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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. High Fidelity Obscurant Modeling for Sensor Simulations

    SBC: Gleason Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: A11aT004

    A particle-systems approach is proposed for rendering obscurants in tactical missile scene generation. Obscurants are currently rendered using arrays of voxels, small homogeneous cubes containing concentration and temperature data. Voxels have been highly successful but they require huge data files and are very slow to render. The particle systems would not replace voxels for high-fidelity applica ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. Biomimetic Membranes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: A11aT013

    The proposed research effort is focused on developing a highly conducting, nanostructured membrane for use in high temperature direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC). Polymer nanofiber mats with high temperature stability and water retaining inorganic nanoparticles will be prepared through electrospinning process. The nanofiber mats will be compacted and the pores will be infiltrated using a hydrophobi ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. A Priori Error-Controlled Simulations of Electromagnetic Phenomena for HPC

    SBC: COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCES LLC            Topic: A11aT015

    The project will remove a key difficulty that currently hampers many existing methods for computing unsteady electromagnetic waves in unbounded regions. The accuracy and/or stability of the simulations may deteriorate over long times due to the treatment of the outer boundaries via artificial boundary conditions. We propose to develop a universal algorithm and software that will correct this probl ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Malware Understanding using Dependence Graphs, Clustering, and Mining.

    SBC: NOVASHIELD, Inc.            Topic: A11aT020

    The number of distinct malware being released into the wild is growing at an alarming rate. Some IT security companies are seeing more than 5,000 new malware instances each day. IT security companies can no longer keep pace with this deluge using manual, labor-intensive malware analysis techniques for generating specifications that detect them. There is a need for proven and deployable automate ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Improve pyrotechnic smoke formulations that produce low flame

    SBC: Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.            Topic: A11aT026

    The objective of this research is to develop materials that may replace the current generation of visible smoke formulations used by the U.S. military. In particular the materials must produce low flame so that they do present a fire hazard, have relatively low toxicity, and are efficient. The efficiency is defined in a figure of merit that combines fill factor, yield factor, extinction coeffici ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. TerrAdapt: A system for autonomous terrain classification and terrain-adaptive driving

    SBC: Quantum Signal LLC            Topic: A11aT033

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Quantum Signal LLC propose to research and develop the TerrAdapt system for terrain classification and vehicle driving control. This work will result in fundamental research advances, but will be practical enough for application on today"s COTS vehicle platforms. The system will maximize vehicle mobility due to the following key features: 1) TerrAdap ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. CNT Based Microstrip Plasma Limiter

    SBC: ACCURATE AUTOMATION CORPORATION            Topic: MDA10T001

    Accurate Automation Corporation will develop a carbon nanotube based microstrip plasma limiter suitable for inclusion on RF printed circuit boards used on the front-end of an X-Band phased-array receiver. This device will capitalize on the ability to use carbon nanotubes to reduce the size and cost of an RF limiter while dramatically increasing the performance. Specific attention will be focused o ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Fast Algorithms for Generating Hardbody Thermal Histories

    SBC: AEGIS TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC., THE            Topic: MDA10T003

    The AEgis Technologies Group proposes to develop an innovative real-time thermal solver solution to model hardbody thermal histories. This thermal solver solution will consider the relevant phenomenology associated with MDA targets and other associated objects requiring thermal histories. Modeling of complex objects and advanced features such as model ablation and dynamic surface areas will be co ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. An Accurate 3D Real-Time Simulation Tool for Generating Hardbody Thermal Histories

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: MDA10T003

    Existing thermal analysis tools for optical signature generation are employed in an off-line manner, and are inadequate for new closed-loop real-time system simulations being pursued by MDA. This STTR project aims to develop and demonstrate an innovative simulation tool for the automatic generation and subsequent computation of reduced thermal models for accurate, real-time analysis of complex 3D ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Physics Based Modeling Tools for Next-Generation Lithium Ion Battery Performance and Lifetime

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: MDA10T004

    The MDA is developing satellite based systems that could benefit from ongoing developments in advanced materials for lithium ion batteries. Unfortunately, the driving applications for much of the new materials research have less abusive operational cycles than the frequent cycling, and sporadic pulse loads to deep discharge, of MDA satellite applications. Physics based models of battery performa ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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