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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. Development of Low Dark Current Strained Layer Superlattice (SLS) Devices for Next Generation Infrared Focal Plane Arrays

    SBC: Magnolia Optical Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA03T002

    Next generation EO/IR sensors are needed for a variety of Military Systems Applications. These include UV, Visible, NIR, SWIR, MWIR and LWIR bands. Magnolia as part of the proposed Phase II STTR Program plans to design, model and develop Strained Layer Superlattice (SLS) based detector array for next generation multicolor IR imaging applications. The key components of the Program will include eva ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  2. Probabilistic and Relational Inferences in Dynamic Environments (PRIDE)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: ST081004

    Uncertainty on the modern battlefield makes mission planning and decision making extremely complex for field commanders. Mission planners can be aided by initial and ongoing situation assessment, future state estimation, assessment of the current plan"s probability of success, what-if analysis, and suggestions for decisions. At present, few automated tools exist to provide mission planners with th ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  3. A System to Analyze Facial Features to Enable Operator Condition Tracking (AFFECT)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: A09AT006

    Modern military and security scenarios increasingly demand rapid evaluation of human affective states, accurately detecting stress, anxiety, uncertainty, and fatigue (SAUF) to assess warfighter effectiveness or to advance security screening and interrogation objectives. In our Phase I effort, we designed and demonstrated a system to Analyze Facial Features to Enable Operator Condition Tracking (AF ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Automated Microscopic Malaria Diagnosis

    SBC: Diagnostic Vision Corporation            Topic: A08T036

    This SSTR research project will develop a computerized microscope based imaging system that will allow location and quantization of malarial parasites. The system will automatically scan a blood smear, locating the red cells and parasites. A digital image display will allow interaction with an operator to confirm or reject objects. In Phase II the initial effort to identify trophozoites will be ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Dynamic 3-D Threat Mapping Using a Sensor Constellation Deployed on Mobile Platforms

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: A10aT022

    In this effort, Physical Sciences Inc. will develop and implement algorithms and hardware to perform the fusion of information obtained from multiple LWIR passive hyperspectral sensors to provide the capability to determine the extent, absolute geo-location, and 3-D concentration distribution of chemical threat clouds from mobile platforms. The effort will be conducted in conjunction with Profess ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. A Near Autonomous Combat Casualty Extraction Robotic System

    SBC: Hstar Technologies            Topic: A10aT028

    "In this project, Hstar Technologies and its team will develop a near autonomous combat casualty extraction robotic (c2Exbot) system that: 1) supports autonomous dexterous manipulation, safe casualty lifting and near autonomous navigation control, 2) utilizes a supervisory telepresence operation mechanism, 3) provides near autonomous casualty diagnosis, injury assessment and emergency treatment, a ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. High-Speed Three-Channel Photonic Time Delay Unit

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: MDA08T012

    An innovative, super-miniature, fast-switching array-based photonic time delay device is being developed for the active electronically scanned-array (AESA) MDA and Navy radars. The design is based on the fast electro-optic effect, the super miniature fiber-lens collimation array, and the existing WDM photonic true time delay technologies. In Phase I Agiltron has successfully demonstrated the core ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Variable-Isp Ionic Liquid Electrospray Thruster

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: AF08BT09

    ABSTRACT: Busek proposes, with the MIT Space Propulsion Lab, to leverage successful Phase I proof-of-concept results to develop and deliver a 1mN, micro-fabricated electrospray thruster that features variable Isp and bi-polar operation. The thruster achieves variable Isp at no power penalty by innovative use of a deceleration grid, and operating in purely ionic mode so as to overcome many of the ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Computational Prediction of Kinetic Rate Constants for Condensed Phases

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: AF08BT19

    ABSTRACT: A core component of aerospace manufacturing is based on cutting-edge technological applications of material design. Chemical kinetics models are vital for interpreting experimental measurements and predicting the behavior of these complex systems. Modern computational chemistry software programs are invaluable for the accurate prediction of reaction rates for kinetics models, but thei ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Multi-Physics, Multi-Functional Nano-Engineered Composites for Structural Health Monitoring

    SBC: Metis Design Corporation            Topic: AF08BT23

    ABSTRACT: Composite materials are increasingly adopted into Aerospace application due to their superior specific strength/stiffness, resistance to fatigue and ability to reduce part-count. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that by introducing carbon nanotubes (CNTs), multi-functional capabilities can be achieved by virtue of their high conductivity and piezoresistive nature. During the prop ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force

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