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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. Rapid Discovery of Evasive Satellite Behaviors

    SBC: APPLIED DEFENSE SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: AF17CT02

    This is a prototype system that will take raw observation data, detect and characterize maneuvers, and use reinforcement learning to understand and react to evasive RSO behaviors in near real time. This will provide a framework to evaluate autonomous behavior strategies, such a safety, effectiveness, and robustness to manipulation. This work will enable surveillance operators to distinguish betwee ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Adaptive Markov Inference Game Optimization (AMIGO) for Rapid Discovery of Evasive Satellite Behaviors

    SBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF17CT02

    Space superiority requires space protection and space situational awareness (SSA), which rely on rapid and accurate space object behavioral and operational intent discovery. The focus of this project is to develop a stochastic approach for rapid discovery of evasive satellite behaviors. Designing the innovative decision support tool has numerous challenges: (i) partial observable actions; (ii) eva ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Verification and Validation of Algorithms for Resilient Complex Software Controlled Systems

    SBC: APPLIED DEFENSE SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: AF17CT05

    In response to the challenges described in AF173-CT05, Applied Defense Solutions (ADS) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) (equivalently, the ADS Team) propose to research and develop innovative validation and verification (V&V) algorithms for spacecraft GN&C. The ADS Team is unique in that it brings operational flight GN&C software experience (ADS) with cutting edge research on algorithm V&V ( ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. System for Nighttime and Low-Light Face Recognition

    SBC: MUKH Technologies LLC            Topic: SOCOM18A001

    Recognizing faces in low-light and nighttime conditions is a challenging problem due to the noisy and poor quality nature of the images.Thermal imaging is often used to obtain facial biometric in such conditions. Thermal face images, while having a strong signature at nighttime, are not typically maintained in biometric-enabled watch lists and so must be compared with visible-light face images to ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  5. Deep Machine learning for risk Analysis and Prediction (D-MAP) in supply chains

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: MDA16T002

    Globalization and digitization have been driving the recent economic growth at the expense of raising the risk level in the supply chain related to fraud, security, and safety, while current practice of supply chain management and risk assessment is lagging far behind. Therefore, commercial industries and government agencies are seeking advanced supply chain risk assessment solutions, which can ef ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Novel Separator Materials for Achieving High Energy/Power Density, Safe, Long-Lasting Lithium-ion Batteries for Navy Aircraft Applications.

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: N16AT008

    Oceanit proposes to develop and demonstrate novel, tailored, designer separator materials with optimized properties to maximize lithium-ion cell/battery performance, life, safety and reliability.

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Disposal of Aqueous Film-Forming Foam using Hydrodynamic Cavitation

    SBC: DYNAFLOW, INC            Topic: AF17BT001

    The widespread use of Aqueous Film Forming Foams (AFFF) at DOD facilities for firefighting, training, and fire suppression systems has resulted in numerous contamination sites. The perfluoroalkyl (PFA) compounds used in the AFFF, such as perfluoroalkyl sulfonates (PFOS) and perfluoroalkyl carboxylic acids (PFOA) are extremely stable in the environment and have been shown to be resistant to typical ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Detection of Radio Frequency and Magnetic Field Bioeffects in Living Cells

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: AF18AT001

    Oceanit proposes to develop a system to characterize weak electromagnetic fields for the investigation of the effect of both thermal and non-thermal RF/magnetic fields on biological material, and to detect resulting biological impact of the energy deposited.

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. HASLOC: Hierarchical And-Or Structures forLocalization and Object Recognition

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: AF18AT014

    Target detection and recognition is a challenging problem because of changes in appearance, viewing direction, occlusion and other covariates. Systems that can accurately and efficiently detect and track objects can provide several benefits in surveillance, monitoring and other applications. As part of this effort, we propose to develop a robust learning-based approach to detect, track and recogni ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Multiscale Fast and Distributed Data and Statistics Summarization

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: A17AT010

    Over the last decade the amount of data available from the internet, sensors and other sources has grown dramatically providing the opportunity to gain novel insights in many fields.Uncovering non-linear low dimensional structure in high-dimensional data (i.e., manifold learning), a key to summarization, remains a challenging problem which ultimately inhibits knowledge discovery.Intelligent Automa ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseArmy

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