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  1. AgileBeam Reconfigurable Free Space Optical Communication System

    SBC: SA PHOTONICS, LLC            Topic: AF18AT010

    Free Space Optical (FSO) communication systems provide many benefits for satellite communications, including high data rates and low Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) compared to traditional RF communication systems.Additionally, FSO systems operate without RF emissions and are inherently immune to RF interference and jamming.The narrow optical beams and small Field-of-View of the optical receivers al ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Miniaturized Optical WDM Transmitter/Transceiver

    SBC: FREEDOM PHOTONICS LLC            Topic: AF18AT010

    The objective of this program is to develop, demonstrate and implement a low reconfigurable, reliable Free Space Optical (FSO) link supporting high bandwidth communications for satellite to satellite or satellite to ground communication. The FSO Transceiver (Transmitter/Receiver) to be implemented will be small Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C) such that it can be easily carried by compact spa ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Diamond Cathode Coating for Spacecraft Charge Mitigation

    SBC: PHYSICAL SCIENCES INC.            Topic: AF18AT011

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes the development of a composite laminate cathode coating based largely on consumer off the shelf (COTS) industrial materials functionalized to possess a low work function, negative electron affinity surface. The cathode coating is applicable to any surface of a spacecraft, regardless of shape or material, and allows passive one wire operation for spacecraft cha ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. 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
  5. HASLOC: Hierarchical And-Or Structures forLocalization and Object Recognition

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: AF18AT014

    Target detection and recognition is a challenging problem because of changes in appearance, viewing direction, occlusion and other covariates. Systems that can accurately and efficiently detect and track objects can provide several benefits in surveillance, monitoring and other applications. As part of this effort, we propose to develop a robust learning-based approach to detect, track and recogni ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Orientation-patterned Semiconductor Crystals with Low Insertion Loss and High Resistance to Laser Damage

    SBC: PHYSICAL SCIENCES INC.            Topic: AF18AT016

    The Air Force needs tunable laser systems with high average power in the mid-infrared region of the spectrum for military applications including defense against heat-seeking missiles.Currently-fieldedlaser systems, based on nonlinear frequency conversion in periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN), have limited optical power at wavelengths between 4 m and 5 m because of intrinsic absorption in th ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Situational Awareness for Mission Critical Ship Systems using Probabilistic Knowledge Graph

    SBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: N18AT009

    This effort proposes to develop situational awareness methodologies for mission critical ship system based on the state-of-the-art probabilistic knowledge graph (KG) and deep learning. The proposed KG approach can incorporate various data fusion technologies for analysis of unstructured data (text, images, etc.) and structured data (signal feeds, database items, etc.) for automated decision suppor ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Nondestructive Evaluator for Polymer Ablatives (NEPAL)

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: N18AT011

    Materials for thermal protection are required to protect structural components of space vehicles during the re-entry stage, missile launching systems, and solid rocket motors (SRMs). Polymer resins that have high char retention (e.g., phenolic resins) are the most common matrices in the composite materials for rigid thermal protection systems (TPSs) due to their tunable density, lower cost, and hi ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Rapid Identification of Effects of Defects within Metal Additive Manufacturing (RIED-AM)

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: N18AT013

    Additive manufacturing (AM) systems, especially metal AM, bring revolutionary capabilities, but suffer from a lack of understanding of the defects that exist within the components. In this research, based on selective experimental study and numerical simulations, we will develop an empirical database of defects and their effects on mechanical properties using Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) technol ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. An Integrated Materials Informatics/Sequential Learning Framework to Predict the Effects of Defects in Metals Additive Manufacturing

    SBC: Citrine Informatics, Inc.            Topic: N18AT013

    In this project, Citrine Informatics and the ADAPT Center at the Colorado School of Mines propose to build an informatics-driven system to understand the effects of defects in additive manufactured parts. The entire history of each sample will be captured on this system; from specific printing parameters and details of precursor materials through to part characterizations and performance measureme ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
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