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  1. Open Call for Science and Technology Created by Early-Stage (e.g. University) Teams

    SBC: KAIROS RESEARCH LLC            Topic: AF19BT001

    Assess the feasibility of a novel technology which automatically generates human-understandable explanations of an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm’s decisions – for example, a deep neural network’s (DNN’s) classification decisions. Our technology, called EMERALD (Explainable Machine Reasoning through the Application of Linked Data), is designed to improve trust a ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Operating System Mechanisms for Many-Core Systems

    SBC: SECURBORATION, INC.            Topic: OSD11T04

    In the Phase I portion of this STTR, Securboration and renowned multicore expert Dr. Frank Mueller from North Carolina State University designed, developed, and benchmarked the proof-of-concept Pico-kernel Adaptive and Scalable Operating-system (PICASO) for many-core architectures. The Securboration Team took a scientific, experimentation-based approach to identifying and resolving shortcomings wi ...

    STTR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Operational Outer Zone Energetic Charged Particle Model

    SBC: ADVANCED RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: AF17CT03

    Earths outer radiation belt, which consists of electrons with hundreds of keV to MeV energies, is a highly dynamic and driven environment.The large variations in electron flux, if unaccounted for, can cause satellites that travel through this complex region to experience anomalous behavior ranging from temporary satellite outages due to electrostatic discharge events in system electronics to poten ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Operational Outer Zone Energetic Charged Particle Model

    SBC: SPACE SCIENCES INNOVATIONS INC            Topic: AF17CT03

    The goal of the proposed work is to provide the Air Force with a state-of-the-art model of the outer zone energetic charged particles, including data assimilation capabilities. The UCLA-developed Versatile Electron Radiation Belt (VERB) model will be optimized for various measurements obtained on various satellite orbits by different instruments. We will transfer VERB code to SSI, test and validat ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Operational Outer Zone Energetic Charged Particle Model

    SBC: SPACE SCIENCES INNOVATIONS INC            Topic: AF17CT03

    Near-Earth space environment is hazardous to satellites. This harsh particle radiation can penetrate protective shielding, accumulate in sensitive materials and can damage even well shielded electronic components causing temporary malfunctions or a complete system/mission loss. The goal of the proposed work is to provide the Air Force with a state-of-the-art model of the outer zone energetic elect ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Optimization of Sodium Guide Star Return using Polarization and/or Modulation Control

    SBC: APPLIED OPTIMIZATION, INC.            Topic: AF19AT008

    The research objective of the proposed work is to increase the efficiency of the laser return of a Sodium Guide Star Laser (SGSL) reflected off the sodium layer for increased reliability and applicability of the artificial guide star technique. During Phase I, we will demonstrate the concept of maximizing the SGSL signal returns using numerical simulations that account for the effects of atmospher ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Optimized Drying of Nano sized anisotropic particles in suspensions to improved aerosol dispersions.

    SBC: Electrodynamic Applications Inc            Topic: A09AT021

    The US Army has underscored the importance of developing more effective obscurant material for shielding US soldiers and their equipment from visible, microwave, and infrared observation. Current separation techniques tend to allow the nano-particles to agglomerate at higher density than desired for efficient obscurant devices. ElectroDynamic Applications, Inc. (EDA) in partnership with the Univ ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Optimized High Performance Stainless Steel Powder for Selective Laser Melting Additive Manufacturing (AM)

    SBC: SHEPRA, INC.            Topic: N16AT007

    Stainless steel is a vital component of many air, land and sea systems that support the Navy warfighter. In particular, 17-4 precipitation hardened stainless steel, (17-4 PH SS) with its extrodinary combination of strength, ductility, high temperature performance and corrosion resistance plays an important role in supporting the warfighter. When processed conventionally, 17-4 PH SS typical exhibit ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. OPTOFLUIDIC WAVEGUIDES FOR RECONFIGURABLE PHOTONIC SYSTEMS

    SBC: Illuminaria LLC            Topic: AF08T024

    In this Phase I STTR, Illuminaria, in collaboration with Professor Erickson’s Laboratory at Cornell University, designed and developed a practical liquid based reconfigurable photonic device photonic switch using low voltage microfluidic pumps and microfabricated optofluidic waveguides. Briefly, the basic element of this approach comprises a stream of high index of refraction liquid (core) micr ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Out-of-Oven Aerospace Composites

    SBC: CORNERSTONE RESEARCH GROUP INC            Topic: N18BT031

    Large aerospace composite structures currently require autoclaves and ovens to achieve desired performance which are expensive to purchase, costly to operate, and often limit part size and production rate. Ovens and autoclaves rely on convective heating which is inefficient, consumes large amounts of energy, and can be difficult to predict. Alternative cure processes using external heaters or hot ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
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