We are pleased to announce that three outstanding groups have been selected for funding from the AFRL Regional Hub Network Midwest’s Shovel Ready Project Call. After careful evaluation, the following awardees have been chosen for their high caliber research projects with clear technology transition plans, collaborative efforts, and personnel exchanges between network partners:
- Passive Control of Hypersonic Boundary Layer Turbulence via Porous Carbon-Matrix Ceramics
Collaborative Team: Hysonic, AFRL, University of Dayton, University of Dayton Research Institute, Raytheon Technologies, Elevate Ventures
- Effect of Thermal Deformation on Reattachment Heating Overshoot
Collaborative Team: University of Notre Dame, The Ohio State University, AFRL
- Development of Solid-Fueled Rotating Detonation Engines
Collaborative Team: Purdue University, USSF, Spectral Energies, Adranos
These groups represent a diverse range of organizations, including 4 universities, 3 small businesses, 1 research institute, 1 prime contractor, 1 venture capitalist firm, and 4 Air Force/ Space Force partners. We are confident that their projects will make a significant contribution to the national security community and serve as future technology transition examples.