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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.

  1. Active Control of a Scramjet Engine

    SBC: Ahmic Aerospace LLC            Topic: AF15AT19

    Scramjet engines are designed to operate across a wide Mach number range and typically incorporate isolator sections to provide sufficient back-pressure margin and prevent unstart. As military requirements become increasingly demanding, an active, closed-loop control system is necessary to maintain engine stability and power output. During Phase I, key components of a scramjet control system were ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Advanced Computational Methods for Study of Electromagnetic Compatibility

    SBC: Hypercomp, Inc.            Topic: AF09BT13

    The leakage of electromagnetic (EM) energy into air vehicles, and particularly into ordnance, poses a hazard that requires careful evaluation. Under current guidelines, such evaluations are primarily to be carried out through extensive testing of items under possible field conditions, a process that can be both time-consuming and costly. The scope of this STTR Phase I activity is to implement a h ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Advanced Computational Methods for Study of Electromagnetic Compatibility

    SBC: MATHEMATICAL SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: AF09BT13

    The present text proposes development of efficient, accurate and rapidly-convergent algorithms for the simulation of propagation and scattering of electromagnetic fields within and around structures that (i) Consist of complex combinations of penetrable materials as well as perfect and imperfect conductors, and, (ii) Possess complex geometrical characteristics, including open surfaces, metallic c ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Advanced High Power Solid-State Burst Generator

    SBC: Ness Engineering, Inc.            Topic: AF09BT14

    Recent advances in dielectric and magnetic materials have spurred renewed interest in the field of solid state pulse and RF burst generation using Non-Linear Transmission Lines (NLTL) . The NLTL approach to HPM and UWB generation eliminates the need for an electron beam, vacuum system and magnets required in conventional HPM sources. Furthermore, the novel waveforms of NLTL generated pulses promi ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Affordable Integrated Circuit Packaging and Assembly for High-Temperature Intelligent Components

    SBC: MICROELECTRONICS RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION            Topic: AF16AT17

    Micro-RDC proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of developing low-cost, low-weight, reliable packaging materials and processes to produce low-power advanced Integrated Circuits (ICs) that can operate continuously at temperatures between -55C and +225...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. AgileBeam Reconfigurable Free Space Optical Communication System

    SBC: SA Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF18AT010

    Free Space Optical (FSO) communication systems provide many benefits for satellite communications, including high data rates and low Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) compared to traditional RF communication systems.Additionally, FSO systems operate without RF emissions and are inherently immune to RF interference and jamming.The narrow optical beams and small Field-of-View of the optical receivers al ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. A High Performance and Cost Effective Ultra High Performance Concrete

    SBC: i2C Solutions, LLC            Topic: AF12BT04

    ABSTRACT: Adversarial installations, such as those housing the means for nuclear weapons production, are increasingly being constructed in heavily fortified locations and often using ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) as the construction material. As such, the U.S. Air Force has considerable interest in further developments of ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) to maintain an advantage o ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. All fiber-based high power Mid-IR precision frequency combs

    SBC: POLARONYX, INC.            Topic: AF08BT16

    ABSTRACT: Based on our success in developing the world first commercial 10 W femtosecond fiber laser system and our leading technology development in ultrashort pulsed fiber laser and nonlinear fiber optics, PolarOnyx proposes, for the first time, a compact all fiber based high power (>500 mW) mid-IR supercontinuum source (3-12 micron) to meet with the requirement of the AF solicitation. The lase ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. An Immersed Boundary Framework for Topology Optimization of Nonlinear Thermoelastic Structures with Internal Radiation

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: AF17AT015

    Thermoelastic structures pose a critical challenge to designers due to the inherent design dependence of thermal loading on structural thickness. This is further exacerbated by structural nonlinearity due to in-plane, and more importantly, the out-of-plane bending deformation that further increases the effective loading on the structure. During Phase I of this project, we have added significant ne ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. 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
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