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  1. Game-based AutonoMy-Enabled Response (GAMER)

    SBC: BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: AF12BT09

    ABSTRACT: Barron Associates Inc. proposes development of a Game-based AutonoMy-Enabled Response (GAMER) system for spacecraft protection. The effort extends leading-edge research in dynamic games to enable autonomous defensive response to space threats. GAMER introduces a hierarchical approach that enables multiple satellites to work together towards a common protection strategy in an evolving en ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Biologically-inspired integrated vision systems

    SBC: Tanner Research, Inc.            Topic: AF12BT03

    ABSTRACT: Tanner Research, Inc., in collaboration with University of Maryland, will determine feasibility and plan for development of technology based on insect visual sensing and processing, which will integrate three modes related to navigation and guidance: motion detection from imaging sensing; polarization sensing and processing to implement a celestial compass; and ocellar sensing and proce ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Exploitable Physics for Recognition and Classification

    SBC: MATRIX RESEARCH INC            Topic: AF12BT06

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this effort is to develop innovative methods for deriving a sparse set of physical target features that can be used for exploitation of air to ground signature data collected from sensor systems including electro-optical, infrared, and laser radar. Current classification methods require near exact replication of the original imaging parameters, or extensive modeling in ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Adaptive multi-sensor wide area situational awareness system- MP 85-12

    SBC: METRON INCORPORATED            Topic: AF12BT14

    ABSTRACT: Existing machine learning algorithms have difficulty using all available data about a problem. This STTR will develop a new algorithm that can make full use of all available data, whether that data is labeled or not, and even when some data types or data resolutions are not available during operation. BENEFIT: This STTR will develop a novel machine learning algorithm for reasoning abo ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Terahertz Frequency Materials Testing at Cryogenic Temperatures and in High Magnetic Fields

    SBC: Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.            Topic: AF12BT08

    ABSTRACT: Terahertz (THz) spectroscopies offer unmatched non-contact probing of low-energy excitations underlying electronic transport and magnetism in a wide range of novel materials. To-date, expensive and complex THz Time Domain Spectroscopy (THz-TDS) systems are the most common THz source used in these studies. Lower cost, continuous wave (CW-THz) spectroscopy systems can offer comparable per ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. A High Performance and Cost Effective Ultra High Performance Concrete

    SBC: i2C Solutions, LLC            Topic: AF12BT04

    ABSTRACT: Adversarial installations, such as those housing the means for nuclear weapons production, are increasingly being constructed in heavily fortified locations and often using ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) as the construction material. As such, the U.S. Air Force has considerable interest in further developments of ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) to maintain an advantage o ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Innovations in Physical Modeling and Statistical Exploitation of Electromagnetic Target Signatures

    SBC: Five Focal LLC            Topic: AF12BT06

    ABSTRACT: Feature extraction and target recognition suffer from a lack of a reliable model for both exploitable target features and the electromagnetic signature they possess. Signature data are often hard to interpret and invert to recover the target robustly. Bayesian learning approaches to statistical pattern recognition are based on the use of training sets of inputs and outputs, a data mode ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Compact, Low-Cost THz Test System

    SBC: SA PHOTONICS, LLC            Topic: AF12BT08

    ABSTRACT: There has been a growing interest and increased R & D activities in applying THz technology to biomedical, security, communications and science/manufacturing imaging, etc. However, even with all these research activities, there are very limited choices of test and measurement instruments in the THz range. Despite wide availability of RF/microwave (below THz) and optical (above THz) netw ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Biologically-inspired Integrated Vision System

    SBC: SPECTRAL IMAGING LABORATORY            Topic: AF12BT03

    ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force has a need to develop a new class of advanced, wide field of view (WFOV) imaging sensors that sample the radiation field in multiple modes: spectral, temporal, polarization, and detailed object shape. These multimodal sensors are to be deployed on high altitude drones to enhance their intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. Smaller versio ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Biomimetic Integrated Optical Sensor Systems

    SBC: Luminit LLC            Topic: AF12BT03

    ABSTRACT: To address the Air Force"s need for a novel advanced imaging sensor concept that samples all of the information in the radiation field, taking inspiration from biological systems, Luminit proposes to develop a new Biomimetic Integrated Optical Sensor (BIOS) system. The system will be based on the unique integration of a wide field-of-view (FOV) miniature staring multi-aperture compound ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
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