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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 April, 2020.

  1. BATTLE: Battlefield Airmen Training Technologies for LVC, ground-based Environments

    SBC: APTIMA, INC.            Topic: AF17AT011

    Effective Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) training methods have been underutilized within ground-based training operations. More specifically, Battlefield Airmen training methods have not fully adopted or incorporated recent advances in augmented reality (AR) technologies into their training due to specialized training requirements. To address this issue, the Aptima team will design and deve ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Target Tracking via Deep Learning


    To address the challenge of long-term tracking, through extended occlusions and significant appearance changes, we propose to develop DC-CAT, a Deep Convolutional neural network (CNN) based Confuser-Aware high value target (HVT) Tracker.The DC-CAT system will combine a state-of-the-art CNN-based adaptive HVT tracker with a CNN-based pre-trained generic target detector, in a deep-feature-aided mult ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Volumetric Diagnostic Imaging of Explosively Driven Fragments

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: AF161003

    ABSTRACT: The size, shape, and velocity distribution of fragments are critical for the complete characterization of high-explosive fragmentation process. Such information is needed for the qualification of new energetic materials as well as for warhead design. Current methods to characterize such fragmentation processes are time consuming because they are performed manually. Such methods are limit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. High Speed Plasma Probe and Electronics Suite

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: AF161004

    ABSTRACT: Busek proposed to develop an instrument package for high fidelity measurements and long-term state-of-health monitoring of plasma properties from solar electric propulsion (SEP) plasma sources in test chambers and the space environment. The proposed system will include a Faraday probe, a Langmuir probe, and an ion energy analyzer. The instrument suite will be capable of periodic, time- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. High Confidence, Rapid Alloy Identification

    SBC: Jentek Sensors, Inc.            Topic: AF161009

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this proposed effort is to develop a procedure that provides high confidence discrimination between (at a minimum) aluminum, titanium and magnesium alloys through dirt, paint and other coatings of interest to the Air Force. The goal is to develop a hand-held alloy identification method that can be performed within a few seconds and one that requires only a few minutes of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. User Defined Operational Picture (UDOP) for Enterprise Ground Satellite Command and Control Systems from Multiple Sources

    SBC: SONALYSTS, INC.            Topic: AF162005

    Sonalysts, Inc. proposes to research and develop a Common User Defined Operational Picture (UDOP) for the Enterprise Ground System (EGS) for satellite Command and Control (C2). We will research and analyze the human factors affecting operator function and performance across multiple satellite systems, and the common and unique aspects of space systems currently in use. We will develop logical cons ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Durga- Autonomous Satellite Ground Operations

    SBC: MZEAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.            Topic: AF162006

    Durga addresses the Air Forces need for Autonomous Satellite Ground Operations using a mature suite of software methods that detect and respond to anomalies in streams of data, both in real time and over history. In addition to detecting rapid spikes or gradual drifts in telemetry data, Durgas methods can discover periodic and seasonal patterns, as well as connections between data features that ca ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Electrodeless Induction Thrust for Electric Propulsion

    SBC: DIVERSIFIED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF162009

    Despite much progress obtained in the pioneering MIPE research well documented in the literature of the 1960s, the available switching technology of the day was slow, heavy, expensive, and unreliable at high voltage and current. Switches needed to be switched at hundreds of kilohertz to achieve high exit velocity and high Isp. With modern Si, SiC, and GaN high voltage IGBTs or switching MOSFETs, m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Targeted Electrospray Performance for High Efficiency and Scalability

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: AF162009

    Electrospray thrusters are superior to plasma based electric propulsion with respect to thrust efficiency and thrust to power ratios (T/P), with difficulties predominantly being scaling to high power applications. Specifically, Busek contends that such applications require more conventional propellant delivery mechanisms, which include latching and proportional flow control valves to manage the l ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Integrated Green Monopropellant Propellant Processing for High Power Electrospray Thrusters

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: AF162010

    Green monopropellants have numerous performance and handling benefits over conventional propellants such as hydrazine. Many are derived from Ionic Liquids (IL) and are therefore well suited for use in electrospray electric propulsion systems. This affords the possibility of a multi-mode propulsion (MMP) capability, where both chemical and electric thrusters share a common propellant. Recently, Bus ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force

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