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High Temperature Metal RubberTM Sensors For Skin Friction MeasurementsSBC: NANOSONIC INC Topic: AF09BT32
The Air Force Phase I STTR program would develop and demonstrate high temperature version of ‘sensor skins’ capable of multi-axis flow characterization on air breathing hypersonic engines. This would build upon NanoSonic’s successful demonstration of Metal Rubber™ transducer materials for the measurement of flow-induced skin friction and pressure at low temperatures and transonic and super ...STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
Advanced Mediator Architectures for Efficient Electron Transfer in Enzymatic Fuel Cell ElectrodesSBC: CFD RESEARCH CORPORATION Topic: AF09BT03
Our objective is to develop advanced mediator architectures for efficient electron transfer in enzymatic fuel cells (EFCs) for low power systems. The proposed EFC will leverage ongoing research at both CFDRC and Michigan State University to provide a fully-integrated lightweight, low-cost, manufacturable, and renewable power supply, for various military and civilian applications. EFC systems offer ...STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
High-Fidelity Simulation of Hypersonic Weakly Ionized Plasmas with Dynamically Adaptive MeshSBC: CFD RESEARCH CORPORATION Topic: AF09BT10
The goal of the proposed research is to develop advanced computational tool for high-fidelity simulations of hypersonic non-equilibrium plasmas. Octree adaptive Cartesian mesh will be used for automatic mesh generation and dynamic mesh adaptation to plasma properties, particularly important for hypersonic flows with strong shock waves, transient laminar and turbulent domains with large gradients o ...STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
Ultrahigh Efficiency Quantum Dot Multi-photon Photovoltaics using Nipi Lateral ArchitectureSBC: CFD RESEARCH CORPORATION Topic: AF09BT20
Higher efficiency solar cells are needed to reduce solar array mass, volume, and cost for Air Force space missions. Intermediate-band quantum-dot (QD) solar cells can yield dramatically higher efficiencies than current multi-junction (MJ) technologies. However, several issues must be addressed to demonstrate manufacturable, high efficiency devices. CFDRC aims to develop: 1) High-efficiency, ligh ...STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
Laser Induced Surface Improvement for Superior Wear Resistance in Extreme ConditionsSBC: CFD RESEARCH CORPORATION Topic: AF09BT19
The objective of this Phase I project is to evaluate the use of novel Laser Induced Surface Improvement (LISI) techniques to provide surface modification to substrate materials which will provide superior wear resistance in extreme conditions. The specific application of interest is the hypersonic metal-to-metal contact that occurs at high speed test track facilities that can and has lead to catas ...STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
Unified Kinetic/Continuum Flow Solver with Adaptive Cartesian Mesh for Hypersonic Flows in the Earth AtmosphereSBC: CFD RESEARCH CORPORATION Topic: AF08T019
The design of future hypersonic vehicles requires detailed understanding of flow regimes ranging from rarefied to continuum. Hypervelocity flows are characterized by high temperatures, real gas effects, nonequilibrium chemistry, and ionization. The goal of this project is to develop unified kinetic/continuum solution methods with automatic domain decomposition for a wide range of Air Force applic ...STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
A Unique Focal Plane Array Detector for THz and MM Wave ImagingSBC: INTELLIGENT OPTICAL SYSTEMS INC Topic: AF09BT33
Detecting explosives and weapons under clothing or in hand carried packages, and imaging terrain and objects through fog and smoke are two high-priority needs that can be met using light in the Terahertz frequency range. However, to image concealed threats, and aid in navigation in fog and smoke, a practical, low cost THz camera is needed. Intelligent Optical Systems (IOS) in collaboration with Re ...STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
Fusion of a Real-time Analytical Model with Facility Control SystemsSBC: STREAMLINE AUTOMATION LLC Topic: AF09BT16
AEDC personnel have developed and demonstrated the effectiveness of coupling a control volume model with a wind tunnel control system. The performance of the model was hampered because parameters of the model were assumed to be constant, when they are likely variables. A method for using facility data to determine functional relationships defining these parameters would allow them to vary during ...STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force