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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. Phased Array Ultrasonic Inspection of Fastener Holes in Thick Multiple-Layer Structures

    SBC: ACOUSTIC IDEAS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Budgetary constraints on defense spending have highlighted the importance ofprograms aimed at extending the service life of aging aircraft. Nondestructiveinspection is a key component of such programs. One important capabilityis the detection of cracking and corrosion around fastener holes. Phased arrayultrasonics offer a novel and powerful solution. They can steer an ultrasonic beamat various ang ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Low loss, polarization insensitive, high speed fiber optic switch

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: N/A

    High performance fiberoptic switches are in great demand for use in optical communication networks and modern defense systems. Current fiberoptic switches do not simultaneously meet the requirements of high speed, low loss, high extinction ratio, and highreliability. Based on the successful development of a state-of-the-art high speed and highly stable 1x1 switch, Agiltron Corporation proposes t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Eddy current detection of cracks within the bore of installed Taper Lock fastener

    SBC: ALBANY INSTRUMENTS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    It is proposed to develop novel eddy current probes based on spin dependenttunneling (SDT) magnetoresistive (MR) sensors to enhance the probability ofdetection of cracks within the bore of installed Taper Lok fasteners. Preliminaryresults show that the use of shaped excitation coils, together with extremelysensitive SDT sensors properly positioned above the structure under inspection,provides a si ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Fusion of GMTI Reports from Multiple Sensors in Clutter

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Airborne systems for ground surveillance of mobile targets are increasingly providing significant tactical information for military operations. Fusion of ground moving target indicator (GMTI) radar data from multiple airborne platforms with overlappingfields of regard can improve tracking of moving ground targets. OSD is actively working to establish capabilities collaborative surveillance taski ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Multi-platform Multi-target GMTI Tracking with Out-of-sequence Measurements

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Sensor platforms transmit data to a central tracker using communication networks in a multi-platform network-centric tracking system. Measurements can arrive out-of-sequence (OOS) at the central tracker due to varying data preprocessing times at theplatforms, delays in transmission initiation, and communication network execution. The central tracker can also receive data out-of-sequence from a s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Dynamic Multi-Asset Management

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    ALPHATECH proposes to develop techniques and tools for near real-time dynamic re-tasking of ISR sensors under realistic operating conditions. Effective ISR resource management must coordinate a diverse set of assets with a wide range of capabilitiesoperating in an uncertain environment satisfying a rapidly evolving set of information needs. This involves ISR resource management over a range of p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Model-Based Fusion of Multiple Look SAR for Automatic Target Recognition

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    We propose to develop and evaluate robust model-based approaches to combat ID by fusing multi-look SAR imagery of ground vehicles. We have already developed a baseline decision-level multi-look fusion approach, based on the MSTAR system, that accumulatesevidence over target type. Extensive evaluation of this multi-look system has indicated significant target identification performance benefits. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Distributed, Cooperative Control for a Team of Autonomous, Tactical UAVs

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Cooperative, autonomous control is required to realize the full potential of autonomous assets in a tactical operational setting. For a tactical battlespace, there are many levels of applications requiring cooperative control. This proposal addresses themission control level where the control task is to coordinate multiple heterogeneous distributed assets to achieve the desired global effect thro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Distributed Control Evaluation System for Multi-Platform Applications

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    ALPHATECH will develop a prototype performance evaluation test bed software system capable of evaluating alternate concepts for distributed multiplatform sensor control. The performance evaluation test bed will be developed using object oriented softwaredesign techniques. The prototype test bed environment will include scenario generation, performance analysis and visualization capabilities. Th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. A Dynamic Constraint Reasoning Approach to Mixed Initiative Inter-Modal Lift Planning Theory

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Missions for Special Operations Forces (SOF) are distinctive in their heavy joint service participation, their strict timing constraints, and their peculiar equipment requirements. Lift support planning for multiple SOF missions requires flexible assetscheduling, intelligent asset tracking and routing, and multiple-resource problem-solving. Fully automated planning, though, is inefficient and in ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force

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