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SBC: COMBUSTION SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, INC. Topic: AF15AT21
ABSTRACT: The need for improved performance of liquid rocket engines requires efficient wall cooling technologies to mitigate high heat fluxes from hot combustion gases to the engine wall in the thrust chamber. High heat fluxes to the chamber liners can be overcome by fuel film cooling (FFC) of the inside chamber using the liquid propellant. Moreover, the thermal cracking of the fuel creates coke ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: CFD RESEARCH CORPORATION Topic: AF15AT21
ABSTRACT: Designing an efficient and effective film cooling system to protect critical components of modern rocket engines requires a significant number of challenges to be addressed. Complicating the already difficult hydrodynamic challenges, thermal cracking of hydrocarbon fuels is always accompanied by coke formation. The coke deposits on the combustor and nozzle walls reduces heat fluxes and c ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Enig Associates, Inc. Topic: AF15AT22
ABSTRACT: Enig Associates, Inc., a small business providing advanced modeling and simulation capabilities to the DoD and DoE, is proposing an innovative and novel electrical approach, using explosive-driven flux compression generators (FCG) to convert explosive chemical energy to electromagnetic energy with very high current output and superb energy conversion efficiency and then Joule heat light ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: FIRST RF CORPORATION Topic: AF15AT26
ABSTRACT: FIRST RF has teamed with University Research Foundation (URF) and Radiometrics Corporation to develop a passive radiometer-based geolocation system for use with a wide variety of USAF platforms. The system will be comprised of a ruggedized, near-COTS radiometer system by Radiometrics Corporation, augmented with a robust 2-D scanning beamsteering antenna by FIRST RF Corporation and enhanc ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Applied Research LLC Topic: AF15AT27
ABSTRACT: Our main objective in this project is to propose a novel Structured Sparse Priors for Target Recognition (SSPTR) system and to demonstrate that discriminative applications such as data clustering or target detection, tracking, and classification can be solved effectively and directly on the compressed measurement domain without the need to recover the original data. Our proposed sparse-r ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION Topic: AF15AT33
ABSTRACT: Wireless communications, radar, and biological detection require electronic components operating in the mm-wave and THz frequency ranges. GaAs metal semiconductor field effect transistor and nanoscale CMOS technologies have demonstrated high frequency capabilities and will likely benefit from future material systems and device architectures. The cost of exploring this wide design space c ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: CFD RESEARCH CORPORATION Topic: AF15AT33
ABSTRACT: This project will develop and demonstrate a software package based on coupled Fokker-Planck (FP) - Fermi Kinetic Transport (FKT) models and full-wave Maxwell electromagnetic (EM) solver to accurately predict semiconductor device behavior from dc up through the mm-wave and THz frequency ranges. The FP model provides accurate non-equilibrium occupation functions for hot electrons with real ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
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
SBC: TIER 1 PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONS LLC Topic: AF15AT14
ABSTRACT: The proliferation of autonomous- and human-machine systems necessitates the creation of new tools for system design and evaluation. Key among these are simulation testbeds that support interactions between multiple warfighters and systems, and methods for creating and integrating intelligent agent models into simulation environments. We see a significant opportunity to advance the state ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
Harness Enhanced Awareness for Radio System (HEARS) for Dynamic Spectrum Access in Space ApplicationSBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC. Topic: AF13AT02
ABSTRACT: In this project, IFT and its academic partner GMU developed an innovative Harness Enhanced Awareness for Radio Systems (HEARS) framework and technical underpinnings for DSA systems operating under conditions of imperfect knowledge, and used the framework to address challenging problems in satellite communication (SATCOM)DSA. As the logical core of the HEARS, Multi-Entity Bayesian Network ...STTR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force