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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. Hybrid DNN-based Transfer Learning and CNN-based Supervised Learning for Object Recognition in Multi-modal Infrared Imagery

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: 1

    On this effort Toyon Research Corp. and The Pennsylvania State University are developing deep learning-based algorithms for object recognition and new class discovery in look-down infrared (IR) imagery. Our approach involves the development of a hybrid classifier that exploits both transfer learning and semi-supervised paradigms in order to maintain good generalization accuracy, especially when li ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. Algorithms for Look-down Infrared Target Exploitation

    SBC: Signature Research, Inc.            Topic: 1

    Signature Research, Inc. (SGR) and Michigan Technological University (MTU) propose a Phase I STTR effort to develop a learning algorithm which exploits the spatio-spectral characteristics inherent within IR imagery and motion imagery.Our archive of modelled and labeled data sets will allow our team to thoroughly capture the variable elements that will drive machine learning performance.The overall ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. Bioaerosol Detector Wide Area Network

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: A17AT020

    Historically, the monitoring and detection of biological threats has been carried out via the deployment of high sensitivity / high complexity monitoring nodes to insure high probability of detection and low false alarm rate. Unfortunately, this detection strategy has inherent limits with respect to coverage and response due to its high deployment/support costs, mandating a new approach to environ ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Anticipatory Analytics for Environmental Stressors

    SBC: ISCIENCES L L C            Topic: A17AT021

    Environmental stresses such as droughts, floods, storms, earthquakes, wildfires, pest infestations, volcanic eruptions, and infectious disease vectors are often key contributing factors to defense interventions, including humanitarian response, counter insurgency, and border control. As a result, early phase military planning activities need to incorporate systematic monitoring and forecasting of ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Two-color Infrared Laser Arrays for Scene Projection

    SBC: ATTOLLO ENGINEERING, LLC            Topic: A17AT018

    Current scene projection hardware is challenged to simultaneously meet the requirements for high peak temperature (> 2000K), high resolution (> 1Kx1K), response time < 1 ms, cryogenic and temporally uniform photon flux. MEMS, Resistor arrays, liquid crystals, and photonic crystals all suffer in one or more areas. MEMS suffer from flicker and low dynamic range. Resistor arrays suffer from low frame ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. RiskWatch: Linking Environmental Stressors to Security Outcomes

    SBC: INFERLINK CORPORATION            Topic: A17AT021

    Many environmental factors can potentially affect a communitys security. In this project, we propose to develop an open source system, called RiskWatch, for harvesting data from multiple sources and linking that data to security outcomes. Relevant data can potentially be found in a wide variety of sources, including structured, numeric data sets and images published by governments and NGOs, in na ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning to Improve Maneuver of Robotic/Autonomous Systems

    SBC: AUTONOMOUS SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: A17AT019

    Robotic autonomous systems (RAS) are currently being used for many different applications using a wide variety of vehicle platforms. The environments in which RAS are being used are becoming increasingly complex. Vehicle path planning and control is challenging in environments with many obstacles and uneven terrain. This proposed research will develop and compare multiple techniques to improve veh ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Scalable Manufacturing of Graphite Yarns via Wet Spinning Process

    SBC: Storagenergy Technologies, Inc.            Topic: A17AT013

    Recently, fiber/yarn-based energy-storage systems have attracted enormous attention due to their remarkable promises in smart textiles and high-tech sportswear etc., mainly as more pliable energy-storage units being truly wearable. Storagenergy Technologies Inc. proposes to develop graphite fibers (GFs), which are fabricated by a scalable and cost effective wet spinning approach, and later chemica ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Method for Locally Measuring Strength of a Polymer-Inorganic Interface During Cure and Aging

    SBC: METNA CO            Topic: A17AT016

    A robust, versatile and portable test system will be developed based on the NMR relaxometry/diffusomtry principles for thorough, reliable, expedient and economical nondestructive evaluation of the polymer/inorganic interface structure and properties. NMR relaxometry/diffusometry probes sensitive volumes that can be moved to scan the interface. This nondestructive test measures a number of paramete ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Developing a Clostridium molecular toolkit for bioconversion of food waste

    SBC: SYNVITROBIO, INC.            Topic: A17AT011

    Waste generation at forward bases creates significant challenges; its disposal presents an economic cost with no direct benefit and its accumulation or burning is a health hazard. The bioconversion of waste into useful compounds could save thousands annually for every soldier and tens of millions in capital expenditure. However, widespread adoption is impeded by low conversion efficiency. We propo ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
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