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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until September, 2020.

  1. High Fidelity Obscurant Modeling for Sensor Simulations

    SBC: Gleason Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: A11aT004

    A particle-systems approach is proposed for rendering obscurants in tactical missile scene generation. Obscurants are currently rendered using arrays of voxels, small homogeneous cubes containing concentration and temperature data. Voxels have been highly successful but they require huge data files and are very slow to render. The particle systems would not replace voxels for high-fidelity applica ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. DYNAMICALLY PROGRAMMABLE AND ADAPTIVE MULTI-BAND COMPRESSIVE IMAGING SYSTEM

    SBC: Bridger Photonics, Inc.            Topic: A11aT007

    Bridger Photonics and the University of Arizona will develop a passive multi-band compressive sensor for imaging and object recognition applications. The Army has identified a need for multi-band imagery for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions among others. Multi-band systems offer enhanced discrimination capability and the ability to perform in adverse conditions (at night, smo ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. A Priori Error-Controlled Simulations of Electromagnetic Phenomena for HPC

    SBC: COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCES LLC            Topic: A11aT015

    The project will remove a key difficulty that currently hampers many existing methods for computing unsteady electromagnetic waves in unbounded regions. The accuracy and/or stability of the simulations may deteriorate over long times due to the treatment of the outer boundaries via artificial boundary conditions. We propose to develop a universal algorithm and software that will correct this probl ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Improve pyrotechnic smoke formulations that produce low flame

    SBC: Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.            Topic: A11aT026

    The objective of this research is to develop materials that may replace the current generation of visible smoke formulations used by the U.S. military. In particular the materials must produce low flame so that they do present a fire hazard, have relatively low toxicity, and are efficient. The efficiency is defined in a figure of merit that combines fill factor, yield factor, extinction coeffici ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. High Fidelity Obscurant Modeling for Sensor Simulations

    SBC: Simulation Technologies, Inc.            Topic: A11aT004

    A technique that enables new methods of obscurant modeling with faster rendering while maintaining or improving physical fidelity is proposed. the proposed technique not only exhibits the qualities of voxel based obscurants, but matches real-world data as well. The main objective from Phase I efforts will be a specification for the technique of generating physically correct and efficient obscuran ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Dual Fuel Use of JP-8 and Hydrogen for Improved Compression Ignition Engine Performance

    SBC: Streamline Automation, LLC            Topic: A11aT023

    With the advent of more efficient hydrogen reforming systems, a practical hydrogen source has lead to investigations on the operating characteristics of diesel (JP-8) engines with a hydrogen/syngas additive. Several sources have reported that higher thermal efficiencies and lower pollution occur when hydrogen is added to the fuel stream. The objective of this proposal is to experimentally quanti ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Matched Filter Chaos Communications

    SBC: Torch Technologies, Inc.            Topic: A11aT002

    A plan is presented to demonstrate the feasibility and practicality of a radio-frequency Hayes-Corron (H-C) chaos-based communication system employing an optimal spread-spectrum chaotic communication theory to achieve superior low-power, low-probability of interception, multiple-user access, and portability goals. By integrating three concepts: 1) chaotic spreading sequence generation, 2) Hayes en ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Random Number Generation for High Performance Computing

    SBC: Silicon Informatics, Inc.            Topic: A10AT012

    Highly scalable parallel random number generators (RNGs) will be developed, evaluated and implemented for use in high performance computing on thousands of multi-core processors and general purpose graphics processing units. The main contributions are: (a) design and implementation of new parallel test methods that capture the inter-stream correlations exhibited in practice and complement the curr ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Plasmonic MEMS Sensor Array

    SBC: Five Stones Research Corporation            Topic: A10AT002

    Sensor development researchers and engineers have perpetually sought novel methods to reduce sensor size and improve performance. Continued miniaturization of sensors through micromachining has enabled novel applications and introduced new paradigms for engineered systems to interact with the world. The challenge has always been to improve performance while continually reducing size. In the cur ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. An Automated, High Throughput, Filter-Free Pathogen Preconcentrator

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: A10AT016

    Accurate real-time waterborne pathogen detection is of paramount importance to security of U.S. military forces and installations. Fieldable high-throughput pathogen concentration is a critical analytical need for enhanced detection performance. Existing concentration methods are time-consuming, bulky, labor-intensive, power- and reagent-hungry, and consequently ill-suited for battlefield deployme ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
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