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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY22 is not expected to be complete until September, 2023.

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  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. Fully Adaptive Radar Resource Allocation

    SBC: Information Systems Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: AF19BT003

    In this proposal, ISL and MTRI will develop an advanced cognitive fully adaptive radar (CoFAR) and electronic warfare (EW) resource optimizer and scheduler. While the basic architecture for CoFAR has been developed previously, there is a need for a real-time scheduler that can handle the many complex operations and demands on sensor tasking that will arise when operating in a highly contested envi ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Passive Image Processing Algorithms for Automated Target Attitude Estimation


    Weapons systems testing and analysis is crucial to engineering, understanding, qualifying, and deploying advanced weapons systems. With the boom in camera technology over the past decade image based methods to support weapons testing and analysis have become the state of practice for military test ranges. At the same time, there has been an explosion of research and development in computer vision ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Information Extraction for New Emerging Noisy User-generated Micro-Text

    SBC: INFERLINK CORPORATION            Topic: AF19BT006

    Neural networks have proved highly effective at extracting information from text. However, noisy microtext has proved to be particularly difficult because low-level syntactic cues much less useful. In this project, we propose to explore ways of incorporating strong semantic, expectation-based models into a neural net architecture to improve performance on microtext extraction. In phase I, we will ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Adaptable Cyber Defense for Autonomous Air Operations

    SBC: INFERLINK CORPORATION            Topic: AF19CT003

    Cyber defense is difficult, but presents a particularly thorny problem for legacy systems, including legacy embedded systems, where in many such cases source code may not even be available. In this project, we proposed to investigate and extend a pattern-based approach recently developed by USC-ISI for analyzing and retrofitting binary code to protect against potential attacks. In this project, we ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Transfer Learning and Deep Transfer Learning for Military Applications

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: AF19CT004

    Aided Target Recognition (AiTR) algorithms augment human decision-making, but require a large database of labeled targets for training. Applied to new domains, these algorithms fail to transfer knowledge and require substantial retraining. Areté and University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) propose the development of the Domain Extracted Feature Transfer (DEFT) Network to transfer knowledge from a ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Dynamic Bias APD Receiver Array

    SBC: NU TREK INC            Topic: AF19CT006

    The program has two trusts: (1) Using dynamic biasing to address arbitrary pulse trains, such as would be present in LIDAR and other forms of EO/IR imaging and periodic pulse trains, such as in telecommunications; and (2) Developing an APD the meets program requirements such as a cutoff wavelength >1.6 m, low dark current, low excess noise and a >200 K operating temperature. In the proposed ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Fiber Optic Sensor System for Machinery Vibration Monitoring and Diagnosis

    SBC: Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation            Topic: AF19CT008

    IFOS proposes an approach to developing an optical fiber Bragg grating (FBG)-based real-time instrumentation system for machinery vibration monitoring and diagnosis. IFOS’ key innovation is in the use of an advanced fiber optic sensing system that can make temperature and vibration measurements, with vibration signature identification and statistics tracking techniques for the assessment of ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Super-High-Resolution, Distributed Photonic Sensors for Aerospace Platforms

    SBC: Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation            Topic: AF19CT010

    IFOS and STTR partner Stanford University propose an innovative fiber-optic sensor array leveraging the latest advances in slow-light fiber Bragg gratings (SL-FBG). SL-FBGs substantially improve upon the sensitivity of commercially proven conventional FBGs (C-FBG) by more than 3 orders of magnitude and can be interrogated at megahertz rates. SL-FBG differ from C-FBG in their refractive index modul ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Open Call for Science and Technology Created by Early-Stage (e.g. University) Teams

    SBC: Zenith Aerospace Inc.            Topic: AF19CT010

    The objective of this proposal is to investigate the feasibility and to increase the awareness of the potential stakeholder with Air Force on the technology of a multifunctional structural battery that was originally developed by a Team at Stanford University. The multifunctional structural battery embeds Li-ion battery materials into high-strength composites material. The structural battery not o ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
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