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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. GaN/AlGaN/AlInN Based THz Focal Plane Array Detectors, Ultraviolet (UV) Lasers, and HEMT High Power RF Devices on Low-Dislocation AlN and GaN Substra

    SBC: TRAYCER DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF08T006

    In this Phase I effort our team, a collaboration between Traycer Diagnostic Systems and The University of Notre Dame, proposes to develop a single pixel detector of terahertz frequency electromagnetic radiation. The devices we propose are AlN/GaN high electron mobility transistors which, via the excitation of plasma waves in the device channel, exhibit a nonresonant broadband and resonant respons ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 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. Development of Novel Polynitrogen-based High–performance Solid Propellants

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF08T022

    In this STTR program, CFDRC, in collaboration with the University of Idaho, proposes to develop some novel high-performance polynitrogen energetic materials for propellant applications. The proposed materials contain amine substituted tetrazole-based heterocyclic cations. In order to enhance the energy content and stability further, they are combined with energetic anions. These anions will have ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Advanced data mining tool for feature detection in turbulent flow simulations

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF08T017

    While DNS of complex flow phenomena is a routine practice nowadays, the analysis tools lack the sophistication to utilize the abundance of data generated, for they are devoid of physics-based data extraction and feature-detection protocols. The current effort proposes an automated and intelligent co-processing data-mining framework, in the form of an API, that detects and tracks flow features of s ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Unified Kinetic/Continuum Flow Solver with Adaptive Cartesian Mesh for Hypersonic Flows in the Earth Atmosphere

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF08T019

    The design of future hypersonic vehicles requires detailed understanding of flow regimes ranging from rarefied to continuum. Moreover, hypervelocity flows are characterized by high temperatures, excitation of vibrational level of molecules, nonequilibrium dissociation, and ionization. The goal of this project is to develop unified kinetic/continuum solution methods with proper domain decompositio ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Development of Diagnostic Model for Hydrogen Permeation through High-Strength Alloys Under Corroding Conditions

    SBC: Faraday Technology, Inc.            Topic: AF08BT17

    In this Phase I STTR program, the project team will develop a mathematical model for the hydrogen permeation inhibiting efficiency for various metals and alloys.  Experiments based on the Devanathan-Stachurski method will be used to determine the models kinetic parameters, which control hydrogen permeation.  The hydrogen entry efficiency and effectiveness of electrodeposited, nanostructured laye ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Development of Compact, Lightweight Power Transmission Devices for Directed Energy Applications

    SBC: Global Research and Development Inc.            Topic: AF08BT12

    This proposal covers investigating and optimizing superconductor cable configuration designs and various cooling methods for lightweight airborne power cables. During this program we will be modeling several types of superconducting cable configurations and design parameters for optimizing the system weight and volume as a function of cable length.  We will study the trade-offs among the influenc ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. 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
  10. 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
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