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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. TrainAid: A Smart Onboard Railroad Passenger Information and Entertainment System

    SBC: CLR ANALYTICS INC.            Topic: 171FR4

    Onboard railroad passenger information system (OPIS) is an electronic system that provides audio and/or visual information for passengers on a train. However, information received by passengers is not guaranteed since the information and service provided by the OPISs are diverse and without a common standard. Therefore, we propose a Smart Onboard Passenger Information and Entertainment, TrainAid, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  2. Polychromatic guide-stars using novel optically pumped semiconductor disk lasers

    SBC: Crystalline Mirror Solutions, LLC            Topic: AF17AT005

    During the last two decades, vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VECSELs) have emerged as excellent high-power laser sources that combine diode-pumping, broad-pump tolerance, wavelength selectivity, narrow linewidth, broad tunability, high beam quality, compactness, and efficiency into one attractive package. These characteristics make them an ideal candidate for use as more economic ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Alternative Methods for Creating a Sodium Guidestar

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: AF17AT005

    Adaptive Optics allow ground-based astronomical observatories to overcome atmospheric distortion limited observation by using natural and artificial guide stars to measure the distortion. Sodium-layer guide stars provide near all-sky coverage for high resolution astronomy. Over the last 20 years, Optically Pumped Semiconductor Laser (OPSL), also referred to as Vertically Extended Cavity Surface ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Mobile Atmospheric Turbulence-Refractivity Sensor

    SBC: G A Tyler Assoc. Inc. dba the Optical Sciences Co.            Topic: AF17AT008

    In this effort, tOSC and the University of New Mexico COSMIAC (Configurable Space Microsys- tems Innovation Applications Center) will combine to generate a Target-in-the-Loop (TIL) system concept that can simultaneously measure the strength of atmospheric turbulence and scintillation, as well as the refractivity occurring at the measurement time. For this system concept, we will leverage existing ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Broadband Low-Coherence Scatterometer

    SBC: Spectabit Optics LLC            Topic: AF17AT010

    The US Air Force has noted a need for a tool for broadband (300 nm2m) measurement of optical propagation properties such as absorption and scattering coefficients. A simple and inexpensive generic tool for extracting these properties from samples would be beneficial to many areas of both DoD and general scientific and industrial research. The present proposal seeks to develop a commercial instrume ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Blended Reality for Live, Virtual, and Constructive Field Training

    SBC: SA Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF17AT011

    A Battlefield Airman (BA) has one of the most challenging positions in the military. BA personnel are tasked with the dual roles of being warfighters as well as Combat Controllers, Pararescuemen, Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) members and Special Operations Weather Technicians often while behind enemy lines. These complex duties require high fidelity training. In some cases, such as pararesc ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Reliable Aerothermodynamic Predictions for Hypersonic Flight for High Speed ISR

    SBC: METACOMP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF17AT014

    The proposed project will develop advanced modeling capabilities for hypersonic flow problems, specifically for predicting aerothermodynamic flow field for estimation of drag, thermal and structural loads, and for surface interactions. A quantum-to-continuum suite of tools that develop molecular relaxation models based on computational chemistry and quasi-classical trajectory (QCT) analysis will b ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Shear Stabilization Based Framework for the Failure Testing and Analysis of HSCs

    SBC: ROCCOR, LLC            Topic: AF17AT019

    This program will develop an engineering framework for the design and failure analysis of high strain composite (HSC) laminates. The program will first test several HSC laminates to generate a statistically significant dataset for flexural strength. Testing will be performed for short and long term stowage conditions. Initial and ultimate failure modes will be identified and documented using sever ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Simultaneous Time-Resolved Gas and Particle Flow Measurements in a Multiphase Blast Using Particle Imaging Velocimetry and Novel Phase Separation Techniques

    SBC: Metrolaser, Inc.            Topic: AF17AT020

    An experimental method is proposed to enable time-resolved measurements of both gas and particle velocities in explosions containing particles for munitions research. The approach involves novel processing methods for two-dimensional images that allow discrimination of the image content based on particle size. This allows an image containing a poly-dispersed distribution of particles to be decompo ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Amplitude and Polarization High-speed Image Display (APHID) for characterizing invertebrate vision

    SBC: Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF17AT021

    In partnership with the Strausfeld Lab at the University of Arizona, BNS proposes to develop an Amplitude and Polarization High-speed Image Display (APHID) based on our previous VIS/NIR Hyperspectral Image Projector (HIP) design. Using BNS-developed liquid crystal (LC) spatial light modulators (SLMs), this display will provide high-speed multispectral wide-field visual stimulus to invertebrates ov ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force

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