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  1. Volumetric Wavefront Sensing for the Characterization of Distributed-Volume Aberrations

    SBC: Guidestar Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: AF18AT006

    Modern Directed Energy (DE) missions require target engagements at low elevation angles and long ranges.These engagement geometries require propagation through distributed-volume turbulence. To correct for distributed-volume turbulence effects, an estimation of the turbulence along the propagation path is required. Correcting for these image aberrations will improve the quality of the target image ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Complex Object Reflectance Characterization System (CORCS)

    SBC: NUTRONICS, INC.            Topic: AF18AT007

    Nutronics, Inc. and Montana State University propose to develop a method for characterization of the full Mueller matrix for reflective scattering from a test object. The Complex Object Reflectance Characterization System (CORCS) will initially be designed for laboratory use and characterization of test objects by active imaging to measure both the Mueller Matrix and the target depth associated wi ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Mechanically Static High Speed 3-D Optical/Digital Holographic Polarimeter

    SBC: POLARIS SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: AF18AT007

    Phase I of this effort involves the creation of a comprehensive end-to-end model of a novel holographic polarimeter.The polarimeter that can be constructed based on our model will be able to determine the full polarization properties (Mueller matrix elements) of scattering, reflecting and absorbing media as a function of the materials depth.Unlike previous attempts, this system will be a real-time ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Anisotropic Property Manipulation of Selective Laser Melted GRCop-84

    SBC: SPECIAL AEROSPACE SERVICES            Topic: AF18AT009

    In partnership with the Colorado School of Mines Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies and with support from the Johns Hopkins University Energetic Research Group, Special Aerospace Services will provide the Air Force with characterization of fully dense Selective Laser Melted GRCop-84 subjected to a variety of manipulations that affect key performance metrics for regene ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Carbon NanotubeCopper Composite as Electron Emitter for Passive Spacecraft Discharging

    SBC: CFD RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: AF18AT011

    This SBIR project will develop and demonstrate efficient electron emitter based on carbon nanotubecopper (CNT-Cu) composite for passive discharging of spacecraft in plasma environment. A spacecraft moving through harsh plasma environment collects electrons, which leads to the spacecraft charging up to several kilovolts. High voltage between different parts of the spacecraft can ignite arcing, whic ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. High Temperature Materials for Hypersonic Radomes and Antennas

    SBC: AMERICAN TECHNICAL COATINGS, INC.            Topic: AF18AT013

    The advancement of flight vehicles, including hypersonic vehicles, requires increased performance from RF shielding material capable of withstanding the dynamic and thermal loads of the vehicle while maintaining RF performance.Efforts conducted as a response to this program will develop and characterize material for use as radomes and conformal apertures of flight vehicles and other extreme enviro ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Application of Hierarchical Memory Models to Automatic Target Recognition Modeling and Simulation

    SBC: NOVATEUR RESEARCH SOLUTIONS LLC            Topic: AF18AT014

    This SBIR Phase I project proposes a visual processing system for automated target recognition. Inspired by biological vision systems and hierarchical memory models, the proposed system is capable of learning hierarchical invariant features from unlabeled data that are independent of object labels. The model exploits these learned features to create hierarchical representations of target memories ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Compact Surface Mount Tuning Component for Tunable Filter Applications

    SBC: Nuvotronics, LLC            Topic: AF18AT015

    As the frequency spectrum gets more congested, chances of harmful interference become an issue.Enemies can intentionally jam or desensitize receivers in battle critical electronic warfare systems.A tunable band stop filter with wide tuning range is required to instantaneously adapt and reject such malicious interference.Nuvotronics will collaborate with UC Davis in this STTR to bring MEMS based tu ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
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