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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY22 is not expected to be complete until September, 2023.

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  1. Impact of Hypersonic Flight Environment on Electro-Optic/Infrared (EO/IR) Sensors

    SBC: Analysis and Applications Associates, Inc.            Topic: AF15AT40

    ABSTRACT: Analysis and Applications and Associates, Inc. (AAA) proposes to develop software that evaluates effects of the hypersonic flow environment on electro-optic/infrared optical systems and vehicles for specific hypersonic flight profiles. We propose a high fidelity definition of the near-field flow, using the latest CFD and turbulence modeling technologies, to determine the environment from ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Power Generation for Long Duration Hypersonic Platforms

    SBC: Atrex Energy, Inc.            Topic: AF15AT39

    ABSTRACT: Acumentrics, Wright State, and GoHypersonic are partnering to deliver a robust solution to the need for power generation for long duration hypersonic platforms. This solution considers not only the direct generation of power using a highly efficiency fuel cell package, but overall vehicle requirements. This work utilizes existing commercial technology in developing this unique solution. ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Enabling Moving Target Hand-off in GPS-Denied Environments

    SBC: Systems & Technology Research LLC            Topic: AF15AT34

    ABSTRACT: Future conflicts in contested environments will require coordination between teams of manned and unmanned platforms performing ISR tasks. Coordinating ISR tasks is much more challenging in these contested conditions as GPS cannot be reliably depended upon. Consider the ISR task of handing off a tracked target from one platform to another. Reliably performing this task requires at a mini ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Orientation-patterned Semiconductor Crystals with Low Insertion Loss and High Resistance to Laser Damage

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: AF18AT016

    The Air Force needs tunable laser systems with high average power in the mid-infrared region of the spectrum for military applications including defense against heat-seeking missiles.Currently-fieldedlaser systems, based on nonlinear frequency conversion in periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN), have limited optical power at wavelengths between 4 m and 5 m because of intrinsic absorption in th ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Novel Polymer-Derived Carbide and Boride Refractory Ceramics

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF16AT26

    Triton is proposing to develop a family of preceramic polymers and polymer formulations that will produce group 4 (Zr and Hf) carbides and carbide/boride mixtures in good yield. The target yield for the program is 60 vol%. The goal is to develop material...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Miniaturized Optical WDM Transmitter/Transceiver

    SBC: Freedom Photonics LLC            Topic: AF18AT010

    The objective of this program is to develop, demonstrate and implement a low reconfigurable, reliable Free Space Optical (FSO) link supporting high bandwidth communications for satellite to satellite or satellite to ground communication. The FSO Transceiver (Transmitter/Receiver) to be implemented will be small Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C) such that it can be easily carried by compact spa ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Complex Object Reflectance Characterization System (CORCS)

    SBC: NUTRONICS, INC.            Topic: AF18AT007

    Nutronics, Inc. and Montana State University propose to develop a method for characterization of the full Mueller matrix for reflective scattering from a test object. The Complex Object Reflectance Characterization System (CORCS) will initially be designed for laboratory use and characterization of test objects by active imaging to measure both the Mueller Matrix and the target depth associated wi ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. High-Sensitivity Monolithic Silicon CMOS APD and ROIC

    SBC: Freedom Photonics LLC            Topic: AF14AT13

    ABSTRACT: In this effort, Freedom Photonics will develop a high-sensitivity high-resolution coherent imaging system based on a Si avalanche photodiode (APD) array and corresponding bias and read-out electronics. This will be a monolithic APD and ROIC (readout-integrated-circuit) focal plane array (FPA) system. We start from a proven high-performance CMOS electronics backplane and build the photon ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Collaborative Situation Aware PNT (CSAP) Solution

    SBC: Mayflower Communications Company, Inc.            Topic: AF15AT23

    ABSTRACT: Mayflower proposes a novel Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solution specifically designed for use in challenging RF environments (intentional or unintentional jamming and spoofing) that enables uninterrupted navigation capability for wide ranges of military and commercial applications. Tactical units with spectrum sensing capable cognitive radios (CR) or scanners deployed in the ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Mechanically Static High Speed 3-D Optical/Digital Holographic Polarimeter

    SBC: POLARIS SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: AF18AT007

    Phase I of this effort involves the creation of a comprehensive end-to-end model of a novel holographic polarimeter.The polarimeter that can be constructed based on our model will be able to determine the full polarization properties (Mueller matrix elements) of scattering, reflecting and absorbing media as a function of the materials depth.Unlike previous attempts, this system will be a real-time ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
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