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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. A novel Approach for High Rate Production of IR to IR Up-converting Nano-particles

    SBC: UES, Inc.            Topic: AF11BT24

    ABSTRACT: Phosphor materials are currently being utilized in a wide variety of applications. The requirements for phosphors have become more and more stringent with smaller and smaller particles being required. In the Phase I program UES Inc. in collaboration with Penn State University has demonstrated the feasibility of a few approaches for high rate production of high efficiency IR to IR up-con ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Advanced Optical Diagnostics/Modeling Platform for Plasma Assisted Combustion in Vitiated Air

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: AF13AT04

    ABSTRACT: Modern gas-turbine engines designs for the next-generation warfighter need to reduce exhaust gas temperatures to reduce effective thermal footprint thereby improving the mission capability. In such situations, high-altitude engine operation is often limited by the overall combustion efficiency, lean flame blow out (LBO) limit, and combustion instabilities that results in narrower opera ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Extended-Range Atmospheric Sensing Suite (ERASS) for Deep Turbulence Characterization

    SBC: MV Innovative Technologies LLC (DBA: Opt            Topic: AF11BT41

    ABSTRACT: During Phase 1 the technical feasibility of the Extended-Range Atmospheric Sensing Suite (ERASS) which includes a set of sensors at three different wavelengths (0.53, 1.06, and 1.55 microns), capable of operating in strong-scintillation conditions over long (>100 km) propagation paths and providing both near and far-field measurements of major atmospheric turbulence, laser beam and imag ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Exploitable Physics for Recognition and Classification II

    SBC: Matrix Research, Inc            Topic: AF12BT06

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this effort is to demonstrate innovative methods for deriving a sparse set of physical target features that can be used for exploitation of air-to-ground signature data collected from sensor systems including electro-optical, infrared, ladar, and radar. Current classification methods require near exact replication of the original imaging parameters, or extensive modelin ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. 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
  6. Security in Cyber-Physical Networked Systems

    SBC: Tenet 3, LLC            Topic: AF13AT05

    ABSTRACT: This proposal is organized around a system decomposition (break the system down to understand and exploit) then composition (rebuild the system with improved defensive measures) methodology. The first step to understanding a system is gathering all associated documentation. Then based on that insight the system is decomposed by discovering susceptibilities (inherent weaknesses) and a ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Secure Efficient Cross-domain Protocols

    SBC: INFOBEYOND TECHNOLOGY, LLC            Topic: AF13AT08

    ABSTRACT: Coordinating and sharing information across multi-level security (MLS) networks are of great interest in many military applications. However, it is very challenging to accomplish those goals due to the heterogeneous security classifications of different network domains. The recent proposed cross-domain solutions (CDS) provide initial steps to make such applications possible. However, th ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Wind Turbine Clutter Mitigation

    SBC: Matrix Research, Inc            Topic: AF12BT05

    ABSTRACT: Matrix and CSU are poised to develop algorithms to suppress radar WTC while preserving signals from targets of interest such as aircraft and weather. Our processing approach will be capable of utilizing radar data from either stationary- or scanning-mode ground-based systems. We will work closely with our transition partner to develop a Phase II transition plan to integrate our approac ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Miniaturized, Power Efficient C-band Telemetry

    SBC: Quasonix, LLC            Topic: AF12BT07

    ABSTRACT: A smaller transmitter package operating in C-band with greater power efficiency will pave the way for newer, compact weapons to utilize the expanded frequency range at C band. BENEFIT: Reduced payload weight, giving off less heat, with longer battery life.

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force

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