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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. Human Performance Optimization: Ketone Esters for Optimization of Operator Performance in Hypoxia

    SBC: HVMN Inc.            Topic: SOCOM17C001

    In the setting of altitude-induced hypoxia, operator cognitive capacity degrades and can compromise both individual and team performance. This degradation is linked to falling brain energy (ATP) levels and an increased reliance on anaerobic energy production from glucose. Ketone bodies are the evolutionary alternative substrate to glucose for brain metabolic requirements; previous studies have sho ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Tunable Active HEterodyne Terahertz Imager (TAHETI)

    SBC: LONGWAVE PHOTONICS LLC            Topic: A17AT007

    LongWave Photonics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Virginia Diodes are proposing the use of the Terahertz Quantum-Cascade Lasers (QCL) combined with a Schottky diode detector for high dynamic range heterodyne imaging. Two single-mode, distributed feedback (DFB) QCLs with milliwatt power levels will be used as local oscillator and illumination for imaging. The QCLs will be downconverte ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. 3D Tomographic Scanning Microwave Microscopy with Nanometer Resolution

    SBC: Alcatera Inc.            Topic: A17AT008

    Near-Field Scanning Microwave Microscopy (SMM) is a technique relying on a raster scan of a microwave probe across a sample surface, while measuring its reflected microwave signal. The existing technologies are limited to the surface analysis, and are not compatible with liquid environment. These limitations are addressed by the proposed wideband 3D tomography SMM with sub-surface analysis capabil ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. 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
  7. Engineered Strain for Bioconversion of Food Waste to Fuels

    SBC: Technology Holding, LLC            Topic: A17AT011

    The proposed strategy in this STTR proposal for bioconversion of food waste to butanol uses the well-described Clostridium acetobutylicum organism to convert the carbohydrate to the fuel molecule butanol. Based on our teams many years of work with butanol formation and genetic studies of the organism and the advancement of recently developed genetic methods, the team will develop a set of genetic ...

    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. Biosensor for Detection of Synthetic Cannabinoids

    SBC: NANOCOMPOSIX, INC.            Topic: A17AT014

    Recreational drug use by military personnel can impact soldier preparedness and performance especially in difficult and demanding environments. One challenge for monitoring illicit drug use is that current tests rely on the identification of specific chemical structures. Small variants in the chemistry of a drug can evade detection. In this Phase I SBIR, we will develop a lateral flow test that ...

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

    SBC: SURFORCE, LLC            Topic: A17AT016

    Achieving strong and durable polymer adhesion to inorganic substrates under various environmental conditions is challenging. The required long-term durability tests are over long time- and length-scales, beyond the capability of current modeling, and extensive experimental testing is needed. Currently, no commercially available method exists for monitoring how a polymer/substrate system evolves du ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
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