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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY21 is not expected to be complete until September, 2022.

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  1. General Purpose Radiation Detector Front End and Digital Processor

    SBC: H3D, Inc.            Topic: DTRA20B002

    This project aims to create a general-purpose readout architecture that will allow the rapid deployment of next generation detection systems. The system will be based on the development of a programmable general-purpose integrated circuit (GPIC) that has the front-end electronics required to read out signals from a variety of radiation detectors, especially next generation scintillators and semico ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Integrated Circuits

    SBC: NU TREK INC            Topic: DTRA20B002

    The Nu-Trek team is proposing to develop µDet, a low Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) read out integrated circuit (IC) for gamma and neuron detectors. µDet offers pulse shape digitization, which in turn enables gamma-neutron discrimination. This is a game changing capability that brings laboratory-level functionality to the field. In Phase I the Nu-Trek Team will develop a baseline design for the ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. Hardened, Optically-Based Temperature Characterization of Detonation Environments

    SBC: SA Photonics, Inc.            Topic: DTRA19B001

    Improving the effectiveness of counter-WMD operations requires improved understanding of weapon-target interaction. Specifically, time-resolved measurements of temperature and composition are required to allow temporal evolution of a detonation fireball. To address this need, SA Photonics will develop MONITOR, a laser-based temperature diagnostic that will enable wide dynamic range temperature mea ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. Establishing Common Ground between Humans & Machines Pitch Day for Trusted Artificial Intelligence

    SBC: Sonalysts, Inc.            Topic: AF21BT002

    Across the military services and into the commercial sector, there is an increased focus on teaming human operators, maintainers, etc. with intelligent agents to improve system performance.  For these hybrid teams, developing, communicating, and maintaining a shared situation assessment is critical to properly calibrating human trust of the intelligent agent’s input and maximizing the performan ...

    STTR Phase I 2022 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Improving Military Common Ground Interactions with Computational Model Alignment

    SBC: SOAR TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: AF21BT002

    Human teams quickly communicate by referencing common ground, beliefs that team members share and know they share, to shortcut explicit statements and provide timely information. Partners can monitor for evidence of understanding during communication and take the other’s perspective, interactively aligning mental models. However, deployed human-machine teaming (HMT) agents do not use common grou ...

    STTR Phase I 2022 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Service-Based Multi-Domain Planning

    SBC: KESTREL TECHNOLOGY LLC            Topic: AF21BT001

    Military missions often have a deep hierarchical structure due to the need for extensive support for the top-level goal.  A typical strike mission in an Air Tasking Order has the top-level goal to degrade specific targets.  We propose a uniform representation for modeling planning domains and for representing joint/combined/all-domain planning processes.  The essential idea is view plans in ...

    STTR Phase I 2022 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Establishing Common Ground Between Humans and Machines

    SBC: Perceptronics Solutions, Inc.            Topic: AF21BT002

    Our EMKAB (Establishment of Mutual Knowledge, Assumptions & Beliefs) system will generate confidence in collaborative decision-making processes among humans and artificial intelligences. EMKAB will be an adaptive system which will interface between artifi

    STTR Phase I 2022 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Low Level Signal Detection for Passive Electro-Optical Space-based Surveillance

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: AF12BT02

    ABSTRACT: Toyon Research Corporation and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) are proposing development and feasibility demonstration of advanced algorithms for the detection of vibration signatures in scattered light. The algorithms are being developed for applications including space-based electro-optical (EO)/infrared (IR) sensing at high frame rates and extremely low signal-to-n ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Compact, Low-Cost THz Test System

    SBC: TeraMetrix, LLC            Topic: AF12BT08

    ABSTRACT: In this Phase I STTR project, we propose to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a low cost, compact, time-domain terahertz (TD-THz) spectrometer specifically for the characterization of semiconductor materials over a range of temperatures, electric fields, and magnetic fields. In phase I, we will configure fiber optic coupled TD-THz instrumentation to make measurements on a sampl ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Development of light-weight, low-cost and high specific power organic solar modules with high radiation hardness

    SBC: SOLARMER ENERGY, INC.            Topic: AF13AT06

    ABSTRACT: Solar arrays play a key role in the operation of spacecrafts and unmanned aerial vehicles. Traditionally, inorganic semiconductor based solar arrays have been used for space applications because of their highest efficiencies. However, these solar arrays have several major limitations like extremely high cost, low specific power and large stowage volume. Organic photovoltaic (OPV) module ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
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