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SBC: INFOBEYOND TECHNOLOGY LLC Topic: AF13AT02
ABSTRACT: Due to scarcity of spectrum, Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) becomes a needed technology to improve the utilization of electromagnetic spectrum for DoD satellite communication. However, current DSA approaches are developed for terrestrial communications without addressing the unique challenges for SATCOM environments such as error-prone spectrum sensing, high mobility, and large coverage. ...STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Topic: AF13AT02
ABSTRACT: Intelligent Automation Inc. proposes to design a robust decision making and dynamic spectrum access (DSA) system for satellite communications under uncertainty. Our system integrates various types of uncertainty caused by environment, regulation, uncontrollable user effects, and prediction. We will first develop methods to quantify the uncertainty by either individual observation or col ...STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: INFOBEYOND TECHNOLOGY LLC Topic: AF13AT08
ABSTRACT: Coordinating and sharing information across multi-level security (MLS) networks are of great interest in many military applications. However, it is very challenging to accomplish those goals due to the heterogeneous security classifications of different network domains. The recent proposed cross-domain solutions (CDS) provide initial steps to make such applications possible. However, th ...STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC. Topic: AF13AT10
ABSTRACT: Advances in large scale visual sensors enable (near) real time acquisition of imagery data over wide urban surveillance areas. Data collected by such sensors, such as the wide area motion imagery (WAMI) systems, however poses computational challenges to existing visual analysis algorithms. Among many tasks, tracking multiple moving target indicators (MTI) is of fundamental importance si ...STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Topic: AF13AT14
ABSTRACT: We propose a comprehensive Risk Assessment of Disclosure via Automated Reasoning (RADAR) system. This system will leverage and advance various theoretical models in statistical inference (e.g., probe selection and posterior estimation) and information theory (e.g., entropy approach) to obtain a set of analytical tools for information disclosure analysis. These tools are integrated into ...STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: MINERVA SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGIES LLC Topic: AF15AT17
ABSTRACT: Speech recognition technology is in wide use today and has been successfully integrated in a number of applications. Most of these applications require a microphone located near the talker. However, when a distant microphone is used where the speaker is at some distance from the microphone as in a hands-free communication, or in a meeting room, there is a major problem with the captured ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: COMBUSTION SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, INC. Topic: AF15AT19
ABSTRACT: The hydrocarbon-fueled scramjet is capable of providing hypersonic air-breathing propulsion for high-speed applications. The effective operation of high-speed air-breathing engines (ram- and scram-jets) over a wide range of flow parameters (velocity and altitude) is one of the most technically difficult challenges in the design of hypersonic vehicles. The most promising approach to overc ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: COMBUSTION SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, INC. Topic: AF15AT21
ABSTRACT: The need for improved performance of liquid rocket engines requires efficient wall cooling technologies to mitigate high heat fluxes from hot combustion gases to the engine wall in the thrust chamber. High heat fluxes to the chamber liners can be overcome by fuel film cooling (FFC) of the inside chamber using the liquid propellant. Moreover, the thermal cracking of the fuel creates coke ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Applied Research LLC Topic: AF15AT27
ABSTRACT: Our main objective in this project is to propose a novel Structured Sparse Priors for Target Recognition (SSPTR) system and to demonstrate that discriminative applications such as data clustering or target detection, tracking, and classification can be solved effectively and directly on the compressed measurement domain without the need to recover the original data. Our proposed sparse-r ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Topic: AF14AT09
ABSTRACT: Current methods for inspecting the external surface of manned and unmanned low-observable (LO) aircraft are time consuming and error prone. Technology that can reduce inspection times and minimize human error will benefit the Air Force by significantly increasing aircraft reliability and availability while reducing lifecycle maintenance costs. To address this need, Intelligent Automat ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force