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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. Compact CMOS-Compatible Optical Transceiver

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: AF14AT13

    ABSTRACT: Close integration of photonic devices with silicon complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) electronics can yield significant performance improvements in many applications. The recent development of novel integrated structures in silicon including waveguides, resonators, and photodetectors will enable dramatic reductions in size, weight, and power for components implementing compl ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Decision Making under Uncertainty for Dynamic Spectrum Access

    SBC: INFOBEYOND TECHNOLOGY, LLC            Topic: AF13AT02

    ABSTRACT: Due to scarcity of spectrum, Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) becomes a needed technology to improve the utilization of electromagnetic spectrum for DoD satellite communication. However, current DSA approaches are developed for terrestrial communications without addressing the unique challenges for SATCOM environments such as error-prone spectrum sensing, high mobility, and large coverage. ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Decision Making under Uncertainty for Dynamic Spectrum Access in space application

    SBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF13AT02

    ABSTRACT: This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project develops collaborative spectrum awareness techniques that enable dynamic spectrum access (DSA) systems to make decisions with imperfect awareness. DSA technologies are emerging as a promising mitigator against spectrum congestion resulting from the explosive growth in commercial and Government wireless systems and services. DSA sys ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Development of an Innovative System for Cryodeposit Mitigation and Redmediation

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: AF12BT10

    ABSTRACT: Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) will develop an innovative system to measure and control the cryodeposit layer thickness that develops on cold (~20 K) surfaces in cryogenic radiometric calibration chambers. Currently removing the cryo-layer involves a lengthy process that warms the entire cryo-system to desorb the cryo-layer that incr ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. GUARD: General Utility for Assessing Risk of Disclosure

    SBC: Aptima, Inc.            Topic: AF13AT14

    ABSTRACT: Information is a national asset that must be protected. To make effective use of this asset, information sharing is critical between government agencies, with foreign government partners, and with the private sector. At the same time, in practice, balancing information sharing and information protection can be difficult. Tools are needed to address many challenges, including managing ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. High Power WDM Based Upon Mode Coupling

    SBC: AdValue Photonics Inc            Topic: AF13AT03

    ABSTRACT: AdValue Photonics and University of Arizona propose to demonstrate the capability of fabricating wavelength division multiplexers (WDM) for high-power fiber laser applications. It is based on AdValue Photonics"unique fused fiber technology using large-mode-area (LMA) fibers. Both polarization-maintaining (PM) and non-PM LMA fiber WDMs will be fabricated. By the end of Phase I, two proto ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. HPC-MTT: High Performance Computing Enabled Multiple Target Tracking for Urban Surveillance Areas

    SBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF13AT10

    ABSTRACT: Advances in large scale visual sensors enable (near) real time acquisition of imagery data over wide urban surveillance areas. Data collected by such sensors, such as the wide area motion imagery (WAMI) systems, however poses computational challenges to existing visual analysis algorithms. Among many tasks, tracking multiple moving target indicators (MTI) is of fundamental importance si ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. New learning technologies for exploitation of layered sensor data

    SBC: Longshortway Inc.            Topic: AF12BT14

    ABSTRACT: LongShortWay Inc, Boston University, and Applied Communication Sciences propose to develop a dynamic multi-sensor learning system that can adaptively detect target types and activities and schedule sensors to optimize the detection rate BENEFIT: Improved detection rate, increase field of view

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Nonequilibrium Plasma-Assisted Combustion-Efficiency Control in Vitiated Air

    SBC: COMBUSTION SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: AF13AT04

    ABSTRACT: The ability of plasmas to modify combustion has been known for more than 50 years. Recent advances in plasma generation technology and measurement diagnostics have led to extensive efforts to understand both the kinetics of the plasma-flame interaction and the enhancement of combustion properties such as ignition, extinction, flame speed and dynamics. Combustion Science & Engineering, ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Novel Extended-Zone High Power WDM Couplers

    SBC: Q-PEAK INCORPORATED            Topic: AF13AT03

    ABSTRACT: High power and low insertion loss WDM components will be developed. In manufacturing WDM components, solid core fibers in both polarization insensitive and polarization maintaining, will be pursued, along with photonics crystal fiber components. A range of fiber sizes and device specifications will be developed and commercially offered by Q-Peak. The component that we propose to develo ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
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