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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 June, 2020.

  1. Biocatalytic production of precursors to lutein and zeaxanthin to address age related macular degeneration

    SBC: EscaZyme Biochemicals, LLC            Topic: N

    Project Summary Atrophic dry age related macular degeneration AMD is the leading cause of severe loss of vision for those over age Dietary supplements containing lutein and zeaxanthin are recommended by the NEI for those at risk of late AMD There has been a corresponding growth in demand for these two xanthophylls Lutein and zeaxanthin are currently sourced from marigolds grown mostl ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. 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
  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. Optimization of an integrin enhancing molecule for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

    SBC: STRYKAGEN CORPORATION            Topic: NIAMS

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Duchenne muscular dystrophy is caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene resulting in the loss of the dystrophin glycoprotein complex in skeletal muscle Loss of dystrophin results in reduced sarcolemmal integrity progressive muscle damage and compromised muscle function There is currently no cure and limited treatment options for DMD and all affected child ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  8. Prediction and Measurement of the Carbon Build-Up in Film-Cooled Rocket Engines

    SBC: SIERRA ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: AF15AT21

    ABSTRACT: Sierra Engineering Inc. (Sierra) believes that existing chemical kinetic models can be efficiently incorporated into commercial CFD codes to predict the mixing, pyrolysis, soot formation and carbon deposition within film cooled rocket engines. During this Phase I STTR effort we will demonstrate that this analysis capability is practical and that we can generate appropriate model validati ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. 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
  10. Impact of Hypersonic Flight Environment on Electro-Optic/Infrared (EO/IR) Sensors

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: AF15AT40

    ABSTRACT: MZA partnered with the University of Notre Dame proposes to extend MZAs WaveTrain wave-optics sensor simulation framework to model EO/IR sensors operating on hypersonic aircraft. Following the methods we have developed for aero-optical imaging through subsonic, transonic, and supersonic flows, existing WaveTrain libraries will be expanded to include hypersonic flow, shocks, thermal effec ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
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