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  1. Sun-Tracking Millimeter Wave Radiometer

    SBC: ATMOSPHERIC & SPACE TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES LLC            Topic: AF17CT01

    The Air Force is seeking solutions for a sun-tracking millimeter wave radiometer to measure atmospheric attenuation over a high dynamic range. The V- and W- bands have rarely been used for space communications and telemetry applications, but rapidly increasing government and commercial bandwidth needs will require future solutions within these bands. Our team, comprised of experienced scientists, ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Subspace Tracking and Manifold Learning Based Heterogeneous Data Fusion for Unexpected Event Discovery

    SBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF16AT12

    We aim to develop data-driven heterogeneous data fusion approaches for unanticipated event/target detection, which will be more robust and immune to model mismatch problems encountered by model-based approaches. Considering the low intrinsic dimensionality of the sensor data, we propose several data-level fusion approaches based on some state-of-the-art dimensionality reduction techniques. For lin ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. STAN: Scene and Target Analysis Network

    SBC: SCIENTIFIC SYSTEMS CO INC            Topic: AF18AT014

    The introduction of computer vision in precision-guided ammunition will potentially increase their targeting capabilities, in particular for moving targets such as tanks, vehicles and mobile command posts. EO/IR cameras offer a relatively inexpensive, low-SWaP payload solution which, combined with latest advances in SIMD hardware (GPUs), are finally starting to allow running sophisticated visual g ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. 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
  5. Spectrum Sensing and Sharing by Cognitive Radios in Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Systems

    SBC: Innoflight, Inc.            Topic: AF15AT23

    ABSTRACT: The next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS) in congested and contested environments is expected to exploit Spectrum Holes (SH) in order to provide uninterrupted Position Navigation and Timing (PNT) service worldwide. Innoflight has teamed with the Air Force Institute of Technologys (AFITs) Autonomy and Navigation Technology (ANT) Center to develop a system based on cognitive radi ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Space Plasma Generator for Artificial Control of Ionosphere

    SBC: Enig Associates, Inc.            Topic: AF15AT22

    ABSTRACT: Enig Associates, Inc., a small business providing advanced modeling and simulation capabilities to the DoD and DoE, is proposing an innovative and novel electrical approach, using explosive-driven flux compression generators (FCG) to convert explosive chemical energy to electromagnetic energy with very high current output and superb energy conversion efficiency and then Joule heat light ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Small Sample Size Semi-Supervised Feature Clustering for Detection and Classification of Objects and Activities in Still and Motion Multi-spectral Imagery

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: AF15AT35

    Toyon Research Corp. and the Penn State Univ. propose research and development of innovative algorithms for classifying objects and activities observed in high-dimensional data extracted from multi-sensor motion imagery. The proposed algorithms include novel feature clustering techniques to enable effective characterization of intra-class and inter-class appearance variations in datasets containin ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Small Sample Size Semi-Supervised Feature Clustering for Detection and Classification of Objects and Activities in Still and Motion Multi-spectral Ima

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: AF15AT35

    ABSTRACT: Toyon Research Corp. and the Penn State Univ. propose research and development of innovative algorithms for classifying objects and activities observed in high-dimensional data, including video and hyperspectral imagery. The proposed algorithms include novel feature clustering techniques to enable effective characterization of intra-class and inter-class appearance variations in datasets ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Simultaneous Multi-property Planar Laser Diagnostic for Hypersonic Flows

    SBC: METROLASER, INCORPORATED            Topic: AF15AT38

    ABSTRACT: An unseeded measurement technique is proposed for simultaneous spatially-resolved measurements of density, temperature, and velocity in hypersonic wind tunnel flows with the future potential for time-resolved measurement capability. A variant of filtered Rayleigh scattering (FRS) will be developed that takes advantage of unique monotonic relationships between molecular vapor cell filter ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Rydberg-atom RF Sensors for Direction Finding and Geolocation (RADARS)

    SBC: COLDQUANTA, INC.            Topic: AF17AT028

    ColdQuanta, in partnership with Dr. Zoya Popovic at the University of Colorado at Boulder, proposes to develop a three-dimensional quantum-enhanced radio-frequency (RF) signal sensor and direction finder. Our approach combines Rydberg-atom-based RF electrometry and discrete lens arrays (DLAs) of planar antennas. The DLA will serve as a Fourier optic for an incident wave, and a Rydberg-atom RF elec ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
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