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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Physics of Failure Based Electronics Reliability Analysis Software

    SBC: RIDGETOP GROUP, INC.            Topic: OSD08M02

    Expert analysis tools that rapidly and accurately evaluate the reliability of electronics modules, such as printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA) for component health, performance and situational self awareness, are critically important to mission effectiveness of DoD systems. To accomplish this, the interactions between electronic components need to be predicted and monitored within a comprehens ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Deep Submicron Radiation Hardened Logic for Communications

    SBC: RIDGETOP GROUP, INC.            Topic: AF083204

    Ridgetop Group, Inc. is proposing a Phase I Feasibility and Merit study as follows: 1. Conduct a Feasibility study on whether Heterojunction BiPolar Junction Transistor-based (HBT-based) structures can be designed for use as follows: (1) HBT-based Die Level Process Monitor (DLPM) structure to characterize the effect of process variations on base-emitter voltage (VBE); (2) HBT-based Radiation Effec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Legerdemain: An Illusion-based system to thwart covert access and exfiltration

    SBC: Sentar, Inc.            Topic: OSD09IA2

    The integration of software and components from multiple sources, the interconnection of systems via the internet, and the rapid pace of change in the computer industry as a whole virtually guarantee the continued emergence of threats to systems and information via new and undetected vulnerability vectors. Moreover, malicious insiders and social engineering can also be involved in cases of covert ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Advanced Combustion Stability Analysis Tools for Ox-rich Preburners

    SBC: SIERRA ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: AF083112

    The goal of this SBIR is the enhancement of the current state-of-the-art combustion instability analysis tools.  The planned enhancement is focused on capturing the effects of injection element distribution and the inclusion of substantial film cooling and diluent injection.  These characteristics are extremely important in the design of high-pressure oxygen rich staged combustion (ORSC) engines ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Nanodielectrics with Nonlinear Response for High Power Microwave Generation


    This proposal addresses the development of nanostructured dielectric materials with a nonlinear parametric response, designed to be integrated into a high power capacitor system. Recent developments in nanodielectrics utilizing metal-insulator transition and plasmon based phenomena have resulted in non linear capacitor dielectrics with ultra high dielectric constants but relatively low breakdown ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. A Unified Multidimensional Hybrid Gaskinetic BGK method using Cartesian Grid for Nonequilibrium and Chemically Reacting Flows

    SBC: Zona Technology, Inc            Topic: AF08T019

    A consistent time-accurate Hybrid gaskinetic Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook (BGK) method (H-BGK), valid in the full Knudsen number (Kn) range, is proposed using Cartesian grid as a 3D tool to handle hypersonic aerothermodynamics from continuum to thermochemical nonequilibrium and ionized/plasma flows.  H-BGK method is to provide automated sub-domain solutions by direct BGK method and the gaskinetic BGK me ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Non-Contact Tabletop Mechanical Testing of Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics


    New methods and technology to rapidly characterize UHTC creep are necessary to fully understand and exploit their high temperature properties for hypersonic vehicles and rocket nozzles. Recently, the University of Michigan has developed a rapid, table top apparatus for characterizing the oxidation behavior of UHTC’s. A team comprised of Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing (ACM) and the University ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. High-speed, low voltage, miniature electro-optic modulators based on hybrid photonic-crystal/polymer/sol-gel technology

    SBC: TIPD, LLC            Topic: AF07T007

    The primary objective of the proposed research program is to realize a miniature, high-speed, low voltage hybrid photonic crystal waveguide modulator based on state-of-the-art electro-optic polymers with electro-optic coefficients on the order of 200pm/V as well as innovative poling, leading edge silicon photonics and EO polymer infiltration techniques.  Phase I work has demonstrated the viabilit ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Updateable 3D Display Using Large Area Photorefractive Polymer Devices

    SBC: TIPD, LLC            Topic: AF08T001

    The overall goal of this proposal is to develop a large area updateable 3D color display using unique photorefractive (PR) polymers with fast writing times (ms), long persistence (hours) and rapid erasure (seconds). As published in a recent Nature paper, the University of Arizona team has demonstrated for the first time that photorefractive polymers may be used for 3D displays with an image persi ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Ultrahigh dielectric strength biotronic capacitors based on sol-gel/DNA-CTMA blends

    SBC: TIPD, LLC            Topic: AF083080

    As the power demands of airborne sensor platforms increase there is a growing need for improved capacitor technologies for compact energy storage.  While progress has been made on electrolytic supercapacitors as well as nanocomposite composites, an ultrahigh dielectric strength capacitor with high dielectric constant and compatibility with a broad range of associated materials technologies is sti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force

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