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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

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  1. Rydberg-atom RF Sensors for Direction Finding and Geolocation (RADARS)

    SBC: Coldquanta, Inc.            Topic: AF17AT028

    ColdQuanta, in partnership with Dr. Zoya Popovic at the University of Colorado at Boulder, proposes to develop a three-dimensional quantum-enhanced radio-frequency (RF) signal sensor and direction finder. Our approach combines Rydberg-atom-based RF electrometry and discrete lens arrays (DLAs) of planar antennas. The DLA will serve as a Fourier optic for an incident wave, and a Rydberg-atom RF elec ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Anisotropic Property Manipulation of Selective Laser Melted GRCop-84

    SBC: Special Aerospace Services            Topic: AF18AT009

    In partnership with the Colorado School of Mines Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies and with support from the Johns Hopkins University Energetic Research Group, Special Aerospace Services will provide the Air Force with characterization of fully dense Selective Laser Melted GRCop-84 subjected to a variety of manipulations that affect key performance metrics for regene ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Additive Manufacturing Sensor Fusion Technologies for Process Monitoring and Control.

    SBC: ARCTOS Technology Solutions, LLC            Topic: DLA18A001

    Universal Technology Corporation (UTC) has teamed with the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), Stratonics, and Macy Consulting to demonstrate not only the transitionability into commercial systems, but also to develop the data analytics and monitoring and control requirements to extract the full value fromseveral sensors, including the Stratonics ThermaViz, acoustic and profilometry se ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  4. Modern Manufacturing for Liquid Rocket Engine Components

    SBC: ADVANCED POWDER SOLUTIONS INC            Topic: AF18AT009

    Liquid Rocket Engine (LRE) component manufacturing process by conventional processes are comprised of multi steps, components are fabricated by conventional machining from a forged or rolled billet/sheet. As a result a long lead time is needed and part acquisition time is high. So a low cost fabrication process is needed to replace current traditional processes. Low cost, rapid fabrication of this ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Midwave Infared (MWIR) Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCL) Thermal Monitoring

    SBC: Max-IR Labs Incorporated            Topic: AF17AT026

    Max-IR Labs LLC, in collaboration with UT Dallas, successfully demonstrated construction and operation of a prototype Infrared Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy (IR-SNOM) instrument for high-spatial-resolution thermal mapping of small heat sources, in particular Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) facets, during Phase I.Preliminary data demonstrated feasibility of implementation of this instrument an ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Development lightmap rendering technology to advance infrared simulation capabilities for training applications

    SBC: Cornerstone Software Solutions, Inc            Topic: AF17AT012

    Recent technology advances have enabled the simulation community to achieve greater realism in virtual training environments, including physics-based simulated sensor views. As new methods for sensor view generation are developed, the lack of readily available supporting data to populate these specialized techniques limits their implementation. Currently the capability is not available to efficien ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Additive Manufacturing Sensor Fusion Technologies for Process Monitoring and Control.

    SBC: X-Wave Innovations, Inc.            Topic: DLA18A001

    Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a modern and increasingly popular manufacturing process for metallic components, but suffers from well known problems of inconsistent quality of the finished product. Process monitoring and feedback control are therefore crucial research areas with a goal of solving this problem. To address this concern, X-wave Innovations, Inc. (XII) and the University of Dayton Res ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  8. Principled Design of an Augmented Reality Trainer for Medics

    SBC: Unveil LLC            Topic: DHP17A003

    Augmented reality (AR) offers the ability to enhance existing combat medic training by including perceptual cues and adaptive training elements to traditional simulation-based training using manikins. Unveil has developed a training system called the Macrocognitive AR Trainer (MART). MART is designed to foster the development of macrocognitive skills (e.g., sensemaking, assessment skills, mental m ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Health Agency
  9. Complex Object Reflectance Characterization System (CORCS)

    SBC: NUTRONICS, INC.            Topic: AF18AT007

    Nutronics, Inc. and Montana State University propose to develop a method for characterization of the full Mueller matrix for reflective scattering from a test object. The Complex Object Reflectance Characterization System (CORCS) will initially be designed for laboratory use and characterization of test objects by active imaging to measure both the Mueller Matrix and the target depth associated wi ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Multi-Physics Models for Parachute Deployment and Braking for Coupling with DoD CREATE-AV Kestrel

    SBC: Kord Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF18AT004

    Design analysis of parachute recovery systems has relied on a combination of core design principles, historical empirical data, and extensive testing for decades. Parachute motion involves complex phenomena involving porous bluff-body aerodynamics and highly deformable cloth. The proposed project is a plugin for the DoD CREATE-AV Kestrel simulation suite that will enable high-fidelity simulations ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
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