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SBC: EXCITING TECHNOLOGY LLC Topic: AF19AT006
The imaging vibrometer development will be based on a representative Directed Energy (DE) aperture assumed to be 30 cm. This effort will provide both DE and Combat IDentification (CID), modes for relative short range DE operations, and an ISR Combat IDentification (CID) mode for operation at extended range. A combination of analytic derivations and wave optics simulations will be used to define a ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Guidestar Optical Systems, Inc. Topic: AF19AT006
Locating objects that vibrate is a way to discern potential threats and locate targets. However, current vibrometry technology typically measures only the global vibration of target and cannot create an extended spatial measurement of the vibration profile of the target. These solutions cannot identify what the target is, nor can they locate potential weak spots on the target, because they lack sp ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: TAU TECHNOLOGIES LLC Topic: AF19AT007
Efficient design, build, and test of an HEL system leverages modeling and simulation (M&S) to reduce cost and increase robustness. Designers use models to explore parameter variations and to estimate performance in conditions which cannot be tested due to physical or financial constraints. This provides significant savings in cost and time. Because live testing is so expensive, it is best used as ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: STELLAR SCIENCE LTD. CO. Topic: AF19AT007
We will deliver a new software architecture for scene generation named the Realistic Image and Neighborhood Generator (RING). Instead of being tied to a single tool, RING will provide interfaces suitable for a wide variety of image and scene rendering tools to run and interact with other codes. As an initial implementation of the interfaces, we will incorporate Stellar Scienceâ€™s powerful, f ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
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
SBC: ROCHESTER SCIENTIFIC LLC Topic: AF19AT008
Large ground-based telescopes require adaptive optics (AO) to correct for distortions introduced by atmospheric turbulence. In order to function, the AO system must track a bright point source. Although a natural star may be used, full sky coverage requires an artificial beacon created with a laser. The most common type of laser guide star (LGS) employs the mesospheric layer of sodium atoms at an ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: METRON INCORPORATED Topic: AF19AT009
The objective of this project is to develop human intelligence-inspired algorithms that exploit multi-modal sources of low and high quality data to achieve a series of objectives such as detection, localization, tracking, and classification. A Bayesian model-based hierarchical adaptive decision making (HADM) algorithm will be developed which includes multiple levels of decision making organized in ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Information Systems Laboratories, Inc. Topic: AF19AT010
Recent advances and successes of deep learning neural networks (DLNN) techniques and architectures have been well publicized over the last several years. Voluminous, high-quality and annotated training data, or trial and error in a realistic environment, is required to achieve the promised performance potential of DLNNs. Unfortunately for DoD and/or Intelligence Community (IC) applications of mult ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: OPTO-KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS INC Topic: AF19AT011
New, innovative laser spectroscopy technology will be developed for performance quantification and combustion characterization in a Rotational Detonation Rocket Engine (RDRE). The effort will push the state of the art in tunable laser absorption spectroscopy to enable fast time response diagnostics of the extreme pressure and temperature conditions of an RDRE.STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
Diagnostics for Performance Quantification and Combustion Characterization in Rotational Detonation Rocket Engine (RDRE)SBC: INNOVATIVE SCIENTIFIC SOLUTIONS INC Topic: AF19AT011
In Phase I, ISSI will design and demonstrate a laser absorption-based sensor for time-resolved measurements of combustion fuel/product concentrations (H2O, CO, CO2 and fuel) and gas temperature within the detonation channels and nozzle exit-plane of a rotating detonation rocket engine (RDRE). The goal of this STTR is to develop a single sided sensor that plugs into the outer wall of the RDRE simil ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force