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Flexible Broad-band Optical Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-19-C-6988
Agency Tracking Number: F17A-010-0141
Amount: $749,998.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF17A-T010
Solicitation Number: 17.A
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-11-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-11-30
Small Business Information
Oceanit Center 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 600
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States
DUNS: 144540283
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ed Pier
 Senior Scientist, Senior Software Engineer
 (808) 531-3017
Business Contact
 James Andrews
Phone: (808) 531-3017
Research Institution
 University of Houston
 Wei-Chuan Shih Wei-Chuan Shih
Ezekiel W. Cullen, 4302 University Drive Rm. 316
Houston, TX 77204
United States

 (713) 743-9104
 Nonprofit College or University

Oceanit proposes to first is to use radiative transfer techniques pioneered for astrophysics, instead of Monte Carlo simulation. In particular, we used a variant of the Bohm-Vitense method, which expresses the solution as a weighted sum of basis functions, allowing us to convert the radiative transfer equation into a set of linear equations that we can solve with standard linear algebra methods. Second, we propose to use machine learning to invert the radiative transfer. We compute a large number of radiative transfer models and then use these to train a neural net or other machine learning system, using the emitted light as input and the optical properties as output.

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