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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 September, 2020.

  1. GaN/AlGaN/AlInN Based THz Focal Plane Array Detectors, Ultraviolet (UV) Lasers, and HEMT High Power RF Devices on Low-Dislocation AlN and GaN Substra

    SBC: TRAYCER DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF08T006

    In this Phase I effort our team, a collaboration between Traycer Diagnostic Systems and The University of Notre Dame, proposes to develop a single pixel detector of terahertz frequency electromagnetic radiation. The devices we propose are AlN/GaN high electron mobility transistors which, via the excitation of plasma waves in the device channel, exhibit a nonresonant broadband and resonant respons ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Electrical power generation for sustained high speed flight

    SBC: Rivis, Inc.            Topic: AF08BT25

    Development of a compliant microfabricated heat exchanger to work with thermoelectric devices as a means of power generation for hypersonic vehicles is proposed. Polymer-based materials provide to provide compression on the thermoelectric module, to ensure optimal thermal contact, while allowing for compliance to allow for the change in materials expansion without exceeding the failure point of th ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Development of Diagnostic Model for Hydrogen Permeation through High-Strength Alloys Under Corroding Conditions

    SBC: Faraday Technology, Inc.            Topic: AF08BT17

    In this Phase I STTR program, the project team will develop a mathematical model for the hydrogen permeation inhibiting efficiency for various metals and alloys.  Experiments based on the Devanathan-Stachurski method will be used to determine the models kinetic parameters, which control hydrogen permeation.  The hydrogen entry efficiency and effectiveness of electrodeposited, nanostructured laye ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Development of Compact, Lightweight Power Transmission Devices for Directed Energy Applications

    SBC: Global Research and Development Inc.            Topic: AF08BT12

    This proposal covers investigating and optimizing superconductor cable configuration designs and various cooling methods for lightweight airborne power cables. During this program we will be modeling several types of superconducting cable configurations and design parameters for optimizing the system weight and volume as a function of cable length.  We will study the trade-offs among the influenc ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Platform routing and data fusion technologies for Cooperative ISR- fmCortex


    The focus of our initial work was to research and lay the foundation to develop a system to effectively manage linear and collaborative workflows in a context of existing and unfolding mission requirements using advanced methodologies to address sequencing in task allocation and distribution processes.  Our proposed solution - fmCortex - seeks to apply advanced fusion processes and dynamic resour ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Nanotailored Carbon Fibers via Ultra-Long Carbon Nanotubes: Scale-Up and Post Processing

    SBC: NanoTechLabs Inc.            Topic: AF08T028

    The goal of the proposed work is to refine and scale-up the production of high strength continuous threads prepared from ultra-long carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The NanoTechLabs, Inc. (NTL) team will work to produce fibers spun from NTL’s ultra-long CNTs. Significant challenges remain that are primarily related to the development of scalable methods for making high strength, CNT threads for the prod ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Sub-aperture based EO imaging systems

    SBC: RNET TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF08T021

    RNET Technologies, Inc., (RNET), a small business located in Dayton, OH, is responding to the STTR in collaboration with Prof. Bradley Duncan and Prof. Joe Haus of the University of Dayton (UD). The solicitation states that the objective of this STTR is to develop sub-aperture based EO imaging systems capable of being near conformal and of compensating for atmospheric effects. It also states that ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Direct Numerical Simulation of Hypersonic Boundary Layer Transition for Heat Transfer Prediction

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: AF08BT13

    The prediction of laminar-turbulent transition of hypersonic boundary layers is critically important to the development of hypersonic vehicles that are to be used for rapid global access. Boundary layer transition has first-order impacts on aerodynamic heating, as well as drag and control of hypersonic vehicles. The success of transition and related heating prediction relies on the good understand ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Ultra-sensitive shear stress/pressure sensor and smart piezoelectric actuator for flapping-wing dragonfly model

    SBC: TAITECH, INC.            Topic: AF08T008

    The innovation of the proposal is threefold: 1) the application of AFM technology on MAVs to pursue ultrahigh-sensitive pressure sensor, 2) 3-dimensional high-efficiency flight control model of flapping-wing dragonfly, 3) piezoelectric materials based smart actuator to control the dragonfly flight. In particular, the sensing of environment by snulps and the successive reaction by smpa are inspecte ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Micro Chemical Propulsion

    SBC: TAITECH, INC.            Topic: AF07T008

    A unified project comprising basic research and technology development is proposed to address all important issues critical to the design, fabrication, testing, and implementation of an integrated micro thruster and power-generation system. This program will fully utilize the state-of-art and projected technologies in the areas of energy conversion and micro fabrication. A novel design of the igni ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
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