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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 April, 2020.

  1. Microfabricated Broadband Connectors for Frequencies Above 100 GHz

    SBC: Nuvotronics, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The region of the electromagnetic spectrum from 100 GHz to 400 GHz is currently underutilized but an area of exciting promise. Although atmospheric attenuation is higher in this region, the high frequency enables higher bandwidth operation. Transmit and receive components are also small resulting in the potential for lightweight miniature systems. Sub-millimeter waves also have the unique ability ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Non-contact Inline Material Sensor for Measurement of Electrical Properties of Nanofiber Films

    SBC: PANERATECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    PaneraTech is proposing a non-contact dual sensor for broadband and real-time characterization of thin nanofiber films during the manufacturing. Our solution offers several unique aspects that are ideal for this application. For instance, it uses a dual CPW sensor for low frequencies and free space transmission system for higher frequency band. Our proposed sensor system is also equipped with high ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Ultra-stable, Portable Fabry-Perot Cavities

    SBC: Boulder Precision Electro-optics            Topic: SB12A001

    Frequency stabilized lasers are essential subsystems; as flywheel oscillators in optical atomic clocks, as well as in many sensing and measurement systems. In optical atomic clocks, Allan Deviations

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  4. Adaptive Compressed Sensing for Mission Prioritized Data Collection and Analysis

    SBC: Leskiw Associates            Topic: AF10BT10

    ABSTRACT: The test and evaluation (T & E) of complex systems is challenging in many respects. Vast amounts of data are typically generated, which need to be transmitted, stored, and analyzed. Traditionally, such testing has been"stove-piped,"with the data in one domain collected and analyzed independently of the others. Nowadays, however, T & E activities are being integrated. And dynamical a ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Toward a Virtual Flight Test Capability

    SBC: CLEAR SCIENCE CORP            Topic: AF10BT16

    ABSTRACT: Clear Science Corp. and Princeton University propose to develop a computational framework for accurately and efficiently modeling the full set of physics associated with aircraft operations. The critical attributes of the proposed framework are accuracy, computational efficiency, and inclusiveness. More accurate computational models will support higher fidelity analysis during the air ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Porosity Gradient in Hybrid Composite Structure for Thermal Protection

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: AF10BT27

    ABSTRACT: Many military and aerospace platforms, including a number of airborne and spaceborne vehicles, significantly benefit from new materials that save weight and improve performance. Thermal protection systems (TPS) and extremely high temperature structures are required for a range of hypersonic air and space vehicles. For example, over 20,000 thermal protection ceramic tiles are usually i ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Electrically-Small Superconducting Wide-Bandwidth Receiver

    SBC: HYPRES, INC.            Topic: AF11BT02

    ABSTRACT: The overal goal of this STTR project is to develop a small size, weight and power receiver system based on SQUID array technology. High sensitivity, linearity, and wide bandwidth of SQUID arrays antenna sensors will be enable electrically and physically small antenna with extremely wide bandwidth from dc to 2 GHz. The SQUID arrays will be fabricated using high-temperature superconducto ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Cognitive Radio Spectrum Management and Waveform Adaptation for Advanced Wideband Space Communication Systems

    SBC: SHARED SPECTRUM COMPANY            Topic: AF11BT03

    ABSTRACT: We analyze approaches to adaptively avoid hostile attack to satellite communications by applying a combined approach of game-theory research, dynamic spectrum access (DSA), policy-based resource management controls and wideband sensing. We analyze the impact of game theory to influence adaptive parameters (power, sensing threshold, frequency, network changes) and avoid attack. We study ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Cognitive Radio Spectrum Management and Waveform Adaptation for Advanced Wideband Space Communication Systems

    SBC: Andro Computational Solutions LLC            Topic: AF11BT03

    ABSTRACT: Within the last decade, game theoretic approaches have emerged as viable tools to analyze distributed wireless resource allocation problems and design distributed transmission strategies. Conventional game theoretic designs for wireless resource allocation problems do not consider jamming issues in the context of network utility maximization. These conventional game theoretic designs ar ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. 3-D nondestructive imaging techniques for mesoscale damage analysis of composite materials

    SBC: Multiscale Design Systems, LLC            Topic: AF11BT04

    ABSTRACT: Our objective is to establish a non-destructive, three-dimensional, image-based analysis protocol for inhomogeneous materials that inherently considers the heterogeneous nature of condensed matter. The process begins with a 3-D assessment of the internal material structure performed using a high-resolution micro-CT scanner. Next, reconstruction of a statistically optimal RUC will be per ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force

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