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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 September, 2020.

  1. Field-level Aviation Fuel Contamination Analysis via Integrated Suite of Miniaturized Sensors including Near Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy

    SBC: OPTIMAL SOLUTIONS, INC            Topic: AF191029

    The overall goal of this project is to develop and commercialize a sensor platform which enables near real-time quality assessment of aviation fuels and chemicals. Our solution will lower the cost and cycle-time in fuel analysis and increase the adoption of rigorous fuel analysis techniques, thereby reducing delays and risks in military and civilian air travel. Our Phase I work will demonstrate fe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Spacecraft Fault Detection Identification & Causation Using Machine Learning

    SBC: XL Scientific, LLC            Topic: AF191072

    Machine learning-based Fault Detection, Identification and Recovery (FDIR) software will enable autonomous responses to faults onboard a spacecraft. By removing the human in the loop, anomalies can be addressed quickly, avoiding communication delays and long periods spent in safe mode during which the spacecraft cannot perform its mission. There are, however, several hurdles to machine learning-ba ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Sensor System for Real Time Observation of High Energy Laser Effects

    SBC: SENSING STRATEGIES, INC            Topic: AF191018

    SSI will develop a remote sensing system to carry out two important functions associated with using high energy lasers to counter unexploded ordnance, mines and other explosives.The first function is to gauge the effectiveness of the laser weapon on individual targets based on the thermal signature produced from the laser/target interaction.SSI has experience building spectrometers for a variety o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Millimeter-Wave Video Synthetic Aperture Radar (MMW Vid-SAR)

    SBC: MAXENTRIC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: AF182032

    The US Air Force has a demand for compact radar arrays capable of high resolution imaging and video-like refresh rates.In particular, the Air Force is looking for improved radar array options in the 6-18GHz and 33-37GHz bands that can replace much slower rail-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging systems.In response to this need, MaXentric is proposing a system architecture codenamed M-SWIF ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. 3D imaging for tracking and aim-point maintenance in the presence of target-pose changes

    SBC: TAU TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: AF19AT005

    We propose a three-dimensional imaging approach based on digital holography. Our approach is based on frequency diversity using a single chirped pulse instead of a train of pulses with different frequencies. Our approach promises to mitigate most of the issues limiting the performance of current methods and offer additional enabling capabilities that will improve target identification and tracking ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. 3-D Tracking and Aimpoint Maintenance (3-D TrAM)

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: AF19AT005

    Target tracking and aimpoint maintenance are critical functions within a laser directed energy system.Traditionally, the optical sensor is a conventional camera viewing an actively illuminated target.In the absence of turbulence, it is still difficult to point the laser weapon to a specific hit spot when there are no features in the required direction.Further, atmospheric turbulence scintillates t ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Vibration imaging for the characterization of extended, non-cooperative targets

    SBC: TAU TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: AF19AT006

    Tau Technologies is teaming with Dr. David Voelz and his research group at New Mexico State University (NMSU) to propose Vibration Imaging for the characterization of extended non-cooperative targets, which employs dual-pulses in two different variations for vibration imaging in order to characterize non-cooperative targets at extended standoffs. One method is based on double-pulse time-averaging ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Synthetic Scene Generation for Wide Application including High Performance Computing Environments

    SBC: Stellar Science Ltd. Co.            Topic: AF19AT007

    We will deliver a new software architecture for scene generation named the Realistic Image and Neighborhood Generator (RING). Instead of being tied to a single tool, RING will provide interfaces suitable for a wide variety of image and scene rendering tools to run and interact with other codes. As an initial implementation of the interfaces, we will incorporate Stellar Sciences powerful, flexible ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Low SWaP Tactical Beam Control System

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: AF191057

    MZA proposes to develop a conceptual design for a low-SWaP beam control system for general airborne directed energy applications that is optimized for line-of-sight stabilization, precision pointing, and high bandwidth tracking.The proposed design will leverage MZAs significant prior experience in designing, constructing, and testing high-energy laser (HEL) and adaptive-optic (AO) compatible beam ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Aero-Mechanical Force Emulator

    SBC: MZA Associates Corporation            Topic: AF191058

    For this Phase I proposal, MZA and Etegent Technologies Inc. have teamed to leverage our complementary skill sets and put together a comprehensive force emulation solution for ELTF. MZA has extensive experience in the quantification and analysis of DE aero-effects data. This includes pressure loading and finite element analysis to predict the jitter performance beam directors, including ways to ab ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
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