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SBC: FIRST RF CORPORATION Topic: AF15AT26
ABSTRACT: FIRST RF has teamed with University Research Foundation (URF) and Radiometrics Corporation to develop a passive radiometer-based geolocation system for use with a wide variety of USAF platforms. The system will be comprised of a ruggedized, near-COTS radiometer system by Radiometrics Corporation, augmented with a robust 2-D scanning beamsteering antenna by FIRST RF Corporation and enhanc ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Applied Research LLC Topic: AF15AT27
ABSTRACT: Our main objective in this project is to propose a novel Structured Sparse Priors for Target Recognition (SSPTR) system and to demonstrate that discriminative applications such as data clustering or target detection, tracking, and classification can be solved effectively and directly on the compressed measurement domain without the need to recover the original data. Our proposed sparse-r ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: SPECTRAL MOLECULAR IMAGING, INC. Topic: AF15AT12
ABSTRACT: The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of a flexible, low-cost, integrated and sensitive broad spectrum optical property characterization system. We propose a hyperspectral imager designed for operation in the 300nm 2000nm spectral region with state-of-the-art spectral and spatial resolution through the use of a high density array of high finesse (F = 1000) tuna ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: COMBUSTION SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, INC. Topic: AF15AT19
ABSTRACT: The hydrocarbon-fueled scramjet is capable of providing hypersonic air-breathing propulsion for high-speed applications. The effective operation of high-speed air-breathing engines (ram- and scram-jets) over a wide range of flow parameters (velocity and altitude) is one of the most technically difficult challenges in the design of hypersonic vehicles. The most promising approach to overc ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: METROLASER, INCORPORATED Topic: AF15AT38
ABSTRACT: An unseeded measurement technique is proposed for simultaneous spatially-resolved measurements of density, temperature, and velocity in hypersonic wind tunnel flows with the future potential for time-resolved measurement capability. A variant of filtered Rayleigh scattering (FRS) will be developed that takes advantage of unique monotonic relationships between molecular vapor cell filter ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: EXQUADRUM INC Topic: AF15AT39
ABSTRACT: Exquadrum, Inc. proposes to develop an innovative multi-mode power generation system for hypersonic flight vehicles. This system produces the required power output that the flight vehicle demands, independent of the flight characteristics at the time. However, this system will work in conjunction with the propulsion system to augment the power generation capabilities. This is accomplishe ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Atrex Energy, Inc. Topic: AF15AT39
ABSTRACT: Acumentrics, Wright State, and GoHypersonic are partnering to deliver a robust solution to the need for power generation for long duration hypersonic platforms. This solution considers not only the direct generation of power using a highly efficiency fuel cell package, but overall vehicle requirements. This work utilizes existing commercial technology in developing this unique solution. ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: COMBUSTION SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, INC. Topic: AF15AT21
ABSTRACT: The need for improved performance of liquid rocket engines requires efficient wall cooling technologies to mitigate high heat fluxes from hot combustion gases to the engine wall in the thrust chamber. High heat fluxes to the chamber liners can be overcome by fuel film cooling (FFC) of the inside chamber using the liquid propellant. Moreover, the thermal cracking of the fuel creates coke ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
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
SBC: INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY INC Topic: AF15AT31
ABSTRACT: Future corrosion and wear protection of structural metals on on military aircraft and weapon systems will require advanced development of metallic and composite materials that are not restricted with respect to environment, safety and occupational health regulations. Conventional metallic alloys containing chromium, nickel, cobalt, and tungsten that have historically provided coating pro ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force