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  1. Carbon Nanotube FET Modeling and RF Circuit Simulation

    SBC: ELECTRONICS OF THE FUTURE, INC.            Topic: AF18BT006

    The project will develop and validate a geometry scalable CNTFET compact model for HF circuit design and extract the model parameters from the measured characteristics of the fabricated devices. The ballistic and quasi-ballistic transport, quantum and parasitic effects will be accounted for the predicted performance will be compared to 130 nm RF Si-CMOS to determine the conditions for breaking eve ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Terahertz cyber security testing using artificial intelligence (FA-002)

    SBC: ELECTRONICS OF THE FUTURE, INC.            Topic: AF19BT001

    The focus of this proposal is FA-002 - artificial intelligence (AI), which will be used for the hardware cyber security. AI will link the THz and sub-THz responses at the pins to the defects and deviations from design of the integrated circuits under test. An increasing complexity of digital and mixed-signal systems makes establishing the authenticity of a chip to be a key problem. New rapid, inex ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Semi-Analytic Fresnel Propagation Simulation

    SBC: MZA ASSOCIATES CORPORATION            Topic: AF18BT004

    Wave-optics simulations are critical tools for analysis of laser directed energy systems. The primary method for conducting these simulations is to evaluate the Fresnel diffraction integral using the angular spectrum method based on the fast Fourier transform (FFT). While FFTs are considered computationally efficient, their use in the Fresnel integral results in difficult grid constraints includin ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. 3-D Tracking and Aimpoint Maintenance (3-D TrAM)

    SBC: MZA ASSOCIATES CORPORATION            Topic: AF19AT005

    Target tracking and aimpoint maintenance are critical functions within a laser directed energy system. Traditionally, the optical sensor is a conventional camera viewing an actively illuminated target. In the absence of turbulence, it is still difficult to point the laser weapon to a specific hit spot when there are no features in the required direction. Further, atmospheric turbulence scintillate ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Unified sensor for atmospheric turbulence and refractivity characterization

    SBC: MZA ASSOCIATES CORPORATION            Topic: AF17AT008

    MZA partnered with the Michigan Technological University (MTU) proposes development and testing of key components for our unified Atmospheric Refractivity and Turbulence Sensor (ARTS.) Software upgrades will be made to MZA’s DELTA-Sky sensor to enable atmospheric refraction measurements in addition to existing turbulence profiling. The illuminator assembly to implement the ARTS probe laser ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Alternative Methods for Creating a Sodium Guidestar

    SBC: ARETE ASSOCIATES            Topic: AF17AT005

    Adaptive Optics allow ground-based astronomical observatories to overcome atmospheric distortion limited observation by using natural and artificial guide stars to measure the distortion. Sodium-layer guide stars provide near all-sky coverage for high resolution astronomy. Over the last 20 years, Optically Pumped Semiconductor Laser (OPSL), also referred to as Vertically Extended Cavity Surface Em ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Next Generation Satellite Communications

    SBC: BLUE CUBED LLC            Topic: AF19BT001

    Small Satellites are a rapidly growing technology and of great interest to both commercial and DOD customers. With the increased access to space and the maturation of small satellites, the mission capabilities have expanded significantly. Along with these expanded capabilities are a need for new approaches to satellite communications with increased capabilities. Blue Cubed is working on developing ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Embedded Sensors for Flight Test (Every Aircraft a Test Aircraft)

    SBC: NEXTGEN AERONAUTICS, INC.            Topic: AF14AT01

    Increasing system capabilities in terms of weapon systems, ISR payloads, GNC, etc., enabled by smaller and more capable electronics systems have led to a trend for overall size reduction in military aircraft. This has resulted in a reduction in the avail...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Retrofittable and Transparent Super-Insulator for Single-Pane Windows

    SBC: NANOSD, INC.            Topic: DEFOA0001429

    NanoSD, Inc. with its partners will develop a transparent, nanostructured thermally insulating film that can be applied to existing single-pane windows to reduce heat loss. To produce the nanostructured film, the team will create hollow ceramic or polymer nanobubbles and consolidate them into a dense lattice structure using heat and compression. Because it is mostly air, the resulting nanobubble s ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  10. Routing for IP based Satellite Ad-Hoc Networks

    SBC: SEAKR ENGINEERING, LLC            Topic: AF11BT12

    The SEAKR team proposes to continue development of the advanced protocol routing system begun in the Phase I effort, to reduce risk toward a flight deployable system for SATCOM assets such as Iridium NEXT. SEAKRs development of the Iridium NEXT modem...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
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