Composites

    SBC: Applied Sciences            Topic: AF05T023

    Carbon nanotube-reinforced ceramics are a promising class of materials that are plagued by extreme processing conditions which compromise the nanotubes, thereby inhibiting their ability to positively impact the ceramic composite. Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI) proposes an innovative solution to this problem. Our process exploits the unique morphology of low-cost carbon nanofibers, upon which the ce ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Computational Methods for Feedback Controllers for Aerodynamics Flow Applications

    SBC: Cobalt Solutions, Llc            Topic: AF03T007

    A software toolbox for closed loop flow control investigations will be developed. Our proposed toolbox integrates a well tested Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solver (Cobalt) with feedback and controls specific software tools implemented in Matlab. All data exchange and output will use efficient open standard data formats to interface the results to most any commercial visualization package. ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Conductive Liquid Crystalline Elastomer For Aircraft Gap Treatment

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: AF03T004

    Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. and Liquid Crystal Institute of Kent State University jointly propose to develop and demonstrate material technologies enabling conductive liquid crystalline elastomer for aircraft gap treatment. The Phase I results have demonstrated the feasibility of developing conductive liquid crystalline (LC) elastomer materials for this application. This Phase II program wi ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. High-Performance Infrared Liquid Crystals

    SBC: Cornerstone Research Group, Incorporated            Topic: AF05T029

    Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. (CRG) proposes to synthesize, formulate, and characterize novel high performance liquid crystal material systems for use in enhanced performance active or passive infrared (IR) modulators and filtering devices, such as IR laser protective filters, liquid crystal light valves, and optical phased arrays for infrared beam steering. Enhancements in electro-optic respo ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Optimal Training System

    SBC: Emt, Inc.            Topic: AF04T014

    The ability to train novice operators on a variety of tasks through automated training systems provides a cost effective and timely solution for a number of applications. The training regimen required for military personnel lends itself to automated training systems. In order to overcome some of the challenges and shortfalls of the traditional intelligent training systems, a strong normative or ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. High Temp High Energy Product Permanent Magnet Material

    SBC: FUTURE TEK USA CORP.            Topic: AF05T024

    Permanent magnet materials with high energy product of (BH)max = 30 MGOe at 450°C are needed for advanced Air Force power and weapon systems. This required magnetic performance represents a 150% improvement over the best existing materials. Owing to the very high degree of difficulty, this objective is unlikely achievable if using any existing permanent magnets, such as conventional high temper ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Stability and Quench Protection for HTS Superconducting Magnets

    SBC: HYPER TECH RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: AF04T002

    The Air Force is currently pursuing the development of high temperature superconducting generators. Coated YBCO superconductor tape is a strong candidate to enable this application for rotor coils. There is the concern that it might be difficult to detect if a quench is occurring in a YBCO coated conductor coil and thus take action to protect the coil for being destroyed. During the Phase I we ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
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