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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Low Level Signal Detection for Passive Electro-Optical Space-based Surveillance

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: AF12BT02

    ABSTRACT: Toyon Research Corporation and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) are proposing development and feasibility demonstration of advanced algorithms for the detection of vibration signatures in scattered light. The algorithms are being developed for applications including space-based electro-optical (EO)/infrared (IR) sensing at high frame rates and extremely low signal-to-n ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Biomimetic Integrated Optical Sensor Systems

    SBC: Luminit LLC            Topic: AF12BT03

    ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force"s need for a novel advanced imaging sensor concept that samples all of the information in the radiation field, taking inspiration from biological systems, Luminit proposes to develop a new Biomimetic Integrated Optical Sensor (BIOS) system. The system will be based on the unique integration of a wide field-of-view (FOV) miniature staring multi-aperture compound ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Biologically-inspired Integrated Vision System

    SBC: Spectral Imaging Laboratory            Topic: AF12BT03

    ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force has a need to develop a new class of advanced, wide field of view (WFOV) imaging sensors that sample the radiation field in multiple modes: spectral, temporal, polarization, and detailed object shape. These multimodal sensors are to be deployed on high altitude drones to enhance their intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. Smaller versio ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Biologically-inspired integrated vision systems

    SBC: Tanner Research, Inc.            Topic: AF12BT03

    ABSTRACT: Tanner Research, Inc., in collaboration with University of Maryland, will determine feasibility and plan for development of technology based on insect visual sensing and processing, which will integrate three modes related to navigation and guidance: motion detection from imaging sensing; polarization sensing and processing to implement a celestial compass; and ocellar sensing and proce ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. A High Performance and Cost Effective Ultra High Performance Concrete

    SBC: i2C Solutions, LLC            Topic: AF12BT04

    ABSTRACT: Adversarial installations, such as those housing the means for nuclear weapons production, are increasingly being constructed in heavily fortified locations and often using ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) as the construction material. As such, the U.S. Air Force has considerable interest in further developments of ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) to maintain an advantage o ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Real-time Location of Targets in Cluttered Environments

    SBC: MATHEMATICAL SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: AF12BT05

    ABSTRACT: We propose development of an efficient physics-based computational capability for real-time radar location of targets in cluttered environments. Our effort will focus, in particular, on air traffic targets in static natural environments that include dynamic effects such as spinning wind turbines. The proposed methodology models radar signal scattering in cluttered environments on t ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Suppression of Wind Turbine Clutter from Radar Data

    SBC: Matrix Research, Inc.            Topic: AF12BT05

    ABSTRACT: It is well known that wind turbine clutter (WTC) presents a significant challenge to detecting targets in civilian and military applications. The large radar cross section (RCS) of wind turbines, combined with their significant range of Doppler spread, make traditional clutter mitigation techniques effectively useless. The objective of this Phase I effort is to develop a physically con ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Exploitable Physics for Recognition and Classification

    SBC: Matrix Research, Inc.            Topic: AF12BT06

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this effort is to develop innovative methods for deriving a sparse set of physical target features that can be used for exploitation of air to ground signature data collected from sensor systems including electro-optical, infrared, and laser radar. Current classification methods require near exact replication of the original imaging parameters, or extensive modeling in ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Innovations in Physical Modeling and Statistical Exploitation of Electromagnetic Target Signatures

    SBC: Five Focal LLC            Topic: AF12BT06

    ABSTRACT: Feature extraction and target recognition suffer from a lack of a reliable model for both exploitable target features and the electromagnetic signature they possess. Signature data are often hard to interpret and invert to recover the target robustly. Bayesian learning approaches to statistical pattern recognition are based on the use of training sets of inputs and outputs, a data mode ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Miniaturized, Power Efficient C-band Telemetry

    SBC: Quasonix, LLC            Topic: AF12BT07

    ABSTRACT: The overall program objective is to utilize the best available technologies to successfully develop the concept and design of a state of the art C-Band telemetry transmitter that meets or exceeds the performance qualification parameters and size constraints detailed in the AF12-BT07 solicitation. Specifically, the objective of the entire two-phase program is to develop, test, and deliv ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
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