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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until September, 2020.

  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. Developing Optimal Attention Control Policies for Sensors and Actuators Scheduling in a Distributed Propulsion Control System

    SBC: optoXense, Inc.            Topic: AF181037

    Digital communication channels are used to send control commands from control computer to actuators, andtransmit sensor information to control computer. These data may be used for safety-critical purposes, or monitoringpurposes. There is a need for computing communication bandwidth margins under all conditions encountered bydistributed propulsion control systems. Distributed computing environments ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Portable Nanosecond Electrical Pulser

    SBC: Intellisense Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF181002

    To address the Air Force need for an innovative, portable, tunable, high-voltage, nanosecond electrical pulse generator that can deliver 100 kV300 kV to a 200-ohm load, Intellisense Systems, Inc. (ISS) proposes to develop a Portable Nanosecond Electrical Pulser (PONSEP) device based on a new toroid high-voltage energy transfer design. Specifically, the innovation in high-voltage deliver and fast r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. 6DOF Sensing & Dynamic Impact Recorder for Measurement of Ejection Event Biodynamics

    SBC: Diversified Technical Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF181003

    Despite advances in ejection seat design and injury mitigation, crew protection can likely be improved with better characterization of this hazardous environment during actual ejection events.Measurement of head/neck 6DOF motion in this environment has unique challenges.An ultra-low power system requires sensing deep sleep and idle states until a threshold is reached indicating an actual ejection ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Internally-Cooled and Embedded Temperature Monitoring Cutting Technology

    SBC: RC INTEGRATED SYSTEMS LLC            Topic: AF181007

    To address the Air Force (AF) need for advance methods to dissect missile motors, RC Integrated Systems LLC (RISL) proposes to develop a new Internally-Cooled and Embedded (ICE) Temperature Monitoring Cutting Technology, based on unique internally-cooled cutting tool along with commercial off-the-shelf components and state-of-the-art fabrication technologies such as miniature thermocouples, lithog ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Extremely Small Balance Technology

    SBC: M4 ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: AF181013

    M4 Engineering proposes to develop technology capable of measuring 6-DOF aerodynamic loads up to 2kHz bandwidth for models with outside diameters of 0.5 or less. This work will involve novel balance design and sensor selection. Research will include analytical evaluation and fabrication of a proof-of-concept test article. The proposed development will create an excellent complement to modern test ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. A Proposed Realizable Solution to AEDC's VTCPS

    SBC: Augmntr, Inc            Topic: AF181016

    The purpose of the VTCPS SBIR project is to develop a Virtual Reality (VR) test cell presence system that provides real time three dimensional, multi-spectral, and test data access to test hardware and support systems while testing is in progress in a remote environmental test cell.Phase I of this project consists of a Systems Engineering model that will inform a trade study and demonstrate the fe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Dual-Receiver Turbulence LIDAR

    SBC: Intellisense Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF181017

    To address the Air Force need for a sensor capable of remote measurements of optical turbulence in surrounding air at a range of up to 10 km, Intellisense Systems Inc. (ISS) proposes to develop a new Dual-Receiver Turbulence LIDAR (DReTL) based on the use of backscattering amplification effect in the turbulent atmosphere that is directly related to the magnitude of the refractive index structure p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. HF Global Mesh Network

    SBC: WPL, INC.            Topic: AF181021

    The Air Forces ability to communicate worldwide without SATCOM is severely constrained. In this SBIR, WPL proposes to develop a full-stack HF Global Mesh Network (HFGMN) architecture that will enable secure, dependable, survivable, and high-throughput communications when SATCOM is denied. In Phase I, we will use industry-standard M&S tools to show that our solution could reliably connect Air Force ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
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