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SBC: KAIROS RESEARCH LLC Topic: AF19BT001
Assess the feasibility of a novel technology which automatically generates human-understandable explanations of an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithmâ€™s decisions â€“ for example, a deep neural networkâ€™s (DNNâ€™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
Ubihere Air Force Focus Area Identified- Open Call for Science and Technology Created by Early-Stage (e.g. University) TeamsSBC: UBIHERE, INC. Topic: AF19BT001
UbiHere, a Columbus Ohio based small business, has developed, in conjunction with The Ohio State University, a unique highly capable low-cost system to address the known issues with GPS denied tracking of assets, equipment or people in indoor and outdoor operating environments. UbiHereâ€™s commercial system is comprised of an application specific electronics tag, designed by the company, whic ...STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: i2C Solutions, LLC Topic: AF12BT04
ABSTRACT: Adversarial installations, such as those housing the means for nuclear weapons production, are increasingly being constructed in heavily fortified locations and often using ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) as the construction material. As such, the U.S. Air Force has considerable interest in further developments of ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) to maintain an advantage o ...STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: MATRIX RESEARCH INC Topic: AF12BT05
ABSTRACT: It is well known that wind turbine clutter (WTC) presents a significant challenge to detecting targets in civilian and military applications. The large radar cross section (RCS) of wind turbines, combined with their significant range of Doppler spread, make traditional clutter mitigation techniques effectively useless. The objective of this Phase I effort is to develop a physically con ...STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: MATRIX RESEARCH INC Topic: AF12BT06
ABSTRACT: The objective of this effort is to develop innovative methods for deriving a sparse set of physical target features that can be used for exploitation of air to ground signature data collected from sensor systems including electro-optical, infrared, and laser radar. Current classification methods require near exact replication of the original imaging parameters, or extensive modeling in ...STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Five Focal LLC Topic: AF12BT06
ABSTRACT: Feature extraction and target recognition suffer from a lack of a reliable model for both exploitable target features and the electromagnetic signature they possess. Signature data are often hard to interpret and invert to recover the target robustly. Bayesian learning approaches to statistical pattern recognition are based on the use of training sets of inputs and outputs, a data mode ...STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Quasonix, LLC Topic: AF12BT07
ABSTRACT: The overall program objective is to utilize the best available technologies to successfully develop the concept and design of a state of the art C-Band telemetry transmitter that meets or exceeds the performance qualification parameters and size constraints detailed in the AF12-BT07 solicitation. Specifically, the objective of the entire two-phase program is to develop, test, and deliv ...STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc. Topic: AF12BT08
ABSTRACT: Terahertz (THz) spectroscopies offer unmatched non-contact probing of low-energy excitations underlying electronic transport and magnetism in a wide range of novel materials. To-date, expensive and complex THz Time Domain Spectroscopy (THz-TDS) systems are the most common THz source used in these studies. Lower cost, continuous wave (CW-THz) spectroscopy systems can offer comparable per ...STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC. Topic: AF12BT09
ABSTRACT: Barron Associates Inc. proposes development of a Game-based AutonoMy-Enabled Response (GAMER) system for spacecraft protection. The effort extends leading-edge research in dynamic games to enable autonomous defensive response to space threats. GAMER introduces a hierarchical approach that enables multiple satellites to work together towards a common protection strategy in an evolving en ...STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: OPTICAL SCIENCES CORPORATION Topic: AF12BT10
ABSTRACT: Optical Sciences Corporation (OSC) and the University of Alabama in Huntsville"s Center for Applied Optics (UAH/CAO) will demonstrate the feasibility and present a plan for developing optical instrumentation for the monitoring, mitigation, and removal of cryodeposits accumulated on optical and mechanical surfaces in cryogenic-vacuum radiometric calibration chambers. OSC will investigat ...STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force