Award Data

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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. Database Expansion Issues

    SBC: Signal Innovations Group, Inc.            Topic: AF05211

    State-of-the-art radar combat ID (CID) must address target identification in complex environments, often with very limited measured training data. Consequently, the algorithms frequently rely on data computed via numerical models, as a function of required sensor conditions (bandwidth, target-sensor orientation, polarization, etc.). Such data are usually computed using approximate high-frequency ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Agent Based Computing Machine

    SBC: LEXXLE, INC.            Topic: AF05109

    This SBIR will develop a new class of computer architecture called an “agent based computing” module (ABC Machine) that enables “cognitive computing” algorithms to be implemented effectively on a large scale. The ABC Machine is a biologically inspired architecture derived from the field of “membrane computing” and is also based upon “statistical dataflow computing”. It operates in ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Creative Mobile Terrain Sensing Multi-Valued Behavior Robots

    SBC: IMAGINATION ENGINES, INC.            Topic: AF05174

    Within our Phase I effort, a radically new kind of neural network based control system that broadly emulates the contemplative capacity of the human brain has been successfully tested aboard a complex hexapod robot. In the course of this preliminary investigation, this neurocontrol system was able to bootstrap its own locomotive behaviors on demand, integrate camera images and sonar returns to bui ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Novel Structural Joining Concepts Using 3-D Textile Preforms and Composites

    SBC: 3TEX, Inc.            Topic: AF05248

    Strength and durability of commonly used bonded and bolted composite-to-composite and composite-to-metal structural joints suffer from sharp geometry variations, mismatch of elastic moduli, Poisson’s ratios, coefficients of thermal expansion and thermal conductivity of the adherends, altogether causing high stress concentration and premature joint failure. The proposed work is focused on develop ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Development of Advanced Polymer Based Photonic Crystal Devices and Fabrication Processes

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: AF05135

    Photonic crystals have led the way for miniaturizing application specific optical integrated circuit (ASOIC) to a scale comparable to the wavelength of light which in turn made them a good candidate for next generation high-density optical systems and interconnects. Polymer based Photonic Crystal structures have potential applications in optical integrated circuits, optoelectronics, optical switch ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Hardware Accelerated Simulator for Scattering from Electrically Large Objects and Scenes

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: AF05220

    Over the past few decades, computational electromagnetics (CEM) researchers have been making steady progress towards the development of efficient algorithms, such as the Method of Moments (MoM), for simulating scattering from electrically large targets. Unfortunately, such techniques have proved too computationally demanding because they require the solution of an often very large and dense matri ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Carbon Nanotube Based Electron Field Emission Cathodes for Traveling Wave Tubes

    SBC: XINTEK, INC.            Topic: AF05001

    We propose in this project to develop carbon nanotubes (CNTs) based field emission cathodes with high current density and long lifetime in pulsed and continuous beam operation for traveling wave tube applications. In phase I, we have successfully demonstrated high current density (>1 A/cm2) from our diode and triode CNT cathodes. In phase II, we will concentrate on improving our cathode design to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Real-Time Detector of Human Fatigue

    SBC: Bio-Behavior Analysis Systems, LLC            Topic: AF04T007

    We propose to develop a computer based system for the online analysis of bio-behavioral signals associated with momentary loss of alertness. We will continue our development of bio-behavioral measures indicative of lapses in alertness. Our system will use only measures that can be obtained without attaching sensors to the operator. We will concentrate on monitoring the oculomotor system using came ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. AIMS: Agent-based Information Management System

    SBC: QUANTUM LEAP INNOVATIONS, INC.            Topic: AF05105

    Information Management is an important component in the development of viable information sharing systems, such as JBI, where shared information may be manipulated to derive further information. The qualities of such derived information depend on qualities of the contributing information and of their sources. Determining information quality requires propagation of qualitative and pedigree data abo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Sensor Exploitation by Adaptive/Learning Systems (SEALS)

    SBC: Signal Innovations Group, Inc.            Topic: AF05219

    Signal Innovations Group (SIG) and its Fast Track partner, Integrian (, propose development of an adaptive video sensing system, with a focus on intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). The proposed adaptive system is applicable for ISR in general environments, addressing base and port security, as well as urban and suburban sensing during wartime and peace-keeping o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
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