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Conductive Transmissive Coating for Enhanced-Absorption Thin Film Solar CellsSBC: AGILTRON, INC. Topic: A15AT016
Thin-film, lightweight, large-area flexible inorganic solar cells have shown promise to meet the militarys remote power needs on the battlefield. However, thin film solar cells normally have inferior conversion efficiencies due to limited absorption of sunlight by the thin active layer. Various approaches have been investigated to improve conversion efficiencies of thin film solar cells. Among the ...STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseArmy
Fully Metallic Self-Fragmenting Structural Reactive Materials Using Composites and Alloys Comprised of Aluminum, Lithium, and MagnesiumSBC: Adranos Energetics LLC Topic: DTRA16A002
While aluminum casing materials provide some enhanced performance and thermal loading to explosive ordinance, their overall effectiveness is highly limited by incomplete combustion and long residence times. In order to reduce these problems, the casing material must be designed to facilitate rapid fragmentation through either specialized casing geometries or greatly refined initial particle sizes. ...STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
Big Open Source Social Science (BOSSS)SBC: BOSTON FUSION CORP Topic: A16AT013
Boston Fusion Corp. and Arizona State University propose to research and develop Big Open Source Social Science (BOSSS). In BOSSS, we will create a unified approach that combines social and computer science methodologies to collect and interpret big open source data, yielding meaningful focused analysis of selected populations. We will develop a system framework that adaptively learns social behav ...STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseArmy
Nanostructured conductive transparent coatingsSBC: TRITON SYSTEMS, INC. Topic: A15AT016
Triton Systems, Inc. and its academic partner are proposing to fabricate an innovative highly conductive and transmissive thin layer to replace ITO on large area, lightweight solar cells. Part of the proposed approach will be to texture the surface of the coating to improve light transmission into the solar cell. Triton will work with a manufacturer of flexible solar panels for the Army, who wil ...STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseArmy
Acoustically/Vibrationally Enhanced High Frequency Electromagnetic Detector for Buried LandminesSBC: AKELA INC Topic: A16AT004
Laboratory investigations have suggested that acoustically or vibrationally inducing motion in buried targets can aid in improving target detectability through a characteristic response related to differential target motion. This gain is realized by adding an additional degree of freedom, modulation due to motion in the GPR return signal, to use as a discriminating feature. The AKELA team is propo ...STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseArmy
Manufacturing of Flame Resistant (FR) Combat Printed Nonwoven MaterialSBC: Nano Terra, Inc. Topic: A16AT015
Even though nonwovens offer significant cost savings over woven fabrics, nonwovens are mostly used for disposable protective clothing, wipes, filters, and geotextiles. The low adoption rate of nonwovens in reusable garments is due to the difficulty in producing fabrics with a combination of desired properties that mimic woven fabrics. For example, a nonwoven with the drapability and air permeabili ...STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseArmy
Modular Pulse Charger and Laser Triggering System for Large-Scale EMP and HPM ApplicationsSBC: SCIENTIFIC APPLICATIONS & RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. Topic: DTRA16A004
For effective protection against EMP and HPM threats, it is important to understand the physics of the threats, and also to quantify the effects they have on electrical systems. EMP and HPM vulnerability testing requires delivery of high peak power and electric fields to distant targets. The most practical solution to simulate such environments is to develop a modular, optically-isolated MV-antenn ...STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency