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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. SHADE (Shared Awareness in Denied Environments): A Decision Support Tool for Mixed-Initiative Teams

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: AF19AT001

    SSCI and ASU (Prof. Nancy Cooke) propose to develop SHADE (Shared Awareness in Denied Environments) - a comprehensive decision support tool which will facilitate smooth mission execution under information degradation and losses in mixed initiative teams (MIT) involving collaborating autonomous vehicles. In Phase I we propose to perform initial development, integration and testing of the SHADE tech ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Tactical Interfaces for Teaming with Autonomy (TITAN)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: AF19AT001

    Intuitive mission displays and planning capabilities are needed to enhance pilot and operator situation awareness when teaming with next-generation autonomous vehicles in tactical operations. To address this, we will design and demonstrate Tactical Interfaces for Teaming with Autonomy (TITAN) to increase the shared awareness for manned/unmanned teams in distributed and complex communications envir ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Machine Learning Methods to Catalog Sources from Diverse, Widely Distributed Sensors

    SBC: Introspective Systems, LLC            Topic: AF19AT012

    The efficient detection and understanding of clandestine nuclear device testing is critical to the security and credibility of the organizations currently tasked with this important work. At present, the Air Force Tactical Applications Center (AFTAC) and likewise, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) are running methods and algorithms that are out of date. These approaches use a ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Deep Agent with Self-learning for Human Events Recognition (DASHER)

    SBC: Boston Fusion Corp.            Topic: AF18BT002

    Automated analysis of human activities and events on the ground from aerial videos is key to extracting critical situational awareness and gathering actionable intelligence. It poses multiple challenges, including dynamic backgrounds that can be confused with foreground, multiple simultaneous activities in the field of view, occurrence of unknown activities, and large data volume and velocity. The ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Metasurface optics for compact and scalable polarization cameras

    SBC: Metalenz Inc.            Topic: AF18AT005

    Metasurfaces are a fascinating new direction for producing small form factor optical elements that can be directly integrated with a variety of sensors and illumination sources. Metasurfaces have received extensive attention for their potential applications in imaging optics as they enable significantly more compact camera modules with enhanced functionality and because the unit processes to creat ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. STAN: Scene and Target Analysis Network

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: AF18AT014

    The introduction of computer vision in precision-guided ammunition will potentially increase their targeting capabilities, in particular for moving targets such as tanks, vehicles and mobile command posts. EO/IR cameras offer a relatively inexpensive, low-SWaP payload solution which, combined with latest advances in SIMD hardware (GPUs), are finally starting to allow running sophisticated visual g ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Orientation-patterned Semiconductor Crystals with Low Insertion Loss and High Resistance to Laser Damage

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: AF18AT016

    The Air Force needs tunable laser systems with high average power in the mid-infrared region of the spectrum for military applications including defense against heat-seeking missiles.Currently-fieldedlaser systems, based on nonlinear frequency conversion in periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN), have limited optical power at wavelengths between 4 m and 5 m because of intrinsic absorption in th ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Diamond Cathode Coating for Spacecraft Charge Mitigation

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: AF18AT011

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes the development of a composite laminate cathode coating based largely on consumer off the shelf (COTS) industrial materials functionalized to possess a low work function, negative electron affinity surface. The cathode coating is applicable to any surface of a spacecraft, regardless of shape or material, and allows passive one wire operation for spacecraft cha ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Sun-Tracking Millimeter Wave Radiometer

    SBC: Prosensing, Inc.            Topic: AF17CT01

    This Phase I STTR proposal describes the development of a dual frequency millimeter-wave sun tracking radiometer designed to measure total atmospheric attenuation from ground level to the top of the atmosphere.The suns brightness temperature, which is on the order of 10,000K at millimeter-wavelengths, provides an ideal background reference allowing high dynamic range estimation of total atmospheri ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Carbon Nanotube FET Modeling and RF circuits

    SBC: Metis Design Corporation            Topic: AF18BT006

    The computing demands of future data-intensive applications far exceed the capabilities of today’s electronics and cannot be met by isolated improvements in transistor technologies or integrated circuit (IC) architectures alone. Carbon Nanotube Field-Effect Transistors (CNFET) technology has emerged as leading candidate for energy-efficient and high-performance digital systems. Unfortunatel ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
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