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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. Biologically-inspired Integrated Vision System

    SBC: Spectral Imaging Laboratory            Topic: AF12BT03

    ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force has a need to develop a new class of advanced, wide field of view (WFOV) imaging sensors that sample the radiation field in multiple modes: spectral, temporal, polarization, and detailed object shape. These multimodal sensors are to be deployed on high altitude drones to enhance their intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. Smaller versions o ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Broad Spectrum Optical Property Characterization

    SBC: SPECTRAL MOLECULAR IMAGING, INC.            Topic: AF15AT12

    Liquid Crystal Arrayed Microcavities (LCAM) are a new hyperspectral technology initiated by collaboration among Spectral Molecular Imaging, Advanced Microcavity Sensors and Montana State University Spectrum Laboratory.At the core of this revolutionary technology lie picoliter volume optical cavities that exploit liquid crystal birefringence for tuning an effective cavity length.During a Phase I on ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Compact CMOS-Compatible Optical Transceiver

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: AF14AT13

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and the research group of Professor Richard Osgood at Columbia University propose to develop a compact optical transceiver based on devices fabricated on a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) platform. The recent development of novel integrated structures in silicon including waveguides, resonators, and photodetectors will enable dramatic reductions in size, ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Development of an Innovative System for Cryodeposit Mitigation and Redmediation

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: AF12BT10

    ABSTRACT: Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) will develop an innovative system to measure and control the cryodeposit layer thickness that develops on cold (~20 K) surfaces in cryogenic radiometric calibration chambers. Currently removing the cryo-layer involves a lengthy process that warms the entire cryo-system to desorb the cryo-layer that incr ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. DREAMIT- Design, Reconfigure and Evaluate Autonomous Models in Training

    SBC: Tier 1 Performance Solutions, LLC            Topic: AF15AT14

    Our Phase I work focused on improving modeling and simulations so that the impact of autonomous systems in the battlespace could be better understood. As we have trained our attention on Phase II, it has become increasingly clear that the work we are doing to improve the modeling and simulation of autonomous systems also provides significant leverage for the development of the intelligent behavior ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Electrical Energy Storage System by SMES Method for Ultra-High Power and Energy Density

    SBC: Tai-Yang Research Company            Topic: AF11BT31

    ABSTRACT: The Tai-Yang Research Company (TYRC) of Tallahassee, FL in collaboration with Dr. Justin Schwartz of the North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, NC propose in this Phase 2 effort to develop the critical technologies necessary for the implementation and operation of an airborne high temperature superconductor (HTS) superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) device with par ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Embedded Sensors for Flight Test (Every Aircraft a Test Aircraft)

    SBC: Nextgen Aeronautics, Inc.            Topic: AF14AT01

    Increasing system capabilities in terms of weapon systems, ISR payloads, GNC, etc., enabled by smaller and more capable electronics systems have led to a trend for overall size reduction in military aircraft. This has resulted in a reduction in the avail...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Enhanced Text Analytics Using Lifted Probabilistic Inference Algorithms

    SBC: Longview International Inc.            Topic: AF13AT11

    ABSTRACT: LVI proposes developing an advanced framework of lifted probabilistic inference algorithms for enhancing the scaling and accuracy of text analytics. In Phase I, LVI explored the scalability of various lifted inference techniques for utilizing Markov Logic Networks (MLN) in the Tuffy software package. Phase I also included investigation and demonstration of DeepDive, a scalable, high-per ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. ENHANCING MOTION IMAGERY CLASSIFIERS BY PRINCIPAL COMPONENT FEATURE CLUSTERING

    SBC: Longshortway Inc.            Topic: AF15AT35

    LongShortWay Inc. and Northeastern University propose a family of feature reduction and ensemble classifier methods based on Principal Component and Dynamic Logic feature clustering algorithms. New methods combine feature clustering with non-linear feature reduction via manifold learning, and bagging, boosting, and stacking ensemble algorithms.

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Environmentally-Compliant Kinetic Metallization Coating Materials for Corrosion and Wear Protection of Military Aircraft and Weapon Systems

    SBC: Innovative Technology Inc            Topic: AF15AT31

    Coating materials and coating methods used to protect U.S. military aircraft and weapon systems from corrosion and wear are in need of environmentally benign alternatives in order to keep up with dynamic regulations associated with environment, safety, and occupational health. Thus, the Air Force is supporting research to develop alternatives to the dangerous materials identified on the OSD Emergi ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
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