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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY22 is not expected to be complete until September, 2023.

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  1. Signature Reduction using Metasurfaces on group 1 UAV platforms

    SBC: NOTCH, INC.            Topic: AF20ATCSO1

    Enemies use radar system to identify and target Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). To prevent detection, the UAV should be able to reduce its RF signature by reducing its Radar Cross Section (RCS). In addition, it is essential for the "blue force" UAV to be able to use its RF systems (radar/comms) while not being detected. Traditional Radar Absorbing Materials (RAM) are used to absorb radar's Electr ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Reliable Tactical Silent Power Generator for Austere Environments

    SBC: Mesodyne Inc.            Topic: AF20ATCSO1

    Mesodyne’s Light-Cell technology was developed at MIT and is being commercialized for the small UAV market. In this effort, the UAV generator is being adapted to meet the needs of dismounted warfighters. Mesodyne’s patented Light-Cell generator converts fuel into electricity via light. Specifically, a microcombustor heats a nanophotonic material to incandescence. The nanophotonic material, whi ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Realistic Image and Neighborhood Generator

    SBC: Stellar Science Ltd. Co.            Topic: AF19AT007

    Software that generates realistic images of models and outdoor scenes is crucial for many scientific and engineering endeavors. Applications include laser modeling for directed energy weapons and remote sensing simulation for sensor design and image analysis. In Phase I, we developed the Realistic Image and Neighborhood Generator (RING) synthetic scene generation platform. The Phase I RING prototy ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Three-Dimensional Tracking and Aimpoint Maintenance (3-D TrAM) Phase II

    SBC: MZA ASSOCIATES CORP            Topic: AF19AT005

    Target tracking and aimpoint maintenance are critical functions within a laser directed energy system.  Traditionally, the optical sensor is a conventional camera viewing an actively illuminated target.  In the absence of turbulence, it is still difficult to point the laser weapon to a specific hit spot when there are no features in the required direction.  Further, atmospheric turbulence scint ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Cloud Enablement Curriculium

    SBC: Trek10 Inc.            Topic: AF20ATCSO1

    Team Trek10 comprises Trek10 Inc. along with the University of Notre Dame to provide the Cloud Enablement Curriculum (CEC) to satisfy Air Force and Digital University (Digital U) concerns surrounding the teaching, training, enabling, and validation of cloud computing skills across the Air Force. Team Trek10 has advanced SME background in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud as well as deep online l ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Phase II: Real-Time Pilot Health, Performance Monitoring in RF-denied Environments

    SBC: BDYWR, LLC            Topic: AF19CT010

    Performance/Health monitoring applications use wearable physiological sensors to acquire physiological signals from the body. The sensed data is generally sent through wireless radio wave communication like Bluetooth for further analysis and inference. However, environments like an airplane cockpit/special operation are susceptible to external Radio Frequency (RF) interferences, as it can interfer ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Compact Heading Error Free Scalar (CHEFS) Magnetometer

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: AF20AT002

    Physical Sciences, Inc. (PSI), in collaboration with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), proposes a novel quantum magnetometer based on an atomic vapor capable of producing accurate readings of the total magnetic field (scalar magnitude) while operating in any orientation with respect to Earth’s magnetic field. All other atomic magnetometer approaches suffer from dead zones and heading e ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Coupled Oscillator based Information Processing in CMOS

    SBC: Sync Computing Corp            Topic: AF20AT003

    Sync Computing has developed and experimentally demonstrated an analog electronic circuit architecture which can dramatically accelerate the computation of combinatorial optimization problems, solving in seconds or minutes what would otherwise take days or years, and doing so using microelectronics hardware which exists today.  The circuit utilizes a network of coupled oscillators whose interconn ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Solving the Quantum Interconnects Bottleneck; Scalable Photonic Control for Scalable Quantum Computers

    SBC: QuEra Computing Incorporated            Topic: AF20AT003

    After decades of experimental and theoretical effort, quantum computers are reaching a scale that is no longer simulable by classical devices. While these quantum computers are still too noisy to beat classical supercomputers at tasks like prime number factorization, recent advances are already indicating that Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) devices have the potential for practical “quan ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Hardware-Guided Near-Term Quantum Algorithms and Gate Designs

    SBC: QuEra Computing Incorporated            Topic: AF20AT003

    Quantum computing technologies have now reached sufficient scale and maturity that it is possible to interrogate real-world applications at a non-simulatable scale, and with the potential to outperform their classical counterparts on specific tasks (so-called “Quantum Advantage”). At the same time, they have not yet achieved such maturity as to allow the hardware to be abstracted in a way to p ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
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