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  1. SHAPE-BASED GENERALIZATION BOUNDS FOR DEEP LEARNING

    SBC: Geometric Data Analytics            Topic: NGA20A001

    We propose to develop a theoretical understanding of the relationship between intrinsic geometric structure in both training and latent data and characteristics of functions learned from that data for deep neural network (DNN) architectures. Along the way we propose to also understand the structure of the neural networks that are best trained on a given data set. Both of these theories will lead t ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. 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
  3. Optimization of Sodium Guide Star Return using Polarization and/or Modulation Control

    SBC: ROCHESTER SCIENTIFIC, LLC            Topic: AF19AT008

    Laser guide stars (LGS) are artificial sources of light produced by laser-induced fluorescence from sodium atoms in the mesosphere between 85 km and 100 km altitude. The fluorescence can be detected on the ground with a telescope and used as a reference for compensating atmospheric aberrations in astronomical and space observations in conjunction with an adaptive optics system. Sodium LGS are vita ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Signature Reduction using Metasurfaces on group 1 UAV platforms

    SBC: NOTCH, INC.            Topic: AF20ATCSO1

    Enemies use radar system to identify and target Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). To prevent detection, the UAV should be able to reduce its RF signature by reducing its Radar Cross Section (RCS). In addition, it is essential for the "blue force" UAV to be able to use its RF systems (radar/comms) while not being detected. Traditional Radar Absorbing Materials (RAM) are used to absorb radar's Electr ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. High Electron Mobility GaN for THz-Band Multipliers

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: AF20ATCSO1

    Toyon is proposing to develop multiplier diode technology with record power handling in the 200 – 400 GHz output frequency range using Gallium Nitride (GaN) materials. This technology is needed to effectively utilize the high pump power now available from mmWave GaN power amplifiers. GaN has inherent material property advantages including high electric field strength, electron velocity, and ther ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Reconfigurable/Cognitive Optical Communications

    SBC: Vulcan Wireless, Inc.            Topic: AF18AT010

    As the number of optical communication terminals proliferate there will be a need to have these terminals interoperate.  In the past, optical terminals were designed with a single purpose in mind.  New space constellations are requiring non-RF crosslink solutions.  It is expected that there will be a large number of both commercial and military systems providing crosslinks and space to earth li ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Diamond Materials for Quantum Technologies

    SBC: Great Lakes Crystal Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF19CT010

    Great Lakes Crystal Technologies (GLCT) is partnered with Michigan State University (MSU) to develop novel diamond materials for research and evaluation at Air Force Research Laboratory for applications in quantum communications. The technical effort seeks to build upon advanced plasma assisted chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technology licensed by GLCT which was developed at MSU by scientists at ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Portable 3D Ultrasound Technology for Diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

    SBC: UTOPIACOMPRESSION,CORPORATION            Topic: AF19CT010

    In this Phase II STTR Project, Team UtopiaCompression (UC) will adapt its 3D ultrasound prototype device to address key research questions posed by AF TPOC and end-users (in particular, Eglin AFB Medical Community- Invisible Wounds Center, family/concussion clinics and emergency rooms). The prototype uses an innovative ultrasound design technology to capture 3D data of anatomical structures (here, ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Using explainable AI (XAI) and related technologies to reduce physician burnout and improve medical surge capacity.

    SBC: DIGITAS, LLC            Topic: AF20ATCSO1

    Physicians are highly burned out (up to 80% of physicians) and the COVID-19 pandemic is making this problem much worse; Department of Defense doctors are at higher risk (caring for more patients per capita).  Burnout may manifest itself as sustained stress; but also leads to severe effects such as physician suicides, physician drug abuse, and increased patient medical errors.  Electronic health ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Reliable Tactical Silent Power Generator for Austere Environments

    SBC: Mesodyne Inc.            Topic: AF20ATCSO1

    Mesodyne’s Light-Cell technology was developed at MIT and is being commercialized for the small UAV market. In this effort, the UAV generator is being adapted to meet the needs of dismounted warfighters. Mesodyne’s patented Light-Cell generator converts fuel into electricity via light. Specifically, a microcombustor heats a nanophotonic material to incandescence. The nanophotonic material, whi ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
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