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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. Multiphysics Modeling of Dynamic Combustion Processes Using Pareto-Efficient Combustion Framework

    SBC: Streamline Numerics, Inc.            Topic: AF18BT010

    The objective is to develop zonal multi-physics capability for turbulent combustion simulations. The foundation of the proposed work is a novel Pareto-Efficient Combustion (PEC) framework for fidelity-adaptive combustion modeling. The PEC model utilizes a combustion submodel assignment, combining the low-cost flamelet-based models with the more expensive finite rate chemistry models where necessar ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Multisensor-Integrated Organ-on-a-Chip

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: AF19AT002

    The Air Force seeks three-dimensional bioprinted tissue that can accurately replicate complex multi-cell function and that can be integrated with biosensors. To address this need, Spectral Energies in collaboration with Prof. Khademhosseini of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) proposes to develop an organ-on-a-chip system. The organ-on-a-chip system will be capable of accurately mod ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Vibration imaging for the characterization of extended, non-cooperative targets

    SBC: EXCITING TECHNOLOGY LLC            Topic: AF19AT006

    The imaging vibrometer development will be based on a representative Directed Energy (DE) aperture assumed to be 30 cm.This effort will provide both DE and Combat IDentification (CID), modes for relative short range DE operations, and an ISR Combat IDentification (CID) mode for operation at extended range. A combination of analytic derivations and wave optics simulations will be used to define a r ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Vibration imaging for the characterization of extended, non-cooperative targets

    SBC: Guidestar Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF19AT006

    Locating objects that vibrate is a way to discern potential threats and locate targets. However, current vibrometry technology typically measures only the global vibration of target and cannot create an extended spatial measurement of the vibration profile of the target. These solutions cannot identify what the target is, nor can they locate potential weak spots on the target, because they lack sp ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Optimization of Sodium Guide Star Return using Polarization and/or Modulation Control

    SBC: Applied Optimization, Inc            Topic: AF19AT008

    The research objective of the proposed work is to increase the efficiency of the laser return of a Sodium Guide Star Laser (SGSL) reflected off the sodium layer for increased reliability and applicability of the artificial guide star technique. During Phase I, we will demonstrate the concept of maximizing the SGSL signal returns using numerical simulations that account for the effects of atmospher ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Diagnostics for Performance Quantification and Combustion Characterization in Rotational Detonation Rocket Engine (RDRE)

    SBC: Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.            Topic: AF19AT011

    In Phase I, ISSI will design and demonstrate a laser absorption-based sensor for time-resolved measurements of combustion fuel/product concentrations (H2O, CO, CO2 and fuel) and gas temperature within the detonation channels and nozzle exit-plane of a rotating detonation rocket engine (RDRE).The goal of this STTR is to develop a single sided sensor that plugs into the outer wall of the RDRE simila ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Tunable bioinspired spatially-varying random photonic crystals

    SBC: Applied Optimization, Inc            Topic: AF19AT017

    The research objective is to develop a tunable spatially-varying photonic crystal (SVPC) to achieve the optical propagation properties (reflection and transmission) of the light through the designed structure for the visible and near IR-bands. The light from this SVPC will be able to focus and bend as a function of the spatial variation of the refractive index, input angle, and state of polarizati ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Open Call for Science and Technology Created by Early-Stage (e.g. University) Teams

    SBC: FLIGHTPROFILER, LLC            Topic: AF19BT001

    RADAR (and similar direct or observational meteorological measuring equipment) has limitations (inability to measure low vis conditions,line-of-site, limited vertical (z-axis), expensive/heavy equipment is required, etc.).To solve these limitations, a Purdue University team (launched via a SBC called FlightProfiler) has developed a technology that delivers a computer generated X-Y-Z environmental ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Power Electronics Thermal Interface (PETI) with Conductive Diamond Plating

    SBC: Global Circuit Innovations, Inc.            Topic: AF19BT001

    A growing number of electronic applications within the Air Force, such as devices for power conditioning and distribution, RF power amplification, and high power lasers have been identified for increased heat transfer requirements to maintain operational temperatures at acceptable levels while increasing the performance through higher power. However, this same target research that requires increas ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Open Call for Science and Technology Created by Early-Stage (e.g. University) Teams

    SBC: OmniScience LLC            Topic: AF19BT001

    This proposed Phase I STTR effort will be a collaboration between OmniScience LLC and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) Vision and Security Technology (VAST) Lab. The primary objective of this Phase I effort is to demonstrate feasibility of a brain computer interface (BCI) controller for augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) and conventional screen displays, referred to herein as an A ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
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