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  1. Closed-Loop Feedback Control for Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

    SBC: Electro Standards Laboratory, Inc.            Topic: AF17BT002

    The increased use of sensing systems and large scale networked nodes with a variety of embedded sensors and imagery is creating a plethora of varied data that needs to be fused and interpreted for applications such as surveillance, reconnaissance, and air traffic controls. The need for persistent human analysis with high levels of proficiency is taxing human resources and cognitive abilities. In t ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Sun-Tracking Millimeter Wave Radiometer

    SBC: PROSENSING, INC.            Topic: AF17CT01

    This Phase I STTR proposal describes the development of a dual frequency millimeter-wave sun tracking radiometer designed to measure total atmospheric attenuation from ground level to the top of the atmosphere.The suns brightness temperature, which is on the order of 10,000K at millimeter-wavelengths, provides an ideal background reference allowing high dynamic range estimation of total atmospheri ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Rapid Discovery of Evasive Satellite Behaviors

    SBC: APPLIED DEFENSE SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: AF17CT02

    This is a prototype system that will take raw observation data, detect and characterize maneuvers, and use reinforcement learning to understand and react to evasive RSO behaviors in near real time. This will provide a framework to evaluate autonomous behavior strategies, such a safety, effectiveness, and robustness to manipulation. This work will enable surveillance operators to distinguish betwee ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Rapid Discovery of Evasive Satellite Behaviors

    SBC: Data Fusion & Neural Networks, LLC            Topic: AF17CT02

    The DF&NN team has significant experience in delivering Space Domain Awareness tools. These tools will be applied to 2 years of GEO ephemeris data of active satellites at DF&NN. The RDESB prototype will reduce the risk in rapidly discovering the behavioral patterns of potentially evasive and/or ambiguous active resident space objects. RDESB will detect non-Keplerian behavior in ephemeris data for ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Adaptive Markov Inference Game Optimization (AMIGO) for Rapid Discovery of Evasive Satellite Behaviors

    SBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF17CT02

    Space superiority requires space protection and space situational awareness (SSA), which rely on rapid and accurate space object behavioral and operational intent discovery. The focus of this project is to develop a stochastic approach for rapid discovery of evasive satellite behaviors. Designing the innovative decision support tool has numerous challenges: (i) partial observable actions; (ii) eva ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Operational Outer Zone Energetic Charged Particle Model

    SBC: Space Sciences Innovations INC            Topic: AF17CT03

    The goal of the proposed work is to provide the Air Force with a state-of-the-art model of the outer zone energetic charged particles, including data assimilation capabilities. The UCLA-developed Versatile Electron Radiation Belt (VERB) model will be optimized for various measurements obtained on various satellite orbits by different instruments. We will transfer VERB code to SSI, test and validat ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Operational Outer Zone Energetic Charged Particle Model

    SBC: ADVANCED RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: AF17CT03

    Earths outer radiation belt, which consists of electrons with hundreds of keV to MeV energies, is a highly dynamic and driven environment.The large variations in electron flux, if unaccounted for, can cause satellites that travel through this complex region to experience anomalous behavior ranging from temporary satellite outages due to electrostatic discharge events in system electronics to poten ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Monte Carlo Transport Simulation of T2SL-Based Devices

    SBC: SIVANANTHAN LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: AF17CT04

    Sivananthan Laboratories, Inc. and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will collaborate to develop a Monte Carlo (MC) transport simulation package for devices based on III-V Type-II superlattice (T2SL) materials into a commercial offering suitable for device design and evaluation.UICs existing, research-grade, ensemble MC transport code is predictive of carrier transport in T2SL materials, ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Optimizing InAs/InAsSb transport using predictive electronic structure code for carrier dynamics including Auger recombination

    SBC: QuantCAD LLC            Topic: AF17CT04

    A model will be developed and validated for electronic transport calculations using a highly accurate, predictive electronic structure code that currently produces electronic structure, optical absorption, radiative and Auger recombination rates for InAs/InAsSb strained-layer superlattices from 5K-300K. The approach will use the novel formulation of Auger recombination pioneered at U. Iowa which d ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Verification and Validation of Algorithms for Resilient Complex Software Controlled Systems

    SBC: XL Scientific, LLC dba Verus Research            Topic: AF17CT05

    Verification of the Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) algorithms and software utilized onboard spacecraft is of paramount importance to ensure resilient, correct operation after launch. Rather than wait until the GN&C software has been deployed to perform on-orbit verification, offline verification integrated into the design process will improve mission performance, significantly reduce the ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force

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