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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY22 is not expected to be complete until September, 2023.

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  1. Mine Target Reacquisition for Next Generation Mine Neutralization Systems (Sonar SLAM)

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA12T001

    The US Navy is moving towards a Single Sortie Detect to Engage (SSDTE) paradigm to implement in-stride minehunting and mine prosecution. Integrating in-stride Mine Search and Mine Prosecution functions is a key requirement to achieve the SSDTE paradigm. Mine Target Reacquisition between the mine search operations and mine prosecution phases poses a particular challenge, as planned mine prosecution ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Cervical Spine Health Improvement Products

    SBC: Switchbox, Inc.            Topic: DHA18B001

    Most standard-of-care tools and techniques for evaluating neck disorders are subjective, unreliable, and do not provide actionable information for providers, payers, and organizations to deliver efficient and effective care. This lack of objective neck he

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Health Agency
  3. No Power Bionic Lower Extremity Prostheses

    SBC: LIBERATING TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: DHP16C007

    Current prosthetic feet produce much less peak mechanical power than the able-bodied foot/ankle and release only about half of the mechanical energy generated during gait. This leads to higher energy expenditure among amputees as compared to able-bodied i

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Health Agency
  4. Scalable Manufacturing of Composite Components Using Nanostructured Heaters

    SBC: Metis Design Corporation            Topic: N18BT031

    Manufacturing of structural composites traditionally employs autoclaves to achieve high quality parts, including high fiber-volume-fractions and low porosity. A laminate comprised of stacked prepreg plies are cured under a vacuum in addition to ~7 bar of pressure to prevent formation of voids, particulalry in interlaminar (inter-sheet/ply) regions. However, manufacturing composites within an autoc ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. TRACE – Target Recognition with the Assistance of Artificial Intelligence

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: N18BT033

    Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) proposes the design and implementation of the Target Recognition with the Assistance of Artificial Intelligence (TRACE) system that incorporates classical model-based target classification and identification approaches with data-driven machine learning solutions to improve the target classification accuracy. The outcome of the TRACE systems is a set of machine lea ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Optimized Higher Power Microwave Sources

    SBC: Metamagnetics Inc.            Topic: N19AT001

    HPM (high power microwave) weapons could disable vehicles, enable vehicle recovery, and reduce collateral damage. Metamagnetics, in partnership with Professor Jane Lehr (University of New Mexico), and General Atomics propose a completely solid-state HPM system based on their work in Gyromagnetic Nonlinear Transmission Lines (gNLTL) and compact High-Gain Slotted Waveguide Antennas. The system will ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Interlaminar Reinforcement of Composite Rotorcraft Components via Tailored Nanomorphologies of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes (A-CNTs)

    SBC: Metis Design Corporation            Topic: N19AT003

    Composites are often used in aerospace applications due to their superior specific strength and stiffness properties, as well as their resistance to fatigue and corrosion. In particular for rotorcraft, composites offer additional benefits for their versatility in tailoring material properties for such components as rotor blades. However, rotors introduce additional challenges by including multiple ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Targeted Enhancement of Critical Composite Interfaces using Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes

    SBC: N12 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N19AT003

    Vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes (VACNTs) will be selectively applied at interfaces in laminated composite structures to effect locally the mechanical properties that limit rotorcraft structures, such as fatigue and damage tolerance. In Phase I this work will quantify these effects in CFRP and CFRP/GFRP hybrid coupons. The VACNT material will be transferred directly onto prepreg plies, but also ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Catastrophic Optical Damage Mitigation in Quantum Cascade Lasers by Facet Disordering

    SBC: N2 Biomedical, LLC            Topic: N19AT004

    Quantum cascade laser optical output power is limited by laser facet catastrophic optical damage (COD). In edge-emitting semiconductor lasers COD is a thermal runaway process wherein the front facet of the laser heats under high power operation. This facet heating reduces the semiconductor bandgap which increases the optical absorption and also increases the electrical injection current in the fac ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Process to Mitigate Catastrophic Optical Damage to Quantum Cascade Lasers

    SBC: Pendar Technologies, LLC            Topic: N19AT004

    In this program, we will develop solutions to optimize QCL fabrication processes, such as facet passivation and high thermal conductivity coatings, that will mitigate the reliability issues for high power QCL applications. In phase I, we will first evaluate all concepts and efforts that have been largely investigated for GaAs based high power diode lasers and transfer the knowledge to InP based QC ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
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