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  1. Portable System with Li Foil MWPC Neutron Detectors

    SBC: Radiation Detection Technologies, Inc.            Topic: DTRA14B005

    At the completion of the research and development effort a Li-foil multi-wire proportional counter (MWPC) neutron detector with more than 625-cm2 of active area will be included in a portable radiation detection system. The system is expected to outperform the standards set by the ANSI N42.53 standards, and gamma-ray rejection ratio (GRR) of 1.0x10-8 or better. A gamma-ray spectrometer for isotope ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Reverberation Mitigation of Speech

    SBC: Minerva Systems & Technologies, LLC            Topic: AF15AT17

    Automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology is in wide use today and has been successfully integrated into a number of applications. Although there are also many potential applications for automatic speaker identification (SID), SID accuracy rates are generally not sufficient for widespread use in practical applications. For high accuracy ASR and SID, the microphone must be located near the talk ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Small Sample Size Semi-Supervised Feature Clustering for Detection and Classification of Objects and Activities in Still and Motion Multi-spectral Imagery

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: AF15AT35

    Toyon Research Corp. and the Penn State Univ. propose research and development of innovative algorithms for classifying objects and activities observed in high-dimensional data extracted from multi-sensor motion imagery. The proposed algorithms include novel feature clustering techniques to enable effective characterization of intra-class and inter-class appearance variations in datasets containin ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Phase Transitions, Nucleation and Mixing Modeling through Trans-Critical Conditions

    SBC: COMBUSTION RESEARCH AND FLOW TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF14AT23

    The goal of this Phase II effort is to achieve significant improvements in our understanding and modeling of trans-critical combustors operating at high pressure in regimes of interest to the Air Force.There are three main objectives we pursue:1) The use ofmolecular dynamic models as a predictive tool for thermodynamic and transport properties of mixtures, 2) Improved liquid/gas interface models a ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Measurement and Modeling of Surface Coking in Fuel-Film Cooled Liquid Rocket Engines

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF15AT21

    Designing an efficient and effective film cooling system to protect critical components of modern rocket engines requires a significant number of problems and challenges to be addressed. Complicating the already difficult hydrodynamic challenges, thermal and/or catalytic cracking of hydrocarbon fuels is always accompanied with coke formation. Coke deposits on combustor and nozzle walls reduce heat ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Higher Order Mesh Generation for Simulation of Complex Systems

    SBC: Hypercomp, Inc.            Topic: AF14AT07

    In this program, HyPerComp and University of Michigan have teamedtogether to develop a high-order grid generator for Euler and viscousmeshes. The grid generator is based on HyPerComps successful generalpurpose CAD2Mesh software and is being integrated with HyPerCompsHDphysics and U. Michigans XFlow DG high-order solvers. High-order gridgeneration methods are being implemented to accurately capture ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. High-Sensitivity Monolithic Silicon CMOS APD and ROIC

    SBC: Freedom Photonics LLC            Topic: AF14AT13

    This work will focus on the development of monolithic SWIR focal plane array technologies using CMOS or CMOS compatible fabrication technology. This will be realized on a Silicon substrate and incorporate APD+TIA arrays and be scalable to Megapixel arrays and coherent receiver operation for capture of the full optical wavefront vector information.

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Intelligent and Multiplexable Ultra-High Temperature Fiber Optic Pressure Sensors for Robust Distributed Engine Control

    SBC: Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation            Topic: AF16AT18

    Engines will be getting smaller and hotter for efficiency reasons, requiring novel sensors with extended and enhanced performance. Emerging fiber-optic sensing approaches could provide a unique solution to the widening technology gap between next-gen engine requirements and conventional sensors limited capabilities. The overall objective of this program is to develop techniques to integrate new pr ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Carbon Nanotube Technology for RF Amplification

    SBC: Carbon Technology, Inc.            Topic: AF15AT15

    Theoretical studies have shown that the electrical current in a CNT Field Effect Transistor (CFET) is intrinsically linear. Inherently linear CNTs offer significant improvements in performance without sacrificing power and have the potential for greatly improving range and sensitivity in state-of-the-art receivers such as those used in satellite systems and other communications applicationsModelin ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. ROBUST MOVING TARGET HANDOFF IN GPS-DENIED ENVIRONMENTS

    SBC: UTOPIACOMPRESSION,CORPORATION            Topic: AF15AT34

    Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are increasingly seen as a cornerstone in developing the future Defense infrastructure and it is critical that they collaborate efficiently and execute complex missions in denied environments. Although great progress has been made in GPS-denied navigation, the target handoff problem in GPS-denied environments has not been extensively studied. In this problem, a trac ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
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