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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 September, 2020.

  1. 3D imaging for tracking and aim-point maintenance in the presence of target-pose changes

    SBC: TAU TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: AF19AT005

    We propose a three-dimensional imaging approach based on digital holography. Our approach is based on frequency diversity using a single chirped pulse instead of a train of pulses with different frequencies. Our approach promises to mitigate most of the issues limiting the performance of current methods and offer additional enabling capabilities that will improve target identification and tracking ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. 3-D Tracking and Aimpoint Maintenance (3-D TrAM)

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: AF19AT005

    Target tracking and aimpoint maintenance are critical functions within a laser directed energy system.Traditionally, the optical sensor is a conventional camera viewing an actively illuminated target.In the absence of turbulence, it is still difficult to point the laser weapon to a specific hit spot when there are no features in the required direction.Further, atmospheric turbulence scintillates t ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Vibration imaging for the characterization of extended, non-cooperative targets

    SBC: TAU TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: AF19AT006

    Tau Technologies is teaming with Dr. David Voelz and his research group at New Mexico State University (NMSU) to propose Vibration Imaging for the characterization of extended non-cooperative targets, which employs dual-pulses in two different variations for vibration imaging in order to characterize non-cooperative targets at extended standoffs. One method is based on double-pulse time-averaging ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Synthetic Scene Generation for Wide Application including High Performance Computing Environments

    SBC: Stellar Science Ltd. Co.            Topic: AF19AT007

    We will deliver a new software architecture for scene generation named the Realistic Image and Neighborhood Generator (RING). Instead of being tied to a single tool, RING will provide interfaces suitable for a wide variety of image and scene rendering tools to run and interact with other codes. As an initial implementation of the interfaces, we will incorporate Stellar Sciences powerful, flexible ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Verification and Validation of Algorithms for Resilient Complex Software Controlled Systems

    SBC: XL Scientific, LLC            Topic: AF17CT05

    This effort seeks verification tools and techniques to ensure safety and stability of spacecraft Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) algorithms, particularly the attitude control system integrated with autonomy software. Advanced control algorithms and autonomy are increasingly necessary to enable responsiveness of fleets of vehicles to attitude constraints and object avoidance. Verus Researc ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Damage Morphology for Advanced Concretes

    SBC: Dynamic Systems And Research Corporation            Topic: AF18AT012

    The development and implementation of new damage morphology models for concrete materials is critical to understanding their dynamic behavior during severe shock loading environments.Current constitutive models of conventional strength concretes do not accurately represent the behavioral characteristics of new ultra-high strength concretes because of differences in damage mechanisms during failure ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. MEMS-Based Aero-optics Simulator System

    SBC: AGILOPTICS            Topic: AF06T030

    This effort joins the MEMS-based deformable mirror technology available from AgilOptics, a New Mexico small business, with the aero-optics technology of the University of Notre Dame to develop an Aero-optics Simulator. This simulator will develop a library of aero-optics patterns to simulate atmospheric distortions for test and evaluation of military or commercial beam control systems.

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Targets for RADAR Calibration and Test of Advanced Discrimination Technologies and Concepts

    SBC: Qynergy Corporation            Topic: MDA05T005

    Qynergy Corporation proposes to develop a unique power system for space targets for RADAR calibration and test of advanced discrimination technologies and concepts. There is a need for well-characterized cooperative space targets that can decrease reliance on expensive BMDS integrated flight tests. The space target system would consist of at least 2 objects: a cone of approximately 1-m diameter, ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Diode Laser-Based Flight Test Instrumentation for Scramjets

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: AF04T012

    This Phase II STTR project will continue the research and development of a simultaneous multi-species sensor system for scramjets flight test instrumentation. The sensor system is based on modulation-frequency multiplexing to combine several laser wavelengths and using a single two-color photodiode detector to collect the laser signals along the same optical path. High-sensitivity detection of c ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Nanodielectrics Dielectrics for High Power Capacitors

    SBC: T P L, INC            Topic: AF06T002

    Future power conditioning, control electronics and directed energy weapons will require significant energy storage for a wide range of power applications. Systems will depend on capacitors to deliver high current and high voltage under repetition. In order to find practical embodiment on mobile platforms, significant advances in compact power sources will be required. In response this need, TP ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseAir Force
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