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SBC: UTOPIACOMPRESSION,CORPORATION Topic: AF15AT34
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are increasingly seen as a cornerstone in developing the future Defense infrastructure and it is critical that they collaborate efficiently and execute complex missions in denied environments. Although great progress has been made in GPS-denied navigation, the target handoff problem in GPS-denied environments has not been extensively studied. In this problem, a trac ...STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: ATMOSPHERIC & SPACE TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES LLC Topic: AF17CT01
The Air Force is seeking solutions for a sun-tracking millimeter wave radiometer to measure atmospheric attenuation over a high dynamic range. The V- and W- bands have rarely been used for space communications and telemetry applications, but rapidly increasing government and commercial bandwidth needs will require future solutions within these bands. Our team, comprised of experienced scientists, ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: PROSENSING INC. Topic: AF17CT01
This Phase I STTR proposal describes the development of a dual frequency millimeter-wave sun tracking radiometer designed to measure total atmospheric attenuation from ground level to the top of the atmosphere.The suns brightness temperature, which is on the order of 10,000K at millimeter-wavelengths, provides an ideal background reference allowing high dynamic range estimation of total atmospheri ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: APPLIED DEFENSE SOLUTIONS, INC. Topic: AF17CT02
This is a prototype system that will take raw observation data, detect and characterize maneuvers, and use reinforcement learning to understand and react to evasive RSO behaviors in near real time. This will provide a framework to evaluate autonomous behavior strategies, such a safety, effectiveness, and robustness to manipulation. This work will enable surveillance operators to distinguish betwee ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
Adaptive Markov Inference Game Optimization (AMIGO) for Rapid Discovery of Evasive Satellite BehaviorsSBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC. Topic: AF17CT02
Space superiority requires space protection and space situational awareness (SSA), which rely on rapid and accurate space object behavioral and operational intent discovery. The focus of this project is to develop a stochastic approach for rapid discovery of evasive satellite behaviors. Designing the innovative decision support tool has numerous challenges: (i) partial observable actions; (ii) eva ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Data Fusion & Neural Networks, LLC Topic: AF17CT02
The DF&NN team has significant experience in delivering Space Domain Awareness tools. These tools will be applied to 2 years of GEO ephemeris data of active satellites at DF&NN. The RDESB prototype will reduce the risk in rapidly discovering the behavioral patterns of potentially evasive and/or ambiguous active resident space objects. RDESB will detect non-Keplerian behavior in ephemeris data for ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: APPLIED DEFENSE SOLUTIONS, INC. Topic: AF17CT05
In response to the challenges described in AF173-CT05, Applied Defense Solutions (ADS) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) (equivalently, the ADS Team) propose to research and develop innovative validation and verification (V&V) algorithms for spacecraft GN&C. The ADS Team is unique in that it brings operational flight GN&C software experience (ADS) with cutting edge research on algorithm V&V ( ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: SPECTRAL MOLECULAR IMAGING, INC. Topic: AF15AT12
Liquid Crystal Arrayed Microcavities (LCAM) are a new hyperspectral technology initiated by collaboration among Spectral Molecular Imaging, Advanced Microcavity Sensors and Montana State University Spectrum Laboratory.At the core of this revolutionary technology lie picoliter volume optical cavities that exploit liquid crystal birefringence for tuning an effective cavity length.During a Phase I on ...STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: MINERVA SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGIES LLC Topic: AF15AT17
Automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology is in wide use today and has been successfully integrated into a number of applications. Although there are also many potential applications for automatic speaker identification (SID), SID accuracy rates are generally not sufficient for widespread use in practical applications. For high accuracy ASR and SID, the microphone must be located near the talk ...STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Enig Associates, Inc. Topic: AF15AT22
Enig Associates, Inc., a small business providing advanced modeling and simulation capabilities to the DoD and DoE, is proposing an innovative and novel electrical approach, using explosive-driven flux compression generators to Joule heat light metal load in sub millisecond time scale from a solid metal state to a first ionization plasma state going through multi-phase transitions to generate an a ...STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force