Awards

$80K

High Fidelity Rotorcraft Towing Modeling and Simulation with Towed Magnetic Anomaly Detection System

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology

Agency: Navy
Topic: N15A-T009
Budget: 06/15/15 - 11/16/15
PI: Dr. Chengjian He

Towing of a Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) system is an important aspect of rotorcraft maritime operation in support of Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW). The vibratory rotary wing platform combined with the long and flexible towing cable, the low mass ratio of the towed body to the total mass (the sum of the tow body and the towing aircraft), and ...

$693K

Multiphysics-based Sensor Fusion

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF13-AT01
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15
PI: Joseph R Guerci

ABSTRACT: A new approach to multisensor fusion is proposed that utilizes a knowledge-aided (KA) multi-physics model as the main fusion engine, as opposed to traditional purely statistical methods. The new Multi-Physics Sensor Fusion (MPSF) is enabled byadvances in high performance computing, knowledge-aided (KA) processing, and new techniques in...

$150K

Hardening Advanced Methods for Predicting 3D Unsteady Flows Around Wind Turbines for Industrial Use

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 02c
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15
PI: Dr. Glen R. Whitehouse

Wind power plays an increasingly important role in satisfying the power needs of the U.S., and serves to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. With increased penetration, significant maintenance costs and reductions in power generation have underscored the need to predict the unsteady loading related to turbine configuration, layout and off-design...

$150K

Freeze Casting of Tubular Sulfur Tolerant Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology

Agency: Army
Topic: A14A-T011
Budget: 09/10/14 - 03/14/15
PI: Drew Spradling

Solid oxide fuel cells have long suffered from degradation due to impurities in the fuel and complexities associated with dissimilar materials and high operating temperatures. This degradation lowers the usable cell power output and requires ancillary equipment for fuel sulfur removal and reformation. A unique microstructure for the tubular an...

$80K

Near Net Shape and Cost Effective Rapid Powder Consolidation Manufacturing of Advanced Microwave Tube Materials/Components

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology

Agency: Navy
Topic: N14A-T010
Budget: 08/18/14 - 06/18/15
PI: Karthik Nagarthnam

The major objectives of the Phase I effort will be focused on CDC higher pressure combustion (using natural gas or hydrogen-GREEN MANUFACTURING) driven powder compaction fabrication of select alloys for Microwave Tube Related Component end uses for NAVY using powders of varying sizes and vacuum-grade purity such as Cupro-Nickel, Stainless Steels...

$80K

Durable Hydrophobic Nanocomposite Insulating Coating for High Voltage VLF/LF Antenna Components

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology

Agency: Navy
Topic: N14A-T025
Budget: 08/18/14 - 06/18/15
PI: Robert Jeffers

The Fixed Submarine Broadcasting System is a low frequency (LF) and very low frequency (VLF) communication system that provides independent and survivable connectivity to the United States Navy nuclear submarine force. The Navy operates six high powered VLF and seven LF transmitter facilities at different locations around the world. These outdoo...

$80K

COAXIS - Course of Action Extra-Intelligence System

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology

Agency: Navy
Topic: N14A-T024
Budget: 08/04/14 - 06/04/15
PI: Dr. Marc Abrams

COAXIS (Course of Action Extra-Intelligence System) recommends both information relevant to an operational order and a course of action (COA), where COA is defined as a decision of what action to take given a specific situation. COAXIS performs semantic analysis of natural language of an operational order to bridge the world of human-oriented na...

$150K

Electrochemical Micro-Capacitors Utilizing Carbon Nanostructures

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology

Agency: Defense Microelectronics Agency
Topic: DMEA13B-001
Budget: 07/21/14 - 01/25/15
PI: Michael Kranz

Electrochemical double-layer (ECDL) capacitors have tremendous potential as high-power delivery energy storage elements in low-volume and low-weight microelectronics systems. ECDL electrodes based on nanostructured carbon offer the potential for exception

$150K

Physical Sub-Model Development for Turbulence Combustion Closure

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF13-AT12
Budget: 05/15/14 - 10/30/14
PI: Esteban Gonzalez-Juez

ABSTRACT: Ramjets and scramjets are the preferred propulsion platforms for flight in the supersonic (3

$100K

Micro-Particle Debris Characterization from Hyper-Velocity Impacts

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA13-T002
Budget: 04/07/14 - 11/06/14
PI: Dr. Lei Zhang

An ultra-high speed visible and near-infrared (VNIR) hyperspectral radiometric temperature imager will be developed in this program. The instrument is based on a high speed hyperspectral imager spanning the wavelength range 0.4-0.9 micron and providing hyperspectral data-cubes at rates of 13,500 Hz or faster. The high speed spatial imagery prov...

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