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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. Automated 3D Reconstruction and Pose Estimation of Space Objects Using Ground Based Telescope Imagery

    SBC: Stellar Science Ltd. Co.            Topic: AF17AT007

    Stellar Science, in collaboration with the University of Maryland, proposes to develop algorithms to demonstrate the feasibility of constructing three-dimensional (3D) models of satellites using ground-based imagery on a standard PC in under 15 minutes. The Phase I effort will address the challenge of registering two-dimensional (2D) images of satellites where traditional feature matchers frequent ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Unified sensor for atmospheric turbulence and refractivity characterization

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: AF17AT008

    MZA partnered with the Michigan Technological University (MTU) proposes to develop an atmospheric characterization sensor which unifies the measurement of atmospheric turbulence and refractivity through target-in-the-loop measurements, requiring no augmentation of the target or equipment on the other end of the path. We image multi-wavelength target illumination and remove atmospheric blurring us ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Progressively Expanded Neural Network (PENnet) Tracker

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: AF17AT027

    We propose to develop a multi-layer tracking framework that integrates feature-based, motion-based, and deep-learning-based tracking. Our proposal consist of two development tasks and two research exploration efforts. Our team proposes to develop the Progressively Expanded Neural Network (PENnet) Tracker, a deep learning based tracker capable of on-the-go training of the target. The PENnet Trac ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Tool to Predict High-Power Electromagnetic Effects on Mobile Targets

    SBC: XL Scientific, LLC            Topic: AF15AT05

    With computer-based systems becoming ubiquitous in all aspects of civilian and military hardware, weaponized high power microwave (HPM) sources pose a danger to the U.S. defense, logistic, and economic infrastructure. Of particular concern is the reliability and survivability of U.S. military aerial assets in the presence of intentional electromagnetic interference (IEMI) from HPM sources.A compre ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Adaptive and Smart Materials for Advanced Manufacturing Methods

    SBC: Bluecom Systems And Consulting LLC            Topic: AF17AT018

    The design ofDeployable Reconfigurable Pixelated Antennas (DERPAs) that can operate at different frequencies,with different radiation patterns, and achieve polarization diversity is proposed.The solution proposed, based on optically pixelated silicon or GaAs surfaces, can be used as reflective surfaces for reconfigurable reflect arrays or as reconfigurable active and modular antennas. The optical ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Nanodielectrics Dielectrics for High Power Capacitors

    SBC: TPL, 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
  10. Crested Tunnel Barriers for Fast, High Density, Nonvolatile Memory Devices

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Crested multi-layer tunnel barriers have been proposed, which offer a revolutionary solution to overcome density to speed trade-offs characteristic of present data storage technologies. Practical implementation of the proposed technology will involve useof thin film materials which are readily manufacturable and CMOS-compatible. A critical need exists for experimental verification of the theoret ...

    STTR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseAir Force
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