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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. Wavelength-Agile Real Time Tabletop X-ray Nanoscope based on High Harmonic Beams

    SBC: Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: ST15C001

    Nanoscale, material sensitive, imaging techniques are critical for progress in many disciplines as we learn to master science and technology at the smallest dimensions — on the nanometer to atomic-scale. However, progress in both science and technology is becoming increasingly limited by the constraints of current imaging techniques and metrologies. Fortunately, by combining coherent extreme UV ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  2. Rapid Discovery of Evasive Satellite Behaviors

    SBC: Data Fusion & Neural Networks, LLC            Topic: AF17CT02

    The problem addressed in this effort is to automatically learn historical ephemeris space catalog time, position, and velocity entity track update error uncertainties (i.e., without track error covariances) and to automatically (e.g., without expert event labeling) produce: – unmodeled non-gravitational space catalog update flags – abnormal unmodeled catalog update flags with abnorma ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Ultrahigh-Bandwidth Robust Performance Diagnostics for Rotating Detonation Engines

    SBC: Spectral Energies, LLC            Topic: AF19AT011

    Spectral Energies proposes to design a multisensory diagnostic suite for measurements within elevated-pressure RDEs. This sensor will utilize tunable-laser absorption spectroscopy to measure temperature, pressure and H2O concentrations in the annulus of a rocket-RDE and background-oriented schlieren imaging system for flow density gradient imaging to provide time resolved information about the sho ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Volume Digital Holographic Wavefront Sensor Phase 2

    SBC: NUTRONICS, INC.            Topic: AF18AT006

    Through the execution of our Phase 1 effort, Nutronics, Inc. and Montana State University developed an improved means to optimize the Pellizzarri cost functional for coherent imaging using digital holography. Our algorithm developed during the Phase 1 effort accelerates convergence times by a factor of 20-40 for the majority of scenarios evaluated. Our proposed Phase 2 effort has a two-fold focus: ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Full Mueller Matrix Characterization of Imaged Samples using Digital Holography

    SBC: Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF18AT007

    The Phase II effort will be to clearly demonstrate the feasibility and build a prototype of a noncontact, high-quality holographic polarimetry system with pixel level depth and Mueller matrix information with a user-friendly interface to image and display this data. The measurements of each data product will be validated with trusted truth samples. The system will be reproducible and will have a d ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Biological Microdosimetry System

    SBC: Quinc.Tech Inc            Topic: AF18AT001

    The Biomagnetics Micro Dosimetry System (BMDS) program will design, model, and simulate a microdosimetry system that can measure and create a three dimensional map of weak radiofrequency signals in biological organisms. The heart of the BMDS project is the front end that delivers very sensitive, broad band measurements with high spatial resolution. The front end is a valuable tool in the investiga ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Virtual Reality for Multi-INT Deep Learning (VR-MDL)

    SBC: INFORMATION SYSTEMS LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: AF19AT010

    Recent advances and successes of deep learning neural networks (DLNN) techniques and architectures have been well publicized over the last several years. Voluminous, high-quality and annotated training data, or trial and error in a realistic environment, is required to achieve the promised performance potential of DLNNs. Unfortunately for DoD and/or Intelligence Community (IC) applications of mult ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. High Energy, Safe, and Long-Life Next Generation Batteries Using Liquefied Gas Electrolytes

    SBC: SOUTH 8 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF19AT014

    The team at South 8 Technologies is the first to develop a novel and patented Liquefied Gas Electrolyte chemistry for rechargeable lithium metal batteries which meets these Air Force requirements. The proposed non-hazardous chemistry has already demonstrated world-record performance on the lithium metal anode (99.9% plating/stripping efficiency over hundreds of cycles) while maintaining high perfo ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Holistic Interoperable Directional Data Enhancement Network

    SBC: Fuse Integration, Inc.            Topic: AF17BT003

    Currently fielded multi-beam CDL systems have been developed in an ad-hoc manner consisting of a collection of poorly integrated off the shelf technologies where controllers, radios, routers, firewalls, encryptors, and antennas are bolted together to reduce time to field. Proprietary API’s, electrical interfaces, and hardware interfaces impede the success of the approach and result in a sub ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. SWAT- Scalable W(R)ubber through Advanced Technology

    SBC: EnergyEne Inc.            Topic: ST18C001

    Opportunity: Guayule, a US native plant, is the only alternate rubber crop with an established, mechanized, agronomic system. Problem: Low rubber yields and lack of effective resin and bagasse coproduct valorization, have prevented widespread adoption by American farmers and processors. Rubber is only made when the cytoplasmic monomer pool (isopentenyl-pyrophosphate; IPP) is larger than that requi ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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