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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. AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR DETERMINATION OF JP-8 SMOKE POINT AND LUMINOMETER NUMBER

    SBC: Engineering and Scientific Innovations, Inc.            Topic: A10AT010

    Engineering & Scientific Innovations, Inc. (ESI) in cooperation with University of Cincinnati (UC) will develop an automated, standalone radiative heat and smoke point measurement device that provides improved accuracy and removes much of the subjectivity of the current method (ASTM D1322) by incorporating more modern and automated equipment. The proposed system utilizes a standard, laminar dif ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. Innovative Hardware Technologies for Electromagnetic Attack Rejection in Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Radars

    SBC: Imaging Systems Technology, Inc.            Topic: MDA10T001

    Under this STTR Imaging Systems Technology (IST) will apply novel Plasma-shell technology and expertise with gas plasma systems to shield and protect BMDS Radar. Plasma-shells are tiny hollow gas encapsulating shells. When energy is applied across the shell, the gas inside ionizes into a plasma. Theory of plasma-electromagnetic (EM) field interaction shows that, under appropriate conditions, pl ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Low Defect Density Mercury Cadmium Telluride on Silicon by Bulk Layer Transfer

    SBC: Srico Inc            Topic: MDA11T002

    Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) has been described as one of the most technologically significant semiconductor materials and is the most widely used material for long wave infrared (LWIR) imaging. The current challenge is to produce MCT over large focal plane array size at low cost and high reliability without compromising sensitivity or noise performance. MCT on silicon substrates is highly attr ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Nanoscale Conformable Thermal Interface Materials with Electronically Enhanced Heat Conduction

    SBC: ADAP Nanotech LLC            Topic: AF09BT22

    ABSTRACT: Thermal management has become a critical factor in designing the next generation of microprocessors. The current technology is unable to meet the increasing demands. Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have excellent heat transport; however, the heat transport across the interface continues to be a challenging hurdle. Here, we have drawn a connection between heat transfer, electronic conduction, ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Beam Control for Optical Phased Array Transceivers

    SBC: MV Innovative Technologies LLC (DBA: Opt            Topic: AF10BT23

    ABSTRACT: The proposed effort is focused on the development of a novel HEL beam director system prototype composed of an array of small-size densely packed and locked in-phase (phased) fiber collimators, which can be scalable in respect to the number of sub-apertures in the array and the power delivered through a single fiber collimator. In the proposed system the basic operation functions of a ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Innovative Concepts for Lightweight Composite Sandwich Systems for Complex Shapes

    SBC: Third Millennium Metals, LLC            Topic: N10BT050

    The TM2 team proposes Alcv, an innovative Al composite material with stellar corrosion resistance, better elongation, formability, and strength performance beyond most Al alloys. High strength Al covetic is an Al alloy infused with 5% or more covalently bonded nano Carbon. TM2 coined the term"Covetic"to describe the alloy microstructure where nano C is infused into the molecular structure and serv ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Novel Sandwich Solutions to Enable Manufacture of Lightweight, Complex Shape Components

    SBC: Webcore Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N10BT050

    The design of military aircraft relies heavily on honeycomb sandwich structures for the high strength and stiffness to weight ratios yet is constrained by the inability to efficiently and effectively machine and form honeycomb into complex shapes. WebCore Technologies"TYCOR fiber reinforced foam core technology delivers higher structural performance, enables cost-effective design solutions and del ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. VGCF Cloth for Thin, Flexible Electrodes

    SBC: Applied Sciences            Topic: N11AT006

    The proliferation of complex electronic devices for use in warfare ranging across handheld electronics, sensors, hybrid vehicles, unmanned aircraft systems, and directed energy systems are increasing the demand for battery power needed for mission operations. The dramatic evolution in the inventory and use of these electrically-powered systems has stimulated new thrusts in energy harvesting and st ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Modeling to Quantify Improved Durability of Superfinish Gear Processing

    SBC: DEFORMATION CONTROL TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: N11AT007

    The objective of the proposed project is to develop physics based models which include the effects of surface condition, i.e. surface roughness in combination with residual stress state, on fatigue life. The final objective is the development of an engineering fatigue model to assess the benefits of various surface treatments on gear fatigue life so that performance of rotorcraft powertrains can b ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Mitigation of Fuel Tank Explosions and Fires from IED Blasts

    SBC: MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICES CORP.            Topic: N11AT013

    On any vehicle, one of the most vulnerable system components during an attack is the fuel tank, as fuel can serve as a fire/explosion hazard, creating an immediate threat to personnel. Loss of fuel from a damaged fuel tank can also prevent personnel from taking necessary evasive or offensive actions, thus putting them at additional risk in a potentially survivable attack. With the increased threat ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseNavy

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