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SBC: CFD RESEARCH CORPORATION Topic: AF19AT021
The proposed effort aims to deliver a novel process model for carbon-carbon manufacturing to determine thermo-mechanical properties of these materials and their components, thereby enabling a faster cycle for material development for hypersonic platforms. The proposed solution consists of (1) requirement and functionality analyses, (2) a six-level model representing the key steps of the manufactur ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: AMERICAN TECHNICAL COATINGS, INC. Topic: AF18AT013
Successful completion of this Phase II proposal will fully characterize and evaluate a material for use in RF windows on hypersonic flight vehicles. Phase II will specifically examine the materials suitability through RF testing in X, Ku, and Ka bands and at elevated temperatures to 2000Â°F. The desired outcome will be a material with predictable, repeatable dielectric properties over frequency ...STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
Diagnostics for Performance Quantification and Combustion Characterization in Rotational Detonation Rocket Engine (RDRE)SBC: INNOVATIVE SCIENTIFIC SOLUTIONS INC Topic: AF19AT011
In Phase I, ISSI will design and demonstrate a laser absorption-based sensor for time-resolved measurements of combustion fuel/product concentrations (H2O, CO, CO2 and fuel) and gas temperature within the detonation channels and nozzle exit-plane of a rotating detonation rocket engine (RDRE). The goal of this STTR is to develop a single sided sensor that plugs into the outer wall of the RDRE simil ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: FIRST RF CORPORATION Topic: AF17BT003
FIRST RF will lead the Phase II effort and will leverage the system architecture of the MAINLINE system and integrate multifunctional SiGe integrated circuits (ICs) developed by The University of California San Diego under the supervision of Prof. Gabriel Rebeiz. The SiGe devices developed during the Phase II effort will significantly reduce the power requirements of the MAINLINE system allowing f ...STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
Computationally Efficient, Accurate and Uncertainty Characterized Chemical Kinetics for Hydrocarbon FuelsSBC: CFD RESEARCH CORPORATION Topic: AF17AT004
High-pressure turbulent combustion occurs in many combustion devices critical to the Air Force. Notwithstanding significant progress in computational modeling of these devices; several challenges have remained. A fundamental challenge is identification of reaction pathways and reactions in small molecule foundational chemical kinetics requiring improvements under these high-pressure turbulent cond ...STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Applied Optimization, Inc Topic: AF19AT008
The research objective of the proposed work is to increase the efficiency of the laser return of a Sodium Guide Star Laser (SGSL) reflected off the sodium layer for increased reliability and applicability of the artificial guide star technique. During Phase I, we will demonstrate the concept of maximizing the SGSL signal returns using numerical simulations that account for the effects of atmospher ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: SPECTRAL ENERGIES LLC Topic: AF19AT002
The Air Force seeks three-dimensional bioprinted tissue that can accurately replicate complex multi-cell function and that can be integrated with biosensors. To address this need, Spectral Energies in collaboration with Prof. Khademhosseini of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) proposes to develop an organ-on-a-chip system. The organ-on-a-chip system will be capable of accurately mod ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Guidestar Optical Systems, Inc. Topic: AF19AT006
Locating objects that vibrate is a way to discern potential threats and locate targets. However, current vibrometry technology typically measures only the global vibration of target and cannot create an extended spatial measurement of the vibration profile of the target. These solutions cannot identify what the target is, nor can they locate potential weak spots on the target, because they lack sp ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: EXCITING TECHNOLOGY LLC Topic: AF19AT006
The imaging vibrometer development will be based on a representative Directed Energy (DE) aperture assumed to be 30 cm. This effort will provide both DE and Combat IDentification (CID), modes for relative short range DE operations, and an ISR Combat IDentification (CID) mode for operation at extended range. A combination of analytic derivations and wave optics simulations will be used to define a ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: COLDQUANTA, INC. Topic: AF17AT028
ColdQuanta, in partnership with Dr. Zoya Popovic at the University of Colorado at Boulder, proposes to develop a three-dimensional quantum-enhanced radio-frequency (RF) signal sensor and direction finder. Our approach combines Rydberg-atom-based RF electrometry and discrete lens arrays (DLAs) of planar antennas. The DLA will serve as a Fourier optic for an incident wave, and a Rydberg-atom RF elec ...STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force