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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 June, 2020.

  1. Rapid Discovery of Evasive Satellite Behaviors

    SBC: APPLIED DEFENSE SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: AF17CT02

    This is a prototype system that will take raw observation data, detect and characterize maneuvers, and use reinforcement learning to understand and react to evasive RSO behaviors in near real time. This will provide a framework to evaluate autonomous behavior strategies, such a safety, effectiveness, and robustness to manipulation. This work will enable surveillance operators to distinguish betwee ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Rapid Discovery of Evasive Satellite Behaviors

    SBC: Data Fusion & Neural Networks, LLC            Topic: AF17CT02

    The DF&NN team has significant experience in delivering Space Domain Awareness tools. These tools will be applied to 2 years of GEO ephemeris data of active satellites at DF&NN. The RDESB prototype will reduce the risk in rapidly discovering the behavioral patterns of potentially evasive and/or ambiguous active resident space objects. RDESB will detect non-Keplerian behavior in ephemeris data for ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Adaptive Markov Inference Game Optimization (AMIGO) for Rapid Discovery of Evasive Satellite Behaviors

    SBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF17CT02

    Space superiority requires space protection and space situational awareness (SSA), which rely on rapid and accurate space object behavioral and operational intent discovery. The focus of this project is to develop a stochastic approach for rapid discovery of evasive satellite behaviors. Designing the innovative decision support tool has numerous challenges: (i) partial observable actions; (ii) eva ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Verification and Validation of Algorithms for Resilient Complex Software Controlled Systems

    SBC: APPLIED DEFENSE SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: AF17CT05

    In response to the challenges described in AF173-CT05, Applied Defense Solutions (ADS) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) (equivalently, the ADS Team) propose to research and develop innovative validation and verification (V&V) algorithms for spacecraft GN&C. The ADS Team is unique in that it brings operational flight GN&C software experience (ADS) with cutting edge research on algorithm V&V ( ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Assess Stability and Anti-Fragility of Dense Urban Terrains

    SBC: Cordillera Applications Group, Inc.            Topic: ST17C003

    The objective of this proposal is to examine the feasibility of defining and measuring key dimensions of an urban system to include its essential functions and networks, and whether they can be modelled in a computational framework for assessing robustness and resilience of DUTs (and their tipping points) under conditions of volatility and stress. This proposal will conduct a comprehensive review ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  6. Hot Filament CVD technology for disruptive, high-throughput SiC epitaxial growth reactors

    SBC: TrueNano, Inc            Topic: N18AT004

    TrueNano, Inc. will in collaboration with the University of Colorado and industry partners, develop a novel single-wafer, high-throughput hot filament CDV reactor for the growth of high quality silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial layers, suitable for the next generation of power electronic devices and systems. This includes the design and simulation of the reactor, the development of a throughput mode ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Innovative Processing Techniques for Additive Manufacture of 7000 Series Aluminum Alloy Components

    SBC: Product Innovation And Engineering, LLC            Topic: N18AT005

    The goal of this STTR Phase I research proposal is to develop a proof of concept for a novel additive manufacturing (AM) process that will be capable of processing 7000 series AM aluminum alloys while minimizing defects, with an eventual goal of Phase II/III project to commercialize the developed technology. To achieve this goal, the technical objectives, the proposed technology includes the follo ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Inhibiting Prolyl Hydroxylase to Mimic Natural Acclimatization to High Altitude to Improve Warfighter Performance at High Altitude

    SBC: Research Logistics Company            Topic: SOCOM17C001

    Acclimatization is the long-term adjustment that humans experience when exposed for weeks or months to high altitude. Acclimatization is important in this context because a warfighter who is acclimatized to high altitude is immune to high altitude illness, has superior work capacity, and has cognitive function approaching that found at sea level. In other words, the acclimatized warfighter is opti ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  9. System for Nighttime and Low-Light Face Recognition

    SBC: MUKH Technologies LLC            Topic: SOCOM18A001

    Recognizing faces in low-light and nighttime conditions is a challenging problem due to the noisy and poor quality nature of the images.Thermal imaging is often used to obtain facial biometric in such conditions. Thermal face images, while having a strong signature at nighttime, are not typically maintained in biometric-enabled watch lists and so must be compared with visible-light face images to ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  10. Innovative Mitigation of Radiation Effects in Advanced Technology Nodes

    SBC: Microelectronics Research Development Corporation            Topic: DTRA16A003

    Micro-RDC has developed portable radiation effects test structures that scale to new process nodes.These structures will enable the investigation of the effects of radiation on the new technology from the material processing level as well as the circuit level.Fabricating the chosen structures and the refinement of software to extract the model parameters will be completed in this effort.A suite of ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
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