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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Plasmonic Infrared Scene Projector

    SBC: TRUVENTIC LLC            Topic: AF17AT022

    Truventic proposes to design, build and characterize a 5x5 array of fully functional MEMS-based plasmonic infrared scene projector pixels which operate at multiple wavelengths to support hardware-in-the-loop testing of missile seekers, forward looking IR cameras (FLIR), counter measure simulation and tracking systems. The approach avoids known limitations of resistive arrays and provides high dyna ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. KHz-MHz Rate Laser-Based Tracking of Particles and Product Gases for Multiphase Blast

    SBC: SPECTRAL ENERGIES LLC            Topic: AF17AT020

    The overall goal of the proposed research program is to develop a ruggedized imaging system capable of visualization and analysis of the particle field and product gases in a multiphase blast. This will be accomplished by combining kHz-MHz-rate burst-mode laser technology with tomographic particle field velocimetry (PFV) and new nonlinear particle tracking methods to resolve dense particle fields. ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. High speed, multispectral, linear polarization display

    SBC: POLARIS SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: AF17AT021

    To understand how insects and crustaceans sense and process light fields, researchers need a projection system that provides realistic wide field of view (FOV), high-speed imagery from UV to red (320-650nm) that includes polarization control. Insects and crustaceans have vastly different visual acuity and wavelength response from humans. In addition, some can sense polarization. Therefore, commerc ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Plasmonic Metamaterial Approach to Infrared Scene Projection

    SBC: PLASMONICS INC            Topic: AF17AT022

    As both the response speed and sensitivity of thermal imagers have improved significantly over recent years, new IRSP systems are needed to provide greater dynamic range and faster response speeds. Addressing these issues, as well as producing a cost effective and modular IRSP system will be critical for providing quality scene projection for the next generation of infrared imagers. To address the ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
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