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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY21 is not expected to be complete until September, 2022.

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  1. A Comprehensive Framework to Develop, Refine, and Validate Learning Agents for Tactical Autonomy

    SBC: Orbit Logic Incorporated            Topic: AF15AT14

    ABSTRACT: To maintain superiority in the battle domains of space, ground, air and sea, it is natural that the U.S. move toward incorporating autonomous capabilities to enhance/replace the traditional role of humans. Continued advances in processing capability and techniques to employ decision logic and adaptive learning strategies will soon make this vision reality. To deploy any such capability o ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Acoustically/Vibrationally Enhanced High Frequency Electromagnetic Detector for Buried Landmines

    SBC: AKELA INC            Topic: A16AT004

    Laboratory investigations have suggested that acoustically or vibrationally inducing motion in buried targets can aid in improving target detectability through a characteristic response related to differential target motion. This gain is realized by adding an additional degree of freedom, modulation due to motion in the GPR return signal, to use as a discriminating feature. The AKELA team is propo ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. Active Control of a Scramjet Engine

    SBC: COMBUSTION SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: AF15AT19

    ABSTRACT: The hydrocarbon-fueled scramjet is capable of providing hypersonic air-breathing propulsion for high-speed applications. The effective operation of high-speed air-breathing engines (ram- and scram-jets) over a wide range of flow parameters (velocity and altitude) is one of the most technically difficult challenges in the design of hypersonic vehicles. The most promising approach to overc ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Additive Manufacturing for Microwave Vacuum Electron Device Cost Reduction

    SBC: Radiabeam Technologies, LLC            Topic: N16AT010

    The Department of the Navy has a need for the development of an additive manufacturing (AM) process for key vacuum electronic device components to meet on-demand, flexible, and affordable manufacturing requirements. The developed manufacturing method has a potential to reduce cost of vacuum electronics by as much as 70% as well as simplify and hence expedite production process of these devices by ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Advanced Printed Circuit Board Design Methods for Compact Optical Transceiver

    SBC: ATTOLLO ENGINEERING, LLC            Topic: A15AT001

    As the warfighter is increasingly using more highly integrated instruments, e.g. a laser rangefinder (LRF) combined with a laser designator and an imager, the need to decrease the size of these components becomes more important. Compact small munition applications of rangefinders particularly place an emphasis on size of the optical front end. In order to make the transceiver more compact, speci ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Affordable Integrated Circuit Packaging and Assembly for High-Temperature Intelligent Components

    SBC: Microelectronics Research Development Corporation            Topic: AF16AT17

    Micro-RDC proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of developing low-cost, low-weight, reliable packaging materials and processes to produce low-power advanced Integrated Circuits (ICs) that can operate continuously at temperatures between -55C and +225...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. AFSCN Upgrade Based on Smart Antenna and Cognitive Satellite Radio

    SBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF14AT16

    ABSTRACT: This proposal presents an Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) upgrade scheme using smart antenna and cognitive satellite radio techniques. On the remote tracking station (RTS) side, switched beam smart antenna, distributed beam forming technique, multiple access technique based on FDMA and/or CDMA are applied to obtain multiple satellites reception objective. On the satellite si ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Aircraft Carrier-based Precision Ship-Relative Navigation Guidance for Aircraft Landing under Emissions Control Conditions

    SBC: Coherent Technical Services, Inc.            Topic: N15AT014

    This research will show how data-capable laser communication retro-reflectors integrated with multispectral image processing can provide extreme reliability positioning suitable for full time automatic landing aboard ship of piloted fixed wing aircraft. The positioning system supports the SALRS long-term objective to reduce or eliminate pilot training to perform manual landing aboard ship includin ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Aircraft Carrier-based Precision Ship-Relative Navigation Guidance for Aircraft Landing under Emissions Control Conditions

    SBC: SA Photonics, Inc.            Topic: N15AT014

    This proposal describes an all optical fixed wing landing system for a aircraft carrier capable of flying an aircraft all the way to landing in a RF denied environment. The precision, reliability and accuracy of this system will allow control the aircraft without the help from the pilot all the way to touch down. It will work seamlessly with UAVs and manned aircraft that have been retrofitted with ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Air Cycle Machine Low Friction, Medium Temperature, Foil Bearing Coating

    SBC: ACREE TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED            Topic: N16AT005

    The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of using an innovative, durable, low friction, and non-toxic solid lubricant coating for foil air bearings for air cycle machines (ACM). Acrees coating provides superior wear characteristics at all temperatures and provides a substantial improvement over polyimide type coatings that are currently used on ACMs. The coating consists of tw ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseNavy
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