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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. Hybrid DNN-based Transfer Learning and CNN-based Supervised Learning for Object Recognition in Multi-modal Infrared Imagery

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: 1

    On this effort Toyon Research Corp. and The Pennsylvania State University are developing deep learning-based algorithms for object recognition and new class discovery in look-down infrared (IR) imagery. Our approach involves the development of a hybrid classifier that exploits both transfer learning and semi-supervised paradigms in order to maintain good generalization accuracy, especially when li ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. Algorithms for Look-down Infrared Target Exploitation

    SBC: Signature Research, Inc.            Topic: 1

    Signature Research, Inc. (SGR) and Michigan Technological University (MTU) propose a Phase I STTR effort to develop a learning algorithm which exploits the spatio-spectral characteristics inherent within IR imagery and motion imagery.Our archive of modelled and labeled data sets will allow our team to thoroughly capture the variable elements that will drive machine learning performance.The overall ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. STTR Phase I: Development and Validation of Low-Cost Natural Gas Leak Detection Sensors and Analytics for Drone-Based and Handheld Deployments

    SBC: Nikira Labs Inc.            Topic: CT

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this project is the rapid, cost-effective detection of natural gas leakage to improve public safety, mitigate global climate change, and decrease product loss. Natural gas is the largest provider of power in the United States. However, more than 80 Tg of leakage occurs at well pads and pipelines during production alone. Such leakage poses a public health ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Science Foundation
  4. STTR Phase I: Engineering Alternative Oxidation Activity in A. ferrooxidans For Enhanced Biohydrometallurgy Capabilities

    SBC: Ironic Chemicals LLC            Topic: BT

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) project will be to develop engineered bacteria with the ability to oxidize the copper mineral chalcopyrite and gold. The majority of copper reserves are in chalcopyrite, which currently requires smelting. The US copper mining industry, due to regulatory restrictions, has a limited smelting capacity forcing US ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Science Foundation
  5. STTR Phase II: Nanostraw-mediated Immune Cell Reprogramming

    SBC: Navan Technologies, Inc.            Topic: BT

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will be to develop a new tool to safely and nondestructively deliver genes and other materials into large numbers cells at the same time. New forms of therapies for cancer and other intractable diseases take advantage of a patient's own cells, re-engineered in the laboratory to target a tumor ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Science Foundation
  6. STTR Phase I: Protecting Livestock from Airborne Disease Transmission Using Non-thermal Plasma Airstream Disinfection

    SBC: Taza Aya LLC            Topic: CT

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this STTR project stems from the costs to U.S. food producers of outbreaks of animal diseases. Producers of poultry, pork, and other food proteins lose more than $1B each year to infectious diseases, including some that are transmitted through the air. For diseases having an airborne transmission route, protective technologies that are available are few a ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Science Foundation
  7. STTR Phase I: Advanced Thermophotovoltaic Generators for High-Value Remote Power

    SBC: Marigold Power, Inc.            Topic: PH

    The broader impact / commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is to enable electrification of remote oil & gas processes to reduce methane emissions, improve on-site safety, and provide leak-detection and monitoring capabilities. This will be achieved by developing a robust, efficient, small-scale power generator capable of converting on-site fuel to e ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Science Foundation
  8. STTR Phase II: Autonomous Landing of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems onto Moving Platforms

    SBC: PLANCK AEROSYSTEMS INC.            Topic: EW

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this project will enable Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS or drones) to safely and reliably operate from moving vehicles and moving vessels at sea. There is an immediate need for this capability in many industries. In commercial fishing, drones will replace manned aircraft for fish-finding operations, radically reducing cost and risk. In maritime security, dr ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Science Foundation
  9. STTR Phase I: Self-powered wireless leak detection sensor for pipeline monitoring

    SBC: VERAPHOTONICS INC            Topic: EI

    This Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project will support the development of the hydraulic pressure harvesting mechanism combined with four-channel acoustic emission (AE) based leak and damage detection hardware along with power management electronics to enable self-powered wireless health monitoring in pipeline systems. By combining our theoretical simulation and experi ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 National Science Foundation
  10. STTR Phase I: Diode pumped Modelocked Titanium Sapphire Fiber Laser

    SBC: Lumany            Topic: EI

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will develop world?s first commercial diode pumped mode-locked titanium sapphire fiber laser based on visible laser diodes pumping a titanium sapphire fiber. By using direct semiconductor laser diode pumps as the engine, and fiber as the gain medium, this two stage fiber laser design approach represents a paradigm shift away from conve ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 National Science Foundation
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