Award Data

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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. Exploiting Microstructural Evolution for Material and Damage State Sensing

    SBC: ADTECH SYSTEMS RESEARCH INC            Topic: AF06T037

    The objective of this project is to develop a multi-purpose combination type optical fiber sensor that enables simultaneous sensing of microstructural evolutions in the sensor materials and the environmental conditions such as pressure and temperature. It is very well known that materials subjected to fatigue and high temperature will go through microstructural changes such as plastic deformation, ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 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. Quench-Protection Strategies for HTS Conductors

    SBC: CERAMPHYSICS, INC.            Topic: AF04T002

    The quench-protection strategy at 77 K identified in the Phase I STTR program involves depositing a thin film of a ceramic insulation having a large thermal conductivity at 77 K. Two ceramics were identified for this strategy, ZnO and Zn2GeO4, and in the Phase II STTR program the deposition properties of these ceramics will be explored (sputtering, ion-beam-assisted sputtering, pulsed laser depos ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Optimized Quantum Dot Superlattice Structures for Ultra-High Efficiency Photovoltaic Cells and Photodetectors

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF06T026

    Higher efficiency solar cells are needed to reduce solar-array mass, volume, and cost. In this project we propose to develop: (i) a concept of the novel quantum dot superlattice (QDS) solar cells, which are estimated to be more efficient and radiation tolerant than conventional multi-junction solar cells, (ii) new computational tools for the quantum-dot nanostructure optimization for the specific ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Novel Volume of Solid Technology for Nonlinear Aeroelastic Stability Analysis

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF06T016

    Morphing technology enables aerospace vehicles to achieve a broader range of operational modes. Computational aeroelastic and design analysis tools of these vehicles must be able to handle arbitrarily large deformations and shape changes. Innovative Volume of Solid technology is proposed to cast structure/body-dynamics equations in an Eulerian reference frame, preserving the order of accuracy of ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. New Methods of Controlling Electron Kinetics and Plasma Chemistry in Pulsed Discharges of Electronegative Gases

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF06T038

    A number of modern technologies utilize unique properties of highly non-equilibrium plasmas produced by electric discharges in molecular gases. Electron kinetics and vibrationally excited molecules define key chemical reactions in these plasmas. The goal of this project is to utilize the non-local nature of electron kinetics to improve the performance of various plasma devices under pulsed power c ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Novel Stability Model and Flameholder Concept for Modern Augmentors

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF06T033

    Static stability is a major challenge for modern augmentors that feature close-coupled fuel injection/flameholders operating at low pressures and high inlet velocities, inlet temperatures and vitiation levels. Reduced dilatation and baroclinic vorticity effects at augmentor conditions cause large scale von Karman vortices to dominate the blowout event, in contrast to conventional bluffbody shear l ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. 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
  9. Diamond Studded Micro Helix TWT


    A highly efficient, very wide bandwidth, diamond studded micro helix TWT for operation at 95 GHz will be designed and fabricated by means of a novel application of solid state micro fabrication technology. Because of the nature of the fabrication process proposed here, this device can be built as a single TWT or just as readily as an array of TWTs. By spatially combining the power output of seve ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Improved Pressure- and Temperature-Sensitive Paint

    SBC: Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.            Topic: AF04T001

    The Phase I technical objectives of this program were to use existing lifetime based PSP technology and identify a combination of existing probes and binder that would provide a temperature-insensitive pressure sensitive paint (PSP). This was accomplished using the current lifetime-based systems that employ two-gate detection and by adding a second probe to the standard FIB pressure paint system. ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
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