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  1. Volume Digital Holographic Wavefront Sensor

    SBC: NUTRONICS, INC.            Topic: AF18AT006

    Nutronics, Inc. and Montana State University propose to develop and evaluate computational methods for a Volume Digital Holographic Wavefront Sensor (VDHWFS).VDHWFS based imaging offers the potential to provide the equivalent of wide field of view adaptive optics (AO) compensated imaging, but without the added complexity of AO components and hardware.Recent result for coherent imaging developed by ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Non-Linear Adaptive Optics (NLAO)

    SBC: NUTRONICS, INC.            Topic: AF18AT008

    Nutronics, Inc. and Montana State University propose to develop an approach for non-linear control of hysteresis and incorporate (if necessary) integrated Multi-Input-Multi-Output real time control with this capability.Our control systems already include a proven high speed real time control approach to determine the optimal set of actuator commands that satisfy inter-actuator stroke limitations.O ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Stable High Bandwidth AO Control with physical DM constraints

    SBC: Guidestar Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF18AT008

    Adaptive optics (AO) system performance is hindered by the mechanical limits of the deformable mirror (DM), namely stroke limits, interactuator stroke limits, and mechanical resonance.The nature of the multi-in multi-out (MIMO) control system does not lend itself well to notch filters to combat the mechanical resonances, and the stroke limits introduce non-linearities to the system.The traditional ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Orientation-patterned Semiconductor Crystals with Low Insertion Loss and High Resistance to Laser Damage

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: AF18AT016

    The Air Force needs tunable laser systems with high average power in the mid-infrared region of the spectrum for military applications including defense against heat-seeking missiles.Currently-fieldedlaser systems, based on nonlinear frequency conversion in periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN), have limited optical power at wavelengths between 4 m and 5 m because of intrinsic absorption in th ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Additive Manufacturing Sensor Fusion Technologies for Process Monitoring and Control.

    SBC: ARCTOS Technology Solutions, LLC            Topic: DLA18A001

    Universal Technology Corporation (UTC) has teamed with the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), Stratonics, and Macy Consulting to demonstrate not only the transitionability into commercial systems, but also to develop the data analytics and monitoring and control requirements to extract the full value fromseveral sensors, including the Stratonics ThermaViz, acoustic and profilometry se ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  6. New Integrated Total Design of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) Propulsion System Architecture for Higher Efficiency and Low Noise

    SBC: Continuous Solutions LLC            Topic: N18AT012

    In this proposal, a meta model-based scaling law will be used to represent each system component. A components meta model-based scaling law describes the tradeoffs between performance metrics for that component or subsystem as a function of its ratings in relation to the system. This greatly reduces the number of degrees of freedom for each component, and at the same time, retains the information ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Power and Propulsion System Optimization

    SBC: CORNERSTONE RESEARCH GROUP INC            Topic: N18AT012

    Unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) are currently limited in the type of missions they can perform. Limited available power limits which sensors can be run or for how long, and also limits the duration and range of the mission. More efficient propulsion systems would increase the power available to the UUV payload. Improved power distribution systems and control systems would also increase the ava ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Novel Cooling System for Laser Enclosure

    SBC: Photonwares Corporation            Topic: N18AT001

    We propose to utilize a laser 3D printing manufacturing technique to realize an ultra high efficiency micro-channel laser head cooling system with high thermal load capacity in a small volume package. The new approach incorporates key technical innovations that drastically increase the forced water flow interaction surface area and the metal thermal conductivity. The approach enables conformal geo ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Compact Thermal Management System for Laser Systems

    SBC: SPECTRAL ENERGIES LLC            Topic: N18AT001

    The use of laser technologies and high-power electronics is rapidly being incorporated into tactical platforms for imaging, target designation, and range finding. Electronic equipment including lasers demand power from a tactical aircraft and produce large amounts of thermal energy as a waste product. Current thermal management technologies will not be sufficient for future aircraft as thermal man ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Autonomous Navigation for the Hull Bug Ship Hull Grooming System

    SBC: SeaRobotics Corporation            Topic: N18AT020

    The underpinning science and sensing associated with autonomous navigation is advancing on numerous fronts. The navigation capability required for ship hull grooming in a low visibility environment is a natural application of this technology. Enormous benefit will be realized in the public and private sectors of the shipping industry. The economic and environmental impact realized using proactive ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
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