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. Aircraft Electrical Power System Diagnostics and Health Management

    SBC: Global Strategic Solutions, LLC            Topic: N06T007

    Based on the research and analysis conducted during Phase I, it was determined that it is feasible to detect, diagnose, predict and manage impending failures in a rotating electrical machine (e.g., aircraft generator) using a real-time, sensory-updating residual life distribution estimation technique. Furthermore, the methodology allows us to develop a prognostic capability for the electrical powe ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Remote Detection of Ocean Surface Roughness Changes

    SBC: Zel Technologies, LLC            Topic: N06T002

    Detection of weak oceanic currents by remote sensing means is an important task for many applications of significance to the Navy and the society at large. A promising way to remotely detect the currents is through variations of backscattering strength of electromagnetic waves scattered from ocean surface roughness modulated by the currents. In Phase 1 of this STTR project we demonstrated that, de ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Automation of Analysis Model Creation

    SBC: Technosoft, Inc            Topic: N06T018

    Although numerical analysis applications have proven to be effective and reasonably accurate, the effort required to develop the associated analysis models remains a challenging and time consuming task. While many meshing tools are currently available, decomposing and manipulating the design geometry and enhancing the topology for mesh construction are manual processes and place the heaviest dema ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Novel Fiber Optic Methods for Sensing Shape, Orientation and/or Heading of Undersea Arrays and Tethers

    SBC: 3 Phoenix, Inc.            Topic: N08T029

    Structural state awareness can be vitally important to a wide variety of both commercial and military systems, including buildings, bridges, vehicles and advanced sensors. Equipment required to provide this telemetry has typically been large and heavy making it difficult to incorporate into the desired environment. The use of a strain and temperature sensing technique based in fiber optics can p ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Innovative Concepts for Non-Thermal Based Anti-Icing/De-Icing of Rotor Blade Leading Edges

    SBC: AKRON AIR MATERIALS, LLC            Topic: N08T013

    This proposal aims at the development of a low-power deicing system using the newly developed magnetostrictive alloy as functional materials, namely the Ni-Mn-Ga alloy. Present studies have shown that the Ni-Mn-Ga smart alloy does not require excessive input power to operate while an impulsive strain of over 5% can be generated under a load of over 1 Mpa. When power is applied to the solenoid arou ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Design Tools for Applying Characteristic Modes to Platform Integrated Antennas

    SBC: Applied EM Inc.            Topic: N08T023

    Characteristic modes are proposed to optimize placement of vehicular antennas in the HF through lower UHF bands (2MHz to 450MHz). Characteristic modes provide physical insight into the currents induced on the vehicle and provide for placement of the antenna to excite desirable mode with increased efficiency. Computation of characteristic modes for arbitrary shaped platforms is documented in the l ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Integrated Visual and Inertial Sensor Information for Onboard Navigation (I-VISION)


    Given the vulnerability of the GPS system to intentional or hostile denial of service, it is imperative that the U.S. military develop technologies that provide robust navigation solutions that do not rely on GPS data. To achieve this capability, Aurora and MIT have teamed to develop the Integrated Visual and Inertial Sensor Information Onboard Navigation (I-VISION) system, which will couple optic ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Onboard Planning System for UAVs in Support of Expeditionary Reconnaissance and Surveillance (OPS-USERS)


    Aurora Flight Sciences and the MIT Aero-Astro Department have been jointly developing the human interfaces and underlying automation for a planning system that enables a field operator to command a team of UAVs to perform operations consistent with expeditionary missions. During Phase II, these tools will be further developed and demonstrated as a comprehensive system including high-level collabo ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Efficient, Highly Maneuverable Artificial Fish for Stealthy Surveillance

    SBC: AVID LLC            Topic: N08T030

    AVID LLC and Profs. Neu, Philen, and Stilwell of Virginia Tech propose development of an artificial fish using Flexible Matrix Composite actuator technology for propulsion and control. This innovative approach to fin actuation uses structurally integrated hydraulic actuators to avoid the losses associated with conventional means of driving bioinspired propulsors, and more closely match the except ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Development of a Soldier Battlespace Auditory Analyzer System

    SBC: BRUSH MOUNTAIN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: A08T019

    The objective of this project is to develop a man wearable auditory analyzer system that can improve the situational awareness, listening capability and communication of a soldier operating in an urban environment. This will be developed through three main technologies: 1. A data collection system consisting of a microphone array embedded on a soldier. Array characterization and diffraction compen ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseArmy
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