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  1. Evaluation of High Performance Computing Enabled Multiple-Target Tracking Based on Massive Parallelism for Urban Surveillance Areas

    SBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF13AT10

    ABSTRACT: Threat detection of people, vehicles, and others as well as person-vehicle interactions (dismounts) of possible malicious intent are difficult problems due to the complexity of the problem space. The wide area motion imagery (WAMI) systems aid analysts to track and identify dismounts, but typically produce an overwhelmingly large amount of information. The large scale data input challeng ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Routing for IP based Satellite Ad-Hoc Networks

    SBC: SEAKR ENGINEERING, LLC            Topic: AF11BT12

    The SEAKR team proposes to continue development of the advanced protocol routing system begun in the Phase I effort, to reduce risk toward a flight deployable system for SATCOM assets such as Iridium NEXT. SEAKRs development of the Iridium NEXT modem...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Embedded Sensors for Flight Test (Every Aircraft a Test Aircraft)

    SBC: NEXTGEN AERONAUTICS, INC.            Topic: AF14AT01

    Increasing system capabilities in terms of weapon systems, ISR payloads, GNC, etc., enabled by smaller and more capable electronics systems have led to a trend for overall size reduction in military aircraft. This has resulted in a reduction in the avail...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Reverberation Mitigation of Speech

    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
  5. Active Control of a Scramjet Engine

    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
  6. Prediction and Measurement of the Soot Build-Up in Film-Cooled Rocket Engines

    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
  7. Passive Radiometry Based Aerial Navigation

    SBC: OPTO-KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS INC            Topic: AF15AT26

    ABSTRACT: The sensor system requirements for image based navigation that uses passive millimeter wave imaging radiometry will be established based on existing RelNav and AbsNav algorithms that were demonstrated to work in multi-modal imagery. Existing flight data will be used to simulate the PMMW imagery for these tests. A preliminary design of such a PMMW system will be created. Under Phase-II th ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. High Performance and Novel Target Recognition Algorithm in the Sparse Measurement Space

    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
  9. Small Sample Size Semi-Supervised Feature Clustering for Detection and Classification of Objects and Activities in Still and Motion Multi-spectral Ima

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: AF15AT35

    ABSTRACT: Toyon Research Corp. and the Penn State Univ. propose research and development of innovative algorithms for classifying objects and activities observed in high-dimensional data, including video and hyperspectral imagery. The proposed algorithms include novel feature clustering techniques to enable effective characterization of intra-class and inter-class appearance variations in datasets ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. EX-SCAN: Autonomous Inspection System for Aircraft Surface Coatings

    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
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