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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 September, 2020.

  1. Tool to Predict High-Power Electromagnetic Effects on Mobile Targets

    SBC: XL Scientific, LLC            Topic: AF15AT05

    With computer-based systems becoming ubiquitous in all aspects of civilian and military hardware, weaponized high power microwave (HPM) sources pose a danger to the U.S. defense, logistic, and economic infrastructure. Of particular concern is the reliability and survivability of U.S. military aerial assets in the presence of intentional electromagnetic interference (IEMI) from HPM sources.A compre ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Adaptive and Smart Materials for Advanced Manufacturing Methods

    SBC: Bluecom Systems And Consulting LLC            Topic: AF17AT018

    The design ofDeployable Reconfigurable Pixelated Antennas (DERPAs) that can operate at different frequencies,with different radiation patterns, and achieve polarization diversity is proposed.The solution proposed, based on optically pixelated silicon or GaAs surfaces, can be used as reflective surfaces for reconfigurable reflect arrays or as reconfigurable active and modular antennas. The optical ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Automated 3D Reconstruction and Pose Estimation of Space Objects Using Ground Based Telescope Imagery

    SBC: Stellar Science Ltd. Co.            Topic: AF17AT007

    Stellar Science, in collaboration with the University of Maryland, proposes to develop algorithms to demonstrate the feasibility of constructing three-dimensional (3D) models of satellites using ground-based imagery on a standard PC in under 15 minutes. The Phase I effort will address the challenge of registering two-dimensional (2D) images of satellites where traditional feature matchers frequent ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Progressively Expanded Neural Network (PENnet) Tracker

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: AF17AT027

    We propose to develop a multi-layer tracking framework that integrates feature-based, motion-based, and deep-learning-based tracking. Our proposal consist of two development tasks and two research exploration efforts. Our team proposes to develop the Progressively Expanded Neural Network (PENnet) Tracker, a deep learning based tracker capable of on-the-go training of the target. The PENnet Trac ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Unified sensor for atmospheric turbulence and refractivity characterization

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: AF17AT008

    MZA partnered with the Michigan Technological University (MTU) proposes to develop an atmospheric characterization sensor which unifies the measurement of atmospheric turbulence and refractivity through target-in-the-loop measurements, requiring no augmentation of the target or equipment on the other end of the path. We image multi-wavelength target illumination and remove atmospheric blurring us ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Bayesian Inference of Spacecraft Geometry and Pose

    SBC: VISION SYSTEMS INC.            Topic: AF17AT007

    Space platforms are complex dynamical systems and there are many reasons to model them from ground telescope imagery as well as from space-based sensor platforms. One key motivation is to determine the operational state and configuration of the vehicle. Key questions such as did the solar panels fail to deploy, did the object begin to tumble unexpectedly may be addressed by a sufficiently detaile ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Development, Usability Testing, and Effectiveness Evaluation of the Wraparou

    SBC: ACCOUNTABILITY SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: 104

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant The purpose of this Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer STTR project is to complete development and evaluate usability and effectiveness of the Wraparound Team Monitoring System Wrap TMS a web based electronic behavioral health information system EBHIS for the most widely implemented care coordination model in childrenandapos s behavioral healt ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  8. Electromagnetic Simulation Software for Strongly Coupled Plasmas

    SBC: Voss Scientific, LLC            Topic: AF11BT23

    ABSTRACT: Strong coupling in ionized plasmas occurs when inter-particle interactions result in correlation energies that are comparable to the mean kinetic energy of the thermal motion of individual particles. Strongly coupled plasmas are known to be present in a number of physical systems including ultra-cold plasmas created in the laboratory and present in the ionosphere, explosive gases associ ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Tool to Predict High-Power Electromagnetic Effects on Mobile Targets

    SBC: XL Scientific, LLC            Topic: AF15AT05

    ABSTRACT: XL Scientific LLC will leverage over a half a century of High Power Microwave (HPM) Effects Test and Modeling experience to develop an integrated DREAM2 toolkit that models the vulnerability and susceptibility of electronic systems, subsystems and components to directed energy (DE) HPM weapons. The analysis toolkit developed will center on three essential modules, critical in a full asse ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Surface Deformation Measurements Using Light Modulation Imaging

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: AF15AT38

    ABSTRACT: Hypersonic vehicles will require structures that can withstand highly transient flows and complex loadings throughout the flight trajectory. Shock boundary-layer interaction can excite panels locally and lead to structural failures. Non-contacting measurement technologies are needed to characterize the effect of flow transients (due to pressure and temperature fluctuations) on the struct ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
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