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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 April, 2020.

  1. Automated 3D Reconstruction and Pose Estimation of Space Objects Using Ground Based Telescope Imagery

    SBC: Stellar Science Ltd. Co.            Topic: AF17AT007

    Stellar Science, in collaboration with the University of Maryland, proposes to develop algorithms to demonstrate the feasibility of constructing three-dimensional (3D) models of satellites using ground-based imagery on a standard PC in under 15 minutes. The Phase I effort will address the challenge of registering two-dimensional (2D) images of satellites where traditional feature matchers frequent ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Unified sensor for atmospheric turbulence and refractivity characterization

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: AF17AT008

    MZA partnered with the Michigan Technological University (MTU) proposes to develop an atmospheric characterization sensor which unifies the measurement of atmospheric turbulence and refractivity through target-in-the-loop measurements, requiring no augmentation of the target or equipment on the other end of the path. We image multi-wavelength target illumination and remove atmospheric blurring us ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Adaptive and Smart Materials for Advanced Manufacturing Methods


    The design ofDeployable Reconfigurable Pixelated Antennas (DERPAs) that can operate at different frequencies,with different radiation patterns, and achieve polarization diversity is proposed.The solution proposed, based on optically pixelated silicon or GaAs surfaces, can be used as reflective surfaces for reconfigurable reflect arrays or as reconfigurable active and modular antennas. The optical ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Progressively Expanded Neural Network (PENnet) Tracker

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: AF17AT027

    We propose to develop a multi-layer tracking framework that integrates feature-based, motion-based, and deep-learning-based tracking. Our proposal consist of two development tasks and two research exploration efforts. Our team proposes to develop the Progressively Expanded Neural Network (PENnet) Tracker, a deep learning based tracker capable of on-the-go training of the target. The PENnet Trac ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Laser Communications Crosslink (LaserComXL)

    SBC: A-TECH CORPORATION            Topic: AF161090

    ATA proposes to develop an optical communications terminal with low SWaP-C that enables high data rate communications between GPS satellites. Our proposed Laser Communications Crosslink (LaserComXL) terminal integrates advanced ATA line-of-sight stabilization, tracking and pointing technologies with space-qualified laser and detector technologies into a compact package with multiple optical heads ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. User Defined Operational Picture (UDOP) for Enterprise Ground Satellite Command and Control Systems from Multiple Sources

    SBC: TAU TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: AF162005

    The United States relies heavily on force multiplying, space-based navigation, communications, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) satellites. Military space programs have begun a paradigm shift, from small constellations of large spacecraft, to large constellations of small spacecraft. These large constellations will require complex support requirements for the ground statio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Realtime Multiframe Blind Deconvolution (MFBD) for Imaging through Turbulence

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: AF171025

    Space situational awareness is vital to space superiority because it enables all other space operations. It requires robust space surveillance, real-time search and targeting-quality information, and many other functions. However, dynamic blurring from

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Synthesis of HAN and HEHN in a Continuous Mix Process

    SBC: Digital Solid State Propulsion, Inc            Topic: AF171061

    Production of hydroxylamine nitrate (HAN) and hydroxyethyl hydrazine nitrate (HEHN) is of great concern for the manufacture of AF-315E. Current stockpiles of heritage ingredients held by AFRL are being depleted and those manufacturers are no longer in exi

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Sensor Open System Architecture (SOSA) Architectural Research

    SBC: IDEAS ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY, LLC            Topic: AF171062

    This SBIR Phase 1 project seeks to develop a high performance, high data rate computing system that satisfies the VNX standard and can be integrated into the Sensor Open System Architecture (SOSA). The proposed system will consist of a VNX compatible comp

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. High Voltage (HV) Fireset Systems and Subsystem Component Level Designs

    SBC: HYPERION TECHNOLOGY GROUP, INC.            Topic: AF171089

    Current and future explosive munition weapon systems development relies heavily on explosives detonation performance characterization and computational hydro-code simulation research conducted by DoD and DoE research communities. This work in turn relies

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force

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