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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. Bounding generalization risk for Deep Neural Networks

    SBC: Euler Scientific            Topic: NGA20A001

    Deep Neural Networks have become ubiquitous in the modern analysis of voluminous datasets with geometric symmetries. In the field of Particle Physics, experiments such as DUNE require the detection of particle signatures interacting within the detector, with analyses of over a billion 3D event images per channel each year; with typical setups containing over 150,000 different channels.  In an ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. Reconfigurable / cognitive optical communications

    SBC: Vulcan Wireless, Inc.            Topic: AF18AT010

    This proposal will outline a bi-directional software defined Free Space Optics (FSO) laser communications testbed with flexible optical elements and reprogrammable waveform and signal processing elements. Vulcan Wireless Inc. currently manufacturers a 1550nm, eye safe, software defined Laser Communications Testbed MD-LC-1 and will use this as a basis for the Phase 1 effort. We will also be teaming ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. A Software Toolkit for Predicting the Neural Signatures of Cognitive States

    SBC: SONALYSTS, INC.            Topic: AF18BT001

    Trends in human-machine teaming and multi-domain operations will only increase the complexity of the tasks facing operators. This complexity comes with design risks: will operators be capable of performing the required tasks within acceptable levels of workload, stress, etc. Often, problems are not discovered until human testing is conducted, late in the process. At that point, design flaws may be ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Nanomaterials-Enabled Electrochromic Eye Protection Device

    SBC: Innosense Llc            Topic: AF18BT003

    This project will address the U.S. Air Force needs for single-piece, electronically dimmable eye protection device (EDEPD). In Phase I, InnoSense LLC (ISL) will demonstrate feasibility of the approach by incorporating electrochromic layer on curved polycarbonate substrates. Phase I tests will include optical and physical characterizations regarding transmission range, switching speed, haze, unifor ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Electronically Dimmable Eye Protection Devices (EDEPD)

    SBC: Aegis Technologies Group, LLC, The            Topic: AF18BT003

    Electronically dimmable materials with sufficiently strong visible transmission shift, color neutrality, durability and switching speeds have eluded development since the search began nearly half a century ago. We demonstrate the potential for dynamic optical dimming using plasmonic nanostructures with electrodynamic simulations of promising plasmonic metamaterial architectures. In order to achiev ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Wave-Optic Propagation Computation Enabled by Machine Learning Algorithms (WOPA)

    SBC: Luminit LLC            Topic: AF18BT004

    To address the U.S. Air Force need for Developing innovative wave-optics Propagation methods to model laser systems that are faster, efficient and more accurate, Luminit, LLC, and University of Southern California (USC) propose to develop Wave-Optic Propagation Computation Enabled by Machine Learning Algorithms (WOPA). The proposed algorithms will be based on cutting off redundant frequencies upon ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Regional Radio Frequency Attenuation and Interference Monitor (RF-AIM)

    SBC: Silvus Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF18BT005

    Silvus Technologies and the University of California Los Angeles propose a system design and a rapid development path for the Regional Radio Frequency Attenuation and Interference Monitor, or ‘RF-AIM’. RF-AIM is intended to provide continuous wide area awareness of RF spectrum availability in the presence of arbitrary interference and attenuation from natural or man-made causes. The t ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Carbon Nanotube FET Modeling and RF circuits

    SBC: Carbon Technology, Inc.            Topic: AF18BT006

    The proposed work aims at detailed investigation of Carbon Nanotube Field-Effect Transistor (CNTFET) device design and its impact on Radio-frequency (RF) circuit performance in comparison to Si-MOSFETs and related circuits at the same channel lengths. The goal is to establish a geometry scalable CNTFET compact model for RF circuit design and determine its parameters based on characteristics from b ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Clearance of Aircraft Stores Carriage under Uncertainty

    SBC: Cmsoft, Inc.            Topic: AF18BT008

    The main objective of this STTR effort is three-fold. First, to develop and demonstrate in Phase I a Bayesian methodology exploiting flight test data in order to identify critical store carriage tests and clear non-critical store carriage configurations by updated analysis. Second, to extend in Phase II the scope of this methodology to viscous flows with analysis enriched using analytical sensitiv ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Lasers Based on Gas or Liquid Filled Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fibers

    SBC: SA Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF18BT015

    We propose a compact, monolithic, power scalable, hollow core fiber-gas laser emitting in the atmospheric transmission region in the mid-IR. The proposed optically pumped fiber-gas laser system is efficient, has a small footprint as well has a broad spectral coverage in the mid-IR. Due to the unique approach employed, the proposed technology allows generation of mid-IR output with varying pulse re ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
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