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  1. DE-FOA-0002239: Aviation-Class Synergistically Cooled ElectricMotors with Integrated Drives (ASCEND)

    Release Date: 12-16-2019Open Date: 12-16-2019Due Date: 01-31-2020Close Date: 01-31-2020

    The ASCEND program supports the development of novel lightweight and ultra-efficient electric motors, drives, and associated thermal management system (collectively referred to as the all-electric powertrain) that will facilitate net-zero carbon emissions in the single-aisle, 150-200 passenger commercial aircraft segment. This FOA represents part of a wider ARPA-E effort in the development of enab ...

    SBIR/STTRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of EnergyARPA-E
  2. DE-FOA-0002241: Range Extenders for Electric Aviation with Low Carbon and High Efficiency (REEACH)

    Release Date: 12-16-2019Open Date: 12-16-2019Due Date: 01-31-2020Close Date: 01-31-2020

    ARPA-E seeks to mitigate the greenhouse gas emissions associated with commercial air travel at minimum economic cost by developing elements of an ultra-high efficient aircraft propulsion system that uses Carbon Neutral Liquid Fuels (CNLFs). Since these fuels generally either have lower specific-energies (kWh/kg) or are projected to have higher cost than traditional fossil-based jet fuels, ultra-hi ...

    SBIR/STTRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of EnergyARPA-E
  3. CDB20A-T001: Opioid Contamination Identification for Military Surfaces

    Release Date: 12-10-2019Open Date: 01-14-2020Due Date: 02-12-2020Close Date: 02-12-2020

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Chem Bio Defense, Bio Medical OBJECTIVE: To develop solution based receptors capable of binding trace concentrations of opioid(s) in the environment and providing amplified, visible signal for immediate large area contamination identification. DESCRIPTION: Currently, there is no technology in the commercial marketspace that is capable of identification of trace quantities of ...

    STTRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  4. DMEA20A-001: Correlation between Nano-scale Material Properties and Macro-scale Electrical Properties of Radiation Hardened Materials

    Release Date: 12-10-2019Open Date: 01-14-2020Due Date: 02-12-2020Close Date: 02-12-2020

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Materialssensors, Electronics, Space, Platforms, Nuclear OBJECTIVE: Develop and validate predictive electronic device behavioral models by systematically correlating nano-scale material properties (e.g. through quantitative electron microscopy techniques) with macro-scale electrical properties determined via device electrical testing. DESCRIPTION: Radiation hardening, the pr ...

    STTRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseDefense Microelectronics Activity
  5. N20A-T001: Optimized Energy-Attenuating Seat Design for Ground Vehicles

    Release Date: 12-10-2019Open Date: 01-14-2020Due Date: 02-12-2020Close Date: 02-12-2020

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Bio Medical OBJECTIVE: Quantify how differences in warfighter pelvis geometry and seated posture affect the injuries they receive in vehicle blast events. Use this knowledge to optimize energy-attenuating seat design. DESCRIPTION: Effectively informing energy-attenuating seat design for vehicle accelerative loading events requires an understanding of how changes in occupant s ...

    STTRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseNavy
  6. N20A-T002: Machine Learning Tools to Optimize Metal Additive Manufacturing Process Parameters to Enhance Fatigue Performance of Aircraft Components

    Release Date: 12-10-2019Open Date: 01-14-2020Due Date: 02-12-2020Close Date: 02-12-2020

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Air Platform, Materials OBJECTIVE: Develop an advanced machine learning (ML) tool capable of optimizing process parameters for metal laser powder-based additively manufactured components to achieve enhanced fatigue performance for aircraft components. DESCRIPTION: Laser powder bed and powder feed additive manufacturing (AM) technologies have proven to produce complicated part ...

    STTRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseNavy
  7. N20A-T003: Fully Automated Quantum Cascade Laser Design Aided by Machine Learning with up to 100X Design Cycle Time Reduction

    Release Date: 12-10-2019Open Date: 01-14-2020Due Date: 02-12-2020Close Date: 02-12-2020

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Air Platform, Electronics, OBJECTIVE: Develop a fully automated Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) design process by using neural networks and machine learning (ML) algorithms that will result in up to 100 times reduction in design cycle time compared to the conventional “manual” QCL design process [Ref 1]. DESCRIPTION: The active region of a QCL consists of many (typically 20-5 ...

    STTRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseNavy
  8. N20A-T004: Hexahedral Dominant Auto-Mesh Generator

    Release Date: 12-10-2019Open Date: 01-14-2020Due Date: 02-12-2020Close Date: 02-12-2020

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Air Platform, Ground Seaweapons, OBJECTIVE: Develop an automated interactive mesh generator using predominately Hexahedral Finite Elements to support finite element analysis of naval aviation structural components and weapons systems. DESCRIPTION: The U.S. Navy is accelerating its development of solutions to meet Fleet needs. As part of this urgent need, this STTR topic provi ...

    STTRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseNavy
  9. N20A-T005: Quantum Optical Semiconductor Chip and its Application to Quantum Communication

    Release Date: 12-10-2019Open Date: 01-14-2020Due Date: 02-12-2020Close Date: 02-12-2020

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Air Platform, Info Systems, Electronics OBJECTIVE: Develop a quantum optical semiconductor chip and demonstrate its application to efficient photonic entanglement, efficient logic gates such as Hadamard and CNOT, and quantum communication protocols through fiber optical channels. DESCRIPTION: Current quantum chips utilize Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) te ...

    STTRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseNavy
  10. N20A-T006: High Efficiency Propeller for Small Unmanned X Systems (UxS)

    Release Date: 12-10-2019Open Date: 01-14-2020Due Date: 02-12-2020Close Date: 02-12-2020

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Air Platformground Sea, Materials OBJECTIVE: Develop a radically new lightweight polymer or ceramic composite propeller for use in small unmanned X systems (UxS). DESCRIPTION: The performance of propeller-driven aircraft is dependent upon both the structural properties of the propeller and its design. With lower strength materials (wood, nylon, carbon composite), it is necess ...

    STTRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseNavy

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