Awards

$604K

iNFORMER: A MapReduce-Like Data-Intensive Processing Framework For Native Data Storage And Formats

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: The Ohio State University

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 01c
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15
PI: Dr. Gerald Sabin

The majority of Big Data applications have been built around the MapReduce paradigm. Despite the popularity of MapReduce, there are several obstacles to applying it for some commercial and scientific use-cases. This includes the requirement to load data into specialized file systems, like HDFS, in addition to long intermediate data shuffle and s...

$225K

STTR Phase I: Advanced Manufacturing Processes for Multiple Field Freeform Microlens Arrays for Ultra-Low Cost Medical Endoscopy

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: The Ohio State University

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: MN
Budget: 01/01/15 - 06/30/16
PI: Subba Shankar

The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project is that smaller and less expensive medical endoscopes will be made possible, which will allow physicians to see better inside the human body. These devices will shorten recovery times, improve diagnosis and treatment, move procedure...

$150K

Active Control of a Scramjet Engine

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: The Ohio State University

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF15-AT19
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15
PI: Mo Samimy

ABSTRACT: Scramjet engines are expected to operate across wide Mach number ranges and typically incorporate isolators to provide sufficient back-pressure margin and prevent unstart. Unfortunately, isolators introduce additional weight and drag, and form multiple shockwave/boundary layer interactions, which degrade the incoming flow. As military ...

$79.9K

Modeling the Environment to Train Radar Operators for Littoral Combat Ships (METRO-LCS)

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: The Ohio State University

Agency: Navy
Topic: N14A-T012
Budget: 11/17/14 - 09/17/15
PI: Wayne Thornton

Current systems for training Navy surface ship radar operators cannot simulate the effects of varied environmental conditions on radar performance. Instead, operators must train on these effects during at-sea operations. Such unsystematic training cannot

$150K

High Resolution / Wide Bandwidth Arbitrary Waveform Generator for Telemetry Applications

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: The Ohio State University

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF14-AT03
Budget: 11/15/14 - 08/15/15
PI: Waleed Khalil

ABSTRACT: In order to meet future needs for cost-effective high-capacity, secure telemetry systems, communication systems, smart weapons systems, UAVs, satellites, and other DoD platforms, further advances and innovations in digital-to-analog conversion must be achieved to support the migration to higher frequencies and operation in shared spec...

$80K

Plasma Electrolytic Diffusion Treatments for Reduced Electrochemical Current Density in Aircraft Structural Fasteners

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: The Ohio State University

Agency: Navy
Topic: N14A-T014
Budget: 08/04/14 - 06/04/15
PI: Tom Kanaby

Modern aircraft make extensive use of fasteners made of steel, titanium, nickel and other alloys mated with aluminum and composite airframe materials. This coupling of dissimilar materials yields galvanic corrosion issues, which degrades mechanical integrity, is costly to inspect, and poses a safety and reliability risk. Traditional design appro...

$750K

Electromagnetic Simulation Software for Strongly Coupled Plasmas

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: The Ohio State University

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF11-BT23
Budget: 07/01/14 - 06/30/16
PI: David Rose

ABSTRACT: Strong coupling in ionized plasmas occurs when inter-particle interactions result in correlation energies that are comparable to the mean kinetic energy of the thermal motion of individual particles. Strongly coupled plasmas are known to be present in a number of physical systems including ultra-cold plasmas created in the laboratory a...

$879K

Modeling Operator Reasoning and Performance for Human-in-Control Simulation (MORPHIC)

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: The Ohio State University

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA12-T006
Budget: 06/30/14 - 06/08/16
PI: Mr. Brad Rosenberg

Propose development of a human-in-control (HIC) modeling capability that can: (1) represent the breadth of operator decision-making processes across missile defense elements, (2) scale to deliver the appropriate level of fidelity, and (3) be extensible to future operator needs. To provide this HIC modeling capability, we propose to develop an...

$100K

Intelligent Simulation Techniques for a Realistic, Unified Command and Control Training System (INSTRUCTS) for Missile Defense

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: The Ohio State University

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA13-T005
Budget: 03/20/14 - 10/19/14
PI: James Niehaus

Given a specific window of opportunity for an incoming threat, the central Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) operator must dynamically manage the battle to achieve global and regional mission objectives. Seconds matter in these situations, and the C2BMC operator must be well versed in all potential scenarios, so tha...

$150K

Advanced Optical Diagnostics/Modeling Platform for Plasma Assisted Combustion in Vitiated Air

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: The Ohio State University

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF13-AT04
Budget: 03/19/14 - 12/22/14
PI: Waruna Kulatilaka

ABSTRACT: Modern gas-turbine engines designs for the next-generation warfighter need to reduce exhaust gas temperatures to reduce effective thermal footprint thereby improving the mission capability. In such situations, high-altitude engine operation is often limited by the overall combustion efficiency, lean flame blow out (LBO) limit, and com...

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