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  1. Metal Vapor Ionospheric Control System (MVICS)

    SBC: SPECTRAL SCIENCES, INC            Topic: AF15AT22

    ABSTRACT: Spectral Sciences, Inc. and Sandia National Laboratories propose a Metal Vapor Ionospheric Control System (MVICS) for on-demand turbulence suppression and control of ionospheric RF propagation. The system uses a lightweight, throttleable directional mechanism for controlled production and dispersal of artificial plasma into the space environment. MVICS relies on three innovations: a nove ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. 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
  3. Measurement and Modeling of Surface Coking in Fuel-Film Cooled Liquid Rocket Engines

    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
  4. Low Loss, High Average Power PM WDMs for Raman Fiber Lasers

    SBC: POLARONYX INC            Topic: AF13AT03

    We propose a new fiber WDM fabrication method for single mode high power fiber laser. Our new approach will enable kW operation for both single mode fiber WDM and PCF WDM. In Phase I, a proof of concept experiment has been demonstrated. In phase II, we will target at delivery of a reliable prototypes for both step index fiber WDM and PCF WDM.

    STTR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Low-Latency Embedded Vision Processor (LLEVS)

    SBC: SA PHOTONICS, LLC            Topic: AF15AT13

    ABSTRACT: Digital binocular helmet-mounted display (HMD) systems are now available that allow high resolution wide field-of-view (WFOV) digital imagery to be displayed on high resolution microdisplays. These digital HMD systems require a low-latency embedded vision processor (LLEVS) capable of implementing the necessary image processing algorithms. An SA Photonics LLEVS will be implemented on next ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Low-Defect GeSn and SiGeSn for Integrated High-Performance SWIR and MWIR Optoelectronics

    SBC: FREEDOM PHOTONICS LLC            Topic: AF16AT28

    Advanced imaging techniques and, novel intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) methods are of great interest to the U.S. Air Force and other Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, but associated high-costs of III-V and II-VI MWIR and SWIR materials prohibit their practical widespread deployment and integration with other optoelectronic devices. In this program, we intend to investigate ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Low Cost Repeatable Bio-FET Sensing

    SBC: TRITON SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF14AT11

    ABSTRACT: The Triton team proposes to develop techniques for fabrication and characterization of high performance biofunctionalized field effect transistors (bio-FETs) for sensing applications. Nanoscale electronic materials such as silicon nanowires, carbon nanotubes and graphene are promising materials for biosensing applications. Field effect transistors (FETs) using nanomaterials have been de ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Laser and Rapid-thermal Crystalization of GeSn and SiGeSn layers for IR detectors and Si-based OE devices

    SBC: FREEDOM PHOTONICS LLC            Topic: AF16AT28

    Advanced infrared imaging techniques are of great interest but associated high costs of III-V and II-VI SWIR and MWIR materials prohibit their widespread deployment and integration with other optoelectronic devices. Freedom Photonics and its team partner...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Intelligent and Multiplexable Ultra-High-Temperature Fiber-Optic Pressure Sensors for Robust Distributed Engine Control

    SBC: INTELLIGENT FIBER OPTIC SYSTEMS CORP            Topic: AF16AT18

    Next-generation intelligent engines will operate at higher temperatures for increased efficiency and will migrate from centralized to distributed control. There is critical need for sensors for operation at ultra-high temperatures (3000F). Conven...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Integrated Photonics for SDM Phased Array Optical Remoting

    SBC: FREEDOM PHOTONICS LLC            Topic: AF16AT30

    allowing the sensitive RF front-end to be located away from the now more compact phased array antenna. We are proposing a rugged photonic integrated spatial division multiplexing RF link for phased array system with low cost, size, weight and power cons...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
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