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  1. Ultrasonic phased array inspection of aircraft turbine engine components

    SBC: ACOUSTIC IDEAS, INC.            Topic: AF02111

    As a cost avoidance measure against expensive replacement of certain life-limiting components of turbine engines, the Engine Rotor Life Extension (ERLE) program was conceived by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to extend component life without increasing the risk of component failure. Nondestructive evaluation is one of many important components of ERLE which, if successfully implemented, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Advanced Separator Materials For Batteries

    SBC: ADVANCED MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF03172

    Due to environmental control requirements, the sources of separator materials for existing Ni-H2 batteries are discontinuing that business. During Phase I of this project, AMS developed an advanced battery separator technology that addresses this issue. Specifically, AMS developed a high-performance battery separator that can replace the current Ni-H2 separator without major cell design changes. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Predictive Polarimetry Atmospherics Closure System (PPACS)

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: AF03031

    AFRL/VSSS is the lead Air Force group providing the DoD community with physics-based predictive models critical to assessing the utility of EO/IR spectro-polarimetric sensing for aerospace reconnaissance and target cueing. AFRL/VSSS is presently upgrading the government-standard MODTRAN atmospheric radiance code to properly handle polarization. However, there is currently no means of deducing th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Novel Biomimetic MEMS Based Infrared Sensor

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF03T005

    This program addresses a new approach to IR imager that closely mimics biological organisms sense principals, having advantages in sensitivity, energy efficiency, reliability, and cost as compared with the competitive approaches. The innovation is based on incorporation of sensitive polymer-molecular with a highly efficient micro-machined thermal-mechanical FPA that directly converts IR image into ...

    STTR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Optical IR/UV Background Monitoring System

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF03261

    Agiltron proposes a new uncooled infrared imaging concept that meets the stringent requirements for background fire protection monitoring under intense EMI at the large Air Force Flight Test Center anechoic facility. The approach is fully compatible with silicon IC processing and utilizes a novel combination of optical read out of a surface micro-machined detector to achieve nearly instantaneous ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Novel Infrared Imaging Fiber Optic Bundles

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: AF04292

    Currently available IR fibers are inadequate for fiberoptic IR imager applications due to their narrow transmission range, unacceptably large optical loss, and high cost. These deleterious features have also hampered their acceptance for applications in chemical sensing, thermometry, and laser power delivery. In this program, Agiltron Inc. proposes to develop an entirely new type of IR fiber tha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Joint Target Tracking and Classification using GMTI/HRR Data

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: AF02223

    High-Resolution Radar (HRR) range profiles provide a means to improve a GMTI tracker's performance when vehicles enter kinematically ambiguous situations. There is a need for methods that process HRR profiles on-the-fly, enhance their features, discover the salient features, and learn robust representations from a small number of views. In Phase I we demonstrated feasibility of pattern enhancement ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Autonomous Multi-Sensor Registration Toolkit

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: AF03193

    ALPHATECH proposes to develop a modular system for building and evaluating autonomous multi-sensor geo-registration technologies based on a rigorous mathematical framework and the utilization of a multi-attribute geospatial database. The multi-sensor geo-registration problem is an estimation problem where the objective is to estimate the sensor collection (i.e., sensor/platform position and attit ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Improved Representation of Sensor Exploitation for Automatic Sensor Management

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: AF03212

    Advanced optimization-based algorithms for sensor resource management have been previously developed to support Level 1 sensor data fusion (object or track-level) estimates. In the proposed effort, ALPHATECH will further develop a computational framework that can be used to represent the expected information value of planned sensor measurements as it contributes to higher-level situation inferenc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Robust Contingency Planning for Multiple ISR Sensors

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: AF03213

    An essential capability of an information gathering architecture is the ability to adapt to dynamic re-tasking requirements (i.e. the ability to manage real-time moding, pointing, and directing of ISR sensors) commensurate with the decision-making time scale of tactical, battlefield operations. Reliance on reactive dynamic re-tasking alone is likely to require excessive sensing resources to meet ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force

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