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  1. Hybrid DNN-based Transfer Learning and CNN-based Supervised Learning for Object Recognition in Multi-modal Infrared Imagery

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: 1

    On this effort Toyon Research Corp. and The Pennsylvania State University are developing deep learning-based algorithms for object recognition and new class discovery in look-down infrared (IR) imagery. Our approach involves the development of a hybrid classifier that exploits both transfer learning and semi-supervised paradigms in order to maintain good generalization accuracy, especially when li ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. Algorithms for Look-down Infrared Target Exploitation

    SBC: SIGNATURE RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: 1

    Signature Research, Inc. (SGR) and Michigan Technological University (MTU) propose a Phase I STTR effort to develop a learning algorithm which exploits the spatio-spectral characteristics inherent within IR imagery and motion imagery.Our archive of modelled and labeled data sets will allow our team to thoroughly capture the variable elements that will drive machine learning performance.The overall ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. High Quantum Efficiency Uni-Traveling-Carrier Photodiode for Optical to Microwave Transduction

    SBC: FREEDOM PHOTONICS LLC            Topic: 29d

    Modern quantum information systems employ optical photons for long distance communication, operating at ambient temperature, between microwave cavities, which house microwave photons used in quantum computing and microwave detection. These optical photons, carried by fiber-optic or free-space links, offer a low-cost, uncooled alternative to bulky, expensive microwave coaxial cables, which are loss ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  4. Plasma Catalyst Coupling for Improved Conversion of Methane to Liquids

    SBC: HIFUNDA LLC            Topic: 22c

    The discovery of large shale gas reserves in recent years has resulted in the reduction of natural gas price and a need to develop new applications for the available resource. Upgrading shale gas to liquid fuels which are more easily transportable and have greater economic value can result in significant benefits to the US. Coupled with this challenging problem the DOE has a goal of further develo ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  5. High Power Ceramic Disk Lasers with Gradient Doping Made by Direct Ink Writing

    SBC: RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES, INC.            Topic: 25c

    The power output of the high power lasers used in physics research is limited by the materials available for making the gain media in the laser. Future increases in power will require new and better materials. Operation at high power creates great thermal stresses that can lead to effects such as birefringence, thermal lensing or even physical fracture damage to the host itself. Effective cooling ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  6. Domestication of the microalga Scenedesmus obliquus for biomass feedstock production

    SBC: MICROBIO ENGINEERING INC            Topic: 08c

    To advance a strong and economical biofuels and bioproducts industry, tools are needed for breeding microalgae to improve phenotypes of commercial interest, including biomass yield, culture stability, harvestability, and accumulation of valuable compounds. This project aims to increase biomass feedstock yields by the phototrophic green alga Scenedesmus obliquus by using classical breeding approach ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  7. Development of a breeding system in Chlamydomonas moewusii for improved production strains

    SBC: GLOBAL ALGAE INNOVATIONS, INC            Topic: 08c

    For economically viable large-scale production of microalgae based food and biofuel to become a reality, significant improvements in algal productivity need to be achieved. With current regulatory guidelines, large scale outdoor cultivation of microalgae for these products restricts the use of transgenic algal strains, which in the laboratory, have thus far been the primary strategy taken to effec ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  8. Low-Cost Hybrid Plasmonic and Photonic "Campanile" Near-Field Probes by Nanoimprint Lithography

    SBC: Abeam Technologies Inc.            Topic: 07a

    Near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM) is a powerful and unique approach to characterize the chemical, physical and potentially biochemical properties of materials with the nanometer scale resolution in real-time. A key element for NSOM systems that combine optical spectroscopy with scanning probe microscopy, is the actual probe itself. While many commercial vendors offer off-the-shelf meta ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  9. Development of a superconducting RF flipper

    SBC: ADELPHI TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: 08a

    A recent report by the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee entitled “Challenges at the Frontiers of Matter and Energy” pointed to the need to better understand hierarchical and heterogeneous materials, often at the mesoscopic scale. Such structures can be studied by x-ray and neutron scattering techniques, but they do not generally yield narrow signals in momentum or energy space. The nat ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  10. High temporal and spatial resolution measurement of hydrometeor mass for automated assessment of precipitation rate and type

    SBC: PARTICLE FLUX ANALYTICS INC            Topic: 07a

    The Particle Flux Analytics Inc. (PFA) Multi Angle Snowake Camera (MASC) has been operating at the DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Oliktok Point site since 2015, providing the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program community with unprecedented information about hydrometeor shape, size, and fallspeed. However, no technology currently exists for completing the critically needed suite of dat ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
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