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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Low-Cost, High-Bandwidth Fast Steering Mirror (FSM)

    SBC: A-TECH CORPORATION            Topic: AF191056

    As airborne threats become increasingly widespread, low-cost High Energy Laser (HEL) systems including Fast Steering Mirrors (FSMs) can effectively help protect innumerable lives and resources. Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes the Low Cost Fast Steering Mirror (LCFSM) program to develop a high bandwidth FSM capable of operating at full performance for the airborne HEL application, whil ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. RF Reception in Highly Reflecting Environments

    SBC: XL Scientific, LLC            Topic: AF191033

    XL Scientific, LLC, dba Verus Research is pleased to respond to the Air Force Phase-I SBIR solicitation AF191-033 entitled Radio Frequency (RF) Reception in Highly Reflective Environments. Under this solicitation, the Air Force is seeking the development, demonstration and deployment of a robust, stable, reliable, and scalable receive-telemetry-link capability utilizing broadband RF communications ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Verification and Validation of Algorithms for Resilient Complex Software Controlled Systems

    SBC: XL Scientific, LLC            Topic: AF17CT05

    This effort seeks verification tools and techniques to ensure safety and stability of spacecraft Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) algorithms, particularly the attitude control system integrated with autonomy software. Advanced control algorithms and autonomy are increasingly necessary to enable responsiveness of fleets of vehicles to attitude constraints and object avoidance. Verus Researc ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force

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