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  1. Alternative Methods for Creating a Sodium Guidestar

    SBC: Hart Scientific Consulting International LLC            Topic: AF17AT005

    The objective of the proposed research is to demonstrate high-power, scalable, and stable laser sources at specific wavelengths with narrow linewidth matched to the single velocity class of mesospheric atomic sodium for guide star application. The operation at tailored wavelengths, 1141 nm and 1178 nm (for 589 nm via frequency doubling) is addressed by the use of bandgap-engineered optically pumpe ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Alternative Methods for Creating a Sodium Guidestar

    SBC: TPhotonics Inc.            Topic: AF17AT005

    The purpose of this proposed research is to develop and commercialize a novel two color sodium guidestar laser operating simultaneously at 589 nm and 1141 nm. Our patented T-cavity design combined with VECSEL technology will be the basis for the guidestar development. The polychromatic laser guidestar (PLGS) system being proposed currently does not exist and would allow for the correction of atmos ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Three-sided Pyramid Wavefront Sensor for High Sensitivity Wavefront Control

    SBC: Hart Scientific Consulting International LLC            Topic: AF17AT006

    Fully develop the analytic theory of wavefront reconstruction from measurements made with a three-sided pyramid wavefront sensor (PWFS3), including the effects of variable modulation, photon and camera noise sources, and object angular extent. Carry out performance predictions of the PWFS3 through numerical modeling. Compare the sensitivity of the PWFS3 to a conventional Shack-Hartmann sensor and ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. 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
  5. Practical Application of Molecular-Scale Modeling to Problems at the Grain Scale and Larger

    SBC: GLOBAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: AF17AT023

    The mechanical testing of energetic materials makes experimentation highly expensive and hazardous. Therefore, an accurate and practical modeling approach is necessary to predict their mechanical properties. Numerous atomistic to continuum models exist to predict the properties of energetic materials. However, these methods are not coupled with each other in a systematic and practical way; thus, ...

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

    SBC: Systems & Technology Research LLC            Topic: AF17AT027

    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
  7. Investigating Satellites Cataloged as Debris (ISCAD)

    SBC: Geost, Inc.            Topic: AF16AT04

    GEOST has teamed with the University of Arizona to create a one-person mobile telescope, mount, and camera able to track nearly all cataloged space debris.In Phase II of the ISCAD effort also called RoboScope, GEOST and the University of Arizona will implement the Phase I design in functional hardware and software, and then demonstrate the mobile observatory at the customer site.GEOST brings the O ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Novel Polymer-Derived Carbide and Boride Refractory Ceramics

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF16AT26

    Triton is proposing to continue developing a family of preceramic materials and formulations that will produce group 4 (Zr and Hf) carbides and carbide/boride mixtures in good yield. The target yield for the program is 60 vol%. These materials will be used in a polymer infiltration and pyrolysis process to produce ultrahigh temperature ceramic matrices in ceramic matrix composites useful for hyper ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Composites Fabricated from High Strength and High Modulus Carbon Fibers

    SBC: VURONYX TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: AF16AT27

    In Phase 2 project, Vuronyx Technologies in collaboration with Georgia Institute of Technology, will further optimize the composite panels using high strength and high modulus carbon fibers synthesized from polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursors, and utilize them for aerospace related components.Results in Phase 1 demonstrated the high strength and modulus of the fibers, higher than anything available ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Physics-Based and Computationally Efficient Combustion Chemistry Modules with Acceptable Uncertainty for Air Force Relevant Hydrocarbon Fuels

    SBC: COMBUSTION SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: AF17AT004

    The overall goal of this project is to validate and enhance the latest available combustion kinetics models for fuels that are of relevance to the Air Force propulsion systems. To achieve this goal, Combustion Science & Engineering, Inc. and Stanford University will focus on evaluating the performance of the existing jet fuel models using selected experimental data from the literature. Sensitivit ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
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